January 16, 2020, 11:09 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis notched a 23-minute double-double on Thursday against the Bucks with 12 points, 10 boards and two blocks.
Theis has been fantasy-viable even in standard leagues despite playing just 21 minutes per contest on average. That should continue and both he and Enes Kanter are worth owning and should be counted on for late-round value.
January 15, 2020, 6:11 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis will be available for Wednesday's game against the Pistons after dealing with some soreness in his right knee.
Theis will split the center minutes with Enes Kanter as they take on Andre Drummond and company. Theis' return may limit the value of Kanter but both players have shown that they can retain standard league fantasy value even while splitting the center minutes.
Source: Celtics PR on Twitter
January 14, 2020, 3:42 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis (right knee soreness) is being listed as questionable to play against the Pistons on Wednesday.
Theis missed Monday's game, and there is a good chance he'll be sitting out a second in a row. Enes Kanter would have the C spot to himself again after putting up 15 points and nine rebounds against the Bulls on Monday.
Source: Celtics on Twitter
January 13, 2020, 10:18 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Enes Kanter started on Monday, scoring 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting to go with nine rebounds and a block.
Kanter continues to put up strong value with Daniel Theis (left knee soreness) out. It should be noted that when the Celtics are healthy, Kanter's value is almost zero so enjoy the production while it lasts.
January 11, 2020, 10:16 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Enes Kanter continues to play well off the bench as he scored 22 points in Saturday's win over the Pelicans, chipping in 19 rebounds and one assist.
The 19 rebounds are a season-high, however, most remarkable is that seven of them were offensive rebounds. Facing a thin Pelican's frontcourt, Kanter was able to find himself in a position to grab easy offensive boards and convert with easy putbacks. After three luke-warm games in a row he was able to find his grove in a big way.
January 8, 2020, 5:11 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis (left knee soreness) has been upgraded to available for Wednesday's tilt vs. the Spurs.
Theis will split the center minutes with Enes Kanter on Wednesday. Kanter has been outperforming Theis from a fantasy perspective but both players are worth a look in standard leagues if they are on your wire.
Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter
January 8, 2020, 3:02 pmRobert Williams IIIC-F, Boston Celtics
Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said that Robert Williams (left hip bone edema) won't be playing "anywhere in the near, near future."
Williams hasn't played since December 6. Enes Kanter and Daniel Theis should continue to have some fantasy value as long as Williams is missing from the rotation. Williams can provide defensive stats and rebounds but has only been used sparingly this season.
January 7, 2020, 5:19 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis (left knee soreness) is being listed as questionable to play against the Spurs on Wednesday.
If Theis can't go, Enes Kanter would be staring at a heavy workload and makes for an enticing DFS option with the likely playing time increase. Keep tabs on the situation as we get closer to game time.
Source: Celtics on Twitter
January 4, 2020, 11:44 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Enes Kanter double-doubled in Saturday's win over the Bulls scoring 17 points (7-of-17), chipping in 12 rebounds, one steal, two blocks and three turnovers.
Kanter has been rolling as of late, scoring in double figures over his past six games. Most remarkable is that he has done this exclusively off the bench in around 20 minutes per game. After a spotty start Kanter should be owned in all leagues as he has been on a roll and shows no signs of slowing down.
January 3, 2020, 10:02 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Enes Kanter required stitches to close a gash under his chin after Friday's game and said that he's a game-time decision vs. the Bulls.
Kanter has been playing well and it's a bummer that a nasty gash may cause him to possibly miss a game. If he's unable to play, Grant Williams should see some back-up minutes at both the four and the five.
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter
January 3, 2020, 9:39 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Enes Kanter played well off the bench in Friday's win over the Hawks, contributing 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting with 11 rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 24 minutes.
Kanter has been sneaky-good lately, posting top-20 value over the last week. He's found his groove and finally appears to have acclimated well to the Celtics. He's a safe bet to deliver quality under-the-radar production ROS.
December 31, 2019, 10:06 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Enes Kanter had another excellent game on Tuesday, posting 13 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks in just 23 minutes against the Hornets.
Kanter's riding some unreasonably high percentages over his last four games but the injury to Robert Williams has opened the door for him to consistently see around 20 mpg. It's probably not going to last when Williams gets back given his defensive abilities, but every game like this from Kanter improves his odds. He's got to be in all lineups until he cools off.
December 28, 2019, 9:33 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Enes Kanter scored 11 points on a perfect 5-of-5 from the field (1-of-1 from behind the arc), chipping in six rebounds and an assist in 18 minutes of action in Saturday's home loss to Raptors.
Kanter hit his first 3PT of the season and is now 1-of-3 from behind the arc. Most surprising, however, is his ability to provide standard-league value in less than 20 minutes of action per game.
December 27, 2019, 6:56 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Enes Kanter continued to produce standard league value on Friday, tallying 14 points, nine rebounds, two blocks and two steals against the Cavs.
Kanter is continuing to land right around a double-double and is a solid source of blocks. It adds up to late-round value as he receives minutes in the low-to-mid 20s. Daniel Theis got the start and was no slouch with nine points, six rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer of his own. It may wind up being a timeshare for the duo, but that could keep them right around standard league value, with Kanter as a 12-team option while Theis is more of a 14-team candidate.
December 25, 2019, 2:49 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Enes Kanter was able to put up 12 points and 11 rebounds on 5-of-10 shooting in Wednesday's win over the Raptors.
Kanter played 18 minutes off the bench, but more notably, this was his first game outside of the US in over a year. It took some international cooperation to ensure that Kanter would be safe from arrest by the Turkish government and he was able to finally play in Toronto. Kanter's been on a nice run and should be picked up wherever he may have been dropped, as he now has five straight games of at least nine rebounds and is starting to see his playing time trend up.