Connaughton posted six points (2-7 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes Monday in the Bucks' 109-95 loss to the Nuggets.
Milwaukee held out all but one of its regular starters (Wesley Matthews) for either rest or injury in the second half of the back-to-back set, allowing Connaughton to enter the starting five for the first time all season. Though he picked up extended minutes thanks to the absences, Connaughton's empty showing from three-point range prevented him from making a meaningful fantasy impact. He'll likely move back to the bench and see his minutes drop back into the teens in the Bucks' next game Thursday versus the Celtics.
Connaughton will get the spot-start at in Monday's game against the Nuggets, T.J. McBride of MileHighSports.com reports.
Connaughton could be in line for healthy workload, as the Bucks are shaking up their lineup due to various injuries. He will start alongside Sterling Brown, Wesley Matthews, Thanasis Antetokounmpo and Robin Lopez.
Connaughton supplied 14 points (5-7 FG, 4-5 3Pt), four rebounds and three assists during Friday night's 133-86 win over the Thunder. He played 18 minutes off the bench.
Connaughton capitalized on the blowout minutes by nailing some heat-check threes and providing instant offense, matching his season-high of four threes. A fringe rotation player, it would take major injuries to force Connaughton into a meaningful situation for fantasy circles.
Connaughton finished with six points (3-6 FG), two rebounds and one block in 16 minutes during Thursday's 112-101 victory over the 76ers.
Connaughton continues to feature as an every-night part of the rotation, albeit in a small role. He can be a nice source of rebounds from the guard position on those nights he is forced into a bigger role. Unfortunately, that is not something that happens all too often, and he can be left on waivers in all standard formats.
Connaughton (ankle) has been cleared to play Tuesday against the Pelicans.
Connaughton was listed as probable on the initial report due to a sore ankle, but it was never anything that seriously threatened his availability.
Connaughton is listed as probable for Tuesday's contest against New Orleans due to right ankle soreness.
The high-flying guard likely emerged with the injury following Sunday's win over the Suns, in which Connaughton posted eight points and seven rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench. Fortunately, Connaughton's ankle issue doesn't appear to be too severe.
Connaughton compiled eight points (3-4 FG, 2-3 3Pt), seven rebounds, three assists and one block in 20 minutes during Sunday's 129-108 win over the Suns.
Connaughton produced an efficient offensive showing while contributing across every category except steals. He's managing career-high per-game averages in rebounding and blocks, but Connaughton is averaging fewer minutes than he was last year. As a result, he's only worth targeting in deeper formats.
Connaughton (thigh) tallied nine points (3-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and seven rebounds across 28 minutes in the Bucks' 107-98 win over the Warriors.
Connaughton made the most of his playing time with a nine-point and seven-rebound performance, something he had yet to do this season. Considering the 27-year-old's former season high was 27 minutes (Nov. 25), it suggests this amount of playing time is not out of the question for him. However, his uninspiring 5.2 points and 4.4 rebounds per game suggest that fantasy managers are likely better off finding other players for value.
Connaughton (thigh) is ready to return from a one-game absence for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.
Connaughton was held out of Monday's loss to the Spurs due to a bruised thigh. However, his quick return indicates the Bucks were just exercising caution.
Connaughton is listed as out for Monday's game against the Spurs due to a thigh bruise.
It doesn't look to be anything of real concern, but the Bucks will hold Connaughton out as they enter a four-game week.
Connaughton had seven points, 11 rebounds, four assists and one steal in 22 minutes during Friday's 112-86 victory over Atlanta.
Connaughton took advantage of extra playing time, hauling in a season-high 11 rebounds. He has always been a sneaky source of boards from the guard position but typically sees too few minutes to capitalize. The Bucks do have a tendency to blow teams out, even without their superstars. Connaughton is someone to consider in deeper formats, at least until Eric Bledsoe (leg) returns to action.
Connaughton accrued 13 points (5-5 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds and an assist in 21 minutes Friday against the Clippers.
It was Connaughton's fifth time in double figures this year, as he played a critical role in the marquee win, finishing with a team-leading plus-35 net rating. That said, the 26-year-old doesn't provide enough statistically to be considered in the majority of formats, though he continues to provide steady minutes off Milwaukee's bench. Through 21 games, Connaughton's averaging 6.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 18.1 minutes.
Connaughton finished with six points (3-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt), 10 rebounds and six assists in 19 minutes during Saturday's 137-96 win over the Hornets.
Connaughton managed season highs in rebounding and assists, filling up the box score in limited minutes during the blowout win. He's clearly capable of putting together a solid stat line, but Milwaukee's depth will likely limit his appeal to deeper leagues.
Connaughton had 11 points (4-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in 27 minutes of a 122-118 win against the Jazz on Monday.
Connaughton found himself at the free throw line for the first time in the games closing seconds, and he calmly drained both attempts to give his team a four-point lead and seal the game. It was part of the Notre Dame products third-highest scoring game of the season, as he's finished in double-digits just four times on the year. Connaughton still put in a solid effort on the boards, matching a season high in the contest. He'll face Atlanta on Wednesday.
Connaughton totaled 18 points (7-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes during Thursday's 137-129 victory over Portland.
Connaughton scored 18 points off the bench during the victory, his best performance in almost a month. He had a couple of big throw-down dunks while also nailing 2-of-3 from the beyond the perimeter. He is seeing additional run with Khris Middleton (quadriceps) on the sidelines and is someone to keep an eye on in deeper formats.
Connaughton (shoulder) is not listed on the injury report for Monday's game against the Timberwolves.
Connaughton was listed as probable for Saturday's game against the Raptors with a shoulder injury but didn't end up playing, with the Bucks instead turning to the likes of Sterling Brown and Donte DiVincenzo. He figures to return to his usual bench role Monday; through five games, Connaughton is averaging 7.4 points and 2.4 rebounds in 17.6 minutes.
Connaughton is listed as probable for Saturday's matchup with the Raptors due to a shoulder injury.
Connaughton briefly headed to the locker room during Friday's victory over the Magic after injuring his shoulder. He quickly returned to the bench, but did not play again. The game was well out of hand at that point, so it made sense for the Bucks to exercise caution with the Notre Dame product. Should he ultimately be given the green light, look for him to take on his usual role providing depth on the Bucks' wing. Final confirmation on his status should come closer to tip-off.
Connaughton had 17 points (6-8 FG, 4-5 3PT, 1-1 FT) during Milwaukee's 129-112 win over Cleveland on Monday.
Connaughton was held scoreless in his previous outing but came out of nowhere to score 17 points off the bench this Monday. He looked surprisingly effective off the bench, but he is not expected to maintain a big role on offense going forward. Milwaukee plays at Boston on Wednesday.
Connaughton will be rested for Sunday's preseason game against Washington, Bucks play-by-play voice Ted Davis reports.
Both Connaughton and Robin Lopez will get the night off Sunday as part of routine preseason maintenance, but the Bucks will have most of their other regulars on the floor.
Connaughton totaled nine points (3-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist and a block across 33 minutes in the Bucks' win over the Celtics on Monday.
Connaughton scored nine points and pulled down 10 boards as he continues to make the most of his minutes off the bench. He's played a key role with the Bucks' second unit this postseason, having averaged 8.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists over 27.6 minutes in the seven games prior to Monday.
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