August 7, 2020, 8:20 pmKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker (rest) will return Friday against the Raptors but he will be limited to 30 minutes of action.
Walker sat out last game because it was the Celtics' second leg of a back-to-back set and evidently won't play quite as much as he usually does. That being said, he has yet to even log 30 minutes in a game yet in the bubble. Overall, Walker has averaged 31.3 minutes per game during the 2019-20 season. Carsen Edwards seems likely to benefit with a few extra minutes on Friday evening. The Celtics' playoff position is essentially set in stone so it makes plenty of sense for them to get their starters some rest before the playoffs begin.
Source: Keith Smith on Twitter
July 28, 2020, 10:47 pmCarsen EdwardsPG, Boston Celtics
Carsen Edwards was a bright spot in Tuesday's 112-137 scrimmage loss to the Rockets, scoring a team-high 19 points with five rebounds, four assists, two steals and three triples in 32 minutes of action.
Edwards feasted with Brad Stevens resting his top seven guys, so there's not much to read into here. He played just 35 games this season and appears to be behind Romeo Langford in the race for minutes when the season resumes. The scoring pop makes Edwards fun to speculate on in deep dynasty formats but that's all there is to do for now.
July 7, 2020, 4:04 pmCarsen EdwardsPG, Boston Celtics
Carsen Edwards made 35 appearances in his rookie season, finishing as a top-430 player in fantasy.
Edwards was always in tough to see substantial value this season given Boston's strong depth in the backcourt. The team remains high on his future but it's unlikely that he comes into any sort of fantasy appeal barring major changes this offseason. The highlight of his season was an 18-point outburst against the Wizards way back in November.
January 22, 2020, 10:42 pmKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker was quiet on Wednesday, registering eight points, three boards, four assists, two steals and two blocks.
The four defensive stats are a welcome addition, and the lack of production can be attributed to the score as the Celtics blew out the Grizzlies. Carsen Edwards and Brad Wanamaker both so time as a result, finishing with seven and ten points respectively.
January 20, 2020, 12:12 pmCarsen EdwardsPG, Boston Celtics
Carden Edwards will not be active for Monday's game against the Lakers despite being called up to the main roster.
With Brown off the injury report and Kemba Walker expecting to play, the Celtics don't need for Edwards at this time. He is well off the fantasy radar.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
December 11, 2019, 4:38 pmMarcus SmartPG, Boston Celtics
Marcus Smart has been ruled out with an eye infection ahead of Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers.
With Smart ruled out, there will be more opportunity for Grant Williams, Carsen Edwards and Brad Wanamaker. Romeo Langford could also some opportunity on Wednesday in what has been an injury-riddled first year.
Source: Jared Weiss on Twitter
December 5, 2019, 5:14 pmMarcus SmartPG, Boston Celtics
Marcus Smart is officially questionable for Friday's tilt vs. the Nuggets due to a bruised abdomen.
Smart was dealing with an illness that he appears to have gotten past. Now he appears to be dealing with the injury that forced him to leave Sunday's game early. It appears that Grant Williams will start if Smart misses Friday's contest while Semi Ojeleye, Brad Wanamaker and Carsen Edwards could all see some additional run.
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter
December 3, 2019, 1:25 pmMarcus SmartPG, Boston Celtics
Marcus Smart (illness/oblique) did not participate in Tuesday's practice and is considered doubtful to play against the Heat on Wednesday.
Smart is the latest victim of the flu bug sweeping through NBA locker rooms and that, in addition to the oblique injury that he picked up during Monday's game, has him on the wrong side of playing against the Heat. If Smart is ruled out, Javonte Green, Brad Wanamaker and Carsen Edwards will all be in line for additional minutes.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
November 26, 2019, 5:04 pmKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker (neck bruise) is being listed as probable to return to game action ahead of Wednesday's game against the Nets.
With Walker set to return, Brad Wanamaker and Carsen Edwards are going to lose most of their value. Each can be dropped in standard leagues, while Walker can safely be plugged back into lineups.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
November 23, 2019, 9:14 amKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker was released from the hospital late Friday night to rejoin the team for their return to Boston.
The Celtics Twitter account added that, "[Walker] will be re-evaluated tomorrow and further updates will be provided as appropriate." It was a scary scene in the first half on Friday as Walker collided head-first with teammate Semi Ojeleye and had to be stretchered out but at least it appears he has avoided a significant injury. Ojeleye started the second half for Walker while Brad Wanamaker and Carsen Edwards may see an uptick in minutes in the near-term.
Source: Celtics on Twitter
November 13, 2019, 10:19 pmCarsen EdwardsPG, Boston Celtics
Carsen Edwards scored a career-high 18 points in Wednesday's win over the Wizards, adding four rebounds, three assists, a steal and four 3-pointers in just 20 minutes of action.
The Celtics blew things open a bit in the fourth before a late push got the score to respectable territory, so we're not going to expect similar output in the next one. That said, Edwards is a wonderful scorer and could come into a nice bench role while Gordon Hayward is out. Consider him in 16-teamers for end-of-bench scoring punch.
October 30, 2019, 4:32 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown (illness) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Bucks.
With Brown ruled out, expect to see more of the usual suspects for the Celtics while rookies Grant Williams will have all the opportunity that he would like. Carsen Edwards and Marcus Smart should also see a bump in minutes due to Brown's absence
Source: Tom Westerholm on Twitter
October 24, 2019, 3:56 pmRomeo LangfordSG, Boston Celtics
Romeo Langford (sore right knee) and Tacko Fall (concussion protocol) have been ruled out for Friday's game against the Raptors.
Langford had a scary fall in a preseason game that will hold him out for at least the first two games of the regular season while Tacko is recovering from a concussion. Neither of these players are on the fantasy radar in standard redraft leagues with Langford having more potential this season if he is able to outduel Carsen Edwards upon his return from injury.
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter
October 24, 2019, 3:00 amCarsen EdwardsPG, Boston Celtics
Carsen Edwards made his NBA debut against the Sixers on Wednesday, going 1-for-3 from the field for three points in 11 minutes.
Edwards can be used as a sparkplug scorer but he'll need more minutes than this to get on the fantasy radar.
October 15, 2019, 9:33 pmCarsen EdwardsPG, Boston Celtics
Carsen Edwards shot 10-for-16 from the floor for 30 points with three boards, one block and nine triples in 21 minutes against the Cavs on Tuesday.
Wow. Edwards was unconscious from beyond the arc, going 9-for-15 and putting on an absolute show. Eight of his treys came in the third quarter, where Edwards scored 26 of his 30 points alone. He will play behind Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart at point guard this season, but he is worth being on the radar in deep leagues and a name to stash away in case of injuries. Remember the name.