Description: Wizards point guard John Wall led Washington nealy had a triple-double with 25 points and 12 assists in the loss to the Rockets on Sunday.
Insight: Wall was really the only Washington player who played with any energy. The Wizards played better in the second half and got within six points, but never any closer. Wall was 7-of-17 from the field and 11-for-12 at the line. He also had eight rebounds, four steals and a block.
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal left Wednesday's game with an ankle injury and is questionable for Friday night versus Charlotte.
Insight: The team said it didn't seem too bad after the game and he didn't have his foot in a walking boot or on crutches, so perhaps there is a chance he returns, but he's likely to be a game-time decision at best.
Description: Wizards point guard John Wall scored a team-high 34 points during Wednesday's loss versus Indiana.
Insight: He shot 11-of-21 from the field and 10-of-11 from the line. Wall also managed six assists, four boards, two 3-pointers, two steals, one block, and two turnovers. He is arguably playing the best he has all season.
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal was the only viable fantasy player for Washington on Sunday.
Insight: The Wizards really struggled on Sunday as Beal was the only Washington player to score more than 11 points. Beal had 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting. He also had four assists, three rebounds and one steal.
Description: Wizards point guard John Wall nearly recorded a triple-double during Monday's victory against Portland.
Insight: He finishd with 21 points, 11 dimes, nine rebounds, two steals, two blocks, two turnovers, while shooting 10-of-23 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line. Wall has been a top-five option over the past week.
Description: Wizards point guard John Wall had 31 points and 12 assists in the, 113-97, victory over the Kings on Saturday.
Insight: Wall was 9-for-15 from the field, hitting four 3-pointers. Wall might be finally turning it on after struggling through much of February. He has at least 15 points in the last three games and two 20-point games in the last three days. He also is averaging 9.0 apg and 6.0 rpg in the last five games.
Description: Wizards point guard John Wall played very well on Thursday night.
Insight: Wall shot 8-of-11 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line for 21 points, seven rebounds, six assists, one 3-pointer, one steal, two blocks, and two turnovers. He has picked it up over the past few games.
Description: Wizards point guard John Wall is showing signs of breaking out of his slump a bit.
Insight: Wall had 15 points on Monday and although that was still short of his season average, he also had nine assists, five rebounds, three steals and a block. Wall had a tough February, so hopefully he turns it around in March.
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat led Washington with 20 points as the Wizards crushed the Hornets, 95-69.
Insight: Both teams stopped playing in the fourth quarter as the two teams combined for just 27 points, including just nine from Charlotte. Gortat was 9-of-11 from the field with 20 points, seven rebounds and two steals.
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce will play on Monday versus the Hornets.
Insight: Pierce missed the team's shootaround Monday morning due to the passing of his close friend. He will be playing with a heavy heart on Monday and knowing how competitive Pierce is, he should play very well under dire circumstances. We wish Pierce the best through this tough time.
Description: Wizards point guard John Wall shot very poorly from the field, but still filled the stat sheet in Saturday's loss against the Bucks.
Insight: Wall shot 3-of-14 from the floor, 3-of-5 from the line, and 2-of-6 from downtown for 11 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two steals, and three turnovers. He is just a borderline top-30 option, and owners need him to pick up the slack.
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat finished with 14 points and 17 rebounds as Washington barely held on, 99-97, versus the Heat.
Insight: Washington jumped out to a, 40-18 lead at the end of the first quarter, but then Miami outscored Washington, 58-32. Gortat was 7-for-12 and also had two blocks and an assist. Gortat has three straight double-doubles.
Description: Wizards point guard John Wall recorded a double-double during Tuesday's loss to the Bulls.
Insight: Wall had 21 points and 11 dimes, along with four rebounds, one 3-pointer, two steals, two blocks, but also six turnovers. He is ranked outside the top 30 in standard leagues, after coming into the season as a top-10 option.
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat finished with 16 points and 17 rebounds in the victory over the Pistons on Saturday.
Insight: The 17 rebounds was a season-high. Gortat was 7-of-12 from the field with three steals, two assists and a block. Despite the tough times for Washington, Gortat has been playing well, averaging 14.6 ppg and 13.4 rpg over the last five games.
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal will play on Saturday against the Pistons.
Insight: Beal is being rushed back into action because the Wizards are on a six-game losing streak. He will be on a minutes restriction on Saturday, so he has limited upside. If owners have a better option, don't be bashful about leaving Beal on the bench.
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce missed Wednesday's game and is questionable for Friday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: Pierce had one of his best games of the season on Tuesday (25 points, five rebounds) but sat out Wednesday. Old guys have trouble with back-to-back games and the team may opt for him to play against Detroit on Saturday instead of Friday versus Philadelphia.
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce was very efficient Tuesday, making 7-of-11 field goals and 9-of-9 foul shots in the loss to the Warriors.
Insight: Pierce also hit two 3-pointers as he scored 25 points. That led the team. He also had five rebounds an assist, steal and block. 20-point games, however, are few and far between for Pierce at this point in his career. He hadn't scored at least 20 points in a game since Jan. 14.
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal did not practice on Wednesday according to CSN Washington.
Insight: Beal is going to miss more time with his stress reaction, but hopefully he returns this month. Rasual Butler is probably the best add for fantasy owners, but Otto Porter and Garrett Temple will also be in the mix.
Description: Wizards guard John Wall (ankle) will not be on a minutes restriction for All-Star Sunday, which is good news for fantasy owners moving forward.
Insight: Wall said he wants to break Magic Johnson's 22-assist record on Sunday night, and while that will be entertaining to watch, the big news here is that he seems to be all systems go one he returns from the All-Star break.
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal has a mild stress reaction in his right fibula and will be evaluated after the All-Star break according to the Washington Post.
Insight: Beal missed about a month last season due to a stress reaction after not finishing the 2012-13 season because of the same injury. Beal should benefit from the long All-Star break, but this is very bad news. Otto Porter and Garrett Temple will see their value increase until Beal can return.
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal will not play on Monday versus the Magic.
Insight: Beal will likely also miss Wednesday's game too according to CSN Washington. This is the second straight game Beal will miss. Until he returns, Otto Porter will probably start, but Rasual Butler is the better daily fantasy play.
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal (15.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 3.0 apg) left Thursday's game with a sore right big toe missed Saturday's game and is questionable for Monday's game against Orlando.
Insight: He missed the Monday morning shootaround, so fantasy owners should expect the worst. H'e a solid SG when healthy averaging 15.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 3.0 apg. Rasual Butler has 15 points on Sunday as his replacement.
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal (15.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 3.0 apg) left Thursday's game with a sore right big toe and is questionable for Saturday's game against Brooklyn.
Insight: He was supposed to get an MRI on the foot, but we still are waiting to hear the results. Even if he plays it will certainly be at less than 100 percent and there is the chance he could be forced to the sidelines again.
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat has not been very effective of late, but broke out of his slump with a solid 14-point, nine rebound effort Wednesday night.
Insight: Considering he had scored a total of six points in his previous two games, that's a huge leap forward. He shaved his Mohawk but we don't think it was the "streamlined" look that made the difference - just better effort.
Description: After averaging 13.9 ppg in 2012-13 and 17.1 ppg in 2013-14 fantasy owners might have hoped that Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal would continue his upward progression, but that hasn't been the case in 2014-15
Insight: He's averaging just 15.4 ppg this season, but has played better of late, averaging 17.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.8 apg over his last 10 contests, so perhaps there is still some hope.
Description: Wizards guard John Wall will play versus the Hornets on Monday.
Insight: Wall entered Saturday's game as questionable, but played 45 minutes in the overtime loss to the Raptors. Although he is less than 100 percent, Wall will play a full allotment of minutes again. Owners can start him like normal.
Description: Wizards guard John Wall didn't participate in the team's shootaround on Saturday, but his teammates believe he will play according to the Washington Post.
Insight: Bradley Beal and Garrett Temple both told the Washington Post they thought Wall would play. Wall is battling ankle and Achilles injuries while also dealing with migraines. Check back before tip to see an update on Wall.
Description: Wizards guard John Wall is listed as questionable on Wednesday.
Insight: All signs point to Wall playing, but it is possible the Wizards will rest him again. He was supposed to play with a minutes limit on Tuesday, but he ended up not playing. Wall is dealing with a sore ankle, an Achilles injury and migraines.
Description: Wizards guard John Wall nearly recorded a triple-double during Tuesday's victory over the Lakers.
Insight: He almost did not suit up with an Achilles injury, but Wall went 8-of-12 from the field and 5-of-12 from the line for 21 points, 13 assists, nine boards, three steals, and four turnovers. He is a top 25 option in standard leagues.
Description: Wizards guard John Wall is starting versus the Lakers on Tuesday.
Insight: The Wizards took the "game-time decision" tag very literally as the team did not announce Wall would be playing until about tip off. There is virtually no time to put Wall back in the lineup if owners took the conversative approach. Hopefully, you left him in the lineup.
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce practiced in full on Thursday.
Insight: After missing Wednesday's contest against the Knicks, due to rest, Pierce looks likely for Friday versus Chicago. He will be the starting small forward upon his return, which would move Otto Porter back to the bench.
Description: Wizards power forward Nene had his best game of the season.
Insight: He went 8-of-13 from the field and 4-of-6 from the line for 20 points, six rebounds, four assists, one steal, and two turnovers. Nene is worthy of a roster spot, but will not produce numbers like these every night.
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal is questionable for Friday's game against Oklahoma City while dealing with a sprained toe.
Insight: Beal (15.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.6 spg) was limping badly after the last game and didn't practice Thursday. Rasual Butler would likely get the start if Beal can't go and he's a better rebounder, but not as good a scorer.
Description: Wizards power forward Kris Humphries scored 11 points off the bench against the Mavericks.
Insight: It was an ugly game for Washington as Humphries and John Wall led the team with 11 points. Humphries was able to also have seven rebounds and three assists to be somewhat fantasy relevant. He only took five shots, hitting four of them along with going 3-for-4 at the line.
Description: Wizards forward/guard Martell Webster (July back surgery to repair a herniated disc) is expected to play Monday against Houston.
Insight: He won't see a lot of minutes. Even when he is completely healthy he's going to struggle for court time and shots and has little fantasy value. His minutes will likely come out of Rasual Butler's playing time.
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce led all Washington starters with 17 points on Saturday.
Insight: Power forward Kris Humphries came off the bench to lead the Wizards with 18 points. Pierce was 6-for-9, hitting three 3-pointers versus the Celtics. Washington swept the home-and-home series with Boston.
Description: Wizards power forward Kris Humphries came off the bench and led Washington with 18 points on Saturday.
Insight: Humphries shot 9-of-14, hitting nine 2-pointers to lead the team in scoring. He also had nine rebounds, three assists and two steals. With Nene playing, on average, fewer than 25 minutes per night, Humphries has become fantasy relevant.
Description: Wizards guard Otto Porter made his first career start against the Timberwolves on Tuesday.
Insight: Porter scored 10 points with five rebounds in 23 minutes. That was the most minutes he has played in two weeks. With so many other stars in the lineup, it will be tough for Porter to carve out a nightly role, but fantasy owners should keep an eye on him as long as he remains a starter.
Description: Wizards guard John Wall had a huge fantasy night Tuesday.
Insight: Wall recorded 21 points and 17 assists, which tied a season-high. Wall shot 9-of-17 from the field and made 2-of-4 3-pointers. He also had four rebounds and a steal. Wall remains a top-20 option.
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal scored a team-high 29 points during Friday's victory against the Clippers.
Insight: Beal was 9-of-17 from the floor, 7-of-8 from the line, and 4-of-7 from deep. He also chipped in four assists, three rebounds, three steals, and two turnovers. It looks like Beal is completely healthy.
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce led Washington past Boston, 133-132, in double overtime on Monday.
Insight: Pierce shot 9-of-12, including going 4-for-5 from the 3-point line and a perfect 6-for-6 at the line on his way to score 28 points. Pierce also had seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Description: Wizards guard John Wall did not score much Friday but did pickup 12 assists.
Insight: Wall shot 3-of-7, including 1-for-3 from the 3-point line on his way to scoring nine points. The 12 assists and eight rebounds keeps fantasy owners pleased. Wall also had two blocks and a steal.
Description: Wizards guard John Wall recorded a double-double on Wednesday.
