August 2, 2020, 6:32 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis got put in the weight room against Jusuf Nurkic and the Blazers on Sunday, picking up five fouls in 28 minutes but finishing with nine points, two rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.
Theis also hit all four of his field goals to help fantasy GMs out. He's a well-rounded player but can still struggle in certain matchups, though the fact that he always contributes in multiple ways really preserves a top-120 floor. Enes Kanter got some extra run because of today's matchup and cooked up 11 points, eight rebounds and a block in 20 minutes. He's a late-round asset at best in the bubble.
July 31, 2020, 10:03 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis looked good on Friday as he put up a double-double, notching 13 points on 5-of-13 shooting with 12 rebounds, three assists, two 3s and two blocks.
Theis has been one of the season's hottest pickups this season and tonight's line is an example of why that's the case. Theis is money as a mid-round value play for the remainder of the seeding games, providing a well-rounded line as the Celtics' starting center.
July 28, 2020, 6:54 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum will not play on Tuesday night after being given the night off to rest according to Brad Stevens.
Tatum will join a host of others on the sideline for Tuesday's scrimmage against the Rockets. Along with Marcus Smart, Gordon Hayward, Jaylen Brown, Kemba Walker, Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter, the Celtics will be basically running their second and even third units all night. There is no reason to be concerned here and those targeting Tatum in drafts will still need to part with a first-round pick to secure his services.
Source: Chris Fosberg on Twitter
July 24, 2020, 8:06 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Enes Kanter scored 11 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in 12 and a half minutes of action in the Celtics' Friday scrimmage vs. the Thunder.
Kanter was actually the only Celtic to score in double figures. That said, it's tough to expect the Turkish center to do this on a regular basis during the actual resumption of the season. In the end, we recommend placing your late-round pick with Daniel Theis who had eight points, three rebounds and three assists in this outing.
July 7, 2020, 5:21 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis emerged as a key contributor for the Celtics this season, finishing with top-110/80 value (8/9-cat) thanks to averages of 9.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.6 steals, 1.3 blocks and 0.4 3-pointers per contest.
An injury to Enes Kanter opened the door and Theis burst right through, never looking back. Theis also made 57 starts in 58 games this year after making just five starts combined over his first two campaigns. He set career-highs across the board, including a .565 mark from the field despite increased volume. A heady defender and versatile offensive threat, Theis was the missing piece at center for Boston between his rim protection and modest floor-spacing ability. Despite a handful of absences, Theis was even better by total value standards with top-90/75 rankings. He rarely wows you, but tends to check multiple boxes on any given nights and should remain a nice depth piece for fantasy purposes moving forward. With extended stretches as a top-75 player, there may still be some untapped upside if Theis can get more than the 23.8 mpg he received this season.
March 10, 2020, 9:36 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis scored 20 points in 33 minutes of action on Tuesday vs. the Pacers, adding six rebounds, two blocks and three assists in a well rounded effort.
Theis is ranked 81st this year on a per game basis and holds top-60 fantasy value over his last 24 games. That is a pretty large sample size, indicating that he is more than a viable option for fantasy lineups in all formats. Theis qualifies as one of the best waiver wire pickups of the season and has very likely been on a lot of winning fantasy squads this year.
March 9, 2020, 4:44 pmRobert Williams IIIC-F, Boston Celtics
Robert Williams (back strain) is probable to play in Tuesday's tilt vs. the Pacers.
Williams is third on the depth chart behind Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter. He can be left on the waiver wire in standard leagues. However, he has shown that he has the potential to be a blocks specialist if he ever locks down a bigger role. He is a name to watch as he continues to work on his craft as this is only his second season in the league.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
February 27, 2020, 1:11 amDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis had 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting while grabbing seven rebounds, an assist and one steal on Wednesday.
Theis appears to have secured his role as the starting center for the Celtics. This could lead to a top-80 finish for his 2019-2020 campaign, a very welcome surprise for any owners that stuck with him.
February 23, 2020, 6:35 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis had 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting and added nine rebounds before fouling out late in the game Sunday against the Lakers.
Theis has clearly usurped Enes Kanter for minutes in coach Brad Stevens' offense, as evidenced by his spot in the starting lineup. Theis got 31 minutes in Sunday's game and should continue to provide top-75 value the rest of the season.
February 21, 2020, 11:18 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis had a huge game on Friday vs. the Wolves, playing 27 minutes and scoring 25 points with 16 rebounds, both of which are new career-highs.
There it is. Theis is back and better than ever. Enes Kanter only played nine minutes tonight, so that certainly helped him, but keep Theis entrenched in your fantasy lineups. He looks fully healthy and took advantage on Friday.
February 19, 2020, 7:50 pmRobert Williams IIIC-F, Boston Celtics
Robert Williams (hip) participated in practice on Wednesday and felt good.
The Celtics are encouraged by Williams' progress and plan to ramp him up in practice over the next 1-2 weeks. Williams will be behind Enes Kanter and Daniel Theis in the rotation and will only have appeal as a block specialist. Kanter and Theis will lose value when Williams enters the rotation. Theis is a top-70 player over the past month in 26 minutes per game while Kanter is outside the top-175 in 19 minutes per game. Theis will likely hold standard-league value and Kanter will remain a low-upside option in 16-team leagues.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
February 13, 2020, 11:31 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis fouled out and was limited to 24 minutes on Thursday night, scoring 12 points and blocking two shots.
Theis had to watch the late stages of this contest from the bench, but that didn't mean Enes Kanter replaced him either. Kanter played just 20 minutes for his eight points and eight boards as Brad Stevens opted to use Grant Williams instead, who didn't trouble the scorers. Theis and Kanter are both worth owning as top-100 and top-150 values, respectively.
February 9, 2020, 6:02 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis (right ankle sprain) logged 30 minutes on Sunday afternoon, notching 13 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and a 3-pointer.
Theis' defense was much-needed against a dangerous Thunder team and he took the vast majority of the playing time, even though he was returning from a one-game absence here. Enes Kanter was limited to four points, eight rebounds and a steal in 17 minutes off the bench and his value will be dependent on how well Theis is playing when both are healthy. Both guys should be rostered in just about all leagues but Theis has more upside given his stat set and playing time trends.
February 9, 2020, 2:59 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis (right ankle sprain) will suit up in Sunday's matchup vs. the Thunder.
He sat out of Friday's matchup and has been dealing with nagging injuries for the past couple of weeks. The good news is he should play in tonight's game and although he isn't the flashiest player, he deserves to be owned in most leagues.
Source: Boston Celtics on Twitter
February 6, 2020, 4:55 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis will remain out with a right ankle sprain for Friday's matchup vs. the Hawks.
Theis has been solid, yet unspectacular this season and warrants a roster spot in standard leagues. Enes Kanter and Grant Williams will see a boost in value for as long as Theis remains out. Kanter and Theis were both winners from a fantasy perspective at the trade deadline as the Celtics did not trade for a center as many speculated that they would.
Source: Jay King on Twitter