Trevor Ariza SG/SF WAS 15 Days

Trevor Ariza returned from a bout with the flu, but probably should have stayed in bed, missing all six of his shots and failing to score in an overtime loss to the Bobcats.

Ariza had a nice season and has been sick for some time, and clearly wasn't feeling great tonight. He should bounce back in the next one, assuming he plays in it.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF WAS 15 Days

Trevor Ariza (flu) went through Wednesday's shootaround and he's been cleared to play vs. the Bobcats.

Ariza recently overcame a groin injury but it was the flu that caused him to struggle in Washington's previous two games. Ariza has been a steady fantasy option all year, and since the All-Star break he's averaging 14.8 points, 2.4 threes, 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 steals in 35 minutes per game.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF WAS 17 Days

Trevor Ariza (flu) did not practice Monday, leaving him questionable to play Wednesday.

He scored two points in 30 minutes on Saturday and clearly wasn't his usual self. With multiple days to rest before Washington's next game, however, fantasy owners can be reasonably confident that he'll be in uniform.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF WAS 19 Days

Trevor Ariza made just 1-of-9 from the field for two points in 30 minutes vs. the Bulls on Saturday, adding seven boards, two steals and one block.

This type of line was common for Ariza the past few seasons, but he's avoided most of these duds all season. He's knocking down 2.4 triples per game this season, which is tied for seventh in the NBA and he has become one of the best value picks in standard league drafts. He'll be fine and should rebound on Wednesday vs. the Bobcats.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF WAS 24 Days

Trevor Ariza (groin) played 30 minutes against the Bobcats on Monday with 11 points, two boards, one assist and three 3-pointers.

He had a minor injury on Saturday and it didn't seem to hinder him tonight. Ariza only made one 3-pointer in each of his previous four his longest stretch without a multiple triple game, so the added treys were nice to see. He's a must-start player.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF WAS 24 Days

Trevor Ariza (groin) will play against the Bobcats on Monday.

He was never in jeopardy to miss this game after a minor injury on Saturday. Ariza has been a terrific asset in fantasy leagues and his owners should not hesitate to lock him into their lineups.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF WAS 24 Days

Trevor Ariza (groin) felt fine while going through shootaround on Monday, and he's expected to play vs. the Bobcats.

We'll keep an eye on his status in case something changes prior to tip-off, but it sounds safe to trot him out there in fantasy leagues. Ariza is also fighting through Achilles tendinitis and the Wizards may eventually give him a night off once their playoff position is locked up, but for now he'll fight through the injuries to help Washington chase the fifth-seed Nets.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF WAS 25 Days

Trevor Ariza took a nasty spill during Saturday's win vs. the Hawks, injuring his left groin and he is questionable to suit up for Monday's game vs. Charlotte.

Ariza was able to finish the game, but he was spotted limping out of the training room with his left leg bandaged and said his plan was to get "a lot of treatment" before the team leaves for Charlotte. Ariza is a bit of a warrior, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him give it a go on Monday, but for now nothing is certain. Check back for more updates closer to the tip as we'll be monitoring this situation closely.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF WAS 29 Days

Trevor Ariza played 40 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday with 14 points, eight boards, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He had some Achilles tendinitis earlier this week and obviously 40 minutes tonight puts to rest any concerns of it bothering him enough to cost him playing time. Ariza has shot the ball extremely well this month and is locked in as a must-start player in standard leagues.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF WAS 29 Days

Trevor Ariza (Achilles) went through shootaround on Wednesday and seems probable to play vs. the Suns.

He didn't appear to have any limitations and should start tonight. Ariza is dealing with some tendinitis in his Achilles and it has yet to cost him playing time. His owners can keep him locked in to their lineups in what should be a fun game to watch.