Detroit Pistons

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  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    According to head coach Dwane Casey, Reggie Jackson is expected to be good to go for the regular-season opener.

    As expected with this news. Nobody is banking there season Jackson's performance, but he is someone to keep in mind towards the end of standard-league drafts. He is a reliable source for points, assists and set a career-high with 2.1 3-pointers a game last year. With the Pistons likely to be on the cusp of the playoffs, Jackson should get plenty of opportunities to contribute throughout the year.

    Source: James Edwards III on Twitter

  • Blake Griffin
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Head coach Dwane Casey is expecting Blake Griffin to be ready for the Pistons' regular-season opener.

    This comes as a relief for anyone that has already drafted Blake Griffin. While he made it through last season largely unscathed (75 games), Griffin was dealing with a serious left knee injury by the end of last season and was clearly limited during the NBA playoffs. If he can stay healthy, he has the ability to deliver early-round value, but wise managers will keep their expectations in check. The injury history is too extensive to ignore.

    Source: James Edwards III on Twitter

  • Tim Frazier
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Tim Frazier started for Reggie Jackson (back) in Wednesday's preseason win over the Hornets, scoring 15 points and dishing out 12 assists to go with two 3-pointers, a steal and a block in 35 minutes.

    Frazier did what he does best when he gets playing time: pile up assists. The point guard is behind Jackson and Derrick Rose on the depth chart, and is unlikely to get enough playing time to be considered in most formats. He is worth keeping in mind for his propensity to pile up assists should time ever open up for him.

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markieff Morris (illness) started Wednesday's preseason finale in place of Blake Griffin (hamstring soreness), scoring 17 points (7-of-10 shooting) to go with three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers.

    Morris had an uninspiring start with his new team throughout this preseason, but tonight displayed where his value could be for the upcoming year. He is not a guy worth drafting in most settings, but in the high likelihood that Blake Griffin misses time, Morris should be a decent source of points and 3-pointer's as a DFS streaming play.

  • Andre Drummond
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Andre Drummond was impactful in Wednesday's preseason finale against the Hornets, putting up 17 points (8-of-14 from the field) and 15 rebounds to go with a steal and seven turnovers.

    Drummond was as beastly as he usually is, and big men should eat this Hornets front line alive all season long. Drummond had taken 3-pointers in each of his first three preseason games, which became a mini storyline with him. He didn't take any tonight, however, and it isn't likely that he takes enough in the regular season to hurt his FG percentage too much.

  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson is dealing with some lower back tightness that will ultimately hold him out of Wednesday's preseason game vs. the Hornets.

    Jackson's absence shouldn't come as a surprise as the team is gearing up for the regular season. Jackson has solidified himself as the starting point guard with Derrick Rose as the primary back-up. Jackson could be taken with one of the last picks of standard redraft leagues as he has a relatively safe floor without much upside.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard (knee) and Derrick Rose (undisclosed) will not play in Wednesday's preseason finale vs. the Hornets while Markieff Morris (illness) will be available.

    Preseason is a time of caution. None of these injuries are believed to be serious so expect Kennard and Rose to play in the season opener. Morris will likely play limited minutes in tonight's preseason finale.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Blake Griffin
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Blake Griffin (left hamstring soreness) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Griffin will be ready to roll once the games count. However, he does have a history of being "injury prone" so this is something to monitor when drafting, although it is probably not serious. Andre Drummond has the opportunity to break out in DFS lineups tonight.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson (back), Luke Kennard (knee) and Markieff Morris (illness) are all questionable for Wednesday's preseason matchup vs. the Hornets.

    The Pistons are likely exercising caution while the games don't matter. They will be ready once the regular season rolls around. Monitor their status ahead of tip-off for DFS lineups.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood came off the bench on Tuesday and had 19 points (7-for-14 FGs, 5-for-6 FTs), 10 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 24 minutes against the Sixers.

    Wood appears to be fighting for a roster spot, and he's had a pair of games during the preseason that are reminiscent of the incredible stretch he had to end last season. If he finds himself in another rebuilding situation, he could have plenty of value. Otherwise, he's probably just going to put up good games sporadically. His likely competition for that roster spot, Joe Johnson, had just three points in 17 minutes.

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown came back to earth with zero assists in Tuesday's 106-86 loss to the Sixers, putting up just six points, six rebounds and a block in 25 minutes.

    Brown had 15 points on six shots and seven assists in the previous game, so tonight was a bit disappointing for those that hope he can increase the assists this season. His defense should keep him on the court, so keep an eye on how he uses those minutes.

  • Tony Snell
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Following up a zero-point performance, Tony Snell went for 17 points (6-for-11 FGs, 3-for-3 FTs), two rebounds, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes vs. the Sixers on Tuesday.

    Snell may be the Pistons starting small forward, but games like this will be rare. There are many better options to stream for 1.5 threes per game. Luke Kennard had a decent game with 11 points, three boards, three dimes and two treys in 23 minutes.

  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson went 1-for-8 from the floor in 16 minutes in a loss to the Sixers on Tuesday, compiling just four points, one rebound, two assists and a block.

    Jackson has long been an inconsistent player, but this one can at least be partially chalked up to preseason resting. He's hanging around until the final rounds in most drafts, and he fits the bill if you're looking for a fourth or fifth guard.

  • Thon Maker
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Thon Maker started and went 0-for-8 from the floor in 26 minutes on Tuesday night in a loss to the Sixers, but he did add 10 rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block, and he hit both of his free throws.

    The Pistons frontcourt was extremely thin tonight, so Maker got plenty of run. He will likely be nothing more than a blocks streamer this season when it comes to fantasy.

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markeiff Morris (illness) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Sixers.

    Morris will join teammates Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin on the bench tonight, opening up a full allotment of minutes in the frontcourt. Christian Wood, Joe Johnson and Thon Maker should see heavy runs tonight.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter