De'Anthony Melton

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  • Dillon Brooks
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Dillon Brooks (groin soreness) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Brooks is a top-175 player on the season but is outside the top-325 over the past month. Brooks is averaging 15.3 points with 2.0 threes on .349 shooting over the past month. He can be streamed for points if you don't care about field goal percentage, but it's tough to hold him even in 14-team leagues recently. De'Anthony Melton would be the big winner if Brooks sits out. Josh Jackson and Tyus Jones would likely absorb the rest of Brooks' minutes if he sits out.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    De'Anthony Melton started on Wednesday and scored nine points with seven boards, three assists and one steal in 24 minutes.

    Melton got the start in a small-ball lineup vs. the Rockets with Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke sidelined. Melton is worth holding in standard leagues as a steals-specialist with upside. He should be a top-100 player in 26 minutes per game given his strong per-minute production. He will have to fight Josh Jackson (five points and five rebounds in 23 minutes on Wednesday) for playing time, but it looks like he has the inside track and is the safer option over Jackson.

  • Brandon Clarke
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Brandon Clarke (right hip soreness) is being listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

    The injury is untimely as Jaren Jackson Jr. has been ruled out for the next two weeks. Without Clarke and Jackson, Josh Jackson may slide his way into the starting lineup while Gorgui Dieng and De'Anthony Melton should see additional minutes as well. Josh Jackson looks like the highest upside of the group while both of the team's top PF's are out.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    De'Anthony Melton was scorching hot on Thursday as he hit a career-high four 3-pointers en route to his new career-high 24 points (5-of-10 FG, 10-of-10 FT) and a full line.

    Melton also grabbed six rebounds to go with three assists, one steal and one block in 23 minutes to round out his line. This is a fine example of his ceiling (career-highs) and while he won't light it up like this every night, Melton should still be good for solid, well-rounded production moving forward.

  • Kyle Anderson
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Facing the Wizards on Sunday, Kyle Anderson re-entered the fantasy landscape with 16 points (7-of-9 FG), five rebounds and one steal.

    After Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill were shipped to the Heat, Anderson was inserted into the starting lineup and has been able to take advantage thus far. Justise Winslow is supposed to enter the conversation, but his health is always in question and it makes sense to give Anderson some time if you have him. SloMo is looking like a streaming option for the time being. De'Anthony Melton is another player expected to rise after these departures, but he was quiet with seven points and one steal on 3-of-12 shooting from the field. Don't throw in the towel on the steals-specialist with upside yet.

  • Tyus Jones
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Tyus Jones posted 13 points (6-for-13 shooting), seven assists, two steals, a triple and a rebound across 20 minutes in Friday's loss to the Sixers.

    If you have Jones on our roster it's for complementary steals and assists, which he provided here. He outplayed his teammate De'Anthony Melton in this one, who finished with four points (1-for-9 shooting), five steals, three assists and two rebounds,.

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports, the Grizzlies don't plan on keeping Dion Waiters with a buyout or release expected in the near future.

    Waiters was acquired in the Andre Iguodala-Justise Winslow trade and doesn't appear to be part of the Grizzlies future. This is good news for De'Anthony Melton as Waiters would have taken some minutes from the youngster. Waiters is not worth rostering for now but could wind up with another team in the near future.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Jae Crowder
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jae Crowder is a late scratch on Wednesday with trade rumors surrounding him.

    Zach Lowe reported on Monday that the Grizzlies were asking for a first-round pick in a trade for Crowder. Solomon Hill is also a late scratch and Kyle Anderson got the start. Anderson may be starting but he would be a deep-league player only if Crowder is traded. De'Anthony Melton is the player who would benefit the most if minutes opened up in the Grizzlies' rotation and could be a standard-league player in only 25 minutes per game.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Brandon Clarke
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Brandon Clarke's production dipped on Monday vs. the Pistons as he produced just four points on 2-of-7 shooting, five rebounds, a steal and a block in 23 minutes.

    The shooting was certainly an aberration in this game. Clarke is still hitting shots at a 61.9 percent clip for the season. Games like this make him an excellent buy-low candidate. De'Anthony Melton was nearly invisible with just two points (1-of-6 FGs), one assist and one steal in 14 minutes in this game, making him a great buy-low option as well.

  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    De'Anthony Melton is ready to return from his sore left hand when the Grizzles clash with the Pelicans on Friday.

    Melton's status accelerated throughout the day on Friday and he is now ready to get back on the court. The Grizzlies are short-handed on the backline tonight, with Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke missing this game already, and it is possible we see more minutes head towards Melton in smaller lineups. Melton has some momentum behind him as a steals-specialist already, and he is not a bad flyer for standard leagues.

    Source: Omari Sankofa II on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    De'Anthony Melton is questionable to take on the Pelicans on Friday with a sore left hand.

    This is an improvement from Melton being listed as doubtful after the morning shootaround. It sounds like Melton is heading for a game-time decision. If he's not back on Friday he will likely get back to action on Monday vs. the Pistons.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    De'Anthony Melton (sore left hand) participated in morning shootaround but is still listed as doubtful for Friday's game against the Pelicans.

    It bears mentioning that Melton's status as doubtful has remained unchanged only because the daily injury reports have yet to be updated, so there's still a chance Melton gets upgraded. According to coach Taylor Jenkins, he's still being evaluated. Melton is a per-minute dynamo and has been worth rostering over the past month as borderline top-100 value. Over that span, he's averaged 10 points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal a game with sterling percentages, making him one of the more alluring fantasy stashes heading into the trade deadline.

    Source: Omari Sankofa on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    De'Anthony Melton is doubtful to face the Pelicans on Friday as he nurses a sore left hand.

    Melton has been able to provide fringe standard league value despite only averaging 17.9 minutes per game. It appears as if he will miss a third consecutive game on Friday but is definitely someone who can be added across formats in the hopes that his playing time will continue to rise. Tyus Jones could see additional minutes off the bench if Melton sits out.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    De'Anthony Melton (sore left hand) will not be available for Wednesday's game.

    Melton was a late scratch on Tuesday and apparently isn't ready to return. Tyus Jones should see some more opportunities in his stead.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    De'Anthony Melton (sore left hand) will be held out of Tuesday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    The game is already underway and this late-scratch report comes in during the first quarter as subs were being sent in. It's for precautionary reasons so he won't be out long. We could see some Josh Jackson tonight though.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter