Shelvin Mack made another start on Wednesday alongside Jeff Teague and had six points, three rebounds, eight assists and a 3-pointer on 1-of-5 shooting in 31 minutes.
The Scoop:Mack is playing point guard, while Teauge is playing in a shooting guard role. It's helped Teague's scoring and Mack is a decent play with a very cheap price tag. However, once Paul Millsap and Pero Antic are back, Mack's return to bench should effectively ruin his fantasy value.
The Scoop:Mack struggled in a starting role on Saturday, but will get the call again on Tuesday as Hawks try to make up for an injured front court with a smaller lineup of Mack, Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver, DeMarre Carroll, and Elton Brand. Mack followed up a career-high 21 points on Friday with a 1-of-9 from the field stinker on Saturday, so it goes without saying that the former Butler star is about as risky a start as there is.
Shelvin Mack had 17 points, one 3-pointer, four rebounds and three assists in 27 minutes while starting alongside Jeff Teague on Tuesday.
The Scoop:Mack boasts a solid 3.1 assist-to-turnover ratio and his physicality is a boon for Atlanta's backcourt, but his limited playing time (19 minutes per game) and middling perimeter shooting (0.8 triples on 35.5 percent beyond the arc) has tempered his fantasy value. The good news is that he should earn at least one more start with Paul Millsap (knee) out again on Wednesday, giving him short-term fantasy appeal for points, 3-pointers and assists.
Shelvin Mack scored a career-high 21 points against the Pistons on Friday with four boards, six assists and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.
The Scoop:For those wanting to make a case on Mack playing better than Jeff Teague (ankle) over the past couple months, this would likely be exhibit A. He was terrific at getting in the lane and breaking down the defense. The Hawks still owe a lot of money to Teague, so Mack will be pushed back to the bench once Teague's ankle heals. JT has a decent chance to play on Saturday vs. the Knicks.