July 11, 2020, 5:19 pmPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker managed top-125/105 value (8/9-cat) in 2019-20, but found a new position over the course of the season.
Tucker was unable to repeat the middle-round success of 2018-19, largely because his 3-pointers fell from 1.8 to 1.5 per game and his steals plummeted from 1.6 to 1.1, but he did regain some juice as Houston's small-ball center of choice. Tucker hit the skids in the winter and was outside the top-200 for a stretch, but was able to rebound by finishing around the top-100 in the month of February. Though PJT will never be an offensive focal point, he did snag a career-high 6.9 rebounds per contest and offers up enough cash counters to keep fantasy GMs happy.
February 29, 2020, 11:37 pmPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker grabbed 13 rebounds on Saturday, adding nine points, three blocks and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.
Tucker is a top-100 player per game in 9-cat leagues this season and is top-110 over the past month. He's a threes and defensive stats specialist that can add some rebounds. He has a high floor and low upside.
February 9, 2020, 9:37 pmDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
Danuel House kept it going on Sunday vs. the Jazz, going for ten points (3-of-10 FG), five rebounds, two 3-pointers and four steals.
House keeps finding ways to be productive, and his combination of steals and 3-pointers is maintaining his standard league value. He picked up 36 minutes tonight and is worth a pickup in standard leagues. The P.J. Tucker at center experiment continued as he went for nine points (3-of-5 FG), four assists, three rebounds and three 3-pointers. Tucker is a low-end option in 12-team formats as he is going to take a beating at center and it is unclear if all of the minutes he receives will translate into real value.
February 7, 2020, 1:01 amPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting with six rebounds, one block and three 3-pointers on Thursday.
Tucker survived his toughest test against Anthony Davis and while his body holds up, he should be good for fringe value. The triples won't always fall and his value is about the same as it was before because he was always playing a heavy amount.
February 4, 2020, 11:44 pmDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
In what may have been Danuel House's best game of his career, he put up 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting with nine rebounds, one assist, three steals, one block and six 3-pointers in 42 minutes.
The six triples tied a career-high for House. Russell Westbrook (left thumb sprain) was absent for this game, which had some affect on House's offensive opportunities. House is now in the top-60/35 (8-cat/9-cat) for the last two weeks, and aside from some elevated steal numbers, nothing is unsustainable. Next to him, P.J. Tucker was also excellent with 13 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes with Clint Capela (right heel contusion) out.
February 1, 2020, 1:08 pmClint CapelaC, Houston Rockets
Clint Capela (right heel contusion) will not play against the Pelicans on Sunday.
Capela was held out on Friday and rather than deploy Isaiah Hartenstein, Mike D'Antoni successfully went with the smallest lineup since 1963. The 6'5" P.J. Tucker started at center with Danuel House and Thabo Sefolosha occupying the frontcourt. Whether the Rockets decide to go small again on Sunday or not, P.J. Tucker will get a ton of minutes regardless.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
January 31, 2020, 11:17 pmPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker drew the start at center (though James Harden took the opening jump) on Friday night and wound up with 36 minutes, though he only produced six points, one rebound, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.
Tucker's great beginning to the season leaves him with top-115/95 value (8/9-cat) on the full year but he's been outside the top-150 over the last month as the rebounds, steals and threes have dried up and his shooting percentage has cratered (a flat .300). He should get back to middle-round numbers soon enough but this has been anything but fun.
January 31, 2020, 6:14 pmDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
Danuel House will get the start on Friday against the Mavs.
With Clint Capela (right heel contusion) out of action, P. J. Tucker is starting at center and Danuel House will join the starting lineup as the power forward. Tucker and House will both make for nice DFS options with Capela absent.
Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter
January 29, 2020, 8:41 pmClint CapelaC, Houston Rockets
Clint Capela (right heel contusion) is available on Wednesday vs. the Blazers.
Capela missed Monday's contest but will return on Wednesday and should be back to his usual minutes. Eric Gordon, P.J. Tucker and Danuel House Jr. will all take a hit with James Harden and Capela returning on Wednesday.
Source: Orlando Sanchez on Twitter
January 29, 2020, 6:19 pmClint CapelaC, Houston Rockets
Clint Capela (right heel contusion) is expected to play on Wednesday vs. the Blazers.
Capela is expected to return after missing Monday's game with the injury. Isaiah Hartenstein loses any streaming appeal he had with Capela back and P.J. Tucker will slide back to his traditional position at power forward.
Source: Mark Berman on Twitter
January 27, 2020, 11:46 pmPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker scored nine points on 2-of-4 shooting to go with 10 boards, five dimes and a triple-one line on Monday.
Tucker continues to play through his stinger, but his minutes were much lower than usual tonight as Coach D'Antoni ran a nine-man rotation. This is actually good news as Tucker can still provide a triple-one in around 30 minutes a night.
January 26, 2020, 6:14 pmPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker got back on track with five points, eight boards, two assists, two steals, two blocks and one trey over 38 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Nuggets.
Tucker has been ice-cold and gimpy so it doesn't really matter that James Harden (thigh) was out — fantasy GMs just wanted to see if he still had it in him to be productive. If he's not hurt and the team isn't maxing out the two superstars then his fantasy game becomes elementary, a late-round floor with some mid-round upside, especially in 9-cat leagues.
January 18, 2020, 11:13 pmPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker hurt his shoulder and took a trip to the locker room on Saturday but finished the game with six points on 2-of-8 shooting with eight rebounds, two 3s and one assist.
Tucker has not been doing enough lately and has fallen out of the top-250 in 9-cat over the past two weeks. He's a drop candidate right now and can be picked up once his game is back in flow.
January 18, 2020, 10:54 pmPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker returned to the bench after he injured his right shoulder on Saturday and headed to the locker room.
Tucker looks to be fine and should return to the game on Saturday.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
January 18, 2020, 10:45 pmPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker headed to the locker room on Saturday after injuring his right shoulder.
Tucker had injured the same shoulder last week. Danuel House Jr. could see some extra minutes if Tucker misses time, but House is best suited for deeper leagues.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter