The Boston Celtics have seen a number of their players enter the league’s health and safety protocols, setting up a long injury report for Monday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers. That report now includes star small forward Jayson Tatum, who is questionable to play with an ankle injury.
Celtics Injury Report vs. Philadelphia (12/20) 3/3:— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) December 19, 2021
Jayson Tatum - Left Ankle Sprain - QUESTIONABLE
Brodric Thomas - Health & Safety Protocols - OUT
Grant Williams - Health & Safety Protocols - OUT
Jayson Tatum injury: Fantasy basketball impact
If Tatum were to miss this contest, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart are the players most likely to benefit from a fantasy standpoint. The Celtics are down a number of players, so there could be any number of value plays depending on who ends up taking the floor.
If Tatum is out, the Celtics will probably lose some points against the spread. Boston was likely to be an underdog anyway in this game, so that might not change depending on the small forward’s health. This seems to be a short-term issue, so it won’t affect Boston’s long-term outlook.