August 6, 2020, 8:40 amMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
Moritz Wagner has no impact in Wednesday's loss to Sixers, scoring five points and grabbing three boards in 17 minutes.
Wagner has been virtually non-existent since the restart, averaging 3.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.0 steal per game. He has struggled with his game on both ends of the court and has only shot 31% from the floor in Orlando, and was one of the worst players on the floor Wednesday, racking up a game-low minus-17 plus-minus.
August 5, 2020, 9:06 pmTroy Brown Jr.SG-SF, Washington Wizards
The Wizards got a solid performance from Troy Brown Jr., who started again on Wednesday and posted 17 points on 7-of-16 shooting with eight rebounds and four assists.
The scoring was a nice touch, but owners were left wanting as he Brown missed all three shot attempts from deep and failed to record a steal or a block. He's at least consistent with his rebounding and passing peripherals so far since the league restarted, so there's that as a silver lining.
August 5, 2020, 9:01 pmJerome RobinsonSG, Washington Wizards
Jerome Robinson had a productive outing in Wednesday's loss to the Sixers, chipping in 19 points (5-of-11 FGs and 7-of-9 FTs), three rebounds, three assists, two 3s and two steals in 29 minutes off the bench.
Robinson led all Wizards reserves tonight, both in minutes played and points scored. Actually, it was slim pickings as he was the only bench-player to score in double figures. Unfortunately, Robinson has been a hit-or-miss guy making picking him up a bit of a roll of the dice.
August 5, 2020, 8:56 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura got the "Ben Simmons treatment" on Wednesday and was shut down, going 2-for-11 from the field to end the game with eight points, eight rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer and one steal in a team-high 39 minutes.
Ouch. Hachimura slammed into that proverbial "rookie wall" tonight and his owners are the ones who'll be aching the next day. That said, he's still worth riding until the NBA restart ends, due to the Wizards' lack of active productive players. His production isn't going to be pretty, but it'll likely do the trick over your garden variety FA pickup.
August 5, 2020, 8:51 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant played well on Wednesday, considering his tough matchup against Joel Embiid and was able to double-double with 19 points (8-of-17 shooting) and 10 rebounds.
Bryant also added an assist, one 3-pointer, two steals and four blocks to round out his line for the night. He's proving once again that his inert potential is just waiting for the right time to be unleashed. Bryant should be make for an intriguing mid-round pick with nice upside in the mid-rounds of 2020-21 drafts.
August 3, 2020, 7:09 pmTroy Brown Jr.SG-SF, Washington Wizards
Troy Brown finished with 10 points in 31 minutes, adding eight assists and seven rebounds during Monday's loss to the Pacers.
Brown saw his scoring output fall on Monday, however, he has now handed out a combined 16 assists over the last two games. The Wizards are going to take production wherever they can find it at this stage and Brown appears to be in a prime position to capitalize. Given he averaged only 2.4 assists per game this season, there is reason to think his numbers in that category could regress at some point.
August 3, 2020, 7:03 pmShabazz NapierPG, Washington Wizards
Shabazz Napier was replaced in the starting lineup by Ish Smith for Monday's matchup with the Pacers, amassing 16 points, four assists and two rebounds in 22 minutes.
Napier is yet to put it all together for the Wizards, although Monday was clearly his best performance thus far. Coming into the resumption period, Napier was viewed as a potential top-50 candidate. However, the fact he is basically splitting minutes with Smith has resulted in a series of underwhelming stat lines.
August 3, 2020, 6:59 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith shot just 39 percent from the field during Monday's loss, compiling 12 points, four assists and two rebounds in 22 minutes.
Smith moved into the starting lineup, replacing Shabazz Napier who shifted to a bench role. It is unclear whether he will remain the starter, although his exact role is unlikely to impact his fantasy value moving forward. Both he and Napier have been splitting minutes at the point guard position, resulting in their respective fantasy ceilings being somewhat capped.
August 3, 2020, 6:54 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant was once again the Wizards' best, ending with 20 points and 11 rebounds, adding three blocked shots, one assist and a pair of 3-pointers during Monday's loss to the Pacers.
Bryant continues his resurgence for the understrength Wizards, dropping a second consecutive double-double. On a team looking for offense, Bryant finds himself in an ideal situation and should be able to continue putting up sizeable numbers on most nights.
August 3, 2020, 2:25 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith will move into the starting lineup on Monday against the Pacers.
No word on the corresponding move, but it's likely that Smith will be replacing Shabazz Napier, who has been disappointing through his two games in the bubble so far. Smith has been excellent, going for 17-4-7 and 14-4-5 with a steal, two blocks and a triple in his two Orlando games so far. Make sure he's not on any resumption league waiver wires.
Source: Chris Miller on Twitter
August 2, 2020, 5:12 pmMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
Moritz Wagner was invisible for the second straight game on Sunday, scoring two points with a steal in seven minutes of action.
Wagner scored two points in his 14 minutes during Friday's re-opener and has been unable to build on a strong regular season so far in Orlando. There should be more minutes coming his way with today's loss to eighth-seeded Brooklyn basically ending Washington's playoff dreams, but right now it's hard to trust Wagner as even a desperation fantasy option. He had a lengthy run as a top-120 player earlier in the year but Wagner doesn't look anything like that guy right now.
August 2, 2020, 5:09 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant feasted on a thin Nets frontcourt with 30 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and four threes on Sunday afternoon.
Bryant dropped a dud on Friday against the Suns but responded nicely today, shooting 12-of-20 from the field in his 37 minutes of action. He's had no trouble holding off the "competition" for minutes behind him and will be a featured player for a Wizards team that's basically playing out the string. Expect middle-round numbers (with upside, obviously) as long as he's able to stay on the floor and out of foul trouble.
August 2, 2020, 5:07 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura was quiet in Sunday's loss, playing 32 minutes but returning only nine points, four rebounds, four steals, one steal and one block.
Hachimura went 2-of-6 from the field in a surprising game. Usually he's good for hollow double-doubles without any complementary stats but today he wasn't a factor on offense or the glass. There's a shaky fantasy floor with stat profiles like Hachimura's but his heavy workload should keep him in the mix as a late-middle round guy over the final six games.
August 2, 2020, 5:05 pmTroy Brown Jr.SG-SF, Washington Wizards
Troy Brown was superb in Sunday's loss to the Nets, scoring 22 points with 10 rebounds, eight assists, a steal and a block in a team-high 38 minutes of action.
We've always liked Brown as an under-the-radar fantasy option because he has the ability to chip in across the box score, and he shouldn't be on any waiver wires after today's outing. He's looking at big minutes and could see a larger scope of responsibilities over the next six games. Washington's loss today puts their playoff hopes on life support and the Wizards have nothing to lose by getting Brown plenty of touches, as they did today. Go scoop him up if he's free.
August 2, 2020, 5:02 pmJerome RobinsonSG, Washington Wizards
Jerome Robinson put up 12 points (4-for-12 FG), five rebounds and a 3-pointer in Sunday's loss to the Nets.
Robinson surprised with 20 points in Friday's re-opener but cooled off today. He still played 28 minutes, good for fourth-most on the team, so Robinson remains a solid potential pickup for scoring punch if he's available in your resumption leagues.