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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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Jerian Grant, Michael Carter-Williams, Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson and Robin Lopez will start against the Celtics on Thursday.
It's the same lineup they have used without Dwyane Wade (illness). Grant only played 15 minutes in his last start, so he's not much of a fantasy option. Feb 16 - 7:27 PM

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Michael Carter-Williams scored eight points on 2-of-2 shooting in 29 minutes vs. the Raptors on Tuesday.

He made his second straight start with Dwyane Wade (wrist) out, but Jimmy Butler (heel) returned tonight and that really lowered MCW's fantasy ceiling -- his usage rate falls from 23.0 to 19.4 when Butler is on the court. MCW added five boards, three assists, one steal and one block, so he's just a low-end streaming option until the Bulls get some bodies back.
Feb 14 - 11:16 PM

Michael Carter-Williams will start Tuesday vs. the Raptors.

With Dwyane Wade (wrist) ruled out, MCW will start alongside Jerian Grant in the Bulls backcourt. Carter-Williams is averaging 10.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists over 25.4 minutes in the 16 games he has started for the Chicago this season.
Feb 14 - 6:29 PM

Michael Carter-Williams started Sunday's lopsided loss to the Wolves, finishing with 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting, seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and six turnovers in 30 minutes.

MCW got the nod with both Jimmy Butler (heel) and Dwyane Wade (wrist) out of commission tonight, and both veterans are day-to-day with their injuries. His turnovers take a bite out of the overall fantasy appeal, but it's not a bad return for someone you likely grabbed off the wire for instant production. His value could vanish overnight if Butler and Wade return vs. the Raptors on Tuesday.
Feb 12 - 6:04 PM

Michael Carter-Williams is in the Bulls' starting lineup on Sunday.

Dwyane Wade (wrist) and Jimmy Butler (heel) are both out tonight, which thrusts MCW into the starting five alongside Jerian Grant, Doug McDermott, Taj Gibson and Robin Lopez. Feel free to give him a look as a DFS option, but most season-long owners can leave him on the wire.
Feb 12 - 2:52 PM

Michael Carter-Williams played eight minutes off the bench against the Suns on Friday with four points and one assist.

As expected, his playing time took a massive hit with Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade returning. Both Wade and Butler are not 100 percent, so that could change on Sunday. Carter-Williams is only a speculative stash in deep leagues.
Feb 11 - 1:38 AM

Michael Carter-Williams will come off the bench on Friday vs. the Suns.

Jimmy Butler (heel) is back, but the Bulls will keep Jerian Grant in the first unit at the expense of MCW. He played surprisingly well in Butler's absence, and it makes some sense to see how Butler's heel holds up tonight before making the cut.
Feb 10 - 10:41 PM

Michael Carter-Williams made his third start in a row on Wednesday with three points, four rebounds, two assists and three turnovers against the Warriors.

He was shockingly effective in the two previous games, averaging 22.0 points, 7.5 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.0 blocks, 1.0 steals and 0.5 treys. While Jimmy Butler (heel) could miss more time, Carter-Williams' owners should probably expect lines closer to this one most nights. Although, he gets a great matchup against the Suns on Friday. Of course, that would change if Butler can go.
Feb 9 - 2:14 AM

Michael Carter-Williams scored 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting in Monday's win over the Kings.

Making his second straight start in place of Jimmy Butler (heel), MCW was in total control tonight, adding six rebounds with four assists, two steals, one block and one triple with zero turnovers in 31 minutes. We're not used to seeing MCW play with such efficiency and he was coming off a 23-point performance on Friday with nine rebounds, six assists and one block, but a possible return for Butler on Wednesday vs. the Warriors could slow down MCW's momentum. Butler will be re-evaluated on Tuesday morning and is "hopeful" to play, but give MCW a look if Butler misses his third straight game.
Feb 7 - 1:36 AM

Michael Carter-Williams needed some treatment on his back on Sunday.

James Harden jumped on MCW's back during Friday's overtime loss to the Rockets, and it's unclear if this will affect his status for Monday's game against the Kings. Just to be safe, we'll throw him on the injury report, and we should have another update following Monday morning's shootaround. Stay tuned.
Feb 5 - 6:53 PM

Michael Carter-Williams scored 23 points with nine rebounds, six assists and one block in Friday's overtime loss to the Rockets.

After playing a combined six minutes in his previous five games, MCW started in place of Jimmy Butler (heel) in order to defend James Harden. The Beard still dropped 42 points, but at least MCW picked up some of the slack on the offensive end, hitting 11-of-18 from the field and 1-of-3 from the line with one turnover before fouling out in 35 minutes. His upside is low in standard leagues and we don't know if Butler will miss more time, so it's safe to leave MCW on the wire in most cases.
Feb 3 - 11:49 PM

Michael Carter-Williams will start for Jimmy Butler (heel) against the Rockets on Friday.

This is almost certainly about the matchup against James Harden. Carter-Williams hasn't been in the rotation lately, but he will be needed today and has played plenty of shooting guard minutes on the season. Leave him on the wire, though.
Feb 3 - 7:44 PM

Michael Carter-Williams will return to the bench for Tuesday's game against the Magic, with Jerian Grant getting the start at point guard.

MCW said that Fred Hoiberg told him Rajon Rondo will be Grant's primary backup on Tuesday, so Carter-Williams could be headed for a DNP-CD. He was struggling as a starter, and it's only going to get worse as a reserve, so he's a cut candidate in most scenarios.
Jan 24 - 5:44 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jerian Grant
2Rajon Rondo
3Michael Carter-Williams
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Denzel Valentine
3Isaiah Canaan
SF1Jimmy Butler
2Doug McDermott
3Paul Zipser
PF1Taj Gibson
2Nikola Mirotic
3Bobby Portis
C1Robin Lopez
2Cristiano Felicio