January 13, 2020, 7:03 pmJae CrowderPF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jae Crowder (right hip soreness) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Rockets.
De'Anthony Melton could be in line for more minutes if Crowder is out. The rebounds and steals help, but Crowder's scoring has been inconsistent of late.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
January 13, 2020, 6:59 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke (right thumb soreness) is questionable for Tuesday's game.
Clarke has provided 12.2 points and 5.8 rebounds in only 21.2 minutes per game this season. Solomon Hill is likely to move up in the rotation should Clarke be unavailable.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
January 13, 2020, 6:18 pmKyle AndersonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Kyle Anderson (right foot soreness) is questionable for Tuesday's game.
Anderson is hardly in the rotation lately. He's not worth rostering in most leagues even when he is healthy.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
January 12, 2020, 9:09 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas crushed the Warriors in Sunday's 122-102 win over the Warriors, needing 29 minutes to post 31 points (13-of-17 FG), 19 rebounds, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer.
The Warriors are sitting ducks this year and opposing centers are feasting. Valanciunas made quick work of Omari Spellman and company and is absolutely rolling along with top-50 value. Hopefully you were able to buy low after a quiet start to the year. Jaren Jackson Jr. was no slouch either, delivering 21 points, five rebounds, a steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes.
January 12, 2020, 9:03 pmTyus JonesPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Tyus Jones was able to collect 11 points, four assists, three steals and a 3-pointer in Sunday's home win over the Warriors.
Jones hasn't blossomed despite the change of scenery this year, actually averaging fewer minutes than he did in the guard-heavy Minnesota rotation last season. He remains a solid deep-league source of assists and steals but his sleeper appeal ended up being misplaced. Ja Morant had 11 points, seven rebounds, 10 assists and five turnovers, but we've come to expect much better nights out of the rookie.
January 12, 2020, 9:01 pmDe'Anthony MeltonPG, Memphis Grizzlies
De'Anthony Melton was able to fill out the box score in Sunday's easy win, posting 10 points, three rebounds, five assists, two steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer in 20 minutes off the bench.
The Warriors sure are generous, you have to give them that. Three players (Melton, Jae Crowder and Kyle Anderson) were able to grab three swipes apiece in this one but Melton is the most interesting for fantasy purposes. He's done well to play himself into the rotation this year and offers top-150 upside because of his ability to post lines like this. Crowder is probably a safer play but is more of a low-end grinder in 9-cat leagues.
January 10, 2020, 10:52 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant dropped a remarkable double-double including 22 points (11-for-20 shooting), a career-high 14 assists, seven rebounds and two steals as the Grizzlies defeated the Spurs 134-121 on Friday.
Ja Morant continues to put up an incredibly impressive rookie season and he and Jaren Jackson Jr. are really starting to find their groove. He is currently a top-75 player on the season and can finish higher if he stays healthy.
January 10, 2020, 10:48 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas finished Friday's win over the Spurs with 21 points (7-for-11 shooting), nine rebounds, three assists, a triple and a block.
Valanciunas has been locked in and playing well as the starting center in Memphis lately and there's no reason to think he can't keep it up. The Grizzlies are a young team looking to develop talent but they don't really have anyone who can replicate Valanciunas' skillset.
January 10, 2020, 10:45 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. led the Grizzlies with 24 points (8-for-11 shooting), five triples and three rebounds on Friday.
Jackson was on fire from downtown on Friday going 5-for-7 from distance. The shooting was nice but he missed out on the potential for a monster game by not putting up many rebounds and no defense. That said, the 3-point prowess seems to be growing here which is huge for his value moving forward.
January 10, 2020, 10:43 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks only went 8-for-20 from the field on Friday, but made it count with 22 points, six assists, five triples, four rebounds, two blocks and a steal in 31 minutes.
Friday night's line represents a more well-rounded stat profile than what we're used to from Brooks. The six assists and two blocks were especially welcome surprises. Brooks is worth rostering but becomes a quick drop candidate with an extended cold streak.
January 10, 2020, 10:41 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke scored 10 points (3-for-5), grabbed nine rebounds, dished four assists, swatted two shots and swiped one steal in Friday's win over the Spurs.
Clarke led the Grizzlies in bench minutes with 23 and posted a well-rounded line even hitting all four of his freebies. The only other bench player to make an impact was De'Anthony Melton who finished with 13 points, six assists, four rebounds, a triple and a block.
January 7, 2020, 10:41 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies' bright future was on display in Tuesday's 119-112 comeback win over the Wolves, with Ja Morant posting 25 points (12-for-18 shooting), four rebounds, seven assists and a steal and Jaren Jackson Jr. delivering 21 points (7-of-15 shooting), seven rebounds, a steal, three blocks and four 3-pointers.
Morant and JJJ were lethal in the pick-and-roll down the stretch as Memphis erased a 14-point deficit and turned it into a fairly comfortable victory. Jackson now has multiple threes in 10 consecutive games, three off Mike Miller's franchise record. Both guys are on the upswing and have a very real shot at finishing inside fantasy's top-50. There will be bumps in the road but the Grizzlies have to love what they're seeing out of their young core. More often than not, you can see how Memphis is a team that could vault into competitiveness again very soon.
January 7, 2020, 10:37 pmJae CrowderPF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jae Crowder delivered 14 points, eight rebounds, three assists, five steals and a 3-pointer on Tuesday night.
Crowder has been rolling and filled out the box score despite taking just six shots on the night. He belongs in all lineups until further notice, though when things get back to normal he'll be a 50/50 hold in 8-cat leagues and just a late-round option in 9-cat.
January 7, 2020, 10:35 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks scored 28 points on 11-of-20 shooting in Tuesday's win over the Wolves, adding a steal and two 3-pointers.
The scoring and efficiency are great, obviously, but the lack of production elsewhere underscores how flimsy the fantasy value is here. Brooks is locked in as a starter and is on a nice run here, but the upside is fairly low. Don't be afraid to set him loose in 12-team leagues when this hot streak ends.
January 7, 2020, 10:32 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas only logged 22 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Wolves, finishing with four points, seven rebounds, a steal and a block.
The Grizzlies were able to complete a 14-point comeback and won the game by scoring 37 points in the final frame, so Taylor Jenkins just stuck with the unit that was working. Don't think about this one too much.