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Payton registered 15 points (6-10 FG, 3-7 FT), seven rebounds, six assists, four steals and one block across 24 minutes during a 127-105 win over the Lakers on Wednesday. Payton bounced back from single-digit scoring effort Tuesday to gather a nice all-around line in the win. The four steals were just one shy of his season high. Payton's free throw shooting has been hurting his value a bit recently, as he's shooting 57.1 percent from the foul line across the last five games.

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Jan 31 - 11:19 PM

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Elfrid Payton played just 18 minutes and hit just 2-of-6 shots for four points, one rebound, two assists, two steals and three fouls in Tuesday's loss to the Rockets. The good news is that he didn't have a turnover, but that's where it ends. There are no reports of an injury, but the fact he was guarding James Harden, who scored 60 and made history tonight, probably had a lot to do with it, while his backups also got "hot hands." Shelvin Mack came off the bench to hit 5-of-5 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, six rebounds and four assists, and D.J. Augustin hit 4-of-10 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points, three rebounds and four assists in the loss. Assuming Payton's not hurt, it looks like he just got Harden-ed in this one and we'll have to see if there's any fallout on Wednesday. For now, look for him to resume his role of playing 30 minutes a night and starting at point guard going forward.

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Jan 30 - 11:34 PM

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Payton had four points (2-6 FG), two assists, two steals, and one rebound in 18 minutes during Tuesday's 114-107 loss to the Rockets. Payton couldn't get anything going, committing three fouls in his 18 minutes. Meanwhile backup guards Shelvin Mack and D.J. Augustin combined to score 28 points (on 15 field-goal attempts), grab nine boards, and dish eight dimes (to two turnovers) across 53 minutes. In such a high-scoring affair, the chance for Payton to produce a statistical gem was squandered. However, opportunity knocks in the form of Wednesday's matchup with the lowly Lakers.

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Jan 30 - 12:11 AM

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Payton scored 12 points (4-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-5 FT) while adding five assists, three rebounds and one steal across 29 minutes in Saturday's 114-112 loss to the Pacers. Payton struggled to produce Saturday night after averaging over 20 points in his previous three contests. Aside from scoring, his assists still fluctuate a bunch on nightly basis, making him hard to trust and predict solid stat lines for a given game.

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Jan 27 - 9:49 PM

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Payton scored 21 points (9-14 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT) while adding seven rebounds, seven assists and three steals in 34 minutes during Tuesday's 105-99 loss to the Kings. It's the fourth time in the last eight games that Payton has scored 20 or more points, but he also has three games during that stretch in single digits, highlighting his inconsistency as a scorer. His ability to make an impact in other categories does give him a safer fantasy floor, but the 23-year-old still has yet to put everything together in the NBA.

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Jan 23 - 10:55 PM

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Elfrid Payton hit 9-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 21 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and three steals in 34 minutes of Tuesday's 105-99 loss to the Kings. One of Payton's best games of the season was wasted on a loss to the Kings in Orlando, but his fantasy owners don't care. Payton has been incredibly consistent lately, hitting 9-of-14 shots tonight, 9-of-16 on Sunday, 9-of-17 on Thursday and 9-of-12 shots on Jan. 12. That all translates to him averaging 19 points, 5.2 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.6 steals on fantastic 61 percent shooting over his last five, which includes a six-point dud on Jan. 16. He's a must-start player right now in all formats.

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Jan 23 - 9:43 PM

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Payton recorded 22 points (9-16 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-6 FT), six rebounds, two assists and a steal in 35 minutes during Sunday's 103-96 win over the Celtics. Payton has had an up-and-down month so far, as he's mustered single-digit scoring totals in three of his nine games in January. The starting point guard's output has ebbed and flowed with Orlando's struggles, as this win was only their third win in 20 games. Payton should be a higher contributor of assists due to his position, and as a result he only warrants ownership as a third or fourth guard in seasonal formats.

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Jan 21 - 11:02 PM

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Elfrid Payton scored a team-high 22 points in Sunday's win over the Celtics, adding six boards, two assists, one steal and one turnover in 34 minutes. Payton did a nice job of picking his spots in the offense, and he was a huge factor in the Magic snapping their 14-game road losing streak. He had a slow start to the year, but he's really picked up his play over the past month with averages of 16.5 points, 6.5 dimes, 1.5 steals and 3.0 turnovers per contest on 54.4% shooting from the field and 76.6% from the stripe, which has been good enough for sixth-round value in 9-cat leagues. He should be able to close out the year as a mid-round guy.

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Jan 21 - 3:55 PM

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Elfrid Payton scored 19 points with four rebounds, eight assists, one block, two steals and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday. He's been boom or bust lately, but Payton has finally found his mojo over his last dozen games. In that span, he averaged 16.1 points, 4.5 boards, 6.9 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.6 treys on 54.2 percent from the field and 78.0 percent from the line. Not coincidentally, Nikola Vucevic (hand) went down 12 games ago, so that may explain his recent improvement. Keep him rolling, though.

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Jan 18 - 10:28 PM

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Payton collected 19 points (9-17 FG, 1-1 3Pt), eight assists, four rebounds, two steals and one block across 30 minutes in Thursday's 104-103 loss to the Cavaliers. Payton has scored in single-digits three out of his last four games, so Thursday night's performance was encouraging to see. While his minutes have fluctuated on a volatile Magic roster, Payton remains a solid source of points and assists when given the chance to lead the team down the court every possession.

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Jan 18 - 10:05 PM

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