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    Detroit Pistons Player Notes
    For The Last 365 Days
     
    Greg Monroe, PF2/27/2015 10:58:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe had a monster game during Friday's double overtime loss to the Knicks.
    Insight: He finished with 28 points and 13 boards, and shot 9-of-13 from the field and 10-of-15 from the stripe. Monroe also recorded two assists, two blocks, two steals, and one turnover.
    Andre Drummond, C2/27/2015 10:56:00 PM
    Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond recorded a double-double on Friday night.
    Insight: He also shot 9-of-11 from the floor and finished with 21 points, 15 boards, and four blocks. Drummond is still ranked outside the top 100.
    Reggie Jackson, G2/24/2015 9:59:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard Reggie Jackson continues to be a winner of the trade deadline.
    Insight: Jackson played 34 minutes and led his team with 22 points. He also nearly had a triple-double with nine assists and eight rebounds. If Jackson is still available in your league, pick him up now.
    Caron Butler, G/F2/24/2015 11:58:00 AM
    Description: Pistons small forward Caron Butler will come off the bench Tuesday against Cleveland.
    Insight: The Pistons will bring back an old face, Tayshaun Prince, into the starting lineup. Butler is averaging 5.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 0.9 apg this season.
    Tayshaun Prince, F2/24/2015 11:54:00 AM
    Description: Pistons small forward Tayshaun Prince will get the start Tuesday versus Cleveland, according to Ethan Skolnick.
    Insight: Prince replaced Caron Butler as the starter. Neither has shown they can put up fantasy-worthy statistics.
    Reggie Jackson, G2/22/2015 5:56:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard Reggie Jackson made his Detroit debut, playing 30 minutes and scoring 17 points on Sunday.
    Insight: Jackson was 7-of-18 from the field and 1-for-4 from the 3-point line. He also had five assists and five rebounds. Overall, we expect Jackson to produce great fantasy numbers while starting in Detroit. If he is available, Jackson is a great add.
    Greg Monroe, PF2/22/2015 5:54:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe had 15 points and 15 rebounds as the Pistons moved within half a game of eighth place in the Eastern Conference.
    Insight: Detroit is currently in 10th place behind both Charlotte and Brooklyn for the final playoff spot in the East. The Hornets and Nets are both 22-31. Monroe was 6-of-16 from the field and also had three steals and two assists.
    Andre Drummond, C2/22/2015 5:52:00 PM
    Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond had another excellent fantasy day as Detroit won, 106-89, versus the Wizards.
    Insight: Drummond was extremely efficient, shooting 8-of-11 to score 18 points. He also grabbed 16 rebounds, six of which were on the offensive glass. He also had two assists and a block.
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, G2/22/2015 5:49:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led the team with 26 points as Detroit defeated Washington, 106-89, on Sunday.
    Insight: Caldwell-Pope was 10-of-20 from the field, hitting six 3-pointers. He was 6-for-13 from downtown. He also chipped in two steals, two rebounds and an assist.
    Reggie Jackson, G2/22/2015 11:22:00 AM
    Description: Pistons guard Reggie Jackson will start on Sunday.
    Insight: Jackson needs to be active everwhere, as he is in line for a huge bump in value. He is averaging 20.2 ppg, 7.8 apg, 5.2 rpg, and 1.3 3-pointers per game as a starter this season.
    Greg Monroe, PF2/20/2015 10:12:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe tied a team-high 20 points in the victory over the Bulls on Friday.
    Insight: Monroe was 9-for-14 from the field and grabbed six rebounds. He is averaging 17.0 ppg and 10.8 rpg while shooting 52.4 percent in the last five games.
    Andre Drummond, C2/20/2015 10:09:00 PM
    Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond had a monster fantasy game on Friday versus the Bulls.
    Insight: Drummond shot 7-of-18 on his way to 18 points and grabbed 20 rebounds. Nine of those rebounds were on the offensive glass. Drummond hurt fantasy owners by going just 4-of-13 at the line, but owners will take the points and rebounds.
    D.J. Augustin, G2/11/2015 9:45:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard D.J. Augustin scored a team-high 22 points during Wednesday's loss versus San Antonio.
    Insight: Augustin also finished with six assists, three rebounds, two 3-pointers, and five turnovers. He has been a top-30 option over the past 14 days.
    D.J. Augustin, G2/10/2015 9:22:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard D.J. Augustin continues to impress fantasy owners.
    Insight: Augustin has 18 points and five assists in over 28 minutes on Tuesday. He was 5-of-14 from the field, hitting one 3-pointer. Augustin is starting for Detroit now that Brandon Jennings is out for the season, and Augustin is taking full advantage.
    Cartier Martin, F2/10/2015 1:35:00 PM
    Description: Pistons SG/SF Cartier Martin is expected to miss Tuesday's game against the Hornets due to plantar fasciitis.
    Insight: Martin (1.5 ppg, 0.7 rpg, 0.7 apg) sees less than 10 minutes per game, so this news won't change the Pistons' rotation or fantasy owners.
    Caron Butler, G/F2/10/2015 1:30:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard/forward Caron Butler is expected to miss Tuesday's game with Charlotte due to back spasms, according to beat reporter David Mayo.
    Insight: Butler has very little fantasy value sitting behind Cartier Martin on the depth chart. he's averaging just 5.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 0.8 apg through 50 games, so his absence won't change any fantasy lineups.
    Andre Drummond, C2/8/2015 10:20:00 PM
    Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond made all eight of his field goal attempts versus the Timberwolves on Sunday.
    Insight: Drummond had 17 points and 14 rebounds in the loss. He has produced great numbers this season besides his below average 41.1 free-throw percentage.
    Greg Monroe, PF2/8/2015 9:21:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe had 23 points and 12 rebounds as Detroit defeated Charlotte, 106-78, on Tuesday.
    Insight: Monroe was 9-of-15 from the field and 5-for-8 at the line. He also had two assists and two steals.
    D.J. Augustin, G2/8/2015 8:36:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard D.J. Augustin led the team with 20 points and added eight assists versus the Timberwolves on Sunday.
    Insight: Augustin has been a really nice addition to any fantasy team who added him when Brandon Jennings went down with his injury two weeks ago. In eight games since taking the starting job, Augustin has at least 19 points and eight assists in six of those games. If he is still available, add him right away.
    D.J. Augustin, G2/6/2015 10:28:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard D.J. Augustin played in 34 minutes of action during Friday's victory against the Nuggets.
    Insight: He went 6-of-10 from the field, 8-of-8 from the line, and 2-of-3 from deep for 22 points, 11 assists, two rebounds, and five turnovers. Augustin should be active everywhere.
    Greg Monroe, PF2/6/2015 10:26:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe and center Andre Drummond combined to grab 34 rebounds on Friday night.
