Ish Smith
PG DET
2 weeks ago

Smith scored 17 points (7-10 FG, 1-2 3PT, 2-2 FT) to go along with three rebounds, five assists and one steal across 19 minutes in Friday's 111-104 win over Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

Smith led all bench scorers with 17 points en route to the point guard's season-high total. The Detroit guard was especially efficient in his 19 minutes of playing time, sinking 70.0 percent of his shots from the floor. Smith has been a reliable source of bench scoring, tallying at least 10 points in six consecutive games. From the bench, Smith has become a critical source of supplemental scoring for Detroit.

Ish Smith
PG DET
3 weeks ago

Smith generated 12 points (6-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt), three rebounds and three assists across 23 minutes in Thursday's 113-93 loss to the Lakers.

EDGE Analysis

Smith's scoring haul led the second unit on the night and served as his second straight double-digit scoring effort. The veteran guard has had the hot hand for the majority of the season, and he's especially been locked in over his last three games. Factoring in Tuesday's effort, Smith is shooting 72.7 percent (16-for-22) over that span. While he's firmly behind Reggie Jackson on the point guard depth chart, a bench role that typically affords him minutes in the upper teens at a minimum and his ability to put points on the board keep him viable in deeper formats and as a DFS punt play.

Ish Smith
PG DET
4 weeks ago

Smith tallied two points (1-3 FG), 13 assists, and three rebounds in 22 minutes during Wednesday's 122-101 win over the Timberwolves.

EDGE Analysis

Smith had slowed down a bit coming off his incredible preseason. However, he is still averaging 6.4 points, 5.4 assists, 2.2 rebounds, 0.8 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 19.6 minutes through five games. Smith is yet to sink a three-pointer, and the presence of Reggie Jackson restricts his ability to put up gaudy numbers. Unless Jackson suffers an injury, Smith's fantasy value is probably capped to a certain extent, though he's one of the better backup point guards to own.

Ish Smith
PG DET
1 month ago

Smith supplied 22 points (10-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight assists, three rebounds, two steals, and two blocks in 28 minutes during Tuesday's 116-94 loss to the Raptors.

EDGE Analysis

It doesn't mean anything yet from a fantasy perspective, but Smith was the only Piston to produce a positive Plus-Minus (Plus-7) in this one. Meanwhile, Detroit was downright dreadful with starting point guard Reggie Jackson on the court (Minus-29). If Smith keeps playing at the level we've seen thus far in the preseason and Jackson struggles like he did in 2016-17, the current backup could gain a sizable share of the minutes and prove to be the more valuable commodity in some leagues.

Ish Smith
PG DET
1 month ago

Smith collected 14 points (6-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine assists, one rebound and one block across 22 minutes during Monday's 107-97 win over the Pacers.

EDGE Analysis

Smith, despite being a reserve point guard, flashed plenty of upside last season and has continued to do so through the 2017-18 preseason. Through three exhibitions, he's posted 13.0 points, 8.0 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 steal across only 26.7 minutes per contest. While Reggie Jackson is set to begin the season as the starter, Smith provides solid value in categorical formats due to his high assist numbers. Last year, he needed just 24.1 minutes per game to hand out 5.2 dimes.

Ish Smith
PG DET
2 months ago

Smith supplied 10 points (5-14 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 0-1 FT), seven assists, three steals, one rebound, one block and five turnovers across 31 minutes during Wednesday's 108-106 loss to the Hornets.

EDGE Analysis

Smith drew the start for the injured Reggie Jackson (groin) Wednesday. While he handed out seven assists and swiped three steals, it's hard to look past his poor shooting effort and five turnovers, which ultimately dampened his fantasy impact. He'll probably function primarily as a reserve point guard throughout the year, giving him little fantasy value in year-long formats.

Ish Smith
PG DET
2 months ago

Smith will start Wednesday's preseason game against the Hornets, Jake Chapman of Pistons.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Reggie Jackson (groin) officially sidelined, the Pistons will go with Smith at the one, and he'll be joined by offseason addition Avery Bradley. The starting job will be Jackson's once he's healthy, but the Pistons have already indicated that Jackson could be limited to begin the year, so Smith might have some inflated value through the first few weeks of the regular season. In 2016-17, Smith appeared in 81 games and averaged 9.4 points, 5.2 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game.

Ish Smith
PG DET
7 months ago

Smith scored 20 points (8-20 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT) and added 10 assists, four rebounds and one block in 35 minutes during Wednesday's 113-109 loss to the Magic.

EDGE Analysis

Smith ended the game on a nine-game streak of double-digit scoring and at least five assists. Wednesday was his first double-double since taking over the starting point guard position, two games before Reggie Jackson final game.

Ish Smith
PG DET
7 months ago

Smith contributed 16 points (7-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine assists, two rebounds and one block across 32 minutes during a 105-101 loss to the Wizards on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Smith received a team-high 32 minutes as he nearly tallied his first double-double in more than a month. The team didn't have a backup point guard available in Monday's game, and that will likely be the case for Wednesday's season finale against the Magic as well, so Smith should once again see around 30 minutes.

Ish Smith
PG DET
7 months ago

Smith scored 11 points (5-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding seven assists and two rebounds across 26 minutes during Sunday's 103-90 win over the Grizzlies.

EDGE Analysis

Smith attempted the most field goal attempts on the team, and while he didn't enjoy the most successful night scoring the ball, his seven assists gave him one of the more attractive fantasy lines as each team distributed their minutes evenly among starters and reserves. The veteran has taken over at the point after Reggie Jackson was shut down for the remainder of the season and should continue contributing as such over the last two games.