Celtics' Kyrie Irving (face) returning to the starting lineup on Tuesday after one-game absence

Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving (face) will return to the starting lineup against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Irving sat out with a minor facial fracture on Sunday night, but he's been looking likely to play all day, and has been confirmed a starter for tonight. He'll don a protective face mask and play, while Marcus Smart heads back to the bench.

numberFire's models project Irving for 23.9 points, 6.1 assists and 4.7 rebounds -- good for 40.9 FanDuel points -- in 35.7 minutes of action.