UPDATE: Jan. 6, 5:55 p.m. — Collins will return to the starting lineup vs. the Nuggets. Reddish and Jones are both available, while Parker is out.
The Hawks will start Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, De'Andre Hunter, John Collins and Bruno Fernando, Lloyd Pierce says.— Sarah K. Spencer (@sarah_k_spence) January 6, 2020
Cam Reddish is available, Jabari Parker is not (right shoulder impingement).
UPDATE: Jan. 6, 12:46 p.m. — Collins is being listed as probable officially by the Hawks. Reddish is also probable, while Parker is doubtful. Damian Jones is questionable due to adductor tension.
John Collins (back contusion) has been upgraded to probable on the Hawks' injury report.— Sarah K. Spencer (@sarah_k_spence) January 6, 2020
Cam Reddish (right wrist sprain) is probable.
Damian Jones (right adductor tension) is questionable.
Jabari Parker (right shoulder impingement) is doubtful.
UPDATE: Jan. 6, 11:43 a.m. — Collins went through shootaround Monday morning and said he expects to play vs. the Nuggets.
John Collins went through shootaround and said he expects to play tonight.— Chris Kirschner (@ChrisKirschner) January 6, 2020
Reddish and Parker also went through shootaround in some capacity and could return to the lineup.
Cam Reddish went through full shootaround as well. Jabari Parker went through partial shootaround.— Chris Kirschner (@ChrisKirschner) January 6, 2020
UPDATE: Jan. 5 5:03 p.m. — Collins, Reddish and Parker are all questionable to play Monday vs. the Denver Nuggets.
Hawks injury report:— Sarah K. Spencer (@sarah_k_spence) January 5, 2020
DeAndre’ Bembry (right elbow and hip contusion) is probable.
Damian Jones (right adductor tension) is probable.
John Collins (back contusion) is questionable.
Cam Reddish (right wrist sprain) is questionable.
Jabari Parker (throat infection) is questionable.
UPDATE: Jan. 4, ATL-IND Recap — With Collins and Parker out, Trae Young went off and led the Hawks to an upset win over the Pacers. Young finished with 41 points on 12-23 shooting from the field, hitting 5-13 from downtown. He finished with 62.50 fantasy points at $9,500 on DraftKings. Kevin Huerter ($5,300) also pitched in with 26 points, five assists and six rebounds for 45.5 fantasy points, while Alex Len stepped up in the frontcourt, scoring 16 points with nine boards for 36.26 fantasy points.
UPDATE, Jan. 4, 5:48 p.m. — Collins and Parker have been ruled out, as well as SF Cam Reddish (wrist).
Cam Reddish, Jabari Parker and John Collins are all out for Hawks-Pacers tonight.— Sarah K. Spencer (@sarah_k_spence) January 4, 2020
With all three out, we could see Trae Young hero ball tonight, which makes him an OK GPP play. Alex Len and De’Andre Hunter are also strong plays.
For tonight’s game vs. Indiana:— Chris Kirschner (@ChrisKirschner) January 4, 2020
Allen Crabbe (left knee soreness) is probable.
John Collins (back contusion) is doubtful.
Jabari Parker (throat infection) is doubtful.
Collins suffered a back contusion in Friday’s loss to the Boston Celtics and was unable to finish the second half. Parker played 15 minutes vs. the Celtics and scored four points with three assists, but was clearly limited in the contest. With Collins sidelined for most of last night’s game, Alex Len played 22 minutes off the bench, scoring five points with eight rebounds.
Fantasy Basketball Analysis: Atlanta Hawks forwards
With both Collins and Parker doubtful, we can expect both will sit tonight. If that’s the case, I think we’ll see plenty of De’Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish, as well as Len off the bench. The Hawks will likely have to play some small ball, which may not serve them well against the Pacers frontcourt of Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner. We could see more Bruno Fernando, but he’s a rookie and is inexperienced. At $4,600, Len is a good value option. Hunter and Reddish are both cheap, under $5K.