News: As expected, Memphis forward Austin Daye has had a hard time seeing the court since being traded to the Grizzlies. Daye has appeared in 20 of the his last 25 games, but is only averaging 9.9 minutes over that span. He logged just five minutes in Memphis' loss to the Wizards on Monday night and finished with five points, two rebounds, one assist and one block in the 107-94 defeat.
Analysis: Daye was seeing around 14.5 minutes per game with the Pistons, but his minutes have gone way down since landing in Memphis. He is currently one of the last players used on coach Lionel Hollins' bench and usually only sees run during blowouts and mop-up duty. At this point in the season, Daye should not be owned in the majority of formats.
News: Memphis forward Austin Daye scored in double figures for the first time since Feb. 10 on Wednesday night against Dallas. He finished with 10 points while playing 16 minutes off the bench in the 90-84 win. He went 4 for 8 from the field, including going 2 for 4 from downtown. Daye also posted four rebounds, an assist and a block in the victory.
Analysis: Daye has been seeing more playing time since coming over from the Pistons but continues to be an inconsistent contributor in Fantasy. Consider the 24-year-old as a low-end reserve, best left for the deepest of formats.
News: Grizzlies forward Austin Daye had his best scoring performance since Jan. 4 on Friday night against the Warriors. He scored 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting in the 99-93 win. He went 3 for 4 from beyond the arc and made his lone free throw. Daye also posted four rebounds and two assists while playing 17 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Daye had scored a combined four points in his first five games with Memphis but finally showed some life on Friday. Hopefully this performance will earn him some more playing time going forward so keep an eye on the situation. Since he has underachieved over the last two seasons, however, continue to ignore Daye in the majority of Fantasy formats.
News: Memphis forward Austin Daye was abrely involved during his debut with his new club Friday night against the Wizards. Daye only logged five minutes of game action and missed both of his shot attempts as he finished with just one point and two rebounds in a 85-76 victory.
Analysis: Daye, along with some of the new members of the Grizzlies, checked into the game in the second quarter and did not see the floor after halftime. Daye has showed a bit more promise this season than in years past, shooting 44.3 percent from the field and 52.5 percent from three-point range, but has been unable to secure a consistent grasp on a spot in Detroit's rotation. At this point, the 24-year-old is adjusting to his new role with the Grizzles. He has just marginal Fantasy value in deeper formats for now.
News: Multiple reports have confirmed that the Raptors, Grizzlies and Pistons have agreed to a multi-part deal Wednesday. The Raptors acquire Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi from the Grizzlies, while sending out Jose Calderon and Ed Davis to Memphis. The Grizzlies will then send Calderon to Detroit for Austin Daye and Tayshaun Prince.
Analysis: Daye is showing a bit more promise this season than in years past, shooting 44.3 percent from the field and 52.5 percent from three-point range, but has been unable to secure a consistent grasp on a spot in the rotation. The Grizzlies are shallow on the wings, so they may be willing to take a chance on giving the former No. 15 overall pick a shot. Daye could see more than the 14.5 minutes per game he was averaging in Detroit, however his limited track record means he should be left on waiver wires in most Fantasy formats.
News: Pistons forward Austin Daye had his best offensive performance in quite some time during Friday's contest against the Heat. Daye, who has scored a combined 17 points over his previous seven games, finished with nine in the 110-88 defeat. He made two of his four field-goal attempts and also added two rebounds to his stat line, while logging 19 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Daye hasn't seen much of the court of late as the 19 minutes he logged against the Heat were the most he has played over the past six games. The 24-year-old continues to disappoint during his fourth year in the association and has yet to prove he can consistently produce at this level. While Daye is shooting 52.9 percent from behind the arc on the year, his inconsistent minutes and production continue to limit his value. At this point in the year, Daye should not be owned in most formats.
News: Pistons small forward Austin Daye was held scoreless for the third time this season on Sunday against the Celtics. He played just four minutes off the bench and did not attempt a shot in the 103-88 win. Daye was able to posted a rebound and an assist.
Analysis: Daye has been in and out of the rotation for Detroit this season and has yet to find an kind of consistency. The 24-year-old has a long way to go before becoming a viable option in Fantasy again so leave him for the deepest of formats at this point.
News: Pistons forward Austin Daye played a surprisingly large role Friday, in an 85-84 win over the Hawks. Daye scored a season-and-game-high 20 points, while shooting 9 of 11 from the field. He added a pair of three-pointers and six rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench, while turning the ball over just twice.
Analysis: Daye has now scored in double figures in three of the last four games, indicating that he may be starting to turn the corner. The 24-year-old has shown flashes of talent in his four NBA seasons, however the production has lagged behind in a big way. Friday was just the fourth time in his career that Daye has reached the 20-point mark. Fantasy owners can keep an eye on his play in the next few days, however he remains only worth considering in the deepest of Fantasy formats at this time.
News: According to the team's official website, Pistons forward Corey Maggette has lost his rotation spot to Austin Daye. Daye played 24 minutes on Friday night against the Wizards and scored five points with seven rebounds. He also chipped in with two blocks, an assist and a steal in the 100-68 win.
