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Chris Andersen | Center/Forward | #7

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (37) / 7/7/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Blinn (TX) JC
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Andersen will come off the bench on Friday.
The Grizzlies are making a tweak to their rotation, but Andersen should still see close to 20 minutes tonight. He's not a fantasy option, though. Apr 22 - 9:24 PM

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Chris Andersen came off the bench against the Warriors on Saturday with six points, four rebounds, one assist, two steals and no turnovers in 14 minutes.

He played slightly less than usual due to the bad matchup. Andersen shouldn't really be trusted because he will likely be rested in one of the two final games this season.
Apr 9 - 10:54 PM

Chris Andersen is not starting against the Warriors on Saturday.

He might not even play because of the pace of the Warriors. Andersen could also rest going forward.
Apr 9 - 7:59 PM

Chris Andersen scored three points on 1-of-4 shooting Friday, to go with five boards, one steal, one block, one turnover and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes.

Birdman knocked down his fourth 3-pointer of the year to score the Grizzlies first three points in this one, but obviously that's not a part of his game as he's only attempted 10 on the season. Andersen is started for Memphis, but with averages of just 6.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 0.7 swats per contest, he's not worth owning in most leagues.
Apr 2 - 12:29 AM

Chris Andersen scored 13 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes against the Spurs on Monday.

That is a lot of playing time and luckily the Grizzlies are off until Monday. Andersen will be the guy losing the most playing time once Zach Randolph (ankle) can return, so the Birdman can fly on the wire in most leagues.
Mar 26 - 12:33 AM

Chris Andersen (shoulder) returned to action on Tuesday vs. the Lakers and played 15 minutes, scoring eight points with three boards.

He started at center, but his playing time was limited as expected. The Grizzlies want to manage the veteran's minutes to keep him healthy, so don't expect his role to grow too much. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 23 - 1:15 AM

Chris Andersen (shoulder) will start vs. the Lakers on Tuesday and Ryan Hollins will come off the bench.

It doesn't matter who starts at center for the Grizzlies, as both players will still have pretty limited roles because the Grizzlies will play a lot of small ball. Leave them on the wire.
Mar 22 - 10:43 PM

Chris Andersen (left shoulder sublaxation) is expected to play against the Lakers on Tuesday.

We'll keep an eye on the Birdman's official status throughout the day, but the Grizzlies lost an injury exception and will likely need to release Alex Stepheson. Despite his potential return, Andersen can be left on waivers in standard fantasy leagues.
Mar 22 - 12:12 PM

Chris Andersen (left shoulder sublaxation) is expected to play "within the next week."

The Birdman has been strengthening his shoulder but owners shouldn't expect to see him on Saturday -- a return on Monday or Tuesday is more feasible. Ryan Hollins and JaMychal Green continue to hold down the frontcourt with Andersen and Zach Randolph (knee) unavailable, though Z-Bo is a game-time decision on Saturday.
Mar 18 - 5:27 PM

The Grizzlies will continue to list Chris Andersen (shoulder subluxation) as out indefinitely.

An MRI confirmed his injury, so the Grizzlies won't be in a hurry to rush the veteran back. In the meantime, Memphis will continue to rely on JaMychal Green, Ryan Hollins and Jarell Martin with Zach Randolph sidelined due to a knee issue.
Mar 12 - 12:02 PM

Chris Andersen suffered a left shoulder subluxation and will miss at least two games.

The diagnosis means he suffered a partial dislocation and is likely going to be out beyond the two games. The Grizzlies have now lost three centers within the past month what Marc Gasol (foot), Brandan Wright (knee) and Birdman. JaMychal Green should be the next man up and looked good with 17 points in 24 minutes. Green is a decent player to use this week with four games.
Mar 7 - 5:19 PM

Chris Andersen (left shoulder) did not return after leaving early in the second quarter on Sunday.

Andersen was listed as 'questionable' to return after halftime but he never took the court, so Memphis may be forced to play without him on Monday. If the Birdman can't suit up, JaMychal Green and Ryan Hollins will both earn more playing time for the decimated Grizzlies' frontcourt -- of the two, only Green is worth fantasy owners' attention.
Mar 6 - 7:11 PM

Chris Andersen (left shoulder) went to the locker room during Sunday's game against the Suns and he is questionable to return.

If Andersen isn't able to return to Sunday's game, Ryan Hollins will be the only healthy center on Memphis' roster, but he's not really capable of logging major minutes. Zach Randolph, JaMychal Green and Matt Barnes will be forced into heavy minutes if Birdman is out. Stay tuned.

Chris Andersen scored six points with 10 rebounds, one steal and one block against the Jazz on Friday.

That's back-to-back games with 27 minutes. The Grizzlies can't afford to play Andersen that many minutes or else the wheels are going to fall off. He's only worth a look if you desperately need a center.
Mar 5 - 12:42 AM

Chris Andersen earned another start at center vs. the Kings, notching 10 points with six rebounds, two steals and one block in 27 minutes of action.

The Birdman is starting ahead of JaMychal Green and he's averaging 24.5 minutes in the Grizzlies' past two games. The 37 year old may be useful in deep leagues, but he doesn't have enough gas in the tank to be a viable fantasy asset in most formats.
Mar 3 - 12:32 AM

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PF1Zach Randolph
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