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  • Marcus Smart - G - Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart moved over to the point guard spot in Wednesday's win over the Pistons and tallied 16 points, three rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers.

    Smart shot 6-for-11, and as long as he's hitting his looks at a respectable clip then it's easy for him to hold solid top-100 value. This was a nice bounceback game after a 3-of-14 showing on Tuesday. Brad Wanamaker logged 14 minutes and scored five points with Boston's top two point guards out of commission.

  • Gordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward drew a start on Wednesday night and put up 18 points, five rebounds, eight assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in an easy win over the Pistons.

    Hayward had his second nice game in a row, and hopefully we'll see more of this over the season's final weeks. He played 34 minutes tonight and was part of a very balanced offensive attack in which six C's had more than 10 points but none had more than 19. Hayward is a late-round player with upside for the stretch run.

  • Gordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward started for the Celtics vs. the Pistons on Wednesday, sliding in for Kyrie Irving (right knee strain) and Terry Rozier (illness) who are both out.

    Hayward gets a shot to shine tonight. He's coming off a 26-point gem so it's worth noting if he can get some much-needed momentum going here.

  • Robert Williams III - C/F - Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams (illness) will not play on Wednesday.

    Williams reportedly had his back tighten up yesterday morning and he ended up sitting out a win over the Sixers, though it's unclear if that was injury-related or just a matter of the matchup. Tonight we have a more concrete reason for his absence, not that it will affect many fantasy teams.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Terry Rozier - G - Boston Celtics

    Terry Rozier will miss Wednesday's game against the Pistons because of an illness.

    With Rozier and Kyrie Irving out, the Celtics are down to Marcus Smart and Brad Wanamaker as real point guards, with Jaylen Brown and potentially Gordon Hayward factoring into the shooting guard mix. Smart's going to be a popular DFS play tonight while Wanamaker is the target if you're trying to go bottom-barrel. Jayson Tatum and Al Horford should have more usage than usual tonight as well.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Terry Rozier - G - Boston Celtics

    The Celtics are calling Terry Rozier (illness) doubtful for Wednesday's matchup with the Pistons.

    With Kyrie Irving already out and Rozier unlikely to play, we'll see Marcus Smart and Brad Wanamaker get the minutes at point guard tonight. The ripple effect should also help out Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward. Rozier put up a fairly disappointing line in his start last night but if he was feeling under the weather that'll explain some of his struggles. His fantasy value depends entirely on the health of Irving, so he's not necessarily a must-own if we get a positive update on Irving over the break.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics

    Kyrie Irving (right knee strain) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    Irving is said to be "day-to-day" but this does put his All-Star participation into question. With Terry Rozier also doubtful we may see a lot of Marcus Smart and Brad Wanamaker tonight.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Jayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum delivered 20 points, 10 rebounds, two steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer as the Celtics topped the Sixers on Tuesday.

    Tatum's cruising along as an early-middle round guy and that shouldn't change as the Celtics get through their funk.

  • Gordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward scored a team-high 26 points in Tuesday's win over the Sixers, going 8-of-11 overall and 6-of-7 from three.

    It's no secret that the Celtics are vastly more formidable when Hayward looks like his old self, and they certainly got that guy tonight. Hayward added four rebounds, three assists and a steal and will hopefully have more nights like this down the stretch. He'll be more volatile than hoped at the beginning of the season, but the upside is obviously still there.

  • Marcus Smart - G - Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart went 3-of-14 from the field in Tuesday's road victory, finishing with eight points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal.

    Smart missed all eight of his 3-point attempts and went 2-of-4 from the charity stripe. He's been delivering middle-round numbers thanks largely to big improvements in his shooting, but tonight he looked like his old self. If this keeps up Smart will go back to being a fringe asset in 12-team leagues but he's certainly earned enough goodwill that you won't be sweating this performance.

  • Terry Rozier - G - Boston Celtics

    Terry Rozier made another start for Kyrie Irving on Tuesday night but didn't do much for fantasy owners, posting five points, four rebounds, five assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer on 2-of-8 from the field.

    Rozier was able to round out the line with multi-cat contributions but we generally expect more of him when Irving is out. He's still worth deploying for as long as he's starting, though that may not be much longer with Kyrie said to be "day-to-day."

  • Robert Williams III - C/F - Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams did not play in Tuesday's win over the Sixers.

    Williams was reported to have felt some back tightness before the game, and the Celtics never updated his status again. He's out of the rotation right now with Al Horford and Daniel Theis playing well so this doesn't have much impact on the fantasy landscape.

  • Jayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics

    Tim MacMahon of ESPN is reporting that the gossip is that Jayson Tatum wouldn’t mind if he’s shipped to New Orleans and has a chance to be the face of the franchise, since he’s not going to get that opportunity in Boston in the immediate future.

    For all the talk of the Lakers’ chemistry problems after dangling most of the roster in Anthony Davis trade negotiations, the Celtics also put most of their players into a Davis pitch. But Tatum is one player seemingly not fazed by all the trade talk while he also went on the record to say that he’d trade himself too for AD. The young forward could become the face of the Celtics only if Kyrie Irving leaves Boston and it will be interesting in the upcoming summer to see how all the relevant pieces potentially get moved around the league.

    Source: ESPN Radio

  • Kyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics

    Kyrie Irving (right knee strain) has been ruled out vs. the 76ers on Tuesday.

    We knew Kyrie would probably miss this game but the right knee strain shouldn't keep him out for much longer. He was reported to be "day-to-day" but the C's might hold him out until after the All-Star break. Terry Rozier is worth owning everywhere while Irving is out.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics

    Kyrie Irving has been diagnosed with a right knee strain after undergoing an MRI and will be day-to-day going forward.

    The Celtics figure to keep a close eye on Irving but it doesn't look as though this will turn into an extended absence. Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart need to be rostered in all formats until Irving gets back to full strength.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter