August 15, 2020, 6:07 pmDe'Anthony MeltonPG, Memphis Grizzlies
De'Anthony Melton saw just 14 minutes of playing time during Saturday's loss to the Blazers, coming away with three points, four rebounds, two steals and one assist.
Melton ended the season with barely a whimper as the Grizzlies were sent packing by the Blazers. The 2019-20 campaign has certainly been indifferent for Melton who has flashed his upside on more than one occasion. Despite calls for him to be given more playing time, that never really came and he was used as more of a situational player on most nights. His defensive abilities are evident and that alone can give him limited fantasy value. However, unless his role changes dramatically, he will continue to be more of a streaming option as opposed to a must-roster asset.
August 9, 2020, 5:15 pmDe'Anthony MeltonPG, Memphis Grizzlies
De'Anthony Melton finally had a strong showing in the bubble, grabbing six steals while adding eight points, three assists and a 3-pointer in Sunday's loss.
Melton was just outside the top-150 this season despite playing 19.5 mpg thanks to elite defensive numbers — 1.2 steals and 0.4 blocks per contest. Over his first five bubble games, Melton had produced just four steals and two blocks. This was a much-needed course correction for Melton, but it may end up being too little, too late for fantasy GMs. If you need some swipes, Melton's a fantastic option on the hopes that this is the start of a hot streak.
August 2, 2020, 7:19 pmDe'Anthony MeltonPG, Memphis Grizzlies
De'Anthony Melton was strangely ineffective on Sunday, going scoreless with five rebounds in just 14 minutes.
Melton was in foul trouble while trying to contain San Antonio's guards and he ended up with five fouls in his short stint. A standard-league asset for most of the season, this has to sting for anyone who scooped Melton up in resumption leagues after a solid showing on Friday. He'll remain an elite source of per-minute defensive stats and should be better in the next one.
July 31, 2020, 11:01 pmDe'Anthony MeltonPG, Memphis Grizzlies
De'Anthony Melton picked up 30 minutes of playing time on Friday vs. the Blazers and finished with seven points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals as the NBA returned to action.
Melton has been a vital part of the Grizzlies' success in 2019-20 and Friday afternoon was no different. However, his shot was not falling for him for the most part. Melton missed both of his three-point attempts and went a paltry 3-for-7 from the FT line. He is much more of a defensive presence but he seems to have maintained the same role that he had prior to the NBA pause for coach Taylor Jenkins.
July 29, 2020, 2:11 pmTyus JonesPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Tyus Jones (knee soreness) will be re-evaluated in one week.
De’Anthony Melton and Grayson Allen should receive more minutes as a result. Jones averaged 7.4 points, 1.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 0.9 steals in 19.0 minutes per contest during the regular season. Jones also shot a career-best 37.9 percent from long range but wasn’t a major factor in fantasy.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
July 13, 2020, 9:28 amDe'Anthony MeltonPG, Memphis Grizzlies
De'Anthony Melton completed his second season ranked 167/169 in 8/9-cat formats.
Melton proved he had value for not only Memphis but fantasy owners, as well. In 52 games this season he averaged a pedestrian 8.1 points, 3.0 assists and 3.7 rebounds. The upside came with his low turnovers and high steals. Averaging 1.3 steals per game, Melton was one of only two players in the league to average 1.3 steals in less than 20 minutes per game. If Melton can increase his percentages in future seasons he can become a consistent backup fantasy option.
March 11, 2020, 8:11 pmDillon BrooksSF, 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
February 26, 2020, 11:16 pmDe'Anthony MeltonPG, 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.
February 25, 2020, 6:30 pmBrandon ClarkePF, 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
February 21, 2020, 12:55 amDe'Anthony MeltonPG, 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.
February 9, 2020, 8:58 pmKyle AndersonSF, 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.
February 7, 2020, 9:30 pmTyus JonesPG, 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,.
February 6, 2020, 5:39 pmDion WaitersSG, 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
February 5, 2020, 8:44 pmJae CrowderPF, 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
February 4, 2020, 12:28 amBrandon ClarkePF, 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.