Player News - Hawks

Date: Team: Pos:

Tyler Dorsey (groin) will be available to play on Sunday against the Cavs.

He'll get out there for around 15 minutes, which isn't enough time for him to make a meaningful impact in fantasy hoops.
Oct 21 - 4:28 PM

Vince Carter (jammed finger) was removed from the injury report in advance of Sunday's game against the Cavs.

Carter's starting in John Collins' absence as the Hawks have decided to go small. He's been playing minutes in the low 20s and is a cheap DFS option.
Oct 21 - 12:43 PM

Trae Young (left elbow) was taken off the injury report for Sunday against the Cavs.

He'll be ready to roll and his elbow contusion is to his non-shooting arm. Young has played just two games so far in his career, and he's already picked up how to run an NBA offense. He'll continue to be a high-volume option in fantasy with plenty of points and dimes.
Oct 21 - 12:42 PM

Alex Poythress (quad) was taken off the injury report for Sunday against the Cavs.

He was probable to play because of a quad contusion, so there's almost no concern it will affect his playing time. With Alex Len and Vince Carter unlikely to play big minutes, there should be a role for Poythress as a DFS punt of a deep stream.
Oct 21 - 12:39 PM

Omari Spellman (left ankle sprain) is set to return to action on Sunday against against the Cavs.

Spellman tweaked his ankle in the Hawks season-opener on Wednesday and missed their game on Friday. He produced in just eight minutes before his injury and is an interesting DFS flier on Sunday.
Oct 21 - 12:38 PM

Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) is out Sunday against the Cavs.

He is taking on some contact and is getting much closer to a return. The Hawks need some bodies up front, but they won't rush Dedmon back after an avulsion fracture over the summer. He's not the best stash unless the waiver wire is dry. Alex Len may keep his starting job, too.
Oct 20 - 4:58 PM

Justin Anderson (rehab from tibial stress syndrome, left leg) is out for Sunday against the Cavs.

This tibial problem dates back to last season and he just hasn't been able to get right. With him out, DeAndre Bembry will continue to be the first wing off the bench.
Oct 20 - 4:56 PM

Tyler Dorsey (groin) is probable for Sunday against the Cavs.

He's basically third string right now with DeAndre Bembry ahead of him. Dorsey can remain on the wire in just about all leagues.
Oct 20 - 4:55 PM

Trae Young (left elbow contusion) is probable against the Cavs on Sunday.

He sure didn't look hurt on Friday with 20 points, nine assists and four treys in 33 minutes. Young is getting the volume of touch time like he's a star guard, but the efficiency hasn't come around just yet. Assuming this is minor, he could have a big game against a vulnerable defense.
Oct 20 - 4:54 PM

Alex Poythress (quad contusion) is probable for Sunday against the Cavs.

He's been sneaky productive in the two games with eight points, seven boards, two assists, one block, one steal and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes on Friday. If Omari Spellman (ankle) can't play again, he'd be an option as a stream or DFS punt.
Oct 20 - 4:52 PM

Vince Carter (jammed finger) is probable against the Cavs.

The Hawks were league famous for listing players as probable, so apparently the move with coach Lloyd Pierce won't change that. Carter is expected to start until John Collins (ankle) is back.
Oct 20 - 4:50 PM

Omari Spellman (ankle) is questionable Sunday against the Cavs.

He missed Friday's game with his left ankle sprain and was ruled out just after shootaround. If Spellman can make it back, he'll likely get minutes at the backup center spot. If not, Alex Poythress would serve as a DFS punt or streaming option again.
Oct 20 - 4:10 PM

Alex Len was quiet in Friday's loss to the Grizzlies, scoring nine points with four rebounds, two assists, one triple and two turnovers in 26 minutes.

It was a brutal night for Len. He air-balled a point-blank layup in the first quarter and got blocked by the rim on an open dunk attempt to start the third. He’s 7’1". Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) did some contact in shootaround on Friday and is nearing a return, so Len’s window for fantasy value could be closing. There is surely a better option on your wire.
Oct 20 - 12:57 AM

Trae Young scored 20 points with nine assists, two rebounds, one steal, one block and four triples in 33 minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Friday.

He was hot in the first half with 16 of his 20 points, but fatigue set in during the second half with Young and Taurean Prince carrying the load for the Hawks. He had three turnovers and was 7-of-18 from the field, and through two games we have a pretty good idea what Young is going to bring to the table as a rookie -- he'll be a great source of points, dimes and triples, but he will hurt you with FG% and turnovers.
Oct 20 - 12:52 AM

Taurean Prince went off vs. the Grizzlies on Friday with 28 points, four rebounds, three assists, three steals and four 3-pointers.

Prince was feeling it, hitting 10-of-15 shots, 4-of-9 triples and 4-of-4 free throws. The scary part is that this line could've been way bigger, as foul trouble and the lopsided score limited him to 23 minutes. Prince has a 29.5 usage rate through the first two games (up from 22.1% in 2017-18), so if the start of the season is an indication, he could crush his ADP for the second straight year.
Oct 20 - 12:47 AM


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