Monte Morris

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  • Monte Morris
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Monte Morris drew the start with Jamal Murray (left hamstring tightness) out on Wednesday, scoring 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting with four assists, one steal and zero turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Morris is a great backup point guard and has a 5.0 assist to turnover ratio on the season, earning him the number 2 spot in that stat for the second straight season. Morris will continue to fill in as the starting point guard until Jamal Murray returns, which could be as soon as Thursday vs. the Blazers. Morris is worth streaming in standard leagues when he's starting and can be worth rostering in 16-team leagues when he's coming off the bench for his assists and low turnovers.

  • Jamal Murray
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Jamal Murray has been downgraded to out ahead of Wednesday's contest vs. the Spurs as he continues to deal with left hamstring tightness.

    This means that Monte Morris will once again draw the start and is worth a play in resumption leagues as long as Murray is sidelined. Through two games, Morris has averaged 33.5 mpg and is returning seventh-round value. Michael Porter Jr. should also continue to see more shot attempts and is a worthy DFS play as well as resumption leagues. Murray joins Will Barton and Gary Harris as inactive for the contest and the three will have another opportunity to play on Thursday vs. the Blazers.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Jamal Murray
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Jamal Murray (left hamstring tightness) remains questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Spurs.

    The Nuggets want to be cautious with Murray, who has averaged 18.8 points and 4.8 assists. Monte Morris has scored a total of 30 points during two bubble games and will continue to see meaningful action if Murray stays on the sidelines.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Jamal Murray
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Mike Malone deemed Jamal Murray (hamstring), Will Barton (knee) and Gary Harris (hip) "very questionable" for Monday's game.

    That's not great news for a Nuggets team that is trying to hold onto the third seed in a competitive Western Conference. Their big concern is being healthy for the playoffs, of course, but this many absences will make it tough for Denver to get its act together during the seeding games. Monte Morris started on Saturday with Murray out, and PJ Dozier logged 16 minutes off the bench. Michael Porter Jr. was also elevated into the starting lineup but battled foul trouble and didn't do much with his opportunity. Torrey Craig should also get minutes if the Nuggets are without their top two wing options in Barton and Harris. Morris and Porter are the only two alternatives we'd feel comfortable with in fantasy lineups.

    Source: Kendra Andrews on Twitter

  • Monte Morris
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Monte Morris was given the starting nod on Saturday, ending with 13 points to go with five assists and three rebounds in 28 minutes.

    The Nuggets were forced to reshuffle their lineup after a number of players were ruled out prior to tipoff. Morris was bustled into the starting five, a position he is not completely unfamiliar with. Despite the promotion, he still managed only a moderate contribution. The Nuggets were completely outplayed during the second half meaning a number of their starters saw very little run during the fourth quarter. If Jamal Murray (hamstring) is forced to miss additional action, Morris would be the obvious choice to pick up the slack.

  • Michael Porter Jr.
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    The Nuggets have announced Nikola Jokic, Paul Millsap, Michael Porter Jr, Torrey Craig and Monte Morris as the starters against the Heat on Saturday.

    The Nuggets are missing three key players in Gary Harris, Jamal Murray and Will Barton but have plenty of depth to plug in the gaps. Monte Morris has strong fantasy potential and Torrey Craig does his thing from time to time as well. Michael Porter Jr. is the big one here as he will make the second start of his career and it will be interesting to see what he does with the superb upside he has shown at times this season.

    Source: TJ McBridge on Twitter

  • Monte Morris
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Monte Morris will reportedly start at point guard for the injured Jamal Murray on Saturday against the Heat.

    Morris has only been with the team for a week and they will be expecting a lot from him from the start. He was a top-100 player when filling in for Murray throughout the season so there is some value here, especially with Will Barton and Gary Harris out as well. Harrison Wind also reports that P.J. Dozier will serve as the backup point guard while Torrey Craig and Michael Porter Jr. will help fill the void on the wings.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Jamal Murray
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Jamal Murray (left hamstring tightness) finds himself questionable to play on Saturday.

