The basketball season has hit the halfway mark, and you can’t ignore the buzz in the world of fantasy basketball. It’s that time when fantasy basketball fans have to look at their rosters and decide who’s worth keeping and who’s worth bringing on their squad. Here are some questions to have at the back of your mind as we hit week 14 of the fantasy season. Which players are catching headlines? Which new rotations are coming up? And, what are the critical injuries so far?
So, as you think about the waiver wire and plan your imaginary squad, here’s a perspective you can consider. Nearly all teams have basketball players with good roster percentages that you can go for, but the Portland Trail Blazers seem to be catching the most attention. Yes, I said it. The Trail Blazers might not have the best performance this season, but their players’ stats make it one of the best picks for fantasy basketball.
If you aren’t caught up yet, I’m talking about point guard Anfernee Simons and power forward Robert Covington. Don’t tell me you haven’t added them to your roster already? You shouldn’t miss these two players from your list if you want to have a fantastic fantasy end season. If you still need more convincing, then read through, and afterward, you’ll rush to your fantasy team to make some changes.
Anfernee Simons | Point Guard
Anfernee Simons is probably the best choice from the Trail Blazers and the entire league. A lot seems to be working for him at the moment. In the past seven days, Anfernee registered a 16% increase in his rosters to get him to a total of 43.2%, which is insane and says a lot about his prospects.
Because of a recent abdominal surgery, Damian Lillard will likely be out for a couple of weeks, which makes Anfernee the starting point guard. Simons will be playing full-time, and as we wait for CJ McCollum to join the court action next week, the two might even end up scoring more points for the Portland Trail Blazers. Who knows?
Simon’s record also speaks for itself, and that’s why fans are optimistic about him. In the last six games, the player had 2.7 rebounds, 8.2 assists, and an average of 28.3 points. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fantasy basketball fans that you shouldn’t hesitate to grab.
Robert Covington | Power Forward
(Rostered 64.1% in ESPN leagues)
If you are looking for a power forward to add to your fantasy squad, then Robert Covington or “RoCo” it is. His defensive skills are topnotch, and his offensive output isn’t lacking either. Covington added 7.2% to his roster ratings in the last week to get him to 64.1% in ESPN leagues.
Like Simons, Trail Blazer’s injuries have created opportunities for other players, and Covington is one of them. We can now see him more on the court, and he’s managed to build his stats. Covington has garnered 6.7 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, an average of 2.7 steals, and 2.4 three-pointers in his last seven games.