Elton Brand PF/C ATL 9 Months

Elton Brand drew a start in place of Pero Antic vs. the Celtics on Wednesday, scoring 13 points with 13 boards, three assists, three steals and one block in 33 minutes.

Antic's sore ankle has been an issue before and he could be looking at missing more time. Brand's minutes had been fairly low heading into tonight, so he could be somewhat fresh for the stretch run. Nothing in certain since Antic could be back as soon as Friday, but Brand is at least worth a look for owners needing a big man.

Elton Brand PF/C ATL 9 Months

Elton Brand did not play on Saturday night vs. the Wizards.

He played 30 minutes on Thursday and the Hawks might have just rested him tonight. Brand is no spring chicken anymore and fantasy owners should look elsewhere now that Pero Antic is back.

Elton Brand PF/C ATL 9 Months

Elton Brand double-doubled against the Blazers during Thursday's 100-85 loss with 11 points, 12 boards, two assists, one steal and one block in 30 minutes.

He was banging in the paint and has really done well in establishing position close to the basket. Brand used to be a guy who could beat guys from 15 feet away and he's done a nice job of adapting to his aging frame. With Pero Antic (ankle) out and day-to-day, Brand is worth a look for anyone needing a big man.

Elton Brand PF/C ATL 10 Months

Elton Brand scored eight points on 4-of-5 shooting with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and three blocks in just 19 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Jazz.

The Jazz are struggling badly and that partly explains the uptick in production here, but Brand needs to do something like this again to deserve consideration in 12-14 team formats.

Elton Brand PF/C ATL 10 Months

Elton Brand came off the bench for 18 minutes and had eight points, five rebounds, two assists and zero blocks in Saturday's loss to the Clippers.

Brand has been pretty fun to own with Pero Antic and Paul Millsap injured for the Hawks, but both players are back and in the starting lineup, meaning Brand's run is over. If they get hurt again, Brand will re-emerge as a fantasy factor, but if not, he's not worth holding.

Elton Brand PF/C ATL 10 Months

Elton Brand notched 13 points, six rebounds, four assists, one steal and two blocks in 31 minutes on Sunday, as the Hawks fell 120-129 in Phoenix.

In the process he tied Elvin Hayes for No. 21 on the all-time blocks list, having swatted 1,771 shots in his career. A fast-paced game like Sunday doesn't play to Brand's strengths, to say the least, and it's a credit to the veteran that he's been effective in huge minutes as the short-handed Hawks limp to the finish line. EB has been a solid fantasy option for the past 10 days but his value will take a hit with Pero Antic (ankle) on the verge of a return.

Elton Brand PF/C ATL 10 Months

Elton Brand played 34 minutes and had 10 points, seven rebounds, five assists, a steal and five blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Celtics.

His minutes have been through the roof and he's been playing well for the struggling Hawks. Paul Millsap, Pero Antic and Gustavo Ayon are eventually going to return and give him a breather, but Brand may have carved out enough minutes to be relevant even when some of those guys are back.

Elton Brand PF/C ATL 10 Months

Elton Brand played a team-high 42 minutes on Tuesday, notching seven points, 13 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in a losing effort.

The Hawks played small-ball from start to finish tonight, thanks to the absence of Gustavo Ayon (shoulder), Pero Antic (ankle) and Paul Millsap (knee). It's great to see the veteran Brand succeeding in huge minutes, and he's a borderline fantasy option until the Hawks get some healthy bodies in their frontcourt.

Elton Brand PF/C ATL 10 Months

Elton Brand started at center Wednesday and had 20 points, 11 rebounds, a steal and zero blocks in a loss to the Wizards.

Brand played 30 minutes on Tuesday and 35 minutes tonight, meaning he could be ready for a rest at some point soon. However, with Gustavo Ayon, Pero Antic, DeMarre Carroll and Al Horford all hurt, he simply can't afford to take a night off. And really, his whole team could use a break, as the Hawks have now dropped seven straight games. Brand is averaging 10.0 points and 7.8 rebounds in 26 minutes over his last five games, but hasn't blocked a shot in three straight. But with so many bigs hurting for the Hawks, Brand deserves a look by anyone in need of a fantasy big man.

Elton Brand PF/C ATL 10 Months

Elton Brand will start at center against the Wizards on Wednesday.

He started the second half on Tuesday night due to the injury of Gustavo Ayon, so this was an expected move. Brand played well and has a chance at a double-double tonight, but the Hawks might be careful with their 34-year-old veteran. He's worth a look as a risky, high-upside spot start.