December 2, 2019, 1:11 amRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura erupted for a career-high 30 points in a loss to the Clippers on Sunday.
Hachimura played 38 minutes and shot 13-of-23 from the field. He added nine rebounds, three assists and two triples to the box score. He got some extra run since the Wizards got blown out, but he is a stash is deeper formats until he strings together performances like this one.
December 1, 2019, 4:14 pmMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
Moritz Wagner (left ankle sprain) has been ruled out of Sunday's game versus the Clippers.
Rui Hachimura and Davis Bertans should see a few extra minutes, while Thomas Bryant holds down the center position. All three guys are worth looking at in DFS, as the Clippers tend to be vulnerable in the paint.
Source: Wizards PR on Twitter
November 30, 2019, 1:13 amRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura had 16 points, eight rebounds and a steal while going 7-of-15 from the floor on Friday.
Hachimura has been around the standard-league neighborhood this season but has been below the cut line more often than not. There's upside as his role figures to expand as he cuts his teeth, but right now he's a stash or bench piece in 12-teamers.
November 28, 2019, 12:02 amRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura didn't help the Wizards cause on Wednesday, playing 31 minutes to put up his six points, six rebounds and two blocked shots as the Wizards beat the Suns 140-132.
Hachimura was outplayed by Moritz Wagner off the bench, who scored 11 points in 18 minutes. Wagner has the better fantasy stat set but Hachimura was a high investment for the Wizards, so he should still get a large bulk of minutes. The volume will be enough to make sure he is a late-round value.
November 20, 2019, 10:04 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura put in a solid effort, ending Wednesday night's contest with 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting, seven boards and two assists.
Hachimura has been able to score and rebound with nice a field goal percentage, but that's about it. Until he adds another dimension to his game, he'll hover at late-round value. Davis Bertans, on the other hand, came off the bench adding 21 points, five boards, four assists, a steal and four 3-pointers. Bertans is just inside top-100 value on the season.
November 15, 2019, 10:54 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura had a quiet outing on Friday with a subdued performance, recording just eight points on 4-of-10 shooting, adding four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 25 minutes.
Hachimura was impressive on Wednesday with a 21-point performance, so tonight's output was a bit of a letdown. Still, this is just part of the growing pains that the majority of rookies go through, so there's no cause for panic just yet.
November 13, 2019, 10:05 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura went 9-of-12 from the field on Wednesday night, scoring 21 points with four rebounds, two assists and a steal in a loss to the Celtics.
Hachimura has been a bottom-of-the-roster type in 12-team formats this season, with his output pretty much limited to relatively efficient scoring and a handful of rebounds. If you need a hollow scorer who can hit around half his shots, then keep riding with Rui. There's still upside there, too.
November 8, 2019, 10:09 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura bounced back in Friday's 100-113 loss to the Cavs, chipping in 21 points on 10-of-13 shooting, adding seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Hachimura went scoreless on Wednesday, so he was due to find his way tonight. As a rookie, expect him to see his fair share of ups and downs. Hachimura is still a top-100 outlook guy given his path to production in Washington.
November 6, 2019, 10:53 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura went scoreless on 0-for-5 shooting with eight rebounds and one assist on Wednesday night.
This was not a good night for Hachimura as he puts up a goose egg for the first time this season. While he couldn't find the basket in this one, he still was able to add eight board to his stat line. Davis Bertans ended up being the beneficiary as he saw 29 minutes and was able to muster up four rebounds, two assists, a steal and three 3-pointers tonight. The battle for minutes and usage here will be interesting to monitor going forward. Hachimura is top 160 value and is worth holding onto in 12-team leagues, but probably shouldn't be in your starting lineup at this point.
November 2, 2019, 10:56 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura had his worst game of his rookie campaign on Saturday, shooting 2-of-11 from the field to finish with four points and two rebounds in 22 minutes.
Ouch. Hachimura is a rookie and like all rookies, is prone to a bad game like this. This is a good look at his floor but his upside-value is what's been keeping owners interested. Chalk it up to a bad game and move on.
October 30, 2019, 11:19 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans kept up his hot shooting streak in Wednesday's 158-159 loss to the Rockets, scoring 21 points (7-of-10 shooting) to go with six triples, three rebounds, and two assists in 27 minutes off the bench.
He's now shooting a blistering 14-of17 from the floor and an even crazier 11-of-14 from three over his last two games. Granted there wasn't a lick of defense to be found in this game but still, Bertans is feeling it and he looks poised to get himself minutes in the mid-20's on most nights. Rui Hachimura is playing ahead of him and also had a solid game, posting 23 points with five rebounds and three triples. The rookie will likely keep Bertans relegated to the bench, but that won't stop him from posting efficient lines with solid 3-point numbers if you're into that sort of thing.
October 27, 2019, 12:45 amRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura was active on both ends of the court on Saturday, delivering 16 points on 8-of-14 shooting, eight rebounds, three dimes, one steal and one block.
Hachimura is proving to be a steady source of points in his rookie campaign, but all eyes will be on his peripheral contributions as he evolves into one of the Wizards' core pieces moving forward.
October 23, 2019, 11:49 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura double-doubled in a start on Wednesday with 14 points and 10 rebounds on 7-of-15 shooting.
Hachimura didn't record a stat outside of points and rebounds but contributed well in those categories. Hachimura should play a big role for a terrible Wizards team and looks like a standard-league player.
October 22, 2019, 12:32 pmIsaac BongaPG, Washington Wizards
Isaac Bonga is listed as a starter along with Ish Smith, Bradley Beal, Thomas Bryant and Rui Hachimura for Wednesday's season-opener against the Mavs.
While four of the names were the likely starters, the starting SF was looking like it would be Davis Bertans the last few weeks, but Bonga wins out in this one with Bertans backing up both forward spots. They both make for cheap DFS punt plays while the team is banged up.
Source: Fred Katz on Twitter
October 18, 2019, 5:51 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
When head coach Scott Brooks was asked about Rui Hachimura's chances of starting opening night, he replied, "It's probably leaning that way."
This is about as close to an affirmative as we are going to get before the Wizards release the starting lineup for there first regular season game on October 23. Hachimura has been able to deliver numbers throughout the preseason and is looking like a roster worthy asset in standard fantasy leagues as a rookie. He is also getting another preseason start vs. the Sixers on Friday.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter