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Jaylen Brown to return to the lineup Monday vs. Rockets

All-Star guard has been sidelined for the Celtics due to a hamstring injury. We break down the impact of his return.

Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics reacts against the Miami Heat at FTX Arena on November 04, 2021 in Miami, Florida.  Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Boston Celtics G Jaylen Brown will return to the lineup for Monday’s game vs. the Houston Rockets. Brown has been sidelined since Nov. 4 due to a hamstring injury. Boston has gone 5-3 with Brown out of the lineup but his return will be a big boost overall. He was averaging 25.6 points per game before being injured.

Update — Ime Udoka says Brown will play around 24 minutes, likely in 4-6 minutes shifts throughout Monday’s game. He’s not viable in DFS and we can take advantage of some player props.

Chances are with Brown back in the starting lineup, Dennis Schroder will head back to the bench. We still don’t know if Brown will be on a minutes restriction in his return to the lineup. If that’s the case, it’ll be hard to trust him in NBA DFS right away. Brown is $9,600 on DraftKings and that price tag is very high for someone who may not play more than 25-30 minutes in a game that likely isn’t going to be competitive anyway.

Romeo Langford is probable while Josh Richardson is now questionable to play Monday vs. the Rockets. The Celtics are 11.5 point favorites and that number may appear high, but they shouldn’t have too much problem covering at home.