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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.
October 7, 2018, 11:32 pmRoyce O'Neale - F - Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale had efficient line with seven points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals on Sunday.
The defensive specialist will likely play significant minutes off the bench for the Jazz this season. However, he will not be a big fantasy contributor due to the fact that his main impact on the game is defensive.
April 12, 2018, 4:16 amRoyce O'Neale - SF/PF - Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale hit two threes for six points and added eight boards and an assist in Wednesday's loss in Portland.
As an unheralded rookie, O'Neale predictably didn't get much run off the bench early on. As the season progressed, he draw a few starts as other players missed games to injury, and was a bit of a revelation. He hustles, is a bundle of energy and what coach Snyder loves most, he's very decisive with the ball. He almost always instantly passes or drives and doesn't hold the rock, gumming up the already ill-spaced Utah offense.He was only top-320 on the season in 69 games, but had stretches of top-120 value when starting.He needs to work on his handles and shooting (and have a few vets leave the team) but Royce looks like a baller who should find a place in the league.
April 8, 2018, 9:54 pmRoyce O'Neale - SF - Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale scored 15 points with five rebounds, two assists and two triples in 24 minutes on Sunday against the Lakers.
O'Neale logged more minutes than Ricky Rubio tonight and has quietly been a strong producer for the Jazz for the second half of the season. Having a player that can play quality minutes off the bench has given the Jazz the depth they needed to get by when dealing the multiple injuries they've had this year. Look for him to be a solid role player as they head into the playoffs.
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