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Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward racked up 27 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, one block, and two steals in 36 minutes of play during the 114-111 win over the Pacers on Tuesday. It hasn't always been easy for the Butler product to provide fantasy-caliber numbers this season. Though he averages 17.4 points per game, Hayward scored over 20 points for only the second time in the past seven games. The days of automatically starting the 29-year-old in every matchup seem like they are gone. What's worse is he faces a top-tier Bucks defense on Thursday that is ranked number one defensively in field goal percentage allowed to opponents.
Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum had a casual day at the office in Tuesday's 114-111 win over the Pacers, getting 30 points, six rebounds, two assists, and four steals in 36 minutes of play. The Duke product has been on a hot streak since Feb. 13, scoring at least 30 points for the seventh time in the past 10 games. The 22-year-old leads the team in scoring at 23.4 points per game. Due to his incredible play as of late, Tatum needs to be started regardless of the matchup.
Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis compiled 20 points, six rebounds, three assists, and two blocks through 34 minutes of play in the 114-111 win over the Pacers on Tuesday. The big man scored at least 20 points for only the second time in the last ten games; however, he has scored in double digits during four of the past six games. Averaging 9.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game, Theis is not the most consistent or reliable player in fantasy. In fact, performances like Tuesday's are rare for the 27-year-old. He faces a tough matchup on Thursday against an elite Bucks defense that may be back at full strength.
Boston Celtics wing Jayson Tatum struggled in a loss to Oklahoma City on Sunday, shooting just eight of 22 to finish with 19 points along with five rebounds, three assists, three three-pointers, two steals, and one block in 38 minutes. After raising his level of play en route to Player of the Month honors, Tatum has now posted back-to-back games of less than 20 points without shooting higher than 36.8 percent from the field in either. He has a tough two-game stretch ahead of him with road battles against Indiana and Milwaukee awaiting the Celtics, so the struggles might continue at a less-than-ideal time for fantasy owners.
Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker shot just four of 14 in a loss to the Thunder to finish with 14 points, six rebounds, five assists, and two steals. Walker also made only two of his nine attempts from beyond the arc in this one. He's struggled to reacclimate himself following his knee issues with consecutive games of less than 20 points and sub-30 field goal percentage. With the fantasy playoffs right around the corner, this isn't an ideal time for Kemba to be struggling. Perhaps the more Walker plays the quicker he'll return to his All-Star form.