February 4, 2019, 1:36 pmRobert Williams III - C/F - Boston Celtics
Robert Williams (sore back) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Cavs.
Williams was unable to play on Sunday, which meant Daniel Theis got all the backup center work. Williams flashed his potential the last time that Aron Baynes was sidelined, though he figures to do a little less this time since Al Horford is without any kind of restrictions. Williams is in play as a potential blocks specialist but we'll need to see how much playing time he gets. Horford and Theis are more than capable of splitting all 48 minutes.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
February 4, 2019, 1:27 pmKyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics
Kyrie Irving (hip) will miss Tuesday's matchup with the Cavs.
Irving has already missed three of the last seven games due to nagging issues, including a left hip strain. Terry Rozier should have a field day in a great matchup, and we wouldn't expect Irving to sit out for long, though it would become an issue if his random absences carried into the fantasy playoffs.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
February 3, 2019, 5:10 pmKyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics
Kyrie Irving had his fourth straight double-double of 20-plus points in Sunday's 134-129 win over the Thunder, turning in another masterful performance with 30 points on 14-of-19 from the field, 11 assists, four rebounds, a block and a 3-pointer.
Irving's double-double streak includes three games of 10-plus assists and one of 10 rebounds, though his three absences mean that the streak has occurred over Boston's last seven games. Either way, Kyrie has been absolutely on fire after a mediocre stretch in October. All the LeBron-related noise can be left aside as Irving is having a top-10 fantasy season.
February 3, 2019, 5:06 pmMarcus Smart - G - Boston Celtics
Marcus Smart shot 6-for-11 in Sunday's win over the Thunder, producing 18 points, four rebounds, seven assists, two steals and four threes in 28 minutes.
Smart was also tasked with chasing Russell Westbrook around today and did a fantastic job, all things considered. While the shooting will often be damaging, Smart has a spot in all standard-league lineups given his recent play.
February 3, 2019, 5:01 pmDaniel Theis - F - Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis played 17 minutes with Aron Baynes (foot) out on Sunday and was able to collect 14 points (5-of-6 shooting), two rebounds, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers.
Baynes will be out through the All-Star break and Robert Williams was out with a sore back today, so Theis got plenty of opportunity to get some numbers today. He's a nice deep-league add and DFS option for as long as Baynes is out and has a pretty solid stat set. Theis is unlikely to climb too high with Al Horford healthy but he can get to the top-200 neighborhood without much trouble. Horford had 17 points nine assists, two steals, a block and a three in 31 minutes today while hitting 8-of-13 from the field.
February 3, 2019, 4:57 pmJaylen Brown - F - Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown posted 12 points, two rebounds, two assists and two triples in Sunday's win over the Thunder.
Brown took advantage of Boston's injuries to post top-100 value over the last few weeks, and while we're generally not all that interested in Brown's services for 12-team leagues it's worth pointing out that he says he's finally feeling good after battling a nagging wrist issue for several weeks. We'll see how high he can climb by season's end.
February 3, 2019, 4:55 pmGordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward led the Celtics' bench with 24 minutes on Sunday but could only deliver three points on 1-of-6 shooting.
Hayward continues to struggle and is barely above the cut line in 12-team formats. He added three rebounds, two assists and a steal to the line today but will struggle to crack the top-100 unless there's an unforeseen production binge coming.
February 3, 2019, 4:46 pmJayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum went just 4-of-8 from the field on Sunday afternoon but still had a solid fantasy line with 11 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks.
We'd like to see Tatum take more shots, certainly, but he was able to buttress his quiet offensive game with some work on the other end of the floor. He's rolling along as a middle-round guy and still has upside to burn.
February 3, 2019, 4:44 pmMarcus Morris - F - Boston Celtics
Marcus Morris tallied 19 points, seven rebounds, an assist and two threes in Sunday's win over the Celtics.
Morris also shot a solid 8-for-14 from the field. He's now got 15 or more in each of his last four and looks to be well past his mid-January dip. Make sure he's back in all lineups as a reliable middle-round option.
February 3, 2019, 1:31 pmAron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics
Aron Baynes (left foot contusion) is likely to be sidelined through the All-Star break.
Baynes is dealing with a bruised cuboid bone. Daniel Theis and Robert Williams will step up in the rotation and are both solid deep-league options for the next couple of weeks. Al Horford is back at full strength so they might not have the same type of production they did when Baynes was out last, but both of Boston's backup bigs are worth consideration in 16-team formats.
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter
February 3, 2019, 12:24 pmRobert Williams III - C/F - Boston Celtics
Robert Williams (sore back) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Thunder.
It's poor timing for Williams, who was looking at semi-consistent minutes with Aron Baynes (foot bruise) out for the next week. Assuming the rookie can get back on the floor before too long, he'll be a solid blocks specialist until Baynes returns.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
February 3, 2019, 12:22 pmAron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics
Aron Baynes (left foot contusion) will be sidelined for at least the next week.
Baynes had recently returned from a broken left hand but only lasted two weeks before getting hurt again. While he's sidelined, Daniel Theis and Robert Williams will be back on the deep-league radar. Theis is the target for his all-around game while Williams will become a solid blocks specialist.
Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter
February 2, 2019, 5:28 pmAron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics
Aron Baynes (left foot contusion) has been ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Thunder.
It's a new issue for Baynes and there has not been word on how long he is expected to miss. Daniel Theis and Robert Williams should fill in for Baynes while he is out. Theis is a decent deep-league streaming option while Williams is in play if you need blocks.
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter
February 1, 2019, 10:30 pmJaylen Brown - F - Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown had 11 points on 5-for-12 from the field to go with four steals, two rebounds, an assist and a turnover in 21 minutes during Friday’s road win over the Knicks.
The four steals were nice but the cupboard was pretty bare aside from those rips. Brown has put up surprising top-75 value in 9-cat over the last few weeks but will be hard pressed to keep any consistent value above the top-100 when the team is healthy. Gordon Hayward had 14 points, two 3s and two blocks in 21 minutes but the good games have been few and far between for Hayward this season (just top-135 value on the season).
February 1, 2019, 10:25 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford scored 14 points on 7-of-12 shooting and added nine rebounds, four assists, a block and a turnover in 27 minutes during Friday's win over the Knicks.
After starting the season off hurt, Horford has gotten himself healthy and has been putting up top-25 value in 9-cat over the last two months with top-15 value over the last two weeks. Congratulations are in order for anyone who bought low after a slow start.