Plumlee tallied a season-high 15 points (7-10 FG, 1-3 FT), seven rebounds, four assists and two steals across 35 minutes Monday in the Pistons' 113-107 loss to the Heat.
Though Plumlee fouled out Monday, he still picked up significant minutes and was able to deliver one of his better lines of the season. The center's playing time has been all over the place of late, as he had received 28, 22, 26, 33 and 17 minutes over the preceding five contests. The wild fluctuations in Plumlee's role have made him tough to rely on in DFS, but he's still getting enough run to warrant rostering in most standard 12-team leagues. In category leagues, Plumlee has provided his biggest impact for fantasy managers in field-goal percentage (54.4 percent on 6.1 attempts per game), assists (3.5 per game), rebounds (8.7) and steals (1.5).
Plumlee scored seven points (3-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding 13 rebounds, five assists and two steals in 22 minutes during Wednesday's 110-101 loss to the Bucks.
He wasn't able to do much scoring matched up against Brook Lopez, but Plumlee led both teams in rebounding on the night and once again flashed surprising distribution skills. The 30-year-old has been an asset in deeper fantasy formats this season despite his lack of offense, but if the rebuilding Pistons decide rookie Isaiah Stewart is ready for a larger role, Plumlee's minutes and production could take a hit.
Plumlee is averaging a career high of 9.1 rebounds per game through 10 games this season.
Plumlee is responding to an increased role this season with Detroit by averaging 7.8 points on 54.7 percent shooting, a career-high 9.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists, a career-high 1.5 steals and 0.6 blocks per game in the early going. The 30-year-old center looks to be poised for a bit of a rejuvenating season after he toiled away in a bench role on a deep Denver team last season. Plumlee is even shooting 80.0 percent from the foul line, which would be by far his best-ever mark from the charity stripe.
Plumlee registered 13 points (3-4 FG, 7-8 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block across 25 minutes in Sunday's loss against the Celtics.
Plumlee remains unable to post a double-double this season and while he recorded double-digit points for the second time in 2020-21, he fell just two rebounds shy of reaching that feat. Plumlee is averaging 8.7 points and 10.7 rebounds per game this season, but he has also posted 3.7 dimes and 1.5 steals per game, so even a slight uptick in scoring could boost his value.
Plumlee scored eight points (3-5 FG, 2-4 FT) to go along with 17 rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block across 30 minutes in Friday's win over the Celtics.
Plumlee has failed to reach double-digit points in four of five games this season, though he's had plenty of success chipping in elsewhere. Notably, he's now had at least eight rebounds in every contest to this point, including 10 more in each of his last three efforts. Plumlee has also averaged 1.6 steals per game in the early going.
Plumlee had nine points (4-4 FG, 1-1 FT), 12 rebounds, six assists and three steals during Monday's 128-120 loss to the Hawks.
Plumlee's been a pleasant surprise to begin his first season with Detroit. He is averaging 9.7 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals across 33.0 minutes. It remains to be seen if Plumlee can maintain these numbers despite having never averaged above 26.5 minutes in a season over his seven-year career.
Plumlee posted 14 points (7-8 FG), eight rebounds and six assists across 32 minutes in Wednesday's 111-101 loss to the Timberwolves.
The signing of Plumlee was a bit of a head-scratcher considering Detroit's youth movement, and packing Christian Wood's bags for Houston was even more puzzling. Nevertheless, it appears that Plumlee will slide into a starting role in Detroit, a position that has eluded him throughout his seven-year career. It's possible that Jahlil Okafor could push him for playing time in the future, but right now, the job at center is his to lose.
Plumlee signed a three-year, $25 million contract with the Pistons on Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Given that Plumlee is 30 years old and the Pistons are rebuilding, this contract is somewhat bizarre, but it could indicate the Pistons aren't interested in retaining Christian Wood. If Plumlee can find himself in a legitimate starting role, he'll have fantasy value. When seeing over 24 minutes last season, the center averaged 11.2 points on 63.4 percent shooting, 7.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks.
Plumlee pitched in six points (3-4 FG) and six rebounds in 13 minutes during Friday's 124-87 Game 3 loss to the Jazz.
Plumlee didn't see a lot of playing time in the blowout defeat, as Nuggets coach Michael Malone opted to play some of the team's younger big men such as Bol Bol. In fact, Plumlee has yet to earn more than 13 minutes in any of the Nuggets' first three playoff games, limiting his appeal for fantasy purposes.
