Anfernee Simons

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  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons came off the bench on Wednesday and broke out to score 22 points with seven rebounds and six triples in 28 minutes.

    Simons shot 6-of-7 from deep which he won't be able to replicate, but he outplayed Garry Trent Jr. (four points in 16 minutes) and looks like he will resume his role as the first guard off the bench after returning from his concussion on Tuesday. He could be looking at increased value in the short-term with Damian Lillard (right groin soreness) scheduled to get an MRI on Thursday. Simons would be the biggest beneficiary if Lillard misses time and would have standard-league value with Lillard out of the lineup. Simons is worth an add in 16-team leagues as he should have value in his bench role with upside if the Blazers have injuries in the back court. Garry Trent Jr. is a drop in 14-team leagues with Simons cutting into his minutes.

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons (concussion) is being listed as available to play against the Pelicans on Tuesday.

    Simons has shown flashes, but not enough to warrant fantasy consideration outside of deep leagues. He is a player to watch in case the Blazers guard rotation take a hit, but can otherwise be left on the waiver wire.

    Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons (concussion) has been listed as probable for Tuesday's game against the Pelicans.

    Simons has missed one game with a concussion, so it's good to see him get a probable tag for Tuesday. He's been disappointing this season (outside the top-300) despite getting 22 minutes per game. He's just a player to watch in case the Blazers lose some guards or give extra minutes to the youngsters at the end of the season.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons will sit out Sunday's contest against the Heat as he remains in concussion protocol.

    Gary Trent Jr. is in line for a boost on Sunday with Simons out of the lineup, and he makes for a useful streaming option if you are seeking points and 3-pointers. As for Simons, it sounds like Tuesday's game vs. the Pelicans is a toss-up. He has not been able to cash in on his pre-season fantasy potential, and as a result, should be cut in most leagues until he is active.

    Source: Kerry Eggers on Twitter

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons is doubtful vs. the Heat on Sunday due to a concussion he sustained on Friday.

    If Simons is out, expect to see Gary Trent Jr. get a nice bump in usage off the bench. Both guards have been reasonably productive for the Blazers lately, so Trent Jr. will get the bulk of the sixth-man minutes.

    Source: Jamie Hudson on Twitter

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons was diagnosed with a concussion on Friday and will not return to the game.

    Simons played just four minutes and tallied five points (2-of-3 shooting), one rebound and on assist. He enters the concussion protocol, which means he could be out for a game or two, possibly more as the variance of recovery days is big when it comes to concussions.

    Source: Eric Walden on Twitter

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons (head) is headed to the locker room Friday vs the Jazz.

    He was down on the court for close to a minute before being helped to the locker room by team trainers. Stay tuned for an update.

    Source: Eric Walden on Twitter

  • CJ McCollum
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    C.J. McCollum (left ankle sprain) is being listed as questionable ahead of Thursday's matchup with the Cavs.

    McCollum has missed the past two games but was seen getting in some work after Tuesday's practice. His status is genuinely up in the air at this point. Continue to monitor the situation and fire him up on a three-game slate if he is ready to go. Anfernee Simons would again benefit if McCollum can't go.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons scored 15 points on 5-of-16 shooting to go with two bards, three dimes, two blocks and a triple on Monday.

    Simons drew the start in place of C.J. McCollum, but didn't do much with it. He has a decent stat set, but he just can't capitalize on the opportunity.

  • CJ McCollum
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    C.J. McCollum (left ankle sprain) ruled out for Monday's tilt vs. the Warriors.

    McCollum will miss his second game due to the injury. He was spotted without a limp on Saturday so there is reason to hope this is a short term problem. Anfernee Simmons makes for a solid play in standard leagues right now, and the main Blazers for fantasy purposes, Damian Lillard, Carmelo Anthony and Hassan Whiteside, will get boosts in value as well.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons started for C.J. McCollum (left ankle sprain) on Saturday, but was quiet in his 35 minutes on the floor with 12 points on 4-of-11 shooting with three rebounds, one 3-pointer and one assist.

    Simons' potential breakout performance was stolen from under him by Gary Trent Jr. Both these young guns are promising assets and should take turns surprising us with big nights. Tonight was Trent's. Simons is a hold while McCollum remains sidelined by his ankle injury.

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons will start for C.J. McCollum (left ankle sprain) on Saturday.

    Simons will get a shot at a big game tonight, making him an intriguing DFS play. He's also a short-term add in season-long while McCollum is on the mend.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • CJ McCollum
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    C.J. McCollum (left ankle sprain) will not play on Saturday against the Thunder.

    McCollum played only 12 minutes on Friday before being ruled out while an update or timetable is yet to be provided. Anfernee Simmons started the second half for him and finished with seven points, five rebounds, five assists, one steal and a three-pointer in 28 minutes. He might be someone to use if you need points and triples as he can catch fire in a hurry but usually doesn't really help much outside of those two categories.

    Source: Jamie Hudson on Twitter

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons started the second half in place of CJ McCollum (sprained ankle) on Friday night and posted seven points, five rebounds, five assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

    Simons is really the only logical alternative if McCollum has to miss time, which puts him on the map as a low-end addition in standard leagues. He's best viewed as a source of scoring with non-negligible assists, but don't get too crazy chasing him on the wire or anything. That could change depending on McCollum's timetable but there's no need for drastic action just yet.

  • CJ McCollum
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    C.J. McCollum will not return vs. the Mavs on Friday after spraining his left ankle.

    McCollum rolled his ankle after stepping on Maxi Kleber's foot. Check back for an update on McCollum in the next couple of days. Anfernee Simons and Gary Trent Jr. are likely to see increased minutes and are two names to watch in 16-team leagues while McCollum is out. Damian Lillard, Carmelo Anthony and Hassan Whiteside will see a boost in value with McCollum out.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter