Deandre Ayton double-doubles in loss to the Jazz
Deandre Ayton totaled 10 points (4-8 FG, 2-2 FT) and eleven rebounds in the Trail Blazers’ 118-113 loss to the Jazz.
Ayton double-doubled in the Trail Blazers' loss to the Jazz with 10.0 points and 11.0 rebounds, making this his tenth of the year. His scoring production has dropped precipitously compared to last season; however, he has seen an increase in his rebounding and steals, which bodes well for his overall fantasy appeal. Still, without his scoring, his upside is impactfully diminished and makes him more of a specialist than the multi-categorical contributor he is. Ayton is a must-start asset in most season-long leagues and has enough upside at his price point to warrant consideration in daily formats. He has a usage rate of 16.9 percent, a plus-minus of -7.2, and averages 31.9 minutes, 12.9 points, 10.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game while shooting 58.7 percent from the floor and 81.0 percent from the free-throw line.