August 21, 2020, 6:57 pmJoe InglesSF, Utah Jazz
Joe Ingles' stat line suffered as a result of Mike Conley's return on Friday, with Smokin' Joe posting just two points to go with eight assists and a steal in 22 minutes.
The blowout nature of this game also hurt Ingles' production, and Utah never really needed him to do anything other than pass the ball to open cutters and shooters in this one. Ingles will be better than this going forward but we would expect him to post more middling numbers now that Conley is back in the fold. Also quiet but helpful in this one was Royce O'Neale, who had eight rebounds, four assists, a 3-pointer and a steal while taking just three shots in 28 minutes. He gets big credit for slowing Jamal Murray down in Utah's pair of victories so far.
August 19, 2020, 6:39 pmRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O’Neale and Joe Ingles both helped even the series with the Nuggets at a game apiece on Wednesday as they made plays for others on their way to eight and six assists respectively.
O’Neale only took four attempts from the field and they were all from beyond the arc. He made three of those shots on his way to nine points, eight assists, seven rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 36 minutes. Ingles had a slightly less impressive line with 18 points (7-of-12), two rebounds, six assists, four treys and one turnover in 34 minutes. Both players will continue to be relied upon heavily moving forward. It will be interesting to see how the return of Mike Conley impacts the rotation, but odds are Ingles will be more negatively impacted from a fantasy perspective than O’Neale.
August 8, 2020, 8:35 pmRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale (right calf soreness) grabbed 11 rebounds and chipped in across the board in his 39 minutes on Saturday, adding six points, two assists, two 3s, two steals and one block.
O'Neale has been an underrated unsung hero for the Jazz as he is able to but a defensive body on some of their tougher opposing players. His impact doesn't always translate to numbers on the box score, but enough do show up to keep him relevant in restart leagues.
August 8, 2020, 3:01 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell (left leg strain) and Royce O'Neale (right calf soreness) will be back in the lineup on Saturday against the Nuggets.
Both players sat out on Friday for their respective injuries, though it's widely assumed that it was just a rest day on the front end of a back-to-back — to the point that other teams are upset about Utah's load management affecting the Western Conference playoff race. Regardless, both Mitchell and O'Neale are good to get back into fantasy lineups today.
Source: Eric Walden on Twitter
August 8, 2020, 2:27 pmRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale (right calf soreness) is probable to play on Saturday against the Nuggets.
O'Neale sat out Friday's game, the first half of a back-to-back, and was never thought to be dealing with something serious. Expect the Jazz to get their usual starters back in the mix today after their second and third units got plenty of burn last night.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 6, 2020, 5:44 pmJoe InglesSF, Utah Jazz
The Jazz will be without Donovan Mitchell (left lower leg peroneal strain), Mike Conley (right knee soreness), Royce O'Neale (right calf soreness) and Rudy Gobert (rest) for the first half of a back-to-back on Friday vs. the Spurs, so Joe Ingles is the only starter who is available.
Ingles will be joined by four bench players for Friday's contest and it can be assumed that Tony Bradley, Jordan Clarkson and Georges Niang will all join the starting lineup with either Emmanuel Mudiay or Rayjon Tucker filling in the last spot. The Jazz will have their work cut out for them without four starters so San Antonio now looks like a good bet to win the game. This seems to be a rest day for all four of them as this game is the front-end of a back-to-back.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 3, 2020, 11:59 pmRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale brought in a game-high 13 rebounds to go with five points, five assists, four steals and a 3-pointer on Monday vs. the Lakers.
O'Neale had a big night on the defensive end of the floor, but the Jazz still sorely missed Bojan Bogdanovic's scoring ability. O'Neale has the defensive chops and rebounding ability to fill the gaps, but when you need floor spacing and a bucket, you're usually looking elsewhere.
August 3, 2020, 8:57 pmRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale (right foot soreness) is in the starting lineup for the Jazz on Monday.
He was already listed as probable, but the Jazz will be glad to have O'Neale in the fold against the Lakers. The forward posted season averages of 6.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 0.8 steals.
Source: Utah Jazz on Twitter
August 3, 2020, 7:53 pmRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale (right foot soreness) is still considered probable to face the Lakers on Monday.
O'Neale played 19 minutes on Saturday and should be ready to go. He had a strong game against the Pelicans on Thursday with 12 points and nine rebounds over 35 minutes of action.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 2, 2020, 6:08 pmRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale (right foot soreness) is probable to play on Monday.
O'Neale's absence would be a huge loss for a wobbly Jazz team that's looking for complementary production, but luckily it looks as though he'll be ready for tomorrow. O'Neale produced 10 points, five boards, two steals and two threes on Saturday and is a nice late-round fantasy option.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 1, 2020, 9:15 pmRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale got to see only 19 minutes of action on Saturday but it didn't stop him from being able to stay productive, chipping in 10 points on 3-of-5 shooting, adding five rebounds, two assists, two 3s and two steals.
O'Neale doesn't often get the credit he deserves for being an all-around role-player that the Jazz need now, or even earlier in the season. Despite his lack of minutes, O'Neale has been able to post late-round value for owners so far since the season restarted. He's an end-of-bench guy whom you can comfortably drop, if spot a hot FA on the wire.
July 30, 2020, 11:20 pmRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale approached a double-double with 12 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two triples and two steals as the Jazz rallied to nip the Pelicans 106-104 on Thursday night.
O'Neale made good on his recent contract extension with a nice outing in the first official game of the NBA restart. He is a quiet streamer who produces borderline standard league value in a normal season but he will be called on to do a little more of everything as the Jazz cope without the offensive production of Bojan Bogdanovic. Expect O'Neale to be a sneaky DFS play during these bubble games.
July 20, 2020, 10:51 pmRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale locked up a 4-year, $36 million contract extension with the Jazz this year with averages of 6.3 points, 1.3 3s, 5.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.4 blocks on .439 shooting in 64 games.
The numbers aren't spectacular, but he's a strong defender and can play small or big at the wing position. Versatility is king in today's NBA and O'Neale provides some steady play at the position and helped shore up the starting lineup when Joe Ingles was slumping. He finished the season with 179/165 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
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.