There are six games on Monday's NBA schedule, and we are watching closely for any fantasy-relevant news and tidbits. Here are some of the things you need to know leading up to tipoff:
Note: Remember to refer to this Twitter list for late-breaking injury news and lineup updates.
Short-handed Pacers: George Hill (upper respiratory infection) and Rodney Stuckey (ankle) have both been ruled out for Monday's game against Chicago. That leaves the Pacers in a bit of a bind in the backcourt, and you can expect Monta Ellis ($5,800 on DraftKings) and C.J. Miles ($4,100) to start and play plenty of minutes in this one.
San Antonio's frontcourt advantage: Meyers Leonard (shoulder) is out for a third straight game, leaving the Trail Blazers in a position in which they will again be forced to rely heavily on young forwards such as Noah Vonleh and Cliff Alexander -- both minimally priced on DraftKings -- to team with Ed Davis and match up against LaMarcus Aldridge and Tim Duncan. With that in mind, it might be a good night to consider rostering Aldridge and Duncan in DFS.
Kobe's fill-ins: Kobe Bryant (back) is out for the third time in five games and won't travel for the Lakers' game in Phoenix against the Suns tonight. Metta World Peace ($3,200) has filled in as the team's starting small forward in the games Kobe has missed lately and is a solid punt option at small forward in DFS tonight.