Analysis: Daye has been rumored to be on the trade block so perhaps the Pistons are letting him get some run to drive up his value. He continues to be a major disappointment in his fourth season out of Gonzaga, however, and has minimal appeal in Fantasy. While Fantasy owners should keep an eye on the situation moving forward, continue to ignore Daye in most formats.
News: Yahoo! Sports reports the Pistons are looking to trade forward Austin Daye. The 24-year-old has only appeared in six games this season and only logged more than seven minutes in only one of those contests.
Analysis: Daye has been a major disappointment during his four seasons in Detroit and it appears the Pistons are ready to move on. However, this is far from a done deal, so Daye could end up sitting on the bench for a few more weeks. While Fantasy owners should keep an eye on the situation moving forward, Daye doesn't have much Fantasy value right now.
News: Pistons guard Austin Daye did not play in Friday's game against Memphis due to a case of the flu. That said, Daye has also not been in the team's rotation.
Analysis: Daye played seven minutes against Phoenix Wednesday and scored two points with two rebounds. He's seen 11 minutes total and has only played in two of the team's last five contests. Not in the rotation, Daye will get over his illness before he sees consistent playing time. He has no Fantasy value.
News: Pistons forward Austin Daye recorded just five points in his first action of the season during Detroit's 96-82 loss to Houston on Saturday night. Daye, who had not played in the team's previous six games, finished a perfect 2 for 2 from the field and drained his only attempt from long range. He also added a rebound in six minutes of playing time.
Analysis: Daye hasn't received much playing time in his previous three seasons with the Pistons and that trend seems unlikely to change this year -- at least for now. The 24-year-old is buried on the team's depth chart at power forward as he was the only Detroit player to receive less than seven minutes of playing time Saturday. Without a worthwhile spot in the lineup, Daye should remain untouched in all Fantasy formats at this point.
News: Pistons forward Austin Dayes has seen his playing time sharply increase over the last two games, playing 29 games on Wednesday and then 33 on Friday against Chicago, as he has been inserted into the starting lineup amid injuries to the backcourt. Daye scored in double figures Friday, the first time he has done so since Jan. 30, as he put in 11 points on 5 of 14 shooting. Daye also had two rebounds and an assist, while making his impact felt on the defensive end of the court with two blocks and three steals.
Analysis: Daye may not get many opportunities to play, so it is good to see him take advantage of them on Friday. He is still shooting just 31.6 percent from the field, which goes a long way towards explaining why chances have been hard to come by. Daye is only valuable as a low-end reserve when he is starting, right now.
News: Pistons forward Austin Daye earned his third straight DNP-coach's decision during Sunday night's contest against the Celtics. Daye has played a combined 21 minutes over his last five games.
Analysis: It appears Daye has fallen out of the rotation at the moment, as he once again did not get into the game on Sunday night. The Pistons have been playing some of their best basketball of the season of late, but unfortunately Daye has not had a major role in their success. Until he works his way back into coach Lawrence Frank's good graces, owners should ignore the 23-year-old in the majority of formats.
News: Detroit forward Austin Daye has not been doing much with his playing time recently. He scored just two points in 19 minutes of action on Friday night against New Jersey. He shot 1 for 7 from the field and missed both his attempts from downtown. Daye added one board in Detroit's 109-92 win.
Analysis: Daye is still getting around 13 minutes per game, but has struggled to do anything with his opportunities. He did a good job earlier in the season filling in for injured teammates, but as it stands right now his Fantasy value is very low. Owners in even the deepest of leagues should have him reserved until he starts producing.
News: Pistons SF Austin Daye will play five games in the scoring period beginning with Monday's contest at Milwaukee. Daye enters the week averaging 15.3 PPG over his previous five games, which is over nine full points higher than his season average. That said, he scored 28 points on 10 of 18 shooting with four 3-pointers last Wednesday against Miami. He combined to score 24 points in the next two games on 9 of 19 shooting with three 3-pointers.
Analysis: Daye has been a streaky shooter for the Pistons, which have not been a very good team this season. Daye is definitely seeing more minutes lately as he's been above 25 in three straight games, though he averages just over 15 per game on the year. Still, while he'll have some good games, he isn't consistent enough for everyday Fantasy usage outside of the deepest formats.
News: Pistons F Austin Daye has been struggling mightily this season, but he finally had a breakout game on Wednesday, scoring a team-high 28 points in a 101-98 loss to the Heat. Daye, whos shooting percentages have fallen off a cliff in his third NBA season, carried the Pistons on 10 of 18 shooting, including making 4 of 8 from behind the three-point line, one night after making just his first three pointer of the season. He also grabbed six rebounds three offensive and three assists in the game.
Analysis: This season has been a disaster so far for Daye, as hes seen his shooting fall to 25.8 percent. It took him 13 games and 17 attempts to make his first three pointer of the season, so Wednesday was a great sign that he may be turning things around. He had scored nine points in each of the previous two Pistons games, and looks to have found some semblance of the stroke that made him a 40 percent three-point shooter last year. Daye still has a lot of work to do, but he also has a lot of talent. If he can convince coach Lawrence Frank that he deserves more playing time and a bigger role in the offense, he could become relevant in Fantasy leagues, but for now hes still too far away to be worth a roster spot.
