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Wizards pull off another upset without Bradley Beal

Without their star player, the Wizards sunk the Celtics 99-94. We recap the fantasy basketball performances and provide betting analysis.

Denver Nuggets v Washington Wizards Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

This gives the Washington Wizards two wins a row against quality opponents. Prior to beating the Boston Celtics tonight, they beat the Denver Nuggets by 14 points over the weekend. Tonight, Washington closed as 8.5-point underdogs, making them one of the biggest dogs on the slate.

Once again, The Wizards got a solid game from Jordan McRae ($5,700). He scored 19 points and 39.75 DKFP starting in place of Bradley Beal. He’s likely heading back to the bench when Beal returns, but he’s no doubt carved out a role for himself on this team. He’s scored double-digit points in eight straight games and scored as many as 35 points in a loss to the Portland Trailblazers. Off the bench, Ish Smith ($5,700) scored 37 DKFP on an efficient night from the field. He made 12 of 18 shots and scored 27 points. It’s becoming clear the Smith should be starting over Isaiah Thomas ($4,100) based on each of their recent games.