January 20, 2020, 5:43 pmJeff TeaguePG, Atlanta Hawks
Jeff Teague has an inauspicious debut in his second stint with the Hawks, scoring two points in 11 minutes.
This is just a reminder that Teague can be safely dropped in standard leagues now that he's assumed a role as Trae Young's direct backup. He doesn't offer enough per-minute upside to compensate for his shrunked role. Teague had been a nice, end-of-roster assists specialist in recent years, but he's off the fantasy radar unless he secures a large piece of the pie in the Hawks' rotation.
January 18, 2020, 9:54 pmJeff TeaguePG, Atlanta Hawks
Jeff Teague scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting with seven assists, one steal and one block in his Hawks return on Saturday.
Teague played 25 minutes but this game was a blowout and Trae Young only played 27 minutes. Young will play more minutes most nights and that should keep Teague as waiver-wire material in standard leagues.
January 18, 2020, 9:11 amJeff TeaguePG, Atlanta Hawks
Coach Lloyd Pierce said he expects new acquisitions Jeff Teague and Treveon Graham to be available on Saturday versus Pistons.
Teague was looking like a solid drop candidate as a backup for the Wolves lately with his minutes down. That is unlikely to change with the Hawks as they are set with Kevin Huerter and Trae Young as big-minute starters but maybe you'd like to wait a game or two to make sure. Teague has maintained late-round value thanks to his early-season production mostly due to assists and free-throw percentage although his steals rate is down significantly from prior seasons. He would likely need an injury in front of him to get back on the standard league map.
Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter
January 16, 2020, 6:10 pmJeff TeaguePG, Atlanta Hawks
The new acquisitions, Jeff Teague and Treveon Graham, will not make their debut in Friday's game against the Spurs.
Teague and Graham were traded from the Wolves to the Hawks in exchange for Allen Crabbe earlier on Thursday but will have to wait until they can play with their new team. Both players are not expected to play enough minutes to provide standard league relevance but it is a situation worth monitoring. The Hawks play again on Saturday.
Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter
January 16, 2020, 12:07 pmJeff TeaguePG, Atlanta Hawks
Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Hawks and Wolves have agreed to a swap of Allen Crabbe for Jeff Teague and Treveon Graham.
Teague returns to Atlanta, where he'll ride out the year as Trae Young's backup. It's a big get for the Hawks, as even though they're unlikely to make the playoffs, having Teague around should stabilize the second unit considerably and give Young a smart veteran to learn from over the next few months. Neither Crabbe nor Graham figure to see their roles change much, though Graham's days of occasional starts are probably done. Teague has been trending down and this deal makes him safe to drop in 12-team leagues if you hadn't already. He's not getting a starting gig back this season. For the forward thinkers, all players involved here are on expiring deals and the Hawks are now down to $2.6 million in cape space.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
January 9, 2020, 10:26 pmJeff TeaguePG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jeff Teague scored 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting with three boards, six assists, a block and a 3-pointer on Thursday.
Teague has been splitting time (25 minutes) with Shabazz Napier (20 minutes, nine points, two rebounds, four assists and a triple) and it's partly due to his knee issues, but we're still hanging on here. Even though the role is slightly diminished, he's still putting up solid value.
January 7, 2020, 10:22 pmShabazz NapierPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Shabazz Napier cooled off in Tuesday's loss to the Grizzlies, going 2-for-10 from the field to finish with six points, four assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in 25 minutes of action.
The pendulum is swinging back the other way as Jeff Teague posted 18 points, six assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes off the bench. If Napier were part of the young core then we wouldn't worry so much about his role, but he isn't and we will. Give him another game to see if this was a blip but don't cling too tightly in standard leagues.
January 5, 2020, 9:57 pmShabazz NapierPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Shabazz Napier remained hot vs. the Cavs, netting 21 points (8-of-10 FG), seven assists, two 3-pointers and one steal in the victory.
Even with the return of Andrew Wiggins, Napier still had 21 points and received 30 minutes of action. He easily outplayed Jeff Teague (17 minutes, five points, five assists) in his return as well. The good times could end at any moment, but keep throwing Napier out there until he gives you a reason not to.
January 5, 2020, 6:26 pmJeff TeaguePG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jeff Teague (right knee sprain) is available to play during Sunday's game versus the Cavs.
Teague may still come off of the bench, but the Karl-Anthony Towns out he sees an increase in usage. He is a risky DFS option, but this is a fantastic matchup versus the Cavs' backcourt.
Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter
January 5, 2020, 6:18 pmJeff TeaguePG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jeff Teague (right knee sprain) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game versus the Cavs.
If Teague is unable to play Shabazz Napier will be in line to draw another start and be an interesting DFS and streaming option. Jarret Culver will also get a nice boost, but Napier is the more attractive option.
Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter
January 4, 2020, 6:44 pmJeff TeaguePG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jeff Teague (right knee sprain) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Cavs.
It would be Teague's third straight game out of the lineup. Jarrett Culver and Shabazz Napier will likely split minutes at PG, particularly if Andrew Wiggins (illness) sits out another game. The Wolves have been one of the most unpredictable teams in terms of their return-from-injury timelines, frequently offering none. Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins have been listed as questionable for every game during the past week or week and a half, only to then be ruled out at game time. Similarly, Shabazz Napier took a long time to return after his hamstring strain and Jake Layman hasn't been spotted in over a month with what seemed like a minor toe sprain. Things are getting weird in Minneapolis, but if Teague plays that'll lend some stability to the situation.
Source: Timberwolves PR on Twitter
January 2, 2020, 6:30 pmJeff TeaguePG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jeff Teague (right knee) will not play in Thursday's game against the Warriors.
Teague will sit out for a second consecutive game on Thursday. Shabazz Napier could have fantasy value across all formats for as long as the Wolves are dealing with injuries to Teague and others. It is also worth noting that two-way player, Jordan McLaughlin, had his best game of his career against the Warriors the last time the two teams faced off and could be an intriguing low-cost DFS play.
Source: Jon Krawcynski on Twitter
January 2, 2020, 3:24 pmJeff TeaguePG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jeff Teague (right knee) is being listed as doubtful to play against the Warriors on Thursday.
The Wolves have an expansive injury list at the moment, but outside of Jake Layman, it looks as though Teague has the least chance of suiting up among the group. Shabazz Napier should continue to handle the starting PG spot in the meantime and is worth a look for at least as long as Teague remains out.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
January 1, 2020, 6:46 pmJeff TeaguePG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jeff Teague has been downgraded to out for Wednesday's tilt vs. the Bucks.
Teague joins Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Jake Layman as out for Thursday's game while Treveon Graham and Noah Vonleh are both questionable. With Teague now ruled out, Jarrett Culver and Shabazz Napier will handle the majority of the ball-handling duties and both can be looked at as streaming candidates and low-cost DFS plays.
Source: Danny Cunningham on Twitter
December 31, 2019, 11:00 pmJeff TeaguePG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jeff Teague (right knee) is doubtful to play on Wednesday.
Teague only logged 20 minutes on Monday, though he was able to return after leaving the game in the first half. Shabazz Napier is a decent stream on a light four-game night tomorrow.
Source: Kyle Ratke on Twitter