Memphis Grizzlies

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  • JA Morant
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Ja Morant is the overwhelming favorite to win the 2019-20 Rookie of the Year award, according to a new ESPN poll.

    The poll consists of national and international reporters as well as a mixture of local beat writers from across the league. Ja Morant wound up garnering all 70 first-place votes. Morant has been leading the pack all year, but Zion Williamson started to make things interesting since making his debut, albeit in only 19 games. Morant, who has appeared in 59 games, is averaging 17.6 points and 6.9 assists while leading Memphis to a potential playoff berth.

    Source: ESPN

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Teammate Dillon Brooks hinted that before the season was abruptly suspended, Justise Winslow (back) was going to enter the Grizzlies starting lineup.

    Winslow was gearing up to make his Grizzlies debut right as the season hit a pause. There was speculation as to what his role and minutes would look like when he did return to the court, so this is an interesting note from the team's starting shooting guard. With more time to get his conditioning back up to par, Winslow could potentially be looking at a full workload as the team's starting small forward when/if the season resumes.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Justise Winslow (back soreness) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Winslow has only played 11 games this season and will likely be eased in slowly. The Grizzlies are deep at the wing positions and Winslow will likely have to fight for minutes even when he is at full strength. Winslow is outside the top-250 in his small sample size this season and can be left on the waiver wire until he can string together a few good games. His return could impact Josh Jackson and De'Anthony Melton.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Dillon Brooks
    SF, 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

  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valanciunas continued his run of dominance on Tuesday, dropping 27 points (9-of-10 FG) and adding 16 boards in 35 minutes in a 120-115 loss to the Magic.

    He only missed one shot tonight and even added two defensive stats (one block, one steal). Valanciunas can comfortably be slotted in as a starting center in all fantasy formats and should be entrenched in lineups throughout the fantasy playoffs. He is averaging nearly 18 points and over 16 rebounds per game over the past two weeks. He can really gobble up the boards.

  • JA Morant
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Ja Morant put up 21 points, five assists and four rebounds on Tuesday in a loss to the Magic, playing 25 minutes and finishing 7-of-16 from the floor and 1-for-5 from deep.

    Morant is somewhat of a handcuff in shallower leagues, as he posts consistent production but hardly ever has the "big game" that fantasy GMs covet. He is fun to employ on your fantasy roster simply because of his highlight-reel plays and the hype he has (rightfully) received. However, his value has slipped outside the top-125 and that puts him on the fringes in 12-team leagues. Keep utilizing him if you have him.

  • Dillon Brooks
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Dillon Brooks had 21 points (7-of-16 FG, 4-of-7 3PT) in 33 minutes of play on Tuesday vs. the Magic, adding an assist and a steal.

    Brooks has really fallen off since providing top-100 value earlier in the season, in part because he offers nothing besides points, a couple of rebounds and some 3-pointers on a nightly basis. Don't be tempted by his 20-point efforts as they frequently tend to disguise his empty stat lines.

  • Jaren 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

  • Brandon Clarke
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Brandon Clarke (right quad) is progressing well in his recovery and the team expects him to return at some point this season.

    The team didn't specify a timetable for his return but they did say that they expect their rookie to return before the season ends. With the fantasy playoffs upon us, it is hard to justify rostering Clarke in standard leagues without a timetable for his return unless the league has injury reserve spots.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Justise Winslow (back soreness) has been assigned to the Memphis Hustle on Monday to practice with the team and will be recalled immediately afterwards.

    Winslow hasn't played with his new Grizzlies teammates since being traded to Memphis from Miami since near the trade deadline, but it sounds like he could be close to making his debut with the young team. Winslow hasn't done much to move the needle for fantasy teams this season, but he was the key piece the Grizzlies received for Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill. He could pay off down the stretch for teams in the playoffs, but might take a few games to get there. There's no word he'll play for sure yet, but if you've got a bye week, he's not the worst flier to take.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Jontay Porter
    C-F, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Grizzlies have signed Jontay Porter.

    Porter went undrafted last year after missing the 2018-19 campaign due to a knee injury suffered in a preseason scrimmage. As a freshman at Missouri the year prior, Porter averaged 9.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.7 blocks in 24.5 mpg.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Josh Jackson
    SF, 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.

  • JA Morant
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Ja Morant got the better of Trae Young on Saturday, upstaging him with an impressive performance highlighted by his 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting (4-of-4 from deep).

    Morant was all over the place, giving the Hawks all sorts of headaches. He added five rebounds, six dimes, three steals and one block to the box. While his 4-of-6 run at the free throw line and the six committed turnovers might have soured his already sweet line a bit, his overall performance was laudable and simply impressive, making him one of the more intriguing sophomores to watch out for in 2020-21.

  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valanciunas was a man among boys on Saturday, leading the Grizzlies to a 118-101 victory over the Hawks with a 27-point (10-of-13 shooting), 17-rebound game, complemented by two assistss and three blocks.

    Valanciunas not only racked up yet another double-double but he got this one with extreme prejudice, Terminator-style, establishing dominance in the paint from the get-go and bullying the hapless Hawks all the way. He's been a beast on the glass lately, averaging 14.3 rebounds per game over his last 10.

  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valanciunas put up another double-double on Friday vs. the Mavs, winding up with 14 points on 7-of-8 FG, 11 boards and an assist in the loss.

    Valanciunas has been a fantasy stud yet again this season. He has finished inside the top-80 for the past four consecutive seasons and is once again producing that kind of value. Valanciunas actually ranks 40th over his last 26 games and he needs to be a starting center in every fantasy league in every format.