Insight: Wall had 17 points and 15 assists, which is a season-high. Fellow starting guard Bradley Beal led the team with 27 points and added seven assists. Wall came into the game averaging 18.2 ppg and 9.3 apg.
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce turne back the clock during Saturday's win against the Bucks.
Insight: He was 8-of-16 from the field, 5-of-7 from the line, and 4-of-5 from beyond the arc for 25 points. Pierce also had 10 rebounds and two assists before fouling out. He is averaging 13.1 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.5 apg, but shooting only 40 percent from the field. Owners should be pleased with Pierce's production.
Description: Wizards guard John Wall had a tremendous game versus "The King" and the Cavaliers on Friday.
Insight: Wall scored 28 points, shooting 12-for-20 from the field. He also had seven assists, six rebounds and four steals. His only blemishes were 1-for-4 from the 3-point line and 3-for-5 at the charity stripe.
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal will come off the bench again Friday.
Insight: Beal will eventually regain his starting job, but for now, the Wizards are slowly moving Beal back into game action. That doesn't mean he should move slowly back into fantasy lineups. Beal scored 21 points and had three rebounds, three assists and a steal playing 26 minutes in his season debut Wednesday.
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce had an abysmal shooting night, but still found a way to to contribute to Saturday's win against the Pacers.
Insight: Pierce shot 2-of-13 from the field, but was 8-of-10 from the line, for 12 points. He also chipped in five rebounds and three assists. Pierce is nowhere near the player he once was, but will continue to be a solid player for Washington, as long as he stays healthy.
Description: Wizards guard John Wall did not shoot a very good percentage on Saturday against the Bucks, but he still scored 19 points.
Insight: Wall shot 6-for-14 from the field and made just 1-of-4 from behing the arc. Wall did have a double-double, though, with 19 points and 10 assists while also chipping in six rebounds and five steals.
Description: Wizards power forward Nene had a fantastic fantasy night on Saturday against the Bucks.
Insight: He shot 10-of-12 from the field, scoring 22 points. He also grabbed six rebounds, four assists and three steals. He is proving to be a great mid-round selection at least in the first few games of the season.
Description: Wizards guard John Wall had a big game on Thursday.
Insight: He was 10-of-21 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line, for 30 points. Wall also had 12 assists, 5 rebounds, two steals, and only two turnovers. He has two double-doubles through two games, thus far.
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce played well in his team debut.
Insight: He played 33 minutes and was 6-for-10 from the field, including one three-pointer, for 17 points. Pierce also had six rebounds, five assists, and two steals, making it just another night on the court for him.
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce will be a starter this season, but time will tell if Pierce remains a major fantasy contributor.
Insight: Pierce will surely have his moments of stardom this season, but the Wizards want him to be fresh for the playoffs, so they will not overwork him. He could be a quality pick late in drafts, but he has virtually no upside.
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal is somewhat of a risky draft choice this season.
Insight: Beal broke his wrist on Oct. 11 and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks. The guard is out of his cast, but he is still about a month away from returning. Beal is one of the best shooters in the league, but he is proving to be a bit fragile.
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal has an MRI and it revealed a broken left wrist, according to the Washington Post.
Insight: Beal is expected to miss 6-8 weeks for a non-displaced fracture in the scaphoid bone. he averaged 17.1 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 3.3 apg and with John Wall make up one of the league's best backcourts. martell Webster ir Glen Rice Jr. will have to step up for the next two months.
Description: Wizards guard John Wall was among three cuts from Team USA Tuesday, according to Yahoo Sports.
Insight: Wall along with teammate Bradley Beal and Paul Millsap were the three cuts. Wall may not be happy, but the Wizards management is likely thrilled that their backcourt will be healthy and rested come training camp.
Description: Paul Pierce will sign a two-year contract for $11 million with the Washington Wizards, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.
Insight: In his one year with the Nets, Pierce averaged 28 minutes, 13.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.5 threes and 1.1 steals per game. He should be able to match those numbers with Washington and could improve upon them if the Wizards up his minutes. The departed Trevor Ariza averaged 35.4 minutes last season.
Description: Marcin Gortat has agreed to re-sign with the Washington Wizards for five years and $60 million.
Insight: Gortat had a successful first season in Washington after the team acquired him from Phoenix for Emeka Okafor and a first-round pick. He averaged 32.8 minutes, 13.2 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 81 games and the Wizards made the second round of the playoffs.
Description: Wizards guard John Wall broke out of a slump with 27 points Tuesday in a win over the Pacers.
Insight: That's as many as he had in his previous two games combined. After going 1-for-11 from three-point range in the first four games of the series, Wall shot 3-of-6 from that distance on Tuesday. The 27 points Wall recorded were a playoff career-high.
Description: Washington point guard John Wall was invisible Wednesday in a loss to Indiana.
Insight: Wall contributed just six points in 36 minutes of court time. He's had a terrible series, shooting just 22.2 percent from the field in two games (6-for-27). We'll see if Wall can pick it up a little Friday night in Game 3.
Description: Marcin Gortat led the Wizards with 21 points and ten boards Wednesday in a loss to Indiana.
Insight: Gortat shot just 4-for-12 in the opener but he was money in Game 2 (10-for-15). Even with Roy Hibbert blowing up for 28 points, Gortat still managed 11 rebounds for his second straight double-double.
Description: Washington power forward Nene returned from his one-game suspension and delivered 20 points, seven rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal against the Bulls in Game 5 of the Wizards playoff series Tuesday.
Insight: Nene lost his temper and went after Bulls guard Jimmy Butler late in Friday's Game 3 loss, so he was forced to sit out Game 4, but Washington still won. The Wizards won again Tuesday to clinch the series. It was Washington's first series win since the first round in 2005, which also came against the Bulls. Nene was a huge difference-maker in the series, averaging 17.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists.
Description: Wizards small forward Trevor Ariza exploded for 30 points Sunday in a Game 4 win over Chicago.
Insight: That's a playoff career-high for Ariza, who also contributed eight boards and two steals. Ariza did most of his damage from the three-point line, connecting on 6-of-10 from long range. Washington can close out the series Tuesday in Game 5.
Description: Washington power forward Nene has been suspended for Sunday's Game 4 against Chicago.
Insight: Nene lost his temper and went after Bulls guard Jimmy Butler late in Friday's Game 3 loss. Trevor Booker (6.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg) and Drew Gooden (8.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg) will see more minutes in his absence.
Description: Wizards PF/C Nene was ejected from Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Bulls on Friday for escalating an altercation with Jimmy Butler.
Insight: Nene and Butler came face to face and Butler must have said something Nene objected to because Nene grabbed the shooting guard around the head with both hands. He could be looking at a suspension.
Description: Washington forward Nene is feeling "sore" after the first two games, but is expected to play in Game 3 versus Chicago.
Insight: Nene has averaged 37.5 minutes through the first two games of the series after playing 29.4 mpg during the regular season. He's always an injury risk, but he's playing well averaging 14.2 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.9 apg in the series.
Description: Washington guard Bradley Beal (illness) said he'll play Monday against the Heat, according to csnwashington.com.
Insight: Beal was able to participate in shootaround despite the illness. The shooting guard has averaged 18.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.1 steals per game over his last eight contests despite making just 24.2 percent of his threes during that span.
Description: Wizards guard John Wall notched his third career triple-double with 14 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists Wednesday against the Bobcats.
Insight: Wall finally put everything together in 2013-14 for his best season as a pro. He has averaged 19.7 points, 8.7 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game to lead Washington to the postseason.
Description: Washington guard Bradley Beal hit 7-of-8 from the field and 4-of-4 from the foul-line Wednesday against Boston.
Insight: Beal had 19 points, two rebounds and two assists in the game. He appears to be over the hip pointer he dealt with near the end of March and has shot 15-of-20 the last two games after hitting 36-of-111 (.324) his previous seven games.
Description: According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Wizards coach Randy Wittman said Trevor Ariza (groin) will play Monday against the Bobcats.
Insight: Ariza tweaked his groin Saturday against the Hawks. The small forward has been a tremendous fantasy option, providing 14.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.4 threes and 1.7 steals in 68 games.
Description: Wizards guard John Wall delivered a robust stat line Saturday in a win over Atlanta.
Insight: He shot 10-of-20 from the field for 25 points to go along with seven rebounds, six dimes and three steals. Washington trails Brooklyn by one game for the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference. Only two of the Wizards' final nine games are against teams with a winning record.