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  • Kyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics

    Kyrie Irving plays well in a 117-108 win over the Raptors on Wednesday as he put up 27 points with 18 assists in a team-high 38 minutes of action.

    He scored or assisted on the last 25 points for the Celtics. He has been carrying them a lot more than people expected heading into the season and he is easily a top-10 value. He did turn the ball over seven times, but shot 11-of-19 from the field with three 3-pointers as well.

  • Al Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Al Horford had one of his best games of the season in a win over the Raptors on Wednesday as he had 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting with seven rebounds and two blocks.

    He made three 3-pointers and went 3-of-3 from the line. Despite having what many see as a "down year", Horford is a top-40 guy and can be a game-changer for fantasy rosters. The Celtics will need him to play like this to regain their momentum as a contender to win the Eastern Conference.

  • Jayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum had a decent game on Wednesday as he managed to score 16 points with 10 rebounds on 6-of-16 shooting in a win over the Raptors.

    He made one 3-pointer and added two assists and one block to the box score. Tatum is inside the top-50 on the season. Marcus Morris had an off-night as he only had six points with eight rebounds and five fouls on 2-of-9 shooting. Morris has also been a good fantasy asset and he is a top-80 value.

  • Gordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward put up 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting with five assists in a win over the Raptors on Wednesday.

    He is just outside top-120 value on the season and has been a solid late-round guy despite playing worse than expectations. He is still not playing like the player he was in Utah, but he has shown flashes of the old Hayward in a few games this season. Hang onto him and hope that he can get his old form back.

  • Aron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Aron Baynes returned from a broken left hand on Wednesday and scored nine points with five rebounds in a win over the Raptors.

    Marcus Smart also returned from illness and had five points with four rebounds, three assists and three steals. Smart has been a top-100 player this season and he can be plugged back into lineups. Baynes can remain on the wire.

  • Marcus Smart - G - Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart (illness) will be available for Wednesday's showdown with the Raptors.

    Smart was expected to play and now we have official confirmation. He's fine to be plugged back into all lineups, while his return will limit the appeal of Jaylen Brown. Aron Baynes, already reported to be playing tonight, is officially available as well.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Marcus Smart - G - Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart (illness) is expected to be available for Wednesday's matchup with the Raptors.

    Smart sat out on Monday but seems to be doing better. His return will send Jaylen Brown back to the bench and Smart is fine to plug back into your lineups. He'll have a large role tonight trying to guard Toronto's deep cast of perimeter players.

    Source: Brian Robb on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Aron Baynes (broken left hand) will return to the lineup on Wednesday night.

    Baynes underwent surgery on December 20 and has been sidelined ever since. He might not play a ton tonight, especially with the Raptors having only Greg Monroe as a pure matchup for Baynes, but his return should help settle Boston's defense and help them out on the glass. Robert Williams and/or Daniel Theis figure to be bumped from the rotation shortly, and Baynes is a rebounder who can pick up the occasional block or 3-pointer in very deep leagues.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics

    Kyrie Irving, who sat out Monday's game with a right quad contusion, is not on the injury report ahead of Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

    Irving said he'd be playing tomorrow and it looks like he's correct. The Celtics just got embarrassed without him in Brooklyn and we'd imagine that Kyrie is fired up for a date with the top team in the conference with people starting to question how good the Celtics really are. Terry Rozier heads back to the bench and can once again be dropped in shallow formats.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Marcus Smart - G - Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart (illness) is being called questionable to play on Wednesday.

    If Smart can't go it should mean another start for Jaylen Brown, who is coming off a decent game against the Nets in the role. There's DFS or stream appeal but Brown's stat set and shooting issues make him tough to endorse in 12-team category formats. Check back tomorrow for an update.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Aron Baynes (broken left hand) is questionable to play on Wednesday.

    We're going to guess that his re-evaluation today went well. The Raptors aren't a great matchup for Baynes while Jonas Valanciunas is sidelined so he shouldn't play much tomorrow even if he does make his return. Daniel Theis and Robert Williams may be pushed out of the rotation when Baynes is back at full strength. Deep-leaguers can wait and see unless you're in dire need of rebounds.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Terry Rozier - G - Boston Celtics

    Terry Rozier started on Monday and scored seven points on 3-of-12 shooting with a 3-pointer, three rebounds, five assists and a steal.

    Rozier disappointed in a start for Kyrie Irving (quad contusion) and is usually money when he gets the minutes. The Celtics as a team were just awful tonight as Marcus Morris (eight points, six rebounds, one triple) and Gordon Hayward (three points, five rebounds, an assist and a triple) couldn't get anything going either.

  • Jayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum scored a career-high 34 points against the Nets on Monday to go with five rebounds, three assists, three 3-pointers, a steal and three blocks.

    Tatum went 12-for-19 from the floor and 7-for-11 from the line. The free throw shooting could have rounded out this line, but Tatum made the most of a shorthanded Celtics roster. The injuries don't seem serious though so his usage should go down soon.

  • Brad Wanamaker - G - Boston Celtics

    Brad Wanamaker played a career-high 26 minutes against the Nets on Monday and scored 13 points on 4-of-11 shooting with three 3-pointers, three rebounds, four assists and two steals.

    Wanamaker was one of the few Celtics players that could actually do something with the ball tonight as the team went ice-cold without Kyrie Irving (quad contusion) and Marcus Smart (illness). Daniel Theis (five points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block) was able to get a little production with Al Horford (20 minutes, eight points, two rebounds, four assists) struggling tonight.

  • Jaylen Brown - F - Boston Celtics

    Jaylen Brown scored 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting with two triples, six rebounds, two steals and a block against the Nets on Monday.

    Brown started off a bit slow, but he turned it up in the fourth quarter to help the Celtics climb back after being down as much as 26 points with only 8:47 left in the final quarter. He scored 10 points within that time frame, but the team still fell short. Brown got a bump due to injuries tonight, but he still isn't a reliable player in fantasy due to his shooting inefficiencies paired with his low defensive numbers.