January 30, 2020, 9:54 pmDarius GarlandPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland went for 16 points and dished out eight assists in a team-high 35 minutes as the Cavs fell to the Raptors on Thursday.
Garland is passing well, averaging four assists per contest over the last two months. However, the efficiency is just so tough to stomach if he's not going to score in more volume to at least get to late-round value. To become a standard-league asset with this stat set he would need to get closer to 20 points per game and bump up the percentages. The same could be said about Kevin Porter Jr., who had 13 points and a whopping seven turnovers in this game.
January 28, 2020, 1:45 pmDarius GarlandPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland (rest) is being listed as out for Tuesday's matchup with the Pelicans.
With Garland sitting out on the second half of a back-to-back there will be more minutes to go around for Collin Sexton, Dante Exum, Matthew Dellavedova, and Kevin Porter Jr. (questionable). Sexton will likely slide over to PG, while Porter would be a very interesting streamer if he hadn't only returned from a multi-week absence on Monday.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 27, 2020, 9:22 pmDarius GarlandPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland was cold again on Monday, scoring six points on 3-of-10 shooting to go with four assists.
Garland has not played well as of late and he continues to drag your percentages down. He's back to being a watch-list guy and if you own him, it would be best to keep him on the bench until he figures things out. Kevin Porter Jr. (16 minutes, nine points, one rebound, three steals and a block) came off the bench and had a decent night with his defensive output, but is still no where near standard league value.
January 25, 2020, 11:33 pmDarius GarlandPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland scored 13 points in Saturday's loss to the Bulls, adding just one steal and three turnovers.
Garland can score and that is about it. He offers very little else, statistically, and his inefficient shooting tends to drag down most fantasy teams. Tonight's game is another indication of this void of countable statistics in his game and should be a warning to fantasy owners to stay away in all but the shallowest of leagues. He is just not worth the occasional high-scoring night.
January 23, 2020, 9:27 pmDarius GarlandPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland scored 13 points on 4-of-17 shooting to go with one rebound, four dimes and three triples on Thursday.
Garland isn't doing you any favors with shooting splits and it's unlikely that he becomes any more efficient, but he does provide value in triples and dimes. If you can stomach some awful shooting nights, then he's worth an add, but be wary of the drag he'll cause to your field goal percentage.
January 18, 2020, 11:31 pmDarius GarlandPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland tallied 16 points on 6-of-14 shooting with five assists, three 3-pointers and eight turnovers on Saturday.
It was an inefficient night for Garland but he was able to bludgeon his way to collect some points, assists and threes. Garland has increased his assists lately and is averaging 5.8 over his past nine games to go with 15.9 points and 2.1 threes. He's worth grabbing in standard leagues and is the preferred fantasy option in the Cavs' backcourt over Collin Sexton.
January 15, 2020, 12:49 amDarius GarlandPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland dished out a career-high 10 assists in a loss to the Clippers on Tuesday, adding 14 points on 5-of-16 shooting, two treys and one steal in 28 minutes.
This game was over early, but while Garland didn't shoot well, his rising assist totals continue to be very encouraging. He's worth picking up everywhere for the assists and threes, while his points, steals and percentages haven't been bad lately either. Backcourt mate Collin Sexton had 25 points with four 3-pointers and two steals but just one rebound and one assist in this loss.
January 14, 2020, 12:51 amDarius GarlandPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland scored 16 points on 7-of-13 shooting to go with two rebounds, four assists, two steals and two triples on Monday.
Garland was able to get it done in the dimes, treys and swipes department which is why we like him much more than Collin Sexton. He should be owned across competitive leagues as a guy with some potential to heat up in the back half of the year.
January 11, 2020, 11:53 pmDarius GarlandPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland dished out eight assists on Saturday to go with 18 points (8-of-16 from the field), two steals and two triples in 38 minutes.
Garland has picked up his assists numbers recently, averaging 5.8 assists in his last 6 games. Garland is a top-100 player over those games and could produce standard-league value down the stretch this season. He is worth an add in 14-team leagues and should be put on a watch list in standard-leagues.
January 9, 2020, 9:49 pmDarius GarlandPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland scored 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting to go with two rebounds, seven dimes and two triples on Thursday.
Garland still has a lot of work to do, but he's taking steps in the right direction and is worth at least a speculative add in 14-team leagues due to his ability to dish out dimes. His fantasy ceiling is much higher than Collin Sexton's.
January 4, 2020, 9:59 pmDarius GarlandPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland scored 20 points (6-of-13) in Saturday’s loss to the Thunder, chipping in seven assists, one rebound and a steal.
Garland played 35 minutes in this game and has continued to play significant minutes this season, averaging around 28 minutes a night. As a result he is averaging just over 11 points a game. If he continues to get minutes he should be able to provide owners with a decent source of points with very little else at the point guard position.
January 2, 2020, 9:57 pmDarius GarlandPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland played well in Thursday's loss to the Hornets, chipping in 14 points (5-of-12 shooting) with five rebounds, eight dimes, three treys and a steal in 34 minutes.
Garland has been trending up as of late as he's scored in double figures in four out of his last five games. The eight assists are an eye-opener and you'd think that in the long term, he will provide more well-rounded lines than Colin Sexton, who had 21 points (8-of-17 shooting), one rebound, two assists and four 3s.
December 28, 2019, 6:51 pmDarius GarlandPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland (right ankle sprain) is available to play during Saturday's game versus the Timberwolves.
Garland is good to go and has been playing well as of late. He should continue to see a few extra minutes with Jordan Clarkson being shipped off to Utah, but is still only an end of bench standard league option.
Source: Joe Gabriele on Twitter
December 28, 2019, 2:15 pmDarius GarlandPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland (right ankle sprain) is questionable to play against the Wolves on Saturday.
Garland's play has been inconsistent this season to say the least. He followed up a 21-point effort on Monday with only two points on Friday for example. Even when his shot is falling, he does not provide enough production in other categories to warrant standard league consideration. If he does miss Saturday's game, you can expect Kevin Porter, Matthew Dellavedova and maybe Brandon Knight to divvy up his minutes.
Source: Dane Moore on Twitter
December 27, 2019, 6:37 pmCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton was his usual points-centric self on Friday against the Celtics, going for 21 points (9-of-20 FG), four rebounds, two assists and one steal.
Sexton continues to put up points while shooting at a decent clip, but until he masters the 3-point stroke and expands his counting stats we are looking at a points specialist with little else to offer. Darius Garland (1-of-7 FG, two points, four turnovers, one steal) continues to not apply any pressure at least, indicating Sexton's role should remain stable.