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John Collins will start Monday vs. Nuggets [UPDATE]

Cam Reddish and Damian Jones are available, while Jabari Parker remains sidelined.

Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins during the game against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

UPDATE: Jan. 6, 11:43 a.m. — Collins went through shootaround Monday morning and said he expects to play vs. the Nuggets.

Reddish and Parker also went through shootaround in some capacity and could return to the lineup.

UPDATE: Jan. 5 5:03 p.m. — Collins, Reddish and Parker are all questionable to play Monday vs. the Denver Nuggets.

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).

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.

Atlanta Hawks forwards John Collins and Jabari Parker are both doubtful to play Saturday vs. the Indiana Pacers.

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.