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March 7, 2020 11:36 AM
Celtics' Semi Ojeleye: Scores nine in spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ojeleye posted nine points (4-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt) and seven rebounds in 34 minutes during Friday's 99-94 loss against the Jazz.

Ojeleye got the start due to the fact both Gordon Hayward (knee) and Jaylen Brown (hamstring) are still sidelined, and he was coming off a 22-point effort earlier this week against the Cavaliers. He didn't take advantage of the chance, however, and all signs point toward him moving back to the bench at the earliest opportunity.

March 6, 2020 07:40 PM
Celtics' Semi Ojeleye: Starting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ojeleye will start Friday's game against the Jazz, Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe reports.

With Gordon Hayward (knee) and Jaylen Brown (hamstring) still sidelined, coach Brad Stevens will opt to give Ojeleye a chance in the starting five. Across four previous starts this season, he's averaged 4.5 points and 2.3 rebounds in 19.0 minutes.

March 4, 2020 10:56 PM
Celtics' Semi Ojeleye: Posts new career-high in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ojeleye scored 22 points (8-11 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT) to go along with six rebounds, two assists and a block in 30 minutes in Wednesday's 112-106 win versus the Cavaliers.

Ojeleye was huge for the Celtics off the bench in this win. With Jaylen Brown (hamstring), Kemba Walker (knee) and Gordon Hayward (knee) all out, Ojeleye saw a season-high 30 minutes and produced a career-high 22 points. While this was encouraging, it is hard to expect another performance like this from the third-year forward. Prior to this, Ojeleye had gone scoreless in six of his last eight contests and had only posted double-digit points twice in his first 57 games of the season. Even if the Celtics continue to be without multiple starters for Monday's tilt versus the Jazz, Ojeleye will still be a risky option for both daily and season formats.

March 4, 2020 08:56 PM
Celtics' Semi Ojeleye: Returns to action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ojeleye (groin) is back on the court Wednesday against the Cavaliers, Spencer Davies of reports.

Ojeleye was questionable to return after taking a knee to the groin during the first half, but he's back in the game in the third quarter. The 25-year-old will look to pick up where he left off, as he had 15 points (5-6 FG, 4-5 3Pt), two points and one assist prior to exiting the contest.

March 4, 2020 08:24 PM
Celtics' Semi Ojeleye: Questionable to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ojeleye (groin) is questionable to return Wednesday against the Cavaliers, Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston reports.

Ojeleye was locked in before taking a shot to the groin area, tallying 15 points (5-6 FG, 4-5 3Pt), two rebounds and one assist in 13 minutes.

February 27, 2020 12:04 PM
Celtics' Semi Ojeleye: Barely plays during win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ojeleye received only one minute of playing time during Wednesday's 114-103 road win in Utah.

Over Boston's last seven games, the hulking wing has averaged only 7.5 minutes of run with one DNP-CD. Coach Brad Stevens likes to experiment with his rotations and Ojeleye is currently experiencing a brief downturn in floor time. The third-year veteran is still averaging 14 minutes per game this season, a nice boost up from last season's 11 minutes per contest. Look for Ojeleye to receive more run Saturday at home versus Houston's small-ball lineup.

February 10, 2020 08:48 AM
Celtics' Semi Ojeleye: Receives DNP in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ojeleye didn't see the court in Sunday's 112-111 road win at Oklahoma City.

Sunday marked Ojeleye's first DNP-CD since Jan. 3. The 3-and-D wing averaged 18 minutes of run over the last 12 games, posting 4.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.8 three-pointers per contest. Expect Ojeleye to return to the court and provide bench support at Tuesday's match-up in Houston.

January 11, 2020 10:08 PM
Celtics' Semi Ojeleye: Scores five in 12 minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ojeleye offered five points (2-3 FG, 1-1 3Pt) and three rebounds in 12 minutes during Saturday's 140-105 win over the Pelicans.

Ojeleye has earned double-digit minutes in just three of his last eight appearances and remains in more or less the same role as his first two seasons. As such, he can be avoided in most leagues.

December 25, 2019 12:48 PM
Celtics' Semi Ojeleye: Back to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ojeleye will come off the bench in Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

Ojeleye had started the past three games in place of Gordon Hayward (foot), averaging 3.7 points and 2.3 rebounds in 16.3 minutes in those contests. With Hayward returning Christmas Day, Ojeyele will slide back to the second unit, though the demotion won't necessarily translate to a major dropoff in playing time.

December 19, 2019 12:20 AM
Celtics' Semi Ojeleye: Invisible in spot-start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ojeleye ended with just three points, four rebounds and one assist in 20 minutes during Wednesday's 109-103 victory over the Mavericks.

Ojeleye replaced Gordon Hayward (foot) in the starting lineup Wednesday but did very little during his time on the floor. Hayward is slated to receive an MRI on his foot, something that has apparently been bothering him for multiple weeks. If Hayward is forced to the sidelines, Ojeleye could remain in the first unit. With that being said, he has filled that role previously and typically offers very little from a fantasy perspective.

December 18, 2019 09:16 PM
Celtics' Semi Ojeleye: Gets start Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ojeleye will get the start at small forward for Wednesday's game against Dallas, Abby Chin of NBC Sports Boston reports.

Ojeleye will get his second start of the season in place of Gordon Hayward, who's nursing a sore foot. In his other appearance with the first unit, Ojeleye posted seven points, two rebounds and an assist in 27 minutes of run.

December 13, 2019 01:04 AM
Celtics' Semi Ojeleye: Goes scoreless but grabs six boards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ojeleye finished with zero points (0-2 FG, 0-2 3Pt), six rebounds, one assist and one block in 24 minutes during Thursday's 115-109 loss to the 76ers.

Ojeleye has gone scoreless in two straight games despite combining for 48 minutes during this back-to-back set. He has reached double figures in scoring just once through 24 appearances this season, and Ojeleye is only worthy of consideration in the very deepest formats.

December 6, 2019 11:36 PM
Celtics' Semi Ojeleye: Continues to supply great defense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ojeleye supplied three points (1-4 FG, 1-4 3Pt), four rebounds and one assist during Friday's 108-95 home win over the Nuggets.

Ojeleye will never deliver eye-popping scoring stats, but he continues to produce fantastic plus-minus ratios for Boston. After producing a plus-21 ratio in Wednesday's win over the Heat, Ojeleye kept the good vibes going with a plus-15 effort on Friday. Semi and the Celtics never trailed in this one, jumping out to early lead by scoring 33 points in the first quarter. Ojeleye's strong play earned him 29 minutes of run off the bench. Ojeleye and his fellow Celtics will look to continue their home undefeated streak on Monday versus Cleveland.

November 27, 2019 11:28 PM
Celtics' Semi Ojeleye: Moves back to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ojeleye provided three points (1-6 FG, 1-4 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist and a block while playing 22 minutes in the Boston's 121-110 win over the Nets on Wednesday.

He got the start Monday as Kemba Walker was recovering from his neck injury, but Walker's return sent Ojeleye back to his bench role. He had some open looks and simply failed to knock them down. Ojeleye did have a blocking foul overturned to a drawn charge after coach Brad Stevens challenged the play. That is symbolic of the defense-first role Ojeleye plays for the Celtics. Even with Gordon Hayward (hand) out, it will take further injury woes for Ojeleye to consistently appear on fantasy radars.

November 26, 2019 01:04 AM
Celtics' Semi Ojeleye: Non-factor in starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ojeleye had seven points, two rebounds and one assist in 27 minutes during Monday's 103-102 victory over the Kings.

Ojeleye moved into the starting lineup Monday as head coach Brad Stevens shuffled the rotation around with both Kemba Walker (neck) and Daniel Theis (illness) on the sidelines. Ojeleye saw a decent chunk of playing time but was unable to capitalize on the opportunity. Walker could return as soon as Wednesday, shifting Ojeleye back to the bench. He is a non-factor in all standard formats.

November 25, 2019 07:12 PM
Celtics' Semi Ojeleye: Starting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ojeleye will draw the start at power forward for Monday's matchup with the Raptors, Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe reports.

The Celtics will be with starters Kemba Walker (concussion) and Daniel Theis (illness) which has opened up an opportunity for Ojeleye to enter the starting lineup.

November 17, 2019 10:20 PM
Celtics' Semi Ojeleye: Breaks through with three treys
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ojeleye produced 11 points (4-5 FG, 3-4 3Pt), two rebounds, two steals and one assist in Sunday's 100-99 loss in Sacramento.

This was Ojeleye's first quality outing of this young 12-game season. Prior to Sunday, Ojeleye had drained only one three-pointer. The muscular wing saw a season-high 21 minutes and delivered a season-high 11 points. Rookie Grant Williams, who's been battling Ojeleye for back-up forward minutes, received a DNP. Boston will look to quickly turn things around Monday night in Phoenix.

November 16, 2019 06:52 PM
Celtics' Semi Ojeleye: Plays only four minutes in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ojeleye supplied a meager two points and one assist over four minutes in Friday's 105-100 road win over the Warriors.

Ojeleye was part of a weak bench effort that supplied only 17 total points in the close win. The muscular wing continues to lose playing time to rookie Grant Williams, who saw 16 minutes of run Friday. And Ojeleye has drained only one three-pointer all season. Ojeleye and his Boston teammates now head to Sacramento for Sunday's afternoon matchup with the Kings.

November 10, 2019 10:20 AM
Celtics' Semi Ojeleye: Sees only two minutes in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ojeleye saw only two minutes of run and missed his only shot during Saturday's 135-115 win in San Antonio.

The muscular wing seems to have taken a back seat to rookie Grant Williams on the Boston depth chart. Ojeleye has averaging a hair under 10 minutes per contest, which is a slight dip from last year. Of a deeper concern is Ojeleye has yet to drain a three pointer, seriously hurting his chances to earn the "3-and-D" moniker. Ojeleye and his teammates now head to Dallas for Monday's matchup with the Mavs.

November 4, 2019 04:32 PM
Celtics' Semi Ojeleye: Limited production so far
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ojeleye has scored seven total points in his first five games of the 2019-20 NBA season.

Ojeleye is yet to register a three-pointer this season either. It's early in the season, but Ojeleye does not have enough upside to justify his presence on a fantasy roster right now -- even in deeper formats.

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