March 17, 2019, 7:32 pmAndre Drummond - C - Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond delivered 15 points, 17 rebounds and two steals in Sunday's 110-107 win over the Raptors, going 5-of-8 from the field and a perfect 5-of-5 from the line.
Drummond made a key play late, reading the play and picking off a pass intended for Kawhi Leonard that resulted in a fastbreak layup to put Detroit up four in the final minute. He's been rolling lately, as have the Pistons as a team, and they're looking to lock down the sixth seed in the East. Blake Griffin had 25 points, eight rebounds and four triples in the close win.
March 17, 2019, 7:29 pmLuke Kennard - G - Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard logged 28 minutes on Sunday afternoon but could only muster two points, three assists and a steal with one field goal attempt.
The minutes are where we need them but Kennard's shot dropped off last week and he's safe to return to the wire. He might emerge if Langston Galloway cools off again but until then you can do better in most formats.
March 17, 2019, 7:13 pmIsh Smith - G - Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith was excellent in Sunday's home victory over the Raptors, turning in eight points, five rebounds, eight assists and three steals in 24 minutes of action.
Smith's speed was a game-changer in this one and he consistently blew by Raptors on the perimeter and opened up passing and driving lanes for his teammates. There was one possession in the second half where he darted in for two offensive rebounds that ultimately resulted in a 3-pointer, and he came through for deep-league fantasy owners with a nice line. Reggie Jackson still did work despite the even split of minutes, posting 20 points, four assists, two threes and a steal on 5-of-10 from the field and 8-of-9 at the line.
March 17, 2019, 3:55 pmReggie Jackson - G - Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson (right ankle sprain) is in the starting lineup on Sunday against the Raptors.
Jackson was initially listed as probable and scored 20 points while playing through the injury on Friday, so consider this confirmation that it's safe to keep Jackson in your lineups.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
March 16, 2019, 5:38 pmReggie Jackson - G - Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson (right ankle sprain) is probable to face the Raptors on Sunday.
Jackson was able to play through the injury on Friday night, putting up 20-5-5 and four threes as his late-season surge continues. He's safe to get into all lineups for tomorrow.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 15, 2019, 10:48 pmReggie Jackson - G - Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson (ankle sprain) looked good in Friday’s 111-97 win over the visiting Lakers as he scored 20 points to go with four treys, five assists, five rebounds, a steal, a block and a turnover.
The Lakers make just about everyone look good (except guys on their own roster) but Jackson didn’t seem to show any ill-effects from the ankle sprain. Roll with him for his four games next week.
March 15, 2019, 10:44 pmLangston Galloway - G - Detroit Pistons
Langston Galloway hit 8-of-10 from the field and finished Friday’s win over the Lakers with 23 points, four 3s, three rebounds and two assists.
Galloway’s strong performance cam on the heels of two duds (nine and three points) so it’s hard to trust him. Luke Kennard had another dud with five points, a trey and three assists and it looks like his run of top-100 value has ended.
March 15, 2019, 10:40 pmWayne Ellington - G - Detroit Pistons
Wayne Ellington scored 12 points on four triples and added four rebounds, two assists and a steal in Friday’s defeat of the visiting Lakers.
Ellington has done what he was brought in to do and that’s hit a bunch of threes, spacing the court for Andre Drummond, Blake Griffin and Reggie Jackson. Over the last two weeks he’s averaged 2.8 threes a game to go with 10.1 points and 1.4 steals, good for top-125 value. He has a Sunday/Monday back-to-back and four games next week.
March 15, 2019, 10:35 pmAndre Drummond - C - Detroit Pistons
The Lakers were no match for Andre Drummond on Friday as he finished the win with 19 points, 23 rebounds, two blocks and no turnovers.
Drummond only hit 3-of-6 freebies but we’re not complaining. Blake Griffin added 15 points (on an ugly 3-of-12 from the floor), two 3s, nine assists, two rebounds and four turnovers.
March 15, 2019, 7:02 pmBruce Brown - G - Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown (right ankle sprain) will start on Friday vs. the Lakers.
Brown still has a bit of ankle discomfort but will get the start anyway. He's not an option in fantasy.
Source: James Edwards on Twitter
March 15, 2019, 5:33 pmReggie Jackson - G - Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson (ankle sprain) will start on Friday vs. the Lakers.
X-rays came back negative so Jackson will assume his regular spot in the starting lineup. Ish Smith looses a lot of luster as a DFS play with this news.
Source: James Edwards on Twitter
March 15, 2019, 1:44 pmReggie Jackson - G - Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson is questionable for Friday's game against the Lakers with a sprained ankle.
Jackson has found some fantasy value after a few years of almost unusable shooting efficiency and lackluster defense. The surface stats are very similar but there's some added range to his game and he's cut down on the turnovers. If he sits here, Ish Smith will be the plug in replacement and could provide some low-end value for some time.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
March 13, 2019, 11:22 pmThon Maker - F - Detroit Pistons
Thon Maker scored eight points with six rebounds and two blocks in 18 minutes of action in a loss to the Heat on Wednesday.
Maker was looking for a fresh start with the Pistons and he has seen more minutes, but his performances remain unimpressive. He shot 3-of-7 from the field and 2-of-6 from the line. Garbage time definitely played a role in his increased opportunities in this one, but do not expect games like this from Maker every night.
March 13, 2019, 11:16 pmLuke Kennard - G - Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard put up 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting in 29 minutes of action in a blowout loss to the Heat on Wednesday.
The noteworthy thing from this game was that Reggie Jackson went down with an ankle injury and Kennard should be the main beneficiary should he miss any time. He has been hot as of late, but his last two performances could indicate that he is cooling off. It will be interesting to see if he can take advantage of the Jackson injury and get back in a groove.
March 13, 2019, 11:10 pmAndre Drummond - C - Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond had probably one of the worst performances of his career against the Heat on Wednesday with just five points and nine rebounds on 1-of-3 shooting.
The worst part of his performance was that he fouled out in just 25 minutes and turned the ball over five times before fouling out. Blake Griffin also played poorly as he had 13 points on 4-of-9 shooting with three turnovers and a team-low minus-32 plus/minus. This was not their finest work, but expect Griffin and Drummond to bounce back and have a game that is at least better than this one next time out there.