Greg Monroe PF/C DET 1 Month

Monroe scored 16 points (8-15 FG) with 10 rebounds and two assists in 36 minutes during Monday's loss to the Bulls.

He's now racked up a double-double in four of five games since missing the beginning of the season due to a suspension. In fact, of the Pistons' big three front court players, Monroe's been by far the most consistent so far. Coach Stan Van Gundy may have a hard time taking him out of the starting five if he decides to go back to a smaller lineup.

Greg Monroe PF/C DET 1 Month

Monroe started for the third night in a row and came up with 19 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 32 minutes.

Since returning from suspension Monroe has earned a double-double in all but one game he's played. He's also averaging over 10 minutes in his four outings, which leads to more opportunities for the forward to produce. His inability to block effectively leaves a lot to be desired, but he makes up for it in the steals totals he puts up.

Greg Monroe PF/C DET 1 Month

Monroe finished with 10 points, seven rebounds and three assists in Friday's win over Milwaukee.

The Pistons have rolled out their "big" starting lineup with Monroe at power forward and Josh Smith at the three for the second consecutive game. The team has won both games, so odds are Monroe will continue to get looks as part of the starting five. Monroe will have a tough time keeping up the career-best pace (17.0 points, 12.0 rebounds) he has established through his first three appearances this season, but he'll remain a solid option even after the inevitable regression hits.

Greg Monroe PF/C DET 1 Month

Monroe scored 23 points (8-17 FG, 7-8 FT) with 18 rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Knicks.

That's two straight double-doubles for Monroe after he missed the beginning of the season due to a suspension. Coach Stan Van Gundy may not go with a three-big lineup every night, but Monroe seems intent on making it tough for him to return the big man to the bench.

Greg Monroe PF/C DET 1 Month

Monroe will start in Wednesday's game against the Knicks, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Monroe will join Detroit's starting lineup at power forward, moving Josh Smith to small forward, as the Pistons opt to go big against a less-than-imposing Knicks frontcourt. With a sound performance, the versatile Monroe could stake his claim for more starts moving forward, potentially allowing coach Stan Van Gundy to play Monroe, Smith and emerging center Andre Drummond together more often.

Greg Monroe PF/C DET 2 Months

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy hinted that Monroe could eventually work his way into the starting lineup, the Detroit News reports.

Monroe, who served a two-game suspension last week, made his season debut on Saturday, totaling 18 points and 11 rebounds in 30 minutes off the bench. Andre Drummond appears to be locked in as the starting center, and Van Gundy has been hesitant to run out a starting lineup with the trio of Drummond, Monroe and Josh Smith, which means a promotion for Monroe would likely mean using Smith in a reserve role. Regardless of which two nab starting jobs long term, all three players will receive enough run to make a sizable fantasy impact.

Greg Monroe PF/C DET 2 Months

Monroe had 18 points (7-12 FG, 4-5 FT) and 11 rebounds in 30 minutes in his 2014-15 debut Saturday in the loss to the Nets.

Monroe was suspended for the first two games due to a DUI arrest in the offseason. It remains to be seen if he will continue to come off the bench. If he plays 30 minutes, Monroe should be able to produce even as a reserve.

Greg Monroe PF/C DET 2 Months

Monroe will come off the bench Saturday, NBA.com's Keith Langlois reports.

After missing the first two games due to a suspension, Monroe will be used as the sixth man initially, with Josh Smith remaining the starting power forward. However, look for Monroe to have a very significant role, and see 30-32 minutes per game as a reserve.

Greg Monroe PF/C DET 2 Months

Monroe (suspension) will return for Saturday's game against the Nets.

Monroe was suspended for the Pistons' first two games of the season as punishment for being arressted and charged with a DUI during the offseason. It's not yet known if coach Stan Van Gundy will put Monroe in the starting lineup or bring him off the bench, but either way, it's expected that Monroe will receive enough minutes to be of use in most fantasy leagues.

Greg Monroe PF/C DET 2 Months

Monroe played 21 minutes off the bench in Saturday's preseason win over the Hawks. He finished with 11 points, eight rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

First-year Pistons head coach has been rolling out different starting lineups and rotations all preseason, with Monroe getting looks both as a starter and reserve. The team isn't expected to roll out a jumbo starting five with Monroe, Andre Drummond and Josh Smith like they did all last season, which means Monroe might have to get used to playing a reserve role. As Monroe's line from Saturday night showed, there are still plenty of minutes available in the Pistons' frontcourt for all three of their star big men to provide fantasy value. Owners looking to target Monroe in drafts should keep in mind that the power forward/center will miss the first two games of the regular season due to suspension.