February 20, 2019, 12:35 amDwight Howard - C - Washington Wizards
Dwight Howard will return to Washington D.C. and start on-court work on Wednesday.
Dwight has been recovering from November spine surgery, and it's good to see him progressing. He's still a few steps away from playing, and with the injuries he's been dealing with this season, it's hard to see him being useful outside of deep free throw punt teams. More likely, the greatest impact he'll have is eventually taking a few minutes from Thomas Bryant and Bobby Portis.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
February 13, 2019, 10:28 pmBradley Beal - G - Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal totaled 28 points (6-for-15 FG, 14-of-15 FT), 11 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in Wednesday's loss to the Raptors.
Beal got a very generous whistle on a few occasions to help get this line up there, but he also did a nice job trying to keep teammates involved on a night where a few different players got hot. Beal's six turnovers were a product of increased playmaking duties and some strong defense from the Raptors, and that's just what fantasy owners will have to deal with as Beal absorbs John Wall's usage and duties.
February 13, 2019, 10:26 pmJabari Parker - F - Washington Wizards
Jabari Parker gave fantasy owners a taste of the full experience in Wednesday's loss, going 8-for-15 from the field for 22 points while adding nine rebounds, four assists, a steal and four turnovers.
Parker's main issue is that everyone in the building knows he's going to shoot — those assists came in a brief run in the first half when the Wizards got hot. He got called for the world's most predictable charge in the fourth and also missed a pair of free throws that could've cut the game to a single possession. None of that matters for fantasy owners, however, as Parker responded nicely from Monday's disappearing act. He's worth deploying in 12-team leagues for now.
February 13, 2019, 10:23 pmTrevor Ariza - F - Washington Wizards
Trevor Ariza delivered 19 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three 3-pointers in Wednesday's road loss.
Ariza sort of fades into the background but he's right there with top-75 value, as usual. The Wizards don't have a ton of small forwards on the roster so his playing time shouldn't be in jeopardy, even if they completely fold in the playoff race.
February 13, 2019, 10:21 pmJeff Green - F - Washington Wizards
Jeff Green came through for fantasy owners with 23 points (8-for-14 shooting), seven rebounds, a steal and four 3-pointers in Wednesday's loss to the Raptors.
Green's continued to post standard-league value even with Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker around to cramp his style. He's still a potential drop depending on who you're thinking of adding but Green may be able to produce more than expected despite the new teammates. At least keep rolling with him until the next dry spell.
February 13, 2019, 10:19 pmBobby Portis - F - Washington Wizards
Bobby Portis came off the bench for 12 points, six rebounds, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers on Wednesday in Toronto.
Portis actually showed some restraint tonight, taking only 10 shots in 28 minutes. He's riding a career year from deep to solid fantasy value and he's going to have plenty of opportunity to keep firing away in Washington. Portis should be a lineup fixture the rest of the way.
February 13, 2019, 10:15 pmThomas Bryant - C - Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant only saw 19 minutes on Wednesday night but still put up 13 points, five rebounds, a block and two 3-pointers.
Scotty Brooks is Bryant's hurdle here. He's been an easy late-round guy since being plugged into the starting lineup and while the yo-yo playing time will make him prone to duds, Bryant's good to go until Dwight Howard comes back and steals some time.
February 13, 2019, 6:10 pmTomas Satoransky - G/F - Washington Wizards
Tomas Satoransky (personal) is unavailable for Wednesday's matchup with the Raptors, allowing Chasson Randle to make his second consecutive start.
Randle's worth a short-term look here, though odds are that you can find a better option given tonight's loaded slate and the likelihood that Satoransky is good to go after the break.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter
February 12, 2019, 6:00 pmTomas Satoransky - G/F - Washington Wizards
Tomas Satoransky (personal) is questionable ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Raptors.
Satoransky missed Monday's game, and it's rumored that he's away with his wife set to give birth. If he can't play tomorrow — which seems likely — Chasson Randle will get another start.
February 12, 2019, 10:32 amJohn Wall - G - Washington Wizards
Shams Charania is reporting that John Wall underwent successful surgery on his ruptured Achilles tendon and he will be out for the next 12 months.
We can only hope that Wall will be able to slowly recover from a very difficult injury that puts his career in jeopardy and the succesfull surgery is the very first step towards that goal. His former teammate in Kentucky, DeMarcus Cousins, has looked great this year after also recovering from a ruptured Achilles but it looks very likely that Wall will remain sidelined next season.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
February 11, 2019, 9:36 pmBradley Beal - G - Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal led the Wizards in scoring on Monday with 32 points on 9-of-19 shooting to go with two triples, six rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and a block.
Beal is a strong bet to lead the Wizards in scoring in just about every game until the season ends and his overall game is fleshed out enough to give you the goods in other stats as well. He fills it up across the board and a top-20 finish is the direction he's headed.
February 11, 2019, 9:35 pmBobby Portis - F - Washington Wizards
Bobby Portis delivered again on Monday with 24 points on 9-of-17 shooting with six triples, five boards, an assist and two steals.
Portis continues his hot streak on the Wizards and should be rostered everywhere. His game isn't the cleanest, but the Wizards love his energy and he's hit a ridiculous 10-for-17 mark from deep since joining the team. On the year he's a .388 shooter from beyond the arc and he's quickly established himself as a go-to scorer for Washington.
February 11, 2019, 9:34 pmJeff Green - F - Washington Wizards
Jeff Green played through hip tightness on Monday against the Pistons, but only managed four points on 1-of-6 shooting with a 3-pointer, a rebound, five assists and a block.
Green was questionable tonight but played through it and gave owners little reason to be excited. He's one of the many wing players on the Wizards that will alternate high scoring games so in the long run we wouldn't blame you if you held on.
February 11, 2019, 9:33 pmJabari Parker - F - Washington Wizards
Jabari Parker dropped a dud on Monday, scoring zero points on 0-for-3 shooting with five rebounds and two assists.
Parker followed up two huge games with a fat dud and this isn't exactly surprising because he's had issues with consistency this season. He only logged 20 minutes which is a slight concern, but the Wizards needs bodies and people to score so he's worth hanging onto for another few games.
February 11, 2019, 9:33 pmTrevor Ariza - F - Washington Wizards
Trevor Ariza scored 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting with seven rebounds, five assists, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers on Monday.
Ariza's value continues to climb with each game as the Wizards are depleted after the trade deadline. He's going to get a ton of shots up which is great for fantasy owners as volume is the main metric we're looking at when gauging Ariza's worth.