Detroit Pistons vs. Indiana Pacers DFS advice and analysis for Oct. 23

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Detroit Pistons Andre Drummond and Indiana Pacers Myles Turner. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

There is some uncertainty regarding who is healthy for the Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers. But here are the top DFS plays for the season opener.

In a time that is supposed to be met by optimism, the Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers both face injury concerns to start the season. That means daily fantasy sports players will have to be on their toes before lineups lock as the season tips-off for these two teams Wednesday.

Blake Griffin was ruled out and will be re-evaluated the first week of November, the team announced Tuesday. Victor Oladipo is out for the first part of the season as he recovers from a quad injury. Thus, there will be value on both sides of the depth chart.

The Pistons also ruled rookie Sekou Doumbouya out (concussion protocol), Markieff Morris questionable (lower back tightness) and Reggie Jackson probable (lower back tightness).

Instead of wondering who would fill Griffin’s shoes (it’s likely Markieff Morris), the bigger question is how will Casey adjust the starting lineup, if at all, to best optimize an offensive attack. Griffin isn’t just the top scoring option but also the playmaker.

One option Casey has is to leave Bruce Brown in the starting unit and use him as the point guard. Brown showcased he can do that during Summer League and preseason.

But the other option would be to start third-year guard Luke Kennard, who proved in last year’s playoffs that he can create for himself and others while Griffin is off the court.

Of note, the Pistons-Pacers game is last in over/under on the 11-game slate, at 210.5 points, according to the Action Network. However, there will be value due to usage rates and the possibility of Griffin sitting out.

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