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Brandon Jennings | Guard | #3

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/23/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 170
College: Oak Hill Academy
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (10) / MLW
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Brandon Jennings started in place of Derrick Rose (sore lower back) on Wednesday, posting 16 points, four rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.
This was Rose's first DNP of the season and it's unclear how long he'll be sidelined, though an MRI came back clean and he's listed as day-to-day. Jennings can be found on most 12-team waiver wires, so owners in need of a cheap PG should keep him in mind for temporary value. Dec 8 - 12:40 AM

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Brandon Jennings will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cavs, with Derrick Rose (back) unavailable.

Per-36 minutes this season, Jennings is averaging 11.6 points, 8.6 dimes, 4.4 boards, 1.7 steals and 1.7 triples per contest, so he's certainly on the radar as a potential DFS punt play or streamer option with a favorable matchup against the Cavs.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: At or near minimum price across the DFS industry, Jennings is a viable punt play in any format. He should see upwards of 27-29 minutes with upside to clear 30+, and although he'll see more run with ball-dominant players Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis, Jennings' ceiling remains very high with big playing time. Punting the PG spots with a Jennings/Marcus Smart duo makes it easier to afford guys like Harden, Cousins and Durant.
Dec 7 - 6:17 PM

Brandon Jennings came off the bench on Sunday with 19 points on 5-of-7 FGs and 7-of-7 FTs, adding three assists, one rebound and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

Jennings' contributions were crucial for New York tonight, but they're not enough to alter his outlook in most fantasy leagues. He made two triples against a Kings team that gives up the third-most per game (10.4), he hasn't scored double-digit points in consecutive games since Nov. 1-2, and he's committed four turnovers in three straight games. Leave him on the wire in most 12-team leagues.
Dec 4 - 10:28 PM

Brandon Jennings scored two points with three rebounds, eight assists and four turnovers in 19 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

Derrick Rose and Justin Holiday were both in a good groove, so the minutes were not there for Jennings tonight like they were on Wednesday. Obviously Rose isn't going to be on his game every night, so Jennings will see better days. Still, he's more of a desperate asset for a PG-needy owner in standard leagues.
Dec 2 - 11:56 PM

Brandon Jennings played 34 minutes against the Wolves on Wednesday with 12 points, two rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

He played the entire fourth quarter while Derrick Rose played just 3.1 minutes in that frame. Jennings has seen his minutes fluctuate and only played 13 minutes on Monday. Although, Jennings could be looking at a bump in playing time if Courtney Lee (ankle) needs to miss time. He's more of a 14-team guy due to his shooting woes.
Nov 30 - 11:54 PM

Brandon Jennings had five steals against the Hornets on Saturday with 12 points, one rebound, four assists and two 3-pointers.

He kept the Knicks in the game in the first half and coach Jeff Hornacek seems to be intrigued by his two-PG lineups. Jennings is sneakily posting seventh-round value in the last two weeks thanks to his 1.9 steals per game, but that may not be sustainable. He's more of a 14-team guy or as a handcuff behind Derrick Rose.
Nov 26 - 10:19 PM

Brandon Jennings handed out 11 assists in Tuesday's win over the Blazers to go with four points, three rebounds, two steals and zero turnovers in 22 minutes.

Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek praised his "huge" performance after the game and said that "Brandon doesn't have to score to have an impact on the game." He was 2-of-6 from the field and missed all four of his 3-pointers, but Jennings is worth a look in deeper leagues if you're targeting assists -- he's averaging 6.4 dimes per game over his last five.
Nov 22 - 10:11 PM

Brandon Jennings hit 7-of-10 shots and three 3-pointers for a season-high 17 points, five rebounds, 10 assists and a steal in just 24 minutes off the bench on Thursday.

He basically took over the game in the fourth quarter, which is when he did most of his damage in his best game of the season. He also looked to be frustrated, not only with the referees, but also Derrick Rose when Rose looked away from Jennings late in the game. He hadn't scored more than six points in his previous seven games, and didn't even score on Wednesday night, but looked like a stud tonight. He's ready to step up if Rose ever misses a game, but as long as Rose is healthy, Jennings' big games will probably happen too infrequently to make him worth owning.
Nov 17 - 9:43 PM

Brandon Jennings has been fined $15,000 for "directing inappropriate language" towards a ref, and "failing to leave the court in a timely manner" following his ejection from Friday's game.

His wallet will take a hit, but there won't be any suspension here. Jennings could enter the standard league equation when/if Derrick Rose goes down with an injury, but for now, he's not worth owning almost anywhere.
Nov 13 - 6:46 PM

Brandon Jennings was ejected from Friday's game vs. the Celtics with technical fouls.

The Knicks had a total of six technical fouls and Jennings was the second player to be ejected, joining Carmelo Anthony in the locker room. Jennings didn't play well with six points on 1-of-7 shooting, adding six rebounds, two assists, one triple and three turnovers in 27 minutes. Standard-league owners can do better while Derrick Rose is healthy.
Nov 11 - 9:53 PM

Brandon Jennings played 27 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday, scoring three points with three rebounds, 11 assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and four turnovers.

He is bringing a ton of energy and helped propel the Knicks to a win in the second half. While he could wind up splitting minutes with Derrick Rose, Jennings' shooting woes make him tough to own in standard leagues. Rose finished with 14 points, three rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes.
Nov 10 - 1:09 AM

Brandon Jennings hit 5-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers for a season-high 12 points, two rebounds and three assists off the bench in 19 minutes on Tuesday.

Jennings could become a hot pickup if Derrick Rose were to go down, but so far, Rose has been able to stay healthy despite playing at least 30 minutes in each of his three games this season.
Nov 1 - 10:45 PM

Brandon Jennings played 21 minutes on Tuesday, but hit just 1-of-7 shots for seven points, three rebounds and five assists.

The days of him being one of the league's most explosive players are clearly over, but the second Derrick Rose goes down with an injury, Jennings will quickly become one of the hottest pickups in your league. If you own Rose, the handcuff with Jennings is in order.
Oct 25 - 10:34 PM

Brandon Jennings handed out five assists against the Celtics on Saturday, adding eight points, three rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He's been very impressive and continues to play with a lot of swagger at home. Jennings is going to back up Derrick Rose, but the likelihood of Rose missing a ton of games is very high. Just keep an eye on Jennings until Rose is on the injury report.
Oct 15 - 10:58 PM

Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek is excited about Brandon Jennings' prospects this season.

Hornacek expressed his excitement about having Jennings on his team and thinks the fans will enjoy the 27-year-old's game as well. "Well, he’s going to bring that energy, the activity, the pushing the ball," Hornacek said. "He’s going to be a crowd favorite. He’s going to do some crazy stuff sometimes, get the crowd going. We just have to let him be Brandon for a bit. If it gets too carried away then we’ll rein him back in." Jennings isn't worth a look in standard fantasy leagues, but he'll be a solid DFS value on nights when Derrick Rose sits.
Oct 11 - 11:45 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Derrick Rose
2Brandon Jennings
3Sasha Vujacic
SG1Courtney Lee
2Justin Holiday
3Ron Baker
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Lance Thomas
3Mindaugas Kuzminskas
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Maurice Ndour
C1Joakim Noah
2Guillermo Hernangomez
3Kyle O'Quinn
4Marshall Plumlee