Bryant scored 11 points (4-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and five rebounds in 18 minutes during Sunday's 152-133 loss at Atlanta.
Bryant was one of the Wizards' best players in the first month of the season, but since returning from injury earlier this month, he's experienced a considerable decrease in minutes -- just 16.7 per game in seven January contests. He's posted only 7.9 points per game during that stretch, so he's trending in the wrong direction for fantasy purposes.
Bryant is in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Cavs.
Bryant has only started two of five games since returning from injury, but he'll be back in the lineup Thursday after coming off the bench in each of the last two contests. Thus far, the Wizards have limited Bryant's workload, as he's topped 20 minutes just once since returning.
Bryant had 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt), six rebounds, one assist and one block across 22 minutes off the bench in Monday's 106-100 win over the Pistons.
The Wizards opted to move Bryant back to the bench after he started at power forward in the previous two games, but he actually saw an increase in playing time. Bryant played 22 minutes -- up from 12 and 16, respectively, over his last two outings. His five turnovers dimmed some of the impact of his production, but it's at least encouraging for Bryant's fantasy managers that his playing time is on the rise.
Bryant will come off the bench for Monday's game against the Pistons, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Bryant will return to the bench after two consecutive starts. He remains on a minutes limit and has averaged just 5.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in 14.3 minutes per game since returning from an extended absence due to a stress reaction. Until he's relieved of the minutes restriction, Bryant's best avoided in DFS formats.
Bryant will start Wednesday's game against Chicago, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
Despite the fact that he's playing under a 16-to-18 minute restriction, Bryant will snag the start alongside Ian Mahinmi Wednesday. He totaled eight points, three rebounds and one assist Sunday against Utah, his first game back from an extended absence due to a foot injury.