August 5, 2020, 1:15 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke will make his fourth NBA start on Wednesday against the Jazz.
Jaren Jackson Jr. has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury. That makes Clarke a prime candidate to increase his productivity going forward. Clarke averaged 12.1 points and 5.8 rebounds during the regular season while shooting 62.4 percent from the floor.
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August 4, 2020, 6:40 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. (knee) has been ruled out of the remainder of the season after suffering a torn meniscus.
Jackson suffered the injury in Monday's loss to the Pelicans after making contact with an opponent's knee. This is a brutal blow for the Grizzlies who are currently the eighth seed in the Western Conference. Jackson had been playing well leading up to the injury and his absence could open up more playing time for Brandon Clarke, Anthony Tolliver and even Gorgui Dieng.
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August 3, 2020, 10:23 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. filled the stat sheet on Monday against the Pelicans en route to a team-leading 22 points.
Jackson shot 7-for-17 from the field while chipping in with two rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal. Jackson made nearly 40 percent from long range during the regular season. However, he only sank two of his eight attempts versus the Pelicans.
August 2, 2020, 8:10 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. had another strong game as the Grizzlies fell 106-108 to the Spurs on Sunday, going for 21 points (8-of-13 FG), two triples, three rebounds, two steals, two blocks and three turnovers.
Jackson is an integral part of the Grizzlies' attack, and his ability to register blocks and 3-pointers in bunches makes him a highly coveted fantasy asset. While the Grizzlies are 0-2 to start the resumption of play, JJJ is going to continue being a focal point over these final six games. He's only raising the expectations for drafts next season.
July 31, 2020, 7:54 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. torched the Blazers in the Grizzlies' first game back in action at the NBA bubble in Orlando, finishing with 33 points (6-of-15 3PT), three rebounds, one block and one steal in 43 minutes.
The Blazers ultimately came out victorious in OT, but JJJ showed a lot of effort in this one. He mixed it up, hitting six shots from deep and four from inside the paint (10-of-22 FG). It's easy to forget this guy is still only 20 years old. He will be going extremely high in fantasy drafts going into 2020-21 and is one of the top dynasty players in the league.
July 28, 2020, 4:37 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson fouled out in just 20 minutes, finishing with 11 points as well as three rebounds, two steals and two blocks during Tuesday's 128-110 scrimmage victory over the Heat.
Jackson struggled with foul issues for the second straight game, something that continues to plague the impressive sophomore. While his talent is unquestioned, Jackson still has a lot to learn when it comes to showing control on the defensive end of the floor. His inability to play consistent minutes does cap his fantasy value, leaving him as a top-40 target for this eight-game period.
July 26, 2020, 10:53 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. put up 10 points on 10 shot attempts before fouling out in 21 minutes in a loss to the Rockets on Sunday.
Jackson Jr. flashed his defensive skills with two steals and two blocks on the night. He also knocked down two of his four attempts from beyond the arc. He continues to be a crucial part of the Grizzlies offense and it appears that he and Ja Morant have developed some fanatastic chemistry on the court.
July 24, 2020, 5:53 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. had a classic display vs. the Sixers during an 83-90 defeat, posting 13 points, three rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer, one steal and one block on Friday.
Jackson had a team-high 27 minutes, and it was nice to see him put up a full line for the day. If he had hit a few more triples (1-of-6 3PTS) the performance would have been even better. He's a significant part of the Grizzlies plans and figures to be a strong asset when the regular season resumes in Orlando. Few big men can chip in across the board like JJJ.
July 13, 2020, 11:09 amJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. finished his second season ranked 65/66 in 8/9-cat leagues, averaging 16.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game.
After an impressive rookie campaign, expectations were high for Jackson, as he came into the year with an ADP just inside the top-40. Although he did not quite live up to those standards he did manage to improve on his overall rankings and jumped from top-90 to top-70. The long, 6'11" forward provides a combination of shooting and defense no other player in the league can. Jackson is the only player in the NBA to average over 2.5 3PM and 1.6 blocks per game on at least 46% shooting from the field. The substantial increase from 2.4 3PA last year to 6.3 this year, while shooting just under 40% from deep has made him an unique offensive threat. While his block numbers already have him in an elite category we would like to see the big man assert himself more often on the glass and increase his rebound stats from his 4.7 per game career average. The tools are there, we just hope JJJ can continue to improve and solidify himself as a superior fantasy option.
July 1, 2020, 7:21 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Head coach Taylor Jenkins told the media that they are "looking good, feeling good" in regards to the health of Jaren Jackson Jr. (left knee), Brandon Clarke (right quad) and Justise Winslow (back soreness).
Jackson and Clarke missed nine and eight games respectively prior to the shutdown while Winslow has yet to play a game for the Grizzlies due to an ongoing back injury. This appears to be great news for the young team as they will be at full strength when the league does resume. Clarke and Jackson definitely have fantasy appeal as they both finished inside the top-80 on the season. Winslow has potential but he is the riskiest of the three based on a brand new situation and the back injury that has caused him to miss 53 games so far this season. It is probably best to avoid Winslow for the league resumption and re-evaluate his fantasy value prior to the 2020-21 campaign.
Source: Michael Wallace on Twitter
March 9, 2020, 4:26 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. (left knee soreness) and Justise Winslow (back soreness) are expected to return to action within the next week.
JJJ should be rostered as he can still impact fantasy GMs looking to win their championships. His eventual return will negatively impact Gorgui Dieng. Winslow is someone to add to watch-lists as he has struggled to stay healthy throughout the season. He does have upside that can help teams but it is unclear what his role will be upon his return. Kyle Anderson and Josh Jackson will likely lose minutes to Winslow when he does return.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
February 24, 2020, 10:22 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke will get the start on Monday vs. the Clippers in place of Jaren Jackson Jr. (left knee injury).
There was some uncertainty about Jackson's replacement in the starting lineup. Gorgui Dieng was another option, and it's possible that the Grizzlies decide to give him a shot as well. However, this is Clarke's best chance to showcase his talents so far. Make sure you're starting him if you're fortunate enough to have him.
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February 23, 2020, 2:15 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. (sprained knee) will be re-evaluated in two weeks after getting injured in Friday's game.
With JJJ gone, it's basically Brandon Clarke season and if he's somehow available in your league go get him now. On Wednesday Clarke came off of the bench and put up 28 points, six rebounds, two steals and a block on 12-of-14 shooting and there's much more of that on the way.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
February 22, 2020, 12:32 amJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. hurt his knee in Friday's game and is doubtful to return.
JJJ logged just 16 minutes in this one and put up seven points on 1-of-3 shooting with four rebounds, one assist and one steal. Before getting hobbled, he was a team-worst minus-21 in the +/- column so it was just a matter of adding an injury to the already insulting evening. Brandon Clarke started the second half in his stead.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
February 13, 2020, 12:22 amBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke played well on Wednesday, exploding off the bench for 28 points on 12-of-14 shooting with six rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block as the Grizzlies snuck a 111-104 win over the Blazers.
Clarke outshined Jaren Jackson Jr. (eight points, five rebounds, three blocks), who was slowed by foul trouble for most of the game. Clarke has been a top-80 player over the last month and should be able to hold steady in that range ROS.