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.
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.