Sarturday looks to be a busy day on DraftKings, headlined by a six-game NBA main slate locking at 7 p.m. ET. The featured NBA contest is the NBA $350K Fadeaway, which pays out $100k to first place. Set your lineups here: NBA $350K Fadeaway [$100K to 1st] .
Week 3 of the XFL will kick off Saturday at 2 p.m. ET with the Roughnecks taking on the Vipers.
Set your XFL lineups here: XFL $300K Saturday Special [$100K to 1st] .
There will also be an eight-game NHL main slate, which locks at 7 p.m. ET and is topped by the NHL $40K Twine with $10K going to first place. Set your NHL lineups here: NHL $40K Twine [$10K to 1st].
Below is how DK Live covered some of the most notable news to come out as of Saturday morning. To see these updates in real time with push notifications, download the DK Live app and follow DK Live on Twitter @dklive. NBA news, injury reports and betting lines on DraftKings Sportsbook can also change throughout the day, and value can unexpectedly open up due to late lineup changes and late injury news, making it important to stay up-to-the-minute with DK Live until lineups lock for full injury and lineup news.
Paul George (hamstring) and Patrick Beverley (groin) ruled out Saturday vs. Kings — George suffered the hamstring injury in the final game before the break, sitting out the second half of an eventual double-overtime loss to the Celtics. Meanwhile, Beverley hasn’t played since injuring his groin over two weeks ago. Both managed to practice Thursday and Friday, however, after initially being expected to play against the Kings on Saturday, the duo have now been ruled out. Conversely, Reggie Jackson ($7,000), who signed with the Clippers after being bought out by the Pistons over the All-Star break, is expected to make his team debut on Saturday. — Julian Edlow
Karl-Anthony Towns (wrist) set to be re-evaluated in two weeks — After missing Minnesota’s final game before the All-Star Break due to a vague wrist injury, it has been confirmed that Towns is dealing with a fracture. Though he is still without a clear timeline for return in 2019-20, he will be re-evaluated in two weeks. With the season dwindling down and the Timberwolves thinking more about the lottery than anything else, it’ll be interesting to see how quickly Towns is rushed back into action, if at all. In the meantime, Naz Reid started Friday night and be the biggest DFS beneficiary, with both James Johnson and Juan Hernangomez also likely filling in where they can. — Garion Thorne
De’Andre Hunter (personal) out, DeAndre’ Bembry (core) doubtful Saturday vs. Mavs — Hunter played on Thursday against the Heat, but will miss the Hawks’ game on Saturday against Dallas due to a personal issue. Expect Cam Reddish to enter the starting lineup with the potential to play a ton of minutes if Bembry is also ruled out. If that happens, Jeff Teague should see some more run at the two in addition to backing up the electric Trae Young. Speaking of Young, he sees a 2.6% increase in usage when both Hunter and Bembry are off the floor. — Anthony Amico
Ben Simmons (back) probable to play Saturday vs. Bucks — Simmons was unable to play in the 76ers’ first game in the second half of the season, but he appears he’s on track to play in a marquee matchup against the Bucks. He went through Friday’s workout without any issues, leading Philly to list him as probable. Assuming Simmons plays, Raul Neto will return to a limited role off the bench after making a spot start against the Nets. Prior to the break, Simmons was playing well and scored at least 47 DKFP in four straight games. — Greg Ehrenberg
Report: Markieff Morris and the Pistons have agreed to a contract buyout; will sign with Lakers — The Pistons are shedding all of their unnecessary veterans, and Morris will be the latest piece to go, per Shams Charania of The Athletic. Multiple reports state that Morris will sign with the Lakers, joining his brother Marcus in Los Angeles — Marcus was traded from the Knicks to the Clippers earlier this month. Morris will likely play a small role off the bench for the Lakers moving forward. As for Detroit, we’ll just see even more of the young bigs moving forward. Christian Wood, Sekou Doumbouya and Thon Maker should all begin to play even more significant roles. — Julian Edlow
Victor Oladipo (back) exits early Friday vs. Knicks — So far, it’s been a rough comeback for Oladipo ($6,400). After missing a year of basketball because of a knee injury, he’s slowly worked his way back into the Pacers’ starting lineup and was expected to play without a minutes restriction tonight. That went out the window when Dipo’s back started to bother him. He scored just 11.75 DKFP and the Pacers could opt to be cautious with him going forward after this setback. Oladipo is considered day-to-day. — Greg Ehrenberg
Put your knowledge to the test. Sign up for DraftKings and experience the game inside the game.
Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ/WV/PA) or 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN) or 1-800-522-4700 (NH).
NH/NJ/WV/IN/PA only. 21+ (18+ NH). Eligibility Restrictions Apply. See website for details.