G - HOU
Rockets PG John Wall (hamstring) is being shut down for the remainder of the season due to a Grade 2 hamstring strain.
With the Rockets out of playoff contention, they’ll look to their young guys to contribute down the stretch. Congratulations to all those who picked up Kevin Porter Jr. earlier in the season. It looks like he’ll take over as the primary ball-handler and secondary scorer behind just Christian Wood to end the season. Jae’Sean Tate is another beneficiary of Wall being out for the remainder of the season.
John Wall scored 27 points (9-22 FG, 1-7 3PT, 8-9 FT) with three rebounds, 13 assists, a steal, two blocks, and four turnovers across 39 minutes during Friday's 109-104 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Wall led the Rockets in scoring and assists, dishing out 13 dimes in a closely-contested loss to the Clippers on Friday. Fantasy managers will need to look deeper into Houston's depth chart during Saturday's road contest against the Denver Nuggets, as Wall will sit due to rest. This could open up good value with Rockets' rookie guard Armoni Brooks in deeper leagues and as a salary saver in DFS contests at just $4,200 on FanDuel.
John Wall scored 21 points (8-19 FG, 1-5 3PT, 4-4 FT) with three rebounds, six assists, and three turnovers across 30 minutes during Wednesday's 112-89 loss to the Utah Jazz.
Wall led the Rockets in scoring and assists but the team still fell short against the Jazz on Wednesday. Fantasy managers should continue rolling Wall into lineups moving forward, as he is one of the few consistent producers on Houston and gets ample opportunity each game. Houston will get a day off before hosting the L.A. Clippers on Friday.
John Wall scored 14 points (4-14 FG, 1-5 3PT, 5-6 FT) with four rebounds, six assists, a steal, and four turnovers across 30 minutes during Monday's 113-91 loss to the Miami Heat.
Wall led the Rockets in assists but also committed four turnovers and struggled with his shot, preserving his scoring output by going five-of-six from the line. Fantasy managers can opt to roll Wall into lineups, as he still gets plenty of opportunities averaging 18.3 points and 5.7 assists per game in his last four starts.
Rockets PG John Wall (injury management) won’t play on the front end of a back-to-back Sunday vs. the Magic.
This is likely to become a recurrence moving forward, where the Rockets rest Wall in back-to-back sets. Look for Kevin Porter Jr. to see increased usage with Wall out of the lineup. He should return Monday vs. the Heat.