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Memphis Grizzlies guard Justise Winslow (back) had a good chance at jumping into the starting five before the NBA went on hiatus, according to his teammate Dillon Brooks. Winslow is a solid playmaker and has improved his shooting since last season. He has been limiting turnovers as well, but hasn't been able to get on the court much this season. The Grizzlies will likely move Kyle Anderson or De'Anthony Melton to the bench if they decide to start Winslow. However, fantasy owners and NBA fans will have to wait patiently until the league resumes play. Winslow could have fairly decent fantasy value if he is plugged into the starting five at some point.
Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Dillon Brooks (groin) and point guard Justise Winslow (back) have both picked up questionable designations for Thursdays contest versus the Portland Trail Blazers. Brooks is yet to miss a game this season and has recently rekindled his offensive touch, averaging 19 points over his last eight outings. Conversely, Winslow is yet to suit up in a Grizzlies uniform, having been acquired at last months Trade Deadline from Miami. He is unlikely to see a fantasy relevant role right out of the gate, as Memphis would also have to see how he enters the rotation. Check back closer to tip-off to get a read on the status of both players.
Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Orlando Magic. He is expected to return within the next week, but will likely need a full practice before returning to game action. Fantasy owners with an IR-spot available could carry Jackson, otherwise he belongs on the waiver wire until there's a better timetable available. Gorgui Dieng and Josh Jackson will continue to see increased playing time on Tuesday. Jackson is the better fantasy option between the two.
Memphis Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke (quad) has been making solid progress and is expected to return to game action this season. The Grizzlies haven't given a timetable, so fantasy owners shouldn't expect him back this week. Gorgui Dieng, Josh Jackson and Anthony Tolliver will be asked to play more without Clarke available. Jaren Jackson Jr. (knee) is expected to return sometime this week, but until then Dieng or Jackson should have deep league value.
Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (knee) will likely be able to get back into game action next week. It doesn't sound promising that he'll play in Tuesday's game, but hopefully sometime soon. Jackson will likely need to get in some 5-on-5 work before being cleared to play. Gorgui Dieng and Josh Jackson will lose playing time and significant fantasy value once Jackson is back. Fantasy owners should stay tuned for a better timetable on Jackson's return.