Jackson will come off the bench for a second straight game Friday against the Magic, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
For the first time in his two and a half years with the Pistons, the underperforming Jackson was benched Wednesday against the Bulls in favor of Ish Smith, who had largely outproduced him since the beginning of February. The lineup change didn't yield much favorable results for the Pistons, who were on the wrong end of a blowout loss, but Smith fared better in the outing than Jackson, who was limited to six points (3-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt), four assists, one rebound and three turnovers in 20 minutes. As a result, coach Stan Van Gundy will hand Smith another starting nod, though the bench boss noted that he was uncertain if Smith would stick on the top unit the rest of the season. Regardless, Jackson's plummeting fantasy value has seemingly hit a new low, and he no longer warrants ownership outside of most mid-sized or deeper leagues now that he could be on the smaller end of the timeshare at point guard.