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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 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

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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

Richard Jefferson (back spasms) said he is feeling better and he will try to play Friday vs. the Spurs.

Jefferson isn't a major part of the rotation with Chandler Parsons healthy, so owners in standard leagues should not be concerned whether he plays or not. If he's unable to go, look for Al-Farouq Aminu to pick up most of his reserve minutes.
Mar 27 - 12:57 PM

Richard Jefferson (back spasms) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

Jefferson isn't a major rotation player for Dallas, so his absence won't mean much. Expect Al-Farouq Aminu to pick up most of his reserve minutes if he is indeed unavailable, but Aminu can't be viewed as a viable option in standard leagues.
Mar 26 - 3:44 PM

Richard Jefferson will not return to Tuesday's game due to back spasms and lower back stiffness.

The 34-year-old may need a few days to let his back fully recover, so we're considering him questionable to play vs. the Spurs on Friday. If he can't suit up, expect Al-Farouq Aminu to pick up the most extra minutes, with some help from Charlie Villanueva.
Mar 24 - 9:11 PM

Richard Jefferson moved to the bench on Sunday and scored only two points with one assist and zero rebounds in 11 minutes of action.

Chandler Parsons (ankle) was back in action, which predictably decimated the value of 34-year-old Jefferson. If you grabbed him for temporary value in deeper formats, this is your cue to cut him loose.
Mar 9 - 12:11 AM

Richard Jefferson tied a season-high with 16 points in Monday's win over the Pelicans, hitting 5-of-6 shots (2-of-2 3PTs, 4-of-4 FTs) with five rebounds and one block in 34 minutes.

Both the Chandler boys are day-to-day with their injuries and the return of either of them will probably kill any value that Jefferson has.
Mar 3 - 12:23 AM

Richard Jefferson hit 3-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 10 points, four rebounds and an assist in Wednesday's loss at Atlanta.

RJ has barely hit double digits in three straight games and is currently starting for Chandler Parsons (ankle), but he's just not doing enough to help fantasy owners much. And with Parsons due back sooner than later, the clock is ticking on RJ being relevant.
Feb 25 - 10:47 PM

Richard Jefferson started in place of Chandler Parsons (ankle) on Sunday night against the Hornets and did not disappoint with 10 points, 10 boards, four assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

Jefferson turned back the clock tonight and even posterized Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with a vicious dunk, though it was called back as an offensive foul (follow the link below to watch it). Regardless, Jefferson showed that he still has some gas left in the tank, and with Parsons expected to miss at least the next two games, owners in deeper leagues should give him a look. In four previous starts this season, Jefferson averaged 12.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 3-pointers in 28.3 minutes per game, so hopefully he keeps it rolling against the Raptors on Tuesday.
Feb 22 - 10:07 PM

Richard Jefferson will start in place of Chandler Parsons (ankle) for Sunday's game vs. the Hornets.

While it's Jefferson who gets the nod with the first unit, Al-Farouq Aminu will likely be the primary beneficiary in Parson's absence and is worth a look in deeper leagues with Parsons out for the next three games. In four previous starts this season, Jefferson averaged 12.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 3-pointers in 28.3 minutes per game, so give him a look if those numbers appeal to you.
Feb 22 - 7:22 PM

Richard Jefferson will start in place of Chandler Parsons (illness) on Friday against the Heat.

It'll be Jefferson against Danny Granger at small forward tonight, which isn't exactly Damian Lillard vs. Jeff Teague at point guard. Jefferson was actually very good in the last game without Parsons, scoring 13 points with 13 boards. If you need a player in a pinch tonight. Give him a look.
Jan 30 - 7:58 PM

Richard Jefferson scored 16 points with six rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

He had some success in his previous start this year, scoring 13 points with 13 boards and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes. That should be something to remember the next time Dirk Nowitzki sits out. He won't be worth using while Dirk is active, though.
Jan 14 - 11:36 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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