News: The Pistons' official website reports Pistons forward Austin Daye said his personal trainer, Joe Abunassar, has come to Detroit to help him work out and boost his confidence. Daye said Abunassar might have an idea for what is causing Daye's shooting woes. He was with me (Tuesday) night, he said. We were shooting way late. Having him around is good for me because I know I can always get up some shots, hear some words of wisdom. Its always good to talk to him because I like to pick his brain a lot and he brings out the best in me.
Analysis: Daye is shooting a paltry 25.8 percent from the field in 2011-12 and his playing time is suffering because of his shooting struggles. It's the second straight season Daye's shooting percentage is in decline. Leave Daye out of active Fantasy lineups while he tries to find his shooting stroke.
News: Pistons F Austin Daye has really struggled to find his shot during the early part of the season. Daye, who is averaging just 2.7 points and 2.0 rebounds over the first 10 games, is shooting just 20 percent ( 10 for 49) from the field. He has missed all 13 of his shot attempts from behind the arc and as a result is averaging just 12 minutes per game. "I've knocked shots down in all systems, it doesn't really matter," Daye told FOXSports.com. "It's all on me. It really is. I don't have any excuse for the way I've played. There's really no excuse. I haven't been playing to my ability at all. It's frustrating because I worked really hard this summer and I know that I came back better, but it is frustrating."
Analysis: Some feel Daye's early season struggles can be attributed to a nagging right ankle he has been dealing with for most of the season, although the 24-year-old refuses to use that as an excuse. "It's hard to heal up unless you want to take games off," he said. "I don't know if I really want to do that because I took one game off when I knew I couldn't go at all but the next couple games I felt like I could run and if I can run and jump a little bit, I should be able to be playing. I'm not a soft player so I know I can fight through pain." While Daye has showed flashes of his potential over his first two years in the league, he has seemed to take a step backwards this year. Unless he sees a serious spike in minutes and production, Fantasy owners should leave him benched in most formats.
News: After enjoying something of a breakout in his second season in the NBA, Pistons F Austin Daye has taken a step back this season, a trend that continued on Sunday night as he scored just three points with a rebound, steal and assist in a 99-91 loss to the Warriors.
Analysis: It was essentially the sort of performance owners have come to expect from Daye this season, as his averages have tumbled to 2.7 points, .9 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 12.1 minutes per game. At this point, he should not be owned in any Fantasy format unless he can start earning more minutes.
News: Pistons F Austin Daye was listed as a game-time decision for Monday's game at Chicago with a troublesome ankle injury. Daye saw action in the game, but got just 13 minutes off the bench for the Pistons. Daye, who was a late scratch on Saturday against New York, shot just 1 of 4 from the field to score two points and grab one rebound.
Analysis: Daye sees sporadic time on the court for the Pistons as he's averaging just 12.5 minutes per game and has been dealing with a few injury issues. The 6-foot-11 Daye has struggled to match his impressive campaign from last season and is averaging just 2.5 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in the early part of this year. Fantasy owners should view Daye as a marginal reserve option in deeper formats for now.
News: Pistons F Austin Daye, who injured his ankle on Friday night but played through the injury, is out on Saturday against the Knicks as he had as setback with the injury.
Analysis: Daye got plenty of playing time -- a season-high 24 minutes on Friday -- but didn't capitalize on his opportunity. The 23-year-old Daye started 16 games last year as he averaged 7.5 points and 3.8 rebounds. He failed to log any court time in two games so far this year, which is disappointing after he averaged 18.5 points in the two preseason games this season. Until he carves out more playing time and produces, Daye should be considered a low-end forward option in deeper Fantasy leagues when healthy.
News: Detroit forward Austin Daye got the start on Friday night in Philadelphia, but he did not make the most of his opportunity. He did sustain a mild ankle sprain in the contest, but was able to play in the second half. He shot 2 of 11 from the floor, missing all three of his shots from downtown. Daye finished with four points, two boards, one block, one steal and three assists.
Analysis: Daye got plenty of playing time -- a season-high 24 minutes on Friday -- but didn't capitalize on his opportunity. The 23-year-old Daye started 16 games last year as he averaged 7.5 points and 3.8 rebounds. He failed to log any court time in two games so far this year, which is disappointing after he averaged 18.5 points in the two preseason games this season. Until he carves out more playing time and produces, Daye should be considered a low-end forward option in deeper Fantasy leagues.
News: It took 107 minutes of game time, but Pistons F Austin Daye made his first field goal of the season on Friday night during the first quarter against the Celtics. He followed that up with four more made field goals to finish the game five-of-11 for 11 points, while adding five rebounds in 16 minutes off the bench for the Pistons as they lost 96-85 to the Celtics. He had started out the season missing his first eight shots over two games.
Analysis: The 23-year-old Daye started 16 games last year as he averaged 7.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and a 3-pointer per game over 20 minutes per contest. After scoring 18.5 points-per game in the preseason, there was hope that Daye would earn himself more playing time, but so far that has been tough to come by. He is a sleeper for this season, but he still hasnt fully awoken yet. Keep him on the bench in all Fantasy leagues moving forward until he produces more consistently.
