John Wall scores 29 in loss to Hawks
He didn't get much help with Bradley Bealy only scoring 12 points on 6-of-20 from the field. The other four starters only combined for 30 in this game, as well. The Wizards starters were absolutely smashing in this series for the first two games, but the slow start led to their undoing. Wall's usage rate should be higher in Game 4 and he may try to put the team on his back even more than usual.
Wall says Brooks gives the team confidence
"Hes brought a lot of confidence," said Wall of Brooks. "He makes sure that everyone is confident and believes that we can compete against anybody. We all work really hard to improve and he has helped us with that too." Wall posted career-highs in points (23.1), assists (10.7), steals (2.0) and field goal percentage (45.1) this season, and it sounds like he's attributing a lot of that success to Brooks and the new system he's installed in Washington.
John Wall, Bradley Beal, and Markieff Morris OUT for Wizards tonight
The Wizards are going to rest their three key starters tonight in preparation for the post season. Otto Porter and Marcin Gortat will also play limited minutes. Brandon Jennings and Bojan Bogdanovich are the two biggest beneficiaries and are top options on tonight's large NBA slate. Jason Smith and Kelly Oubre are also worth a look with Morris out and Gortat playing limited minutes.
John Wall (quad) and Otto Porter (back) ruled OUT; Brandon Jennings and Kelly Oubre Jr. to start in their place
Wall and Porter will not play in tonight's game against the Detroit Pistons after previously being listed as questionable on the Wizards' injury report with their respective ailments. In their absences, Brandon Jennings and Kelly Oubre will draw the starts at point guard and small forward respectively. The remaining starters, Bradley Beal, Markieff Morris, and Marcin Gortat, will all be limited to 30 minutes of in action in tonight's contest. With Wall and Porter off the court since the All-Star break, Bojan Bogdanovic leads the Wizards with a 31.0% usage rate that is a 7.4% increase over his normal usage with the aforementioned duo on the floor. Bogdanovic and Jennings look to be the primary Wizards to target with the Beal, Morris, and Gortat all having their minutes monitored on Monday.
John Wall a game-time decision for Wizards tonight
Wall is probably an easy fade tonight with this designation and the fact that Brooks stated he will be playing the starters limited minutes. Brandon Jennings will be a viable value option for those playing tonight's DFS slate.
Markieff Morris (ankle) ruled OUT tonight for Wizards
Morris was listed as questionable today, now he's been officially ruled out for tonight's matchup with the Knicks. Jason Smith is expected to start and is now one of the best value options available. He had a really nice game the first time he started for Morris, scoring 17 points and grabbing eight rebounds (37.75 DK points total). Smith has been a consistent points per minute guy all season - 0.9 DK ppm with Morris off - and he always seems to take advantage of his opportunities. Over his past eight games with at least 23 minutes, Smith has topped 22 DraftKIngs points in seven of them, 26 in five, and he’s averaged 26.4 DK points. He should push to the 30-minute mark or possibly past it tonight and he’s got an appealing matchup; the Knicks have the sixth-worst defensive rating (108.4) this season. As one might expect, John Wall pops off without Morris. His usage jumps 5.5% to 37.8% and his DK ppm jumps 0.10 to 1.43, or 51.46 per 36. He's available for $600 less on DraftKings than FanDuel and he's just under $10k on the site.
John Wall (migraine) will play against the Nets tonight
Wall will, in fact, play in tonight's game against Brooklyn Nets after previous reports out of Washington were that he was fully expected to play despite dealing with migraines earlier in the day. If Wall officially available, he becomes a viable tournament option against a Nets squad that ranks towards the top of the league in pace and the bottom of the league in defensive efficiency. Both Bradley Beal and Markieff Morris will become much less appealing daily fantasy options with Wall confirmed in the lineup. This news also removes Brandon Jennings from consideration from every format entirely.
John Wall (migraine) expected to play, but status still not confirmed
Scott Brooks is tentatively expecting John Wall to suit up on Friday against Brooklyn, but he wouldn't go far enough to say that Wall is a definite go. This still leaves the possibility that Wall sits, and that chance certainly isn't hurt by the fact that the Wizards face off with the league-worst Nets at home. If he goes, he'll be a viable GPP play against a Nets team that ranks towards the top of the league in pace and the bottom of the league in defensive efficiency. In the event that Wall does sit, both Bradley Beal and Markieff Morris will become much stronger DFS plays. Beal carries a strong 31.0% usage rate with Wall off the floor this year, while Morris leads the starters with a 7.8% usage bump. Bojan Bogdanovic actually leads the Wizards in usage without Wall on the floor, but it's in a smaller sample size. Brandon Jennings would also be a viable punt play industry wide.
John Wall misses shootaround due to a headache; to be evaluated later in the day
While it doesn't appear that Wall will sit out tonight, the fact that this is being reported should be some reason for concern, especially since the Wizards are facing the hapless Nets. We'll keep a close eye on his status and provide updates as they come in. If he gets scratched, Brandon Jennings would likely start and would be a top value option at point guard.
John Wall (foot) will start tonight
Wall will play and start in tonight's game against the Chicago Bulls after previously being listed as probable on the Wizards' injury report with a minor left foot sprain. Wall is also not expected to be limited by a minutes restriction in tonight's contest, according to Wizards head coach Scott Brooks, and should see his normal allotment of playing time. Given this news, Wall should be targeted in daily fantasy formats as normal and draws a juicy matchup with a Bulls squad that ranks 24th in DvP against opposing point guards.