January 19, 2019, 11:51 pmReggie Jackson - G - Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson was invisible on Saturday with 1-of-5 shooting for four points, two rebounds, three assists and a steal in 29 minutes.
Jackson has now failed to score in double-digits in two straight. His struggles go back a little further as he is shooing only .356 percent from the field over the last eight games. He is holding onto low-round value in 9-cat leagues on the season but is becoming tough to hold. Hopefully he can snap out of his slump soon.
January 19, 2019, 11:44 pmZaza Pachulia - C - Detroit Pistons
Zaza Pachulia had a strong game on Saturday with seven points, 12 rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 35 minutes.
Andre Drummond is currently dealing with a concussion so Pachulia may stay relevant for another game or two. He is nothing more than a plug-and-play or a DFS punt-play for now.
January 19, 2019, 11:39 pmLuke Kennard - G - Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard hit four triples for the second straight game against the Kings on Saturday.
Kennard played only 23 minutes but remained hot. He has 16.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.8 triples over the last four games for top-75 value. This is largely due to his unsustainable .568 field goal percentage over that span but it will be interesting if he continues making so many threes for specialist appeal in some leagues.
January 19, 2019, 11:34 pmBlake Griffin - F - Detroit Pistons
Blake Griffin exploded for 38 points on Saturday going 12-of-23 from the field and 13-of-15 from the line.
The Pistons couldn't hang on for the win in the final seconds but Griffin certainly did his part. He added six rebounds, three assists, three steals and one triple to his line. He has been a top-10 value over the last two weeks with a 30/5/6 line.
January 19, 2019, 6:58 pmIsh Smith - G - Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith (groin tightness) has been ruled out for Saturday's game.
Smith only lasted two minutes in Friday's game and despite the questionable tag. It was hard to imagine him playing in this one. Luke Kennard could be in for another good game.
Source: Rod Beard on Twitter
January 19, 2019, 2:22 pmIsh Smith - G - Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith (groin) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Kings.
Smith left Friday's game after playing just two minutes and it wouldn't seem likely that he goes after that type of experience. It's another reason why Luke Kennard could be in for a nice game in this one.
January 19, 2019, 2:21 pmStanley Johnson - F - Detroit Pistons
Stanley Johnson (hamstring) is probable for Saturday's game against the Kings.
Johnson will be needed and barring a surprise folks can just pencil him in for his normal non-productive minutes.
January 19, 2019, 2:20 pmJon Leuer - F - Detroit Pistons
Jon Leuer (illness) is probable for Saturday's game against the Kings.
Leuer will be needed with Andre Drummond (concussion) out and the Kings' interior defense is not good, so he might be worth a look as a punt play in DFS.
January 19, 2019, 2:03 pmAndre Drummond - C - Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond (concussion) will not play on Saturday against the Kings.
This is big news for the Kings as they lack solid strength in their frontcourt. Look for Blake Griffin to go off in this one, and players like Luke Kennard and Reggie Bullock are going to get chances at solid top-100 numbers.
January 18, 2019, 10:33 pmBlake Griffin - F - Detroit Pistons
Blake Griffin took charge on Friday, scoring 32 points and adding three 3s, 11 rebounds, nine assists and a steal in a 98-93 win over the visiting Heat.
Griffin got a bit of extra usage with Andre Drummond (nasal injury) only playing seven minutes. Griffin also has five turnovers and that's been the difference in his rankings for the season: No. 36 in 9-cat and No. 20 in 8-cat. He's been a first-round play over the last two weeks in both formats so enjoy the ride as his superb season continues.
January 18, 2019, 10:27 pmZaza Pachulia - C - Detroit Pistons
With Andre Drummond (nasal injury) only playing seven minutes, Zaza Pachulia picked up an unusual 28 minutes off the bench and finished Friday’s win over the Heat with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals, two points and five personal fouls.
Pachulia’s role is strictly as a low-minute big man and if Drummond has to miss any games, the Pistons are likely to just play small with Blake Griffin at center. We’re leaving him on the wire.
January 18, 2019, 10:22 pmReggie Bullock - F - Detroit Pistons
Reggie Bullock continued his strong play with 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting to go with three treys in Friday’s defeat of the visiting Heat.
Bullock has been a top-100 9-cat play over the last two weeks with 15.3 points and 3.3 threes and can be used a boost for points and triples. Luke Kennard added 22 points and four 3s while Stanley Johnson had 12 points, two 3s, a steal and a block. Both Kennard and Johnson have had top-120ish value over their last four games but neither has shown any indication of being able to do it for any significant amount of time.
January 18, 2019, 8:28 pmAndre Drummond - C - Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond (nasal injury) got elbowed in the face on Friday and will not return.
Drummond had some blood after an elbow from James Johnson and there’s a possibility he’s put into the league’s Concussion Protocol. We should have an update after the game. Drummond finished the game with three rebounds and a block in seven minutes.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
January 18, 2019, 8:01 pmIsh Smith - G - Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith experienced tightness in his adductor (groin) and left Friday’s game for good with zero stats in two minutes.
The Pistons are not calling this a re-injury of the right adductor tear that kept him out most of the season and it appears they’re being cautious considering Smith just returned to action this past week.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
January 18, 2019, 6:47 pmHenry Ellenson - F - Detroit Pistons
Henry Ellenson (left ankle sprain) is out on Friday vs. the Heat.
Ellenson is way past his original two-week timetable from December but still isn’t ready to be activated. He wasn’t in the rotation anyway so we’re just passing the news along.
Source: Rod Beard on Twitter