Morris posted three points (1-13 FG, 1-4 FT) and five rebounds over 35 minutes in Friday's 87-75 loss to the Raptors. In what was the Pistons' worst scoring total this season, Morris also had his third-worst scoring game as well, shooting an abysmal 7.7 percent from the floor over 13 attempts. The Pistons have dropped their last three games and appear to be on a sinking ship with each ensuing game. This isn't to imply that all Pistons should be avoided, but using players like Morris might become a bit more matchup-dependent as we reach the end of the season. There isn't a consistent contributor on the team recently save Andre Drummond, and overall Morris has been decent as well, but he's had a terrible four-game skid, averaging 7.8 points (roughly half his usual average) and 4.5 rebounds over that span. The Pistons have a neutral matchup against the Suns on Sunday, and Morris owners should monitor this game to look for signs of a continuing slump.
Morris finished with 10 points (4-13 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-3 FT), two assists, one rebound and one blocked shot in Wednesday's 115-98 loss against the Pacers. The block was the 100th of his career in his 400th NBA game. He has seven consecutive games with double-digit point totals. His season high is eight straight games with 10 or more points. Morris remains useful only in deeper fantasy formats at this point.
Morris scored 22 points (8-15 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding three rebounds, three blocks, two assists and two steals in 34 minutes during Saturday's 136-106 win over the 76ers. He's on a roll at the moment, averaging 20.4 points, 6.8 boards, 2.6 assists, 2.2 three-pointers and 1.0 steals over his last five games. The 27-year-old is still a secondary option in the Pistons' offense, but with Reggie Jackson struggling with his consistency, Morris has taken advantage of his extra opportunities.
Morris scored 37 points (13-23 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 8-9 FT) while adding eight rebounds and six assists in 42 minutes during Tuesday's 120-113 overtime win over the Trail Blazers. The 37 points established a new career high, one point more than the 36 he rang up against the T-Wolves on Feb. 3, and Morris was especially impressive in the extra frame, scoring Detroit's first seven points to help them pull away. Consistency remains an issue for him -- he's scored 25 or more points three times this month, but also scored 11 points or less three times -- but overall he's putting up numbers very similar to his 2015-16 output, giving him value in deeper year-long formats but making him a risky DFS play.
Morris tallied 26 points (10-17 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and three assists across 40 minutes during a 102-89 loss to the Bucks on Monday. Morris' 26 points marked a game high, and also marked his third-highest scoring total of the season. He received a team-high 40 minutes since he caught fire offensively, so it stood to reason that he led the team in scoring. The 14.3 points per game average so far this season is on pace to be a career-best for the eighth-year forward.
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