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  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markieff Morris just missed a double-double on Saturday with 15 points, eight rebounds and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes off the bench.

    The Pistons needed scoring badly with Andre Drummond (eye) out and Blake Griffin (left knee soreness) exiting early. Morris should see a boost if Griffin misses time, but he is outside the top-150 on the season and has limited upside. He can be left on waiver wires.

  • Thon Maker
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Thon Maker started on Saturday and scored four points to go with six rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes.

    Maker started in place of Andre Drummond (eye) and Blake Griffin left this game early with left knee soreness. Drummond should be back soon, but Maker could see more minutes if Griffin misses extended time. However, Christian Wood (11 points and 12 boards in 22 minutes on Saturday) is the more appealing option.

  • Tony Snell
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Tony Snell scored 15 points in a start on Saturday with three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Snell has played 24 minutes or more in 5 straight games and has hit 11 threes over that stretch. He is a 3-point streamer and that is it.

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown Jr. double-doubled on Saturday with 16 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals in 31 minutes.

    This was a monster line but Andre Drummond (eye) was out and Blake Griffin (left knee soreness) left early opening up more usage for Brown. Brown is trending up lately and is averaging 8.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.1 steals in the month of December. He is producing standard-league value lately and is worth a look to see if he can continue to improve.

  • Derrick Rose
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Derrick Rose double-doubled on Saturday with 20 points (10-of-21 from the field) and 12 assists in a 115-107 win over the Rockets.

    Rose is producing late-round value with points and assists as his biggest contributions with averages of 16.4 points and 6.0 assists per game.

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood double-doubled with 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting and 12 rebounds in 22 minutes on Saturday.

    Blake Griffin left this game with knee soreness and did not return. Wood is a per-minute monster and could be a standard-league player in only 25 minutes per game. He is worth a look in standard-leagues if Griffin misses extended time.

  • Blake Griffin
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Blake Griffin left Saturday's game with left knee soreness and will not return.

    Blake Griffin went to the locker room early and returned to the game but ultimately had to leave the game for good with left knee soreness. Griffin finished Saturday with two points on 0-of-7 shooting with two rebounds in 15 minutes. If Griffin misses extended time he could be a tough hold without an IR spot. He was just outside the top-250 in 9-cat per game value before Saturday. Christian Wood is a player to watch and could be worth rostering if he gets 25 minutes per game. Andre Drummond will also see a boost in value if Griffin misses time.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Blake Griffin
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Blake Griffin returned to Pistons' bench on Saturday and appears to not be injured.

    Griffin has a long injury history, and him exiting the game was a scare but he appears to be fine.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Blake Griffin
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Blake Griffin headed to the locker room on Saturday with a trainer following him.

    If Griffin is unable to return Christian Wood could see more minutes and Andre Drummond has a higher ceiling.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Thon Maker
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Thon Maker will start in place of Andre Drummond (eye) on Saturday vs the Rockets.

    Maker and Christian Wood will likely be splitting centre minutes with Andrew Drummond out. Maker got the start but Wood has the higher fantasy upside.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard (bilateral knee soreness) is available on Saturday vs. the Rockets.

    Kennard has been dealing with knee issues since training camp and the preseason. He has been contributing in points, threes and assists to be a standard-league player.

    Source: Cayleigh Griffin on Twitter

  • Andre Drummond
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Andre Drummond (eye) will not play on Saturday vs. the Rockets.

    The Pistons were monitoring Drummond's threshold for pain with light sensitivity and he said he would see if he could play again. It appears the pain in his eye is too high to play after having an allergic reaction to avocado. Thon Maker, Christian Wood and Markieff Morris will see more minutes.

    Source: Cayleigh Griffin on Twitter

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard (bilateral knee soreness) is being listed as questionable vs. Houston on Saturday.

    Kennard has already missed a game with knee soreness this season and dealt with knee issues throughout training camp and the preseason. It doesn't seem that Kennard is at risk of suffering a longer term injury here, but it's concerning that the issue hasn't gone away and the team taking the injury seriously enough to design a maintenance program for the 23-year-old. He's having a breakout season despite the nicks and bruises and, despite having a lower usage rate next to Blake Griffin, Kennard is doing enough in points, threes and assists to remain a rest-of-season asset.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Andre Drummond
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Andre Drummond popped up on the injury report again following his allergic reaction to an avocado on Friday and is being listed as questionable on Saturday.

    He wasn't on the report as of 8:30pm on Friday and, of course, he played in that one, so it comes as a bit of a surprise that not only is he being listed with an injury, but he's been downgraded to questionable. This merits monitoring, but the Pistons are likely trying to manage expectations as Drummond is clearly still dealing with discomfort in his eye. If he plays, he has a tasty matchup vs. a Houston team that plays fast and will have to play big to counter the Detroit frontcourt.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Blake Griffin
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Blake Griffin forgot to show up for the game in Mexico City on Thursday night, finishing with 10 points, three assists and five assists on 3-of-16 shooting as the Pistons fell 122-111 to the Mavericks.

    Clearly Griffin didn't get the memo that the game was going to be in Mexico and he forgot to show up. This poor performance has been a consistent tale while Griffin is actually playing. He's currently sitting just inside the top-250 in 9-category formats, which is incredibly hard to stomach. We don't really have an option except to hold and be sad.