Sunday, November 21, 2010

Five Surprise Players in Our Top 100

After recently posting FBB's updated player ratings, we noticed a few players that we are surprised to see in our top 100 that may still be available in your league.

63. Darko Milicic (17% owned): Milicic's value is coming almost primarily from his 2.8 blocks per game, which currently ranks third in the NBA. He had a big game this week that allowed him to make a sizable leap up the charts. He should be owned in all leagues purely because of his shot blocking ability.

64. Eric Bledsoe (84% owned): The rookie point guard has been playing well all season and fantasy owners finally took notice. He's been one of the hottest additions in the last week. While we're slightly worried his role may be affected when Baron Davis returns, chances are Bledsoe is given the starting job for the rest of the season after the Clippers 1-13 start.

67. Nicolas Batum (98% owned): The young Frenchman has quietly put together the best numbers of his career. He's averaging 13.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.8 three-pointers on 49.3% shooting. Though you may think he's taking advantage of Brandon Roy missing recent games, Batum has actually put up his best games while Roy was in the line up.

87. Matt Barnes (4% owned): Barnes was signed as a free agent this offseason and immediately fit in perfectly with the Lakers. Barnes is ranked highly because he's giving fantasy owners production in every single category, including the percentages. It would not shock us if he was able to maintain this level of play for the entire season.

94. Kris Humphries (13% owned): Humphries is the most surprising player on this list because he didn't play significant minutes in the first seven games of the season. But ever since he was inserted into the starting line up, he's put up four double-doubles in six games. While he's the most surprising, his value is the least likely to last. Once Troy Murphy returns, we're not sure Humphries will see enough court time to remain a factor in fantasy. You may as well get on the bandwagon while it lasts.

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