Elfrid Payton

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  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton was solid in his 28 minutes in Monday's 106-86 win over the Cavs, chipping in nine points on 4-of-11 shooting with six rebounds, eight dimes, one steal and two blocks.

    Payton has run away with the starting PG job and the lion's share of the minutes and has not looked back. He's a steady and reliable source of assists and steals. His shooting efficiency is a bit suspect and his 8.5 points per game are still more than two shy of his career averages. That said, you can surely do worse on the wire.

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton scored 10 points in Saturday's loss to the Sixers, chipping in seven rebounds, seven assists, one steal and a block.

    Payton missed both of his 3-point attempts otherwise he would have finished the game with a contribution across all statistical categories. With Payton appearing to have temporarily won the starting point guard job for the Knicks, look for him to be an option for teams in need of ball-handling guard.

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina will face the Suns on Thursday despite dealing with a sore groin.

    Ntilikina should not be rostered in standard leagues at this time as he is providing per-game value just below the top-200. He does have a consistent role as the backup point guard to Elfrid Payton and can be deployed in a 18-team league.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton was ejected from Tuesday's game, finishing with two points, three rebounds and five assists in 19 minutes of action.

    Payton received his second technical of the game and gets to hit the showers early with the Knicks down by 22 after three quarters. He remains a low-end source of assists with triple-double potential on nights where everything's working.

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton was the only one of New York's three main point guards available on Sunday but didn't do too much with the opportunity, posting 10 points, four rebounds, five assists and two steals in 31 minutes.

    That's not a bad line by any means but it is a mild letdown considering the circumstances. Payton should be a fine low-end option in standard leagues as long as he's the clear starter for the Knicks. Kadeem Allen took over the backup work today and had 10 points, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in 17 minutes off the bench.

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton played well in a loss to the Pelicans on Friday, posting 15 points on 7-of-17 shooting with six rebounds, seven assists and five steals.

    Payton showed the strength of his defensive upside tonight and thrived for the shorthanded knicks. He's an end-of-bench level player in standard leagues for his ability to pile on assists and steals.

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton (personal) had a strong performance in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Lakes, as he contributed 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in 30 minutes.

    Payton returned from a one-game absence and had an efficient game aside from his five turnovers. Payton isn't a must-roster player, but if you overlook his poor free throw percentage (it comes with low volume), he can fit well on many teams looking for assists.

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton (personal) has rejoined the Knicks and will be available to play against the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Payton is likely to reclaim the starting PG job on Tuesday and resume his role as a quality option for fantasy owners who need assists. Over the last month, Payton has averaged 8.2 points, 7.1 assists, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.0 steal in 25.8 minutes per game. Unfortunately, Payton's disastrous percentages and 1.7 turnovers during this span are keeping him outside of the top-200 in 9-cat leagues.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr.
    PG, New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (strained left oblique) is questionable to face the Lakers on Tuesday.

    With Elfrid Payton also questionable, Frank Ntilikina may be the last man standing at point guard for the Knicks. So far, Smith is not making anyone in Gotham City forget about Kristaps Porzingis.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton (personal) is considered questionable for Tuesday against the Lakers.

    Payton has been spending time with his newborn daughter. Frank Ntilikina could see a lot of minutes if Payton and Dennis Smith Jr. cannot play. Owning a point guard on the Knicks has been a real headache this season.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton (personal) will not play in Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

    With Payton dealing with the birth of his daughter, expect Frank Ntilikina to soak up most of his minutes. He's the biggest beneficiary here and the team will likely give Payton however much time he needs.

    Source: NY Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton (personal) is questionable for Sunday's game.

    Payton has left the Knicks to be with his newborn daughter, though he was able to play on Friday night after rejoining the team shortly after her birth. Expect the Knicks to give Payton as much time as he needs. Frank Ntilikina would be the biggest fantasy winner if Payton misses tomorrow's game.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton was able to return from a personal absence in time to suit up on Friday and wound up with 15 points, five rebounds and six assists against the Suns.

    Payton's a nice source of counting stats and should be a late-round guy while he's the unquestioned lead dog in the New York backcourt, but his percentages will be tough at times — just 3-of-8 from the line tonight and .579 on the season.

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton (personal) rushed to the arena in time to make it for tip off and will start for the Knicks on Friday.

    With Payton available, Frank Ntilikina loses a bit of DFS appeal. Expect Payton to be a low-end source of assists and steals.

    Source: KnicksFeed on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton (personal) is en route to join the Knicks in Phoenix but his status for Friday is uncertain.

    Whether or not Payton will appear in the game is still up in the air, but it sounds like he will be back soon enough. If he is still out Frank Ntilikina could be in for big minutes as Dennis Smith Jr. is questionable with a left oblique strain.

    Source: Marc Berman on Twitter