Al Jefferson PF/C CHA 6 Days

Jefferson scored 16 points (7-17 FG, 2-4 FT) with seven rebounds, a steal and a block in 33 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Bulls.

It was just the second time in February that Jefferson has failed to pull down double-digit rebounds, and he's now averaging 16.4 points, 11.3 boards and 1.4 blocks in eight games on the month.

Al Jefferson PF/C CHA 1 Month

Jefferson scored 17 points (8-12 FG, 1-2 FT) with 16 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 35 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Spurs.

This was Jefferson's 12th double-double in 36 games this season. He has been slightly below his best so far, but look for Jefferson to pick up his production with Kemba Walker out injured.

Al Jefferson PF/C CHA 1 Month

Jefferson will reenter the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Spurs, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Bismack Biyombo's right knee injury will sideline him through at least next week, affording Jefferson the opportunity to reclaim the starting center job. Despite seeing a reduction in minutes this season, Jefferson still has been a nightly threat for a double-double, averaging 17.4 points and 8.0 rebounds on the season. With the Hornets' frontcourt now thinned by injuries, look for his playing time (and counting stats) to climb slightly in the short term.

Al Jefferson PF/C CHA 1 Month

Jefferson moved into the starting lineup for the second half of Saturday's game after Bismack Biyombo left the game with a right knee contusion, the Charlotte Observer reports. He finished the game with nine points (4-14 FG, 1-4 FT), six rebounds, and seven blocks in 30 minutes.

Jefferson has been coming off the bench since returning from his groin injury, but with Biyombo and Marvin Williams (concussion) leaving the game with injuries, the Hornets were too thin to keep Jefferson on the bench. Jefferson's seven blocked shots are amazing, but he's averaged just 1.1 blocks this season, making games like Saturday's wonderful but also an awful tease.

Al Jefferson PF/C CHA 1 Month

Jefferson will come off the bench against the Knicks on Sunday, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Jefferson may be seeing limited minutes off the bench over the last two games, but he's been extremely efficient and should be deployed across all formats since the Hornets may be inclined to keep on adding to his workload Saturday.

Al Jefferson PF/C CHA 1 Month

Jefferson scored 22 points (10-16 FG, 2-2 FT) and grabbed 11 rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench against the Cavaliers Friday. He also notched one assist and three blocks.

Jefferson has come off the bench and seen a decreased workload in his three games since returning from a groin injury. His production in the first two games was similarly limited. Friday, however, he seemed to be back to his old self again. It may still take a few more games for him to return to the Hornets' starting lineup and his full minutes compliment, but he is now making a convincing case that he should already be back in fantasy starting lineups.

Al Jefferson PF/C CHA 1 Month

Jefferson will continue to come off the bench against the Cavaliers on Friday, Ethan J. Skolnick of Turner Sports reports.

Jefferson is working his way back from a groin injury and is expected to see limited minutes in the short term while coming off the bench. He managed to record 12 points in just 19 minutes against the Heat on Wednesday, so the veteran may still be a viable option the very deepest of leagues at the moment.

Al Jefferson PF/C CHA 1 Month

Jefferson came off the bench for 19 minutes against the Heat on Wednesday and contributed 12 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal, and two blocks.

This was just the second game that Jefferson has played since injuring his groin in late December. He'll likely be on a minutes restriction in the short term which leaves his owners in a tough position on whether or not he deserves the play in limited action. The 30-year-old should certainly be deployed in deeper leagues moving forward, but smaller leagues may want to examine other players getting a full workload until Jefferson's restriction is lifted.

Al Jefferson PF/C CHA 1 Month

Jefferson is expected to play 16-to-18 minutes off the bench Wednesday, the Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell reports.

While Jefferson was believed to be on a similar minutes limit Monday, he was able to play 25 minutes off the bench, so this should be a loose advisory. However, it would still be wise to go with a different option in daily leagues, as Jefferson almost certainly won't see enough minutes to warrant his price Wednesday.

Al Jefferson PF/C CHA 1 Month

Jefferson returned to action Monday, posting eight points and five rebounds in 25 minutes off the bench against Minnesota.

Jefferson hadn't played since Dec. 29 with a groin injury, a span of nine games. Though he was expected to play 16 minutes, he logged 25 minutes in a blowout win over the Timberwolves. Owners might want to be patient as Jefferson rounds into game shape and doesn't have any reported minutes restriction before playing him with confidence. Once he is back to playing his usual complement of minutes, Jefferson should return to his 18 point, eight rebound form.