Al Jefferson PF/C CHA 1 Day

Jefferson came down with a mild groin strain on Saturday, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Jefferson left in the fourth quarter with groin strain while the win against the Jazz was already in the bag, and potentially could have returned if the team needed him to. He'll have Sunday to rest before facing the Nuggets at home on Monday.

Al Jefferson PF/C CHA 2 Days

Jefferson scored 20 points (9-23 FG, 2-2 FT) and added 12 rebounds, three assists and one steal in 36 minutes of effort on Friday against the 76ers.

Jefferson continues to produce, yet he is producing less than he did last year. His minutes are virtually the same - he is averaging 33 minutes per game this season and he averaged 35 minutes per game last year. His regression is likely due to the slow start of the Hornets, who are underperforming as a whole this season despite the free agent acquisition of Lance Stephenson.

Al Jefferson PF/C CHA 5 Days

Jefferson scored 28 points (13-22 FG, 2-2 Ft) with 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in 36 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Suns.

It's his eighth double-double of the season, but Jefferson managed just 22 boards in the three games since his last one. His rebounding average remains his lowest since he became a full-time starter nine seasons ago.

Al Jefferson PF/C CHA 12 Days

Jefferson scored 23 points (9-15 FG, 5-6 FT) with 14 rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 36 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Celtics.

It's his second straight double-double, and seventh of the season. Jefferson's numbers, particularly his rebounding, have been down so far this season as the Hornets adjust to having Lance Stephenson in the lineup, but at least for a couple of nights against weak front courts, Jefferson looked like the dominating center he was last year.

Al Jefferson PF/C CHA 26 Days

Jefferson scored 21 points (9-19 FG, 3-3 FT), with 14 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 35 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Trail Blazers.

What can you say about Jefferson? He's simply a double-double machine, and is one of the top fantasy centers in the game currently.

Al Jefferson PF/C CHA 28 Days

Jefferson scored 16 points (7-14 FG, 2-4 FT) to go along with nine rebounds, two assists and one block in 32 minutes Monday against the Clippers.

Jefferson is starting to pick things up on the boards as he is averaging 10.7 rebounds over his last three games. Although he's only at 7.5 rebounds per game this season, expect to see that average rise.

Al Jefferson PF/C CHA 1 Month

Jefferson scored 28 points (12-22 FG, 4-4 FT) in a loss to the Pacers on Wednesday.

Jefferson has now scored 20 or more points in all but five of his games this season. The big man led the Hornets in scoring Wednesday, in addition to pulling down eight rebounds and blocking a shot.

Al Jefferson PF/C CHA 1 Month

Jefferson left Friday's game with cramps, the Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell reports.

He finished with 34 points, nine boards, three assists, one steal and two blocks in 41 minutes. The game went into double overtime, and Jefferson probably played more minutes than Charlotte would typically intend. It probably won't be something that affects his status for Sunday's game, but it's something worth monitoring.

Al Jefferson PF/C CHA 2 Months

Jefferson scored a game-high 28 points (13-25 FG, 2-5 FT) with 10 rebounds and three blocks in 32 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Heat.

It's his second double-double of the season, and it helped snap Charlotte's 16-game losing streak against Miami. Jefferson may not be required to shoulder as big a load on offense this season given the Hornets' roster upgrades, but he'll still be one of the best available fantasy options at center.

Al Jefferson PF/C CHA 2 Months

Jefferson scored 19 points (8-19 FG, 3-4 FT) to go along with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and four blocks in 38 minutes during the Hornets' 71-69 loss versus the Grizzlies on Saturday.

That's eight blocks in two games thus far for Big Al, and though that average is going to be much closer to his 1.3 blocks per game career average, he should continue to be a solid double-double threat as long as he's able to stay healthy. The Hornets are a much different team from last year, but Jefferson is still their go-to-guy offensively, and he should again be a fantastic fantasy option in 2014-15.