Fantasy Impact: Timberwolves PG Jeff Teague Out Indefinitely

By Matt Johnson on Thursday, December 28th 2017
Fantasy Impact: Timberwolves PG Jeff Teague Out Indefinitely

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague underwent MRI and the exam determined the veteran point guard is dealing with a sprained knee, though he avoided any major ligament damage.

The team is ruling him out indefinitely for now, giving the knee time to relax and rehab before doing a further evaluation and establishing a more concrete timetable for a return. Fantasy owners looking for depth at the guard spot should turns toward Tyus Jones, who will step into the lineup while Teague is sidelined.

Minnesota revealed Teague sustained a grade one sprain of the MCL in his left knee, resulting in the indefinite absence.  Given timetables for previous players, it's safe for fantasy owners to view Teague as out of action for the next month-plus, with an update coming from the team three to four weeks from now.

Jones, who averages 4.1 points per game, 2.6 assists per game and 1.1 steals per game, should see a major uptick in minutes. He previously averaged under 17 minutes per night, but now should see that number rise to over 23 minutes per night in Teague's absence.

The loss of Teague should also allow Jimmy Butler to have the ball in his hands more and with that comes even greater fantasy usage. When Minnesota provides further updates on Teague in the coming weeks, eDraft will have you covered with the latest news and fantasy analysis.

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