July 13, 2020, 11:53 amJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
After spending most of the year in the G-League, Josh Jackson averaged 10.4 points per game in 18 appearances off the bench for Memphis.
Jackson's NBA struggles have been well documented and after two dismal seasons in Phoenix to start his career he landed with Memphis' G League affiliate to start the 2019-20 season. He made his debut for the big club in late January and appeared in the final 18 games of the season, averaging 10.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 19.8 minutes per game. It is worth mentioning that the majority of his production came in garbage time as he played over 20 minutes 11 times and only one of them came in a game that was decided by less than 10 points. Whether or not he can prove his worth as a former fourth overall pick remains to be seen but outside of deep-leagues he provides little-to-no fantasy value until further notice.
March 11, 2020, 8:11 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks (groin soreness) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Blazers.
Brooks is a top-175 player on the season but is outside the top-325 over the past month. Brooks is averaging 15.3 points with 2.0 threes on .349 shooting over the past month. He can be streamed for points if you don't care about field goal percentage, but it's tough to hold him even in 14-team leagues recently. De'Anthony Melton would be the big winner if Brooks sits out. Josh Jackson and Tyus Jones would likely absorb the rest of Brooks' minutes if he sits out.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
March 7, 2020, 11:11 pmJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Josh Jackson led the Grizzlies bench in minutes with 22 on Saturday and promptly filled the stat sheet with 17 points (6-of-15 shooting), four rebounds, three assists, one triple, one steal and one block.
Jackson has been providing standard-league serviceable lines over his last few games, doing what he does, chipping in a little bit across the board. Give him a look if your team could use a glue guy at the end of its bench.
March 6, 2020, 11:51 pmJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Josh Jackson had another solid game on Friday, finishing with 16 points (7-for-15 FG, 2-for-8 3PT), two rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes of floor time.
Jackson was not particularly good shooting the ball from deep tonight, but he shot it well from inside the arc and he only turned the ball over once. Jackson has worked his way inside the top-120 over the past seven games with Jaren Jackson Jr. on the shelf. The Grizzlies seem to be willing to give him some run and have fully embraced "re-developing" Jackson. He qualifies as a nice streaming option for fantasy owners fighting for playoff victories or playoff positioning.
March 4, 2020, 9:58 pmJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Josh Jackson led the Grizzlies with 19 points in Wednesday's cakewalk against the Nets.
Jackson added two steals and four triples in just 17 minutes and is continuing to pad his resume as a late-round fantasy producer of late. The Grizzlies aren't exactly swimming with depth right now so Jackson is worth a short-term look, though we would expect him to return to deep-league territory once Memphis gets its injured players back. Jackson's percentages can be terrible but if you need counting stats there are certainly worse places to turn these days.
March 4, 2020, 9:11 pmJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Josh Jackson returned on Wednesday vs. the Nets after leaving for the locker room in the first half.
Jackson is a top-130 player over the past two weeks and is worth holding in 16-team leagues. He is worth throwing on a watch list in shallower formats, but it isn't likely his value will increase this season.
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March 4, 2020, 8:37 pmJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Josh Jackson headed to the locker room on Wednesday vs. the Nets.
Jackson had a 16-point performance on Monday with four threes, two steals and three blocks. That was a high point for Jackson and he is more of a 16-team league player. If he misses time his minutes would likely be spread across De'Anthony Melton, Kyle Anderson and Dillon Brooks.
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March 2, 2020, 10:59 pmJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Josh Jackson's Monday line was encouraging, as he provided 16 points (4-of-11 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs), three rebounds, four assists, two steals, three blocks and four 3-pointers in 24 minutes.
Jackson did it all on Monday, even missing a breakaway dunk horribly. Granted, Jaren Jackson Jr. (left knee injury) and Brandon Clarke (right quadriceps injury) are missing, but it's great to see Josh Jackson showing signs of life. He's still little more than a flier for some decent production across the board.
February 28, 2020, 11:35 pmJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Josh Jackson had a decent deep-league game on Friday with nine points, three rebounds, three assists and a 3-pointer.
Against all odds, Jackson has returned to the NBA and carved out a rotation spot, posting top-130 value over the last two weeks. He's not for any teams concerned with the percentages but this sort of modest multi-cat line makes him a decent add in 16-team formats.
February 26, 2020, 11:16 pmDe'Anthony MeltonPG, Memphis Grizzlies
De'Anthony Melton started on Wednesday and scored nine points with seven boards, three assists and one steal in 24 minutes.
Melton got the start in a small-ball lineup vs. the Rockets with Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke sidelined. Melton is worth holding in standard leagues as a steals-specialist with upside. He should be a top-100 player in 26 minutes per game given his strong per-minute production. He will have to fight Josh Jackson (five points and five rebounds in 23 minutes on Wednesday) for playing time, but it looks like he has the inside track and is the safer option over Jackson.
February 25, 2020, 6:30 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke (right hip soreness) is being listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.
The injury is untimely as Jaren Jackson Jr. has been ruled out for the next two weeks. Without Clarke and Jackson, Josh Jackson may slide his way into the starting lineup while Gorgui Dieng and De'Anthony Melton should see additional minutes as well. Josh Jackson looks like the highest upside of the group while both of the team's top PF's are out.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
February 25, 2020, 1:13 amJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Josh Jackson started the second half of Monday's game for an injured Brandon Clarke and put up a mixed bag, going 4-for-12 from the field for 14 points, two 3s, five rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 26 minutes.
Jackson, who is coming off a season-high 20 points on Friday, could be in line for a starting role if Clarke misses time. He's struggled with shooting efficiency during his time with the Suns, so there's a bit of a caveat to our reco to grab him in 14-teamers or deeper.
February 22, 2020, 1:23 amJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Josh Jackson put up a season-high 20 points in Friday's loss to the Lakers, shooting 9-for-12 from the field and hitting two 3-pointers plus grabbing three rebounds.
This makes it back to back games where Jackson has pinged in deep-league radars. He scored 11 points in his last game, so he's definitely someone to keep an eye on for value moving forward. Kyle Anderson started at SF but was mostly quiet in his 22 minutes with just seven points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal to his name.
January 31, 2020, 11:06 pmJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Josh Jackson benefitted from a healthy serving of garbage time on Friday to record his best performance of the season with 13 points (6-of-14 shooting) with five rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer and two steals in a team-high 29 minutes.
A bit of context here. The Grizzlies were without Jaren Jackson Jr. (suspension) and the game was way out of reach early. Jackson was playing well in the G League before getting called up, so he's worth monitoring if you're in 16-team leagues or deeper.
January 29, 2020, 10:25 pmJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Josh Jackson played five minutes in his debut for the Grizzlies and scored three points with one rebound.
Jackson earned all his points at the line shooting 3-of-3. He was limited to five minutes in a 127-106 loss to the Knicks which is telling for what his role is on this team. He is unlikely to make noise outside of deeper leagues this season and isn't an attractive stash in dynasty leagues.