Wendell Carter Jr.
C - ORL
Wendell Carter Jr. registered 12 points (4-11 FG, 0-2 3PT, 4-6 FT) with 11 rebounds, a block, and a turnover across 27 minutes during Thursday's 116-93 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
WCJ posted the lone double-double for Orlando during Thursday's blowout loss to the Hawks, collecting 11 boards and producing 12 points in the paint. Carter Jr. should have plenty of rest after returning from an eye injury that sidelined him for three games last week, making for a fine play at $5,500 on FanDuel during Friday's game against the 76ers.
Wendell Carter Jr. (eye) will not suit up on Sunday versus Minnesota.
Carter Jr. hasn't played since May 3rd and in his stead, Mo Bamba has flourished. He's recorded 28 points and 33 rebounds over the two games that Carter Jr. has missed. He's definitely someone you can start in DFS or season-long until Carter Jr. returns.
Orlando Magic C Wendell Carter Jr. (eye) has been ruled out Wednesday vs the Celtics
The Magic will be without Carter Jr., Terrence Ross (back), James Ennis (calf), Michael Carter-Williams (ankle), Otto Porter (foot), and Chuma Okeke (ankle) on Wednesday. Expect the tandem of Mo Bamba and Mo Wagner to see increased minutes as starters.
Wendell Carter Jr. registered 10 points (4-10 FG, 1-1 3PT, 1-2 FT) with 13 rebounds, an assist, a block, and a turnover across 21 minutes during Sunday's 131-112 loss to the Indiana Pacers.
WCJ struggled offensively but collected 13 boards and forced a block to elevate his overall production in point and category leagues during a blowout loss to the Pacers on Sunday. The Magic will have a quick turnaround against the Los Angeles Lakers at home, where Carter Jr. can be rostered at $6,400 on FanDuel during Monday's 11-game slate.
Wendell Carter Jr. has been ruled out of Thursday's game against New Orleans with right ankle soreness.
With Carter Jr. out of the lineup for the Magic, expect Mo Bamba to get the starting nod and to see a significant increase in usage, making him an intriguing DFS option.