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About Dale Johnson - RotoBaller

Dale Johnson is born and raised in New Jersey. He recently graduated from George Mason University (class of '17) and moved to Northern Virginia. Dale fell in love with basketball in 2003 when his all-time favorite player, Dwyane Wade, was drafted. Ever since then, basketball has been his favorite sport and the Heat has been his go-to NBA team. Other interests include gaming, working out and 80s music. Follow him on twitter (@dmjohnsonnn)

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Evan Fournier Starting On Thursday

Orlando Magic guard/forward Evan Fournier (quad) will play and start Thursday against the Los Angeles Clippers. Fournier missed Wednesday's game with the quad injury and was a game-time decision for Thursday. However, he went through warmups without any hiccups and is good to go. Wesley Iwundu will move back to the bench after scoring a... Read More

3 days ago

Jamal Murray Expected To Miss Multiple Games

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (ankle) is expected to miss "multiple games" with an ankle injury. Murray turned his ankle on Wednesday and was in visible pain. X-Rays and an MRI both came back clean, but the Denver guard is still expected to be out for the foreseeable future. Monte Morris is the clear-cut winner... Read More

3 days ago

Reggie Bullock Out, Marcus Morris In Thursday Night

New York Knicks forward Marcus Morris (neck) will return from a five-game absence, but guard Reggie Bullock (neck) will not be able to go against the Phoenix Suns Thursday. Bullock was holding onto the starting spot with Morris out, so Morris will return to his normal starting role here. With Bullock out, Kadeem Allen and... Read More

3 days ago

Jaylen Brown Ruled Out Thursday With Thumb Injury

Boston Celtics guard/forward Jaylen Brown (thumb) will not play Thursday against the Milwaukee Bucks. Brown is battling a thumb sprain and was originally listed as questionable to play. Brown's absence will leave more minutes for Marcus Smart who could have a tall task in helping on Giannis Antetokounmpo on defense. Brown's injury is not deemed... Read More

3 days ago

P.J. Tucker Good To Go Wednesday

Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker (shoulder) will play Wednesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers. Tucker is an iron man when it comes to injuries so it is no surprise he decided to play through a shoulder stinger. Tucker has been quiet lately and a should injury doesn't help much, but he most likely won't... Read More

4 days ago


Karl-Anthony Towns Continues To Sit

The "questionable" saga continues as Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) will not play Wednesday night against the Indiana Pacers. Towns has been listed as questionable for weeks so this comes with little to no surprise. Gorgui Dieng will continue to start at center while Naz Reid will get the backup big minutes.

4 days ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (1/15/20): NBA DFS Lineups

After a few smaller slates, the NBA has blessed us with a massive 10-game slate here on Wednesday. There are quite a few games featuring lower scoring point totals, but in this day and age of the NBA, there are still plenty of points to go around. In this article, I will be providing you... Read More

4 days ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (1/14/20): NBA DFS Lineups

As we all recover from a crazy National Championship game Monday night, we look ahead to a six-game NBA Tuesday slate. We have the equivalent of Joe Burrow and Trevor Lawrence here with both James Harden and Luka Doncic headlining this slate. Let's see which one has the edge. In this article, I will be... Read More

5 days ago

Derrick Favors, Jrue Holiday And Brandon Ingram Out Monday

The New Orleans Pelicans will be without forward/center Derrick Favors (hamstring), guard Jrue Holiday (elbow) and guard/forward Brandon Ingram (knee) Monday against the Detroit Pistons. J.J. Redick (hamstring) was already ruled out so New Orleans will be severely undermanned in this one. The Pelicans are running a starting lineup of Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, E'Twaun... Read More

6 days ago

Paul George Ruled Out Friday With Hamstring Strain

Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George (hamstring) will not play Friday against the Golden State Warriors. George missed their game on January 4th with the same hamstring injury, but it was originally diagnosed as tightness. The team is now calling this a strain which calls for a little more concern, especially considering their last game... Read More

1 week ago


Eric Gordon Will Not Play Thursday

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (knee) will not play against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday. Gordon warmed up, but was not expected to play given he just came back from knee surgery and this is the second night of a back-to-back set. In Gordon's absence, Ben McLemore and Austin Rivers will likely receive increased... Read More

1 week ago

Danilo Gallinari Will Play Thursday Night

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari (calf) will play against the Houston Rockets Thursday night. Gallinari was inactive, then upgraded to questionable before being able to play after missing one game with the injury. Gallinari should return to the starting lineup, pushing Darius Bazley back to the bench where he will lose mostly all his... Read More

1 week ago

Hassan Whiteside Available To Play Thursday

Portland Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside (illness) will play Thursday against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Whiteside was dealing with an upper respiratory illness, but seems to have recovered enough to play Thursday. There is no report of any restrictions, so he should be good to go with his normal role. He faces the Timberwolves who are... Read More

1 week ago

Karl-Anthony Towns Will Sit Yet Again

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) will not play Thursday against the Portland Trail Blazers. Towns continues to creep towards a return after going through practice and being listed as a game-time decision. However, it appears Towns will still need more time to recover. Gorgui Dieng could feast against Portland with Hassan Whiteside (illness) possibly... Read More

1 week ago

Joel Embiid To Be Re-Evaluated In 1-2 Weeks

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (hand) will undergo surgery on his left hand Friday and will be re-evaluated in one to two weeks. Embiid went viral after suffering a gruesome dislocated finger on Tuesday. After further evaluation, it was revealed Embiid tore a ligament in his left hand and will undergo the surgery Friday. With... Read More

1 week ago


Paul Millsap Will Sit Out Against Mavericks

Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap (knee) will not play Wednesday night against the Dallas Mavericks. This comes as a surprise as Millsap was listed as probable, but was later ruled inactive. With Millsap and Will Barton (personal) out for this contest, the Nuggets will have some decisions to make on the starting lineup. It is... Read More

2 weeks ago

Bradley Beal Will Not Play Against Magic

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (leg) will sit Wednesday against the Orlando Magic. Beal was a game-time decision as he continues to deal with leg soreness, but will not make his long awaited return to the court. Jordan McRae and Ish Smith continue to be the biggest benefactors here along with Garrison Mathews.

