Hey Hoop Ballers! Welcome back to another edition of Deep League Digging – my weekly column scouring the darkest reaches of the fantasy NBA landscape in search of diamonds in the rough for deep league…
April 11, 2019, 2:55 amSalah Mejri - C - Dallas Mavericks
Salah Mejri got his defensive numbers in Wednesday's final regular season game against the Spurs, stealing the ball once to go with two blocks, and also chipped in with two points and seven boards in 15 minutes.
Mejri also added a 3-point shot to his repertoire this season, finishing with averages of 0.3 treys, 0.3 steals and 0.8 blocks per game in 36 contests. Doing so in just 11.1 mpg shows nice potential if he can ever get the run, but therein lies the rub.
April 7, 2019, 9:47 pmSalah Mejri - C - Dallas Mavericks
Salah Mejri was feeling it on Sunday and ended the week with a bang as he recorded 19 points (career-high) on 7-of-12 shooting, adding nine rebounds, two 3s, three dimes and four blocks.
Mejri has been a pleasant surprise for the fantasy stretch run with averages of 14.5 points and 2.5 blocks per game over the last week leading up to this game. He's been a top-100 player over that span and has been a hot add in standard leagues everywhere.
April 6, 2019, 12:23 amSalah Mejri - C - Dallas Mavericks
Salah Mejri had a terrific fantasy outing in Friday's 112-122 loss to the Grizzlies, turning 19 minutes into 12 points, five rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two 3-pointers.
This represents a new career-high in assists for Mejri, and it ties his previous best in 3-pointers as well. We've long liked to keep Mejri in the back pocket as a deep-league blocks specialist and now that he's getting time we're seeing more of a well-rounded game than expected. Dwight Powell sat out tonight, so keep that in mind, but if you need blocks then Mejri might be one of the top options available on waivers.
April 1, 2019, 11:41 pmSalah Mejri - C - Dallas Mavericks
Salah Mejri hit a career-high two 3-pointers en route to 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting to go with 14 rebounds, three assists and two blocks on Monday.
Mejri got it done at every level tonight and has proven to be a big time contributor in limited minutes in previous games. He's not reliable in standard leagues by any means, but is worth a shot in deeper leagues for rebounds and blocks.
March 26, 2019, 9:49 amSalah Mejri - C - Dallas Mavericks
Salah Mejri is no longer listed on the injury report for Tuesday’s game against the Kings.
Mejri missed the previous game with an illness but it looks like he will be available on Tuesday. He is only a deep-league option and with Maxi Kleber and Dwight Powell available he shouldn’t see any action.
Source: NBA Official Injury Report
March 23, 2019, 7:10 pmSalah Mejri - C - Dallas Mavericks
Salah Mejri (illness) will not play on Saturday against the Warriors.
Mejri has been a decent bet for per-minute blocks lately but fantasy owners will need to look for alternatives tonight. Dwight Powell and Maxi Kleber should split the center minutes against Golden State.
Source: Chuck Cooperstein on Twitter
February 24, 2019, 2:00 amSalah Mejri - C - Dallas Mavericks
Salah Mejri started again on Saturday against the Jazz, scoring one point on 0-for-5 shooting (1-of-2 FTs) with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks over 18 minutes.
Mejri is averaging 1.7 blocks and 0.7 steals over his last three games and he's worth a look if you need help in his proficient categories.
February 13, 2019, 11:53 pmSalah Mejri - C - Dallas Mavericks
Salah Mejri started on Wednesday against the Heat and put up two points on 1-of-1 shooting in eight minutes of action.
This was his first game since being waived and re-signed by the Mavs, but he should not have much fantasy relevance whether he is starting or not. Leave him on the wire.
February 11, 2019, 7:10 pmSalah Mejri - C - Dallas Mavericks
Salah Mejri will not play on Monday and Rick Carlisle hopes that he'll be able to play on Wednesday night.
Mejri hasn't rejoined the team yet after being waived and then re-signed around the trade deadline. He'll be behind Maxi Kleber and Dwight Powell in the center rotation but might become a deep-league blocks specialist down the stretch.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
February 10, 2019, 3:51 pmSalah Mejri - C - Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs have re-signed Salah Mejri.
Mejri had to be waived with the Mavs taking on Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph at the trade deadline, but with Z-Bo gone the team has picked Mejri right back up. He'll have a shot at getting a few minutes each night and could be a decent shot-blocker in very deep leagues, but there's no need to make moves until we see that he's actually playing consistently.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
February 7, 2019, 1:45 amSalah Mejri - C - Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs have requested waivers on Salah Mejri on Wednesday night to make room for recently acquired Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph from the Kings.
Mejri has not been fantasy-relevant even after they shipped off DeAndre Jordan to the Knicks. He might head to Europe if he's not picked up by NBA teams once he clears waivers, so it's best to leave him unowned.
Source: Bobby Karalla on Twitter
January 31, 2019, 6:49 pmSalah Mejri - C - Dallas Mavericks
Salah Mejri has a chance to be in the rotation now that DeAndre Jordan has been traded.
Mejri's lane is narrow, but for his career he's averaging 0.9 blocks in 11.6 minutes per game. Deep-league owners should at least keep an eye on him, as he could make a difference in the scarcest category in even 12 mpg.
December 21, 2018, 1:17 amSalah Mejri - C - Dallas Mavericks
Salah Mejri, originally questionable on Thursday because of an illness, wound up playing nine minutes and producing five points, two rebounds, three assists and a steal.
Mejri is usually out of the rotation but Dallas opted to use him against Boban Marjanovic tonight. It was a bit disappointing that he couldn't pick up any blocks but if you're in a 30-teamer and somehow had Mejri in your lineup tonight, you count this as a win.
December 20, 2018, 3:07 pmSalah Mejri - C - Dallas Mavericks
Salah Mejri (illness) is questionable for Thursday after sitting out of morning shootaround.
Mejri isn't in the rotation and only sees garbage time or emergency minutes. His per-minute block output makes him a name to know in 30-team formats but that's about it.
Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter