Hayward posted seven points (3-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt), nine rebounds, five assists and one steal across 31 minutes in the Celtics' 100-94 loss to the Trail Blazers on Sunday. Hayward provided a robust line, but just as encouraging was the fact he logged a season-high minutes total. The 28-year-old hadn't eclipsed 27 minutes in any contest prior to Sunday's, so fantasy owners will hope that his enhanced workload is here to stay. Hayward also equaled a season high in rebounds versus the Blazers, making it a strong fantasy night despite the modest scoring tally.
Hayward had eight points (3-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt), four rebounds, and two assists in 24 minutes during Thursday's 116-109 victory over Phoenix. Hayward continues to play under a minutes limit which has certainly negated a lot of his fantasy value. He managed just eight points Thursday, the third consecutive single-digit performance. The is no indication as to when he might see his playing time increase but the fact he has been cleared to play in both games of a back-to-back set is a step in the right direction. He is going to be frustrating to own for quite a while yet but is probably worth holding in standard leagues for his eventual upside.
Hayward will likely play in both games of the Celtics' back-to-back Thursday against the Suns and Friday against the Jazz. Hayward, who has been limited to around 25 minutes per game so far, didn't play during Boston's first back-to-back earlier this season. It appears that concern has subsided. Still, it's possible Hayward sees fewer minutes than usual in both games.
Hayward supplied 18 points (6-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five assists, four rebounds and one block across 27 minutes in the Celtics' 117-113 win over the Bucks on Thursday. Hayward is slowly starting to look like himself after an unsurprisingly inconsistent start to the season, as he's now put together his two best scoring totals of the campaign over his last three games. That pair of contests have each featured an impressive 54.5 percent success rate from the field, a sign that Hayward's trademark marksmanship is starting to round back into form after he missed all of last season with a devastating ankle injury. Hayward's minutes are still being kept under 30 for the time being, but Thursday's allotment qualified as a new high-water mark in playing time for him this season.
Hayward totaled just six points (3-10 FG, 0-2 3Py), four rebounds, and three assists, in 25 minutes during Tuesday's 108-105 victory over the Pistons. Hayward continues to struggle as he works his way back from injury, finishing with just six points in 25 minutes Tuesday. He is still on a firm minutes cap which is limiting his ability to produce. That being said, his confidence also appears to not yet be there which is not surprising at all. There is a chance Hayward is dropped in a number of leagues by those who lack patience. If he is available and your team can deal with some sub-par numbers for a period of time, he would be a nice addition given his clear upside moving forward.
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