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Marreese Speights | Center/Forward | #5

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/4/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 255
College: Florida
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (16) / PHI
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Marreese Speights scored 11 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes against the Jazz on Saturday.
Buckets can get some boards with his fourth double-double of the season. He actually had a dribble drive to the basket for a dunk, so that was cool (video in the link below). He's still not a fantasy option unless the Clippers rest their frontcourt. Mar 25 - 7:13 PM

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Marreese Speights returned to the bench on Saturday vs. the Cavaliers and scored seven points with eight rebounds, two assists, one block and one triple in 15 minutes.

He's a per-minute monster, but he usually doesn't play much when Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan are both active. Give him a look in DFS the next time Griffin or Jordan rest.
Mar 18 - 11:38 PM

Marreese Speights scored eight points with five rebounds, one turnover and two 3-pointers in 15 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

It's his second start this season after he didn't make a start at all last season. That first start also came in Denver, so there may be a trend here for coach Doc Rivers next season. Speights will be moving back to the bench against the Cavs on Saturday.
Mar 16 - 11:38 PM

Marreese Speights and Austin Rivers will start for DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin on Thursday against the Nuggets.

It's just a spot start with Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan out for tonight. Speights should have plenty of treys coming his way and he will have his hands full against Nikola Jokic. We should see some Brandon Bass behind him, as well. Mo Buckets is a solid stream or DFS play tonight in a high-scoring game, but isn't really an add beyond today.
Mar 16 - 8:29 PM

Marreese Speights posted five points, six rebounds and one block in 11 minutes on Wednesday, and he's likely to start vs. the Nuggets on Thursday.

The Clippers are resting both DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin, who won't even travel, so Speights is all but assured big minutes in a starting role. Denver has been stingy against opposing PF/Cs over the past three weeks, with Nikola Jokic and Mason Plumlee patrolling the paint, but Speights is still worth a look as a dirt-cheap DFS play.
Mar 16 - 2:11 AM

Marreese Speights scored eight points with one assist in 12 minutes against the Hawks on Wednesday.

Despite his four attempts from beyond the arc, Mo Buckets saw his 28-game streak with at least one 3-pointer get snapped during this win. Speights' playing time has dropped since Blake Griffin came back, which obviously hurts his fantasy value.
Feb 16 - 1:22 AM

Marreese Speights hit 5-of-10 shots and three 3-pointers for 15 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals in just 20 minutes off the bench in Monday's 118-109 loss to the Raptors.

Mo Buckets scored his 5,000th NBA point tonight and has hit double digits in scoring in two straight games. But he's nothing more than a punt play in DFS these days, and even then he's pretty shaky at just 19 minutes on most nights.
Feb 6 - 10:32 PM

Marreese Speights scored five points with three rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

That playing time is actually on the high side for what we can expect most nights. The Clippers were trailing, so they needed buckets in a hurry. If you rode Speights in the past month, it's time to drop him in most leagues with Blake Griffin back.
Jan 28 - 10:49 PM

Marreese Speights, who started on Saturday, came off the bench and played just 10 minutes for three points,

Speights had a big game in the start on Saturday and comes through with a fun stat line about once a week, but with Blake Griffin on his way back any day now, Speights belongs on waivers in most leagues.
Jan 23 - 10:43 PM

Marreese Speights will come off the bench on Monday vs. the Hawks.

The Clippers are going to play small ball tonight with Raymond Felton moving back into the first unit. This was Speights' last chance to start for a while because Blake Griffin (knee) is expected to play on Tuesday vs. Philly. Even in a bench role, Speights is still a bargain bin option in DFS because he can fill it up in a hurry.
Jan 23 - 6:18 PM

Marreese Speights scored 18 points in a start against the Nuggets on Saturday, adding three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

His 74th start of his career and first since January 2015 did not result in a win despite his strong start. Speights came off the bench to start the second half, so this may have been a matchup move. Speights has been hanging in the mid-rounds these days, but his value will take a hit once Blake Griffin (knee) comes back.
Jan 22 - 12:19 AM

Marreese Speights will start against the Nuggets on Saturday.

Mo Buckets has been lighting it up with treys in 17 straight, so he'll be taking those into altitude. Speights in a starting role is very intriguing, but it's hard to pick him up long term with Blake Griffin getting closer. If you want to use him for this week, give him a look.
Jan 21 - 8:31 PM

Marreese Speights scored a season-high 23 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes in Monday's 120-98 win over the Thunder.

He scored 10 of his points in garbage time during the fourth quarter, but Speights was on fire all night, hitting 8-of-15 shots from the field and 4-of-4 from the line. Speights is a per-minute monster, but the problem is that he's only eclipsed the 20-minute mark one time in January (tonight). With Blake Griffin (knee) nearing a return, it's tough to get excited about this. We'll let you know if his role grows.
Jan 17 - 1:24 AM

Marreese Speights scored 13 efficient points off the bench on Wednesday, hitting 5-of-6 shots with three 3-pointers, three rebounds and one assist in a home win vs. the Magic.

Speights has made at least one three-pointer in 14 straight games, the longest streak of his career. He's managed to carve out late-round value in Blake Griffin's absence despite playing just 16.9 minutes over the past month. During that time he's established a nice rapport with Chris Paul -- coming into this game, Speights had a 72.7 effective FG percentage off passes from CP3. That said, he's an atypical fantasy big man whose primary virtues have been 3-pointers and FT%.
Jan 12 - 2:25 AM

Marreese Speights was ultra-efficient on Sunday, going 6-of-8 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line on his way to 19 points, three 3-pointers, two boards, one assist, one block and one turnover.

Speights did all of his damage in a mere 14 minutes off the bench, and he's been a per-minute monster ever since Blake Griffin (knee) went down. Unfortunately, his playing time has been too sporadic to trust him in standard leagues, so he's just a low-end asset to own in deep leagues for those seeking some help in the 3-point department.
Jan 8 - 7:21 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Austin Rivers
3Raymond Felton
SG1J.J. Redick
2Jamal Crawford
SF1Luc Mbah a Moute
2Wes Johnson
3Paul Pierce
4Alan Anderson
PF1Blake Griffin
2Brandon Bass
3Brice Johnson
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Marreese Speights
3Diamond Stone