Bruno Fernando

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  • Bruno Fernando
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    Bruno Fernando finished the 2019-20 season as a top-370/380 player (8/9 cat) while averaging 4.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.3 blocks and 0.3 steals on 51.8 percent shooting from the field.

    The rookie out of Maryland didn’t exactly finish strong, scoring just 1.6 points per game over five contests in March. The native of Angola found himself behind John Collins and Dewayne Dedmon on the frontcourt depth chart. The Hawks also added Clint Capela who is under contract for three more seasons. Fernando’s campaign did feature a few bright spots, especially when Dedmon missed time due to injury. However, Fernando would need a step up in playing time to become fantasy relevant in most leagues.

  • Bruno Fernando
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    Bruno Fernando (left shin soreness) will suit up on Friday night.

    Fernando returns at the same time as Dewayne Dedmon, which really limits his upside. The youngster is a fine dynasty option but is best considered a low-end option in deep redraft formats given the unlikelihood of him carving out a big role. Damian Jones will feel the squeeze as well.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter

  • Bruno Fernando
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    Bruno Fernando (left shin soreness) is probable to play in Friday's game vs. the Wizards.

    Fernando has seen more minutes lately due to the injury to Dewayne Dedmon but hasn't taken advantage of it in his rookie campaign. With Dedmon likely returning on Friday, Fernando will lose most of the fantasy value that he had.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • Clint Capela
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Clint Capela (right heel contusion, plantar fasciitis) will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

    Capela has been out since late January and Bruno Fernando has seen regular minutes. While Capela has been progressing, it's worth wondering how much of the regular season will be left if he is able to return. He averaged 13.9 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks before being traded away by the Rockets.

    Source: Sarah Spencer on Twitter

  • Cam Reddish
    G-F, Atlanta Hawks

    Cam Reddish caught fire in a start on Friday, hitting 6-of-9 3-pointers (career-high) en route to a career-high 26 points on 9-of-14 shooting as the Hawks topped the Nets 141-118.

    Obviously, tonight's line was one of Reddish's best overall. The Hawks opted to go small vs. the Nets and he started over Bruno Fernando (nine points, nine rebounds, two steals). This could be a turning point for Reddish, who has struggled to get into a consistent flow of production throughout 2019-20. He's worth a speculative add right now.

  • Damian Jones
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Damian Jones (flu-like symptoms) is questionable to play in Friday's game vs. the Nets.

    There appears to be a sickness going around the Hawks locker room as Trae Young has also been sick recently. With Clint Capela (heel) and Dewayne Dedmon (elbow) both ruled out for a few games, Bruno Fernando is in line for a huge opportunity. Jones would see minutes off the bench if he was able to play but is well off the fantasy radar. Fernando should be added to watch-lists in standard leagues while he may have streaming appeal in 14-team leagues.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Bruno Fernando
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    Bruno Fernando started on Wednesday and scored 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting with nine boards and one steal in 22 minutes.

    Fernando got the start with Dewayne Dedmon (right elbow pain) sitting out. Fernando can be streamed for field goal percentage, rebounds and blocks while Dedmon is sidelined and should return to the waiver wire once Dedmon returns. Dedmon owners should hold on through his absence if they can, as he is likely to post standard-league value when he returns.

  • Dewayne Dedmon
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Bruno Fernando will start against the Magic on Wednesday in place of Dewayne Dedmon (right elbow pain), who has been ruled out.

    Dedmon has been on a nice stretch since joining the Hawks. Fernando will draw the start while Damian Jones will see some minutes off the bench. Neither Fernando nor Jones are viable in fantasy this season but Fernando could have some DFS appeal as a low-cost option. Dedmon's next opportunity to play will be on Friday vs. the Nets.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Dewayne Dedmon
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Dewayne Dedmon has been downgraded to questionable ahead of Wednesday's tilt vs. the Magic as he deals with pain in his right elbow.

    If Dedmon is unable to play on Wednesday, look for Bruno Fernando to start while Damian Jones see some time off the bench. Continue to monitor as we should learn more prior to the 7:30pm ET tip-off.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Bruno Fernando
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    Dealing with a strained left calf, Bruno Fernando will miss Friday's game versus the Celtics.

    Fernando will return with several big men ahead of him in the Hawks' rotation, including Clint Capela, John Collins, and possibly Dewayne Dedmon and Damion Jones. Fernando will be lost in the shuffle, as he has been for much of the season already.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Bruno Fernando
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    Bruno Fernando strained his left calf on Wednesday and will not return to the game.

    Fernando was on a 12-minute restriction for Wednesday's game with the same injury, but the injury on Wednesday is not considered a re-injury. Fernando will have little value outside of deeper leagues now that Clint Capela is headed to Atlanta.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter

  • Bruno Fernando
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    Bruno Fernando (left calf strain) is available to play in Wednesday’s game against the Wolves but will be on a 12-minute restriction.

    Fernando has started in 11 games for the Hawks so far this season but with the new addition of Clint Capela, his opportunity to start has evaporated. He will come off the bench on Wednesday and is not worth a roster spot across any formats with Capela in the fold.

    Source: Chris Kirschner on Twitter

  • De'Andre Hunter
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    De'Andre Hunter (left ankle sprain) and Bruno Fernando (left calf strain) are now being listed as probable ahead of Wednesday's contest vs. the Wolves.

    Both players were initially listed as questionable so it appears that both are on track to return for Wednesday's game. Fernando will lose significant minutes with the new addition of Clint Capela and can be dropped across most formats. Hunter has a clearer path to opportunity but his chances of producing standard league value this season seems to be unlikely. Both youngsters are players to watch moving forward as they continue to improve.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • De'Andre Hunter
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    De'Andre Hunter (left ankle sprain) and Bruno Fernando (left calf strain) are being listed as questionable against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    The Hawks have been dealing with a depleted frontcourt and wing rotation lately and could use both Hunter and Fernando in the lineup. The Hawks are aggressively pursuing big men on the trade market, which would cut into the playing time of both Hunter and Fernando.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Bruno Fernando
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    Bruno Fernando (left calf strain) will not play on Monday.

    The Hawks will be quite shorthanded against the Celtics. Damian Jones will be in line for plenty of minutes.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter