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Brad Wanamaker scored 13 points (4-7 FG) and contributed five assists in 20 minutes against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: The Celtics held a 19-point lead at half and did not look back, extending their advantage to a final score of 149-115. Wanamaker played 20 minutes in the blowout victory and registered double digits in points for the second time since the restart. Despite a productive game, Wanamaker still has to compete for minutes with the Celtics regulars in the back court, making it difficult to be a consistent force on the offensive end every night.

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Daniel Theis scored 10 points (4-8 FG) and collected six rebounds in 21 minutes in a win over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Theis's production has been consistent in the restart games so far in Orlando. He will take on the challenge of an accomplished Toronto Raptors team on Friday that includes Pascal Siakam, Serge Ibaka, and Marc Gasol in the front court.

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Robert Williams III scored 18 points (7-7 FG, 4-4 FT) with five rebounds, two assists, one steal, and three blocks in Wednesday's big 149-115 win over the Nets.

Fantasy Impact: This game got out of hand fast, and Williams made the most of his opportunity down the stretch in the second half. In the little we've seen of Williams in his first two NBA seasons, he's shown a knack for finishing around the rim and blocking shots, two things he was able to do with ease in tonight's game. This was the first real court time we've seen from Williams in the re-start, but unless it's a blowout, don't expect too many similar performances from the second-year big man.

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Gordon Hayward scored 18 points (5-15 FG, 7-8 FT) and added seven rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one three-pointer in 32 minutes in a win over the Nets.

Fantasy Impact: Hayward's been consistent in all-four bubble games for the Celtics, averaging a healthy 18.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists. While those numbers don't jump off the page, he is scoring in a multitude of ways and is a steady-state contributor to an offense that is still waiting on Kemba Walker to increase his minutes. Hayward did miss 10-of-15 shots from the field tonight, so he'll have a day to recoup and find his shooting stroke before facing the Raptors on Friday.

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Marcus Smart started at point guard and generated a team-high six assists while contributing 12 points (2-5 FG, 6-6 FT) with five rebounds, three steals, and two three's across 33 minutes in the lop-sided 149-115 win against the Nets on Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Smart did well starting in place of Kemba Walker (rest) and rebounded nicely from his previous two games, where he scored a combined 10 points across those two contests. Smart is appealing in DFS whenever he's inserted into the starting lineup, putting up 14.4 points, 5.0 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 1.6 steals, and 2.5 three's in 39 starts this season. However, his inconsistency and poor shooting efficiency while coming off the bench are why DFS players tend to fade him in his typical sixth-man role. Next up for Smart is a battle with the Toronto Raptors on Friday.

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Jayson Tatum had an efficient game in limited minutes, scoring 19 points (7-11 FG) and adding two rebounds, two assists, one steal, and five three-pointers across 18 minutes in an easy win over the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Tatum knocked down five three's for the second time in his last four games in the bubble and is starting to regain the rhythm that resulted in him averaging 27.6 points post-All-Star break. Next on the docket is a matchup against Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors. Tatum will continue to be a reliable DFS asset with seasonal averages of 23.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.8 three's per contest.

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Jaylen Brown scored a game-high 21 points (7-13 FG, 2-3 FT) to go along with four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block, and five three-pointers in a 149-115 blowout victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

Fantasy Impact: Brown is playing very well over his last four games, bumping his scoring average in the bubble to 22.7 versus 20.6 pre-COVID. The Celtics dominated from tip-off, which is why Brown only saw 24 minutes of action. Despite that, he was still able to put together a solid line and led his team to an easy win. Brown will have a more challenging matchup on Friday against the defending champions, the Toronto Raptors.

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Kemba Walker saw 26 minutes in a 112-106 loss to Miami Tuesday, scoring 15 points (4-9 FG, 3-4 FT, 4-7 3PT) with one rebound, four assists, and one turnover.

Fantasy Impact: Brad Stevens has gradually increased Walker's minutes throughout the first three games of the re-start. In the first game, he saw 19 minutes, then 22 in the second, and 26 tonight. He won't play Wednesday against the Nets on the second night of a back-to-back, but we could see a full allotment of minutes for Walker Friday against the Raptors.

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Tremont Waters, rookie out of Louisiana State, is currently in the concussion protocol due to suffering a concussion earlier this week, per coach Brad Stevens. (Source: Boston Celtics on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Waters has played in 10 games this year for the Celtics and averaged 8.9 minutes of playing time, 3.3 points, 0.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.2 blocks. Although his production was limited in the Celtics' rotation, his play in the G-League tells more about his potential. In 36 games with the Maine Red Claws, he averaged 33.8 minutes of playing time, 18.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 1.9 steals, and 0.3 blocks across 36 games all while shooting 43.0 percent from the floor. It is not likely that he will see meaningful minutes throughout the “seeding” games and playoffs, barring any injuries, making him a natural fade in all fantasy formats.

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Grant Williams, in speaking on his team, said, "We're definitely understanding of each other. We know our roles. We know what type of team we are, and [we] [maintained] the chemistry." (Source: Boston Celtics on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although serving mostly in a reserve role this year, Williams has been able to take advantage of his opportunities and carve out an identity on this talented Celtics squad. His vocal leadership, intangibles, and defensive prowess have allowed him to contribute to the success of the team. The rookie has played in 62 contests this year and has averaged 15.6 minutes of play, 3.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists, .5 steals, and .5 blocks per game. With the Celtics "clicking" and "knowing" who they are, it wouldn't be crazy to see Williams' skill-set be leveraged more as part of the rotation. However, even with an increased role, his success on the floor may not directly lead to consistent fantasy production. At this point, he is a speculative play at best and is worth keeping on your radar for possible deep-league play.

Vincent Poirier, like fellow teammate Gordon Hayward, plans to take a leave of absence from the Celtics to attend the birth of his daughter in September. (Source: Jared Weiss of The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Poirier will be taking paternity leave come September for the birth of his first child. In his rookie season, he has played in 21 contests this season and has averaged 5.4 minutes of playing time, 1.9 points, and 1.6 rebounds per game.

Enes Kanter scored two points on 1-for-3 shooting with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in 14 minutes against the Pacers on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Kanter continues to struggle to see playing time and over his last five games is averaging 3.8 points and 5.6 rebounds over 11.0 minutes. The veteran big man can be dropped in most fantasy leagues for someone hot on the waiver wire.

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Semi Ojeleye played 34 minutes in the loss against the Jazz on Friday, scoring nine points on 4-for-10 shooting with seven rebounds and one three-pointer.

Fantasy Impact: With Gordon Hayward (knee) and Jaylen Brown (hamstring) still sidelined, Coach Brad Stevens started Ojeleye at forward on Friday. Even with the increased minutes Ojeleye does not put up big stats and can be left on the waiver wire.

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Romeo Langford scored two points on 0-for-3 shooting with one rebound over 19 minutes on Friday night as the Celtics beat the Wolves by a 127-117 score.

Fantasy Impact: Langford has been receiving sporadic playing time for the Celtics. The rookie overall is now averaging 2.9 points and 1.0 rebounds over 19 games played on the season. Langford is only worth owning as a stash in dynasty and keeper fantasy formats.

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