Player News - Suns

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Updating a previous report, Josh Jackson (groin) will start Tuesday in Portland.

Jackson played well in his previous start sans Warren, scoring a career-high 21 points to go with six boards, three dimes and two triples in 30 minutes of floor time, so he's someone to consider in DFS with what should be a favorable and uptempo matchup with the Trail Blazers.
Jan 16 - 4:27 PM

Josh Jackson (groin) will be available to play Tuesday vs. Portland.

T.J. Warren (back) is out, so Jackson should be looking at another start tonight, and he's someone to think about in daily leagues. In his past four appearances, Jackson has produced averages of 16.3 points, 2.0 triples, 7.0 boards, 3.3 dimes and 1.7 turnovers per contest on 41.9% shooting.
Jan 16 - 3:47 PM

T.J. Warren (back) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. Portland.

Josh Jackson (groin) is likely looking at another start tonight, so he could be someone to consider in DFS with a favorable matchup against the Trail Blazers. This will be Warren's second straight game on the sidelines, and for now, we'll be considering him questionable for Friday's game in Denver.
Jan 16 - 3:44 PM

Marquese Chriss (hip) and T.J. Warren (back) will not play Tuesday vs. the Trail Blazers.

This will be Chriss' third straight game on the sidelines, and at this point, it's not clear exactly when he'll be back on the court. That said, Chriss was playing so well prior to going down, we'd advise trying to hang on in most leagues. With Chriss and Warren unavailable on Tuesday, Josh Jackson figures to earn another start with Devin Booker doing the heavy lifting on offense. Dragan Bender will also get another start, and he's someone to think about as a streamer.

T.J. Warren (sore lower back) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Portland.

Warren was unable to play Sunday vs. the Pacers. Josh Jackson (groin) started in his place and Jackson responded with a career-high 21 points in 30 minutes. Jackson is listed as questionable for Tuesday as well. We should have an update on the status of both players after Phoenix's shootaround Tuesday morning.
Jan 16 - 10:22 AM

Josh Jackson (groin) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Blazers.

Jackson was listed as questionable for Sunday's contest as well, but ended up starting in place of T.J. Warren (back) and scored a career-high 21 points, with six rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes. Over the Suns last four games, Jackson is averaging 15.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.8 treys, while shooting 47.1 percent from the floor and 46.7 percent from downtown.
Jan 16 - 10:21 AM

Marquese Chriss (hip) is listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. Portland.

Chriss has missed each of the Suns last two games. If he is unable to play on Tuesday, Dragan Bender will likely draw another start. Bender had a disappointing dud on Sunday (zero points on 0-of-7 shooting), but was averaging 17.0 points, 7.0 boards, 4.5 triples, 3.0 assists, 2.5 blocks in the two games prior.
Jan 16 - 9:29 AM

Danuel House (illness) is not traveling with the team and has been ruled out of Tuesday's game vs. Portland.

Minimal fantasy impact to note here, as House is not a part of the Suns regular rotation. He has appeared in just 11 games all season.
Jan 16 - 9:15 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len notched his first double-double in nearly a month on Sunday, coming off the bench for 12 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and one block in 19 minutes.

Len hit 6-of-7 field goals but he was 0-of-2 at the line, and his extreme efficiency masks the fact that he played fewer than 20 minutes for the fifth consecutive game. The potential is obvious, but Len is impossible to trust while Tyson Chandler is active and the frontcourt rotation includes Marquese Chriss, Dragan Bender and (occasionally) Greg Monroe.
Jan 15 - 12:59 AM

Tyson Chandler grabbed his 10,000th career rebound during Sunday's game, finishing with nine points (3-of-5 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs) and 14 boards, including six on the offensive glass.

Chandler is the 40th player in NBA history to reach the 10k plateau for rebounds, and his career average of 9.4 boards per game is eighth-highest among active players. The 35-year-old is still providing specialist fantasy value with 9.8 rebounds, 0.7 blocks and 62.5% shooting, but it feels like just a matter of time before the Suns shut him down.
Jan 14 - 10:34 PM

Davon Reed made his NBA debut on Sunday, collecting one rebound in five minutes of action.

Reed checked in during garbage time but he's at least worth remembering in deep leagues, thanks to intriguing skills and a team that wants to develop young talent down the stretch. We'll let you know if he starts earning reliable minutes.
Jan 14 - 10:34 PM

Greg Monroe briefly emerged in the Suns' rotation on Sunday, posting one assist in three minutes off the bench.

Monroe hadn't played since Jan. 3, a stretch of three consecutive DNP-CDs, and he was barely a blip tonight -- he gave up a pair of baskets to Al Jefferson and was immediately yanked by coach Jay Triano. As long as he's in Phoenix, and Tyson Chandler is active, there's no incentive to own Monroe.
Jan 14 - 10:33 PM

Josh Jackson started in place of T.J. Warren (back) on Sunday, scoring a career-high 21 points on 7-of-16 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs, with six rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

Jackson went from being questionable due to hip and groin injuries, to starting for the 15th time in his NBA career. He had a few sloppy turnovers but was otherwise a bright spot for Phoenix in this blowout home loss. Warren should be day-to-day, so this doesn't do much for Jackson's immediate value heading into a two-game week, but it's a nice reminder of his long-term upside.
Jan 14 - 10:32 PM

Isaiah Canaan (groin) posted 13 points, two rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 20 minutes during Sunday's home loss to the Pacers.

Canaan missed three games with the injury and his return predictably cut into the workload of starting PG Tyler Ulis (24 minutes). If you're looking for a Suns PG to own, Canaan is the better option with top-100 value over the past month.
Jan 14 - 10:31 PM

Dragan Bender had a forgettable night vs. Indiana on Sunday, going scoreless on 0-of-7 shooting with five rebounds and zero assists, steals or blocks.

Bender also committed three turnovers in 30 minutes, so there was nothing to salvage the line for fantasy owners. In the previous two games without Marquese Chriss (hip), Bender was averaging 17.0 points, 4.5 triples, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 blocks. Owners should hold tight until we've seen Chriss take the court, although it doesn't help that Phoenix plays just twice again this week.
Jan 14 - 10:31 PM


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