News: Pistons SF Austin Daye scored 18 points in the preseason opener over 26 minutes on 6 of 12 shooting with three 3-pointers, six rebounds, five blocks and a steal. That performance earned Daye the opportunity to start in the preseason finale on Tuesday against the Cavaliers with Charlie Villanueva getting the game off. Daye responded to his 30 minutes out of the starting lineup by scoring a team-high 19 points on 5 of 11 shooting. Daye hit two 3-pointers and added six rebounds, two blocks and two steals.
Analysis: The 23-year-old Daye started 16 games last year as he averaged 7.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and a 3-pointer per game over 20 minutes per contest. Daye seems to be improving and could take over as starter for the Pistons this season if he can continue scoring as he's done in the preseason. Daye has been an exciting mix of scoring, 3-point shooting, rebounds and blocked shots and that is an excellent combination for Fantasy owners. Daye currently is considered a low-end Fantasy forward, but he seems to have plenty of sleeper appeal after his preseason performances.
News: Second-year forward Austin Daye saw his role with the Pistons increase this season. Granted his role was very small his rookie year, Daye still managed to see 16 starts for the Pistons in a whirlwind of a season. Coach John Kuester had trouble with players at different stages of the season, Daye being one of them. One would think Kuester is on the way out after he went 57-107 in two years with Detroit. Regardless of who is coach, Daye is under contract and is expected to be a building block for the Pistons. While he didn't have any month where he averaged double figures, Daye was a well-rounded player for Detroit. He saw around 20 minutes per game in his 72 contests. Daye averaged 7.5 points, 1.1 assists and 3.8 boards per game. He also improved in his 3-point shooting as he shot 40.1 percent from behind the arc. He shot 41.0 percent from the field and 75.9 percent from the foul line.
Analysis: Daye and the Pistons had a rough year as the team seemed to be on a roller coaster. He still improved in many aspects of his game, which is a plus for Detroit as they start to rebuild. There are a lot of uncertainties in Detroit -- the coach, which players stay and the collective bargaining agreement. If Daye continues to work hard on his game and he's able to carve out a role in the fall, he'd be worth selecting with a late-round pick on Draft Day. Continue to monitor his progress this offseason.
News: Aftter missing Monday's practice with an illness, Pistons forward Austin Daye gave it a go in Wednesday's game against the Raptors. He clearly wasn't 100 percent, seeing just 14 minutes of playing time. Daye finished with three points on the night on 1 of 5 shooting. He added five rebounds and a block on the defensive end.
Analysis: We expect Daye to be used more and more once his health progresses, as the second-year man was playing well below his average of 25.1 minutes over the last 10 games. He's averaging about 10 points and five rebounds per game over the span, so Fantasy owners should allow him to play more before judging his lowered performance. When healthy, Daye is a marginal option in deeper formats.
News: According to mlive.com, Pistons forward Austin Daye returned to practice Tuesday. Daye missed practice Monday with an illness, and his status for Wednesday's game against Toronto is questionable.
Analysis: With the way coach John Kuester is using his rotations right now, Daye's playing time and health situation make him too much of a risk to use in the majority of daily leagues for Wednesday's game. Out advice is to keep Daye reserved until he proves otherwise.
News: The Detroit News reports that Pistons forward Austin Daye missed practice Monday with an illness. He will be considered questionable for Wednesday's game against Toronto.
Analysis: Keep an eye on Daye's status and hope he is OK, but he has minimal Fantasy value heading into Fantasy Week 21. With the way coach John Kuester is using his rotations right now, Daye's playing time and health situation make him too much of a risk to use in the majority of leagues.
News: The Pistons have cleared F Tayshaun Prince (back) to return to action, according to MLive.com. Prince, who had missed four straight games, replaced Austin Daye in the starting lineup. Prince had been able to return to practice on Friday.
Analysis: Daye scored 22 points with four boards and three dimes on Wednesday against Minnesota, but he will not be in line for many games like that going forward now that Prince is back. Expect intonsistent playing time and results for him going forward.
News: Pistons forward Austin Daye set a career-high in points in Wednesday's loss to the Timberwolves. He shot 7 of 18 from the floor, including 3 of 6 from beyond the arc on his way to 22 points to set the mark. He also netted 6 of 7 shots from the charity stripe. Daye added four rebounds, three assists and a block in 39 minutes of playing time.
Analysis: Daye was involved in the controversial boycott of the team's shootaround last week that led to him missing a game, but he has since apologized for the mistake and scored 46 points over the last three games. Daye has some raw talent that has been tapped into recently, expanding his offensive game to within the 3-point line, though he still relies on the outside shot quite a bit. Still, Daye has taken advantage of the increased playing time he's seen since January. Fantasy owners should consider him to be a low-end option at best moving forward.
News: After a controversial one-game benching Friday after missing shootaround, Pistons forward Austin Daye was back in the starting lineup for Saturday's tilt with the Jazz. He didn't shoot particularly well, but made some big shots when it counted most to help Detroit secure the win. Daye finished the night with 18 points on 6 of 13 shooting, but was a staggering 4 of 5 from beyond the arc. He also made good on a pair of free-throws while pulling down two rebounds in 36 minutes of playing time. "I have no problems with Coach -- he plays me a lot," Daye said. "I should have been on time, and I got punished. It was embarrassing for me to do that. There's no excuse for a second-year player to miss a bus because of a miscommunication. I don't hold any grudge for sitting out last night. I apologized to Coach and told him it was the right decision."
