January 21, 2020, 6:12 pmAnzejs PasecniksC, Washington Wizards
Anzejs Pasecniks (left ankle sprain) is being listed as questionable to play against the Heat on Wednesday.
Pasecniks is just a depth option now that Thomas Bryant and Davis Bertans have returned to action. Leave him on the waiver wire.
Source: NBA Injury Report
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, 4:47 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal had 29 points, one rebound, six assists, and one steal on Monday against the Pistons.
He made just 2-of-7 from behind the arc, but otherwise this was a solid game for Beal. The only real blemish was the five turnovers. The win broke a five-game losing streak for the Wizards.
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, 12:36 pmAnzejs PasecniksC, Washington Wizards
Anzejs Pasecniks (left ankle sprain) is being listed as out for Monday's game against the Pistons.
With the Wizards starting to get some of their frontcourt players back from injury, Pasecniks' role has been diminished even when he is healthy enough to go. He can be left on waiver wires.
Source: Chase Hughes on Twitter
January 20, 2020, 12:33 pmJordan McRaeSG, Washington Wizards
Jordan McRae (ankle) will play against the Pistons on Monday.
This confirms that McRae not being placed on Sunday's injury report was no mistake. The injury looked bad, but this is great news for anyone who has been riding the hot stretch from McRae. He has been averaging 18.1 points, 4.6 rebounds 2.8 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.1 treys over the past month. Feel free to get him back into your lineups.
Source: Chase Highes n Twitter
January 19, 2020, 2:39 pmJordan McRaeSG, Washington Wizards
Jordan McRae, who left Friday's game after sustaining an ankle injury, is not on the injury report for Monday.
Chalk this up as a big surprise but you're free to get McRae in your lineups if you'd usually have him in there. He's more of a borderline option now that Bradley Beal is healthy but you won't find too many better option for scoring punch at the end of your bench.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 19, 2020, 1:48 pmAnzejs PasecniksC, Washington Wizards
Anzejs Pasecniks (left ankle sprain) is questionable to play on Monday.
Pasecniks has been playing well in a backup role for the shorthanded Wizards, and if he's forced to sit out tomorrow it'll mean more work for Ian Mahinmi and Johnathan Williams. Considering there are 14 games on tomorrow, we can't imagine that you'll be stressing about Pasecniks when setting your lineups.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 19, 2020, 1:08 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura (groin contusion/surgery) was able to do some "light work" at Sunday's practice.
Hachimura still isn't practicing but we'll take any progress we can get at this point. The rookie was on his way to a nice season before this setback, and it's sounding like he'll be able to return to the court in February.
Source: Chris Miller on Twitter
January 19, 2020, 1:03 pmJohn WallPG, Washington Wizards
John Wall (torn left Achilles) played some "controlled" 4-on-4 with teammates at Sunday's practice.
Wall had previously played with members of the training staff, so this is a potentially notable step forward in his recovery. Still, while Scott Brooks didn't rule him out for the year, it seems highly unlikely that we see Wall take the court before next season. Even if he does play, he's going to have heavy minutes restrictions and probably won't play long enough to get up to full speed — Wall is still a no-go in redraft leagues.
Source: Fred Katz on Twitter
January 19, 2020, 1:00 pmJordan McRaeSG, Washington Wizards
Jordan McRae (ankle) was a limited participant in Sunday's practice.
That's actually a positive after he was quickly ruled out of Saturday's game after stepping on someone's foot. If McRae can get away without missing much game action he'll still be worth a look in deeper formats.
Source: Chase Hughers on Twitter
January 17, 2020, 9:38 pmTroy Brown Jr.SF, Washington Wizards
Troy Brown had a big fantasy game in Friday's road loss, dropping 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting as well as eight rebounds, three steals and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.
Brown's been a borderline top-100 guy in January and should be on rosters in all competitive leagues. He'll have even more room to work with Jordan McRae (ankle sprain) unable to return to tonight's game. Brown was a solid play down the stretch last season and should be able to repeat that as one of the few clear building blocks for the Wizards.
January 17, 2020, 9:35 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal put up 14 points in Friday's loss to the Raptors, adding three assists, a block and three 3-pointers.
Beal's gone public with his frustrations of late, and a 29-point loss isn't going to help matters. The Wizards should work to at least make some kind of progress quickly, as alienating Beal further could be a huge setback for the franchise. Expect Beal to get back to early-round numbers soon enough.
January 17, 2020, 9:33 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans was off the mark on Friday night, going for 12 points on 3-for-13 shooting to go with a steal, a block and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes.
Bertans has managed to hit double digits in each of the four games he's played since returning from a quad strain, but he's also been 45 percent or below from the field in each contest. His dynamite run from earlier in the year might not be repeatable but Bertans should be in all lineups barring an unlikely extended slump.
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.