    Insight: Monroe led the charge with 21 points and 21 boards, along with three assists, two steals, two blocks, and four turnovers. Drummond had a double-double as well, with 13 points and 13 rebounds.
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, G2/6/2015 1:35:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will play in Friday's game against Denver despite dealing with a sore Achilles, according to Keith Langlois of pistons.com.
    Insight: Caldwell-Pope couldn't finish Wednesday's game because of the injury. He's averaging 11.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.1 spg. Jodie Meeks would jump up in value if Caldwell-Pope is limited in minutes or productivity.
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, G2/5/2015 3:33:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is questionable for Friday's game against Denver due to a sore Achilles.
    Insight: Caldwell-Pope couldn't finish Wednesday's game because of it. He's averaging 11.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.1 spg. Jodie Meeks would see more time if Pope can't play.
    Andre Drummond, C2/4/2015 9:32:00 PM
    Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond recorded his third consecutive double-double during Wednesday's loss to the Pacers.
    Insight: He went 9-of-15 from the floor for 18 points, 16 boards, one assist, one steal, and one turnover. Drummond has played well of late, but is still ranked outside the top 100 in standard leagues.
    D.J. Augustin, G2/3/2015 9:58:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard D.J. Augustin continues to fill in nicely for Detroit.
    Insight: With Brandon Jennings out, Augustin needs to be owned everywhere. He had 25 points, 13 assists, four rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal, and zero turnovers during Tuesday's win against the Heat.
    Andre Drummond, C2/3/2015 9:57:00 PM
    Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond recorded a double-double during Tuesday's win against the Heat.
    Insight: He had 14 points and 14 boards, while he went 6-of-11 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line. Drummond also contributed two blocks and one assist.
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, G1/31/2015 9:59:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope knocked down six 3-pointers during Saturday's win over the Rockets.
    Insight: Caldwell-Pope is just borderline worthy of a roster spot. He finished with 28 points, five boards, four assists, three blocks, and one steal.
    D.J. Augustin, G1/31/2015 9:58:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard D.J. Augustin is definitely worth owning.
    Insight: He went 8-of-13 from the field and 11-of-13 on Saturday night for 28 points, 12 assists, two rebounds, one 3-pointer, two steals, and five turnovers. Pick Augustin up if for some reason he is still available.
    Greg Monroe, PF1/28/2015 9:23:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe had a game-high 20 points versus the 76ers.
    Insight: Unfortunately, that didn't help Detroit avoid an embarrassing, 89-69, loss to Philadelphia. Monroe recorded a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds, going 8-of-15 from the field.
    Andre Drummond, C1/27/2015 10:11:00 PM
    Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond blocked a career-high six shots on Tuesday.
    Insight: Drummond added 12 points and 17 rebounds in what was a massive fantasy night. He did shoot just 6-of-17 from the field and 0-for-4 at the line, but fantasy owners will take the totals in the points, rebounds and blocks categories.
    Greg Monroe, PF1/27/2015 10:02:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe had 17 points and 12 rebounds versus the Cavaliers on Tuesday.
    Insight: That is Monroe's 12th double-double this month and 21st this season. Monroe is averaging 15.1 ppg and 10.2 rpg this season.
    D.J. Augustin, G1/27/2015 9:56:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard D.J. Augustin just missed a double-double on Tuesday versus the Cavaliers.
    Insight: Augustin followed up his 35-point line from Sunday with 19 points and nine assists on Tuesday. He started slow but hit three 3-pointers in the second half. He was 8-of-15 from the field overall with four rebounds and two steals. Pick Augustin up if he is still available.
    Brandon Jennings, G1/27/2015 1:31:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings had his left Achilles surgery Monday and will miss the remainder of the season.
    Insight: D.J Augustin is the best fantasy add option and he proved it with a 35-point, four-rebound, eight-assist Sunday night against Toronto. But if you didn't already pick him up it's probably too late.
    Brandon Jennings, G1/26/2015 5:33:00 AM
    Description: Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to a torn left Achilles.
    Insight: D.J Augustin is the best fantasy add option for teams looking to add a point guard and he proved it with a 35-point, four-rebound, eight-assist Sunday night against Toronto.
    Greg Monroe, PF1/25/2015 9:33:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe recorded a monster game on Sunday.
    Insight: Monroe had 21 points and 16 rebounds, eight of which were on the offensive glass. Monroe also had four assists. Monroe is averaging 16.2 ppg in his last five games.
    D.J. Augustin, G1/25/2015 9:29:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard D.J. Augustin started his fourth game of the season and had a day versus the Raptors.
    Insight: Augustin scored 35 points, shooting 3-for-5 from the 3-point line. He was 12-of-20 from the field overall and 6-for-6 at the line. Augustin also had eight assists and four rebounds. If he is still available, go pick him up right away.
    D.J. Augustin, G1/25/2015 6:06:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard D.J. Augustin will start at point guard on Sunday as expected.
    Insight: Starting point guard Brandon Jennings went down with a torn Achilles on Saturday, so it appears the point guard job will fall to Augustin for the rest of the season. He is worth picking up in nearly all leagues.
    Brandon Jennings, G1/24/2015 10:53:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings left Saturday night's game with a left leg injury. UPDATE: Jennings will be out for the foreseeable future according the Pistons.com.
    Insight: The medical staff took Jennings to the locker room in a wheel chair, so that is a very bad sign. D.J Augustin is the best fantasy add option right now for teams looking to add a point guard.
    Greg Monroe, PF1/24/2015 9:53:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe had eight points and 16 rebounds versus the Bucks.
    Insight: Detroit lost Brandon Jennings during the game, which contributed to Milwaukee's 15-point victory. Monroe, however, continues to be one of the best rebounders in the league. He is averaging 13.4 boards per game over the last five contests.
    Brandon Jennings, G1/21/2015 9:51:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings recorded a career-high 21 assists on Tuesday night.
    Insight: No, that is not a typo. Jennings was fantastic all night, as he went 10-of-21 from the field and 3-of-5 from the line for 24 points, 21 assists, one 3-pointer, and two turnovers. He is a top-60 option.
    Andre Drummond, C1/21/2015 9:49:00 PM
    Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond had 26 points and 17 rebounds during Wednesday's win over the Magic.
    Insight: He shot 10-of-14 from the field and 6-of-8 from the line, and had four steals, three blocks, one assist, and six turnovers.
    Greg Monroe, PF1/19/2015 5:11:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe had a monster game on Monday with 16 points and 20 rebounds versus the Hawks.
    Insight: Monroe was 5-of-11 from the field and 6-for-6 at the line. He also had two assists, a steal and a block. In leagues that count turnovers and fouls, however, Monroe turned it over six times and committed four fouls.