Analysis: Despite the benching the night before, Daye saw more minutes Saturday than in any other game this season. He also tied a season-high in converted 3-pointers on the night. With the game yet to be decided late in the fourth quarter -- where he scored 11 of his 18 points -- Daye nailed a long-range shot from the edge of downtown to tie the game up. Detroit would get a few defensive stops and make their foul shots on the way to a much needed win. Daye was purely a scorer, but that's becoming the role for the 6-11 shooter. He's scored in double-figures six times in February, the most of any month this season. Fantasy owners should view the Gonzaga product as a low-end option with considerable upside because of his range and youth.
News: Pistons forward Austin Daye was among a handful of players to suit up but not play in the team's 110-94 loss at Philadelphia on Friday night. Tracy McGrady, Richard Hamilton, Rodney Stuckey and Chris Wilcox all missed the bus for the shootaround, with Stuckey and Daye able to arrive late. Daye was benched likely because of the late arrival, but speculation is out for all of the players as it is rumored they boycotted second-year coach John Kuester, who has clashed with players in the past.
Analysis: Daye's minutes have been increasing along with his role in recent weeks, so the thought of him boycotting the coach who gave him the extra playing time is questionable. Still, until the questions are answered, the issue has a chance to drag on. Daye is just a second-year player with limited experience, so we doubt the idea to boycott or protest was his. From a Fantasy perspective, owners should monitor the situation in the coming days when the situation becomes more clear. When active, Daye is a low-end option with upside. He has played more than 20 minutes in 14 of the last 18 games, scoring in double-figures eight times over the stretch.
News: Pistons forward Austin Daye turned in a solid performance in Monday's 94-79 loss to the Hawks. Daye scored 11 points in the defeat on 3 of 6 shooting from the field. He went 3 of 5 from downtown and also chipped in with five rebounds, one assist and a steal in 24 minutes off the bench. Daye is averaging 24.9 minutes over his last five contests.
Analysis: Daye's minutes seem to slowly but surely increasing as the 22-year-old has been averaging almost seven minutes over his season average over the last few weeks. The Pistons remain very high on Daye and are likely trying to see what exactly they have in the second-year man out of Gonzaga. He is averaging 9.2 points and 4.1 rebounds over his last five contests and shooting 50 percent from the field over that stretch. While he does still have some upside, Daye should only be used in the deepest of formats heading into the second half of the season.
News: Pistons forward Austin Daye recent minutes run continued in Tuesday's 100-89 win over the Spurs. Daye logged 28 minutes in the contest and finished with 10 points on 3 of 6 shooting from the field. He went 3 of 4 at the charity stripe and also chipped in six rebounds and a pair of blocks.
Analysis: Daye continues to see some decent run of late. He has now logged at least 26 minutes in three straight contests and may finally be starting to crack the rotation. The Pistons are very high on the 22-year-old, so his minutes could start to increase as the losses continue to pile up. He is averaging a respectable 8.0 points and 4.0 rebounds over his last five contests, but still doesn't stat consistently enough to be used in most Fantasy leagues. Continue to view him as a low-end option, whose value could increase in the coming weeks.
News: Pistons F Austin Daye had scored in double figures only one time in his previous seven games, but he turned things around on Monday night against the Magic. He scored a season-high 20 points in 34 minutes off the bench in the 103-96 win. He went 5 of 9 from the field, including a perfect 4 for 4 from beyond the arc, and converted 6 of 8 free throws. Daye also had seven rebounds and two steals in the victory.
Analysis: Daye had really been struggling with his scoring of late but he broke out in a big way on Monday. While he did not take that many shots, he was efficient -- especially from downtown -- and was even able to chip in with some rebounding. Daye is averaging 8.4 points with 3.8 rebounds and 0.8 steals over his last five contests and has begun to see more playing time. Keep an eye on how he responds to additional minutes but leave the 22-year-old for the deepest of Fantasy leagues at this point.
News: Detroit forward Austin Daye scored the go-ahead jump shot with 53 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to help the Pistons rally for a 75-74 victory over Phoenix on Saturday night. Earlier in the second half, Daye landed awkwardly after his right foot slipped from underneath him and was attended to by trainers. Daye stayed in the game and finished 4 of 11 from the field for 11 points.
Analysis: Daye logged a season-high 29 minutes as Detroit continues to play without Richard Hamilton. The second-year forward from Gonzaga has struggled to find an identity on the team and is averaging just 6.1 points and 3.1 rebounds this season. Saturday's output snapped a streak of consecutive games with single digits in points at six for Daye. He will likely remain a marginal Fantasy option and should remain on waivers.
News: With Will Bynum being pushed out of the regular rotation in Detroit, F Austin Daye saw some decent playing time on Saturday night against Philadelphia. He played 25 minutes off the bench and scored 15 points with six rebounds in the 112-109 win. He went 5 of 8 from the field, including 3 for 4 from downtown, and converted both of his free throw attempts. Daye, who made a tying 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left in regulation, also chipped in with three assists and a blocked shot in the victory. He is averaging 10 points with 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists over his last five contests.
