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Eastern Southeast Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
40-34 7-3 W2
36-37 4-6 L1
32-41 2-8 L4
31-43 4-6 W2
23-51 3-7 L1

2022 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 19.9 8.5 74.0 5.3 1.0

Top Daniel Gafford News

  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Produces solid defensive stats

    Gafford provided four points (2-4 FG), six rebounds, four assists, three blocks and two steals in 22 minutes in Tuesday's 117-97 win over the Pistons.

    While Gafford came through with intriguing numbers in the two defensive categories, his playing time continued its downward trend Tuesday, even with the Wizards missing a key starter in Kyle Kuzma (knee). Gafford has played 25 minutes or fewer in six of the past seven games, as starting power forward Kristaps Porzingis has begun to eat into Gafford's time at center. The declining minutes make Gafford tough to view as a must-roster option in 12-team category leagues.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Solid performance Friday

    Gafford provided 13 points (6-7 FG, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and one block in 29 minutes during Friday's 114-107 loss to Atlanta.

    Gafford did just what was required in the loss, scoring efficiently, grabbing a handful of rebounds and chipping in on the defensive end. While the minutes were encouraging, Gafford did benefit from the fact Kristaps Porzingis was in early foul trouble. He also remained on the bench to close the game, indicating the team is still not comfortable running with him down the stretch. He can be rostered in standard formats, but the uncertainty surrounding his nightly role does raise a few questions.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Drops 18 points in win

    Gafford closed Thursday's 119-108 victory over the Raptors with 18 points (8-10 FG, 2-3 FT), five rebounds, two assists and one block over 31 minutes.

    Gafford has scored in double figures in three straight games while averaging 15.3 points. However, he didn't snag 10 rebounds in this one to keep his double-double streak going. Gafford produces a great field-goal percentage and good block totals. He will be even more useful as the fantasy season comes to an end if he can continue to put up points.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Second straight double-double

    Gafford notched 13 points (5-6 FG, 3-4 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists, three blocks and one steal across 34 minutes during Tuesday's 119-116 victory over the Hawks.

    The fourth-year center recorded his second straight double-double and eighth of the season, tying the career high he set in 2021-22. Over his last 12 games, Gafford has stepped up his production, averaging 10.4 points, 7.3 boards, 1.9 blocks and 1.7 assists while shooting a stunning 76.9 percent from the floor.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Limited production in win

    Gafford accumulated two points (1-2 FG), one rebound and one assist across 15 minutes during Tuesday's 126-101 victory over the Trail Blazers.

    The Wizards had a comfortable lead during Tuesday's matchup, and Gafford got into some foul trouble with five fouls. This combination likely contributed to him playing just 15 minutes, his lowest total since joining the starting lineup in late December. He's also been held to single-digit scoring totals in three of his last seven appearances, averaging 9.6 points and 6.1 rebounds in 26.0 minutes per game during that time.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Goes for 13 points, four blocks

    Gafford closed Saturday's 127-113 victory over the Pacers with 13 points (6-6 FG, 1-3 FT), five rebounds, two assists and four blocks in 30 minutes.

    Gafford delivered the goods on both ends of the floor, continuing what has been a strong month of basketball. Over that period, he has been a top-70 player in nine-category leagues, averaging 11.3 points and 6.8 rebounds to go with 2.1 blocks. He has also shot well over 70 percent from the floor, proving to be a sneaky asset across all formats. The Wizards seem comfortable playing him alongside Kristaps Porzingis, meaning he should be able to maintain his current value ROS.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Puts up quality line in loss

    Gafford finished with 11 points (5-6 FG, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds, three blocks and one assist in 24 minutes in Tuesday's 114-91 loss to the Cavaliers.

    After delivering a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double in the Wizards' previous game Saturday against the Nets, Gafford came away with an even more fantasy-friendly performance Tuesday due to his stronger production in the blocks category. Occasional bouts with foul trouble and minor injuries have made it difficult for Gafford to consistently reach 30 minutes, but the Wizards appear committed to using him in the frontcourt alongside floor-stretching big man Kristaps Porzingis. Barring any major additions to the Washington frontcourt ahead of Thursday's trade deadline, Gafford should be an excellent producer in the blocks, field-goal percentage and rebounds categories the rest of the way.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Available Wednesday

    Gafford (illness) is available for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    Gafford missed Monday's matchup against the Spurs due to an illness and was initially listed as questionable for Wednesday. However, the fourth-year big man has since cleared the aliment and will return to the mix against Detroit. After coming off the bench for the first two months of the season, Gafford has started 17 straight appearances and is averaging 11.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.4 assists in 23.8 minutes during that stretch.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Designated questionable Wednesday

    Gafford (illness) is considered questionable for Wednesday's game versus the Pistons.

    Gafford has missed a total of two games during 2022-23, but they've both come during January. Fortunately, the big man is only dealing with a non-COVID illness this time, so he shouldn't be in line for a lengthy absence. The Wizards should update Gafford's status ahead Wednesday's 7:00 p.m. tip.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Out Monday

    Gafford (illness) is out for Monday's contest against the Spurs

    Gafford will officially miss his second game of the season as he tends to an illness. The likes of Taj Gibson and Vernon Carey emerge as candidates to receive more playing time, though with Kristaps Porzingis back in action Monday, the Wizards aren't necessarily in dire straits up front.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Questionable Monday

    Gafford is questionable for Monday's game against the Spurs due to a non-COVID-19-related illness.

    Gafford has missed just one game this season but was a late addition to the injury report for Monday's matchup. The Wizards will get a boost to their frontcourt since Kristaps Porzingis (ankle) will be back in action Monday, but Taj Gibson and Vernon Carey are candidates to see increased playing time if Gafford is sidelined.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Dominant performance Saturday

    Gafford logged 21 points (8-11 FG, 5-8 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists, five blocks and one steal across 29 minutes during Saturday's 113-103 win over the Pelicans.

    Gafford was incredible in the win, putting together easily his best game of the season. Not only was it his fifth double-double, but he also notched season-high numbers in both scoring and blocks, matching his season high of 12 boards. With Kristaps Porzingis (ankle) still sidelined, Gafford has been able to step things up, delivering top-60 value over the past week. While he is likely to take a hit when Porzingis returns, he has hopefully done enough to warrant a larger role ROS.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Posts 14 points, eight boards

    Gafford ended with 14 points (6-8 FG, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal across 24 minutes before fouling out of Saturday's 138-118 victory over Orlando.

    Gafford did most of his damage in the first half, when he knocked down five of six shot attempts for 11 points and claimed five boards and two assists. After leaving the game with an undisclosed injury in the third quarter, Gafford returned for the final period. Gafford has been held under 25 minutes in each of his past five appearances, but he could be in store for a mild boost in playing time out of necessity if frontcourt mate Kristaps Porzingis (ankle) -- who exited early and didn't return -- isn't available for Tuesday's game in Dallas.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Returns to action Saturday

    Gafford (undisclosed) returned to Saturday's game against the Magic, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.

    Gafford returned to the bench before the end of the third quarter and stepped on the court to begin the final period. He should see plenty of minutes with Kristaps Porzingis (undisclosed) heading to the locker room during the third quarter.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Heads to locker room

    Gafford went to the locker room during the third quarter of Saturday's game against the Magic, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Gafford should be considered questionable to return. He was shaken up after defending Paolo Banchero on a dunk attempt.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Just 17 minutes in return

    Gafford supplied six points (1-1 FG, 4-4 FT), six rebounds and one block over 17 minutes during Friday's 112-108 loss to New York.

    Gafford lasted only 17 minutes in the loss, turning in an ordinary fantasy line. He was on the wrong end of another spectacular dunk, this time at the hands of Julius Randle. Despite no word of an injury, Gafford did appear a little shaken after the impact, perhaps contributing to his low minutes. He remains a must-hold player, but fantasy managers will want to keep an eye on the injury report ahead of Monday's game against the Warriors.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-9, 234 lbs
Birthplace: El Dorado, AR
Age: 24
School: Arkansas
Experience: 3