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  • Dennis Smith
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Dennis Smith was productive on Sunday, posting 20 points, five rebounds, 11 assists, three steals and two blocks in 40 minutes of work against the Sixers.

    Smith shot 9-of-19 from the field and 1-of-6 from three for the game. Despite his inefficient shooting, Smith had himself a nice day overall. He's elevated his play of late, producing top-60 value. If he can tidy up his shooting percentage next season, he'll be a valuable option to deploy in standard formats.

  • Dennis Smith
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Dennis Smith shot 2-for-12 on his way to seven points (no 3s), eight assists and a steal in Friday’s 113-106 loss to the Pistons.

    Despite his explosive athleticism, Smith just hasn’t delivered for owners this season with a cumulative top-250 value on the season. He’s much better in points leagues but his poor shooting and bountiful turnovers just hasn’t cut it for 9-catters. Even with his struggles tonight, Yogi Ferrell played just 11 minutes. This is the fourth straight game with fewer than 20 minutes for Yogi and even with J.J. Barea (oblique strain) out for the season, it seems like Ferrell will be mostly backing up DSJ until the season concludes next Wednesday and thus can be left on waivers.

  • Dennis Smith
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Games notes have Dennis Smith, Harrison Barnes, Dirk Nowitzki and Dwight Powell listed as "out" for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

    After an unfortunate win against the Blazers last night, the Mavs are bringing their top tank game to Orlando for Wednesday's matchup. It's a crucial game in this year's tankathon as the Mavs are just a game ahead of the Magic in the standings. Yogi Ferrel and J.J. Barea are locked in for heavy minutes while Maxi Kleber and Doug McDermott also deserve a look.

    Source: Mavs Game Notes

  • Dennis Smith
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Dennis Smith scored 14 points on 6-of-17 shooting with two triples, four rebounds, six assists and committed seven turnovers on Sunday.

    Smith still needs to iron out a lot of his issues with turning the ball over and his inefficient shooting, but the Mavs have no reason to put a leash on their point guard of the future as they look to tank for the draft lottery.

  • J.J. Barea
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    J.J Barea (personal) will miss two more games.

    Barea said he’s targeting next Tuesday at Portland for a return. That means he’ll miss Friday’s game against the Wolves and Sunday’s game against the Cavs. That leave just Dennis Smith and Yogi Ferrell at the point and both can be used to close the week.

    Source: Dwain Price on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Dennis Smith Jr. scored 21 points on 8-of-17 shooting (including two threes) with five rebounds and six assists in Saturday's home loss to the Hornets.

    As long as Smith is playing and mostly healthy he should be in most lineups, though owners should know that he can tank your field goal percentage on any given night.

  • Dennis Smith Jr.
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Dennis Smith Jr. said that he’ll be in the lineup on Saturday against the Hornets.

    Rick Carlisle said that Smith was likely to return, so he’s looking safe to pencil into lineups for tomorrow. Whether or not you should depends on your roster build.

    Source: Dwain Price on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr.
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Rick Carlisle said that Dennis Smith Jr. is likely to return to action on Saturday against the Hornets.

    Despite initially appearing in a walking boot after the injury, it looks like Smith will skate by with just a two-game absence. He’s improved his play in the second half of the season but remains enough of a drag on your efficiency and turnovers that he’s more of a punt play than a certified 12-team option. You can give DSJ a look if you need some points but be aware of the damage he can do elsewhere. J.J. Barea will shift back to the bench but has his outlook relatively unchanged, while Yogi Ferrell will take a slightly larger hit as a points and threes type of player.

    Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Rick Carlisle revealed that Dennis Smith Jr. will miss multiple games with his sprained ankle.

    Smith is no longer wearing a walking boot but won’t play Tuesday, has now been informally ruled out for Thursday and is highly unlikely to play at all this week. Carlisle said “He’s going to be out for awhile, but not serious. I don’t have a timetable, but he’s going to miss, I would say, some games.” Yogi Ferrell and Kyle Collinsworth will start while J.J. Barea will probably stick in his bench role once he’s healthy enough to return to action. Barea is the play for assists, Ferrell is the play for points and threes and Collinsworth is a deep league dart throw who at least has a steady workload coming. Smith can be dropped in re-draft formats.

    Source: Dwain Price on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Dennis Smith Jr. was able to shed his walking boot on Monday but remains out for Tuesday’s game against the Pelicans.

    The Mavs haven’t given a timetable for Smith’s return but you can bet they’ll be cautious either way. At this point it looks like he will be back before the end of the year, but for now Yogi Ferrell and Kyle Collinsworth look to compose the starting backcourt. Ferrell is the guy you want to play out of that duo.

    Source: Dwain Price on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Dennis Smith Jr., still in a walking boot because of his ankle injury, has been ruled out of Tuesday’s game against the Pelicans.

    Smith hasn’t had the production to warrant ownership in standard leagues on the balance of the season and was only a top-150 player over the last two weeks despite some strong outings. He’s pretty safe to drop if you haven’t already, as there’s no timetable for a return and the Mavs would be pretty foolish to rush their franchise guard back in a meaningless season. J.J. Barea will likely stick in a bench role but makes sense as a 14-team add and a potential 12-team guy for anyone in need of assists. Yogi Ferrell’s score-first game is far more similar to Smith’s so he seems like a decent bet to take on some of that workload and is worth a speculative add in most formats. Kyle Collinsworth started on Saturday but Jalen Jones started the second half, and the usage there will depend on nightly matchups. They’re just deep league options.

    Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    While X-rays came back negative on Dennis Smith’s ankle, he remains without a timetable for return and is already being considered doubtful for Tuesday’s game.

    DSJ finished Saturday with 21 points, five assists, two triples, a steal and two blocks in only 23 minutes. The Mavs have a little depth in the backcourt, assuming J.J. Barea (ribs) will be able to return next week. JJB has been a solid low-end contributor this year and is averaging over six assists per game, so he projects to be worth an add in 12-team formats if he takes over Smith’s starting job. Yogi Ferrell will get extra run off the bench and should fill in nicely considering he and Smith are more score-first guards. Give him a look for points and threes, even if he stays in a reserve role. Youngster Kyle Collinsworth should also see extra time but is mostly a deep league play.

    Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Updating a previous report, Dennis Smith has been diagnosed with a sprained left ankle and will not return to Saturday’s game.

    Smith was limping noticeably and there’s nothing to gain by pushing him. Kyle Collinsworth started next to him in the backcourt tonight and would be looking at extra run going forward, though his fantasy viability is still mostly reserved to deep leagues. Yogi Ferrell and J.J. Barea (assuming he comes back quickly from his rib injury) make for better standard league adds for the length of Smith’s absence.

    Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Dennis Smith limped back into the locker room on Saturday night after sustaining a left leg injury.

    It’d be a shock if Smith returned tonight but we’ll keep you posted. 

    Source: Kristian Winfield on Twitter

  • J.J. Barea
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    J.J. Barea (ribs) will not play on Saturday night as the Mavs face the Nets.

    Barea was on the injury report heading into last night’s game but that didn’t prevent him from scoring 18 points in 19 minutes. He’s probably dealing with a minor ailment that the Mavs are using to help enable the tank. Look for Dennis Smith Jr. and Yogi Ferrell to have plenty of breathing room in the backcourt tonight, with Kyle Collinsworth seeing extra run off the bench.

    Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter