The H2H playoffs are here which means I finally get to break out the Warrior Songs - hat tip to Dan Besbris who posted this first one during last summer’s Career League draft (I was…
April 11, 2019, 1:12 amIsh Smith - G - Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith quietly ended the 2018-19 season with two points on 1-of-5 shooting, adding one rebound and four assists in 19 minutes as the Pistons trounced the Knicks 115-89 on Wednesday.
Smith's season was stifled by a right adductor tear suffered on January 2019, limiting him to appearing in just 56 games this season. His top-260 production in 8/9-cat was not enough for him find relevance in standard leagues this season. It also did not help his cause that Reggie Jackson played in all 82 games this season.
April 9, 2019, 9:37 pmIsh Smith - G - Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith shot 9-for-15 from the field for 22 points with three boards, four assists and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes off the bench in a big win over the Grizzlies on Tuesday.
Ish was clutch, scoring key buckets in a comeback win as the Pistons had their backs against the wall down 22 points. He kept them alive in the playoff hunt, leaving the Pistons with just one more game needed to clinch a playoff spot. He is as streaky as they come, but the trend is certainly up with Ish at the moment.
April 7, 2019, 9:53 pmIsh Smith - G - Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith led the Pistons with 20 points on Sunday against the Hornets, going 9-of-16 from the field with four rebounds, four assists and two threes in 29 minutes.
Reggie Jackson didn't have it today and Smith more than stepped up, even if Detroit lost a game that might lock them into a date with the Bucks in round one. Detroit's backup point guard is a low-end assists specialist who has some upside on nights where Jackson is in poor form.
March 28, 2019, 10:02 pmIsh Smith - G - Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith played 28 minutes on Thursday and outplayed starter Reggie Jackson, finishing with 15 points, four rebounds and six assists as the Pistons beat the Magic 115-98.
Smith hasn't been a good fantasy asset for long stretches this season, but sometimes finds his way into some late-round value just by some high volume nights. There won't be long-term value here while he's coming off the Detroit bench, but he's definitely a streamer during the good times.
March 17, 2019, 7:13 pmIsh Smith - G - Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith was excellent in Sunday's home victory over the Raptors, turning in eight points, five rebounds, eight assists and three steals in 24 minutes of action.
Smith's speed was a game-changer in this one and he consistently blew by Raptors on the perimeter and opened up passing and driving lanes for his teammates. There was one possession in the second half where he darted in for two offensive rebounds that ultimately resulted in a 3-pointer, and he came through for deep-league fantasy owners with a nice line. Reggie Jackson still did work despite the even split of minutes, posting 20 points, four assists, two threes and a steal on 5-of-10 from the field and 8-of-9 at the line.
March 15, 2019, 5:33 pmReggie Jackson - G - Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson (ankle sprain) will start on Friday vs. the Lakers.
X-rays came back negative so Jackson will assume his regular spot in the starting lineup. Ish Smith looses a lot of luster as a DFS play with this news.
Source: James Edwards on Twitter
March 8, 2019, 10:36 pmReggie Jackson - G - Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson stayed hot in Friday’s win over the Bulls, hitting 10-of-18 from the field for 21 points, one 3, two dimes and a steal.
Hopefully, Jackson will be able to keep up the superb shooting when the H2H playoffs start for many leagues next week. Ish Smith continued his strong play as well, notching seven points, seven rebounds, six assists and two blocks in the win. Smith has had top-100 value in 9-cat over his last six games.
March 6, 2019, 10:58 pmIsh Smith - G - Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith shined for the Pistons on Wednesday, delivering 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting with five rebounds, five assists, one trey and one steal in 27 minutes.
Smith has been limited to producing low-end value prior to this night, so best take a wait-and-see approach for now. Reggie Jackson has been playing well, at least prior to tonight's dud where he tallied six points, one rebound, five assists and triple.
February 23, 2019, 10:43 pmIsh Smith - G - Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith delivered a pleasant surprise performance on Saturday against the Heat with 22 points (8-of-9 shooting), two rebounds, nine assists, one 3-pointer and one steal in 25 minutes.
He's the first Pistons reserve to drop 22-plus points and nine-plus dimes since Will Bynum on December 28, 2012. Ish led the second unit as the Pistons outscored Miami 34-17 in the second quarter. We'd like to see him do something similar before recommending an add at this point. Reggie Jackson had 13 points (4-of-10 shooting) with one rebound and two assists in 23 minutes.
February 22, 2019, 10:32 pmReggie Jackson - G - Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson had his way with the Hawks, scoring 32 points (three 3s) and adding eight assists, five rebounds and two steals in Friday’s win.
Jackson has been bringing back top-50 value in 9-cat over his last five games which is loads better than the top-130 he has on the season. he won’t be this good going forward but any bit extra helps. Ish Smith had 10 points, a trey and four assists in 16 minutes but he won’t face the Hawks every game.
February 8, 2019, 10:04 pmReggie Jackson - G - Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson had a solid game in Friday’s win over the Knicks, scoring 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting and adding four treys, six assists and one turnover in 27 minutes.
Jackson stayed hot from the field and his 51.1 percent from the field (combined with a minuscule 0.8 turnovers) over the last two weeks has given him top-20 value in 9-cat, a huge boost over the top-135 he’s been getting on the season. He’ll regress so enjoy it while the getting’s good. Ish Smith added 11 points, a three and two assists in 18 minutes but isn’t an add considering all the depth in Detroit.
February 7, 2019, 6:12 pmIsh Smith - G - Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith is probable for Friday after sitting out Tuesday's game for load management.
Smith suffered a groin tear and then a subsequent right adductor injury, so the Pistons figure to take it easy on him the rest of the way. Neither he nor Reggie Jackson was moved at the deadline, so the status quo holds for fantasy owners here.
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