Winners of 11 straight games, the Houston Rockets have managed to avoid any major injuries as they've made their run up the Western Conference standings. That changed on Monday, as it was reported that starting center Clint Capela is expected to miss time due to a leg injury
that L'Equipe reported as a broken fibula. While guard James Harden ($11,000)
is the headliner for Mike D'Antoni's team, Capela was one of several Rockets who have benefitted from the combination of Harden's excellence and D'Antoni's offensive system. Where Houston turns to fill the spot left open by Capela is one question to consider when putting together your FanDuel roster for Tuesday's games.
The other options at the five who are currently in the rotation are Nene ($4,100)
and Montrezl Harrell ($4,000)
, with the former being a center and the latter being a rugged, energetic (and athletic) power forward rather than a center. But with Ryan Anderson ($5,100)
having a skill set that would not fit in at the center position for long stretches, those two stand to see an increase in minutes as Houston looks to continue this current hot streak. And Capela's injury will impact what Houston's opponent Tuesday night, San Antonio, does. Pau Gasol ($6,400)
has played well of late, and the Spurs also have Dewayne Dedmon ($3,500)
getting minutes at the five.
Here are our selections for Tuesday's 11-game NBA slate, working with a nine-player roster and a salary cap of $60,000. (Getty)