    Murray was able to perform for 25 minutes back on Monday against the Magic, and with the Nuggets already shorthanded, there is a fair chance that he will still be pressed into service. If he is out the point guard minutes will be heading towards Monte Morris. Murray should not be too far away, and still figures to be a mid-round option as the Nuggets look to hold onto or improve upon the third seed in a tight Western Conference playoff picture.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Monte Morris
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Kendra Andrews of The Athletic is reporting that Monte Morris is set to head to Orlando on Friday.

    Morris was one of four named Nuggets not to make the trip to Orlando, but he should be able to arrive by the weekend. He's a key cog in the rotation and hopefully he's able to clear quarantine quickly. Morris was able to post top-150 value in 9-cat this year so he's on the board as an assists specialist who won't commit many turnovers in resumption leagues.

    Source: Kendra Andrews on Twitter

  • Monte Morris
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Monte Morris is another member of the Nuggets who has yet to make it to Orlando.

    It had already been reported that Gary Harris, Torrey Craig and Michael Porter Jr. had not made it to Disney, but you can add Morris' name to the list as well. Troy Daniels raised eyebrows by saying that the Nuggets only had 8-10 guys practicing, and as of now Denver is the most shorthanded team in the bubble aside from the Nets. Morris' absence would be a big one, as he's the leader of the bench unit and chips in 21.6 efficient, low-turnover minutes per contest.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Monte Morris
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Monte Morris compiled top-150 value in 9-category formats as the primary backup option to Jamal Murray during the 2019-20 season.

    Morris had a strong season splitting time between backup point guard and fill-in starter when Jamal Murray went down with a sprained ankle. Morris enjoyed top-100 value during Murray's absence and put together a solid line of 8.4 points, 3.5 assists and 0.8 steals in 21.4 minutes. It was a solid campaign on compiled volume, but it was a step back from a top-100 season in 2018-19 where he got three more minutes per contest and made good for two more points with heightened efficiency. Going forward, Morris should be a solid deep-league point guard who can provide assists cheaply without any major weaknesses.

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton put up 11 points (3-of-9 FG), four assists, two rebounds and one 3-pointer against the Raptors on Sunday.

    Barton is still struggling to rediscover his mid-round form that he had earlier this season. You probably want to ride this out, but with all of the talent around him, Barton will not be able to walk into mid-round value without picking up his level play. Monte Morris was strong off the bench, accounting for 12 points, four assists, three rebounds, two 3-pointers and one steal. He's just a streaming option, but his showing in 29 minutes speaks to the competition that is surrounding Barton.

  • Monte Morris
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Monte Morris put up 13 points with six rebounds and six assists in 31 minutes in a win over the Wolves on Sunday.

    Morris shot 6-of-10 from the field and added two steals to the stat sheet. He has been top-100 over the past month due to Jamal Murray's injury, but Murray is back so Morris returns to his role as deep-league assists specialist. Murray put up 19 points with six dimes on 8-of-14 shooting. Murray should hover around top-50 value to close out the campaign.

  • Jamal Murray
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Jamal Murray had a team-high 26 points on Monday while adding two rebounds, six assists, a steal and two triples.

    Murray did well across the board, but the efficiency wasn't quite there. Monte Morris (22 minutes, 16 points with four dimes, a steal and two triples) was hot off the bench, but that negated Gary Harris's (25 minutes, eight points, two rebounds, two assists and two triples) value more than Murray's. Murray is the clear-cut own here and Harris and Morris are streaming level players.

  • Monte Morris
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Monte Morris did a bit of everything on Wednesday night, finishing with a line of 15 points (7-12 FG, 1-4 3PT), two rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block.

    Morris has been a lower tier point guard on the season, but saw 42 minutes tonight, thanks to the Nuggets only using seven men. The addition of Shabazz Napier will add a wrinkle into his usage.