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Tyus Jones (PG, MEM) - Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 15

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues

ROSTERED IN: 11% of leagues

ANALYSIS: If Tyus Jones is not the best backup point guard in the Association, he must be close to being so. Since we flipped the calendar page to the year 2023 of our Lord, Jones has been absolutely incredible on a per-minute basis, putting up 1.15 FP/min (league average at 0.90) in relief of Ja Morant while also having two back-to-back starts in which he tortured the Spurs and the Jazz.

Starting with those two oddities in the rare cases of finding Tyus starting games, he went on to reach 41 and 42.8 FP in those two nights, landing 21-2-6-4 and 24-3-6-3 stat lines. He "only" played 34 and 35 minutes back then, which is nothing really staggering, and averaged 1.21 and 1.22 FP/min.

In the games he's started on the bench, though, he's been similarly efficient as I already let you know. This month, Jones is averaging a nightly 13-2-5 line with 1.5+ SPG on top of that. The shooting woes pop up randomly, though, with Jones shooting 37.7% in his last five games... after doing so at a 51.7% clip in the four prior matchups.

Count on some nightly 2+ 3PM (Jones has scored at least two three-point shots in all but one of his last 12 games getting back to New Year's Eve), a nice source of dimes for a backup one, and a ridiculous amount of steals (Jones has 12 games with 2+ steals and 15 with one through Sunday).

 

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