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  • Davis Bertans
    F, Washington Wizards

    Davis Bertans (sore right knee) will not play during Monday's game.

    Bertans scored 22 points in 37 minutes on Sunday but will miss the second half of the back-to-back. Without him, Rui Hachimura is in a good spot for a big night versus the Bucks.

    Source: Chris Miller on Twitter

  • Thomas Bryant
    C, Washington Wizards

    Thomas Bryant will sit out on Monday against the Bucks as a form of load management for his sore right foot.

    Bryant returned from a four-game absence out of the All-Star break but has played just 16 and 14 minutes in his two games back, and will now sit on this back-to-back after playing yesterday. Mortiz Wagner and Ian Mahinmi should pick up the slack at center, and Bryant might be tough to hold onto in standard leagues unless his minutes start to ramp up.

    Source: Washington Wizards on Twitter

  • Davis Bertans
    F, Washington Wizards

    Davis Bertans (sore right knee) is questionable to play on Monday.

    Bertans dropped 22 points and five more threes on Sunday, playing 37 minutes in the process. If he sits it'll lead to more work for Rui Hachimura and Troy Brown in smaller lineups, but there's no clear pickup in standard leagues. The best outcome is simply Bertans playing through his issue, which is hopefully minor.

    Source: Washington Wizards on Twitter

  • Bradley Beal
    SG, Washington Wizards

    Bradley Beal exploded for a career-high 53 points (15-of-27 FG, 18-of-20 FT) on Sunday vs. the Bulls, but it was not enough as the Wizards fell 117-126.

    With the Wizards on the fringes of the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference Beal has to be frustrated that they came out of the break with losses to the Bulls tonight and Cavs on Friday. He rounded out this performance with five 3-pointers, five rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and seven turnovers. Beal is plenty motivated to deliver first-round value as long as he is active and should help plenty of fantasy squads down the stretch.

  • Davis Bertans
    F, Washington Wizards

    Davis Bertans was good for 22 points, four rebounds, five 3-pointers, one steal and six turnovers vs. the Bulls on Sunday.

    You know what you are signing up for with Bertans. 3-pointers and points will be the nightly outlook and anything else is a bonus. He remains a very reliable mid-round value. Thomas Bryant did not do much in comparison, seeing just 14 minutes, during which he tallied four points, five rebounds and a steal. Bryant's workload will increase with time, just hang in there as he should be good for mid-round value as well when he receives 30 minutes a night.

  • Ish Smith
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Ish Smith continued to flash his under-the-radar value vs. the Bulls on Sunday, going for 10 points (3-of-5 FG), five assists, three rebounds, two 3-pointers, two steals, one block and one turnover.

    Smith has been getting the lion's share of the point guard minutes, settling in at just under 30 a night since the trade deadline, and that should be enough opportunity for late-round numbers in 12-team formats. If you are in need of low-end guard stats you could do a lot worse.

  • Rui Hachimura
    PF, Washington Wizards

    Rui Hachimura was serviceable against the Bulls on Sunday, dropping 10 points, eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and four turnovers.

    Hachimura has a decent opportunity in front of him to close out the season for the Wizards and makes sense as an end-of-the-roster option in standard leagues. His role as the second option is stable, and if Bradley Beal were to miss games he would have even more upside.

  • Bradley Beal
    SG, Washington Wizards

    Bradley Beal had a rough outing in Friday's loss to the Cavs, finishing the night with 26 points on 9-of-28 shooting, adding three rebounds, one assist, one trey and three steals with six turnovers.

    The Cavs clamped down on Beal and he struggled to carry the Wizards to victory. Not for a lack of trying though, going 1-for-10 from downtown. Beal will need more impact from his supporting cast if the Wizards are going to sneak into the playoffs. Until they're mathematically out of the running, expect Beal to play hard and bring early-round value more often than not.

  • Ish Smith
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Ish Smith shot poorly in Friday's loss to the Cavs, going 2-for-12 from the field to finish with five points, five rebounds, six assists, one trey and two steals in 30 minutes.

    The minutes are still there for Smith, which is a good thing. Shabazz Napier played just 18 minutes and posted eight points (3-of-8 shooting), two 3s, one rebound, four assists and one steal. Smith, despite his struggles, remains the PG to own out of Washington with top-115 value over the last month.

  • Rui Hachimura
    PF, Washington Wizards

    Rui Hachimura was a solid performer for the Wizards on Friday, chipping in 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting, plus seven rebounds, one triple, three dimes and two steals.

    Hachimura has been playing well as of late and figures to have a strong finish this season as the team's second scoring option behind Bradley Beal. We like the trey, boards and steals tonight and as long as he keeps those peripherals going a top-120 finish in 2019-20 might be a realistic expectation

  • Thomas Bryant
    C, Washington Wizards

    Thomas Bryant (sore right foot) returned to action on Friday and was able to see 16 minutes off the bench, producing eight points on 4-of-7 shooting with five rebounds and two blocks.

    Bryant missed both shot attempts from the line which dampened his otherwise encouraging first game back since experiencing a setback with the stress reaction in his right foot. He's going to be brought along slowly but assuming his progression goes without delay this time around, Bryant can flirt with top-30 value if he gets minutes in the high 20s to low 30s.

  • Ian Mahinmi
    C, Washington Wizards

    Ian Mahinmi will be able to cope with his right foot soreness and is active for Friday's tilt with the Cavs.

    There had been some thought that Ian Mahinmi could get dealt before the trade deadline, but that never came to pass, and he now finds himself competing with Thomas Bryant, Davis Bertans, Rui Hachimura and Moritz Wagner for minutes. In other words, Mahinmi's role is about to get cut steeply, and he's no longer a streaming option.

    Source: Wizards PR on Twitter

  • Thomas Bryant
    C, Washington Wizards

    Thomas Bryant (right foot soreness) will be active for Friday's game vs. the Cavs.

    Bryant will make his return after missing the last four games for the Wizards. His role has been as steady as it was earlier in the year, but he remains a top-100 asset that you should feel confident deploying in your lineup. The Wizards are back in the playoff conversation in the pathetic Eastern Conference, and Bryant remains one of their best players if they are going to make a push.

    Source: Wizards PR on Twitter

  • Thomas Bryant
    C, Washington Wizards

    Thomas Bryant (right foot soreness) is questionable to play on Friday.

    Bryant sat out the four games before the All-Star break but was able to go through practice on Wednesday, so we're cautiously optimistic that he can get back on the floor tomorrow. He's been a slight letdown with just top-100 standing this season, but he belongs in all lineups whenever he's active.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Ian Mahinmi
    C, Washington Wizards

    Ian Mahinmi (right foot soreness) is questionable for Friday's game.

    Mahinmi held the fort admirably while Washington dealt with a glut of frontcourt injuries but now that Thomas Bryant and Moritz Wagner are back, he's only an option in the deepest of leagues if he plays.

    Source: NBA Injury Report