    Kyle Singler, G1/17/2015 10:33:00 PM
    Description: Pistons shooting guard Kyle Singler scored a team-high 20 points during Saturday's victory over the 76ers.
    Insight: Singler went 7-of-12 from the field and 6-of-8 from downtown. He is still outside of the top 200.
    Greg Monroe, PF1/17/2015 10:32:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe posted a double-double during Saturday's win Philadelphia.
    Insight: He had 12 points and 13 rebounds, along with four assists, two steals, one block, and three turnovers.
    Andre Drummond, C1/16/2015 10:31:00 PM
    Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond made the game-winning tip in to push Detroit past Indiana, 98-96.
    Insight: Coincidentally, Drummond had 16 points and 16 rebounds with 10 of those boards coming on the offensive glass.
    Brandon Jennings, G1/16/2015 10:28:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings was on fire Friday with eight 3-pointers versus the Pacers.
    Insight: Jennings led the team with a season-high 37 points. He was 10-of-23 from the field, including 8-for-13 from behind the arc. Jennings was also 9-for-9 at the line. Jennings has been on fire the last five games, averaging 24.8 ppg and 7.0 apg.
    Brandon Jennings, G1/14/2015 9:49:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings had 19 points on Wednesday despite a poor night shooting.
    Insight: Jennings shot 4-of-12, including 2-for-6 from the 3-point line. Jennings did manage to shoot 90 percent from the line which helped his final stat line. It's a good thing because Jennings only had three assists and a steal to go with the 19 points.
    Greg Monroe, PF1/12/2015 9:52:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe posted a double-double during Monday's win versus the Raptors.
    Insight: He had 22 points and 10 rebounds, along with two assists, one steal, one block, and zero turnovers. Monroe is a fine option for owners.
    Brandon Jennings, G1/12/2015 9:50:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings had a big game during Monday's victory over Toronto.
    Insight: He went 11-of-22 from the field, 8-of-9 from the line, and 4-of-8 from deep for 34 points, 10 assists, two boards, two steals, and two turnovers. Jennings may be a nice "trade high" candidate right now.
    Greg Monroe, PF1/10/2015 10:12:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe continued his incredible rebounding numbers on Saturday against the Nets.
    Insight: Monroe grabbed 17 rebounds while also scoring 16 points in the victory over Brooklyn. This month, Monroe is averaging 12.4 rpg.
    Brandon Jennings, G1/10/2015 10:09:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings had a double-double in Saturday's victory.
    Insight: Jennings had 20 points and 11 assists. Although he didn't shoot well, Jennings made three 3-pointers.
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, G1/9/2015 10:09:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had a ridiculous 16 3-point attempts Friday versus Atlanta.
    Insight: He made four of them, and finished with a team-high 20 points. Caldwell-Pope also had six rebounds, one steal, and one block. He is not a relevant option, as he is not even a top-150 option.
    D.J. Augustin, G1/7/2015 10:49:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard D.J. Augustin scored 26 points off the bench.
    Insight: He went 9-of-16 from the field, 4-of-5 from the line, and 4-of-5 from deep. Augustin is still not worth owning at this moment.
    Greg Monroe, PF1/7/2015 10:48:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe posted an impressive double-double during Wednesday's victory against the Mavericks.
    Insight: He had 25 points, 17 boards, six assists, one block, and four turnovers. Monroe also went 11-of-15 from the floor and 3-of-3 from the line.
    Greg Monroe, PF1/7/2015 9:20:00 AM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe recorded a double-double on Tuesday.
    Insight: Monroe scored 17 points, shooting 70 percent from the field, and grabbed 11 rebounds. With Drummond gobbling up 18.0 rpg over the last five games, owners might expect Monroe's board numbers to suffer, but they haven't. Monroe has three straight double-doubles.
    Andre Drummond, C1/7/2015 9:13:00 AM
    Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond scored 20 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in the, 105-104, victory over the Spurs on Tuesday.
    Insight: Drummond shot 8-for-10 in 35 minutes although he shot just 44 percent from the line. Drummond has been on fire. In his last five games, he is averaging 15.0 ppg and 18.0 rrpg.
    Brandon Jennings, G1/4/2015 8:23:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings recorded a season-high 35 points during Sunday's win over Sacramento.
    Insight: He went 14-of-21 from the field, 2-of-2 from the line, and 5-of-8 from beyond the arc. Jennings also had seven assists, two rebounds, two steals, and two turnovers. This may be the best line he produces all season.
    Brandon Jennings, G1/2/2015 10:35:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings had a game-high 29 points on Friday against the Knicks.
    Insight: Jennings was 11-for-17, including 4-for-8 from behind the arc. He didn't contribute much else, but owners really loved the scoring.
    Jodie Meeks, G12/30/2014 9:20:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard Jodie Meeks knocked down nine 3-pointers on Tuesday night.
    Insight: He was 11-of-16 from the field and 9-of-11 from deep for 34 points. Leave Meeks on the waiver wire, as he is not a relevant option.
    Andre Drummond, C12/30/2014 9:19:00 PM
    Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond was an absolute beast on the boards during Tuesday's victory against the Magic.
    Insight: Drummond brought down a monster 22 rebounds and also finished with 17 points to complete his double-double. However, while he shot 6-of-11 from the field, Drummond was a dreadful 5-of-16 from the line. He also had two assists, three blocks, and two steals.
    Greg Monroe, PF12/26/2014 9:54:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe recorded a double-double on Friday.
    Insight: In a game that featured Andre Drummond and Roy Hibbert, Monroe had a game-high 15 rebounds along with 19 points, shooting 7-of-11. Monroe also had three steals, a block and an assist. With no Josh Smith, Monroe is the clear power forward option in Detroit and thus sees a boost in fantasy value.
    Andre Drummond, C12/26/2014 9:50:00 PM
    Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond led the team with 20 points in the, 119-109, victory over the Pacers Friday.
    Insight: Drummond made 9-of-12 shots on his way to 20 points. He also had six rebounds, three steals and a block. Unfortunately, Drummond continues to struggle on the line as he was 2-of-8 on Friday.
    Greg Monroe, PF12/22/2014 12:57:00 PM
    Description: The Pistons have cleared the path for forward Greg Monroe to see increased playing time.
    Insight: They did it in dramatic fashion, waiving Josh Smith. Monroe could be a much improved player over the second half of the season.
    Josh Smith, F12/22/2014 12:21:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Josh Smith has been waived.
    Insight: Smith was averaging 13.1 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 4.7 apg, 1.3 spg, but his presence was stunting Greg Monroe's growth. There should be plenty of takers for a guy with Smith's talents.
    Brandon Jennings, G12/19/2014 9:55:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings did all he can during Friday's loss to the Raptors.
