De'Anthony Melton

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  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    De'Anthony Melton didn't do a ton of scoring (three points) on Friday night but did come away with four rebounds, five assists and four steals in 20 minutes.

    Melton's been a great pickup for the Grizzlies and he's actually posting value befitting rostership in 12-team leagues, though if you don't need steals or assists his appeal is severely limited. Still, Melton is averaging 1.2 steals and 0.4 blocks in just 17.3 mpg on the year, making him one of the league's more valuable and unheralded defensive specialists.

  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    De'Anthony Melton was given 26 minutes on Tuesday and he turned in a solid performance, scoring 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting with six rebounds, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer as the Grizzlies beat the Rockets.

    Jae Crowder (right hip soreness) missing this game allowed for a few extra Melton minutes, and he performed well. It's not quite the breakout game that has many drooling in anticipation. He's a player to own, but Melton has a lot of other young competition capping his production this season. Dillon Brooks, for example, may not be losing his role anytime soon with performances like he had tonight: 24 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and six big 3-pointers.

  • Jae Crowder
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jae Crowder (right hip soreness) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Rockets.

    De'Anthony Melton could be in line for more minutes if Crowder is out. The rebounds and steals help, but Crowder's scoring has been inconsistent of late.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    De'Anthony Melton was able to fill out the box score in Sunday's easy win, posting 10 points, three rebounds, five assists, two steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer in 20 minutes off the bench.

    The Warriors sure are generous, you have to give them that. Three players (Melton, Jae Crowder and Kyle Anderson) were able to grab three swipes apiece in this one but Melton is the most interesting for fantasy purposes. He's done well to play himself into the rotation this year and offers top-150 upside because of his ability to post lines like this. Crowder is probably a safer play but is more of a low-end grinder in 9-cat leagues.

  • Brandon Clarke
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Brandon Clarke scored 10 points (3-for-5), grabbed nine rebounds, dished four assists, swatted two shots and swiped one steal in Friday's win over the Spurs.

    Clarke led the Grizzlies in bench minutes with 23 and posted a well-rounded line even hitting all four of his freebies. The only other bench player to make an impact was De'Anthony Melton who finished with 13 points, six assists, four rebounds, a triple and a block.

  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    De'Anthony Melton had another strong showing on Thursday with 16 points, five rebounds and a steal in 22 minutes.

    Melton, despite 16.8 mpg on the season, is snugly inside the top-150. He looks to have taken the backup point guard job from Tyus Jones and is on the radar in all formats, especially for those GMs who need steals. Melton's a promising young talent that the Grizzlies got for basically nothing. It's another nice feather in the cap of an organization whose turnaround has gone well in its early steps.

  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    De'Anthony Melton was amazing in just 13 minutes off the bench on Saturday, delivering 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting and a stuffed stat sheet.

    Melton did foul out in this game, but before he did, he added four rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer, two steals and one block to tick all the boxes on the stat sheet. Melton is becoming a pr-minute beast but is still limited by Tyus Jones and Dillon Brooks' presence on the roster.

  • Tyus Jones
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Tyus Jones led the Grizzlies backcourt on Thursday, shooting 6-for-7 to post 15 points, two assists and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes of action.

    Memphis' bench was great in this one and the starters ended up getting more limited run, which explains Ja Morant's pedestrian 10-5-3 game. De'Anthony Melton also chipped in nine points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals off the pine and is probably the better fantasy option of the two reserves, though Jones has more gas in the tank if you're purely hunting assists. Either way, outside of Morant, the Grizzlies guards are deep-league fantasy players.

  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    De'Anthony Melton scored six points on 3-of-9 shooting with three rebounds, three assists and three steals on Monday.

    There's the bread and butter right there. Melton was 0-for-2 from deep and he's usually good for a couple beyond the arc. He's slowly pushing for more playing time as he logged 18 minutes which was equal to Tyus Jones (11 points, three rebounds, three assists and three triples) and should break through at some point during this year, but for now the minutes are still too low.

  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    De'Anthony Melton scored 11 points on Saturday with four assists and two steals in 15 minutes.

    Melton is inside the top-125 in the month of December and is worth owning in deep leagues but is hard to trust in standard leagues as he has failed to crack 20 minutes in the past three games. Tyus Jones had almost an identical line on Saturday with 12 points, four assists and two steals in 18 minutes, and both players can be left on the waiver wire in standard leagues as long as they split minutes.

  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    De'Anthony Melton won the backup point guard battle on Monday, scoring 16 points on 3-of-7 shooting with seven boards, four assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.

    Melton played a great game and made his money at the line (9-for-11 FT) tonight. He and Tyus Jones (two points, one rebound, two assists and a block) are both capable backups. but are capping each other's upside.

  • Grayson Allen
    SG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Grayson Allen (right ankle soreness) will not suit up for Friday's tilt vs. the Bucks.

    The Grizzlies have already ruled out Ja Morant, Brandon Clarke and Grayson Allen for this game. Allen has averaged 18.9 minutes per game off the bench for the Grizzlies this year. De'Anthony Melton, Marko Gudurić, Kyle Anderson and Tyus Jones will likely see some if not all of Allen's minutes on Friday night.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • JA Morant
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Ja Morant will sit out of Friday's game vs. the Bucks due to a back injury.

    This missed game is a precaution for Morant as the Grizzlies are about to embark on their second consecutive back-to-back this weekend. Ja is expected to play in the second game of their back-to-back against the Wizards on Saturday. Tyus Jones and De'Anthony Melton should see additional opportunity in Friday's contest.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    De'Anthony Melton scored six points on Saturday with three rebounds, three assists and two steals in 20 minutes.

    Melton has been a standard-league player since Ja Morant has been injured. Melton is a pickup in standard-leagues while Morant is week-to-week, and should be available in a lot of leagues with only 11 percent ownership on Yahoo.

  • Dillon Brooks
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Dillon Brooks popped up on the injury report as questionable for Saturday with right shoulder soreness.

    It would be disappointing to see Brooks miss time as he is getting plenty of touches with Ja Morant out of the lineup. Tyus Jones and De'Anthony Melton are going to get plenty of run right now, and are worth a pickup in most standard leagues.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter