November 17, 2018, 11:36 pmKyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics
Kyrie Irving led the Celtics with 20 points in an 86-98 loss to the Jazz, adding eight rebounds, two assists and a triple on Saturday night.
The Celtics were largely junk tonight, and they predictably lost a game to a tough opponent just a night after a big overtime game against a conference rival. Irving hit 8-of-16 shots for a good, if unspectacular, game. Al Horford chipped in nine points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer. He's immune to Boston's bad games.
November 17, 2018, 11:34 pmGordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward played 26 minutes on Saturday despite no longer having a minutes restriction.
Garbage time probably played a factor, as did the fact that Hayward wasn't at his best. He finished with seven points, four rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals tonight and you're running out of time to buy-low before the Celtics really let Hayward ramp up his activity.
November 17, 2018, 11:32 pmMarcus Morris - F - Boston Celtics
Marcus Morris went just 1-for-7 in Saturday's loss to the Jazz, finishing with three points, two rebounds and an assist.
Morris wasn't alone — Jaylen Brown scored three points on 1-for-9 shooting while Terry Rozier scored four on 2-of-9. At least he chipped in seven boards and three assists. This was a game to flush for the Celtics, and Morris is the only one of these three who should be owned in 12-team leagues.
November 17, 2018, 5:48 pmGordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics
Brad Stevens says that Gordon Hayward will not have a minutes restriction on Saturday, even though tonight is the second half of a back-to-back and Hayward logged 39 minutes last night.
There's been no official word on when Hayward's restrictions will be lifted for good but this sure seems like a big step. If Hayward can play without limits he should be able to start delivering middle-round returns with regularity. We'll be watching his workload tonight a little more closely than usual.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
November 16, 2018, 10:46 pmKyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics
The Raptors had no answers for Kyrie Irving who hit 18-of-26 shots to finish Friday’s 123-116 overtime win with 43 points (three 3s), 11 assists, three steals and a block.
Irving was just unstoppable tonight and is a top-10 value on the season in 8/9-cat. Congrats if you bought low after a slow start. Al Horford added 11 points, nine boards and two blocks in the win.
November 16, 2018, 10:42 pmGordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward played 39 minutes in Friday’s overtime win over the Raptors and had 15 points (one 3), five rebounds, five assists and four steals with good efficiency (4-for-8 from the field, 4-of-4 from the line and two turnovers).
Hayward looked really good in this one and he might be ready to start turning the corner. After spending the first few weeks outside the top-150, Hayward’s top-85 play over the last two weeks has brought his cumulative value into standard-league range. Owner have to be relieved.
November 16, 2018, 10:38 pmJayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum scored 21 points (two 3s) and added seven rebounds, two steals and a block in Friday’s overtime win over the visiting Raptors.
Tatum had the second most field goal attempts on the team and was instrumental in the win. He’s held top-55 value despite all the mouths to feed in Boston but has been a top-25 value over the last two weeks if you want to try to sell high.
November 16, 2018, 10:35 pmMarcus Morris - F - Boston Celtics
Marcus Morris returned from a one-game absence and scored just 11 points (one 3) to go with seven boards in Friday's overtime victory over the Raptors.
Morris still played 33 minutes so it looks like he's fully recovered from his illness. He's been a top-100 play so far so keep going with him as long as he's getting minutes and touches.
November 16, 2018, 5:00 pmMarcus Morris - F - Boston Celtics
Marcus Morris (illness) is available to play on Friday vs. the Raptors.
Morris missed Wednesday's game as we enter flu and cold season, but looks ready to go for their game against the top ranked team in the East. He's been hot to start this year with value inside the top-85 so we hope he can keep it up.
Source: Celtics on Twitter
November 15, 2018, 1:52 pmMarcus Morris - F - Boston Celtics
Marcus Morris (illness) is questionable for Friday's game against the Raptors.
Morris missed Wednesday's game but has been upgraded ahead of Friday. If he was forced to miss this matchup, it could mean more minutes for everyone at the forward spots. Morris has been riding some hot shooting to a nice start but should be in fantasy lineups as long as he's playing well.
Source: Jared Weiss on Twitter
November 14, 2018, 10:11 pmGordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward scored 11 points on 4-of-12 shooting with four rebounds, four assists, three steals and one trey in the Celtics' 111-82 win over the Bulls on Wednesday.
Hayward is barely bringing back late-round value this season but he's only going to get better as the year goes on. See if you can buy low from a disappointed owner that's too scared to drop him, but would rather fire him into the sun at this given moment.
November 14, 2018, 10:08 pmJaylen Brown - F - Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown scored 18 points on 8-of-14 shooting (including two threes) with six rebounds, three assists and one block over 25 minutes in Wednesday's blowout win over the Bulls.
Brown is among the worst fantasy plays in the league in standard leagues because of his middling production and bad percentages. Even if he could address some of the stat set issues, there's also a logjam to contend with and owners can look elsewhere until his situation cleans itself up, whenever that may be.
November 14, 2018, 10:05 pmAron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics
Aron Baynes scored nine points off the bench in Wednesday's blowout win over the Bulls, hitting 3-of-9 shots (including two threes) with 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks in 19 minutes.
Baynes has always had some under-the-radar pop to his fantasy game but he's averaging just 14 mpg on the season and he'll be back to irrelevant once Marcus Morris returns.
November 14, 2018, 4:40 pmMarcus Morris - F - Boston Celtics
Marcus Morris (illness) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Bulls.
This is a new illness for Morris, he was not listed on the injury report. Jayson Tatum and Gordon Hayward could see a few extra minutes as starters, while Marcus Smart and Semi Ojeleye should get extra run off the bench.
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter
November 14, 2018, 3:52 pmRobert Williams III - C/F - Boston Celtics
The Celtics assigned Robert Williams III to their G-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, on Wednesday.
Williams was not owned in anything but dynasty leagues anyways. In the event of an injury, Williams would be called up and could see minutes, but he's a name for the future, not the present.
Source: Boston Celtics on Twitter