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Jae Crowder totaled 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-5 3PT), ten rebounds, three assists, and one steal in the Suns’ 118-108 win over the Bucks on Thursday.
Crowder had a stronger performance in the Suns’ Game Two victory over the Bucks, as he put together his first double-double performance of the regular and post-season. He is a solid real-life basketball player who, unfortunately, does not always produce fantasy-friendly stat-lines. The need for his fantasy production and lack of fantasy production could create an uncomfortable task of potentially having to play under-optimized lineups to hedge against the risk of missing out on a double-double effort. It could be easier to accept the risk of his sporadic production. Still, his tendency to put up floor games doesn't justify his hefty price tag, seemingly based on a promising upside that he sparingly reaches. Be sure to offset the gaps of his production with unique, cost-effective assets that can open more opportunities to better position the stars of the slate in your lineup.
Jae Crowder totaled one point (0-8 FG, 0-5 3PT, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds, and one block in the Suns’ 118-105 win over the Bucks on Tuesday.
Crowder shot 0.0 percent from the floor and from beyond the arc in the Suns’ Game One victory over the Bucks. It was a beyond terrible shooting night for this man, and even though he has been far from brilliant this post-season, he has still positioned himself as a potential game-changing fantasy play that could significantly differentiate yourself from the pack. He has a consistent floor that works to the advantage of his value within the single-game slate format and has a solid track record of producing value in many different ways. Crowder could find his stride in this series and string together more upside-driven games that could lead to ideal fantasy outcomes. He isn’t a lock play by a long shot but is worth consideration given his role and price-point.
Jae Crowder totaled nine points (2-4 FG, 2-3 3PT, 3-3 FT), ten rebounds, one assist, and four blocks in the Suns’ 125-118 win over the Nuggets on Sunday.
Crowder scored 9.0 points in the Suns’ series semifinal finale win over the Nuggets, ending the series averaging 32.3 minutes, 12.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.3 blocks, and 0.3 steals per game while shooting 56.0 percent from the floor and 60.4 from beyond the arc.
Jae Crowder totaled 18 points (6-9 FG, 6-9 3PT), eight rebounds, two blocks, and one steal in the Suns’ 113-100 win over the Lakers on Thursday.
Crowder scored 18.0 points in the Suns’ series finale win over the Lakers ending the series having averaged 31.7 minutes, 11.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.0 blocks, and 1.2 steals per game while shooting 37.9 percent from the floor and 28.1 percent from beyond the arc.
Jae Crowder totaled 17 points (6-12 FG, 3-8 3PT, 2-3 FT), seven rebounds, four assists, one block, and two steals in the Suns’ 100-92 win over the Lakers on Sunday.
Crowder scored 17.0 points in the Suns’ win over the Lakers, putting together his best performance of the series and putting together his best fantasy effort this season. His ability to "stuff" the stat sheet makes him an intriguing fantasy asset that can add a nice element of diverse value production to differentiate your lineups which could lead to some rewarding outcomes. Crowder, however, can tend to be a streaky value producer, which could create a level of risk you may not want to take. The upside is that he manages to keep a respectable floor and level of consistency that can be an asset to most fantasy builds; this, his price-point, and current upward trend in production make him worth considering for your DFS lineups for the remainder of the series.