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NBA DFS Picks: FanDuel Lineup Plays and Strategy for Friday, February 9


Fontaine's Five: Key NBA Injury Insights to Watch



Navigating the NBA's Health and Wellness Landscape

Stay ahead of the game with the latest on player conditions via our NBA Health Update Hub and the all-encompassing NBA Health Ledger.


Boston's Beacon: Jayson Tatum (Illness) - On the Fence

Boston might face a game without Tatum's brilliance. A potential absence could elevate Al Horford to starter status, amplifying the roles of Jaylen Brown, Kristaps Porzingis, and Derrick White.


Milwaukee's Maestro: Damian Lillard (Ankle) - Uncertain

The Bucks could be navigating without Lillard's leadership. In such a scenario, Pat Connaughton and AJ Green are primed for a surge in court time.


Zion's Zigzag: Zion Williamson (Foot) - In Doubt

Without Williamson's dynamism, Naji Marshall is poised to step up in the power forward slot, with the starting lineup bracing for added duties.


Atlanta's Ace: Dejounte Murray (Back) - Questionable

Murray's potential sideline stint could see Bogdan Bogdanovic stepping into the shooting guard spotlight.


Lakers' Linchpin: D'Angelo Russell (Knee) - Tentative

Russell's absence could thrust Taurean Prince into the starting lineup as a small forward, with LeBron James possibly adopting an impromptu point guard role.

Injury Ledger Highlights:

  • LaMelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets (Ankle) - Out of Play

  • Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers (Knee) - On the Bench

  • Fred VanVleet, Houston Rockets (Thigh) - Sideline Bound

  • Clint Capela, Atlanta Hawks (Thigh) - Not Participating

  • Marvin Bagley, Washington Wizards (Back) - Out

  • Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks (Knee) - Game-Time Decision

  • Jonas Valanciunas, New Orleans Pelicans (Calf) - Questionable



Spotlight on the Elite:

Friday's lineup boasts six players commanding salaries in the stratosphere—Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic, Anthony Davis, Domantas Sabonis, LeBron James, and Jayson Tatum. Their performances, especially in light of teammate absences, are pivotal to the night's outcomes.


Anticipated Chalk and Value Plays:

With eyes on Trae Young, Alperen Sengun, Miles Bridges, and others, the floor is set for standout performances. Additionally, key value considerations like Saddiq Bey, Al Horford, and Jae Crowder offer intriguing fantasy potential given the current injury landscape.

Fontaine's Five brings you the pulse of the NBA's health scene, ensuring you're always in the loop and ready for the fantasy implications.

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