March 9, 2020, 11:42 pmRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale started on Monday and scored 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting to go with seven rebounds, two assists, a steal, a block and two triples.
O'Neale had another strong start and it looks like he'll stick in the lineup and should maintain some value as a 3-and-D wing. He logged 33 minutes tonight which is enough to get it done in standard leagues.
February 27, 2020, 1:27 amRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale made the most of his starting opportunity, picking up 14 points (4-7 FG, 2-5 3PT), four rebounds, one assist and three steals on Wednesday night.
O'Neale did not disappoint on the defensive end and could be an interesting pickup for team that need some steals. He's been a top-75 player over the last week of games and has upside if given the minutes.
February 26, 2020, 4:37 pmMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
The Athletic is reporting that Mike Conley will remain in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics while Joe Ingles will head to the bench.
It was previously reported that Royce O'Neale would be replacing Mike Conley in the starting lineup on Wednesday but it appears as if Conley is not being sent to the bench unit. Instead, the Jazz are choosing to have Joe Ingles come off the bench. The Jazz are looking to shake things up after losing three straight and they are definitely a team worth watching from a fantasy perspective. Continue to monitor this situation to see how the rotations shake out going forward.
Source: Tony Jones on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 3:09 pmRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale will enter the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Celtics.
It sounds like this will be the new normal for the Jazz going forward. Mike Conley will slide to the bench but should still play a prominent role. O'Neale will be a nice source of steals with more minutes coming, but we'll have to see if the offense follows. Joe Ingles could see an uptick in assists as part of this new lineup configuration.
Source: The Athletic
February 26, 2020, 3:07 pmMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley is expected to come off the bench starting on Wednesday against the Celtics.
He'll be replaced in the starting lineup by Royce O'Neale. Conley will still play significant minutes, but he has disappointed this season while O'Neale is renowned for his defense.
Source: The Athletic
February 22, 2020, 1:47 amRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale played 25 minutes on Friday, putting up nine points, eight rebounds, three assists and two blocks.
He only made three shots tonight (3-of-8 FG) and was a paltry 1-for-5 from deep, although he is averaging 1.2 threes per game this year. His contributions across the stat sheet have kept him fantasy-relevant in nearly all formats this season. O'Neale's rank has sat around the top-150 and he should definitely be used in 14-team leagues.
February 10, 2020, 7:02 pmMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley will not be available during Monday's game after playing the first half of a back-to-back on Sunday.
Joe Ingles, Jordan Clarkson, and Royce O'Neale should all be in for a boost in minutes. Conley has performed very well of late, but the Jazz want to be careful with him.
Source: Tony Jones on Twitter
February 1, 2020, 4:27 pmMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley is expected to rejoin the starting lineup during Saturday's game versus the Blazers.
Conley has been working his way back from a hamstring injury and will reclaim his starting role. Royce O'Neale will shift to the bench.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
January 19, 2020, 12:21 pmRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
The Jazz and Royce O'Neale have agreed to a four-year, $36 million extension.
It's a very nice reward for O'Neale who has gone from UDFA to core piece for a talented Utah team. While O'Neale is not much of an offensive threat, he is one of Quin Snyder's preferred defensive options at the forward spots and is averaging 29.6 mpg on the year, making 39 starts in 42 appearances. O'Neale is averaging 6.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.4 blocks and 1.3 3-pointers per game on .472 from the field, making him a boring but reliable play in deep leagues.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
January 14, 2020, 10:26 pmRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale was held scoreless against the Nets on Tuesday, shooting 0-for-5 from the floor but providing six rebounds, four assists and a block in 32 minutes.
O'Neale has primarily started and played about 30 minutes a night all season. But he's just one of those low-usage players that isn't ready to help in fantasy. His numbers would look fine for a wing if he scored an additional 10 points per game. Unless you're in a deep league or just need something from a streamer, O'Neale can be avoided.
December 29, 2019, 2:55 amRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale double-doubled with 11 points, 10 boards, one steal, one block and three treys over 34 minutes in Saturday's win over the Clippers.
O'Neale has been a solid late-round value over the last month and should be evaluated as that until Mike Conley returns.
December 19, 2019, 9:59 pmRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale started on Thursday, scoring five points on 2-of-4 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block.
O'Neale was re-inserted into the starting lineup, but his fantasy outlook is dependent on defensive numbers. He'll get extra leash with Mike Conley out for several weeks and he's a pickup if you're in dire need of steals.
December 17, 2019, 11:32 pmRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale was demoted to the bench on Tuesday but still ended up with 35 minutes, 11 points, six rebounds, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.
Mike Conley's re-injury certainly opened the door for O'Neale, but he was clearly the sixth man even before that. He's a steady hand for the Jazz and is a nice bench option in 14-team leagues.
December 16, 2019, 7:05 pmMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley (left hamstring tightness) is considered probable for Tuesday.
Conley has been out since December 2. This development is likely to reduce the fantasy value of Royce O'Neale. Conley is averaging 13.9 points and 4.6 assists but was struggling prior to his injury.
Source: Utah Jazz on Twitter
December 14, 2019, 12:16 amRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale had himself a good game on Friday, producing 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting with four rebounds, four assists, two 3s and one steal.
O'Neale has managed to hover just outside the top-150 in 9-cat so far this season, but his low-volume production keeps him off most 14-team league rosters.