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Washington Wizards point guard Raul Neto (groin) will not play Sunday against the San Antonio Spurs. In the Wizards first game in quite awhile, Neto will be sidelined with a groin injury. In Neto's absence, Russell Westbrook is returning from a quad injury, but will be limited to about 25 minutes on Sunday. Ish Smith should pick up any extra minutes as the backup point guard, but is not a recommended fantasy option unless both Neto and Westbrook miss time.
Washington Wizards point guard Russell Westbrook (quad) will play and start Sunday against the San Antonio Spurs. Westbrook has been sidelined for the past week, although the Wizards have not been able to play any games due to health and safety protocols. However, Westbrook is back in the starting lineup on Sunday and will be restricted to about 25 minutes per head coach Scott Brooks. Westbrook's return will push Raul Neto to the bench and into a limited role. Neto's fantasy value is solely tied to Westbrook's health.
The Washington Wizards are set to get back into action for the first time in 13 days Sunday when they face the Spurs, but they won't have their full allotment of players just yet. Forwards Rui Hachimura and Davis Bertans headline a group that includes Deni Avdija, Ish Smith, Moritz Wagner, and Troy Brown Jr. that will remain sidelined under the league's health and safety protocols. Assuming that Washington gets to the requisite numbers of active players, Bradley Beal figures to see considerable DFS upside. There has been little by way of information as to when any of the affected Wizards players could return, so fantasy managers can look elsewhere until an update is provided.
Washington Wizards point guards Russell Westbrook (quad) and Raul Neto (groin) have both been tagged as questionable to suit up for the team's return to action Sunday versus the Spurs. While the Wizards haven't played since Jan. 11, Westbrook has been out since Jan. 8 as he battles a quad injury. Should both men be ruled out, Bradley Beal would likely handle the vast majority of ball-handling duties if the team has enough healthy players to take the floor. Conversely, an absence from Westbrook, but a return from Neto would garner him significant DFS appeal. Check back prior to tip-off to see not only who is available for D.C., but whether they'll take the floor at all.
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal had a monster game in a 128-107 win over the Suns. Beal scored 34 points and nearly produced his first triple-double of the year in 35 minutes. The 27-year-old started strong in December but has absolutely gone off in the New Year with averages of 38.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 3.0 triples, and 1.0 steals per game in five contests. Beal seems poised to keep up this level of play with Russell Westbrook (quad) expected to miss a week. The star guard will take on a strong defensive team in the Jazz on Wednesday, though fantasy managers should roll out Beal with complete confidence right now.