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Matthew Dellavedova | Guard

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 200
College: Saint Mary's

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Matthew Dellavedova will start against the Magic on Friday in place of Kyrie Irving (knee).
While he will get plenty of minutes, Dellavedova is not going to be handling the ball too much and will likely act more like a shooting guard. He has a tiny usage rate of just 11.6 this season, so don't expect him to score much. Dellavedova is still a punt play in DFS or in deep leagues. Dec 26 - 6:17 PM

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Matthew Dellavedova (illness) played on Monday, logging 12 minutes with just one rebound to his stat line.

Dellavedova has value to the Cavs but he'll struggle to put up numbers for the Cavs. He has no real fantasy value unless multiple people get hurt.
Dec 16 - 12:15 AM

Matthew Dellavedova (illness) will play on Monday against the Hornets.

He had some stomach issues over the weekend, but it sounds like he's fine. Dellavedova will likely get minutes in the 20s off the bench as the Cavs like to use him to close out games on occasion. He's only worth owning in deep leagues.
Dec 15 - 5:22 PM

Matthew Dellavedova (illness) either has food poisoning or a virus.

"Delly did some light movement and shooting because he was not ready to go," David Blatt said. "Hopefully, he’ll be OK tomorrow. We don’t know if it was a virus or food poisoning. The effect of it we know, and it was not pretty." With Mike Miller (head) sidelined, expect Dion Waiters and Shawn Marion to pick up Delly's minutes if he's forced out.
Source: News-Herald
Dec 15 - 9:41 AM

Matthew Dellavedova is now questionable for Monday's game vs. Charlotte due to lingering effects of his illness.

He was admitted to a hospital overnight on Friday but has since returned to Cleveland and was able to practice in limited capacity on Sunday. We will monitor his status closely and if can't play Dion Waiters and Shawn Marion would pick up a few extra minutes. Stay tuned.
Dec 14 - 1:19 PM

Matthew Dellavedova returned to practice on Sunday after dealing with an illness, and he appears to be ready for Monday's game vs. the Hornets.

He had to stay at a hospital overnight on Friday, but he should be ready to play on Monday. Dellavedova will only be an option in deeper leagues unless Kyrie Irving goes down with an injury, so standard league owners can look the other way.
Dec 14 - 12:17 PM

Matthew Dellavedova is dealing with an illness and was held in New Orleans overnight.

To be clear, he is traveling back to Cleveland on Saturday and is said to be doing better. There is no word as to whether or not he will miss any time, but the fact that he was too ill to go home Friday night speaks to the severity of the illness. He should have plenty of time to recover in time for Monday's game against Charlotte, and we will update his status as needed.
Dec 13 - 12:43 PM

Matthew Dellavedova did not score in 24 minutes giants the Pelicans on Friday with five rebounds, three assists and one steal.

All five shots were from beyond the arc and the Cavs were hoping he could build off his four-trey game from Thursday. Dion Waiters (abdomen) looks like he's going to miss some time, so Dellavedova should get some minutes. He's only worth an add in very deep leagues, though.
Dec 13 - 2:02 AM

Matthew Dellavedova scored a season-high 14 points against the Thunder on Thursday with five rebounds, four assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

It was one of his better games of the season and he was charged with the task of guarding Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook in this game. Dellavedova was playing well before his MCL sprain back on Nov. 4 and he'll likely be looking at minutes in the low 20s on nights when the team is healthy. He's only worth a look in deep leagues.
Dec 11 - 11:03 PM

Matthew Dellavedova will start on Thursday vs. OKC with LeBron James (knee) sidelined.

Dellavedova will start at PG, with Kyrie Irving shifting over to SG, and Shawn Marion at SF. Dellavedova is more of a defensive specialist for the Cavs, so he's not likely to put up much value despite the starting role. Irving and Kevin Love are going to be asked to do a lot tonight, and both players figure to be quality plays in daily leagues. Dion Waiters will also see some increased opportunity with LeBron sidelined.

Matthew Dellavedova returned from a month-long absence due to a knee injury on Monday, scoring two points on 1-of-4 shooting with three rebounds, three assists and one block in 16 minutes.

Delly could have some value in wack fantasy leagues but that's about it unless the injury bug hits hard in Cleveland.
Dec 8 - 10:00 PM

Matthew Dellavedova (knee) will return to the lineup against the Nets on Monday.

He is going to come off the bench after missing 15 games. Dellavedova was getting some decent run and taking minutes away from Dion Waiters and Shawn Marion, but these guys will likely cancel each other out.
Dec 8 - 5:43 PM

Matthew Dellavedova (knee) will miss Thursday's game against the Knicks.

Dellavedova is getting closer to a return from his sprained MCL, but will now look to Friday's game against Toronto as a potential target. While his return will cut into Dion Waiters' fantasy value, Dellevadova doesn't do enough to warrant a pickup in standard leagues.
Dec 4 - 11:58 AM

Matthew Dellavedova (knee) is getting closer to a return, and will go through practice on Wednesday in attempt to come back next week.

He has already ruled out Monday's game against the Nets, but it wouldn't be out of the question to see him play that week. Owners in standard leagues can ignore him as Dellavedova will only be an asset in deeper leagues unless Kyrie Irving suffers an injury. We will update his status as needed and you should consider him as day-to-day for now.
Dec 2 - 7:55 PM

Matthew Dellavedova (knee) went through a full 3-on-3 contact workout on Monday.

This was a drill after practice, but Delly is apparently "on cusp of [a] return," according to beat writer Dave McMenamin. When he does return, he should find himself spending a little time at both guard spots, but he's going to have to work his way back in after being out for over a month.
Dec 1 - 1:53 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
3A.J. Price
SG1Shawn Marion
2Dion Waiters
3James Jones
4Joe Harris
SF1LeBron James
2Mike Miller
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Anderson Varejao
2Brendan Haywood
3Louis Amundson