DRAFTSTREET BLOG - Fantasy Sports News, Analysis, and Rants
Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012
By: Danny124

Rising Efficient Players

Dwight Howard

Stats and analysis is based off the last 10 games played. (Feb. 23, 2012)

Obvious Leaders: LeBron James (MIA), Kobe Bryant (LAL) & Dwight Howard (ORL)

Rising Studs:

Marc Gasol (MEM/C) -- 15.7 ppg., 10.8 rpg., 4.0 apg., 2.9 bpg.

Heading into their tough match up against the Warriors tonight, Gasol has been able to grab a heavy load of the production for the revived Grizzlies. While Rudy Gay and newcomer, Marreese Speights are surging in Memphis, Gasol is giving your fantasy club a little bit of everything, with an occasional steal to top everything off.

Greg Monroe (DET/C) -- 15.1 ppg., 9.9 rpg., 2.9 apg., 1.4 bpg.

Monroe has played 31 minutes in his last two games and continue to gain the trust in terms of some playing time for the Pistons front court. Last week, the 6'11'' center from Georgetown was able to nab 13 boards, scoring 10 points while peppering four assists and three steals. With his recent play, Monroe can become a lucky steal for those squeezing pennies.

Paul Millsap (UTA/PF) -- 19.0 ppg., 8.8 rpg., 2.4 apg., 1.5 spg.

Utah's Paul Millsap holds on tightly to the power forward spot with his recent play in the paint. The five-year vet recently logged in 40 minutes during Utah's three-point loss to Dallas last week. Millsap is an efficient power forward that can sometimes slip past the mind of many owners during draft time. The numbers do the speaking for Millsap, in his most recent outing, he posted 26 points and nine boards.

Steve Nash (PHX/PG) -- 17.4 ppg., 10.9 apg., 2 rpg., 0.8 spg.

The 37-year-old Nash continues to aid the motor of the Phoenix offense for the most part. In tonight's loss against the Mavs, Nash finished with 8 points and 12 assists. Last week against the Knicks, the Suns guard scored 26 while dishing out 11 dimes in a Phoenix win. The crafty guard still has most of the tools to make a top shelf back up player for your fantasy club.

Chris Bosh (MIA/PF) -- 21.8 ppg., 7.7 rpg., 2.3 apg., 1.2 spg.

The injury-plagued Heat have allowed Bosh to generate plenty of production for Miami. Bosh had 30 points, 7 boards and five assists two days ago against Philly's efficient defense. The following day, he posts 23 points and six rebounds to cap a productive week for the Heat. Bosh is a versitale big man that has suffered through poor stretches, but he continues to play much better this season.

Kyle Lowry (HOU/PG) -- 17.8 ppg., 7.4 apg., 6.8 rpg., 1.9 spg.

Lowry's consistency has allowed him to become Houston's every day starter in the back court. Lowry isn't a must-have pick in the early rounds, but can put together some steady numbers game after game. He's averaging 16.5 points and 8.6 assists per game this season for the Rockets.

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