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Fontaine's 5: Top NBA Plays & Injury Impacts for Wednesday's Matchups!

Welcome to Fontaine's 5, where we bring you the latest and greatest in NBA lineup strategies and insights!

Slate Overview: For all your spread and total needs, Fontaine's 5 sends you over to RotoWire's NBA Odds page. It's a treasure trove for player props, futures, and those all-important picks articles, not to mention some juicy sportsbook promo codes.

Today's High Scorers: Look out for the Philly vs. Atlanta game hitting a whopping 246 and the San Antonio vs. Detroit clash at 238.5 – points galore expected!

Second Night Struggles: The Kings and Pistons are on the dreaded back-to-back. Keep those legs fresh, boys!

Injury Wire: For the freshest injury updates, RotoWire's NBA Injury News page is the place to be, but let me give you the rundown on some key absences:

  • Philly's Joel Embiid is sitting out with a knee issue, putting Paul Reed front and center as the go-to guy.

  • Pacers' ace Tyrese Haliburton is hamstrung and out, leaving Andrew Nembhard and T.J. McConnell to pick up the slack. Nembhard's your value pick here.

  • Detroit's Cade Cunningham is out with a knee, putting the spotlight on Jaden Ivey and Bojan Bogdanovic as top plays.

  • For New Orleans, Zion Williamson's status is up in the air – no clear pivot until we see the starting lineup.

  • If Clint Capela for the Hawks can't overcome his Achilles woe, then Onyeka Okongwu is your man.

  • And over in Boston, if Jrue Holiday's elbow keeps him out, Derrick White's the guy whose stock just went up.

Elite Players Spotlight: With five big names over $10k, Domantas Sabonis is the standout for Fontaine's 5. His flexibility to play PF is key, leaving the center spot open for a bargain player. De'Aaron Fox is also underpriced and ready to roll.

Terry Rozier and Tyrese Maxey, both sitting pretty at $9,000, are prime targets, especially with Embiid out for Philly.

Chalk Talk and Value Plays:

  • Dejounte Murray of the Hawks, despite Trae Young's shoulder snag, is a dual-threat player that's been racking up those fantasy points.

  • Keegan Murray of the Kings is a versatile pick against Charlotte, especially with the potential for a high-scoring affair.

  • Kelly Oubre for Philly has been filling in nicely in Embiid's absence, and he's likely to keep up the momentum against Atlanta.

  • Golden State's Brandin Podziemski is due for a breakout game, and at $6,100, he's a calculated risk in GPP lineups.

  • With Jimmy Butler out, Nikola Jovic becomes an intriguing option for Miami against OKC. Meanwhile, Tobias Harris of Philly and Bennedict Mathurin of the Pacers offer solid value against their respective opponents.

Wrapping Up: Remember, the numbers never lie but they don't tell the whole story either. Check the injury news right before the game, and trust your gut when it comes to those last-minute lineup decisions. Good luck, and let's win big with Fontaine's 5 tonight!

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