Analysis: Daye has had an up-and-down season thus far but coach John Kuester said before Saturday's game that he will now serve as the main backup to Tayshaun Prince at small forward. He has not been a huge producer in Fantasy so far this season but it will be interesting to see how he reacts to the promotion. Daye is shooting 43 percent from beyond the arc this season and and is averaging career highs in points, rebounds, assists and steals. Monitor his progress during the upcoming scoring period but only have the 22-year-old active in the deepest of Fantasy leagues for Week 12 (Jan. 10-12).
News: Pistons SF Austin Daye came off the bench Friday against the Suns to pour in nine points and grab eight rebounds. He went 4 of 8 from the field, including 1 of 3 from 3-point range. Daye, who also had an assist, has 21 points in his last two games after scoring no points in his previous three games.
Analysis: It's been a rollercoaster season for Daye, who has bounced in-and-out of the starting lineup. He has spent most of December coming off the bench and even missed some time due to injury. Daye has done well when he has gotten his opportunities, but right now the Pistons are just trying to find a rotation that works for them. Daye is playing well going into the new year, but he still can't be trusted in Fantasy. Keep him out of active lineups.
News: Detroit SF Austin Daye (hamstring) was active for Wednesday's game against Toronto. He only played three minutes and shot 0 for 4 from the field with two rebounds and an assist.
Analysis: Daye can be a decent source of points, if given substantial playing time. Until he carves out a niche in the lineup, Daye should not be on Fantasy owners' radars. His value is extremely low right now.
News: According to the team's official website, Pistons F Austin Daye was able to practice on Tuesday. Daye did not play in Sunday's 111-108 win over the Hornets because of a mild hamstring sprain. He has missed three straight games because of his injury, but is listed as probable for Wednesday's game in Toronto.
Analysis: Daye can be a decent source of points, if given substantial playing time. Until he's healthy and carves out a niche in the lineup, Daye should not be on Fantasy owners' radars. His value is extremely low right now.
News: Pistons forward Austin Daye did not play in Sunday's 111-108 win over the Hornets because of a mild hamstring sprain. He has now missed three straight games because of his injury.
Analysis: Daye continues to be slowed by a hamstring strain and has only played a combined four minutes over his last three contests. He is averaging 6.3 points and 3.1 rebounds through 20 games this season and has been seeing around 16 minutes a game. He has struggled to find a niche on Detroit's roster and is not worth starting in the majority of Fantasy leagues heading into Fantasy Week 9 (Dec. 20-26). He has just low-end Fantasy value, when healthy.
News: Pistons forward Austin Daye was inactive for Friday's game against the Clippers as he deals with a mild hamstring strain. Detroit plays again on Sunday. He's averaging 6.3 points and 3.1 rebounds on the year.
Analysis: Daye has played just four minutes over his last three games. That comes after he logged 38 minutes and 14 points in his two games before that. It's unclear whether this injury has been limiting him or if he's fallen out of the rotation again. He can be a decent source of points, if given substantial playing time. Until he's healthy and carves out a niche in the lineup, Daye should not be on Fantasy owners' radars. His value is extremely low right now.
News: Detroit SF Austin Daye returned to the rotation on Tuesday in a loss at Houston. Daye, who saw a boost in playing time with Richard Hamilton getting ejected, played 16 minutes in the loss. He shot 4 for 6 from the field and hit two threes to score 12 points for the Pistons. Daye added just one rebound.
Analysis: Daye scored a combined two points in his previous four games and had gone 1 for 9 from the field over that span of 20 minutes. We don't know if he'll remain in the rotation. He certainly played well enough to deserve it. Until his minutes go way up, however, his value is going to remain very low.
News: Pistons SF Austin Daye, who has played no more than eight minutes in any of the last five games, will remain out of the rotation this week with big men Dwight Howard and Chris Bosh on the schedule, according to the Detroit News.
Analysis: Daye, who began the season as a starter, didn't give coach John Kuester the energy he wanted and is now just a mopup guy. He has the potential to be an impact Fantasy player, but not in his current role. You can leave him for the deepest of leagues.
News: In another attempt to match the Knicks' up-tempo style, coach John Kuester put Austin Daye into the game in the third quarter. Daye had barely played in recent games after starting 11 of Detroit's first 12 contests.
Analysis: Daye and Jason Maxiell continue to get swapped out based on who Kuester believes matches up better. When Daye plays, he is capable of double-digit scoring and decent rebounding. However, he could just as easily not play for the next two or three games. Fantasy owners should avoid this situation at all costs.
News: Pistons PF Jason Maxiell got the start for a third straight game Tuesday at Dallas, replacing Austin Daye. Daye received a second straight DNP-CD. It was his third DNP-CD in games that Maxiell has started.
Analysis: Daye has been fairly consistent with his production, giving the Pistons around 10 points and five rebounds per game. He is still not seeing more than 25 minutes per game, however, and has a lot of his playing time cut into by Charlie Villanueva. It seems Fantasy owners will now have to take size into account when analyzing matchups for Daye as coach John Kuester has declared he will go with Maxiell in games where he wants more size. Daye remains merely a low-end play for deeper leagues and is best saved as a reserve.
News: According to the Detroit News, Pistons PF Austin Daye will be out of the starting lineup for a third straight game Tuesday at Dallas, getting replaced by Jason Maxiell. Daye didn't even play in the team's last game Sunday against the Wizards.
