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Richard Jefferson | Forward

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 6/21/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 233
College: Arizona
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Richard Jefferson didn't score in 16 minutes on Tuesday with one rebound and one assist.
He played 39 minutes his last time out, but was back to where he should be most nights. Jefferson has very little value in almost any league. Nov 17 - 11:58 PM

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Richard Jefferson played 39 minutes off the bench on Saturday with 14 points, three rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers.

He was good in his role tonight as the Cavs went small. With J.R. Smith back, Jefferson probably won't be getting many minutes going forward.
Nov 15 - 12:00 AM

Richard Jefferson (ankle) will be available for Saturday's game vs. the Bucks.

Jefferson will dress and will be active, but it's certainly possible that the Cavs hold him out as a precaution. X-rays came back negative, so it sounds like it's a day-to-day thing for the veteran.
Nov 14 - 7:16 PM

X-rays came back negative on Richard Jefferson's right ankle, and he is being listed as questionable for Saturday's matchup with the Bucks.

Jefferson said if he doesn't feel good after being re-evaluated Saturday morning, he'll sit that game out with the hopes of returning for Tuesday's game against the Pistons. We'll get another update on Jefferson following Saturday morning's shootaround, and if he's unable to give it a go, J.R. Smith would likely be asked to log heavy minutes with James Jones seeing some increased opportunity for playing time.
Nov 13 - 10:57 PM

Richard Jefferson is currently undergoing X-rays on his right ankle.

Jefferson came down awkwardly on his ankle during the game and limped over the Cavs bench. He finished Friday's game with just one steal and one rebound through 19 minutes of action, and we'll be awaiting the results of the X-ray. Stay tuned.
Nov 13 - 10:27 PM

Richard Jefferson will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers.

This was the expected move after Jared Cunningham failed to do much of anything in his start vs. the 76ers. Jefferson doesn't have a great matchup today, so he'll be a bit of a risky DFS play.
Nov 8 - 3:34 PM

Richard Jefferson got hot from deep and finished with 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting (including three triples) in Friday's win over the Sixers.

Jefferson had one rebound and two assists in 29 minutes off the bench, and this is a high-water mark for him in fantasy leagues. You'd have to be in a pretty deep league to want to mess around with that.
Nov 6 - 11:23 PM

Richard Jefferson will move to the bench on Friday.

It's nice to have RJ out there for spacing, but the more athletic Jared Cunningham gets the nod tonight. Jefferson can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Nov 6 - 7:18 PM

Richard Jefferson logged 35 minutes as a fill-in starter for J.R. Smith, scoring nine points with one 3-pointer, four boards and three assists vs. the visiting Knicks.

RJ made 1-of-5 shots from beyond the arc, but he did his job by spreading the court, playing defense, and limiting his turnovers. Jefferson should start again for Smith on Friday, and possibly Sunday, but he's not a very appealing temporary fantasy option.
Nov 4 - 11:10 PM

Richard Jefferson is listed as a starter for Cleveland on Wednesday with J.R. Smith (knee) unavailable.

RJ has shot better than 40 percent from downtown in four of the past five seasons, and he's currently averaging 1.8 triples in 20.3 minutes per game this year. Smith will miss at least one more game and he's doubtful to return Sunday, so Jefferson is worth a look if you're in need of a 3-point shooter.
Nov 4 - 7:59 PM

Richard Jefferson was spotted wearing a starters jersey during Wednesday morning's shootaround, which suggests that he will replace J.R. Smith (knee) in the starting lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Knicks.

Jefferson is about as hit-or-miss as they come, but with a favorable matchup against New York, he could be someone to consider as a punt play in daily leagues. This also lessens the appeal of Matthew Dellavedova in DFS, as he will likely continue to come off the bench.
Nov 4 - 11:15 AM

Richard Jefferson scored 14 points off the bench against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

Jefferson shot 5-of-6 from the field and hit all three of his 3-pointers, but he got some extra run in garbage time. As long as LeBron James continues to play through his ailing back, Jefferson isn't worth owning in most leagues.
Oct 28 - 11:16 PM

Richard Jefferson said that backing up LeBron James at the three is going to be ideal for him.

"The team and the fan base are really, really strong," Jefferson said. "It was a point in my career where backing up LeBron, playing that three spot is ideal. The man plays 40 minutes a night so If I can go out there and give 10 to 12 minutes [a game] over the course of the season it is an opportunity for me to stay healthy and play at a higher level. I believe this is one of the best chances I had at playing for a contender. There were obviously other opportunities, but this was a situation that I thought could be beneficial for both parties." If this quote is any indication, Jefferson's playing time is going be very low this season.
Oct 25 - 9:45 AM

Richard Jefferson will sit out one of the remaining two preseason games for the Cavaliers.

The veteran is simply going to get a rest with the season quickly approaching. LeBron James' minutes will be lowered this season and he may even have some maintenance days, so Jefferson should have a decent role. That being said, Jefferson still isn't a viable fantasy option outside of very deep leagues.
Oct 17 - 1:27 PM

The Cavaliers have officially signed Richard Jefferson.

Jefferson's contract will be for one year at the veteran's minimum, so it is a low-risk move by the Cavaliers. The veteran forward will come off the bench for limited minutes behind LeBron James, so he can be ignored in almost all leagues.
Aug 6 - 2:28 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Mo Williams
3Matthew Dellavedova
SG1J.R. Smith
2James Jones
3Joe Harris
4Iman Shumpert
5Jared Cunningham
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Anderson Varejao
3Sasha Kaun