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Michael Carter-Williams | Guard | #7

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/10/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 190
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (11) / PHI
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Michael Carter-Williams had another rough night on Friday against the Hawks, scoring three points with three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 19 minutes.
Despite how the Bulls have been a disaster lately, their starting unit has a respectable +0.5 net rating in their last seven. That's good news for Carter-Williams to keep his job, but he's not doing much with it. He hasn't even been worth owning in 16-team league since starting. Jan 21 - 1:49 AM

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Michael Carter-Williams scored 11 points with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 29 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

He checked in with exactly 10 minutes left in the fourth and played the rest of the game. There's a chance that Carter-Williams could be used situationally late in games, but he did bring it on the defensive end here. If he can keep that up, he'll be able to get minutes in the upper 20s. His low upside makes him only a lukewarm pickup is deeper leagues.
Jan 14 - 9:07 PM

Michael Carter-Williams hit just 1-of-8 shots for three points and two assists in just 16 minutes in Thursday's loss to the Bulls.

MCW didn't look very good tonight and had a couple shaky turnovers, while Rajon Rondo came off the bench and wasn't much better in his 23 minutes. Jerian Grant was seeking revenge against his former team and was the best point guard for the Bulls tonight, but the pecking order should remain MCW, Rondo and Grant until further notice.
Jan 12 - 10:40 PM

Michael Carter-Williams hit just 4-of-12 shots for 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in 29 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Wizards.

MCW is still the starter, but Rajon Rondo finally got back in the mix tonight, playing 27 minutes off the bench. Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade were both sitting this one out, but MCW owners have to be pleased he continues to start. Maybe that will change once Rondo is fully out of the doghouse, but for now, MCW is still worth owning and hanging onto, despite the poor shooting.
Jan 10 - 9:30 PM

Michael Carter-Williams scored five points with four assists, five rebounds and one 3-pointer in just 19 minutes on Saturday against the Raptors.

He started off playing well, but did not get much run in the second half as coach Fred Hoiberg decided to roll out Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic, with Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade at the one and two. The Bulls were trailing by double-digit points, so they needed some 3-point shooters on the court. This marked the first time in five game that he plays fewer than 25 minutes. MCW should go back to his regular role on Monday against the Thunder, but it looks like the starting role isn't going to help most fantasy owners.
Jan 7 - 11:04 PM

Michael Carter-Williams played 28 minutes vs. Cleveland on Wednesday, finishing with 13 points on 13 shot attempts, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

MCW had a rocky start offensively and bricked most of his perimeter attempts, making just one shot beyond eight feet tonight, which highlights some of his career-long fantasy caveats. He's more appealing in 8-cat leagues but is worth a look if you need assists, steals, and decent rebounds from the PG spot.
Jan 4 - 10:51 PM

Michael Carter-Williams started again on Monday and hit 4-of-12 shots for 10 points, nine rebounds, three assists and a block in 31 minutes.

Jerian Grant played 27 minutes and had nine points, six assists, four steals and a 3-pointer, while Rajon Rondo didn't even get off the bench. Grant may end up being more valuable than MCW, but as long as he's starting, MCW is the guy we'd prefer to target, at least for now.
Jan 3 - 12:15 AM

Michael Carter-Williams will start again on Monday vs. the Hornets.

He was underwhelming in his last start with four points on 1-of-6 shooting with one rebound, four assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer, but this is just another sign that the Bulls may be ready to move on from the Rajon Rondo experiment. MCW is a nice option in points formats, but his inefficiency really limits his upside in standard leagues.
Jan 2 - 12:05 PM

Michael Carter-Williams scored four points with one rebound, four assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in a start against the Bucks on Saturday.

He was just 1-of-6 from the field, so it wasn't a good start. Coach Fred Hoiberg continues to talk up the energy Carter-Williams brings, so it looks like he has the job for now. Carter-Williams hasn't really been very good in fantasy since his Philly days and would really need to get hot to turn in value. That said, if you have something to cut and want to see if he can get it going, give him a look.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 09:46:00 PM

Michael Carter-Williams will get the start at point guard against the Bucks on Saturday.

Revenge game? Rajon Rondo was benched for the entire second half on Friday and it's unknown who will back up MCW. As for Carter-Williams, he played 15 minutes in the second half on Friday, so he's likely looking at minutes close to 30 against his former team. He's a nice option for DFS and is worth a look for PG-needy owners, assuming you're OK with sub-par shooting.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 05:22:00 PM

Michael Carter-Williams started the second half over Rajon Rondo against the Pacers on Friday, scoring 12 points with eight rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer.

While he did have an ugly airball on a wide-open three, Carter-Williams had a solid game on the defensive end. We still don't know if Rondo will be benched going forward, but his track record leaves any possibility on the table. Carter-Williams doesn't have the best ceiling for fantasy anyway, so fantasy owners would have to be cutting garbage on their roster to pick him up.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 06:41:00 PM

Michael Carter-Williams started the third quarter over Rajon Rondo against the Pacers on Friday.

Rondo just looked like he was out of it, which has been a common occurrence these days. Plus, coach Fred Hoiberg was losing his cool at times, so this may be a temporary benching. We'll let you know how they do, but there's no need to be aggressive on adding Carter-Williams unless you have a player to cut that you won't miss.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 05:31:00 PM

Michael Carter-Williams returned from his knee/wrist injuries and played 19 minutes on Monday, missing all five of his shots and scoring one point to go along with five rebounds, two assists and a steal.

He hadn't played since the third game of the season and while he's a talented guard, it's hard to imagine him making much noise as long as Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo are healthy. We're just letting you know he's back after missing his last 22 games.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 11:56:00 PM

Updating a previous item, Michael Carter-Williams (knee, wrist) is available to play on Monday vs. Indiana.

It will be his first game in approximately two months, and although the Bulls could bring him along slowly given all of the time he's missed, it doesn't sound like they'll slow play this situation. Chicago has a major need in the second unit for a capable backup point guard, MCW has no restrictions and Fred Hoiberg called him the team's second-best perimeter defender after Jimmy Butler, so it sounds like he's going to play immediately.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 06:20:00 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (knee, wrist) expects to play on Monday vs. the Pacers.

"That's the plan, I believe," he said. We'll have confirmation prior to tipoff, but it sounds like MCW should be back on the court for the first time in nearly two months. "I just want to bring positive energy," Carter-Williams added. His return should limit opportunities for Jerian Grant to get on the floor. That's probably a good thing.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 04:25:00 PM