There are three scoring periods left until default H2H playoffs commence. I hope your teams are surging and not slippin’. ***** A few stream-of-consciousness thoughts on trades this week (not all of them, *cough* Malachi…
March 15, 2019, 8:59 pmDante Exum - G - Utah Jazz
MRI results showed Dante Exum has a partially torn patellar tendon in his right knee and is out indefinitely.
Exum just can’t seem to shake the injury bug that has derailed a promising start to his professional basketball career. An official timetable hasn’t yet been set but we doubt Exum suits up again this season. His absence would mean more time for Royce O’Neale and Raul Neto though neither is worth an add as long as Ricky Rubio is playing.
Source: Eric Woodyard on Twitter
March 11, 2019, 11:44 pmRoyce O'Neale - F - Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale scored 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting to go with eight rebounds, two assists, a steal and five 3-pointers on Monday.
O'Neale had it going on offense for the Jazz, who had trouble generating anything on that end of the floor. He logged 40 minutes tonight which was the most out of any Jazz player but even with that amount of time his value is supported by unsustainable shooting.
March 8, 2019, 10:56 pmRoyce O'Neale - F - Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale started for an injured Ricky Rubio (hamstring tightness) on Friday and quietly put up 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting with one rebound, one assist, one triple and two steals in 29 minutes.
This was a deep-league usable line but unfortunately, O'Neale's nice pop in value will be short-lived given that Rubio is already listed as probable for Saturday.
March 1, 2019, 8:40 pmRicky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz
Ricky Rubio (hamstring tightness) is listed as probable to play on Saturday vs. the Bucks.
Rubio will likely regain his starting role if he plays sending Royce O’Neale back to the bench. Raul Neto (hamstring) is listed as out.
February 9, 2019, 8:49 pmRoyce O'Neale - F - Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale was feeling it in Saturday's 125-105 victory over the Spurs, going 4-for-4 from downtown to finish the game with 17 points (6-of-7 shooting), five rebounds and one assist.
O'Neale has been known to explode like this every once in a while but on a game-to-game level has been too inconsistent to consider in standard leagues. He's a watch list guy because he'll pop should any of the Jazz starters get injured.
January 19, 2019, 12:06 amRoyce O'Neale - F - Utah Jazz
In another start for the Jazz on Friday, Royce O'Neale tied his career-high for rebounds with 11 and added 16 points (6-of-8 shooting), five rebounds, four triples, one steal and one block in 36 minutes.
It was blowout and O'Neale got to feast in some of that available garbage time. That said, he's still a solid hold in 14-team leagues or deeper for his recent productivity. Derrick Favors also double-doubled for the Jazz with 12 points on 4-of-11 shooting, adding 10 boards, a steal and a block in 23 minutes.
January 13, 2019, 1:34 amRoyce O'Neale - F - Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale started and scored eight points on 3-of-8 shooting with a career-high 11 rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and two treys over 37 minutes on Saturday against the Bulls.
O'Neale has shown value in the past when called upon to be a de facto point guard replacement. The Jazz might find that life with this configuration is pretty good, but when the point guards return it's going to seriously complicate whatever value O'Neale can amass in the short-term. Stream him in normal sized leagues and maybe something can stick.
January 12, 2019, 1:38 amRoyce O'Neale - F - Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale joined the Jazz starting five on Friday and responded well with a 17-point performance and some strong peripheral contributions that included five treys, seven rebounds and two steals.
He recorded new career highs in minutes (40) and in 3-pointers made (five), so his energy is a refreshing and encouraging sight to see, O'Neale is worth an aggressive add right now with the Jazz missing the services of Dante Exum and Thabo Sefolosha on the wings.
January 9, 2019, 11:45 pmRoyce O'Neale - F - Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale logged 18 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's win over the Magic, scoring two points with seven rebounds and a block.
Thabo Sefolosha and Dante Exum are out so it looks like O'Neale is the new guy off the bench to help guard opposing wings. It's also possible that he's the new third point guard for the time being, though that's definitely a stretch. O'Neale might be a value in 20-team leagues in this type of workload given his sneaky stat set but this performance won't cause a flurry on the waiver wire or anything.
December 28, 2018, 4:24 pmJae Crowder - F - Utah Jazz
Jae Crowder (sprained thumb) will not play on Saturday against the Knicks.
Crowder sprained his thumb on Thursday night and left the game for good in the fourth quarter. With Grayson Allen (ankle) also out, Royce O’Neale, Thabo Sefolosha and Kyle Korver will split the majority of Crowder’s minutes.
Source: Jazz on Twitter
November 28, 2018, 2:39 pmRoyce O'Neale - F - Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale (knee) is questionable on Wednesday against the Nets.
O'Neale is no more than a defensive specialist off the bench and is irrelevant in most fantasy leagues outside of 20-team formats. His minutes have gone up slightly, but they are capped.
Source: Eric Walden on Twitter
November 25, 2018, 7:24 pmRoyce O'Neale - F - Utah Jazz
With Donovan Mitchell sidelined by a rib injury, Royce O'Neale will step into the starting lineup on Sunday.
O'Neale flashed down the stretch last season but hasn't been anything to write home about this year. Outside of his DFS punt appeal, we'll need to see some consistent performances before declaring him worth a pickup outside of 20-team formats.
Source: Eric Walden on Twitter
November 6, 2018, 12:21 amRoyce O'Neale - F - Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale started on Monday but played just 19 minutes, finishing with 11 points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal.
O'Neale is a nice depth piece for the Jazz and put up some quality lines down the stretch last year but just hasn't gotten a ton of playing time this season. He's only a deep league target or a desperation stream but he hasn't quite seized the opportunity in front of him with Donovan Mitchell out.
With just over a month and a half in Yahoo standard leagues (of course, check your own settings) it appears trade season is upon us, at least if what’s been going on in my leagues…