De'Anthony Melton

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  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton scored six points on 2-of-4 shooting with three rebounds, an assist and three steals on Tuesday.

    Melton logged 19 minutes off the bench and was able to handle business on the defensive end which is something we've come to expect. He was known for his defensive prowess since college and it showed as he averaged 1.3 steals a game, but his offensive flaws were on full display this year. He missed some time due to an ankle injury and also hopped back and forth between the G-league as well. As a starter, Melton only averaged 5.0 points and 0.6 3s on .359 shooting. He's a streaky shooter who plays passive almost to the point of being invisble on offense at times but the steals come in at an elite level when he starts. There are a couple paths for him to become fantasy relevant, but it relies on his offensive game catching up to his defense.

  • Tyler Johnson - G - Phoenix Suns

    Tyler Johnson (sore right knee) has been ruled out of Saturday’s game vs. the Grizzlies.

    This will be the eighth consecutive game Johnson will have missed due to knee pain. He might make it back at some point and it’ll be De’Anthony Melton holding down the fort until he does.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton scored zero points on 0-of-1 shooting with three rebounds, an assist and a steal on Monday.

    Melton gets pulled quickly when he doesn't bring high energy to the floor and tonight he was suffocated by the Jazz defense. He along with Mikal Bridges (one points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal) are just steals streamers with Bridges being the guy you want to target here. Elie Okobo scored four points with two rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in 26 minutes of action.

  • Tyler Johnson - G - Phoenix Suns

    Tyler Johnson (sore right knee) is questionable to play the Kings on Saturday.

    If Johnson can’t go, De’Anthony Melton should get another start. Melton has a high steals rate, but his upside is severely capped starting alongside usage monster Devin Booker.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton started on Monday and scored zero points on 0-of-2 shooting to go with two rebounds, four assists and a steal.

    Melton drew the start for Tyler Johnson (sore right knee) but had most of the minutes go to Jamal Crawford because the Suns couldn't get anything going offensively. He's got the talent to deliver fantasy value, but the situation just isn't ripe for him this season.

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton started at point guard on Saturday night and was able to notch six points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals in 29 minutes of action.

    We're still incredulous that Melton got a DNP on Friday with Tyler Johnson out, but he had a solid showing tonight. He's a talented defender that can help deep-league owners out with steals and dimes as long as he's in the rotation, but we can't project him with any confidence given how frequently the Suns have cast him aside.

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton will start at point guard with Tyler Johnson (right knee) out on Saturday.

    The Suns started Troy Daniels in Johnson's place last night, but they'll opt for a true point guard in Melton tonight. The rookie has a nice stat set and should be looked at as a potential steals specialist as long as he's playing reasonable minutes.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

  • Elie Okobo - G - Phoenix Suns

    Rookie Elie Okobo has been assigned to the Suns’ G-League squad.

    With De’Anthony Melton returning from injury and Tyler Johnson entrenched as the starter, the Suns want Okobo to get more reps with their developmental team. There’s no fantasy relevance here.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton (sprained right ankle) played in his first game since January 24 on Saturday, posting four points with two rebounds, three assists and a steal in 14 minutes.

    Melton was expected to be available for Thursday's game but didn't see the floor, though it's possible that he didn't make it in time as he was meeting up with the team following a G-League assignment. With Tyler Johnson in town, Melton will top out as a deep-league steals specialist.

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton (sprained right ankle) is expected to arrive at the arena in time to play in Thursday's game against the Cavs.

    Melton is ready to return from his injury after nine games on the sidelines but he'll need to rush to meet with the Suns after a quick G-League assignment. Melton's appeal took a big hit when the Suns acquired Tyler Johnson but he'll still be a deep-league option for steals.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton (sprained right ankle) is not on the injury report for Thursday and should return from his nine-game absence against the Cavs.

    Melton has shown a nice stat set whenever he gets extended run but with Tyler Johnson now ahead of him on the depth chart, he's likely to top out as a steals specialist. There's deep-league appeal here but Melton was looking at a much better forecast before the trade deadline.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton (sprained right ankle) will miss Wednesday's game but was able to go through practice on Tuesday.

    Igor Kokoskov says that Melton will need to improve his conditioning, but it sounds as though he could be ready right out of the All-Star break. The Tyler Johnson addition complicates the backcourt but Melton has a nice stat set and should still play enough to be worth your time in deeper leagues.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton (sprained right ankle) will not play on Wednesday against the Clippers.

    Melton was expected to be out through the All-Star break so this isn't surprising. His ability to rack up steals had us intrigued for the stretch run but the acquisition of Tyler Johnson likely keeps Melton stuck in the deep-league ranks. Tomorrow will be his ninth straight absence but hopefully he can return out of the break.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton (sprained right ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Kings.

    Melton had an original timeline of the All-Star break, and it seems like the Suns may hold him out until then. Elie Okobo, Tyler Johnson and Jamal Crawford will all lose out on a few minutes when Melton does come back.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter