August 8, 2020, 7:24 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant was huge for the Nuggets on Saturday, coming off the bench to end with 21 points, two rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one rebound in 47 minutes.
Grant had his best game since arriving in Orlando, pouring in 21 points to go with four combined defensive stats. Paul Millsap continues to start for the Nuggets but saw only 22 minutes in the double-overtime marathon. Grant has a fantasy-friendly game but his role is typically too uncertain to allow him to reach his full potential. With that being said, he has been putting up top-80 numbers and deserves a roster spot in all formats.
August 7, 2020, 6:52 pmWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton's knee injury will force him to miss another game on Saturday against the Jazz.
Barton has not appeared in a bubble game to date, and his prospects for being playoff ready when the regular season is complete is starting to look murky. It would be a shame for the Nuggets if he were not able to get some reps in before the playoffs. While Barton is out, Troy Daniels will have a nice opportunity if he is able to play as he is currently listed as questionable with right hip tightness. Paul Millsap and Jerami Grant will also benefit with Barton out.
Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter
August 6, 2020, 11:10 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant started for a resting Paul Millsap on Thursday and took advantage of the opportunity, chipping in 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting with three rebounds, two assists, two 3s and one block in 28 minutes.
It's been well-established that Grant can bring the fantasy goods when he's given the playing time and opportunity, so tonight's performance shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. Expect a bit of regression when Millsap returns in their next game.
August 5, 2020, 9:02 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant scored 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting with two threes, one steal and one block in a 132-126 win vs. the Spurs on Wednesday.
Grant bounced back after only scoring two points in 34 minutes vs. the Thunder on Monday. Grant is being relied on heavily with Will Barton, Jamal Murray and Gary Harris sidelined for all of the restart games so far. Grant will see his minutes and offensive production dwindle once those three players return. The emergence of Michael Porter Jr. could also put a squeeze on Grant's playing time moving forward.
August 3, 2020, 8:51 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap ended with 17 points, six rebounds, two assists, and a steal in Monday's overtime win over the Thunder.
Despite averaging 24.5 minutes during the regular season, Millsap can deliver steady performances especially with the likes of Will Barton sidelined due to injury. Meanwhile, Jerami Grant had a quiet game with just two points in 34 minutes off the bench.
August 1, 2020, 6:23 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant shot 7-of-14 from the field on his way to a team-high 19 points to go with two rebounds and one assist during Saturday's loss to the Heat.
Grant came off the bench behind Paul Millsap, matching Nikola Jokic with a team-high 19 points. Grant has certainly had an interesting season for the Nuggets with periods where he was putting up fringe top-50 numbers. Unfortunately, he is typically going to see his playing time capped as long as Millsap is healthy, limiting his fantasy upside.
July 9, 2020, 6:40 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant averaged 11.6 points, 1.4 3s, 3.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.8 blocks on .471 shooting in 64 games for 175/163 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
Grant had very low-end value throughout the season when he came off the bench, but when Paul Millsap missed time, Grant emerged as a huge winner. Next season he may play on a different team and if he lands in the right spot, you can expect top-100 value rather than the low-end play you got from him this season. He's still young and put up some big games when he was given the opportunity so there's still a lot to love from Grant.
July 1, 2020, 3:16 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nuggets coach Mike Malone said that Nikola Jokic "feels great" after suffering from the coronavirus and is expected to join the team in Orlando.
It was reported in late June that Jokic tested positive for COVID-19. However, he was said to be feeling fine and could potentially play in games when they resume. The center has averaged 20.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, 6.9 assists, and 1.2 steals in 2019-20. Jerami Grant and Mason Plumlee would see more playing time if Jokic is held out of action.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
May 10, 2020, 7:48 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant is not expected to pick up his player option worth $9 million for the 2020-21 season with the Nuggets.
It's not a surprise that Grant would be looking to test free agency at this point. Over the last two seasons, he has made significant advances as a 3-pointer shooter, and that development is critical in giving Grant the offensive value to compliment his defensive chops. Despite receiving 26.2 minutes per game in a crowded Nuggets' rotation, Grant has still had a productive campaign with 11.6 points on .471 shooting from the field, along with 1.4 3-pointers, 0.8 blocks, 0.7 steals and an upward trending .744 free-throw percentage. He'll be a popular free agent target and the Nuggets will have interest if Paul Millsap does not return, but wherever Grant ends up he is going to be a standard league player at a minimum.
Source: The Athletic
March 9, 2020, 11:31 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant came off the bench on Monday and scored 19 points on 6-of-13 shooting to go with six rebounds, three assists, a steal, a block and three 3-pointers.
Grant had a great night off the bench and it was a rare game where Paul Millsap (20 points, 8-of-15 shooting to go with 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal and three triples) also played well. These games are rare and as long as Millsap is starting, he's the guy to own.
March 5, 2020, 9:50 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant had a disappointing outing off the bench on Thursday, scoring 11 points in 28 minutes but only adding two boards, two assists and two defensive counters.
Grant was efficient but largely quiet in this one. Luckily, he doesn't tend to hurt fantasy owners much with his play but it's hard to expect consistent value from Grant when Paul Millsap plays his allotment of about 20 minutes. Millsap played 20 minutes here and scored 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting with four boards.
March 1, 2020, 10:05 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant registered another productive outing on Sunday vs. the Raptors, putting together 16 points (4-of-4 FT), two 3-pointers, six assists, three rebounds and four turnovers.
The turnovers were an anomaly for the usually efficient Grant, and it was a surprise to see him put up six assists. Paul Millsap was out for this game, allowing Grant to pick up some extra time. Grant's been playing well in general, and deserve to be owned in standard leagues. His value can sneak up on you at times, but Grant is even contributing as a scorer right now, and when that's the case he can quickly return mid-round numbers.
February 29, 2020, 12:58 amJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant was productive yet again in 29 minutes off the bench in Friday's 103-132 loss to the Clippers, providing the Nuggets with 20 points (5-of-15 FGs, 8-of-10 FTs), four rebounds, two assists, two steals, two treys and one block.
It appears that Grant is fully engaged on both ends of the floor, which has allowed him to be stay productive despite returning to a reserve role. Paul Millsap was nothing short of a hot mess in his 21 minutes as the starting four, delivering zero points (0-of-2 shooting), three rebounds, two assists and one block. Grant's the guy to own right now. That's for sure. Give him a look in case he was dropped in your league.
February 25, 2020, 11:52 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant led the Nuggets with a team-high 29 points on 12-of-16 shooting, adding five boards, three treys and one assist in 29 minutes.
In case the math slipped you by, Grant scored one point per minute, which is obviously impressive. That said, he's been trending down and was a big drop candidate since moving back to the bench. This was a blowout game, so play it prudent and wait and see with Grant for now.
February 13, 2020, 1:32 amJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant started on Wednesday, sending Paul Millsap to the bench and made the most of his opportunity, posting 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting with seven rebounds, one assist, one triple and one steal in 38 minutes.
Grant's a must-add again after this performance. While he's been yo-yoing from fantasy rosters all season, it's possible that the Nuggets may want to preserve Millsap (10 points, four rebounds, four assists, two steals, 20 minutes) for the playoffs. As long as Grant is starting and playing over 28 minutes, he's worth a spot in standard-league rosters.