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O.J. Mayo | Guard

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 200
College: USC
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O.J. Mayo made 4-of-12 from the field for 12 points with one rebound, two assists, two steals, five fouls and three turnovers in 36 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.
It's the first time he's played 36 minutes in a non-overtime game in the past year and the Bucks losing Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) just before halftime probably had something to do with it. Mayo played 16 minutes in the first half, so the plan was probably to give him around 32 minutes. Conditioning hasn't been an issue for him and he's seen some minutes at small forward this season, so owners in standard leagues can keep him in mind. He's still not playing well enough to grab, though. Dec 18 - 2:07 AM

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O.J. Mayo left Monday's game with a hamstring injury and returned to start the second half.

Now that Jabari Parker has gone down to a serious looking knee injury, his outlook has actually improved tonight. We'll be monitoring this game closely and for what it's worth Mayo has nine points, four rebounds, four turnovers and one three in 20 minutes mid-way through the third quarter.
Dec 15 - 9:39 PM

O.J. Mayo scored six points against the Clippers on Saturday with one assist and two turnovers in 11 minutes.

It's his second game in his last four with minutes under 14 and he's made just 40 percent from the field on the year, so it's going to be awfully tough to trust him. Mayo is going to need to string together about five games in a row for fantasy owners in most leagues to consider grabbing him.
Dec 13 - 10:46 PM

O.J. Mayo might have put the nail in the coffin of his fantasy value in Friday's 109-85 win over the Heat, logging just 13 minutes with four points and one assist against the Heat.

Mayo hadn't been doing enough with his opportunities prior to this to sustain a blow like this. While it's commendable that he hasn't been a total zero this season after losing a bunch of weight, he should be viewed as a deep league asset until he proves otherwise.
Dec 6 - 2:34 AM

O.J. Mayo came through with 14 points, three rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in Tuesday's narrow loss, playing 26 minutes in another start at SG.

Mayo came in averaging just 10.3 points on 33.3 percent in four starts this year so it's nice to see him get on track. He'll need to average more than his current 24 minutes to sustain reliable value in 12-team leagues, however, and there are no guarantees that coach Jason Kidd won't surreptitiously bench him at some point.
Dec 2 - 9:56 PM

O.J. Mayo scored six points in 22 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday with two rebounds, one assist and two fouls.

He suffered some sort of arm injury, but it doesn't sound serious and he was able to return without any apparent issue. Mayo is just too inconsistent to own in standard leagues.
Nov 30 - 12:52 AM

O.J. Mayo hit 4-of-11 shots but missed all five of his 3-point attempts to finish with eight points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in another start on Friday against the Pistons.

Mayo turned the ball over five times on Wednesday and he was mistake-free in that department tonight, and if he hits a few of those longballs this would look like a pretty serviceable line. He has a low-end value for 12-team formats on the season and he'd need an injury to somebody like Brandon Knight to truly tap into any upside.
Nov 28 - 11:53 PM

O.J. Mayo started again on Wednesday against the Wolves with 10 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block, two 3-pointers and five turnovers on 3-of-11 from the field.

Coach Jason Kidd seems to like the idea of using Mayo in the starting lineup, but more lines like this one will make it tough to keep him around 30 minutes. Chances are nobody is going to be running to grab him in your league anyway, so you can probably leave him on the wire in most leagues.
Nov 27 - 1:53 AM

O.J. Mayo made his first start of the season vs. the Pistons on Tuesday, scoring 17 points on 5-of-10 shooting with three 3-pointers, two rebounds, three assists and one steal.

Jason Kidd has been juggling his lineups through the first month of the season, and tonight Mayo got the nod ahead of Khris Middleton. "We looked at [Mayo as a starter] at practice yesterday and as coaches we thought it looked good," Kidd said, by way of explanation. Mayo has enough upside to be worth a speculative add, especially since the Bucks won tonight's game, but don't be surprised if he's back in a reserve role by the end of the week.
Nov 25 - 10:54 PM

O.J. Mayo will enter the starting lineup Tuesday vs. the Pistons, sending Khris Middleton back to the bench.

Coach Jason Kidd's rotations have been all over the place this season, so while Mayo enters the starting lineup tonight, he could just as easily head back the bench in the next one. Mayo has been hit-or-miss this season, averaging 10.9 points, 3.4 assists, and 1.3 three-pointers per game while shooting 40.3 percent from the field. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach to see how Mayo fares with the starting unit.
Nov 25 - 6:31 PM

O.J. Mayo played a season-high 39 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday with 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

The triple-overtime game obviously helped him, but the high minutes are nice to see considering how out of shape he was last season. Mayo is shooting just 35 percent from the field this month and hasn't done enough to warrant an add in most leagues just yet.
Nov 20 - 1:06 AM

O.J. Mayo played a season-low 18 minutes in Sunday's win in Miami, making 4-of-8 shots to finish with eight points, two rebounds, three assists and one steal.

Mayo was hot to begin the season but he has just one double-digit scoring performance in the Bucks' past eight games. It'll be hard for him to establish reliable value as long as Brandon Knight, Jared Dudley, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Nate Wolters are all in the rotation.
Nov 16 - 8:56 PM

O.J. Mayo provided a huge lift off of the bench on Tuesday by scoring 19 points to go with four boards, one assist and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

He did shoot just 6-of-15, but owners who took a chance on him would be more than happy with this line. Mayo has looked rejuvenated this season and has slowly crawled his way into standard league consideration once again. If you want to take a flier on him, just be prepared to take the good with the bad.
Nov 11 - 11:46 PM

O.J. Mayo handed out a season-high seven assists against the Grizzlies on Saturday with nine points, four rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

The dimes were nice, but O.J.'s field goal percentage is not concentrated, making just 29.5 percent from the field over his last five to go with averages of 7.2 points, 2.2 boards, 1.4 steals and 0.8 triples. Mayo will need to string together a few games before he becomes a decent pickup.
Nov 9 - 1:27 AM

O.J. Mayo played just 19 minutes off the bench on Friday, hitting 2-of-9 shots (including a three) with one rebound, three assists, one steal and one block.

Mayo is averaging 23.2 minutes per game and returning top-100 value, but he hasn't been able to take control of this young unit and his minutes have been all over the place. Jason Kidd is also doing his best Larry Drew impersonation, so it's hard to get behind Mayo as a must-own player in 12-team leagues but statistically he's in the hunt.
Nov 8 - 1:26 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Knight
2Kendall Marshall
3Nate Wolters
SG1O.J. Mayo
2Jared Dudley
3Jerryd Bayless
SF1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2Khris Middleton
3Damien Inglis
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2John Henson
3Jabari Parker
C1Larry Sanders
2Zaza Pachulia
3Johnny O'Bryant