Ferrell will come off the bench for Friday's contest against the Raptors, as Dorian Finney-Smith will draw the start at shooting guard and Dwight Powell will start at power forward. It appears coach Rick Carlisle likes Finney-Smith in the starting five when he's available, pushing Ferrell to the bench. That said, Ferrell should still trend near sixth-man minutes.
Ferrell will move into the starting lineup Sunday after Wesley Matthews (leg) was scratched from the contest, Bobby Karalla of the Mavericks' official site reports. Just before tip, it was announced that Matthews (leg) would be unavailable for the contest. In 19 starts, Ferrell has averaged 12.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists in over 33 minutes per game. Look for J.J. Barea to see an uptick in minutes off the bench as well.
Ferrell will start in Sunday's game against the Pelicans, Bobby Karalla of the Mavericks' official site reports. With Wesley Matthews (hip) not playing Sunday, Ferrell will be inserted into the starting lineup to run the backcourt alongside Dennis Smith Jr. As a result, Ferrell will likely see a sizable increase in playing time against the Pelicans while J.J. Barea serves as a primary backup off the bench to both he and Smith.
Ferrell generated 13 points (5-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt), five rebounds, four assists and one steal across 35 minutes in Saturday's 97-90 loss to the Jazz. Ferrell once again saw a starter's workload and led the second unit in scoring for the second consecutive contest as well. The 24-year-old has scored in double digits in three of his past four games overall, and he's offering some serviceable production in scoring, rebounds and assists. However, Ferrell isn't overly efficient relative to playing time, keeping his fantasy value primarily limited to deeper formats and as a cost-effective DFS play.
Ferrell posted 13 points (5-13 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three assists, two rebounds and four steals across 30 minutes in Friday's 124-102 loss to the Lakers. Ferrell led the Mavs' bench in scoring in the blowout defeat. The 24-year-old's contributions are likely to fluctuate to a degree in his second-unit role, but Ferrell has typically enjoyed a solid allotment of minutes even when coming off the bench. Factoring in Friday's line, he's averaging 9.9 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals across 28.3 minutes in seven February contests.
Last 7 Games
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