January 17, 2020, 10:43 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. had a very quiet night against the Cavs on Friday, posting just 10 points, one rebound and a steal in 20 minutes of action.
Jackson picked up three fouls tonight and Brandon Clarke played well, so things just weren't going his way. Don't sweat this one much and expect JJJ to get back to typical business in the next one.
January 15, 2020, 12:20 amBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke (right thumb soreness) came off the bench for 24 minutes, hitting 6-of-7 field goals and 2-of-2 free throws for 14 points to go with seven rebounds, two assists and a steal in a win over the Rockets on Tuesday.
Clarke has been pretty consistent this season, though his ceiling remains capped due to the entrenched starting frontcourt. There's a realistic chance that Clarke starts nabbing more defensive stats like he did in college as the season goes on, though. So, make sure you hold him or consider acquiring him in case he's being underrated. The starting bigs were solid as well with Jaren Jackson Jr. puting up 15 points, two rebounds, one assist, three steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes and Jonas Valanciunas going for 19 points, six boards, two dimes and a block in 28 minutes.
January 14, 2020, 6:45 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke (right thumb soreness) will play in Tuesday's game against the Rockets.
Clarke is sitting inside the top-80/105 in 9/8 cat leagues this season at a relatively modest 21.2 minutes per game. If an injury were to occur to Jaren Jackson Jr. or Jonas Valanciunas, Clarke could show off season-altering upside.
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January 12, 2020, 9:09 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas crushed the Warriors in Sunday's 122-102 win over the Warriors, needing 29 minutes to post 31 points (13-of-17 FG), 19 rebounds, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer.
The Warriors are sitting ducks this year and opposing centers are feasting. Valanciunas made quick work of Omari Spellman and company and is absolutely rolling along with top-50 value. Hopefully you were able to buy low after a quiet start to the year. Jaren Jackson Jr. was no slouch either, delivering 21 points, five rebounds, a steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes.
January 10, 2020, 10:45 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. led the Grizzlies with 24 points (8-for-11 shooting), five triples and three rebounds on Friday.
Jackson was on fire from downtown on Friday going 5-for-7 from distance. The shooting was nice but he missed out on the potential for a monster game by not putting up many rebounds and no defense. That said, the 3-point prowess seems to be growing here which is huge for his value moving forward.
January 7, 2020, 10:41 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies' bright future was on display in Tuesday's 119-112 comeback win over the Wolves, with Ja Morant posting 25 points (12-for-18 shooting), four rebounds, seven assists and a steal and Jaren Jackson Jr. delivering 21 points (7-of-15 shooting), seven rebounds, a steal, three blocks and four 3-pointers.
Morant and JJJ were lethal in the pick-and-roll down the stretch as Memphis erased a 14-point deficit and turned it into a fairly comfortable victory. Jackson now has multiple threes in 10 consecutive games, three off Mike Miller's franchise record. Both guys are on the upswing and have a very real shot at finishing inside fantasy's top-50. There will be bumps in the road but the Grizzlies have to love what they're seeing out of their young core. More often than not, you can see how Memphis is a team that could vault into competitiveness again very soon.
January 5, 2020, 10:43 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. continued his strong play of late with 15 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three 3-pointers, three blocks and one steal on Sunday vs. the Suns.
The 3-pointers and blocks are rolling nowadays and it appears all of the early-season jitters are thoroughly in the past for JJJ owners. It's great he is continuing to thrive alongside the strong play of Jonas Valanciunas as well.
January 4, 2020, 7:11 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. was good for 24 points, six rebounds, four blocks and three 3-pointers in Saturday's road win.
The Grizzlies rolled into Staples Center and dropped 140 on the title favorites, proving that you can never really be sure of what the NBA will bring on any given night. JJJ is starting to roll towards early-round numbers and the only thing that can really limit him is foul trouble.
January 3, 2020, 12:49 amJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. fouled out of Thursday's loss to the Kings, but not before delivering 18 points, seven rebounds, a steal and three 3-pointers.
JJJ is starting to roll and he's beginning to look like the pricey draft day pick that fantasy GMs were hoping to build around. He's been a top-50/30 (8/9-cat) player over the last two weeks.
December 29, 2019, 11:14 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. went for a career-high 12 rebounds against the Hornets on Sunday, while also adding 14 points, two 3-pointers and two blocks.
JJJ did all of that in just over 25 minutes. That is quite the display of the sophomore's sky-high potential, and performances like this are beginning to become the norm as many projected. It is even better that Jonas Valanciunas (16 points on 7-of-8 shooting, nine rebounds, five assists) has been able to play well next Jackson Jr. lately. They are both looking like mid-round talents with JJJ carrying more boom or bust potential.
December 26, 2019, 10:45 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. put up 20 points (9-for-19 FG), four rebounds, four assists, two steals, three blocks and two 3-pointers in Thursday's win.
There has been lots of hemming and hawing about JJJ's output because he cost GMs a pretty penny in drafts, but the talented sophomore is starting to get in a groove and is now a top-65 guy on the year, and higher than that in the last month. As long as he can avoid fouling too frequently, the sky is the limit because of Jackson's ability to pile up defensive numbers by the handful.
December 21, 2019, 11:33 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. racked up three steals and four blocks to go with 18 points, five rebounds and two threes on Saturday.
JJJ got off to a rocky start this season but is a top-50 player in December with averages of 20.8 points, 1.7 blocks and a whopping 3.1 threes. You would like his rebounds to come up from 4.6 per game on the season, but his combination of threes and blocks makes him a unique fantasy asset. His value should climb towards his ADP as the season goes on if he can stay out of foul trouble.
December 20, 2019, 9:46 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. knocked down four 3-pointers on his way to scoring 24 points with three rebounds and two blocks on Friday.
The good news is JJJ played 34 minutes and was able to stay out of foul trouble. Jackson Jr. has plenty of upside and can be a breakout player in the second half of the season if he can keep his minutes up.
December 18, 2019, 10:31 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Foul trouble limited Jaren Jackson Jr. to just 16 minutes on Wednesday night, though he didn't drop a major dud with nine points, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer.
This was the main issue with JJJ last season, and though he's been able to cut down on the instances of foul-hampered games like this, he has only seen a modest increase in playing time this year — up to 27.5 mpg from 26.1 last year. The talented forward is sitting around the top-75, and he still has upside left if his playing time can spike.
December 16, 2019, 11:09 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. had a strong scoring game from beyond the arc on Monday with 15 points on 5-of-14 shooting while adding five triples, five boards, two assists and two steals.
JJJ scored all of his points from beyond the arc tonight, including some big triples late in the game to help the Grizzlies pull away with the win. He stayed out of foul trouble, logged 35 minutes and put up a big line. He just has to stay on the floor to return early mid-round value.