Randolph will draw the start at center for Sunday's matchup against the Warriors, Rob Fischer of FOX Sports Southeast reports. With Marc Gasol (foot) out Sunday, Randolph will draw the start against the Warriors. In three starts this season, he's averaged 14.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists across 33.6 minutes per game.
Randolph compiled eight points (2-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-6 FT), seven rebounds and two assists over 28 minutes in Thursday's 97-90 loss to the Spurs. The veteran co-led the second unit in scoring along with Andrew Harrison while playing more minutes than anyone on the bench. It was notably Randolph's first game in the last six with single-digit shot attempts, but he remains a valuable asset in all formats for his ability to provide above-average production in scoring and rebounds despite not having a starting role. The 16-year-pro is now averaging 11.7 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists across 22.6 minutes in 11 March contests.
Randolph finished with just four points (2-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt) to go along with 10 rebounds and one assist across 19 minutes during Tuesday's 95-82 loss to the Pelicans. Randolph led his squad in rebounds despite seeing limited minutes, but he could do little on the offensive end and finished with his lowest scoring output since Nov. 1. The veteran was fresh off an 18-point, seven-rebound performance against San Antonio on Saturday, but a larger sample shows him shooting 34 percent from the field over the last four games. His 46 percent showing from the field this season is his lowest since the '08-'09 season.
Randolph registered 18 points (7-12 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-5 FT), seven rebounds and two assists across 26 minutes in a 104-96 win over the Spurs on Saturday. With nine or fewer points in three of his past four games, Randolph's production had been on the decline before he came through with an outstanding showing off the bench Saturday. Since the Grizzlies will be fighting for playoff positioning over the final month of the regular season, Randolph doesn't figure to see much rest down the stretch, making him a fairly stable lineup option in most leagues.
Randolph collected 18 points (8-15 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 11 rebounds, one block, and one steal across 25 minutes during Thursday's 114-98 loss to the Clippers. After poor performances his past two outings -- averaging 9.0 points and 6.5 rebounds on 33.3 percent shooting -- Randolph came up big against a tough opponent in the Clippers. Though he comes off the bench and averages only 24.3 minutes per game, Randolph averages 14.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game and boasts a usage rate of 28.8 percent -- 2.9 percent higher than the Grizzlies' starting point guard Mike Conley. For that reason, Randolph remains a solid fantasy option in the majority of formats, capable of 20-point 10-rebound games despite coming off the pine.
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