Plumlee registered 18 points (5-9 FG, 8-11 FT) while adding 13 rebounds, four assists, and two steals in 34 minutes during Saturday's 119-104 scrimmage loss against the Pelicans.
Plumlee got the start at center and produced a strong stat line -- it was another example of what he can do when given enough minutes and chances to produce offensively. That said, Plumlee is likely to move back to the bench once the regular season resumes next week with Nikola Jokic set to resume his regular role as Denver's starting center down the stretch.
Plumlee registered 16 points (7-8 FG, 2-4 FT), nine rebounds and two assists in 14 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's 116-100 loss against the Warriors.
Plumlee had his best outing since returning to action last month, but he hasn't been much of a fantasy asset this season aside from the field-goal percentage, even if he has an occasional big scoring night or a solid night on the glass. He's a streaming option at best, as his upside is handicapped by his lack of playing time and the presence of Nikola Jokic on the roster.
Plumlee (foot) posted four points (2-2 FG), two rebounds, two steals and one assist across 14 minutes off the bench Friday in the Nuggets' 113-101 loss to the Thunder.
The 29-year-old immediately stepped back into his normal role as Nikola Jokic's top backup in his first outing back from a 12-game absence due to a sprained right foot. He may draw closer to 20 minutes on nights when matchups are unfavorable for Jokic or the star center is dealing with foul trouble, but Plumlee remains merely a deep-league option at this time.
Plumlee (foot) will play Friday against the Thunder, Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports reports.
A sprained right foot has kept Plumlee out since Jan. 22, but the big man is set to make his return. He should reclaim his role as backup center behind Nikola Jokic.
Plumlee (foot) is questionable for Friday's game against Oklahoma City, T.J. McBride of MileHighSports.com reports.
Plumlee, who's been out for nearly a full month, has a "chance" at playing Friday, according to coach Michael Malone. The team should provide more information about his availability prior to Friday's tipoff.
Plumlee (foot) was able to go through parts of practice Wednesday, T.J. McBride of Mile High Sports reports.
The big man hasn't played in nearly a full calendar month, so while he was held out of certain portions of practice, it's nonetheless encouraging that he was back on the floor. The Nuggets have yet to issue an official update on his status but one is expected after Thursday's session.
Plumlee's right foot injury is expected to keep him sidelined for around 2-to-4 weeks, league sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Plumlee becomes the latest Nuggets rotation player to fall victim to an injury, joining a list that also includes Gary Harris (groin), Jamal Murray (ankle) and Paul Millsap (knee). After the foot issue forced Plumlee out early in Monday's 107-100 win over the Timberwolves, Michael Porter -- who played a career-high 30 minutes and tallied 20 points, 14 rebounds and four assists -- saw the biggest spike in opportunity. Along with Porter, expect Juancho Hernangomez and Jerami Grant to see slight upticks in their playing time while the Nuggets' backup center is out of commission.
Plumlee is out for Wednesday's contest against the Rockets due to a right cuboid injury.
Plumlee suffered the injury during Monday's game against the Timberwolves, though he did manage to check back into that game. Still, he'll be out Wednesday, which could prompt Jerami Grant to see extra minutes.
Plumlee (ankle) returned to Monday's game against the Timberwolves, Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports reports.
Plumlee was questionable to return due to a right ankle injury, but the medical staff has cleared him to return for the second half.
Plumlee is questionable to return to Monday's game against Minnesota due to a right ankle injury, Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports reports.
Plumlee appeared to limp over to the Nuggets' bench during the early going of the second quarter versus the Timberwolves on Monday, and early indication has revealed a right ankle injury for the center. Plumlee is officially questionable to return.
Plumlee compiled 13 points (6-7 FG, 1-4 FT), four assists and two rebounds in 18 minutes Sunday in the Nuggets' 115-107 loss to the Pacers.
Plumlee has only noticed a mild uptick in playing time while Paul Millsap (knee) has been sidelined for the past six contests, but Millsap's hiatus as well as multi-game absences from Gary Harris (groin) and Jamal Murray (ankle) has allowed the reserve center to see increased use on offense. The 29-year-old has supplied exactly four assists in five of those six games while hitting double figures in scoring four times, including each of the last three.
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