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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 made another fill-in start for Kyrie Irving (shoulder) on Sunday, notching three points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals in 42 minutes.
He's shooting a combined 27.3 percent over his past two starts and anyone who grabbed him for temporary value can cut him loose, as Irving is due back on Tuesday. The Cavs' purported 'rising star' is nowhere near standard-league fantasy relevance. Mar 1 - 7:20 PM

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Matthew Dellavedova made 5-of-18 from the field for 14 points against the Pacers on Friday with 10 rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes during a start.

His 18 shots from the field were close to double his previous season high (10). Even if Kyrie Irving (shoulder) needs to miss time, fantasy owners should not be expecting a lot out of Dellavedova in the coming days.
Feb 27 - 11:27 PM

Matthew Dellavedova is expected to start against the Pacers on Friday.

This isn't really a noteworthy move for fantasy. In his 148 minutes next to LeBron James and Kevin Love with Kyrie on the bench, Dellavedova holds an 8.0 usage rate to go with an effective field goal percentage of 23.7. He's only an option in deep leagues tonight and averages about 0.3 DFS points per minute in most formats in the aforementioned situations.
Feb 27 - 4:02 PM

Cavaliers G Matthew Dellavedova has been added to the Rising Stars game during All-Star weekend.

Dellavedova is more of a 'rising rotation player' than a star, but it's a nice recognition for the blue-collar guard who's averaging 4.3 points and 2.8 assists in 20 minutes per game for the Cavs. Dellavedova, who was born in Australia, will join a 'World Team' roster that includes guys like Giannis Antetokoumpo (Greece), Rudy Gobert (France), Gorgui Dieng (Senegal), Nikola Mirotic (Montenegro) and Jusuf Nurkic (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
Feb 11 - 6:35 PM

Matthew Dellavedova made another start on Tuesday with LeBron James (knee) unavailable, notching six points, two 3-pointers and two assists in 21 minutes.

Dellavedova is a cerebral player with a tough defensive mindset, which is a blessing for the Cavs, but he doesn't do enough to warrant fantasy attention in typical leagues. He's averaging 3.6 points, 0.9 threes, 2.7 assists and 0.4 steals in just 20 minutes per game this season, and any value he might have is undermined by 30.6 percent shooting.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 10:09:00 PM

Matthew Dellavedova will remain in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks with LeBron James (knee soreness) sidelined.

It sounds like the Cavs are going to run with a small-ball lineup, and Dellavedova will be a risky plug-and-play option in daily leagues. It is worth mentioning the that Dellavedova had a nice game the last time LeBron James was out of the lineup, but the primary beneficiaries of LeBron's absence will still be Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 06:35:00 PM

Matthew Dellavedova played 36 minutes in a start for Kyrie Irving (knee) on Friday, scoring eight points with one rebound, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

This is pretty much what we expected out of Dellavedova. He is more of a catch-and-shoot guy and isn't going to handle the offense while LeBron James is on the floor. He's only a low-end guy in deep leagues for short-term value.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 10:27:00 PM

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.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 06:17:00 PM

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.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 12:15:00 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.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 05:22:00 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
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 09:41:00 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.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 01:19:00 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.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 12:17:00 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.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 12:43:00 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.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 02:02:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Joe Harris
4James Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Shawn Marion
3Mike Miller
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Brendan Haywood
3Kendrick Perkins
4Anderson Varejao