    Insight: He had 22 points, eight assists, four rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal, one block, and three turnovers. Jennings has underperformed this season, as he is barely a top-150 player.
    Andre Drummond, C12/17/2014 9:52:00 PM
    Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond had a massive rebounding game versus the Mavericks.
    Insight: Drummond grabbed 24 rebounds, which included seven on the offensive glass. He also scored 19 points, shooting 56.3 percent from the field. Additionally, the big man had four steals, three blocks and an assist. Drummond's only blemish was his 1-for-6 at the foul line.
    Greg Monroe, PF12/14/2014 10:03:00 AM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe came off the bench Saturday and led the team in scoring.
    Insight: Kyle Singler replaced Greg Monroe in the starting lineup, but Monroe still played 32 minutes versus Singler's 26. Monroe made 8-of-13 shots, scoring 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Even if he stays a bench player, Monroe should be in fantasy lineups.
    Josh Smith, F12/14/2014 9:59:00 AM
    Description: Pistons forward Josh Smith recorded a double-double on Saturday.
    Insight: Smith had 21 points and 13 rebounds in the, 95-90 victory over the Kings. He made 9-of-16 shots and went 3-for-5 at the line. Smith also had five blocks, five assists and two steals although he did have seven turnovers.
    Kyle Singler, G12/13/2014 9:06:00 PM
    Description: Pistons shooting guard Kyle Singler will start on Saturday against the Kings.
    Insight: This means Greg Monroe will go back to the bench. The move is likely just a strategic move for the Kings, so fantasy owners of Monroe shouldn't worry too much. Monroe is still fantasy viable coming off the bench while Singler has been very inconsistent this season.
    Andre Drummond, C12/13/2014 9:11:00 AM
    Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond scored a team-high 23 points during Friday's win against the Suns.
    Insight: Drummond had a double-double, with 14 rebounds as well. He is averaging 11.8 ppg, 11.9 rpg, and 1.7 bpg overall.
    Jodie Meeks, G12/10/2014 3:35:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard Jodie Meeks fully practiced on Wednesday and is expected to return to game-action on Friday according to Pistons.com.
    Insight: Detroit could really use his shooting with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope struggling the way they are. If owners are looking for 3-pointers and steals, give Meeks a look.
    Greg Monroe, PF12/9/2014 9:51:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe scored a team-high 22 points during Tuesday's loss to the Trail Blazers.
    Insight: He did so off the bench and had 10 rebounds, one assist, and two steals as well. Monroe will probably be a tad inconsistent if he continues to come off the bench.
    Josh Smith, F12/6/2014 10:23:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Josh Smith scored a team-high 23 points during Saturday's loss to Philadelphia.
    Insight: He was 9-of-18 from the field and 4-of-6 from the line. Smith also had eight rebounds, seven assists, three blocks, one steal, one 3-pointer, and five turnovers. He continues to be inconsistent in this rotation.
    Kyle Singler, G12/6/2014 10:21:00 PM
    Description: Pistons shooting guard Kyle Singler got the start and played very well during Saturday's overtime loss to the 76ers.
    Insight: He played 40 minutes and had 21 points, six rebounds, two assists, and two steals. If Singler continues to start, he could turn into a valuable asset.
    Greg Monroe, PF12/3/2014 10:19:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe came off the bench to score 29 points and grab seven rebounds on Wednesday versus the Celtics.
    Insight: Monroe shot 9-of-17 as he took the second most shots for Detroit in his 32 minutes. Monroe hit all 11 of his free-throw attempts and also had a block.
    Andre Drummond, C12/3/2014 10:18:00 PM
    Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond recorded a team-high 27 points and 14 rebounds against the Celtics on Wednesday.
    Insight: Unfortunately, it wasn't enough as Detroit fell in overtime, 109-102. Drummond made 12-of-18 shots and grabed an equal seven defensive rebounds and seven offensive boards. He also had five blocks and four steals to complete a pretty amazing fantasy night.
    Josh Smith, F12/2/2014 10:08:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Josh Smith scored a team-high 18 points in Tuesday's loss to the Lakers.
    Insight: Smith also chipped in 10 rebounds, six assists, three steals, one block, and five turnovers. He has been a major disappointment this season, as he is currently ranked as the 253rd overall fantasy player.
    Andre Drummond, C11/28/2014 10:49:00 PM
    Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond had his first 20-20 game of the season.
    Insight: In fact, it was Drummond's first 20-rebound game of the season and just his second 20-point game. Drummond was a monster Friday, scoring 26 points and hauling in 20 rebounds, seven of which came on the offensive glass. Drummond made 12-of-19 shots and 2-of-4 at the line as well.
    Brandon Jennings, G11/28/2014 2:12:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings (160 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 5.8 apg) has missed two consecutive games and has now been downgraded to out for Friday's game against Milwaukee due to a hyperextended left thumb.
    Insight: D.J. Augustin will get most of the minutes and has been a viable option averaging 15.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 6.5 apg in his absence over the last two contests.
    D.J. Augustin, GHot11/28/2014 11:40:00 AM
    Description: Pistons backup point guard D.J. Augustin could get another start Tuesday with Brandon Jennings dealing with a hyperextended left thumb.
    Insight: August has average 15.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 6.5 apg as a starter over the past two contests and could be a viable fantasy option if Jennings is sidelined.
    Brandon Jennings, G11/28/2014 11:38:00 AM
    Description: Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings (160 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 5.8 apg) has missed two consecutive games and is questionable for Friday's game against Milwaukee due to a hyperextended left thumb.
    Insight: D.J. Augustin would get most of the minutes if Jennings can't play and has been a viable option averaging 15.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 6.5 apg in his absence over the last two contests.
    Andre Drummond, C11/26/2014 10:02:00 PM
    Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond seems to be coming on.
    Insight: He recorded his third consecutive double-double on Wednesday, after scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds. Drummond also had three steals, two blocks, and two turnovers.
    Andre Drummond, C11/25/2014 10:19:00 PM
    Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond playwed very well in Tuesday's loss to the Bucks.
    Insight: He was 11-of-15 from the field for 23 points, 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks, and one trunover. This is the second straight double-double for Drummond, and owners are hoping this busts him loose.
    D.J. Augustin, G11/25/2014 11:38:00 AM
    Description: Pistons backup point guard D.J. Augustin could get the start Tuesday with Brandon Jennings dealing with a hyperextended left thumb.
    Insight: August has average 13.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 6.2 apg during his career as a starter and could be a nice play if Jennings is sidelined.
    Brandon Jennings, G11/25/2014 11:34:00 AM
    Description: Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings is questionable for Tuesday's game against Milwaukee due to a hyperextended left thumb.
    Insight: Jennings didn't make Sunday's practice. D.J. Augustin would get most of the minutes if Jennings can't play.