Analysis: Daye had some decent performances as a starter and even contributed 12 points and seven rebounds in 23 minutes off the bench Nov. 17 against the Lakers. But with his playing time up in the air now, you can't trust him outside of deeper Fantasy leagues.
News: Pistons F Jason Maxiell got another start at power forward on Sunday against the Wizards in place of Austin Daye. According to NBA.com, coach John Kuester told reporters that he felt Maxiells bulk was needed against Washington starters Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee.
Analysis: Daye has been fairly consistent with his production, giving the Pistons around 13 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. He is still not seeing more than 25 minutes per game, however, and has a lot of his playing time cut into by Charlie Villanueva. It seems Fantasy owners will now have to take size into account when analyzing matchups for Daye. He remains merely a low-end play for deeper leagues and is best saved as a reserve.
News: Pistons forward Austin Daye made his second consecutive start on Wednesday against the Lakers. Daye played well and could remain in the starting lineup after he was moved out against the Kings a few games back. Daye scored 12 points on Wednesday over 23 minutes and shot 4 of 9 from the field. He went 1 for 3 from long range and added seven rebounds and two blocks.
Analysis: Daye played well in his last two games as a starter with 13 points and five boards per contest. He's good for a 3-pointer per game, at least, and can give Fantasy owners low-end rebounding and scoring. Daye, as a starter at least, is worth having on rosters in deeper formats.
News: Pistons F Austin Daye, who has been starting at power forward for the Pistons all season, was replaced by Jason Maxiell as a starter for Sunday's game against the Kings. Daye did not play a single minute in the game despite being active.
Analysis: Prior to the game, the Pistons said they had been impressed with Maxiell's recent effort off the bench. There is no word on whether or not the move is permanent, but this certainly does not bode well for Daye's short-term Fantasy appeal. Even as a starter, his playing time was capped due to the presence of players like Charlie Villanueva and Maxiell. Avoid him until his situation improves.
News: Pistons F Austin Daye snapped out of an offensive lull on Tuesday night in Portland, contributing 15 points in 23 minutes of action in a game in which Detroit was held to just 78 points. He shot 4 of 5 from the field and also went 3 for 3 from beyond the arc. Daye added eight rebounds. He had a combined 23 points with eight rebounds over his previous three games.
Analysis: Daye has been spotty as the team's starting power forward this season. He has shown potential throughout the preseason and on occasion this regular season and is doing enough to keep around in deeper formats, but we would not consider activating him outside of dire injury situations until performances like this become more regular. With Charlie Villanueva around, that may not happen.
News: Pistons F Austin Daye hit double figures for the first time this season in scoring with 10 points against the Celtics on Wednesday night. Despite starting, he played just 16 minutes and is averaging only 19.8 minutes per game.
Analysis: Daye came into the season with raised Fantasy appeal having come off a strong preseason and having earned a starting job. However, he is being used only sparingly and has been just a place holder for Charlie Villanueva and Jason Maxiell in the starting lineup. He should not be active in any format right now, but has enough upside to stash in deeper leagues in case of an injury to Villanueva or Maxiell.
News: Detroit forward Austin Daye started for the Pistons on Wednesday against the Nets, but did not make the most of his opportunity. He struggled from the field, shooting 2 for 8, missing both of his shots from downtown. He finished the day with four points, three boards and one assist in his 21 minutes of action. The second-year player was awarded the starting spot over Charlie Villanueva based on his strong preseason. The Pistons would fall to the Nets, 101-98, in both team's openers.
Analysis: Daye will likely be rotated in and out of the starting lineup for the Pistons a lot this year as they try to find the right mix of guys to produce. Daye should continue to get minutes, whether he starts or comes off the bench, but his lack of experience could keep him from producing on a consistent basis. Fantasy owners should keep tabs on this young forward as his potential will eventually make him into a legitimate Fantasy player -- but as of right now should only be used in the deepest of leagues.
News: Detroit forward Austin Daye was tabbed a starter on Monday, according to NBA.com. Coach John Kuester rewarded Daye's solid preseason effort by naming him the team's starter at power forward for Wednesday at New Jersey. He will start over Charlie Villanueva. Hell start at four, Kuester declared after Mondays practice. Hes had a great training camp.
Analysis: Daye could be in and out of the starting lineup based on performance but for right now he's the team's starting power forward. He should play enough minutes to score in double figures and pull down some decent rebound numbers. He can even hit some threes. Daye might be frustrating at times for lack of experience but he's also going to carry sleeper value. As a starter, you might consider his use right off the bat in the deepest Fantasy leagues.
News: The Pistons exercised their third-year option on F Austin Daye on Friday. Daye, who is competing to start at power forward, is averaging 15.0 points and 5.6 rebounds in seven preseason games, scoring in double figures in each of them.
Analysis: Even if Daye doesn't start for the Pistons, he should play enough minutes to score in double figures, pulling down some rebounds and hitting some 3-pointers. He's still trying to establish himself in the NBA, but he has the upside to make a contribution in Fantasy. Keep an eye on him.
News: Pistons forward Austin Daye scored 18 points to lead the team on Friday against the Timberwolves. He shot 8 for 21 from the field and made his lone free throw. The second-year player also grabbed 11 boards, recording his first double-double in the preseason. Daye added two assists, a steal and a blocked shot.
