Semi Ojeleye

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Enes Kanter
    C, Boston Celtics

    Enes Kanter limped off the court on Wednesday and headed to the locker room with a trainer.

    The Celtics already lost Jayson Tatum in this game with a right groin injury. If Kanter misses time as well Daniel Theis would see more minutes and a boost in value. Theis has been a late-round value in standard leagues recently even with Kanter healthy and is worth and add if Kanter misses extended time. Semi Ojeleye and Grant Williams could see more minutes with Tatum and Kanter sidelined, but both players are better suited for deeper leagues.

    Source: Adam Himmelsbach on Twitter

  • Jayson Tatum
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum left Wednesday's game in the third quarter with a right groin strain and will not return.

    Groin injuries can be tricky so check back for an update on Tatum, but he is likely going to miss multiple games. Tatum finished with 23 points, seven rebounds and four assists in 26 minutes. The starters and Marcus Smart should see a boost in value while Tatum is sidelined. Semi Ojeleye can be a short-term option in deeper leagues as the likely candidate to get more minutes in Tatum's absence.

    Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter

  • Marcus Smart
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart will miss Friday's game against the Pistons as he recovers from an eye infection to both of his eyes.

    The game on Friday will mark Smart's sixth missed game in the Celtics' last seven. The Celtics may also be without Gordon Hayward (foot) who is listed as questionable. This means that there will be more opportunity for Semi Ojeleye, Brad Wanamaker and Grant Williams.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward is questionable for Friday's tilt vs. the Pistons as he nurses a sore left foot.

    Hayward has been excellent when he has been healthy enough to play. However, he has only played in 11 of a potential 25 games so far this season. Continue to monitor his status as more news will come closer to tip-off. If he does miss the game, Semi Ojeleye, Grant Williams and Brad Wanamaker could see additional run.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Marcus Smart
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart is officially questionable for Friday's tilt vs. the Nuggets due to a bruised abdomen.

    Smart was dealing with an illness that he appears to have gotten past. Now he appears to be dealing with the injury that forced him to leave Sunday's game early. It appears that Grant Williams will start if Smart misses Friday's contest while Semi Ojeleye, Brad Wanamaker and Carsen Edwards could all see some additional run.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Kemba Walker will miss Monday's game due to a neck sprain.

    Walker collided with Semi Ojeleye on Friday and hurt his neck in the process. However, it's not clear how much time he will miss going forward. Brad Wanamaker has reached double digit points in his last three games and should continue to play quite a bit in the meantime.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Kemba Walker was released from the hospital late Friday night to rejoin the team for their return to Boston.

    The Celtics Twitter account added that, "[Walker] will be re-evaluated tomorrow and further updates will be provided as appropriate." It was a scary scene in the first half on Friday as Walker collided head-first with teammate Semi Ojeleye and had to be stretchered out but at least it appears he has avoided a significant injury. Ojeleye started the second half for Walker while Brad Wanamaker and Carsen Edwards may see an uptick in minutes in the near-term.

    Source: Celtics on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams will start Tuesday against the Cavs alongside Brad Wanamaker, Carsen Edwards, Semi Ojeleye and Grant Williams.

    Willaims gets his crack in the starting Celtics C carousel tonight after playing just 11 minutes on Sunday. There are a lot of cheap options to choose from on the Celtics for tonight's three-game DFS slate.

    Source: Celtics on Twitter

  • Semi Ojeleye
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Semi Ojeleye could compete with Grant Williams for more minutes at forward for the Celtics, according to Jay King of The Athletic.

    Ojeleye only played 10 minutes per game for the Celtics last season but improved his field-goal shooting to 42 percent. He has shown some defensive prowess but could use more consistency in his perimeter shooting. Ojeleye is unlikely to contribute much for standard league owners.

    Source: Jay King of The Athletic

  • Semi Ojeleye
    PF, Boston Celtics

    The Celtics have picked up their team option on Semi Ojeleye, per Adam Himmelsbach.

    Ojeleye is at the end of Boston's rotation but could be sliding up a rung with Marcus Morris likely headed elsewhere and Daniel Theis' future unknown. He won't be much of a fantasy factor but is a trusted defensive contributor for Brad Stevens. There's some deep-league potential if Boston dumps another forward, but it won't be anything too exciting.

    Source: Adam Himmelsbach on Twitter

  • Semi Ojeleye
    F, Boston Celtics

    When talking about the Celtics' approach to guarding Giannis Antetokounmpo Brad Stevens said, "Obviously, we want to keep size on him as much as possible. I did not think we always did that well in transition and I did not think we always did that well throughout some of their actions.”

    The Bucks were able to get the switches and matchups they wanted, especially in the second half. Outside of Al Horford and Marcus Morris, the seldom-used Semi Ojeleye comes to mind as an option. At 6'7" and 241 pounds, Ojeleye is a physical specimen and athletic enough to guard all over the floor. Playing Ojeleye extended minutes comes with downsides, but the Celtics are backed into a corner and have to get creative if they want to climb back in this series.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Semi Ojeleye
    F, Boston Celtics

    Celtics' forward Semi Ojeleye has taken his training up a notch in preparation for his looming battle with Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks in their upcoming second-round series, and his teammates have noticed.

    Ojeleye hasn't played much this season, but he and the team know that he matches up to Giannis the best physically. If the Celtics want to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, they'll need to get productive minutes from Ojelyeye. Buckle up, this series is going to be exciting.

    Source: NBC Sports