J. R. Smith SG/SF NY 7 Days

J.R. Smith played 23 minutes and hit 3-of-8 shots and three 3-pointers for 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in Tuesday's win.

This was not quite the line we were expecting from Smith with Carmelo Anthony in street clothes, but even though he didn't shoot it 30 times, he still managed to fill the stat sheet. And we fully expect him to do it again on Wednesday, assuming he plays.

J. R. Smith SG/SF NY 9 Days

J.R. Smith cooled off on Sunday but still scored 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting in a win vs. the Bulls.

Smith went 5-of-9 from downtown and he's now averaging 24.0 points in five April games. It took him a long time to really heat up this season, and he was nearly un-ownable for the season's first few months, but this serves as a nice reminder of his upside when healthy and given a green light offensively.

J. R. Smith SG/SF NY 20 Days

J.R. Smith knocked down six 3-pointers during Wednesday's easy 110-81 win over the Nets, scoring a total of 24 points with eight boards, six assists and one steal.

He's piping hot right now. In his last five, Smith averaged a whopping 4.6 triples per game to go with 20.4 points, 4.8 boards, 0.8 steals and 0.4 blocks. He's gone on runs like this before and his owners should stick with ride him until he cools off.

J. R. Smith SG/SF NY 23 Days

J.R. Smith scored 21 points with three 3-pointers, five rebounds, two assists and one block to help the Knicks earn a crucial road win vs. the Warriors on Sunday.

The Knicks finish their road trip in Utah on Monday, but after that they'll face seven teams who are currently bound for the playoffs. It's a tough schedule which darkens the Knicks' playoff outlook, but for now they're in a three-way race with the Cavaliers and the eighth-place Hawks, who have lost six straight games and 20 of their past 26.

J. R. Smith SG/SF NY 27 Days

J.R. Smith started on Wednesday and got hot against the Kings, hitting 10-of-19 shots and a season-high nine 3-pointers for 29 points, four rebounds, four assists and a block in the win.

Smith was clearly feeling it and is getting hot again. He scored just seven and six points last Wednesday and Friday, but has now scored 18, 12 and 29 points with 12 3-pointers on 21-of-40 shooting over his last three games. Get him in your lineup.

J. R. Smith SG/SF NY 1 Month

J.R. Smith hit just 2-of-10 shots on Friday for six points, three boards, two assists, one steal and two threes in 25 minutes.

The game was out of hand until the end so some guys were rested, but this is more or less in line with his normal workload. Smith has been running at a mid-round level lately so we're inclined to give him a pass tonight. Raymond Felton also saw just 27 minutes and had only seven points, three boards and six assists, but he has picked up the pace and tonight might not be the best game to measure with.

J. R. Smith SG/SF NY 2 Months

J.R. Smith will start against the Pistons on Monday.

He does play bigger minutes in the starting lineup, but his 34.5 percent from the field in his 15 starts is nowhere near his 41.4 percent from the field off the bench. Smith's move to the starting lineup isn't a big deal for his fantasy value.

J. R. Smith SG/SF NY 2 Months

J.R. Smith has been moved to the Knicks' starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Heat.

Smith's move to the starting lineup will push Amare Stoudemire to the bench, but shouldn't increase Smith's playing time all that much as he's averaging 39.6 minutes over his last five games. Smith is shooting 37.5 percent from the field during that span, so while he can provide some valuable fantasy production in the 3-pointer category, his owners will need to be able to stomach the damage he does in the field goal percentage category.

J. R. Smith SG/SF NY 2 Months

J.R. Smith scored 15 points on 7-of-16 shooting during Monday's loss to Dallas.

Smith played 35 minutes off the bench Monday and again assumed his role as agitator as he messed with Vince Carter's headband during play (click the link below for video). For what it's worth, Smith denied the incident after the game, "No, your eyes were playing tricks on you," he said. "You're reaching for that one. I [already] got fined once for that s---." Mike Woodson had expressed his displeasure with Smith's maturity level after January's shoelace incident, so there is a chance this latest stunt could affect Smith's playing time for Thursday's game against the Heat.

J. R. Smith SG/SF NY 2 Months

J.R. Smith will move back to the bench for Monday's game.

It's likely just a matchup move and is not necessarily going to stick. His minutes and production are down a little bit off the bench compared to starting, but this switch to the second unit shouldn't affect his output overall.