Jaylen Brown Scratched Ahead of Tip-Off

The Boston Celtics will have to get past the Phoenix Suns without the services of Jaylen Brown tonight, reports Chris Forsberg. Brown is dealing with left shoulder bursitis and was scratched about an hour before tip-off.


Brown has played at least 32 minutes in seven straight games and is a primary offensive weapon for the Celtics. That means there will be lots of minutes and shots up for grabs against the Suns.

Grant Williams is second on the Celts’ depth chart at small forward but has started only eight games this season. Williams’ contributions are nearly identical when he starts compared to when he comes in off the bench. As a starter, Williams averages 4.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.4 assists. As a sub, those numbers are 4.3, 2.9, and 0.9, respectively. FanDuel has Williams’ salary listed at $3,600 on the main slate, but he presents with limited fantasy upside. numberFire projections have Williams chipping in with 12.0 FanDuel Fantasy Points tonight.

In the last game that Brown missed, Jayson Tatum went off for 44 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, and two steals, which translated to 64.5 fantasy points. With a $9,500 salary, Tatum is a must-include option on your DFS rosters.


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