November 22, 2019, 1:36 amTyler JohnsonPG-SG, Phoenix Suns
Tyler Johnson started for Ricky Rubio (back) on Thursday and chipped in across the board with six points, five rebounds, four dimes, one trey, two steals and two blocks.
It was a DFS gem coming from the low-end veteran guard. He is worth streaming while Rubio remains out, but that's the ceiling of his upside in fantasy at this stage of his career.
November 21, 2019, 8:47 pmRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio (back spasms) has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Pelicans.
Rubio has been struggling with this back issue since missing Monday's game. With Rubio inactive, Tyler Johnson will start in his place. Devin Booker will be a primary ball handler and we'll see some extra run out of Jevon Carter.
Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter
November 20, 2019, 6:54 pmRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio is doubtful to face the Pelicans on Thursday due to back spasms.
Rubio tried to give it a go on Tuesday but was unable to finish the game due to this injury. He has been a tremendous addition to this roster this season, running the offense with great success. Expect Tyler Johnson, Jevon Carter and Elie Okobo to see additional minutes for as long as Rubio is forced to sit out.
Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter
November 20, 2019, 1:20 amElie OkoboPG, Phoenix Suns
Elie Okobo received some extra minutes on Tuesday and he provided four points (0-of-3 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs), two rebounds and five assists in 18 minutes.
Ricky Rubio (back spasms) had to take a seat after the first half causing Okobo to get his extra run. Even if Rubio misses more time, it's hard to trust Okobo to even replicate this performance. Jevon Carter picked up a DNP-CD, but he could play on Thursday, and it was Tyler Johnson that started the second half tonight. Though Johnson had a tough night with just two points, three rebounds and three assists in 18 minutes.
November 19, 2019, 3:28 pmRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
The Suns are listing Ricky Rubio (back spasms) as questionable for Tuesday's matchup with the Kings.
Rubio was a lasst-minute scratch on Monday with the back spasms coming out of nowhere. It seems that Rubio is in danger of missing both games to start the week. Jevon Carter would likely get the spot start again while rotating with Tyler Johnson.
Source: Gerald Bourguet on Twitter
October 26, 2019, 4:13 pmRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio (left knee contusion) has been ruled out of Saturday's game versus the Clippers.
Rubio downplayed the injury but it seems to be painful enough to cost him a game. Rubio will look to rest up and be ready for Monday's game versus the Jazz. Jevon Carter and Tyler Johnson will see extended run and share the point guard duties.
Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter
October 13, 2019, 7:59 pmTyler JohnsonPG-SG, Phoenix Suns
Tyler Johnson will sit out the Suns' preseason finale against the Nuggets on Monday due to right knee soreness.
Johnson did take the floor on Saturday without any issues, so this may be the result of the Suns' choosing to have Johnson skip a meaningless preseason finale as he recovers from last year's right knee surgery. Either way, Johnson is pretty far down the Suns' depth chart, and it is unlikely he will have any standard league relevance this season.
Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter
October 12, 2019, 11:10 pmTyler JohnsonPG-SG, Phoenix Suns
Tyler Johnson (migraine) scored 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting adding three rebounds and two assists in Saturday's win against the Blazers.
With Devin Booker out the Suns went with Mikal Bridges over Johnson in Saturday's game. Johnson and Bridges ended up playing roughly the same amount of minutes and did the same amount of damage on the box score. It appears, however, that Johnson is the sixth-man that the Suns want coming off the bench and will continue in the role unless the injuries pile up.
October 12, 2019, 6:59 pmTyler JohnsonPG-SG, Phoenix Suns
Tyler Johnson (migraine) will play in Saturday's preseason game versus the Blazers.
Johnson missed Thursday's game with the migraine but is good to go for tonight. Johnson should have an increased role with Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton and Ricky Rubio resting.
Source: NBA Injury Report
October 12, 2019, 2:34 pmTyler JohnsonPG-SG, Phoenix Suns
Tyler Johnson (migraine) is listed as probable on the NBA.com injury report for Saturday's preseason game against the Blazers.
Johnson has been operating as Devin Booker's backup so far this preseason and has openly expressed his preference for playing on the wing rather than playing point guard. He is embracing an off-the-bench role but it is unclear if he will be able to get enough minutes to get within the top-150 value range so it may be best to avoid drafting him in standard 12-man leagues for now.
October 10, 2019, 9:34 pmTyler JohnsonSG, Phoenix Suns
Tyler Johnson will miss Thursday's game with a migraine.
Johnson will sit out this game because it doesn't matter and migraines are annoying. We'll see him later in the preseason but it shouldn't matter too much for fantasy purposes.
Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter
October 10, 2019, 4:21 pmTyler JohnsonSG, Phoenix Suns
Tyler Johnson (migraine) is questionable for Thursday's preseason matchup vs. the Kings.
Johnson will likely miss the game if he is still suffering from migraine symptoms close to tip-off given that these games don't matter. Look elsewhere for your DFS lineups.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
October 9, 2019, 1:03 amTy JeromePG, Phoenix Suns
Ty Jerome led the Suns' reserve guards in a win over the Wolves on Tuesday as he dished out four assists and missed just one of his seven shots, good for 12 points in 23 minutes.
The Suns have a ton of backup guards, and the next best after Jerome was Elie Okobo with 13 points (6-of-8 FGs) in 13 minutes. Jevon Carter predictably had three steals in 20 minutes, and Tyler Johnson had nothing but four missed shots and a steal in 15 minutes. Once the starters are playing starters' minutes, it's going to be nearly impossible for any of these reserve players to get enough action to be fantasy considerations.
June 21, 2019, 3:11 pmTyler JohnsonG, Phoenix Suns
Tyler Johnson has exercised his $19.25 million player option to return to the Suns next season.
This was the obvious move, as there was no way Johnson was getting anything close to this on the open market while recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. Zach Lowe reported that the Suns will make Johnson available on the trade market, but there may not be many teams lining up at that price. Phoenix will have a better shot at moving him during the season as needs change and Johnson proves that he's fully recovered.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
June 20, 2019, 3:43 pmTyler JohnsonG, Phoenix Suns
Zach Lowe writes that Tyler Johnson could be made available if he opts into his player option for next season.
The Suns appear set to either draft a point guard or acquire an established one, which would make Johnson a bit of a luxury. He's coming off arthroscopic knee surgery and is owed $19.2 million next season — spoiler alert: he's not passing that up — so it might not be a huge market, but the Suns figure to be active in trade talks in the coming weeks. A deal like Johnson's might not be movable until the season begins, however.