July 6, 2020, 4:25 pmBruno FernandoPF, Atlanta Hawks
Bruno Fernando finished the 2019-20 season as a top-370/380 player (8/9 cat) while averaging 4.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.3 blocks and 0.3 steals on 51.8 percent shooting from the field.
The rookie out of Maryland didn’t exactly finish strong, scoring just 1.6 points per game over five contests in March. The native of Angola found himself behind John Collins and Dewayne Dedmon on the frontcourt depth chart. The Hawks also added Clint Capela who is under contract for three more seasons. Fernando’s campaign did feature a few bright spots, especially when Dedmon missed time due to injury. However, Fernando would need a step up in playing time to become fantasy relevant in most leagues.
July 6, 2020, 9:26 amJohn CollinsPF, Atlanta Hawks
John Collins finished a shortened third season as a top-tier fantasy option.
Despite missing 25 games due to suspension for violating the NBA’s Anti-Drug Program, Collins saw an increase in his numbers from last season across the board, landing him as a top-11 player in both 8- and 9-cat formats. Even with the huge absence, he was a top-50/40 player in terms of total value. The team’s leading rebounder at 10.1 per game, also added 21.6 points a night on 58% shooting, including 40% from deep, making him the only player in the league to post that combination of numbers. The mid-season addition of Clint Capela will allow Collins to step outside more often and make plays along the perimeter and in the mid-post area next season. Low assist and steal numbers hold him back from being the top PF option in the league but more time alongside Capela and the rest of the young Hawks core could add to his ability to create. Yet to complete a full season in his NBA career, the big man has top-20 value when on the court and should come off the board early in next year’s drafts.
June 19, 2020, 5:19 pmJohn CollinsPF, Atlanta Hawks
John Collins will be seeking to evolve as a playmaker when play resumes for the Hawks next season.
Adjusting to life next to Clint Capela will force Collins into being more perimeter-oriented, and that focus on creating for his teammates should allow him to retain early-round value, despite the likely hit he is going to take in traditional big man categories. Collins only averaged 1.5 assists in his third season before COVID-19 shut things down, and he clearly has some space to advance in that department. The fact that his 3-pointer continues to develop (1.4 on 3.6 attempts) is a good sign for his ability to facilitate from the outside.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 12, 2020, 3:52 pmJohn CollinsPF, Atlanta Hawks
John Collins will be seeking an extension from the Hawks during the offseason.
Based upon his raw numbers in year three with the Hawks, Collins can certainly make the case for a max-level extension. While he missed 25 games due to a violation of the NBA's Anti-Drug Program, but he delivered the goods upon his return with 21.6 points, 10.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.4 treys, .8 steals, 1.6 blocks and just 1.8 turnovers per game. He also provided healthy percentages from the field (.583) and line (.800). There is plenty to like, and while it has not resulted in victories in Atlanta, the Hawks would look foolish to frustrate a young up-and-comer like Collins during negotiations.
Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter
March 11, 2020, 10:47 pmJohn CollinsPF, Atlanta Hawks
John Collins had an impressive line on Wednesday, finishing his night with 22 points (9-20 FG, 1-6 3PT), 15 rebounds, two steals and a block.
The shooting percentage could have been better if he wasn't launching threes, but he still was able to make an impact on the game. He is talented player that can be counted on for across the board production and a big man that can knock down a triple. The Hawks other big man, Dewayne Dedmon, collected 13 rebounds tonight to go with his six points.
March 11, 2020, 11:47 amJohn CollinsPF, Atlanta Hawks
John Collins will play on Wednesday when the Hawks face the Knicks.
Collins had been listed as probable and he wasn’t really in danger of missing the game. With Clint Capela still sidelined, the second-year forward has been dominating in the middle returning first round value for the managers who were patient with him after a slow start.
Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter
March 10, 2020, 5:10 pmJohn CollinsPF, Atlanta Hawks
John Collins (sore left ankle) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.
Collins should be good to go in what is a good matchup against a soft Knicks defense. Clint Capela (heel) remains without a timetable, so Collins should continue producing top-tier fantasy numbers down the stretch. Fire him up as you normally would.
Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter
March 9, 2020, 11:13 pmJohn CollinsPF, Atlanta Hawks
John Collins double-doubled with 28 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks in 46 minutes on Monday.
Collins couldn't miss from the floor on Monday, shooting 12-of-13. Unfortunately that didn't carry over to the free throw line, where he shot 4-of-8. He's an 80 percent free throw shooter on the season, so his shooting from the line should trend back up in the next game. Collins is a first-round player per game on the season and is a top-5 player over the past month. Collins is set up for a monster finish and Clint Capela (right heel, plantar fasciitis) doesn't look like he will be returning soon.
March 9, 2020, 1:38 pmJohn CollinsPF, Atlanta Hawks
John Collins (right thigh contusion) is available to play Monday night against the Hornets.
Collins will play on Monday night after being listed probable earlier. Make sure he's active in your lineups.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 8, 2020, 5:48 pmJohn CollinsPF, Atlanta Hawks
The Hawks are listing John Collins (right thigh contusion) and Kevin Huerter (groin soreness) as probable for Monday's game.
Hopefully there's nothing to see here, as the Hawks are one of the league's most thorough teams when it comes to reporting every bump and bruise. Huerter did deal with an adductor injury a few weeks ago which is something to keep an eye on, but fantasy GMs can tentatively pencil this duo into lineups for tomorrow.
Source: KL Chouinard on Twitter
March 7, 2020, 11:03 pmJohn CollinsPF, Atlanta Hawks
John Collins scored 27 points (9-of-16 from the field) with eight rebounds, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes on Saturday.
Collins is a first-round player per game this season and he will continue to smash the rest of the season. Expect top-20 value with first-round upside moving forward and don't be worried about a potential return of Clint Capela hurting his value.
March 6, 2020, 9:47 pmJohn CollinsPF, Atlanta Hawks
John Collins finished Friday's 112-118 loss to the Wizards with 26 points (10-for-15 shooting), 10 rebounds, two blocks, one steal and one triple across 29 minutes.
Collins had a bounce-back performance after a rare off night in his last game on Monday. He continues to look like a surefire fantasy superstar.
March 2, 2020, 11:10 pmJohn CollinsPF, Atlanta Hawks
John Collins had a game to forget in a blowout loss to Grizzlies on Monday as he managed just 12 points (4-of-11 shooting), three rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.
Even when Collins struggles, his improved peripheral stats make him useful this season. Collins has consistently produced first-round value this season outside of his suspension. He's taken a huge leap in his third year and should bounce back just fine on Friday when the Hawks travel to Washington D.C.
February 26, 2020, 10:36 pmJohn CollinsPF, Atlanta Hawks
John Collins shot 11-of-19 from the field and 3-of-5 from deep on his way to scoring 26 points with seven rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 35 minutes on Wednesday.
Collins continued his strong play and is posting first-round value over the past month. He's averaging 24.7 points, 11.1 boards and 1.2 blocks while shooting .637 from the field and .815 from the line over that stretch. Clint Capela (foot) is being re-evaluated in two weeks, but Collins owners shouldn't worry about Capela's return impacting his value too much. Collins should be a top-20 player ROS with first-round upside. Congrats if you held him or bought low during his suspension earlier this season.
February 22, 2020, 10:35 pmJohn CollinsPF, Atlanta Hawks
John Collins was dominant in Saturday's 111-107 win over the Hawks, putting up 35 points, 17 rebounds, a steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers while shooting 13-of-18 from the field.
Collins has been cooking at a first-round level in the last two weeks, and is a few spots below that on the full season, and there's really nothing outside of health that can slow him down — not even Clint Capela. He made quick work of a smaller Mavs team tonight and kept Atlanta around until Trae Young popped in 13 of his 25 points in the final frame. Keep the young Hawks locked and loaded down the stretch.