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Aron Baynes will not have a minutes limit on Saturday against the Pistons.

Baynes could get some decent run tonight with a matchup against Andre Drummond, but he typically doesn't bring enough to the box score to make much of an impact in fantasy hoops. With there no longer being a minutes cap for Baynes, Daniel Theis' playing time could take a slight hit.
Dec 15 - 5:39 PM

Al Horford (sore left knee) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. Detroit.

Saturday will be the fifth straight game on the shelf for Horford. Earlier this week, coach Brad Stevens said that Horford would miss at least a few games and that the Celtics would err on the side of caution after he was diagnosed with patellar tendinitis. Aron Baynes, Daniel Theis and Robert Williams will continue to soak up extra minutes in Horford's absence. It's tough to trust any of those three on a consistent basis.

Kyrie Irving scored 24 points during a 129-108 win over the Hawks on Friday, adding five rebounds, five assists, four steals and four 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

This matchup was just too easy for Irving with the Hawks struggling to contain high-scoring guards. Plus, Kyrie has crushed when Al Horford (knee) is off the floor, posting per-36 stats of 29.1 points, 6.4 dimes, 1.7 steals and 3.6 treys before tonight. His owners will want to make sure he's good for the back-to-back set on Saturday, but Irving has really been in a groove lately.
Dec 14 - 10:05 PM

Robert Williams blocked a career-high five shots in 16 minutes against the Hawks, adding two points five boards and one turnover in 16 minutes.

The Time Lord has no mercy when it comes to protecting the rim, and he had his five blocks in 10 minutes before the fourth. On the year, Williams is up to 6.5 blocks per 36 minutes with a respectable 4.4 fouls in his 89-minute sample. Before the game, coach Brad Stevens talked up Williams for putting in work during film sessions, and he's earning minutes in a hurry. Still, he's currently the fourth C on the depth chart, but he did play next to Daniel Theis in garbage time. If you're in a deep league and want to stash some blocks, he's worth a look.
Dec 14 - 10:02 PM

Aron Baynes scored five points with three rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 14 minutes during a start against the Hawks on Friday.

He was right there in his 12-15 minute limit, and he may continue to have that limit with his backups, Robert Williams and Daniel Theis, playing outstanding ball. Even with Horford out, Baynes isn't really worth using until his minutes come up.
Dec 14 - 9:48 PM

Daniel Theis scored 18 points with seven rebounds, one assist, one block and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.

Garbage time helped him out with Aron Baynes also on a minutes limit. It was somewhat interesting that Theis and Robert Williams played together in some of the garbage time action, so maybe that lineup combo could be on the table against the bigger Detroit lineup on Saturday. He's an option as a DFS punt and could have some short-term value in deeper leagues with Al Horford out for a couple more at least.
Dec 14 - 9:46 PM

Gordon Hayward made 7-of-10 from the field for 19 points with one rebound, five assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 18 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.

He did take a shot to the face from John Collins at the end of the third quarter and went to the locker room. Hayward returned to the bench when the Celtics were up 26, so garbage time kept him off the floor and not the shot to the face -- it didn't look bad. His fantasy owners will want to make sure he's good to go for a back-to-back set in Detroit on Saturday.
Dec 14 - 9:42 PM

Jaylen Brown (illness) made 2-of-12 from the field for four points with six rebounds, two assists and one block in 22 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.

Maybe missing a game knocked him off his hot streak. In his previous three games before missing Wednesday, he averaged 21.0 points, 5.0 boards, 2.7 dimes, 0.7 steals and 2.3 treys. Brown's move to the bench should help him, but he's not going to have too much fantasy upside. If you don't want to stick with him after this bad game, we wouldn't blame you for dropping him in a shallow league.
Dec 14 - 9:38 PM

Aron Baynes is limited to 12-15 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.

He played 16 minutes on Wednesday, so it should be a similar workload. That means we should get a little more of the Time Lord Robert Williams. Baynes is playing on a back-to-back set here, so that explains the light playing time. Daniel Theis should also be in the mix for what could be a three-way split at center.
Dec 14 - 5:27 PM

Jaylen Brown (illness) will play against the Hawks on Friday night.

He missed the last game because of an illness, but he'll presumably be coming off the bench again. Brown has been terrific in his three games off the bench, averaging 21.0 points, 5.0 boards, 2.7 dimes, 0.7 steals and 2.3 treys. He'll be trending down from this at some point, but he could have a better chance at minutes with Al Horford (knee) out to get the Celtics a chance to go smaller.
Dec 14 - 5:15 PM

Gordon Hayward (illness) isn't on the Celtics' injury report for Friday's game.

It looks like Hayward is ready to play after missing the past two games, so owners can tentatively get him into active lineups -- it never hurts to double-check after shootaround. He'd also have more touches coming his way if Jaylen Brown (illness) is ultimately ruled out.
Dec 13 - 4:23 PM

Jaylen Brown (illness) is officially questionable for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

An illness has spread in Boston's locker room and Brown could end up as a game-time decision. If he can't suit up, expect Marcus Smart and Semi Ojeleye to once again earn more playing time -- not a ton, though, since Gordon Hayward (illness) appears ready to return on Friday.
Dec 13 - 4:20 PM

Al Horford (sore left knee) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. Atlanta.

Aron Baynes and Daniel Theis are the main beneficiaries of Horford's continued absence, while Robert Williams should also get a handful of minutes. He has pain around his kneecap, known colloquially as "runner's knee," and Boston won't rush him back. There's a good chance he'll also sit out Saturday vs. the Pistons, but updates might be sparse with Boston unlikely to hold a shootaround in the second half of a back-to-back.
Dec 13 - 4:15 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 38 points during a 130-125 overtime win at Washington on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

He was a one-man wrecking crew with the last 12 points for Boston in OT. Irving hit a contested corner three over John Wall and another 31-foot J near the half-court logo on back-to-back possessions to seal the deal for the Celtics. He missed Monday due to a shoulder injury from Thursday, and Irving did have a wrap on his shoulder in the second half because going off late. The Celtics do have a back-to-back set against the Hawks on Friday and at Detroit on Saturday, so his fantasy owners will want to make sure he's good for those.
Dec 12 - 11:35 PM

Marcus Smart scored 18 points with five rebounds, three assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Wizards on Wednesday.

The scoring outburst comes out of nowhere with Smart scoring between four and six points in his previous four games. He's almost certainly going to stick in the starting lineup and this strong line may have been aided by Jaylen Brown (illness) being out today, so there's no reason to add Smart based off this game and his winning plays.
Dec 12 - 11:29 PM


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