Damian Jones

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  • Damian Jones
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Damian Jones was largely a blocks specialist in 2019-20, holding top-230 value in 9-category leagues while ranking only among the top 260 in 8-category.

    Jones actually posted similar numbers to his final season of 2018-19 with the Warriors, albeit in a larger sample size of 55 contests. He averaged 5.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.7 blocks, and 0.5 steals in 16.1 minutes per game. Jones saw an uptick in free-throw percentage during 2019-20, which rose to 73.8 percent from 64.9 percent the season prior. However, his assists average dropped from 1.2 while his blocks average fell from a 2018-19 average of 1.0. The Hawks deployed too many big men for reserves like Jones to be particularly valuable, and the acquisition of Clint Capela could further complicate the situation going forward.

  • Damian Jones
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Damian Jones (illness) has been cleared to play on Friday against the Nets.

    Jones will hold some low-end appeal as a blocks specialist with Atlanta now down its top two centers, though he's still only really an option in deeper formats. Bruno Fernando offers a shade more upside but its unlikely that either plays enough to capture your attention in 12-team leagues.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • 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

  • 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

  • Clint Capela
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Clint Capela (right heel) did not participate in Tuesday's practice.

    Capela doesn't have a specific target date as he continues to fight the heel issue. With Capela out, Dewayne Dedmon will continue to absorb the bulk of minutes at C with Damian Jones backing him up. Over his past four games, Dedmon has averaged 8.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals, 3.8 blocks and 1.0 trey in 28.3 minutes per game.

    Source: Chris Kirschner on Twitter

  • Dewayne Dedmon
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Dewayne Dedmon will start in Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks, forcing Damian Jones back to the second unit.

    Dedmon has once again become standard league fantasy relevant since re-joining the Hawks. Dedmon should continue to be streamed for as long as Clint Capela (foot) remains out. The situation will get murky when Capela returns to action but it should not be assumed that Capela returns the first game out of the break, although it is possible.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter

  • Damian Jones
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Damian Jones started on Wednesday and scored 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting with eight rebounds, two steals and one block in 24 minutes.

    Bruno Fernando injured his left calf again and left this game after seven minutes of play. The ROS outlook for Jones is poor with Clint Capela and Dewayne Dedmon coming to town. Jones will likely struggle to find minutes in the rotation and can be left on the waiver wire in 16-team leagues.

  • 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

  • Damian Jones
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Damian Jones was a force on the glass for the Hawks on Saturday, pulling down 12 rebounds to go along with eight points (3-of-6 shooting), one assist, two steals and one block in 31 minutes.

    Bruno Fernando (left calf strain) was out tonight so Jones feasted on all the minutes he could handle. He's still a low-end play in deep leagues right now, mostly buoyed by the Hawks' plethora of injured big men.

  • Damian Jones
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    The Hawks will feature a frontcourt of John Collins at power forward with Damian Jones starting at center as they face the Sixers on Thursday.

    Jones gets the nod at center and will have his work cut out for him while facing Joel Embiid. He is worth a look as a low-cost DFS play as the Hawks are without any other true centers with both Alex Len and Bruno Fernando sidelined. Jones only has fantasy value in the deepest of leagues at this time.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Bruno Fernando
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    Bruno Fernando (left calf strain) is listed as doubtful for Thursday's contest vs. the Sixers.

    With Alex Len (hip) already ruled out, the Hawks will lean heavily on John Collins as the starting center going up against Joel Embiid on Thursday night. Damian Jones will be the primary backup big if Fernando does miss this game.

    Source: Chris Kirschner on Twitter

  • Alex Len
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Alex Len (right hip flexor strain) will sit out of Thursday's game against the Sixers.

    Len will miss his seventh game out of the last nine on Thursday. Bruno Fernando (calf) is also doubtful for the contest so expect the Hawks to go with a smaller lineup that features John Collins starting at center with Damian Jones coming off the bench. Len will get his next opportunity to play on Saturday against the Mavs.

    Source: Chris Kirschner on Twitter

  • Bruno Fernando
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    Bruno Fernando (left calf strain) is considered unlikely to play in Tuesday's game against the Raptors.

    If Fernando can't go, the Hawks depth will take an even bigger hit with Alex Len and DeAndre' Bembry already ruled out. John Collins will shift to C for longer stretches while Damian Jones sees an increase in playing time as well.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter

  • Bruno Fernando
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    Bruno Fernando is no longer listed on the injury report ahead of Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Fernando was away from the team for personal reasons but has now been removed from the injury report. Expect Fernando to split the center minutes with Damian Jones as Alex Len (back) has been ruled out.

    Source: NBA Injury Report