2 weeks ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (1/8/20): NBA DFS Lineups

Wednesday features a nine-game slate with an abundance of injuries. We already have several stars ruled out (Jrue Holiday, Will Barton, Russell Westbrook, Kristaps Porzingis, etc.) and few who are unclear to play (Jimmy Butler, Bradley Beal, Kemba Walker, Domantas Sabonis, etc.) There will be plenty of value going around with so many players out... Read More

2 weeks ago

Jrue Holiday Will Miss Second Game Wednesday

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (elbow) will not play Wednesday against the Chicago Bulls. Coach Alvin Gentry originally ruled Holiday as a game-time decision, then ruled him out entirely over 24 hours before tip-off. Josh Hart started on Monday, but did not perform too well. E'Twaun Moore played well off the bench, but the... Read More

2 weeks ago

Will Barton Out Wednesday For Personal Reasons

Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton (personal) will be attending a family member's funeral and will miss Wednesday night's game against the Dallas Mavericks. Barton is coming off a 28-point, nine-rebound, five-assist performance and will leave a hole in the starting lineup. The Nuggets very well might start Michael Porter Jr. in the absence of Barton.... Read More

2 weeks ago


Karl-Anthony Towns Remains Out For 11th Straight Game

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) will not play Tuesday against the Memphis Grizzlies. Towns is slowly ramping up his activity and we could see his return sooner rather than later. However, it will have to wait until at least Minnesota's next contest on Thursday. Gorgui Dieng will continue to dominate the center minutes and... Read More

2 weeks ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (1/7/20): NBA DFS Lineups

It is important to pay attention to patterns in this league. We are nearing the point of the season where these patterns start to switch from potential flukes to actual trends. This slate consists of six games and we take a look at some new and (somewhat) old faces who have great opportunities to surpass... Read More

2 weeks ago

Jonathan Isaac To Be Re-Evaluated In 8-10 Weeks

Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac (knee) has been diagnosed with a severe knee sprain and bone contusion and will be out indefinitely to be re-evaluated in eight to 10 weeks. This is a huge blow to Isaac, the Orlando Magic, fantasy owners and NBA fans as a whole. Isaac was solidifying himself as a defensive... Read More

2 weeks ago

Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns Remain Out Thursday

Minnesota Timberwolves guard/forward Andrew Wiggins (illness) and center Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) will both sit Thursday against the Golden State Warriors. Both Wiggins and Towns have missed multiple games with their respective ailments, but are both "getting close" to returning to the court. Jarrett Culver and Gorgui Dieng have been the main beneficiaries of the injuries... Read More

2 weeks ago

Jonathan Isaac Leaves Game On A Stretcher

Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac (knee) appeared to suffer a significant injury Wednesday night against the Washington Wizards. Isaac left the game on a stretcher and will not be returning. The Magic have reported the injury is a hyperextended left knee and Isaac will undergo an MRI tomorrow. Once the MRI results come back, there... Read More

3 weeks ago


DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (01/1/20): NBA DFS Lineups

From all of us here at RotoBaller, we hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year's Eve! Let's get back into the swing of things and start this new decade on the right foot. Wednesday only has a four-game slate so there will be a few popular options in most lineups. In this article,... Read More

3 weeks ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (12/31/19): NBA DFS Lineups

Injuries have been a common theme in recent slates and this will continue Tuesday with Luka Doncic (heel/back), James Harden (toe), Clint Capela (heel), Dennis Schroder (ankle), Jaylen Brown (illness), D'Angelo Russell (illness), Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring), Paul Millsap (quad) and Tim Hardaway Jr. (hamstring) all on the injury report. Tuesday is a little wonky with a two-game... Read More

3 weeks ago

De'Aaron Fox Leaves And Will Not Return Thursday

Sacramento Kings point guard De'Aaron Fox (back) will not return Thursday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Fox played just two minutes before experiencing back spasms which are serious enough to be ruled out for the remainder of the contest. Cory Joseph and Yogi Ferrell will pick up extra minutes at point guard for the time... Read More

3 weeks ago

Bradley Beal Leaves Game Early On Thursday

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (leg) left Thursday's game against the Detroit Pistons in the third quarter and did not return. Beal was experiencing right leg soreness and would have stayed in the game, but the deficit was too large to risk any aggravation. The Wizards have had to rely heavily on Beal this season... Read More

3 weeks ago

Bogdan Bogdanovic Active Thursday

Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (ankle) is active and says he will play Thursday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bogdanovic will return after a three-game absence with ankle soreness. With Bogdanovic back in the lineup, Trevor Ariza and Cory Joseph will take a small hit to their respective minutes and fantasy values.

3 weeks ago


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