March 6, 2020, 5:20 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith will miss at least one week's worth of action due to his left hamstring.
Shabazz Napier is looking like a nice streamer while Smith is absent for the Wizards. Smith has some low-end guard stats to provide standard league players when he's healthy, but feel free to drop him until that's the case.
Source: Chase Hughes on Twitter
March 5, 2020, 1:56 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith (left hamstring) has been ruled out for Friday night against the Hawks.
Smith has been ruled out a day in advance ahead of Friday night's matchup versus Atlanta after already having sat out on Wednesday night. It's a hamstring so expect that he may miss additional time. Feel free to get Shabazz Napier into your lineups.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 4, 2020, 8:47 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith (left hamstring tightness) was ruled out on Wednesday vs. the Blazers.
Shabazz Napier will see see an increase in value with Smith out tonight. Smith is an assists and steals specialist with borderline standard-league value.
Source: Chris Miller on Twitter
March 4, 2020, 1:30 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith (left hamstring tightness) is doubtful to play during Wednesday's game.
Shabazz Napier will see increased usage against the Blazers. Smith may be a borderline useful player to own in standard fantasy leagues, but he can help owners who need assists and steals.
Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 5:30 pmShabazz NapierPG, Washington Wizards
Shabazz Napier will make his first start since joining the Wizards on Wednesday as they take on the Nets.
Napier will earn his first start for the Wizards after coming off the bench in the last seven contests. If he takes over the starting role for the remainder of the season, he becomes a must-own fantasy asset across formats. Scoop him up if he is still on the wire. Ish Smith will likely see his value take a hit with this news.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter
February 23, 2020, 9:44 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith continued to flash his under-the-radar value vs. the Bulls on Sunday, going for 10 points (3-of-5 FG), five assists, three rebounds, two 3-pointers, two steals, one block and one turnover.
Smith has been getting the lion's share of the point guard minutes, settling in at just under 30 a night since the trade deadline, and that should be enough opportunity for late-round numbers in 12-team formats. If you are in need of low-end guard stats you could do a lot worse.
February 21, 2020, 9:56 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith shot poorly in Friday's loss to the Cavs, going 2-for-12 from the field to finish with five points, five rebounds, six assists, one trey and two steals in 30 minutes.
The minutes are still there for Smith, which is a good thing. Shabazz Napier played just 18 minutes and posted eight points (3-of-8 shooting), two 3s, one rebound, four assists and one steal. Smith, despite his struggles, remains the PG to own out of Washington with top-115 value over the last month.
February 11, 2020, 10:14 pmShabazz NapierPG, Washington Wizards
In his third game with the Wizards on Tuesday, Shabazz Napier produced 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 19 minutes in a 126-114 home win over the Bulls.
Napier has been serviceable through three games, but playing around 20 minutes per game won't likely allow him to put up standard league numbers. Ish Smith started once again and had 10 points, five rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one block and two triples in 28 minutes.
February 8, 2020, 8:23 amIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith put up strong line in a win over Dallas as the new starter with 14 points, six rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and two triples in 30 minutes.
Smith deserves a long look in standard leagues as he may continue to play close to 30 minutes a night. Shabazz Napier also put up a strong line in his debut in 18 minutes as the backup and could potentially challenge Smith while Gary Payton II seems to be out of the rotation completely, picking up a DNP-CD.
February 7, 2020, 9:31 pmShabazz NapierPG, Washington Wizards
Shabazz Napier made his debut for the Wizards on Friday and was able to make an impact in 18 minutes off the bench with 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting, adding three rebounds, three assists, four 3s, two steals and one block.
Ish Smith was anointed as the new starting PG with Isaiah Thomas no longer in town and he had a similarly productive run in 30 minutes with 14 points (6-of-11 shooting), six rebounds, six dimes, two threes, one steal and one block. Both guards should eventually carve out a timeshare gig and still be worth an end-of-bench slot in 12-teamers moving forward.
February 7, 2020, 5:32 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith will get the starting point guard nod on Friday when the Wizards face the Mavs on Friday.
With Jordan McRae and Isaiah Thomas no longer on the Wizards' roster Smith could find himself with a boost in value. He will not blow you away but he may be able to settle into some standard league value as the starter in Washington.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter
January 23, 2020, 9:25 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas scored 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting to go with three rebounds, four assists, one block and three 3-pointers on Thursday.
Thomas played well in a start, but the limited minutes are always going to cap his ceiling. Ish Smith (24 minutes, 17 points, four rebounds, five assists, two steals and a triple) played well in this one as well and he split minutes fairly evenly with Thomas (22 minutes) making neither player an attractive fantasy option.
January 15, 2020, 6:36 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
According to head coach Scott Brooks, Bradley Beal is a game-time decision vs. the Bulls on Wednesday as he deals with some soreness in his right shoulder.
Beal will likely go through pre-game warmups before a decision is made in regards to his status. Jordan McRae, Troy Brown Jr., Ish Smith and Isaiah Thomas could all see additional opportunity if Beal sits out
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter
January 10, 2020, 5:28 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal will miss Friday's game against the Hawks due to right leg soreness.
Another night without Beal for the Wizards. Don't be afraid to roll Jordan McRae, Troy Brown Jr. and Ish Smith out there tonight. Everyone could be in for big lines against the Hawks porous defense. As for when Beal will return it is hard to predict at this point. He has been questionable for several games bu keeps letting his fantasy owners down.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter
January 8, 2020, 9:33 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas was awful in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Magic, managing just seven points on 2-of-8 shooting with one rebound, two assists, two 3s and five turnovers.
Yuck. Thomas can be dropped in standard leagues and is barely a marginal hold in 14-teamers. We can call the hope of him magically pulling a bounce-back campaign out of a hat gone in a puff of smoke. For what it's worth, Ish Smith had a rough outing off the bench with nine points on 4-of-13 shooting, three rebounds, one 3-pointer, four dimes and a steal. Smith has emerged as the PG to own here.