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  • Robert Williams III - C/F - Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams (illness) is questionable for Monday's game against the Nuggets.

    Williams is not in the rotation regularly with the Celtics at full strength up front, so the fantasy impact here is minimal.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Al Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Al Horford (left knee soreness) is listed as probable ahead of Monday's game against the Nuggets.

    Horford banged knees on Saturday and missed most of the second half, though he was able to return for the last six minutes or so. He did say afterwards that this has nothing to do with the knee problems that sidelined him earlier in the year, which is good news. The Celtics have plans to rest Horford in "three or four" games down the stretch, and with just 12 games to go that's a significant chunk. He should be good for tomorrow but fantasy owners with alternatives may have to start facing tough decisions when setting weekly lineups.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Gordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward has been entered into the league's concussion protocol and is doubtful to play on Monday.

    Hayward is unlikely to suit up against the Nuggets after leaving Saturday's game in his first minute of action. Initially called a neck strain, Hayward was sent home from halftime and will now have to clear concussion protocol before returning to the court. He was posting middle-round value over the last handful of weeks but now becomes a drop candidate as fantasy owners who've advanced to the next round of the playoffs may not be able to wait around. Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown will take on larger burdens in the second unit.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics

    Kyrie Irving led the Celtics to a 129-120 win over the Hawks on Saturday, posting 30 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists, a steal, two blocks and four 3-pointers.

    He was one assist shy of his second straight triple-double and his third straight double-double. Irving set a new career-high in rebounds, at least in the regular season, and it tied his overall career-high from an 11-rebound game against the Celtics in the opening round of the 2015 playoffs. The only things that can slow Kyrie down are rest days and nagging injuries as the Celtics push for home court in the first round.

  • Marcus Morris - F - Boston Celtics

    Marcus Morris posted 19 points, 11 rebounds, a steal, two blocks and two threes in Saturday's home win.

    Morris took a really dumb shot in the final minute with the Hawks pressing for a comeback, but ultimately it didn't matter and fantasy owners will love the line today, 6-for-14 from the field excepted. With Gordon Hayward sustaining a head injury today, Morris should have more breathing room for as long as GH is out. He belongs in all lineups.

  • Marcus Smart - G - Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart was a menace in Saturday's win over the Hawks, picking up 16 points (5-of-9 shooting), nine assists, five steals, a block and two 3-pointers.

    Smart gave Trae Young fits in this one and was doing all the usual Marcus Smart stuff, from grabbing clutch steals to flopping around like a fish out of water. He's been a standard-league asset for quite some time now, so make sure he's rostered in all of your leagues. He can provide a big lift in steals with steady contributions in assists, 3-pointers and occasionally rebounds. It helps that his shot has improved substantially of late (.583 in March, .421 on the season, .370 for his career).

  • Jaylen Brown - F - Boston Celtics

    Jaylen Brown put up 23 points in Saturday's win over the Hawks, going 8-of-14 from the field with three rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers.

    Brown's been on a nice run of late, scoring 22, 22 and now 23 points in his last three games. He's worth using while he's hot like this, and Gordon Hayward's injury today may open the door even further for him — though there's no word on how long Hayward might be out, if he misses time at all. Fellow young gun Jayson Tatum had a productive day with 18 points, eight rebounds, four assists and a steal.

  • Terry Rozier - G - Boston Celtics

    Terry Rozier (illness) played 17 minutes on Saturday afternoon, tallying five points, two rebounds, two assists, a 3-pointer and a steal.

    Rozier was originally questionable to play and ended up giving it a go, though his fantasy appeal is limited as long as Kyrie Irving is healthy.

  • Daniel Theis - F - Boston Celtics

    Daniel Theis (illness) played only nine minutes in Saturday's win over the Hawks.

    Theis was questionable because of his illness so it was good to see him on the floor at all. He's generally not a fantasy option when Boston's fully healthy, but with Al Horford expected to rest for at least three games before the playoffs there will be some streaming opportunities.

  • Al Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Al Horford spent most of the second half in the locker room due to knee problems on Saturday, and Brad Stevens said after the game that the Celtics already have "three or four games" of planned rest for Horford down the stretch.

    The Celtics have 12 games left, so that's anywhere from a quarter to a third of Horford's remaining schedule. It means fantasy owners can't expect a full slate from the top-50 big man the rest of the way, which is going to be a major headache as fantasy championships are starting to be decided. Horford finished with nine points, six rebounds, three assists and a block in 28 minutes today, and Aron Baynes, Daniel Theis and Robert Williams will all see more minutes whenever Horford sits. He missed time earlier in the year with knee issues but had been fairly pain-free until today. After the game, Horford said that he simply banged his knee today and that his departure had nothing to do with those earlier injuries.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Gordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward (neck strain) will not return to Saturday's game.

    Hayward got cracked on a screen in the first quarter and was ruled out before halftime. He's been able to return middle-round numbers over the last month or so, so fantasy owners are dealing with a tough break here. Hayward registered no stats in his one minute of action.

    Source: Boston Celtics on Twitter

  • Guerschon Yabusele - F - Boston Celtics

    Guerschon Yabusele (ankle) will be inactive against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Yabusele will miss his second straight game. Even when active, he is averaging only 5.4 minutes on the season with plenty of DNP-CD's so he is not on the fantasy radar.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • Daniel Theis - F - Boston Celtics

    Daniel Theis (illness) is expected to be available against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Theis missed Thursday's game with an illness but coach Brad Stevens said he expects him to be available for Saturday's early game. Theis was averaging only 7.7 minutes over his last five contests and is not on the fantasy radar.

    Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter

  • Terry Rozier - G - Boston Celtics

    Terry Rozier (illness) is expected to play on Saturday against the Hawks.

    Coach Brad Stevens said he expects all the sick players to be available on Saturday so Rozier should be back after a one-game absence. His upside and minutes are capped with Marcus Smart and Kyrie Irving both healthy although he did put up 26 points in 26 minutes in his last game.

    Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter

  • Terry Rozier - G - Boston Celtics

    Terry Rozier and Daniel Theis are both questionable to play on Saturday as they deal with an illness.

    If Rozier is unable to play, Marcus Smart gets all the run he can handle while Aron Baynes is a likely beneficiary if Theis is out.

    Source: KL Chouinard on Twitter