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  • Brad Wanamaker
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Brad Wanamaker led the Celtics' bench mob in playing time with 18 minutes in Wednesday's Game 6 loss.

    Wanamaker ended with just six points, two rebounds and two assists. After a series of impressive games, Robert Williams III played just eight minutes as Brad Stevens preferred to go with Daniel Theis' experience in a tense Game 6. Grant Williams and Semi Ojeleye spent just seven and four minutes on the court respectively. Based on this game, there is a good chance most of these guys don't see the court in Game 7 as Stevens goes to a 5 or 6 man rotation to try and close things out.

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward (right ankle sprain) will rejoin the Celtics in the bubble soon but is still a ways away from a full recovery.

    Initial projections had Hayward out for at least four weeks so the only real news here is his pending return to Orlando. Thus far his absence has been largely inconsequential for the Celtics as they've yet to drop a single playoff game. Marcus Smart has done a decent job stepping into the starting lineup, and the committee of Semi Ojeleye and Grant Willams have also soaked up some of Hayward's minutes at the 4, though neither has produced much value.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward (right ankle sprain) left Monday's game early and will undergo an MRI.

    Hayward landed on the foot of Daniel Theis while playing defense. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens was unsure of the injury's severity. However, he was seen using crutches after the game. Robert Williams, Enes Kanter, and Grant Williams could pick up some minutes if Hayward misses time.

    Source: NBC Sports

  • Grant Williams
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Grant Williams put up 15 points despite taking just five shots from the field in Tuesday's scrimmage finale, adding nine rebounds, two assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer.

    Williams hit four of those field goals and went 6-of-8 at the line in his 27 minutes of work. There's really nothing to learn from tonight's scrimmage, as the Celtics rested their top seven players, but it is a reminder that Williams has a well-rounded stat set and the basketball IQ to contribute. Unfortunately for him, he's on one of the deepest teams in the league, leaving him as only a deep-league option heading into next season.

  • Grant Williams
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Grant Williams' first fantasy season ended with averages of 3.5 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.5 steals, 0.5 blocks and 0.3 3-pointers in 15.5 mpg.

    That was good for top-340 value on a per-game basis, and while Williams is not an important offensive cog for the Celtics it's clear that he has all the makings of a glue guy for Brad Stevens and fantasy GMs alike. Williams is the sort of player who does a lot of little things well and can rely on above-average basketball IQ. Boston's depth will be a limiting factor but there's a lot to like about this first viewing of Williams' stat set. He's on the deep-league radar next season and could surprise if he carves out a larger role.

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward (right knee contusion) has been ruled out ahead of Friday's matchup vs. the Jazz.

    Hayward will miss his second consecutive game on Friday but his outlook looks slightly better than his teammate, Jaylen Brown (hamstring). Hayward is considered day-to-day while Brown has been ruled out until at least next Thursday. Marcus Smart, Grant Williams and Semi Ojeleye should continue to see additional opportunity on Friday with Hayward and Brown sidelined.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Jaylen Brown
    SG, Boston Celtics

    Jaylen Brown (right hamstring) has been ruled out for at least one week.

    Brown was already ruled out of Wednesday's game earlier in the day but will now miss at least an additional three games. His next opportunity to play is next Thursday against the Bucks. While Brown is sidelined, Jayson Tatum will be leaned on more heavily. Marcus Smart, Grant Williams and Semi Ojeleye could also see their roles increase.

    Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward (right knee contusion) will not play during Wednesday's game.

    Hayward suffered the injury on Tuesday versus the Nets. Grant Williams is likely to see more minutes while he is out.

    Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter

  • Daniel Theis
    PF, 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.

  • Grant Williams
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Grant Williams started Friday's home clash with the Hawks and did very little in 29 minutes.

    He had seven points two assists and threw in a steal and a block. Williams has potential but probably won't be a factor in fantasy this season.

  • Grant Williams
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Grant Williams will start at power forward on Friday when the Celtics face the Hawks.

    The Celtics are without Daniel Theis as well and that will allow Enes Kanter to start at the center. Williams and Kanter will have nice boosts in value for the Celtics on Friday, and Williams has some appeal as a DFS option.

    Source: Brian Robb on Twitter

  • Daniel Theis
    PF, 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

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward (sore foot) is questionable ahead of Friday's matchup against the Celtics.

    The Celtics are dealing with several injuries heading into Friday's game. If Hayward sits out, Grant Williams and Semi Ojeleye are in line for additional opportunity while the former has a much higher upside.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Grant Williams
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Grant Williams turned 22 bench minutes in 13 points, six rebounds, one assists, one steal and two blocks on Wednesday.

    Williams has benefited from absences in the Celtics, and has been making the most of the opportunity. He has too many peaks and valleys to be trusted nightly for most teams, but could be worth a dart throw if the price is right in any DFS leagues.

  • Jaylen Brown
    SG, Boston Celtics

    Jaylen Brown was limping on Wednesday after being trapped on the court and did not return after heading to the locker room.

    Brown finished the game with 18 points on 8-of-18 shooting with five boards. Coach Brad Stevens said he hopes Brown will be back 'sooner rather than later' so hopefully that is a sign he isn't looking at an extended absence. Most of Brown's value would be absorbed by the other starters if he misses time. Grant Williams and Semi Ojeleye would see more minutes in Brown's absence, but they are only worth considering in deeper leagues.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter