Anfernee Simons

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  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons was back in the rotation on Tuesday, getting 16 minutes but producing little of note outside a 3-pointer.

    Simons was a DNP-CD in the first two games but replaced Mario Hezonja in the rotation tonight against the micro-ball Rockets. There's no fantasy appeal here unless one of Portland's star guards gets the night off.

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    With Damian Lillard sitting out Tuesday's scrimmage vs. the Thunder, Anfernee Simons poured in a game-high 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field including 5-of-8 from beyond the 3-point arc.

    Simons' effort was for naught as the Blazers fell to the Thunder 120-131. He also added four rebound and five dimes to the box score. Unfortunately, Simons won't be much of a fantasy factor when Lillard and C.J. McCollum are playing.

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons became a more prominent player for the Blazers in his second season but only delivered top-320 fantasy value.

    Simons was only emergency depth as a rookie, though he did show out at the end of the season when regulars were resting. This year he was expected to contribute from the jump after the losses of Seth Curry and Evan Turner, and he was able to put together a statline of 8.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.4 steals and 1.1 triples in 21.5 mpg. While Simons is talented, he's blocked behind a pair of outstanding backcourt players, limiting his fantasy appeal significantly.

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons (right ankle sprain) came off the bench for nine points on 3-of-7 shooting, hitting three triples and adding five dimes and a steal in 22 minutes on Monday.

    Simons had been probable and he was able to get his regular minutes tonight, so it appears there's no need to worry about his injury. There was a lot of hype around Simons in the preseason, but he's been brought along slowly in his second year. He's definitely a sleeper to watch for next year.

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons (right ankle sprain) is listed as probable for Monday's game.

    Simons can provide steals and bit of scoring, but he is best left to the deepest fantasy pools for now.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons (right ankle sprain) says he's leaning towards playing on Monday.

    Simons is technically questionable but this bodes well for his status. He hasn't really taken off in the absence of Damian Lillard but with a matchup against the Hawks on deck, perhaps that can change.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons (right ankle sprain) is questionable to play on Monday.

    Simons left Saturday's game with the injury, which was initially diagnosed as a left ankle sprain. That's since been corrected. If Simons misses tomorrow's contest it'll mean more work for Portland's other guards, though outside of Gary Trent Jr. it's hard to pin down who will consistently benefit. There's no pickup to make in standard formats.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons (left ankle sprain) will not return on Saturday vs. the Hawks, finishing with 10 points and two threes in 16 minutes.

    The Blazers will need to lean more on Gary Trent Jr., who has already stepped up with Damian Lillard (right groin strain) out. Trent Jr. is worth owning in standard leagues for points, threes and steals while the Blazers are injured. Nassir Little and Mario Hezonja may see extra minutes, but they are a bad streaming option, even in deeper leagues.

    Source: Orlando Sanchez on Twitter

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons (ankle) headed to the locker room on Saturday vs. the Hawks.

    Simons rolled his ankle and had to exit the game shortly after, leaving to the locker room with a trainer. He played 15 minutes before leaving the game and Gary Trent Jr. may get more minutes down the stretch if Simons can't return.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard (right groin strain) will miss Tuesday's game against the Celtics.

    This will be game number three of Lillard's absence, which was expected. Thursday's game at Indianapolis will be his next chance to return. C.J. McCollum came up huge on Sunday in his place. Watch for young guards Gary Trent Jr. and Anfernee Simons to get a few extra minutes.

    Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter

  • 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