January 5, 2020, 10:51 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas led the Grizzlies to a 121-114 victory over the Suns on Sunday, tallying 30 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three 3-pointers, two blocks and one steal.
This was a complete line top-to-bottom from Valanciunas. He did all of this damage in under 27 minutes. Right around now is the sell-high moment you have been waiting for, as Valanciunas is unlikely to do this in limited minutes very often, and the Grizzlies are not about to give him the keys to the team. Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. remain the future cornerstones for the franchise.
January 5, 2020, 10:43 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. continued his strong play of late with 15 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three 3-pointers, three blocks and one steal on Sunday vs. the Suns.
The 3-pointers and blocks are rolling nowadays and it appears all of the early-season jitters are thoroughly in the past for JJJ owners. It's great he is continuing to thrive alongside the strong play of Jonas Valanciunas as well.
January 5, 2020, 10:37 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant went for 13 points, seven assists, one 3-pointer and six turnovers against the Suns on Sunday.
The turnovers remain a big setback but everything else is slowly rounding into form. Morant should only improve with time but you have to balance that with the shutdown possibilities as the end of the season draws near later in the year.
January 5, 2020, 10:32 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks chipped in 19 points (five 3-pointers) on Sunday against the Suns, but little else over his 30 minutes.
This is the dilemma with Brooks. He is good for 3-pointers and when he shoots well the points figure is useful. Beyond that, he brings little else to the table, and he is still shooting under .410 percent for the season. He is more a 14-team candidate at this point, but try to ride the wave when you can.
January 4, 2020, 7:13 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks put up 22 points and six 3-pointers in Saturday's blowout win over the Clippers.
Brooks went 6-of-9 from behind the arc but just 2-of-10 from 2-point range, but fantasy GMs won't complain too much. The third-year guard is just inside the top-150 on the year but isn't someone that needs to be on rosters in 12-team leagues because his stat set doesn't offer much upside.
January 4, 2020, 7:11 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. was good for 24 points, six rebounds, four blocks and three 3-pointers in Saturday's road win.
The Grizzlies rolled into Staples Center and dropped 140 on the title favorites, proving that you can never really be sure of what the NBA will bring on any given night. JJJ is starting to roll towards early-round numbers and the only thing that can really limit him is foul trouble.
January 4, 2020, 7:10 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant posted 22 points, four rebounds, nine assists and a 3-pointer in Saturday's win over the Clippers.
Morant's highlight came when he shattered poor Jerome Robinson's ankles, stared him down and then drilled a three. He's cooking and should only improve as the season wears on, with an outside shot at early-round numbers.
January 4, 2020, 7:08 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke finished Saturday's win with eight points and six rebounds in 18 minutes.
Clarke remains a middle-round option and this makes two straight quiet games, so the buy-low window has been propped open.
January 4, 2020, 7:08 pmJae CrowderPF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jae Crowder played through left ankle soreness on Saturday and the Grizzlies are thankful that he did, as the forward put up 27 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, three steals, three blocks and six 3-pointers.
Crowder also went 10-of-17 from the field and if this weren't an 11-game night it would almost surely go down as the best fantasy line of the day. He's been a solid late-round guy on the season and has a definite 9-cat lean, but you can consider him a solid play in all formats given his recent run.
January 3, 2020, 7:54 pmJae CrowderPF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jae Crowder is questionable to face off against the Clippers on Saturday with left ankle soreness.
Crowder was able to perform well in his return from the same injury, but it appears he's not yet 100 percent healthy. Stay tuned for updates closer to tip off.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
January 3, 2020, 12:57 amDe'Anthony MeltonPG, Memphis Grizzlies
De'Anthony Melton had another strong showing on Thursday with 16 points, five rebounds and a steal in 22 minutes.
Melton, despite 16.8 mpg on the season, is snugly inside the top-150. He looks to have taken the backup point guard job from Tyus Jones and is on the radar in all formats, especially for those GMs who need steals. Melton's a promising young talent that the Grizzlies got for basically nothing. It's another nice feather in the cap of an organization whose turnaround has gone well in its early steps.
January 3, 2020, 12:55 amJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant posted 23 points, seven assists and a matching seven turnovers in Thursday's road loss.
Morant went 8-for-13 from the field and also added two triples. The turnovers are the only blemish on this line, but on the full year he's averaging a respectable — considering he's a rookie PG that's been given the keys to the car — 3.1 turnovers per game. Morant's a safe top-100 guy with plenty of upside.
January 3, 2020, 12:54 amJae CrowderPF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jae Crowder (sore left ankle) looked no worse for wear on Thursday night, putting up 19 points, four rebounds, six assists and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes of action.
Crowder has been able to come through with top-160 value on the full season but he's been more of a top-200 guy lately. This line is certainly a step in the right direction, and Crowder should be on rosters in 14-team formats.
January 3, 2020, 12:52 amJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas finished Thursday's game with 18 points, 12 rebounds and two 3-pointers while going 7-of-12 from the field.
Valanciunas is on a nice run with double digit points in his last eight games and at least nine boards in 10 of his last 12. The big man might not play as many minutes as he could (just 29 tonight and 25.0 mpg on the year) but it's not going to stop JV from posting top-75 value.
January 3, 2020, 12:49 amJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. fouled out of Thursday's loss to the Kings, but not before delivering 18 points, seven rebounds, a steal and three 3-pointers.
JJJ is starting to roll and he's beginning to look like the pricey draft day pick that fantasy GMs were hoping to build around. He's been a top-50/30 (8/9-cat) player over the last two weeks.