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March 21, 2019, 10:13 pmThomas Bryant - C - Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant moved back into the starting lineup in Thursday's 108-113 loss to the Nuggets and had a huge game with 22 points on 9-for-11 shooting, eight rebounds and two blocks in 35 minutes of work.
Bryant had played only five minutes with Bobby Portis prior to tonight but Washington's new starting frontcourt looked good and Scott Brooks said after the game that Bryant will continue to start moving forward. He's got top-140/100 value (8/9-cat) in 19.3 mpg on the season and had middle-round runs in his last stint as a starter, so this is an easy must-own, must-start situation.
March 15, 2019, 9:37 pmJeff Green - F - Washington Wizards
Jeff Green hit 7-of-10 from the field and finished Friday’s loss to the Hornets with 20 points, two 3s, a block and five turnovers in 34 minutes.
Green hadn’t scored 20 points since February 13 against the Raptors so it was nice for his owners to get some production. His value has fallen out of the top-150 in 9-cat over that stretch so hopefully he’s gearing up for another hot streak. Thomas Bryant had another quiet game with six points, four rebounds, two steals and a block in 19 minutes.
March 13, 2019, 9:16 pmThomas Bryant - C - Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant thrived in Wednesday's win over the Magic, posting 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting with 10 rebounds, one 3-pointer, one assist and two blocks in 25 minutes.
This is has been Bryant's best game since March 6th and the first game in his last five where he's logged over 20 minutes. He's seen his numbers slide since moving to the bench but was only able to see extra run tonight with Bobby Portis struggling. Bryant is a low-end play down the stretch, even with the Wizards' sweet fantasy playoff schedule.
March 8, 2019, 9:59 pmThomas Bryant - C - Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant scored 12 points with a trey, a block and two rebounds in Friday's defeat to the Hornets.
Bryant is still maintaining standard-league value in 9-cat and is a hold in roto although his usefulness in H2H is contingent on team build. It's worth nothing that the Wizards play four games for each of the next three weeks for any owners in H2H.
March 1, 2019, 10:34 pmThomas Bryant - C - Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant once again came off the bench and only managed two points, seven rebounds, two blocks and a steal in 16 minutes during Friday’s loss to the Celtics.
The Celtics weren’t an ideal matchup but it was still disappointing to see Bryant get only 16 minutes. He’s held top-90 value in 9-cat over the last month though that’s with a very heavy roto lean as his minutes and production have been all over the place. Bobby Portis wasn’t especially impressive either with 11 rebounds, seven points and no 3s or defensive stats and has been slightly worse in 9-cat despite the bigger popcorn numbers.
February 27, 2019, 10:08 pmThomas Bryant - C - Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant came off the bench again on Wednesday night but it didn't matter as he turned 20 minutes of playing time into 18 points (6-of-10 FG, 6-of-8 FT), five rebounds, three assists and a block.
Bryant's been held back by Scott Brooks' lineup decisions but as long as he's getting 20 minutes a night, he belongs in all lineups. He's going to settle in the late rounds despite some flashes of middle-round potential, but we've been seeing him hit far too many waiver wires considering his overall play.
February 24, 2019, 12:27 amThomas Bryant - C - Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant put forth a monstrous effort in Saturday's 112-119 loss to the Pacers, going 9-of-11 from the field for 23 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, two steals, three blocks and three 3-pointers.
All that despite Bryant moving to the bench for Bobby Portis. He logged 31 minutes as BP was in foul trouble, and one wonders what sort of impact Bryant could've made had Scott Brooks not been limiting him to 20 minutes all this time. Dwight Howard might still return and screw this up for Portis and Bryant both, but for now both players remain solid standard-league fantasy options.
February 13, 2019, 10:15 pmThomas Bryant - C - Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant only saw 19 minutes on Wednesday night but still put up 13 points, five rebounds, a block and two 3-pointers.
Scotty Brooks is Bryant's hurdle here. He's been an easy late-round guy since being plugged into the starting lineup and while the yo-yo playing time will make him prone to duds, Bryant's good to go until Dwight Howard comes back and steals some time.
February 10, 2019, 2:09 amThomas Bryant - C - Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant started and scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting (1-of-2 from deep, 2-of-2 from the line) with two rebounds, three assists and one block over 17 minutes in Saturday's road win over the Bulls.
Bryant has started to pick up detractors but he's still an easy late-round player over the last two weeks, and a must-own player in 9-cat formats. That's been the metric over the whole season in a 46-game, 19.1 mpg sample. It seems logical that he maintains his late-round floor with whatever ceiling Scott Brooks wants to let him have, and therein lies the rub.
February 8, 2019, 9:29 pmBobby Portis - F - Washington Wizards
Bobby Portis came off the bench in his first game as a Wizard on Friday and broke out with 30 points on 12-of-18 from the field, four 3s, six boards, two steals and a steal in 27 minutes during a win over the visiting Cavs.
Portis started out on fire and didn’t let up. He spent a good deal of his time at center which doesn’t portend well for Thomas Bryant. For his part, Bryant had 13 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block in only 19 minutes and if he continues playing less than 20 minutes a game, he’ll still be a safe standard-league play in roto but may lack the needed punch as we approach the H2H playoffs.
February 8, 2019, 4:15 pmBobby Portis - F - Washington Wizards
Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker and Wes Johnson are all available to make their Wizards debut on Friday vs. the Cavs.
With Portis expected to get minutes and the five and Parker a better fit as a four, we’ll be watching how they impact Thomas Bryant, who was already losing minutes to the Wizards’ small-ball lineups, and Jeff Green who was excelling as a small-ball center.
February 6, 2019, 11:15 pmThomas Bryant - C - Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant erupted on Wednesday with 26 points and 14 rebounds on 12-of-19 shooting in 32 minutes against the Bucks.
He made a 3-pointer, blocked two shots, and added four assists to the box score. He is a top-100 9-cat option over the past month, but he could improve with all of the trades that the Wizards are making. He should definitely be owned and started in all formats unless the Wizards acquire a center that would take minutes away from him. Keep an eye on the Wizards’ deadline deals.
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