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  • John Wall
    PG, Washington Wizards

    John Wall (Achilles) was participating in scrimmages with the Capital City Go-Go before the NBA suspended its season.

    Wall was scrimmaging every three days or thereabouts, depending on the schedule, and was a regular presence at the team's practices. There's even video of him throwing down a nasty jam on rookie Garrison Mathews at the link below. Despite this notable step forward in his recovery, the Wizards have maintained that Wall will not return this season, even with the hiatus giving Wall an extra few months of recovery time.

    Source: The Athletic

  • John Wall
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Candace Buckner of the Washington Post reported that John Wall (left Achilles) will not return for the remainder of the 2019-20 season despite the hiatus.

    Wall has missed all of the 2019-20 season so far and was only able to play in 73 games over the prior two seasons due to a variety of injuries. The Wizards' GM, Tommy Sheppard, told Buckner in an interview regarding Wall's availability going forward, “We’re very anxious to see John Wall in uniform next year. I don’t think any of this changes that.” We'll have to wait until next season to see Wall return to the court even when/if the NBA season resumes later on this calendar year.

    Source: The Washington Post

  • Bradley Beal
    SG, Washington Wizards

    Bradley Beal notched his 11th 40-point game of the season on Tuesday night vs. the Knicks, finishing with 40 points, seven assists, three boards and three steals in 38 minutes.

    Beal has been an absolute stud this season, there's no other way to put it. He has carried the Wizards' offense all year and will carry a lot of fantasy managers on successful postseason runs if he keeps going off like this. The only worry for fantasy managers is the potential shut down, as the Wizards have long been out of playoff contention.

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Shabazz Napier dropped 21 points and added six assists, two rebounds and three steals in 38 minutes of action on Tuesday in a win over the Knicks.

    Napier posted his second straight solid game on Tuesday and he ranks inside the top-150 on the year. He's been better since joining the Wizards and if he is going to be picking up 30-plus minutes a night, he is a very usable fantasy guard. Napier won't do anything flashy but he gets the job done.

  • Thomas Bryant
    C, Washington Wizards

    Thomas Bryant notched a modest double-double on Tuesday, finishing with 14 points (5-of-9 FG), 10 rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes of play vs. the Knicks.

    Bryant's playing time has been so sporadic lately and the Wizards have no incentive to push him to play if he isn't at full strength. He is not a reliable fantasy option the rest of the way and can safely be cut in shallower leagues.

  • Jerome Robinson
    SG, Washington Wizards

    Jerome Robinson (sore left Achilles) returned to action on Tuesday vs. the Knicks, playing 14 minutes and racking up an assist, a rebound and a block with zero points (0-for-2 FG).

    Prior to the injury, Robinson had been an intriguing streaming option in deep leagues. He still sits within the top-150 over the last two weeks even with a rough effort on Tuesday and missing Sunday's game. Keep an eye on him if you're in a deep league and have a roster spot where you're rotating streaming options.

  • Jerome Robinson
    SG, Washington Wizards

    Jerome Robinson (sore left Achilles) will start against the Knicks on Tuesday.

    Jerome Robinson has been playing well lately with top-100/115 9/8 cat value over the past week on the back of 9.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.7 treys, 1.7 steals and 0.7 blocks per game. He's worth keeping an eye on if he continues this well-rounded production.

    Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter

  • Admiral Schofield
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Admiral Schofield is available to play in Tuesday's game against the Knicks.

    Schofield should see some minutes as a backup PG with the Wizards dealing with some depth issues there. He can be left on the waiver wire.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Isaac Bonga
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Isaac Bonga (groin contusion) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Knicks.

    Bonga should see a few extra minutes if he can go with Ish Smith out and Jerome Robinson questionable. Bonga is merely a name to watch in deeper leagues, but nothing to get excited about.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Anzejs Pasecniks
    C, Washington Wizards

    Anzejs Pasecniks (neck stiffness) is questionable to play on Tuesday.

    Pasecniks has fallen out of the rotation except for the nights where Thomas Bryant or Mo Wagner are sitting or limited. He did an admirable job earlier in the year when Washington's depth was gutted but can be ignored in all formats now.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jerome Robinson
    SG, Washington Wizards

    Jerome Robinson (sore left Achilles) is questionable to play on Tuesday.

    Robinson sat out on Sunday, allowing Isaac Bonga to draw the start. That will likely continue to happen for as long as Robinson is out, though there's not much for deep-league GMs to work with there. Robinson had strung a couple solid games together and might be worth a pickup in 16-team formats if he can return to minutes in the mid-twenties.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Rui Hachimura
    PF, Washington Wizards

    Rui Hachimura did not play well against the Heat on Sunday as he put up zero points on 0-of-8 shooting in 40 minutes of action.

    Hachimura has been playing well since he recovered from his groin contusion, but this performance was not pretty. Chalk this one up as a fluke game and hope that he bounces back next time out there. The Wizards have no reason to bench him, so the opportunities will be there for him to turn it around if he hits a cold spell.

  • Davis Bertans
    F, Washington Wizards

    Davis Bertans played well against the Heat on Sunday with 25 points on eight 3-pointers in 27 minutes of action.

    Bertans won the duel with fellow sharpshooter Duncan Robinson as he knocked down eight triples to Robinson's seven. However, he was unable to lead the Wizards to victory. He remains a middle-round option mainly due to his elite shooting ability.

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Shabazz Napier put up 27 points with seven assists and four steals in 40 minutes of action in a 100-89 loss to the Heat on Sunday.

    Napier is a great stream with Ish Smith sidelined for a least one week and proved it with his best game of the season on Sunday. He shot 6-of-14 from the field and 11-of-14 from the stripe. Give him a look if he is sitting on the wire in your league as he offers late-round upside.

  • Moritz Wagner
    PF, Washington Wizards

    Moe Wagner went to the locker room with a trainer during the fourth quarter against the Heat on Sunday.

    Wagner had posted four points, four rebounds and one assist before exiting the scene. He has some potential when given a bigger role in the rotation, but the Wizards have been getting healthier lately, limiting Wagner to under 20 minutes per game. He's just a deep league flyer in that role.

    Source: Chase Hughes on Twitter