August 9, 2020, 5:17 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks brute-forced his way to 25 points on Sunday, going 11-of-26 from the field with three 3-pointers and three steals in a loss to the Raptors.
Brooks has now scored 20-plus in three straight and should be in all fantasy lineups, even if he's prone to terrible efficiency like this. The Grizzlies need one more win to secure a spot in the play-in game and everyone should be pedal to the metal.
August 7, 2020, 6:43 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks had a strong performance against the Thunder on Friday, finishing with 22 points (10-of-18 FG), six rebounds, four assists, two 3-pointers and one steal.
The good Dillon Brooks is back! Brooks is always living and dying on his jumper, and this was his best performance in the bubble on the strength of strong shooting from the field. He did a lot of damage in just 26 minutes of action, and the Grizzlies will continue to let him fire away as they try to hold onto the final playoff spot out West. Kyle Anderson did not bring the offense in comparison, but he did provide seven points, four assists, three rebounds, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer. Anderson was very on-brand.
August 5, 2020, 6:28 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
It was a tale of two halves for Dillon Brooks in Wednesday's loss at the hands of the Jazz, posting just three points on 1-of-6 shooting in the second half after scoring 20 points on 6-of-11 in the first half.
Brooks was basically nonexistent in the second half of the game which gives fantasy GMs more evidence as to why it is harder to trust players who are solely reliant on their scoring ability. Brooks will continue to take a lot of shots and his value is completely based on his efficiency. If we get the first half version of him, he is a must-own player. If we get the second half version of Brooks, he should not be owned.
August 2, 2020, 7:42 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks posted 16 points on 7-of-20 shooting vs. the Spurs on Sunday and did little else over 36 minutes.
Brooks put up an additional three assists, two rebounds and one 3-pointer, and this was a classic reminder that Brooks will Iive and die by the consistency of his jumper. When you average it all out he is a late-round option in standard leagues as the Grizzlies will continue to turn to him for 3-point production.
July 31, 2020, 8:33 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks started for the Grizzlies on Friday against the Blazers and ended his afternoon with 15 points (6-of-16 FG, 2-of-9 3PT), four rebounds, four assists and a block in 35 minutes for head coach Taylor Jenkins.
Brooks picked up the start in this one, as did Kyle Anderson. Brooks struggled to get his shot to fall from deep but it's probably wise to expect some rust from everyone, especially when it comes to jump shots. Brooks has limited fantasy value when his shot isn't falling and carries even less value in leagues that factor in shooting percentages. The Grizzlies are in a fight to hang on to the final playoff spot in the West and will need sizable contributions from 3-and-D guys like Brooks and even Grayson Allen if they are going to maintain their place in the standings.
July 28, 2020, 4:20 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks got things going on Tuesday, topping 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting while adding three assists, one rebound, one steal and four 3-pointers in the Grizzlies scrimmage victory.
After a slow start to bubble life, Brooks found his offensive rhythm against the Heat. He did his damage in just 22 minutes, a number that is likely to increase as the Grizzlies now move into actual NBA games. Brooks' fantasy value is typically tied to his scoring ability which does present an element of risk when drafting him. With that being said, Justise Winslow (hip) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season leaving Brooks as a primary beneficiary in terms of playing time.
July 13, 2020, 9:51 amDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks shot his way into the top-175 in both 8/9-cat leagues.
With the addition of Justise Winslow, Brooks could be relegated to a bench role but this season proved to fantasy owners what type of player he is. Starting all 65 games and playing 28.5 minutes a night, Brooks was a hit or miss points and threes guy, finishing the year averaging 15.7 points and 2.0 threes per game. It was boom or bust from the field for the most of the season as he shot 40% from the field and 37% from deep. The volume was consistent, but the output was not, as seen over the final two months of the year where Brooks was outside the top-325 due to his poor shooting (36% on 16.3 FGA). If he can contribute consistent steals, he averaged 1.0 per game the first 49 games and 0.5 the final 16, he is a worthy end-of-the-bench, points and threes fantasy player.
March 24, 2020, 4:19 pmJustise WinslowSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Teammate Dillon Brooks hinted that before the season was abruptly suspended, Justise Winslow (back) was going to enter the Grizzlies starting lineup.
Winslow was gearing up to make his Grizzlies debut right as the season hit a pause. There was speculation as to what his role and minutes would look like when he did return to the court, so this is an interesting note from the team's starting shooting guard. With more time to get his conditioning back up to par, Winslow could potentially be looking at a full workload as the team's starting small forward when/if the season resumes.
Source: The Athletic
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
March 11, 2020, 12:15 amDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks had 21 points (7-of-16 FG, 4-of-7 3PT) in 33 minutes of play on Tuesday vs. the Magic, adding an assist and a steal.
Brooks has really fallen off since providing top-100 value earlier in the season, in part because he offers nothing besides points, a couple of rebounds and some 3-pointers on a nightly basis. Don't be tempted by his 20-point efforts as they frequently tend to disguise his empty stat lines.
February 29, 2020, 10:52 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks shot 9-of-24 from the floor on Saturday, scoring 24 points with five rebounds and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.
Brooks had scored single digits in three straight games, but has scored 22, 32 and 24 points since then. Brooks has been outside the top-250 over the past month but is just outside the top-150 on the season. He could be on a hot streak so consider him an add if you need points and threes.
February 28, 2020, 11:45 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks dropped 32 points, a block and three 3-pointers on the Kings before fouling out in Friday's 101-104 loss.
It's a tough loss to a beatable opponent, and the Grizzlies are starting to fall back towards the pack in the playoff race. Brooks is a gunner, pure and simple, and he has been awful over the last month thanks to a .327 mark from the field, but on the full year he's right on the edge of the top-150. Consider him worth an add if you need points and threes. This could be the start of another hot streak.
February 9, 2020, 9:15 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant carried the Grizzlies to a 106-99 victory over the Wizards on Sunday, posting his first career triple-double with 27 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, two 3-pointers, one steal and one block.
This is likely to be the first of many triple-doubles coming Ja Morant's way over the course of his NBA career. Morant had a solid night of shooting as well with 9-of-17 FG and 7-of-9 FT, and a few more lines like this will make all of his early-season shooting woes ancient history. He made up for Dillon Brooks' ongoing slump, which featured nine points (4-of-17 FG), zero 3-pointers and three turnovers today. Stay patient with Brooks, these ugly performances come with the territory. He remains a worthwhile late-round performer.
February 6, 2020, 1:20 amDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks just got paid thanks to a three-year, $35 million extension with the Grizzlies.
Brooks' payday is well-deserved thanks to his massive improvement on both ends of the floor this season. He's been a solid core piece for the Grizzlies and it looks like they will keep that way. His three years are fully guaranteed with no options.
Source: Chris Herrington on Twitter
January 31, 2020, 11:38 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks finally cooled off in Friday's loss to the Pelicans, going 3-of-14 from the field to finish with 10 points but was able to chip-in elsewhere with three rebounds, one triple, two assists, one steal and two blocks.
Brooks has been having the best season of his young career in 2019-20 and this stinker is nothing more than a speedbump. He's established a reliable floor and should bounce back sooner than later.