Daniels generated 18 points (6-12 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 3-4 FT), two rebounds, two assists and two steals across 29 minutes in Saturday's 124-109 loss to the Warriors. Daniels drew the spot start for Devin Booker (hand) and finished with the highest scoring total among the starting five, as well as the second highest on the team overall behind Josh Jackson's career-best 36 points. The 26-year-old guard has a pair of double-digit scoring efforts in March, but his minutes, usage and efficiency tend to fluctuate when he's in his usual second-unit role. As such, his fantasy value remains limited to very deep formats, although he'd make for an intriguing DFS play once again Tuesday against the Pistons should Booker be forced to miss that contest as well.
Daniels will return to a bench role for Tuesday's matchup with the Cavaliers, Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic reports. Daniels picked up the spot start Saturday with Devin Booker, T.J. Warren and Josh Jackson all sidelined, posting 17 points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal across 36 minutes. However, all three of the aforementioned players are returning to the lineup Tuesday, which means Daniels will move to the bench and likely won't come anywhere near the 36 minutes he logged Saturday. For that reason, Daniels' value should take a significant hit.
Daniels scored 17 points (6-15 FG, 5-10 3Pt) to go along with four rebounds, three assists and one steal across 36 minutes during Saturday's 122-115 loss to the Hornets. Daniels played a prominent role as Devin Booker, T.J. Warren and Josh Jackson all sat this one out. Though he struggled a big from the floor, he shot 50 percent from beyond the arc and knocked down five treys to lead the team in scoring. When the team has its full complement of players, Daniels is nothing more than a specialist off the bench -- a role he could return to Tuesday against the Cavaliers.
Daniels will start during Saturday's contest against the Hornets. With Devin Booker (triceps), T.J. Warren (back) and Josh Jackson (knee) all ruled out, Daniels will draw the start and should see extra run. In the six games Daniels has seen at least 30 minutes, he's averaged 16.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist.
Daniels is not listed on the Suns' injury report heading into Thursday's game against the Thunder. Daniels was held out of Monday's game in Miami with a hyperextended knee, but with a few days off to recover it looks as though he'll be back to availability off the bench Thursday. In his last game Sunday in Atlanta, Daniels played 15 minutes and finished with five points, two rebounds, two assists and one made three.
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