DeJuan Blair PF/C DAL 2 Days
DeJuan Blair played a season-high 29 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday, scoring 12 points with four boards and one block on 6-of-10 shooting.
He made his second start of the year and could stick as a starter. Blair didn't have a steal, which is a bit of a surprise with his 1.6 per game. He ranks fifth among power forwards and centers in steals per game despite playing just 20.8 minutes per game. The former Spur didn't have a great game tonight, but the extra minutes are a sign that better things are on the way.
DeJuan Blair PF/C DAL 2 Days
DeJuan Blair will start at center for the Mavericks against the Pelicans on Wednesday.
It is his second start of the season with his first one coming after Samuel Dalembert oversleeping and missing morning shoot around last month. Blair has been terrific based on per-minute value, so if he can elevate his 20.8 minutes per game to over 24, he could gain a nice chunk of value.
DeJuan Blair PF/C DAL 3 Days
DeJuan Blair hit just 1-of-4 shots for two points and seven rebounds in Tuesday's win over the Bobcats.
Blair came in fairly hot and just couldn't get his shot to fall against Al Jefferson. He may have burned you in a daily league tonight, but chances are he bounces back on Wednesday against the Pelicans.
DeJuan Blair PF/C DAL 7 Days
DeJuan Blair grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds off the bench on Friday, and also chipped in with nine points and one assist.
Blair hit 7-of-8 freebies to sweeten this line but with Brandan Wright's return from a shoulder injury looming owners don't have a lot to cheer about. Just ride Blair until the wheels fall off.
DeJuan Blair PF/C DAL 11 Days
DeJuan Blair scored 10 points with eight boards and one steal in 19 minutes during his first start of the season on Monday.
Even in the starting lineup, Blair couldn't get more than just 20.4 minutes per game. Blair has been able to hold enough value with his 1.8 steals per game to remain owned in standard leagues, but his upside is going to remain very low.
DeJuan Blair PF/C DAL 14 Days
DeJuan Blair just missed a double-double in 19 minutes on Friday against the Jazz, scoring 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting with nine rebounds and a steal.
If you correctly assessed that Blair's role was minimized due to playing two running teams during his recent slide, congratulations go out to you. Despite his low minutes and small margin of error he's a late-round value on the year, including those two awful games. Give him a hard look in 12-team leagues and in particular leagues in which you can monitor his matchup.
DeJuan Blair PF/C DAL 18 Days
DeJuan Blair played just seven minutes on Monday, with just two rebounds and one assist to his credit.
Blair could have easily been discarded by Rick Carlisle due to the Sixers' small lineup, but this disappearance comes right when Blair had shown enough consistency to be in lineups. Try not to let one game against an outlier squad shake your perception of him, but it does highlight how bench players with smaller roles can be hard to rely upon.
DeJuan Blair PF/C DAL 20 Days
Dejuan Blair hit 7-of-9 shots for 18 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in Saturday's win over the Magic.
This was easily his season high in points and he's had at least two steals in all but three games this year. He's not going to be a superstar, but if you use him on the right night, he can be very good in daily leagues, and also carries some value in deeper leagues.
DeJuan Blair PF/C DAL 21 Days
DeJuan Blair put up a solid, versatile line on Friday, scoring nine points on 4-of-10 shooting with seven rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks in 27 minutes.
A matchup against a thin Miami squad that struggles against interior players is about as good as it gets for a guy like Blair, but let's not pretend that this is his first time putting up serviceable numbers. He's a mid-to-late round value on the year and we don't know when Brandan Wright (shoulder) is coming back. He's a sneaky add right now with a nine-game track record of success.