July 10, 2020, 3:20 pmTony SnellSG, Detroit Pistons
Tony Snell was hardly an exciting fantasy asset but managed to plod his way to top-225/200 (8/9-cat) value in 2019-20.
Snell averaged 8.0 points, 1.7 threes and 0.5 steals per game, soaking up 27.8 mpg and making 57 starts for a depleted Pistons team. While Snell won't be on anyone's draft lists next year, consider this a reminder that sometimes the best ability is availability, and that steady, boring contributors can help out in the long run.
February 2, 2020, 3:32 pmTony SnellSG, Detroit Pistons
Tony Snell surprised with 13 points, six assists and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes of action on Sunday.
Snell's final assist put the game away, as he helped break Denver's trap and tossed a perfect alley-oop to Thon Maker to put Detroit up five in the closing seconds of overtime. He's still really only a 3-point specialist in deep leagues, but he is averaging a career-high in assists (1.5) so far this season.
January 29, 2020, 6:25 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond (left wrist sprain) is expected to play against the Nets on Wednesday.
Head coach Dwane Casey told the media that he expects Drummond, Sekou Doumbouya and Tony Snell to all play in Wednesday's game. Drummond should be locked and loaded into fantasy lineups whenever he does take the floor and Wednesday night is no different.
Source: Rod Beard on Twitter
January 28, 2020, 6:48 pmTony SnellSG, Detroit Pistons
Tony Snell (illness) is not being listed on the injury report ahead of Wednesday's game against the Nets.
Snell is one of the rare players that holds little fantasy value even when he is seeing the playing time. He can be left on the waiver wire.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 27, 2020, 6:32 pmTony SnellSG, Detroit Pistons
Tony Snell will miss Monday's game due to illness.
Snell doesn't hold much fantasy value in the first place. Svi Myhailiuk will see a few more minutes against the Cavs in all likelihood.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
January 27, 2020, 2:15 pmTony SnellSG, Detroit Pistons
Tony Snell (illness) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Cavs.
Snell missed the last one and, to be brutally honest, we hope he misses this one too. His main function on the court is to steal minutes away from younger, already better players like Bruce Brown or Svi Myhailiuk. Ignore him. In perpetuity.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 25, 2020, 1:58 pmTony SnellSG, Detroit Pistons
Tony Snell (body;flu) will miss Saturday's game against the Nets.
Snell missed Friday's game with a undisclosed body injury but perhaps that was flu related. Although starting and playing in 26.4 minutes per game he is only useful as a three-point specialist in super-deep leagues. The Pistons starting lineup will look much different this game than last but Bruce Brown and Svi Mykhailiuk are expected to soak up even more minutes than usual with Reggie Jackson also out.
January 20, 2020, 4:38 pmTony SnellSG, Detroit Pistons
Tony Snell's shot fell on Monday to the tune of 16 points and four threes.
The do-nothing all-star shot an efficient 56% from the field in 29 minutes. Coach Dwayne Casey refuses to commit to player development and his players refuse to win basketball games, so this team is currently in basketball purgatory at the organizational level. Don't pay too much attention to this line, as Snell is just as likely to come back and post a 0-0-0-0-0 line in the next one.
January 7, 2020, 9:47 pmSekou DoumbouyaPF, Detroit Pistons
In his fourth straight start, Sekou Doumbouya had 15 points (6-of-9 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), two rebounds and three steals in 33 minutes as the Pistons beat the Cavs 115-113 on Tuesday.
Doumbouya has fared well considering that prior to this four-game stretch he had never played more than 10 minutes in an NBA game. But despite a pair of double-doubles, Doumbouya is a bit of a dart-throw as a relatively raw rookie. His role appears to be safe, though, with Blake Griffin (knee surgery) done for the season. Tony Snell actually performed better in a start than Doumbouya in providing 18 points (7-of-10 FGs), four boards, two dimes and four triples in 31 minutes.
January 3, 2020, 1:14 amBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown played through an illness on Thursday and scored a team-high 15 points, also chipping in six assists and a steal in 30 minutes.
Brown has shown time and time again that he's the only reliable guy in this shorthanded version of the Pistons backcourt (not counting Derrick Rose). Svi Mykhailiuk and Tony Snell each started and scored 14 points with two threes while Rose had 14 points and six dimes on 5-of-15 shooting. It's not pretty.
December 31, 2019, 12:03 amTony SnellSG, Detroit Pistons
Tony Snell started for the Pistons on Monday for an injured Blake Griffin (sore knee), but failed to capitalize on his window of opportunity, chipping in four points, two rebounds and a block in 28 minutes.
Snell has not been fantasy-relevant and he's clearly unable to pop given the opportunity. Until he does (pop), leave him on the wire.
December 30, 2019, 8:48 pmTony SnellSG, Detroit Pistons
Tony Snell (illness) is in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Jazz.
Snell has started the past 14 games for the Pistons, so it's more of the same tonight. If you need threes and steals, look his way.
Source: Detroit Pistons on Twitter
December 30, 2019, 2:49 pmTony SnellSG, Detroit Pistons
Tony Snell (illness) is being listed as probable for Monday's game against the Jazz.
Snell is one of the worst fantasy players in recent memory. His availability only takes minutes away from Bruce Brown, who's shown he can be a fantasy contributor when given the volume. Treat this a reminder that Snell is somehow still a rotation player in the NBA, but keep him off your fantasy radars.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 29, 2019, 12:22 amBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown was able to collect 11 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer in 33 minutes off the bench on Saturday.
Brown just returned from a calf injury on Thursday, which may explain why he's still coming off the bench, but that should change with this performance. He's a strong defender and has experience playing point guard, which means that Tony Snell (three points in 19 minutes), Svi Mykhailiuk (five points in 14 minutes) and Tim Frazier (seven points, four assists in 22 minutes) should probably be sweating. Brown's a nice pickup in deep leagues given Detroit's lack of guard depth.
December 15, 2019, 12:43 amTony SnellSG, Detroit Pistons
Tony Snell scored 15 points in a start on Saturday with three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.
Snell has played 24 minutes or more in 5 straight games and has hit 11 threes over that stretch. He is a 3-point streamer and that is it.