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  • Tyus Jones
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Tyus Jones was able to collect 11 points, four assists, three steals and a 3-pointer in Sunday's home win over the Warriors.

    Jones hasn't blossomed despite the change of scenery this year, actually averaging fewer minutes than he did in the guard-heavy Minnesota rotation last season. He remains a solid deep-league source of assists and steals but his sleeper appeal ended up being misplaced. Ja Morant had 11 points, seven rebounds, 10 assists and five turnovers, but we've come to expect much better nights out of the rookie.

  • Tyus Jones
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Tyus Jones led the Grizzlies backcourt on Thursday, shooting 6-for-7 to post 15 points, two assists and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes of action.

    Memphis' bench was great in this one and the starters ended up getting more limited run, which explains Ja Morant's pedestrian 10-5-3 game. De'Anthony Melton also chipped in nine points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals off the pine and is probably the better fantasy option of the two reserves, though Jones has more gas in the tank if you're purely hunting assists. Either way, outside of Morant, the Grizzlies guards are deep-league fantasy players.

  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    De'Anthony Melton scored 11 points on Saturday with four assists and two steals in 15 minutes.

    Melton is inside the top-125 in the month of December and is worth owning in deep leagues but is hard to trust in standard leagues as he has failed to crack 20 minutes in the past three games. Tyus Jones had almost an identical line on Saturday with 12 points, four assists and two steals in 18 minutes, and both players can be left on the waiver wire in standard leagues as long as they split minutes.

  • JA Morant
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Ja Morant returned from a night off for rest on Saturday and looked fresh as he tallied 18 points (5-of-11 FGs, 7-of-7 FTs), four rebounds, five dimes, one 3-pointer, two steals and one blocked shot.

    Morant is the real deal and is slowly but surely adapting well to professional play. His arrow is pointing up and we all could just be looking at the tip of his value iceberg so far this season. Tyus Jones returned to the bench but managed to stay productive with nine points, nine assists one trey and two steals in 21 minutes. Jones is worth a hold in 14-team leagues or deeper.

  • Tyus Jones
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Tyus Jones will start in the place of Ja Morant on Friday for the game against the Bucks.

    The minutes are available with Ja Morant and Grayson Allen absent so it is possible Jones puts up a big line if he gets off to a hot start. It's probably more likely De'Anthony Melton takes advantage though.

    Source: Omari Sankofa II on Twitter

  • Grayson Allen
    SG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Grayson Allen (right ankle soreness) will not suit up for Friday's tilt vs. the Bucks.

    The Grizzlies have already ruled out Ja Morant, Brandon Clarke and Grayson Allen for this game. Allen has averaged 18.9 minutes per game off the bench for the Grizzlies this year. De'Anthony Melton, Marko Gudurić, Kyle Anderson and Tyus Jones will likely see some if not all of Allen's minutes on Friday night.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • JA Morant
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Ja Morant will sit out of Friday's game vs. the Bucks due to a back injury.

    This missed game is a precaution for Morant as the Grizzlies are about to embark on their second consecutive back-to-back this weekend. Ja is expected to play in the second game of their back-to-back against the Wizards on Saturday. Tyus Jones and De'Anthony Melton should see additional opportunity in Friday's contest.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • JA Morant
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Ja Morant will play on Monday after missing over a week with back spasms.

    Morant has returned quickly given his initial week-to-week status and will not be on a minutes limit. Tyus Jones carries minimal fantasy value as long as Morant stays healthy.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Tyus Jones
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Tyus Jones scored nine points with seven assists and three steals in 28 minutes on Saturday.

    Jones is worth rostering in standard leagues while Ja Morant (back) is week-to-week for his contributions in assists and steals.

  • Dillon Brooks
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Dillon Brooks popped up on the injury report as questionable for Saturday with right shoulder soreness.

    It would be disappointing to see Brooks miss time as he is getting plenty of touches with Ja Morant out of the lineup. Tyus Jones and De'Anthony Melton are going to get plenty of run right now, and are worth a pickup in most standard leagues.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    De'Anthony Melton played 30 minutes off the Grizzlies' bench on Wednesday and recorded eight points (3-of-8 shooting), five rebounds, seven assists and three steals.

    Melton is producing serviceable numbers with solid contributions in assists and steals, making him a worthwhile pickup with Ja Morant week-to-week. Tyus Jones, who started and played 23 minutes, was a non-factor with six points (2-of-7 shooting), one rebound and three assists. Based on the last three games, Melton is the guard to own for sure.

  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    De'Anthony Melton was a sight for sore eyes in Monday's loss to the Pacers, thriving off the bench as he delivered 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting with nine rebounds, one trey and four dimes.

    Melton stepped up as a starting Tyus Jones struggled to be effective with just two points, three rebounds, six assists and one block in 31 minutes. For now, Jones is the guy to own overall, but Melton is worth a speculative add in 14-team leagues or deeper.

  • Tyus Jones
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Tyus Jones scored 12 points, seven assists and four rebounds on 5-of-9 shooting in Sunday's win over the Timberwolves.

    Jones drew the start in place of Ja Morant and will continue to be a valuable source of assists while he is out. He split the minutes with De'Anthony Melton, who had a solid game himself scoring nine points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Jones should be added wherever available and Melton is worth keeping an eye on.

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  • JA Morant
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Ja Morant (back spasms) did not travel with the team to Minnesota and will be considered week-to-week.

    Morant aggravated the injury during Friday's game versus the Jazz and originally hurt his back on Monday versus the Pacers. Tyus Jones is a must-add in any leagues he is available and stands to benefit the most with Morant sidelined.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • JA Morant
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Ja Morant (back soreness) is considered a game-time decision for Wednesday's matchup with the Clippers.

    Morant fell into a camera during Monday's game but managed to return. Morant is having a strong rookie season, but Tyus Jones and Marko Guduric could see more action if he can't play.

    Source: David Cobb on Twitter