    Andre Drummond, C11/21/2014 10:22:00 PM
    Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond recorded a double-double on Friday.
    Insight: Drummond actually had more rebounds, 16, than points, 13. What was most impressive, seven of Drummond's 16 rebounds came on the offensive glass.
    Greg Monroe, PF11/19/2014 10:02:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe recorded his sixth double-double of the season Wednesday.
    Insight: Monroe had 18 points and 12 rebounds against the Suns. He shot 7-for-17 from the field. He also had three assists and a steal.
    Caron Butler, G/F11/17/2014 9:53:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard/forward Caron Butler scored 20 points off the bench on Monday.
    Insight: After scoring four total points in his previous two games, Butler hit three 3-pointers and went 7-of-7 from the line, while also chipping in six rebounds. With all this being said, Butler needs to be left on the waiver wire.
    Brandon Jennings, G11/17/2014 9:51:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings scored 18 points in Monday's loss to Orlando.
    Insight: He also had six assists, five 3-pointers, three steals, and three turnovers. Owners should expect some inconsistency throughout the season.
    Greg Monroe, PF11/16/2014 10:38:00 AM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe recorded his fifth double-double of the season Saturday.
    Insight: Monroe had 16 points and 11 rebounds against the Grizzlies. He shot 8-of-13 from the field. As far as other stats, he had just one assist.
    Brandon Jennings, G11/14/2014 10:39:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings shot 10-of-18 from the field in Friday's overtime win against the Thunder.
    Insight: He has 29 points, five assists, five rebounds, five 3-pointers, two steals, one block, and zero turnovers. The zero turnovers may be most impressive.
    Brandon Jennings, G11/12/2014 9:36:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings posted a double-double in Wednesday's loss to Washington.
    Insight: He played very well, scoring 32 points, with 10 assists, three rebounds, three 3-pointers, two steals, and two turnovers. Jennings will be inconsitent throught the season, but owners will be happy with nights like this one.
    Greg Monroe, PF11/10/2014 10:23:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe played well during Monday's loss to the Bulls.
    Insight: He was 8-of-19 from the field for 16 points. Monroe finished off his double-double with 10 rebounds, and chipped in two assists as well.
    Josh Smith, F11/10/2014 10:22:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Josh Smith posted a double-double in Monday's loss to Chicago.
    Insight: He had 19 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, three blocks, one 3-pointer, and three turnovers. Smith will have nights like this one, but owners should expect some inconsistency.
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, G11/7/2014 10:30:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made three more 3-pointers against the Bucks on Friday.
    Insight: Caldwell-Pope is 7-for-12 from beyond the arc in the last two games. He scored a team-high 19 points with five rebounds versus the Bucks.
    Andre Drummond, C11/7/2014 10:25:00 PM
    Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond recorded a double-double on Friday.
    Insight: Drummond had one of the weakess double-doubles a player can have with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Even still, it was nice to see him get to double-figures in both categories. He also had two blocks.
    Greg Monroe, PF11/5/2014 10:14:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe had a monster night against the Knicks on Wednesday.
    Insight: Monroe started at power forward versus the Knicks and took advantage getting minutes at the four rather than the three. Monroe had 23 points and 18 rebounds, including six on the offensive glass. He also made 7-of-8 free throws.
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, G11/5/2014 10:11:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made 4-out-of-7 3-pointers against the Knicks on Wednesday.
    Insight: Behind Caldwell-Pope's outside shooting and Greg Monroe's inside game, the Pistons held a 16-point lead at the end of the third quarter. New York came storming back, but Detroit won, 98-95. Caldwell-Pope finished with 20 points.
    Josh Smith, F11/5/2014 6:41:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Josh Smith will start at small forward while Greg Monroe will start at power forward against the Knicks on Wednesday.
    Insight: This doesn't really affect Smith's fantasy value. He has shot the same at each position.
    Greg Monroe, PF11/2/2014 11:29:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe said he is not worried about coming off the bench for Detroit according to The Oakland Press.
    Insight: We believe him. Monroe scored 18 points and had 11 rebounds, three assists and one steal in 30 minutes Saturday. As long as he remains productive, it doesn't really matter to fantasy owners whether he starts or not.
    Andre Drummond, C11/1/2014 10:13:00 PM
    Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond scored 14 points against the Nets.
    Insight: Drummond shot 66.7 percent but only took nine shots. Fantasy owners would like the big man to get more touches on the block. Drummond also grabbed eight rebounds and two blocks.
    Josh Smith, F11/1/2014 6:31:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Josh Smith is starting on Saturday against the Nets.
    Insight: Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy will give Smith the starting nod despite his .368 shooting percentage through the first two games. Smith takes Greg Monroe's spot in the starting lineup, but Monroe is still the better fantasy option against the Nets because of Brooklyn's weak front line.
    Caron Butler, G/F10/30/2014 10:25:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard/forward Caron Butler led the Pistons in scoring on Thursday.
    Insight: He was 10-for-14 from the field for 24 points. Butler also chipped in eight rebounds, but owners can keep him on the waiver wire for the foreseeable future.
    Brandon Jennings, GCold10/30/2014 1:32:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings wasn't an intergral past of the offense on opening night, playing just 20 minutes and scoring four points.
    Insight: Fantasy owners who expected him to score at last season's 15.5 ppg average have to be worried that D.J. Augustin saw more time, but one game does not a season make.
    Cartier Martin, F10/30/2014 12:25:00 PM
    Description: Pistons SG/SF Cartier Martin is questionable for Thursday's game against Minnesota due to plantar fasciitis.
    Insight: Martin might get solid minutes with Jodie Meeks sidelined if he can get healthy.
    Greg Monroe, PF10/30/2014 12:22:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe will be sidelined one more game due to a suspension and should return for Saturday's contest.
    Insight: Monroe is in a contract season and may end up being the odd-man out in the Pistons front court.
    Andre Drummond, C10/22/2014 7:16:00 PM
    Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond will be a fantasy beast besides for his free throw shooting.
    Insight: Drummond's Achilles heel will again be his free throw shooting. He shot just 41.8 percent from the stripe last season. And that was an improvement from 37.1 percent his rookie season. Drummond will contribute great numbers in every other stat.
    Caron Butler, G/F10/22/2014 7:12:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard/forward Caron Butler is off to a slow start this preseason.
    Insight: Butler played 28 minutes in a preseason game a few weeks ago and did not score, missing both his shots. Deeper league squads could benefit from Butler's 3-point production, but he will not have a big enough role to make a fantasy impact in standard leagues.
    Greg Monroe, PF10/22/2014 7:09:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe may be the odd man out in the Pistons front court.
