This article is part of our DraftKings NBA series.
We're back Sunday with another four-game NBA main slate. With three set to tip off before 7 p.m. EDT, we've once again got less games to deal with in the evening.
Cleveland and Washington start at 7 while Sacramento and Golden State conclude things at 10. Bucks/Hawks and Magic/Pacers are the two games in between.
No game really stands out from the rest to me today, although the late contest offers the highest total at 231. We've already got injury news on several key players, so that will likely have a bigger impact on the slate than any matchup today.
Let's go ahead and get into the breakdown that will hopefully bring you success:
Injury News to Monitor
Collin Sexton, CLE (concussion)/Status: OUT
Rui Hachimura, WAS (knee)/Status: OUT
Hachimura is set to miss his fourth consecutive game due to a knee injury. In addition, Deni Avdija (ankle) suffered a season-ending injury on Wednesday. Look for both Anthony Gill and Davis Bertans to benefit.
Trae Young, ATL (ankle)/Status: OUT
Clint Capela, ATL (back)/Status: QUESTIONABLE
Capela missed Friday's game with a back injury and his status is once again in question. If he misses again, Onyeka Okongwu will likely start.
Domantas Sabonis, IND (back)/Status: QUESTIONABLE
Sabonis has sat the past three with a back injury and it's possible he misses a fourth. Myles Turner (toe) is also out and Goga Bitadze (ankle) is questionable. If all three are gone, Oshae Brissett and Doug McDermott look like great value.
De'Aaron Fox, SAC (health and safety protocols)/Status: OUT
Fox had been on a tear of late, but will unfortunately be forced to miss the next 10-14 days due to the league's health and safety protocols. In his absence, Tyrese Haliburton and Delon Wright should benefit.
Other injury news to monitor:
De'Andre Hunter, ATL (knee)/Status: OUT
Cam Reddish, ATL (Achilles)/Status: OUT
Michael Carter-Williams, ORL (ankle)/Status: OUT
Otto Porter Jr., ORL (foot)/Status: OUT
James Ennis, ORL (calf)/Status: QUESTIONABLE
Jeremy Lamb, IND (knee)/Status: QUESTIONABLE
Kent Bazemore, GS (health and safety protocols)/Status: OUT
Westbrook has been killing it of late, most recently putting up 71.8 DraftKings points against Oklahoma City. He's scored 60 or more fantasy points in five of his last seven outings. Even at this salary, Westbrook is the safest bet of these choices.
Antetokounmpo faces a great matchup against Atlanta, but the game could quickly turn into a blowout with Trae Young out and Clint Capela questionable. Curry will need to have a monster shooting game to pay off his salary, but that is possible any given night for the league's top shooter.
At this point, we can routinely expect Westbrook to be chalk on any slate he plays in.
Oshae Brissett, IND at ORL ($4,800)
If Sabonis misses again, then Brissett is too undervalued. The Pacers' frontcourt is injured all over, resulting in Brissett playing 42 and 38 minutes in Indiana's past two games and posting double-doubles in both. If Sabonis is in, you can look elsewhere. But if not, then you'd be taking a huge risk by fading Brissett.
Tyrese Haliburton, SAC at GS ($6,200)
Haliburton will start at point guard for Sacramento with De'Aaron Fox sidelined and gets a matchup with high-flying Golden State. The rookie is averaging 1.1 DraftKings points per minute with Fox off the floor. Haliburton should see more assists and in general have the ball in his hands a lot more. Moreover, his salary isn't yet adjusted for the fact Fox is out. This is the lowest you're going to get Haliburton while that is the case, so take advantage.
Davis Bertans, WAS vs. CLE ($5,100)
Bertans could see around 30 minutes today with Rui Hachimura out. He played 22 in a blowout against Oklahoma City on Friday. Bertans offers potential to hit 30 fantasy points and has to be considered one of the better value options on a four-game slate.