In-Season Strategy: Week 15 Schedule Considerations
In-Season Strategy: Week 15 Schedule Considerations

This article is part of our In-Season Strategy series.

Before we start breaking down the individual teams' respective schedule, the first item that jumps off the page is that we have a slew of day games Monday, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The first game tips off between the Thunder and Knicks at 12:30 a.m. ET (that's 7:30 a.m. in Hawaii!), followed by six more day games. Set those weekly lineups early - maybe even Sunday night, followed by a quick injury check Monday morning. Before we get into the injuries, here's the games-per-team breakdown:

Four Games: CHI, CLE, DAL, HOU, LAC, MEM, MIA, MIN, NOP, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHO, POR, SAC, TOR, UTA, WAS

Three Games: ATL, BKN, BOS, DEN, DET, GS, LAL, MIL, PHI, SAS

Two Games: CHA, IND

Because there are so many early decisions, I thought I'd list the major players that might have day-to-day injury issues for the Monday slate of games, so that you can narrow your search before tip-off. I won't list the long-term injuries, only those players that have a chance to return this upcoming week.

Cleveland (1:00 pm ET):


  • Tristan Thompson has missed the last two games with a foot injury. Ante Zizic has started in his place, with Larry Nance Jr. also out. Nance went out with an MCL sprain on January 9th and will be out a minimum of two weeks. That could place him back this upcoming week, but so far there's been very little to suggest an immediate return.

Detroit (2:00 pm ET):
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Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of RotoWire and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He's also in the FSWA Hall of Fame. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).
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