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Reggie Jackson | Guard | #1

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/16/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 208
College: Boston College
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (24) / OKC
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Reggie Jackson came off the bench again on Friday vs. the Magic, making 5-of-14 from the field for 11 points with four rebounds, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes.
Coach Stan Van Gundy said before the game that he still thinks Jackson is the answer down the line. "It’s a decision for now," Van Gundy said about the lineup change. "It doesn’t reflect any long-term thoughts on him." It's basically been a lost season for Jackson and the trade rumors will likely be there. Most fantasy owners should be able to do better. He does have four games next week, though. Mar 24 - 9:24 PM

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Reggie Jackson played 20 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, going 3-of-10 from the field for six points, four assists, one rebound and three turnovers.

Jackson didn't play in the fourth quarter vs. the Nets on Tuesday, and he's been routinely out-performed by Ish Smith, so this was a fairly obvious move for the struggling Pistons. He was barely inside the top-200 for roto value over the past two weeks, and the bench role isn't likely to help. To add injury to insult, Jax also appeared to tweak his left leg in the third quarter. We're leaving him off the injury report, but he's a cut candidate in most situations.
Mar 22 - 10:36 PM

Reggie Jackson will come off the Pistons' bench on Wednesday, with Ish Smith moving into the starting lineup.

Stan Van Gundy teased a lineup change after Tuesday's loss to Brooklyn, and this isn't shocking after Jackson was benched for the entire fourth quarter of that game. Smith has been playing well lately and should see an uptick in his minutes as a starter, whereas this is another hit to Jackson's already shaky value.
Mar 22 - 7:23 PM

Reggie Jackson played just 20 minutes and hit 3-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points and two assists in Tuesday's 98-86 loss to the Nets.

Here we go again. Ish Smith came off the bench, played 28 minutes, hit 8-of-15 shots and finished with 16 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block off the bench. Jackson lulled us to sleep with two solid performances of 14 and 20 points over his previous two games, but Smith came on and scored 12 of his 16 in the fourth quarter, although the Pistons still lost. As has been the case all year, Jackson is still the man and the starter, and Smith will have the occasional big night when Stan Van Gundy turns to him.
Mar 21 - 10:16 PM

Reggie Jackson played 20 minutes vs. the Jazz on Wednesday to finish with eight points, two rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

Jackson had a +/- rating of -19 during his 20 minutes on the court, and it wasn't hard to see why he was on a short leash. This is his second straight 20-minute dud and Ish Smith has been the better fantasy option since the All-Star break. Jackson obviously isn't a must-play guy right now, especially if you're desperate for production in a playoff scenario.
Mar 16 - 12:40 AM

Reggie Jackson hit just 3-of-13 shots for six points, one rebound, six assists and one steal in 20 minutes of Tuesday's blowout 128-96 loss to the Cavaliers.

This one was basically over by the end of the first quarter, so it's not all that surprising that Stan Van Gundy didn't run Jackson heavy minutes, as he doesn't appear to be a big fan to begin with. Backup Ish Smith scored 12 points on 6-of-12 shooting, but only had three assists and played 21 minutes. This was a forgettable night for the Pistons, all the way around.
Mar 14 - 9:42 PM

Reggie Jackson scored 19 points with three rebounds, eight assists, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Knicks during a win on Saturday.

See, it wasn't Jackson's fault after all. The old lineup with Jon Leuer was one of the worst combinations since the break, so there had to be a change coming. Coach Stan Van Gundy has had Jackson's back lately and now he should in the clear for at least another week. With four games this week, he's looking like a nice start.
Mar 11 - 8:53 PM

Reggie Jackson hit 8-of-16 shots and hit a 3-pointer for 21 points, two rebounds, five assists and a steal in 31 minutes of Thursday's tough win over the Cavaliers.

Jackson played particularly well down the stretch and Stan Van Gundy called it a "mature finish." SVG was bent on beating the Cavs with his starters, so Ish Smith played just 17 minutes tonight, but still had 12 points, three rebounds and three assists. But if Van Gundy was ever going to bench Jackson and start Smith, it feels like it should have happened by now.
Mar 9 - 10:38 PM

Reggie Jackson lost all of his momentum during a 115-98 loss to the Pacers on Wednesday, scoring six points with two rebounds, five assists, one steal and two turnovers in 23 minutes.

He was just 1-of-8 from the field in this loss. Jackson was piping hot coming in with 23.5 points per game in his last two games -- they were both wins, too. Jackson will be a risky player to use most nights, especially because coach Stan Van Gundy isn't afraid to pull him late.
Mar 8 - 11:34 PM

Coach Stan Van Gundy decided to let Reggie Jackson play the entire fourth quarter in Monday's victory over Chicago.

As recently as Saturday morning, Van Gundy admitted he was considering yanking Jackson out of the starting lineup and replacing him with Ish Smith. Also, he had benched Jackson for entire fourth quarters on numerous occasions of late. However, in the two games since, Jackson has scored a combined 47 points and dished out eight assists. "Tonight, obviously, Reggie had it going," Van Gundy said after Monday's win. "It would have been crazy to pull him out at that time." Jackson played 31 minutes on Monday, compared to 17 for Ish Smith. Jackson seems to have secured his spot, at least for the moment.
Mar 7 - 11:13 AM

Reggie Jackson posted 26 points, six assists and two rebounds over 31 minutes in Monday's victory against the Bulls.

Jackson didn't have a great first half but he finished up strong, dropping in a pair of 3-pointer while shooting a very efficient 11-for-16 from the field. He has back-to-back 20-plus games for the first time since a five-game stretch from Dec. 30-Jan. 8. Despite the hot stretch he is a borderline option in most standard fantasy leagues.
Mar 6 - 11:34 PM

Reggie Jackson scored 21 points with four rebounds, two assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes during a win over the 76ers on Saturday.

It looked like it was going to be another bad, bad day for Jackson with the Pistons falling behind 9-2 early and causing coach Stan Van Gundy to take a timeout. Well, Jackson responded with a couple treys and helped his team earn a big lead. SVG did hint that he wasn't happy about how Jackson was getting all the blame for the slow starts, so an effective game today has to feel good. Sure, it was against a depleted 76ers squad, but maybe this gets him going again. He's still been bad all year and is only a lukewarm add until he does it again.
Mar 4 - 9:28 PM

Reggie Jackson is getting another start against the 76ers on Saturday.

He's on very thin ice and coach Stan Van Gundy is looking at making a change. The Pistons continue to have terrible starts to their games, so the first quarter could be a big indicator for Jackson's status in the depth chart going forward. He's only a borderline guy in standard leagues.
Mar 4 - 4:49 PM

Coach Stan Van Gundy hasn't ruled out starting Ish Smith over Reggie Jackson.

"We’ve got to get better energy off the start of the games," Van Gundy said. "The last Philadelphia game was one of our better starts in each half. That’s got to get going — that’s not just [Jackson]." Among the Pistons lineups with at least 20 minutes in the last 15 games, all of those lineups with Ish are better than all the Jackson lineups. This shouldn't change the outlooks too much, so both may not be great DFS targets. Jackson is droppable in most leagues right now.
Mar 3 - 4:18 PM

Reggie Jackson made 4-of-16 from the field for eight points with two rebounds, four assists and one turnover in 29 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

He has to be on thin ice right now. When Jackson was on the court in February, he had a -11.4 net rating -- that's the worst among Pistons with more than five minutes. Meanwhile, the Pistons had a +17.4 net rating when he was on the bench in February. Jackson hasn't really been worth owning for most of the season, so we don't blame anyone for cutting him at this point.
Mar 1 - 10:55 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Ish Smith
3Beno Udrih
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Darrun Hilliard
3Michael Gbinije
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Tobias Harris
2Jon Leuer
3Nikola Jovanovic
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Boban Marjanovic