Zach LaVine: Many expected a breakout, and LaVine has lived up to the hype as a top-50 player so far. Not only is he making highlight reel plays, but he also continues to improve as a shooter (he’s raised his True Shooting Percentage every year in the league). Minnesota has fallen off its early season pace as one of the league’s top Offensive Efficiencies in the NBA, but it’s still nearly top-10, and LaVine just continues to get better. It’s crazy (and more than a bit surprising) just how much more fantasy value he has than teammate Andrew Wiggins.
Al Horford: He’s been terrific since returning from injury, averaging 16.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.0 steals, 2.8 blocks and 1.8 3pt, a span in which he’s been a top-five fantasy option. Horford will be back soon from paternity leave (he had the audacity to miss one game for it), and he sure looks like a first round valueRead More »from NBA Stock Watch: Zach LaVine rising, Nikolas Mirotic falling