March 5, 2020, 12:39 amDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans chimed in with 21 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and four threes on Wednesday night.
Bertans started out poorly but got it sorted out and ended up 8-for-16 from the field. One of the league's elite shooters is making himself a ton of money this summer and he's a fantasy lineup fixture through the end of the campaign.
March 5, 2020, 12:38 amMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
Moe Wagner started in place of Thomas Bryant (foot) on Wednesday and chalked up nine points, nine rebounds and two steals in 19 minutes.
Wagner had four fouls tonight, which isn't a surprise considering he was overmatched against Hassan Whiteside for the most part. The sophomore has been a nice surprise for the Wizards this year but is only a deep-league asset for the time being.
March 5, 2020, 12:36 amShabazz NapierPG, Washington Wizards
Shabazz Napier failed to do much despite Ish Smith (hamstring) sitting out on Wednesday, turning 26 minutes into nine points, four rebounds, three assists, a block and a 3-pointer.
Napier went 3-of-10 from the field and was a minus-31 in his time on the floor, which helps explain the limited playing time. Washington's bench unit chipped away at the deficit, limiting the minutes for most of the starters. Give Napier another chance in the next one before moving on.
March 5, 2020, 12:33 amJerome RobinsonSG, Washington Wizards
Jerome Robinson started on Wednesday night but could only produce five points on 2-of-9 shooting in 26 minutes.
Robinson did chip in four rebounds, a block and a 3-pointer, and it seems like the Wizards want to see what they have with the former lottery pick. Deep-league GMs should keep an eye on Robinson since it's not like the Wizards are swimming in talent.
March 4, 2020, 8:47 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith (left hamstring tightness) was ruled out on Wednesday vs. the Blazers.
Shabazz Napier will see see an increase in value with Smith out tonight. Smith is an assists and steals specialist with borderline standard-league value.
Source: Chris Miller on Twitter
March 4, 2020, 1:30 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith (left hamstring tightness) is doubtful to play during Wednesday's game.
Shabazz Napier will see increased usage against the Blazers. Smith may be a borderline useful player to own in standard fantasy leagues, but he can help owners who need assists and steals.
Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter
March 4, 2020, 1:23 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant (sore right foot) will not play during Wednesday's game.
The Wizards are also deeming this "injury management" on the second half of a back-to-back. Bryant scored 12 points in just 20 minutes of action on Tuesday as the team eases him back. Ian Mahinmi should see a larger role against the Blazers, but don't expect anything spectacular.
Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter
March 4, 2020, 9:55 amBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
After weeks of feeling despondent after an All-Star snub and growing frustrated with losses, Bradley Beal is now finding beauty in the ashes of the Wizards’ season.
Beal accomplished a franchise milestone on Sunday as he became the only player in team history to score 25 or more points in 18 straight games, while he also became only the sixth player in NBA history to compile 50 or more points on consecutive nights earlier this season. “Just having fun, honestly,” Beal said Sunday. “I’m not thinking about anything. I want to go out there and win." The Wizards are at the tail end of a transition year and it’s great to see Beal able to understand and accept his place in it. Fantasy owners meanwhile, can only hope that he continues to play with the same intensity until the end of the season.
Source: Washington Post
March 4, 2020, 12:48 amRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura went 6-for-9 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line to end Tuesday's loss to the Kings with 20 points, six rebounds, one 3-pointer, three assists and two steals.
Hachimura has been a steady source of efficient scoring since recovering from his groin contusion. Outside of Bradley Beal and Davis Bertans, Hachimura has been the only other Wizard so far who has pinged on standard-league radars. He's rolling and doesn't look like he's slowing down, so enjoy the ride.
March 4, 2020, 12:39 amJerome RobinsonSG, Washington Wizards
Jerome Robinson started the second half of Tuesday's game over Isaac Bonga and led all Wizards reserves with 30 minutes played, ending the night with 10 points (4-of-8 shooting), two rebounds, two treys, two steals and one block.
It's not something to write home about, but Robinson is a young talent that the Wizards may want to develop moving forward. Owners in 18-team leagues or deeper may want to keep an eye on him, in case the team decides to give him more run.
March 4, 2020, 12:34 amDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans hit 6-of-12 shots from beyond the 3-point arc to finish Tuesday's game with 18 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes off the bench.
Bertans did exactly what his owners wanted and needed from him tonight, a ton of threes. His seven boards and .462 shooting from the field were just welcome bonuses. It appears he's completely over the right knee soreness that kept him out of one game last week and is now ready to let it fly on a consistent basis once again for his owners in fantasy.
March 4, 2020, 12:30 amThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant saw just under 20 minutes on Tuesday, an improvement from his 15-minute limit in recent games, and was able to put up a productive outing with 12 points (4-of-4 FG, 2-of-2 FT), two triples, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks.
Bryant's raised minutes cap is the biggest takeaway here, aside from the fact that he didn't miss single shot from anywhere on the floor, of course. The across-the-board production was just enough to make standard-league managers use him to a degree of success tonight. The minutes are ramping up and so is his production.
March 1, 2020, 11:19 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal had his way with the Warriors on Sunday, going for 34 points (7-of-8 FT), seven 3-pointers, eight assists and five steals.
Instead of going for 40 or 50 points, Beal mixed it up and gave his owners five steals on Sunday. Either way, Beal is in beast mode right now and is playing his best basketball of the season. If he can keep this up he'll hit the first-round value you drafted him for. He's also got a juicy back-to-back set against the Kings and Blazers on Tuesday and Wednesday to look forward to. Sit back and enjoy.
March 1, 2020, 11:14 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans ripped of eight 3-pointers as part of his 29 points (9-of-14 FG) on Sunday against the Warriors.
Bertans only hit one shot on Friday and he was glad to make up for that poor showing vs. the Warriors. You know the 3-pointers are coming in bunches with Bertans, and everything else is just gravy. Keep firing him up and enjoy the mid-round production that can almost single-handedly win you triples.
March 1, 2020, 11:06 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura put up 15 points (6-of-7 FT), eight boards and one 3-pointer while facing the Warriors on Sunday.
Hachimura is a solid producer, and his role with the Wizards is nicely established at this point. You can bank on a decent amount of points and rebounds to go along with a 3-pointer and solid percentages on most nights. He's a useful end of the roster option in 12-team formats, and he has some upside if the Bradley Beal were to ever shut it down.