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D.J. Augustin | Guard

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 183
College: Texas
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D.J. Augustin exploded for a career-high 35 points while taking over the Pistons' starting PG job on Sunday, hitting 12-of-20 shots with five 3-pointers, four boards and eight assists.
Congratulations to all those owners who snagged Augustin off the waiver wire following Brandon Jennings' Achilles injury. Augustin also was 6-of-6 at the FT line with only two turnovers in 37 minutes and this may stand as his best line all season, but he's locked into a huge role with Jennings done for the year. Detroit plays three times next week, which is good enough to start Augustin in all formats. Jan 25 - 10:09 PM

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D.J. Augustin will start at point guard for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

The Pistons are looking at adding a third point guard, but Augustin is going to have essentially zero competition for playing time with Brandon Jennings (Achilles) going down for the rest of the season. Augustin needs to be picked up in all leagues.
Jan 25 - 5:43 PM

With news coming out that Brandon Jennings will miss the remainder of the season with an Achilles injury, D.J. Augustin is set to become the starting point guard in Detroit.

Augustin is averaging 13.3 points, 6.3 assists, 1.3 three-pointers, and 3.3 turnovers through three games as a starter for Detroit. Make sure he's not sitting on your waiver wire, as he has now officially become a must-own player in all standard leagues.
Jan 25 - 2:59 PM

D.J. Augustin played 15 minutes on Saturday against the Bucks with two points and two steals.

Despite the awful game, Augustin is set for a significant bump on playing time. Brandon Jennings (leg) is possibly out for the season, so expect DJA to play close to 30-35 minutes. He can add some steals, dimes and triples, which makes him some worth grabbing in all standard leagues.
Jan 24 - 10:18 PM

D.J. Augustin scored just six points on 2-of-7 shooting (no threes) with three rebounds, four assists and one steal in 14 minutes off the bench.

With Brandon Jennings (34 points) playing some of the best basketball of his career, it looks like Augustin will have a hard time cracking the 12-team barrier in standard leagues. If you want to give him a look in 14-16 team formats it's possible he can be a low-end value.
Jan 12 - 10:20 PM

D.J. Augustin posted just four points, five assists and a steal in 20 minutes off the bench on Monday.

Augustin got hit in the head and was briefly down on the floor but stayed in the game and we haven't heard anything else on that. This looks like a garden variety dud for a limited minute player, and he's sitting on low-end value in 12-14 team leagues right now.
Jan 10 - 1:04 AM

D.J. Augustin came off the bench to hit 9-of-16 shots and four 3-pointers for 26 points, two assists and a steal in just 22 minutes on Wednesday.

Talk about instant offense, and this game follows up a 19-point performance from DJA on Tuesday. He had just six points and five assists in the previous game and Brandon Jennings is playing pretty well, meaning it's tough to get too excited about DJA's two-game explosion. Jennings had 14 points, four boards and six dimes in 26 minutes tonight, and is still locked into the starting gig. But if he goes down at some point, Augustin will immediately become a very hot pickup.
Jan 8 - 12:56 AM

D.J. Augustin led the Pistons' bench unit with 19 points and five assists on Tuesday, making 8-of-18 FGs with one 3-pointer in the Pistons' one-point road victory.

He played only 22 minutes and this game displays the two main reasons he's not worth owning in typical fantasy leagues -- he doesn't play enough minutes (22 per game) or shoot with efficiency (36.8 percent from the field). He belongs on the waiver wire as long as Brandon Jennings is healthy.
Jan 6 - 11:26 PM

D.J. Augustin handed out nine assists in 23 minutes off the bench on Friday, but managed just five points on 2-of-7 shooting (including a three) to go with one rebound, one block and five turnovers.

It's not the neatest line and Augustin hasn't been great this past week, but if you squint really hard you can see the makings of some late-round value. In fact, he's returning exactly that in his last five games, with averages of 7.0 points with 0.8 threes, 7.0 assists and 1.0 steals on 45.2 percent shooting from the field. An addition made by Stan Van Gundy, he's worth a look if you need guard depth in a deeper format.
Jan 3 - 12:21 AM

D.J. Augustin notched 11 points, five rebounds and a season-high 10 assists in 30 minutes off the Pistons' bench on Tuesday.

He had 14 points and eight rebounds on Friday, with a scoreless dud sandwiched in the middle, and it's difficult to recommend him as a fantasy option with his role changing from night to night. Deep league owners searching for assists should give him a look -- everyone else can ignore him unless he overtakes Brandon Jennings for the starting PG job.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 09:31:00 PM

D.J. Augustin played 24 minutes off the bench on Friday with 14 points, one rebound, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer against the Pacers.

He was fantastic in the fourth quarter and the Pacers couldn't drop the DJA-Andre Drummond pick-and-roll play. Augustin saw a few minutes next to Brandon Jennings and that might continue. Of course, most teams have better perimeter defense than the Pacers. Augustin isn't quite worth owning in standard leagues.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 11:26:00 PM

D.J. Augustin played 13 minutes off the bench with Brandon Jennings (thumb) healthy on Sunday, scoring five points with one 3-pointer and one assist.

Augustin made three starts in Jennings' absence, averaging a solid 13.3 points, 1.3 triples and 6.3 assists. He's not worth owning in standard leagues while coming off Detroit's bench, but those numbers should be remembered if Jennings goes down with another injury.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 07:44:00 PM

D.J. Augustin hit just 1-of-7 shots (7-of-9 FTs) in Friday's loss, scoring 10 points with zero rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer in another start for Brandon Jennings (thumb).

Augustin now has two bad games and one good one filling in for Jennings, but should be owned for however long Jennings is out.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 12:40:00 AM

D.J. Augustin will start at point guard again on Friday, as Brandon Jennings sits for the third straight game with a left thumb injury.

Augustin had 19 points and a full stat line on Wednesday and should be in for more of the same tonight.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 12:26:00 PM

D.J. Augustin made his second straight start on Wednesday, finishing a loss to the Clippers with 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, six assists and three turnovers.

Augustin played 35 minutes in another fill-in start for Brandon Jennings, who remains day-to-day with a sprained thumb. This was easily D.J.'s best and most complete game of the season, and it's hard to recommend him as a pickup considering Jennings could return as soon as Friday's home game vs. Milwaukee.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 10:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Brandon Jennings
2D.J. Augustin
3Spencer Dinwiddie
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jodie Meeks
3Cartier Martin
SF1Kyle Singler
2Caron Butler
3Luigi Datome
PF1Greg Monroe
2Jonas Jerebko
3Anthony Tolliver
C1Andre Drummond
2Joel Anthony