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  • Omari Spellman - F - Atlanta Hawks

    Omari Spellman started with Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) out on Tuesday and scored 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, three assists and one block in 22 minutes.

    Spellman's conditioning and ability to handle larger minutes is a bigger question than whether or not he will produce when on the floor. He's worth a look in deeper formats in case he can keep his profile up while the team is healthy, but it will be easier said than done.

  • Kevin Huerter - G - Atlanta Hawks

    Kevin Huerter shot 6-for-10 from the field for 17 points with three boards, four assists, and five 3-pointers in 37 minutes in a 142-126 blowout over the Thunder on Tuesday.

    Huerter has become a hot ticket in recent weeks with superb play for the Hawks and he continued to do so tonight. He didn't get owners any defensive stats, but he is a sharpshooter who is getting ample minutes to showcase his skills. Huerter is a waiver-wire marvel for now.

  • Taurean Prince - F - Atlanta Hawks

    Taurean Prince (illness) shot 3-for-4 from the field for seven points with three boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 13 minutes off the bench on Tuesday.

    Prince was on a 15-minute cap coming in to the game, but it was nice to see him out and about despite an illness. The tanking Hawks have no incentive to play the rest of the season, allowing Prince to come along slowly but take over when he is ready to play a lot more. Hold on to him in all leagues.

  • Alex Len - C - Atlanta Hawks

    Alex Len shot 9-for-14 from the field and 5-for-6 from the line for 24 points with 11 boards, three assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes off the bench on Tuesday.

    It had been a few games since the typical Len outburst, so we were starting to worry. He seems to post a massive line sprinkled in every few weeks since his rookie year, reminding everyone of his massive fantasy potential. If he ever becomes consistent, we will let you know. Leave him on the wire for now.

  • Trae Young - G - Atlanta Hawks

    Trae Young shot 8-for-17 from the field for 24 points with six boards, 11 assists and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes on Tuesday in a win over the Thunder.

    He did have seven turnovers, but efficiency has always been his Achilles heel. Young is doing just enough to maintain his status as a hold in both 8-cat and 9-cat formats. Hang on to him for now.

  • John Collins - F/C - Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins shot 12-for-14 from the field for 26 points with five boards and two assists in 28 minutes against the Thunder on Tuesday.

    Collins suffered from a slight ankle sprain on Sunday but was obviously good to go for this one. He couldn't miss, willing his way to a very efficient night. Unfortunately, he couldn't grab any money counting stats, but he can't win them all.

  • Dewayne Dedmon - C - Atlanta Hawks

    Dewayne Dedmon (left ankle sprain) has been ruled out on Tuesday and Omari Spellman will start in his place.

    It's the second straight absence for Dedmon and the second straight start for Spellman, who had 13 points, six rebounds, four 3-pointers and four blocks in 30 minutes against the Bucks. Alex Len might make more sense matching up with Steven Adams but it'll be a nice test for the rookie, whose stat set makes him a deep-league option whenever he gets minutes. Dedmon is a firm hold in all formats in case you were getting antsy.

    Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter

  • Jeremy Lin - G - Atlanta Hawks

    Jeremy Lin (illness) will not play on Tuesday, and Jaylen Adams will see time at the backup point guard spot.

    It's a nice spot for Adams, especially amidst the trade rumors surrounding Lin. He's only appeared in eight games this year, averaging just 3.4 minutes in the process, and his last game was December 16. He's not a recommended play outside of extremely deep leagues but might hit the radar if/after Lin is traded. This doesn't figure to be a long-term absence for Lin, who has been a low-end guard play in standard leagues of late.

    Source: KL Chouinard on Twitter

  • John Collins - F/C - Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins (sprained left ankle) will play in Tuesday's game against the Thunder.

    Collins left Sunday's game after sustaining the injury but was able to return, even though the Hawks were getting blow out at the time. It sounds like a very minor injury and while you should keep an eye out for any re-aggravation, Collins should be fine moving forward.

    Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter

  • Taurean Prince - F - Atlanta Hawks

    Taurean Prince (illness) will play on Tuesday but is going to be capped at 15 minutes.

    Prince played 11 minutes in his first game back when he was said to have a 12-minute restriction. He's must-own in all fantasy leagues but can be parked on benches until he clears 20 minutes a night regularly again. DeAndre' Bembry should still play enough to warrant a look in most leagues until that happens.

    Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter

  • Dewayne Dedmon - C - Atlanta Hawks

    According to Marc Stein, the Hawks have made Dewayne Dedmon, Kent Bazemore and Jeremy Lin available in trade talks.

    The Hawks, of course, want to acquire assets for the future and would love to get their hands on more draft picks. Bazemore has been floated as a trade option as far back as last year while Lin's been in the rumor mill of late. It's hardly surprising that Dedmon, who is set for free agency, would also be shopped but this is the first real concrete mention of his place on the trade block. Dedmon's been a must-own player in fantasy leagues with solid middle-round returns but a trade could hurt him dearly depending on where he ends up. Alex Len and Omari Spellman would be in line for more work if Dedmon moved, and the two provide unique-enough skillsets that your fantasy team would be clearly suited by one or the other, assuming they both get solid minutes. We're a ways off from that, though.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Jeremy Lin - G - Atlanta Hawks

    The Kings are among the teams that have expressed interest in trading for Jeremy Lin, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

    Lin figures to be a hot commodity on the trade market but it'd be an odd fit in Sacramento. They already have a capable ball-handler in the second unit in Bogdan Bogdanovic, and Yogi Ferrell and Frank Mason can probably do a good enough job behind him that the Kings shouldn't be spending assets to acquire Lin on an expiring deal. You can never rule anything out with the Kings, but it's a strange set of dots to connect. Expect to hear plenty more about Lin in the coming weeks as every team with eyes on the playoffs should be looking out for more playmakers.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Taurean Prince - F - Atlanta Hawks

    Taurean Prince (illness) has been upgraded to probable for Tuesday's matchup with the Thunder.

    Prince was questionable yesterday, and even though he'll likely be playing tonight we wouldn't expect him to get too many minutes. He was limited to 11 in his first game back from an ankle injury on Sunday and probably won't push 20 mpg for a couple more games. That said, he should still be owned in all fantasy leagues.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Jeremy Lin - G - Atlanta Hawks

    Jeremy Lin has been downgraded to doubtful for Tuesday's game, but it's because of an illness and not his previous right bicep contusion.

    The flu bug has been hitting a number of players around the league as it always does. With Lin likely out tonight we might see DeAndre' Bembry take on some backup point guard work, while others like Tyler Dorsey and Jaylen Adams could see spot minutes at the position as well.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Taurean Prince - F - Atlanta Hawks

    Taurean Prince (illness) is questionable to play on Tuesday.

    Prince returned from a month-long absence on Sunday and logged 11 minutes, so missing time with the flu would be quite a bad break in terms of timing. Tyler Dorsey and Justin Anderson were bumped from the rotation with Prince back in action but could emerge again if he couldn't play tomorrow, while DeAndre' Bembry would have longer leash in the starting lineup. Prince and Bembry are the only two fantasy options here and should both be owned in standard leagues while we see how the minutes shake out.

    Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter