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Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 240
College: None
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Tyson Chandler (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raptors, and Alex Len will draw the start in his place.
Chandler missed two games back in 2012 with a hamstring injury, but aside from that, his hamstring hasn't been much of an issue throughout his career. Still, he's been pretty awful this season with averages of just 5.0 points, 8.8 boards and 0.7 blocks per game, so there's not much reason to hold on to him as he recovers from the hamstring issue in standard formats. Alex Len will draw a favorable matchup against the Raptors, and is worth a look as a punt play in DFS. Nov 29 - 4:46 PM

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Tyson Chandler (hamstring) is considered doubtful to play vs. the Raptors on Sunday.

He suffered the injury in the first quarter of Friday's game and never returned, but hamstring injuries tend to linger and the Suns will want to be cautious. Jon Leuer started the second half on Friday and went scoreless in 11 minutes, while Alex Len is also a candidate to draw a start. Consider Chandler as day-to-day.
Nov 28 - 1:38 PM

Tyson Chandler left Friday's game against the Warriors at the four-minute mark after suffering a hamstring injury, and did not return.

This game was pretty much over after the first-quarter, so Chandler had no reason to fight through the injury. Jon Leuer started the second-half with Chandler sidelined, but he went scoreless through his 11 minutes of action to go with just five rebounds, one assist, two steals and two turnovers. Alex Len wasn't much better, recording just two points, four boards and a steal in his nine minutes of playing time. Because hamstring injuries can be tricky, we're going to consider Chandler questionable for Sunday's game against the Raptors, and if he can't go, Len, Leuer and Mirza Teletovic will benefit.
Nov 28 - 3:48 AM

Tyson Chandler left Friday's game against the Warriors after tweaking his right hamstring, and he is questionable to return.

Chandler limped off the court after a timeout, and it's going to be very tough for the Suns to upset the Dubs sans Tyson. We'll have another update shortly, but Alex Len will benefit if Chandler is forced into an extended absence. Stay tuned.
Nov 27 - 10:04 PM

Tyson Chandler (illness) will return to the starting lineup on Friday against the Warriors.

He missed Wednesday due to an illness. Chandler will have a tall task ahead of him with the Warriors offense coming to town tonight. His return means less minutes for Alex Len and Jon Leuer. Chandler isn't a must-own player in standard leagues anymore.
Nov 27 - 4:47 PM

Tyson Chandler (illness) will not play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

He was expected to play, but the Suns will be giving Alex Len his biggest chance of the season tonight. Jon Leuer should be looking at a lot of run while we see a lot of Markieff Morris at the five, too. Len is an interesting play tonight in standard leagues and in DFS.
Nov 25 - 7:28 PM

Tyson Chandler (illness) missed shootaround, but he's still expected to suit up for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

Chandler hasn't done much at all this season with averages of just 5.4 points, 9.3 boards and a measly 0.9 steals and 0.7 blocks per contest. He's dealing with an illness, so he'll likely be limited tonight, making him an unattractive play in most leagues. Owners in standard leagues should seriously consider cutting him at this point.
Nov 25 - 1:16 PM

Tyson Chandler scored one point with six boards and one steal in 20 minutes against the Spurs on Monday.

The Suns went with a floor-spacing lineup for most of the second half, which kept Chandler out of the game. He's been horrible in his last five, averaging 2.0 points, 7.6 boards, 0.8 blocks and 1.4 turnovers in just 21.6 minutes. If you want to cut him in a standard league for a hot free agent, it makes sense.
Nov 24 - 1:36 AM

Tyson Chandler played only 16 minutes vs. New Orleans, finishing with one point, 10 rebounds, one block and three turnovers.

With Anthony Davis playing center in small-ball lineups most of the night, the matchups simply didn't favor Chandler. He has played 30+ minutes just once in the past seven games and his offense has been non-existent, reducing him to a late-round value in 8-cat and 9-cat leagues.
Nov 22 - 9:05 PM

Tyson Chandler played just 18 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday with two points, four boards and one turnover.

The Suns went with Jon Leuer as a stretch five for much of this game as the Nuggets couldn't defend all the spacing. Chandler is usually hovering around 27 minutes most night and should be around that time on Sunday against the Pelicans. He's a hold as a lower-upside big man.
Nov 21 - 3:10 AM

Tyson Chandler did not score on Monday with nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 23 minutes against the Lakers.

He's kind of been a ghost on offense in his last five, averaging just 4.2 points, 8.6 boards, 0.4 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.0 turnovers on 47.1 percent from the field. Chandler not shooting the ball well has really hurt his fantasy value, but he's still been a late-round later to date. He should get better, but is only a buy-low guy if you're giving up something you're not going to miss.
Nov 17 - 1:21 AM

Tyson Chandler finished Sunday's road loss with only one point, eight rebounds and one steal in 24 minutes.

The Suns' starting unit was trounced by the Thunder, while Alex Len (eight points, five boards) and the reserves held their own, so coach Jeff Hornacek went away from Chandler early tonight. He played 33+ minutes in three of his past four games, and owners shouldn't overreact to one dud.
Nov 8 - 9:54 PM

Tyson Chandler dominated on the glass against the Clippers during a 102-96 loss on Monday, scoring 14 points with 17 rebounds and one assist in 36 minutes.

It's the most playing time he's seen all year and the Suns wanted to get him out there as much as possible to combat DeAndre Jordan. It worked to a degree, but the Suns couldn't hit shots to help him out. Chandler is a must-start player right now.
Nov 3 - 1:16 AM

Tyson Chandler finished with five points, 11 boards, one assist, two steals and two blocks in 33 minutes on Saturday, helping Phoenix improve their record to 2-1.

The Suns grabbed at least 53 rebounds in their first two games of the season, the first time they've done that in consecutive games since Feb. 2006. They had 48 rebounds tonight. Chandler's defensive communication and excellent screens are just as important as his rebounding, and thus far he's made the Suns' front office look wise for giving him a four-year, $52 million deal this summer.
Nov 1 - 12:42 AM

Tyson Chandler double-doubled in the Suns' 110-92 win over the Blazers on Friday, scoring 15 points on 3-of-7 shooting (9-of-12 FTs) with 13 rebounds, one steal and one block.

The Suns' trainers are renowned for their ability to extend careers and if they can pull it off again with Chandler, then owners are in for a nice treat. It's probably best to evaluate him as a late-round play with mid-round upside, rather than the other way around as there are a few ways his season can go south.
Oct 31 - 3:25 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Bryce Cotton
3Ronnie Price
SG1Brandon Knight
2Sonny Weems
3Archie Goodwin
4Devin Booker
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
PF1Markieff Morris
2Mirza Teletovic
3Jon Leuer
4Cory Jefferson
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len