Carter provided three points (1-4 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three steals, two assists and one rebound across 21 minutes Friday in the Suns' 113-111 loss to the Pistons. With double-digit minutes in each of the Suns' last 15 games, Carter has seemingly solidified himself as one of the top two guards on the team's bench. So long as starters Ricky Rubio and Devin Booker are both healthy, however, Carter won't have much of an opportunity to push for a 25-plus-minute role, thereby putting a cap on his overall fantasy upside.
Carter collected 15 points (6-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt), four rebounds, three steals and two assists in 27 minutes during Sunday's 129-108 loss to the Bucks. Carter matched his career high in steals and season high in scoring while turning in a very well-rounded stat line. With Ricky Rubio (ankle) and Ty Jerome (lower leg) sidelined, Carter ended up earning the most playing time at the point guard position, and that could end up being the case again in Tuesday's matchup versus the Nets if Rubio still can't give it a go.
Carter collected eight points (3-6 FG, 2-4 3Pt), three steals, two assists and one block in 19 minutes during Sunday's 114-109 loss to the Grizzlies. Carter put together a solid stat line against his former team, swiping three steals for the third time through 31 appearances this season. Still, his per-game averages have dipped slightly compared to his rookie campaign, and Carter is best reserved for use in the very deepest formats.
Carter failed to score (0-3 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 0-2 FT) and provided three assists, three rebound and two steals in 19 minutes during Friday's loss to Golden State. The second-year guard continues to struggle with an inconsistent shot as he's hit just nine-of-31 shots over his past eight appearances. Carter's inconsistency partially stems from his sporadic playing time as he's been a DNP-CD in five of his past 13 games and saw just one minute of run in one of those appearances. At this point, the 3.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists Carter's bringing on a nightly basis isn't enough to warrant a roster spot outside of the deepest of formats.
Carter scored six points (2-3 FG, 2-3 3Pt) in 10 minutes during Monday's 109-104 win over the Hornets. Carter saw the lowest minute total among the nine Suns who saw the floor in this one. With that being said, Elie Okobo and Tyler Johnson were healthy scratches, so at least Carter maintained a modest reserve role. Rookie guard Ty Jerome (ankle) made his debut and could compete with Carter for minutes going forward, but as seen in this one Jerome is also capable of sliding over to shooting guard.
Last 7 Games
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