    Insight: Monroe is in a contract season. He was hoping to receive a big contract through restricted free agency, but that did not happen. Monroe returns to the Pistons frontcourt with Andre Drummond and Josh Smith. Both are signed long-term, and Monroe will not be back next season, so new coach Stan Van Gundy may already be planning for life after Monroe leaves.
    Josh Smith, F10/22/2014 7:05:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Josh Smith might play fewer minutes at small forward this season, which could help his fantasy value.
    Insight: Smith had his lowest scoring average last season since 2008-2009. With new coach Stan Van Gundy, Smith might not play as often but his scoring average should still go back up. Smith's ceiling is still not very high.
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, G10/22/2014 6:57:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will receive additional playing time with Jodie Meeks sidelined until at least the middle of December.
    Insight: Caldwell-Pope suffered a left knee strain last week, which allows other younger players to show what they can do, but Caldwell-Pope should still be the starter on opening night. He is a late round flier in standard leagues.
    Jodie Meeks, G10/22/2014 6:53:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard Jodie Meeks is no longer a late-round fantasy flier with his back injury.
    Insight: Meeks is expected to miss at least two months, which sidelines him until basically Christmas. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will reap the benefits from Meeks' injury, and fantasy owners should target Caldwell-Pope in the late rounds of standard league drafts.
    Brandon Jennings, G10/22/2014 6:49:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings is shooting just about 25 percent from the field this preseason in new coach Stan Van Gundy's offense.
    Insight: The transition to Van Gundy's system has not been a smooth one. Jennings did have a great game last Saturday with 11 assists and 16 points. Hopefully, there is more where that came from, but we aren't counting on it. Jennings is a career 39.0 percent shooter in his five seasons.
    Jodie Meeks, G10/14/2014 1:59:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard/forward Jodie Meeks will miss at least a couple months with a stress reaction in his lower back.
    Insight: With Meeks sidelined, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope looks poised to take away Meeks' starting role. Caldwell-Pope has looked great through the preseason.
    Josh Smith, F10/11/2014 1:49:00 PM
    Description: Pistons forward Josh Smith did not practice on Saturday due to slight groin soreness according to Pistons.com.
    Insight: It doesn't sound serious. Smith is going to play power forward this season, but that really shouldn't change his fantasy value.
    Jodie Meeks, G10/11/2014 1:47:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard/forward Jodie Meeks missed practice on Saturday due to back spasms.
    Insight: If Meeks continues to miss time, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope looks poised to take away Meeks' starting role. Caldwell-Pope has looked great through the preseason. Both Meeks and Caldwell-Pope are worth a late round pick in fantasy drafts.
    Greg Monroe, PF9/9/2014 2:49:00 PM
    Description: Detroit PF/C Greg Monroe has been suspended for two games after pleading guilty to a DUI.
    Insight: The loss of two games shouldn't change his fantasy value over an 82-game schedule. He averaged 15.2 ppg, 9.3 rpg and 2.1 apg last season. Monroe's season debut is now Nov 1 against the Brooklyn Nets.
    Greg Monroe, PF8/12/2014 9:30:00 PM
    Description: According to USA Today, Greg Monroe has accepted the Pistons' qualifying offer of $5.5 million.
    Insight: Monroe was a restricted free agent this offseason, but rather than sign and offer sheet with another team or a long-term deal with Detroit he's opted to take a one-year deal. He'll become an unrestricted free agent next summer. Monroe, Josh Smith and Andre Drummond did not fit well together last season and the Pistons went 29-53.
    Caron Butler, G/F7/13/2014 10:01:00 PM
    Description: The Pistons have agreed to sign swingman Caron Butler to a one-year contract with a team option for a second year.
    Insight: Butler averaged 10.5 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.8 3pg last season with the Bucks and Thunder. He'll back up Josh Smith at small forward and get some minutes at shooting guard, but isn't likely to be a fantasy option. The Pistons have a lot of players capable of playing shooting guard after signing Butler and Jodie Meeks this offseason.
    D.J. Augustin, G7/13/2014 9:56:00 PM
    Description: The Pistons have signed veteran point guard D.J. Augustin.
    Insight: He signed for two years and $6 million, according to NBA reporter David Aldridge. Augustin averaged 14.9 points, 5.0 assists, and 2.2 threes over 61 games with the Bulls last season after the Raptors got rid of him, but he won't see 30.4 minutes per game as Brandon Jennings' backup. There's going to be a battle for minutes in the Pistons backcourt, as the team added Augustin and Caron Butler to Jennings, Will Bynum, Peyton Siva, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Singler and Jodie Meeks on Sunday.
    Jodie Meeks, G7/1/2014 9:36:00 PM
    Description: The Pistons have signed swingman Jodie Meeks to a three-year, $19 million contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
    Insight: Meeks' fantasy value isn't going to be any higher than it was last season, when he averaged 33.2 minutes per game for a depleted Lakers club and recorded 15.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.1 3pg and 1.4 spg. Rodney Stuckey isn't expected to re-sign with Detroit, but the Pistons still have second-year guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Kyle Singler as well as several high-usage offensive players in Brandon Jennings, Josh Smith and Greg Monroe.
    Greg Monroe, PF5/14/2014 12:14:00 PM
    Description: With Stan Van Gundy as the new team president and head coach, the Pistons aren't likely to re-sign restricted free agent Greg Monroe this offseason. SOURCE: Sean Deveney, Sporting News
    Insight: The team would prefer to build around second-year center Andre Drummond. Detroit would be able to match any contract offer Monroe gets on the open market this summer though it doesn't look like they will. The Pistons could also work out a sign and trade deal like the one they pulled off last season to acquire Brandon Jennings from Milwaukee.
    Rodney Stuckey, G4/16/2014 7:56:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey won't be available Wednesday against OKC. SOURCE: Mark Champion, Pistons radio play-by-play
    Insight: No reason has been given for his absence. Stuckey (13.9 ppg) will be replaced in the starting lineup by rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (5.6 ppg).
    Josh Smith, F4/13/2014 10:17:00 PM
    Description: Detroit forward Josh Smith (knee) missed his fourth straight game on Sunday.
    Insight: Smith is dealing with patellar tendinitis in his left knee. His absence the last four games has allowed Rodney Stuckey to start, and Stuckey has averaged 21 ppg in that span.
    Andre Drummond, CHot4/11/2014 10:18:00 PM
    Description: Detroit center Andre Drummond put 26 points, 26 rebounds and three steals on the board Friday night at Chicago.
    Insight: Drummond has been a machine lately, throwing up seven straight double-doubles with an average of 17.3 points and 17.9 rebounds during that span.
    Will Bynum, G4/11/2014 6:39:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard Will Bynum (foot) will not play Friday against Chicago, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.
    Insight: Bynum will miss his fifth straight game. His absence means more minutes for Brandon Jennings, Rodney Stuckey and Peyton Siva.
    Josh Smith, F4/11/2014 6:38:00 PM
    Description: Detroit forward Josh Smith (knee) is out Friday against the Bulls, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.
    Insight: Smith is dealing with patellar tendinitis in his left knee. His absence the last two games has allowed Rodney Stuckey to move into the starting lineup.
    Josh Smith, F4/11/2014 1:52:00 PM
    Description: Detroit forward Josh Smith (knee) missed a second straight game Wednesday and is questionable for Friday's game against Chicago.
    Insight: Smith is dealing with patellar tendinitis in his left knee. His absence allows Rodney Stuckey to move into the starting lineup.
    Josh Smith, F4/9/2014 6:04:00 PM
    Description: Detroit forward Josh Smith (knee) will miss a second straight game Wednesday against the Cavaliers, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
    Insight: Smith is dealing with patellar tendinitis in his left knee. His absence allowed Rodney Stuckey to move into the starting lineup, and Stuckey had 29 points in 39 minutes.
    Andre Drummond, CHot4/8/2014 10:09:00 PM
    Description: Detroit center Andre Drummond had 19 points, 17 rebounds, two blocks and two steals Tuesday at Atlanta.
    Insight: Drummond has averaged 16.8 points and 17 boards during a string of five straight double-doubles.
    Rodney Stuckey, GHot4/8/2014 10:06:00 PM
    Description: Drawing the start in place of Josh Smith, Rodney Stuckey had 29 points for the Pistons Tuesday night.
    Insight: Smith missed the game with patellar tendinitis. Stuckey has averaged 27.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in his last two games.
    Josh Smith, F4/8/2014 7:35:00 PM
    Description: Detroit forward Josh Smith is out Tuesday due to left patellar tendinitis, according to Keith Langlois of pistons.com.
    Insight: We knew Smith wasn't in the starting lineup, and now we know he isn't playing at all. Rodney Stuckey is starting in his place.
    Josh Smith, F4/8/2014 7:16:00 PM
    Description: Detroit forward Josh Smith is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Hawks, according to Keith Langlois of pistons.com.
    Insight: Rodney Stuckey is starting in his place. We're awaiting word on whether Smith is injured, being disciplined or out of the lineup altogether.
    Will Bynum, G4/8/2014 2:42:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard Will Bynum (foot) will miss a third straight game Tuesday, according to Keith Langlois of pistons.com.
    Insight: Bynum doesn't have fantasy value, but his absence will mean more court time for Brandon Jennings, who does.
    Rodney Stuckey, G4/5/2014 10:06:00 PM
    Description: Detroit guard Rodney Stuckey's 26 points Saturday against the Celtics were his most since Jan. 20.
    Insight: Stuckey didn't shoot very well in February and March but he has hit 19-of-42 (.452) from the field and averaged 18.3 ppg the last three games. His minutes will be more consistent if Will Bynum (foot, missed last two games) remains out of the lineup.
    Will Bynum, G4/5/2014 7:11:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard Will Bynum (foot) will miss a second straight game Saturday, according to Keith Langlois of pistons.com.
    Insight: Peyton Siva and Rodney Stuckey saw more minutes Friday with Bynum (8.7 ppg, 3.9 apg) out.
    Andre Drummond, C4/4/2014 10:28:00 PM
    Description: Detroit center Andre Drummond racked up 23 points and 18 rebounds Friday in a loss to Brooklyn.
    Insight: Drummond has produced 14 or more rebounds in each of his last three games. He's one of three players in the NBA averaging at least 13 ppg and 12 rpg this season (Dwight Howard and Kevin Love).
    Josh Smith, F4/2/2014 9:41:00 PM
    Description: Detroit forward Josh Smith has scored 50 points on 20-of-39 shooting the last two games.
    Insight: Smith has actually attempted more shots per game this season than last (16.2 to 15.6) but he has averaged fewer points per game (17.5 to 16.5) because he has hit a career-low .418 from the field.
    Greg Monroe, PFHot3/31/2014 10:20:00 PM
    Description: Detroit power forward Greg Monroe wrapped up a very good month of March with 28 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks Monday against he Bucks.
    Insight: Monroe averaged 16.8 points, 10.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks in March. It was the first month this season in which he averaged a double-double.
    Brandon Jennings, G3/26/2014 10:17:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings did all that he could Wednesday in a loss to Cleveland.
    Insight: He finished with 17 points, 13 assists, five boards and two steals. Five of the six field goals he made were from three-point range. Jennings now has 17 double-doubles this season. That's a career-high.
    Andre Drummond, C3/21/2014 6:41:00 PM
    Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond says he'll be active for Friday's game versus Phoenix. SOURCE: Keith Langlois, Pistons.com
    Insight: Drummond suffered a scary neck injury last week against the Pacers but only ended up missing one game. His return bumps Kyle Singler (9.4 ppg) out of the starting lineup.
    Andre Drummond, C3/21/2014 11:04:00 AM
    Description: Detroit big man Andre Drummond (neck) appeared healthy at Thursday's practice, according to an nba.com report.
    Insight: Drummond missed his first game of the season Wednesday against Denver. He'll get a full medical report after the Friday morning shootaround and then we will know more. Greg Monroe would play center if Drummond can't go.
    Andre Drummond, C3/20/2014 7:52:00 PM
    Description: The plan is for Andre Drummond to have his neck re-evaluated Friday after shootaround. If everything checks out, he could play later that night against the Suns. SOURCE: Keith Langlois, Pistons.com
    Insight: Drummond missed his first game of the season Wednesday against Denver. Greg Monroe (22 points, four steals on Wednesday) will lose some of his effectiveness when Drummond (13.1 ppg, 12.8 rpg, 1.8 bpg) resurfaces.
    Andre Drummond, C3/17/2014 2:36:00 PM
    Description: Detroit center Andre Drummond (neck) will not play on Wednesday and he's questionable to play Friday, according to beat writer Dave Pemberton.
    Insight: Tests showed no structural damage in Drummond's neck. Drummond (13.1 ppg, 12.8 rpg, 1.8 bpg) took a spill after bumping into Roy Hibbert Saturday against Indiana. Jonas Jerebko and Charlie Villanueva each will see increased minutes, though neither is fantasy worthy. Greg Monroe will shift over to center and should be guaranteed double-digit rebounds.
    Andre Drummond, C3/16/2014 12:56:00 PM
    Description: All of Andre Drummond's tests on his head and neck came back negative. SOURCE: Detroit Free Press
    Insight: Drummond (13.1 ppg, 12.8 rpg, 1.8 bpg) took a spill after bumping into Roy Hibbert Saturday against Indiana. The injury isn't considered serious though it's uncertain whether or not Drummond will play Wednesday against the Nuggets.
    Greg Monroe, PF3/15/2014 10:24:00 PM
    Description: Filling in for Andre Drummond (head/neck injury) at center, Greg Monroe posted 17 points, 13 rebounds, three blocks and three steals Saturday in a loss to Indiana.
    Insight: Drummond went down in the first quarter at which point Monroe shifted to center with Josh Smith sliding over to the four. Monroe's three rejections tied a season-high. He'll have a few days off before Wednesday night's game in Denver.
    Andre Drummond, C3/15/2014 8:10:00 PM
    Description: Detroit center Andre Drummond suffered a head injury Saturday against Indiana. SOURCE: Keith Langlois, Pistons.com
    Insight: Drummond got tangled up with Paul George and Roy Hibbert while going for a loose ball and appeared to take a shot from Hibbert. He was on the ground for several minutes before being helped off the court. Though the Pistons haven't made an official announcement yet, it looks like Drummond will be out for the rest of tonight's game. For now, Detroit will go with Greg Monroe at center, Josh Smith at power forward and Kyle Singler at the three.
    Brandon Jennings, G3/12/2014 10:09:00 PM
    Description: Detroit guard Brandon Jennings broke out of a slump with 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting (4-6 3PT) Wednesday at Toronto.
    Insight: Jennings had hit just 49-of-150 (.327) from the field in his previous 13 games. He followed up his last brutal cold streak with a 10-game hot streak, so hopefully he's about to do that again.
    Andre Drummond, C3/12/2014 9:48:00 AM
    Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond suffered a right finger injury in Tuesday's win over Sacramento. SOURCE: Vincent Goodwill, Detroit News
    Insight: He played through it so we don't think fantasy owners have much to be concerned about. Even with the bad finger, Drummond still produced 15 points, eight rebounds and five blocked shots. The win snapped Detroit's three-game losing streak.
    Kyle Singler, G3/11/2014 10:53:00 PM
    Description: Pistons shooting guard Kyle Singler had 11 points, seven rebounds, five steals, three assists, two threes and a block in 40 minutes Tuesday against Sacramento.
    Insight: Singler has averaged 35.5 minutes, 11.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.6 threes, 1.5 steals and 0.6 blocks in 17 games since he inherited the starting shooting guard job from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
    Brandon Jennings, GCold3/11/2014 10:17:00 PM
    Description: Detroit guard Brandon Jennings hit just one of his 10 field-goal attempts Tuesday and had five points.
    Insight: One thing we've seen with Jennings is that when things go bad with his shot, they go REALLY bad. For example he shot just 26.7 percent in 10 games from Dec. 28 to Jan. 20 and has hit only 49-of-150 (.327) in his last 13. In between those two frigid streaks, however, he put up 24.7 ppg on .426 shooting in 10 games. You just have to ride out the slumps when it comes to owning the Pistons point guard.
    Rodney Stuckey, G3/11/2014 10:16:00 PM
    Description: Detroit guard Rodney Stuckey played 32 minutes and had 23 points, four assists, three rebounds and two steals Tuesday against the Kings.
    Insight: He played 33 minutes combined the previous two games and continues to have an unpredictable role.
    Josh Smith, FHot3/11/2014 10:11:00 PM
    Description: Detroit forward Josh Smith threw up a second straight 20-point game Tuesday against Sacramento, finishing with 24 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two threes.
    Insight: Smith has hit five threes on eight shots his last two games, which is scary because it may encourage him to take more of them. He's shooting just 24.5 percent from 3-point range on 3.3 attempts per game this season.
    Andre Drummond, C3/9/2014 9:16:00 PM
    Description: Detroit center Andre Drummond (18 points, 22 rebounds) recorded his 45th double-double of the season Sunday against the Celtics.
    Insight: All three of Detroit's starting front court players had double-doubles on Sunday. Drummond has collected 16 rpg over his last six contests. His 13.1 rpg average this season is third in the league behind DeAndre Jordan (13.9 rpg) and Kevin Love (13.2 rpg).
    Greg Monroe, PFHot3/9/2014 9:14:00 PM
    Description: Detroit forward Greg Monroe meant business Sunday against Boston.
    Insight: Monroe chipped in with 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting. He was active on the boards as well, corralling 15 rebounds in 39 minutes of action. The 23-year-old out of Georgetown has delivered 23 ppg and 12 rpg over his last three appearances.
    Josh Smith, F3/9/2014 9:03:00 PM
    Description: Josh Smith jump-started the Pistons' offense with 28 points Sunday against Boston.
    Insight: Smith has always been in love with three-pointers for no apparent reason but tonight, he actually made a few of them (3-of-6). The Pistons have been awful lately, losing seven of their last eight contests. Fortunately for fantasy owners, Smith has averaged 20.8 ppg during that span.
    Rodney Stuckey, GCold3/8/2014 4:52:00 PM
    Description: Detroit guard Rodney Stuckey didn't play in the second half Friday night because interim coach John Loyer "just decided to" go with rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
    Insight: The Pistons continue to jerk Stuckey's minutes around, making him a frustrating player to own in fantasy. After averaging 28 minutes, 16.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists from Jan. 17 to Feb. 10, Stuckey has put up just 10.3 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 1.6 apg in 24.6 mpg his last 11 games.
    Greg Monroe, PFHot3/7/2014 10:32:00 PM
    Description: Pistons power forward Greg Monroe was large and in charge Friday in a 13-point loss to Minnesota.
    Insight: His box score included 20 points, 15 boards and one assist. Monroe (14.8 ppg, 9.0 rpg) has now put together back-to-back 20-point games for the first time since December.
    Andre Drummond, C3/2/2014 9:44:00 AM
    Description: Detroit center Andre Drummond made his presence felt Saturday in a loss at Houston.
    Insight: Drummond (13.2 ppg, 12.9 rpg) has finished with exactly 16 points and 17 rebounds in each of his last two games. He also blocked two shots Saturday, the same number he had Wednesday versus San Antonio. Now how's that for consistency?
    Brandon Jennings, G3/1/2014 7:09:00 PM
    Description: Detroit guard Brandon Jennings is active for Saturday's game against Houston. SOURCE: Vincent Goodwill, Detroit News
    Insight: He had been questionable with a toe injury. Jennings had a miserable shooting night the last time he played the Rockets (2-for-11 for eight points). We'll see how he does this time around.
    Brandon Jennings, G3/1/2014 12:13:00 PM
    Description: Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings exited Wednesday's game with a sprained toe and is questionable for Saturday's game against Houston.
    Insight: Jennings has put up excellent fantasy numbers this season (16.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.5 spg, two threes per contest), in addition to a career-high 7.9 apg and the Pistons will be hard-pressed to fill the void if he can't run. Will Bynum is the most likely candidate to try.

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