Analysis: Daye has been getting some starts during the preseason as the Pistons are trying to find a lineup that clicks. Daye averaged 15.8 points per game through his first three preseason games for the Pistons. He'll be battling Charlie Villanueva and Tayshaun Prince for playing time, but coach John Kuester actually had him lined up next to Villanueva as Friday's starters. Daye should be considered a late-round choice on Draft Day, but the sophomore player has a nice upside.
News: Pistons SF Austin Daye made his first start of the preseason on Monday night against the Atlanta Hawks. Daye started for Charlie Villanueva, who had a tight hamstring. Daye scored 14 points before fouling out with about a minute left in the game. Playing 22 minutes, Daye shot 6 of 10 from the field and hit two 3-pointers. He added a block and a steal. "Austin Daye is a diamond in the rough," Pistons coach John Kuester said of the rookie from Gonzaga. "This kid is going to be an outstanding basketball player."
Analysis: The Gonzaga alum entering his second season in the NBA deserved the start on Monday after scoring 21 points in 25 minutes against the Bucks in the last preseason contest. Daye has nailed seven 3-pointers in three preseason games and that could definitely give him some Fantasy value this season. The second-year player has a lot of potential, but plays the same position as Villanueva and Tayshaun Prince, so he'll have to fight for minutes in the regular season. He should be viewed as a late-round pick on Draft Day, but he does have an upside.
News: Detroit forward Austin Daye scored 21 points on Friday night against Milwaukee, helping the Pistons get an overtime win. He grabbed seven rebounds and had three assists in his 24 minutes of action.
Analysis: Daye played in 69 games last year for Detroit, averaging 5.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game. The second-year player has a lot of potential, but plays the same position as Charlie Villanueva and Tayshaun Prince, so he'll have to fight for minutes in the regular season. He should be viewed as a late-round pick on Draft Day, but he does have an upside.
News: Detroit SF Austin Daye scored six points on Friday over eight minutes on the court against Indiana. He added three rebounds.
Analysis: Daye is averaging 8.8 points per game over his last five contests and that comes with 4.2 boards. The eight minutes he played Friday was his lowest total in his last five games but he rarely contributes enough to get Fantasy owners excited.
News: Detroit gave SF Austin Daye 18 minutes for the second straight game on Monday at Chicago. He responded, for the second straight game, with 10 points. Daye shot 3 for 6 from the field and added six rebounds and a block.
Analysis: Daye is averaging 13 minutes per game on the season but has been effective in his two games with 18 minutes in his last two. He's averaging 10 points, 6.5 boards, a block and a three per game over the last two contests. That won't continue, unfortunately, and Daye remains only useful in the deepest of Fantasy leagues.
News: Detroit rookie small forward Austin Daye scored a career-high 11 points on Friday in only his fourth game of action on the year. Daye played 18 minutes, also a season high, in a loss at Orlando on Friday. He shot 5 of 7 from the field and a hit a three. He added five rebounds, a steal and a block.
Analysis: The rookie has shot 8 for 15 over his first three games of solid action. He is not yet a Fantasy-viable option but he's showed he can contribute when given time.
News: Detroit SF Austin Daye's suspension ended on Friday against the Thunder but he played only one minute and just drew a foul.
Analysis: Daye will get spotty playing time off the bench this season and is hardly worth owning in Fantasy play at this point.
News: Pistons first-round pick Austin Daye got only 15 minutes of playing time Tuesday in a preseason game against the Wizards, but he scored 10 points off the bench.
Analysis: Daye will miss the first game of the regular season because of an altercation with Bucks SG Carlos Delfino this preseason, but that's the least of your concerns in Fantasy. Daye will get spotty playing time off the bench and isn't worth drafting.
News: Pistons SF Austin Daye and Bucks SG Carlos Delfino have each been suspended one game without pay for their roles in an altercation during Wednesday night's preseason game.
Analysis: Daye was drafted 15th overall this offseason after averaging 12.7 points and 6.8 rebounds for Gonzaga in his final college season in college. Don't draft Daye in most seasonal formats, but he is worth drafting in deep keeper formats. After spending last season in Russia, Delfino returns to the NBA with the Bucks. The team will look to feature him as an energy type reserve off the bench. He averaged nine points in his best NBA season and while he won't be worth drafting in most leagues, could be on and off rosters this season as a stopgap.
News: The Detroit Pistons have signed first-round draft pick Austin Daye. The Gonzaga forward signed a two-year guaranteed contract Wednesday and the team holds an option in each of the following two seasons.
Analysis: Daye averaged 12.7 points and 6.8 rebounds as a sophomore for the Bulldogs. He is the son of former NBA player Darren Daye. The Pistons hope the slender forward can provide frontcourt depth behind Tayshaun Prince. He is headed for a backup role in Detroit and is not expected to have much Fantasy value as a rookie. We do not recommend drafting him.
News: The Pistons selected forward Austin Daye with the 15th pick in Thursday's NBA Draft. He played two seasons for Gonzaga before declaring as an early-entry candidate.
Analysis: Daye is headed for a backup role in Detroit and is not expected to have much Fantasy value as a rookie. We do not recommend drafting him.