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Brandon Jennings | Guard

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/23/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 169
College: Oak Hill Academy
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Brandon Jennings scored 22 points with four rebounds, eight assist, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.
It was just the third block of the season for Jennings and one of better high-volume shooting games in a long time. Before this game, Jennings was shooting 24.1 percent from the field this month for averages of 6.2 points, 2.6 boards, 6.9 dimes and 0.3 steals. That was his low point, but he's not going to be a fantasy savior this season. Dec 20 - 1:07 AM

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Brandon Jennings hit just 5-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, three rebounds and seven assists in Wednesday's loss.

The Pistons are going to have trouble winning games unless they get better play out of their point guard. He had scored in single digits in seven straight games before tonight's "breakthrough," and is now averaging just 6.2 points and 6.2 assists on 29 percent shooting over his last five. Yuck.
Dec 17 - 11:53 PM

Brandon Jennings scored six points on 2-of-6 shooting with one rebound, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes on Monday.

Jennings started the season in the dumps, got red hot, and is now back in the dumps. He's worth holding to see if the situation works itself out, but Jodie Meeks' return has added another ballhandler for Stan Van Gundy to spell Jennings with.
Dec 16 - 3:04 AM

Brandon Jennings did not play in the fourth quarter against the Kings on Saturday, finishing with three points, one rebound, eight assists and one 3-pointer.

He didn't play in the second quarter either. Coach Stan Van Gundy has lost faith in Jennings multiple times this season, so this isn't a surprise. His fantasy owners are not going to enjoy owning him and he's outside of the top 120 for per-game value on the season in standard leagues. He's worth owning, though.
Dec 14 - 12:40 AM

Brandon Jennings scored just eight points on 4-of-13 shooting with four assists and one steal in Friday's win.

Jennings is probably going to be up and down all season so owners should try to take the long view with him, which after this most recent cold streak has shoved him down to a top 100-125 level (8/9 cat). He'll probably head back to the border between mid and late round value here when he bounces back, but owners will also want to see if Jodie Meeks steals some touches from him initiating the offense.
Dec 13 - 2:07 AM

Brandon Jennings was dreadful in 20 minutes of action on Tuesday, scoring one point on 0-of-5 FGs and 1-of-1 FTs with three rebounds and six assists.

He's now a combined 7-of-42 from the field (16.7 percent) over the Pistons' past five games, averaging 5.2 points during that span, and fantasy owners should bench him until he gets his act together. He's been good for stretches this season and has too much upside to cut outright, though that could change if his atrocious slump continues much longer. For anyone keeping score, Detroit's 3-19 record is the worst in franchise history.
Dec 9 - 10:10 PM

Brandon Jennings has been struggling with his thumb injury, and it did not help that he took a hard fall in Saturday's loss to the 76ers.

It has clearly had an impact on his shooting, but it doesn't appear that he is going to miss any time. He shot 0-of-11 from the field Saturday, so it may be in the best interest of the Pistons to rest him. While owners shouldn't cut ties with Jennings, they may want to consider benching him until he turns it around.
Dec 7 - 9:27 AM

Brandon Jennings missed all 11 shots from the field against the Celtics on Wednesday with one point at the free throw line, four rebounds, 12 assists and two turnovers.

To add insult to injury, Jennings appeared to suffer a thumb injury late in the game, but he was able to play through it. He missed three games from Nov. 25-28 with a sprained thumb and he said it was painful, so this is something his fantasy owners will want to keep their eyes on. We'll be looking for an update tomorrow.
Dec 3 - 10:48 PM

The Pistons' starters were ineffective vs. the Lakers on Tuesday, and Brandon Jennings wound up playing only 24 minutes.

He scored 10 points and handed out four assists, but his 24 minutes were exactly the same as backup D.J. Augustin (14 points, five assists). Stan Van Gundy is searching for any combination of players that will help his team snap their nine-game skid, but Jennings' owners should anticipate a bounce-back effort vs. a lenient Boston defense on Wednesday.
Dec 2 - 11:04 PM

Brandon Jennings (thumb) returned to action on Sunday with 22 points, three 3-pointers, four rebounds, six assists, one steal and only one turnover in 35 minutes vs. Golden State.

He shot just 6-of-19 from the field but was 7-of-7 from the FT line, and fantasy owners won't complain with his reasonably well-rounded game. His thumb wasn't an obvious issue and he should be fine for Tuesday's game vs. L.A.
Nov 30 - 7:36 PM

Brandon Jennings (thumb) will play in Sunday's game against the Warriors.

He has missed three games in a row with a sprained thumb but was able to practice fully on Saturday so he appears to be fine. He won't have a favorable matchup with Stephen Curry in town, but owners in need of a scoring punch would be wise to start him. D.J. Augustin will shift back to the bench and can be cut in most leagues. This news also means that exciting rookie Spencer Dinwiddie will now likely be out of the rotation once again.
Nov 30 - 1:57 PM

Brandon Jennings (thumb) went through a full practice on Saturday.

He's missed three games with a sprained shooting thumb and he could be closer to a return. Jennings said it hurt when he was shooting earlier this week and he's also said the Pistons don't shoot in practice, so this isn't the strongest report. Still, we like his chances of playing against the Warriors on Sunday. D.J. Augustin would lose value.
Nov 29 - 2:37 PM

Brandon Jennings will miss his third straight game on Friday with a left thumb injury.

D.J. Augustin should get all he can handle again tonight and makes for an interesting daily plug-and-play. Jennings has started shooting again, so could be nearing a return, but it won't happen on Friday.
Nov 28 - 12:24 PM

Brandon Jennings (thumb) will not play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

It'll be D.J. Augustin in the starting lineup again tonight. He struggled in a favorable matchup against the Bucks on Tuesday, so a matchup with Chris Paul doesn't look great on the surface. Still, he saw 37 minutes last night, which makes him a fantasy option. Spencer Dinwiddie will get some run, too.
Nov 26 - 6:00 PM

Brandon Jennings (thumb) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Bucks, and D.J. Augustin will draw the start.

Augustin will draw his first start of the season, and he could make for a nice plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Spencer Dinwiddie will also see some extended minutes off the bench, but Augustin offers the most upside. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach with Augustin, but his value will likely be short-lived as Jennings shouldn't be out very long with a sprained thumb.
Nov 25 - 6:47 PM