February 5, 2020, 12:58 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant (sore right foot) will miss at least two games.
Bryant has dealt with this issue before and the Wizards want to be careful. This should mean more minutes for Ian Mahinmi. Bryant has averaged 12.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 0.9 blocks this season.
Source: Matthew Paras on Twitter
February 3, 2020, 10:27 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant came off the bench on Monday and scored 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting to go with seven boards, three dimes and two blocks.
Bryant played 29 minutes off the bench compared to Ian Mahinmi's nine minutes as a starter and even though Coach Brooks stated he wanted to limit Bryan'ts minutes, tonight was enough to get the job done. It doesn't really matter if Bryant starts as long as he can hover near the 30-minute mark, the mid-round value upside should shine through.
February 1, 2020, 11:12 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant came off the bench again on Saturday but was still able to make an impact with 17 points (7-of-11 shooting), 10 rebounds, one triple and one block in 25 minutes.
The Wizards are just being cautious with Bryant and are managing his workload. His production is still there and should see an eventual spike once his minutes are cranked up.
January 30, 2020, 9:28 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant scored 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting to go with eight rebounds, two assists and one block on Thursday vs. the Hornets.
Bryant has strung together some strong games and it's mostly due to his minutes limit being lifted. It's hard to get into a rhythm when you play short spurts and he'll be providing mid-round value now that he's set free.
January 28, 2020, 11:29 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant's minute limit was lifted on Tuesday and the big man responded by dropping 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting with 10 rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.
Bryant was officially back in form tonight and he did so with a vengeance. Remember, Bryant was able to flirt with top-30 value before being sidelined and is now rewarding everyone who gave him the patience he deserved. Expect better and bigger things ROS.
January 26, 2020, 9:29 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans struggled from deep on Sunday against the Hawks, going 2-of-9 from 3-point range, but still put up 12 points, five rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block.
Bertans cannot be stopped. His versatility to bring a handful of rebounds, assists, steals and blocks makes him an easy mid-round value. His role should be secure whether or not Thomas Bryant's minutes rise. Bryant still started ahead of Bertans, but he only received 18 minutes, during which he registered 11 points and five rebounds. The minutes should go up with time for Bryant, just hang in there.
January 23, 2020, 9:24 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant scored nine points on 4-of-5 shooting to go with three rebounds and a 3-pointer on Thursday.
Bryant is still on a minutes limit and although the Wizards won in a blowout, he didn't produce much outside of his scoring. He's difficult to hold onto for now, but after what he showed us earlier this season, owners should hang tight and try to see how things fare after his minutes ramp up.
January 22, 2020, 11:56 pmIan MahinmiC, Washington Wizards
Ian Mahinmi posted a double-double on Wednesday with 10 points (3-of-8 from the field), 10 rebounds and two blocks in 35 minutes.
Mahinmi has been a top-70 player over the past two weeks, averaging 11.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 27.6 minutes per game. He's worth a look in standard leagues as he continues to start and outplay Thomas Bryant (six points and six rebounds in 17 minutes on Wednesday).
January 20, 2020, 5:10 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant finished Monday's game with 13 points, six rebounds, one assist, and one block in 22 minutes.
Bryant also elbowed Andre Drummond while attempting to secure a rebound. While Bryant is still coming off the bench, this was an improvement considering his recent performances. However, Ian Mahinmi was excellent in a starting role during this one.
January 20, 2020, 4:39 pmIan MahinmiC, Washington Wizards
Ian Mahinmi ended Monday's game against the Pistons with 21 points, seven rebounds, one assist, two steals, and three blocks in 23 minutes of action.
Mahinmi shot 9-of-10 from the field as well. It was easily his best game since December 30 when he scored 25 points against the Heat. Mahinmi is hardly a reliable fantasy player, but he's still capable of a big game every now and then even with Thomas Bryant in the fold.
January 20, 2020, 4:34 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond lost a tooth when Thomas Bryant elbowed him in the face on Monday but posted 18 points (7-of-11 shooting), 16 rebounds, four steals and two blocks.
Drummond insisted that he was fine after the game. There's a misconception that Drummond's heart isn't in it as trade rumors continue to swirl, but you wouldn't know it from looking at his recent statlines. He's as solid a top-20 fantasy option as there is. Don't get bogged down in hypotheticals when assessing the value of your stud big man. Enjoy the ride with the durable Drummond and we can reassess his value if and when a trade involving him happens.
Source: Rod Beard on Twitter
January 17, 2020, 9:31 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant had a third straight quiet game in Friday's loss, scoring three points with a rebound and a steal in just 16 minutes.
Bryant has played three games since coming back from his foot stress reaction and fantasy GMs have certainly been left wanting. Bertans has 16 points combined, with just seven rebounds, no blocks and a single 3-pointer and has yet to top 16 minutes. Better days are ahead, as Bryant is still on a 20-minute limit.
January 15, 2020, 10:30 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant scored 12 points in 12 minutes of play in his second game back from a right foot stress reaction on Wednesday night.
Bryant was on a minutes restriction going into the contest, but the per-minute production was nice to see. Davis Bertans helped in support and turned 26 minutes into 12 points with five rebounds, two assists and two steals.
January 15, 2020, 6:46 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant will be on a 20-minute restriction for Wednesday's game against the Bulls as he works himself back from a right foot stress reaction.
Bryant was producing 8th/6th round per-game value in 8/9-cat leagues before getting injured. He should be rostered with the hopes that he can get back to his early season form within a week or two.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter
January 12, 2020, 2:24 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant has rehabilitated from his right foot stress reaction and will be active for Sunday's game vs. the Jazz.
We're glad to see Bryant return from a lower leg stress reaction, a condition which has hexed many an NBA big man in past years. However, Bryant draws the very worst matchup for centers, so he'll be a strong fade in DFS tonight. Moving forward, we still like Bryant to return on the 5th- or 6th-round investment he likely cost fantasy managers during draft season, particularly given how muted his contributions earlier in the season had been. Despite our vote of confidence, he returns to a more crowded frontcourt, with a healthy Ian Mahinmi and newly guaranteed Anzejs Pasecniks as competition. A three-man split is likely, at least initially.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter