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Elfrid Payton

Elfrid Payton

G - PHO

Height: 6' 3"Weight: 195 lbsAge: 27College: Louisiana-LafayetteDrafted: #10 (1st Rd.)

2021 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) G #121
Best / Worst #94 / #228
ADP #1

Roster %

 
Yahoo
2%
 
ESPN
1%

Eligibility

Yahoo PG
ESPN PG
CBS PG
Elfrid Payton shut out in season finale against the Celtics

Elfrid Payton managed zero points (0-4 FG), four rebounds, and one assist across 14 minutes during Sunday’s 96-92 win over the Celtics.

Fantasy Impact

Payton was the Knicks starting point guard in 2020-21 but was outplayed by veteran Derrick Rose and rookie Immanuel Quickley. He finished the season poorly, failing to score double figures in his last seven games. Payton’s role in the rotation was drastically reduced as the season wore on and he continued to lose playing time to Rose and Quickley. Payton finishes the 2020-21 campaign averaging 10.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.4 triples across 23.6 minutes.

Brad Camara22 weeks ago
Elfrid Payton logs 14 minutes in loss to Lakers

Elfrid Payton provided two points (1-3 FG), one rebound, one assist, and one steal across 14 minutes during Tuesday’s 101-99 loss to the Lakers.

Fantasy Impact

Payton is the Knicks starting point guard but continues to lose playing time to veteran PG Derrick Rose. He’s scored double figures just once in his last 13 games. Payton is averaging 10.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 0.8 steals across 24.1 minutes in 2020-21. The Knicks next scheduled game is Thursday, home against the Spurs.

Brad Camara23 weeks ago
Elfrid Payton logs 18 minutes in loss to Suns

Elfrid Payton managed five points (2-7 FG, 0-1 3PT, 1-2 FT), two rebounds, and three assists across 18 minutes during Friday’s 128-105 loss to the Suns.

Fantasy Impact

Payton continues to start for the Knicks but has failed to reach double figures in scoring in 10 of his last 11 games. He’s taken a backseat in the Knicks rotation to veteran PG Derrick Rose. The 27-year-old guard is averaging 6.5 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.4 triples across 17.9 minutes during that 11-game span. Payton is mainly only an option in deep-league formats and will look to turn things around when the Knicks visit the Clippers on Sunday.

Brad Camara23 weeks ago
Elfrid Payton logs 14 minutes in win over Rockets

Elfrid Payton managed seven points (3-6 FG, 1-1 3PT), one assist and two steals across 14 minutes during Sunday’s 122-97 win over the Rockets.

Fantasy Impact

Payton continues to start for the Knicks but has failed reach double figures in scoring since April 14. Despite being the Knicks starting point guard, he continues to lose playing time to Derrick Rose and rookie PG Immanuel Quickley. With the fantasy basketball season coming to an end, Payton should only be rostered in deep-league formats. The 27-year-old is averaging 11.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.5 triples across 24.8 minutes in 2020-21. Payton will look to bounce back Monday, away against the Grizzlies.

Brad Camara24 weeks ago
Elfrid Payton logs 15 minutes in loss to Suns

Elfrid Payton provided seven points (3-4 FG, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, three assists and one steal across 15 minutes during Monday’s 118-110 loss to the Suns.

Fantasy Impact

Payton failed to reach double figures in scoring in six consecutive games. He’s the starting point guard for the Knicks but continues to lose playing time to Derrick Rose and Immanuel Quickley. Payton is averaging 5.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.0 steals across 18.0 minutes during that six-game stretch. Fantasy managers outside of deep-league formats can move on from Payton. The 27-year-old PG will try to turn things around when the Knicks host the Bulls on Wednesday.

Brad Camara25 weeks ago
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