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Richard Jefferson | Forward

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/21/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 230
College: Arizona
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Richard Jefferson missed all three of his field goal attempts in Monday's loss to the Jazz.
This killed a few owners in DFS formats tonight as he had just one rebound and one assist to his credit in 17 minutes. Use him at your own risk on Wednesday against the Blazers, even if all of his teammates are being rested. Apr 14 - 4:16 AM

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Richard Jefferson made another start in place of Chandler Parsons (knee) on Sunday, finishing with 17 points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and zero turnovers in 27 minutes.

RJ was coming off a 24-point eruption and he's filled in admirably for Parsons, but Dallas would assuredly like to rest their 34-year-old veteran for one of their final two games. Parsons is questionable to return on Monday, so anyone rolling the dice on Jefferson should keep a close eye on the Mavs' injury report.
Apr 13 - 12:20 AM

Richard Jefferson scored a season-high 24 points in Friday's double-overtime win, hitting 8-of-15 shots (including four treys) with four rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes.

Chandler Parsons (knee) may be able to return this weekend but the Mavs are locked into the No. 7 slot and they could also choose to play it safe. They bring Jefferson right into his minutes and role whenever Parsons goes down, so owners can feel relatively good about picking him up. He's not guaranteed to put up winning fantasy numbers, but he'll be in a position to whenever Parsons is out.
Apr 11 - 3:30 AM

Richard Jefferson started for Chandler Parsons (knee) on Wednesday despite a jammed toe, and had six points and three rebounds in 27 minutes.

The Mavs plan on giving some starters some rest over the next week, so Jefferson could sneak in a big line or two. But he's far from trustworthy.
Apr 9 - 12:41 AM

Richard Jefferson (toe) will play vs. the Suns on Wednesday.

With Chandler Parsons (knee) out of the lineup once again, Jefferson is expected to draw another start. Jefferson scored 13 points with three boards, three steals and two 3-pointers vs. the Warriors on Saturday, so he is worth a look in deeper formats. Al-Farouq Aminu should see extended minutes off the bench as well.
Apr 8 - 1:23 PM

Richard Jefferson (toe) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice.

Chandler Parsons (right knee) did not practice on Tuesday, leaving his status up in the air for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns. If Parsons can't go, Jefferson will have the opportunity to start, although he can only be viewed as a low-end 3-point specialist in deep leagues.
Apr 7 - 2:35 PM

Richard Jefferson (jammed toe) was held out of practice on Monday.

That sounds...uncomfortable. With Chandler parsons (knee) eyeing a return to practice on Tuesday, Jefferson could be looking at a return to the bench as soon as Wednesday against Phoenix.
Apr 6 - 1:45 PM

Richard Jefferson played 27 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday with 13 points, three rebounds three steals and two 3-pointers.

He should have a couple more starts headed his way with Chandler Parsons (knee) dealing with some swelling. This is a fair expectation on Jefferson while he's a starter except for the steals, so give him a look if something like this appeals to you.
Apr 5 - 1:40 AM

Richard Jefferson will draw the start on Saturday vs. the Warriors in place of Chandler Parsons (knee).

Jefferson has posted averages of 9.9 points, 5.1 boards, 1.0 assists and 1.7 3-pointers in his previous 12 starts, so there is not a lot to get excited about. Al Farouq-Aminu is probably the better add in deeper leagues after scoring seven points with eight boards, two assists and four blocks vs. the Rockets on Thursday, so he could be in line for a big game vs. the Warriors.
Apr 4 - 12:19 PM

Richard Jefferson played just nine minutes against the Rockets on Thursday with five points, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He actually didn't even enter the game until Chandler Parsons (knee) was hurt, so he wasn't supposed to be in the rotation. Jefferson is the heavy favorite to start for the Mavs if Parsons is out, but he's flopped more often than not in the starting lineup, averaging 9.9 points, 5.1 boards, 1.0 assists and 1.7 treys in his previous 12 starts. Jefferson is only worth a look in deep leagues.
Apr 2 - 11:31 PM

Richard Jefferson started in place of Monta Ellis (calf) on Sunday vs. the Pacers, but he ended up playing just 16 minutes and finished with four points with two assists.

He did get into some early foul trouble, but Jefferson didn't have it going tonight and shot just 2-of-6 from the field. Ellis doesn't have a timetable to return, so Jefferson may have another chance to start vs. the Thunder on Wednesday. He averaged 10.5 points, 5.5 boards and 1.8 3-pointers in 11 previous starts this season, so owners in deeper leagues should probably give him another chance.
Mar 29 - 9:35 PM

Richard Jefferson will start in place of Monta Ellis (calf) vs. the Pacers on Sunday.

Ellis doesn't have a timetable to return, meaning Jefferson could get some decent run down the stretch for the Mavericks. In 11 previous starts this season Jefferson has posted averages of 10.5 points, 5.5 boards and 1.8 3-pointers, so he is certainly worth a look in most leagues.
Mar 29 - 12:12 PM

Richard Jefferson (back) returned to action on Friday in a seven-minute outing.

Jefferson had just one rebound and one assist and he needs to produce before owners should pay him any attention.
Mar 28 - 2:23 AM

Updating a previous item, Richard Jefferson (back) will play on Friday.

An earlier report had RJ as out, but he'll give it a go. He is not in the rotation every night, so chances are his minutes will be limited tonight. Keep him on the wire.
Mar 27 - 7:09 PM

Richard Jefferson (back) will not play against the Spurs on Friday.

He was hopeful to play tonight after shootaround, but apparently something has changed. Expect more minutes from Chandler Parsons and Al-Farouq Aminu.
Mar 27 - 5:56 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Devin Harris
3Raymond Felton
SG1Monta Ellis
2J.J. Barea
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Richard Jefferson
3Al-Farouq Aminu
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Amare Stoudemire
3Charlie Villanueva
4Dwight Powell
C1Tyson Chandler
2Greg Smith
3Bernard James