News: Carroll started and finished with 10 points and three rebounds in 31 minutes of action Wednesday.
Impact: Carroll dealt with an ankle injury during the preseason, so it's a positive to seem him play Wednesday and finish without any setbacks. He'll continue to start at small forward and is a candidate to produce points and rebounds this fantasy season.
News: Millsap started in Wednesday's loss to the Raptors, finishing with 13 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and a steal in 32 minutes of game action.
Impact: Millsap is the unquestioned starter at power forward for this team and he'll have plenty of opportunities to put up some numbers in the points and rebound categories. He's already notched one double-double in as many games, so fantasy owners can probably count on seeing him have this type of statistical output a fair amount of times this season.
News: Mack received nearly 15 minutes in the Hawks opener against the Raptors and finished with two points, one rebound, and five assists.
Impact: Mack and Dennis Schroder are the two backup point guards for Jeff Teague. Schroder ended Wednesday's game with only three minutes compared to Mack's 15, so it seems as if Mack has the rights to be first in the pecking order. Although Mack shot only 1-for-6 from the field and 0-for-2 from beyond the three point line, it was good to see him get the five assists. With Teague probably playing over thirty minutes for most games this season, Mack could struggle to put up fantasy worthy numbers.
News: Brand played 12 minutes in the Hawks regular season opener against the Raptors and scored two points, while grabbing one rebound.
Impact: Brand was the first big man to come off the bench for Atlanta, as they needed someone who could match up against Jonas Valanciunas. He should continue to be a key reserve behind Al Horford at the center, while also possibly playing in some reserve time at the power forward position. He probably won't score very many points this season, and could be limited in terms of fantasy value, but he'll still probably get around 10 to 15 minutes per game over the course of the next month and into the heart of the regular season.
News: Payne has platar fasciitis in his left foot and will not play Saturday against the Pacers, the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Chris Vivlamore reports.
Impact: Payne has long-term upside, but he wasn't likely to play a major role on this Hawks team, at least not in the early going, so this shouldn't significantly hinder his fantasy value for those in very deep leagues.
News: Jenkins had his fourth-year option declined by the Hawks on Thursday, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Impact: Jenkins, who is still on his rookie deal after being selected in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft, will become an unrestricted free agent next summer as a result. Injuries have stalled his development, limiting him to just 13 games last season. Though Jenkins offers some intriguing skills from long range, he's buried on the depth chart at shooting guard behind Kyle Korver, Thabo Sefolosha and Kent Bazemore, which will probably prevent him from seeing much run with the Hawks in 2014-15.