Fantasy Basketball is a game of numbers, and numbers don’t lie. Many fantasy owners have been foaming at the mouth over the play of Al Jefferson this NBA season. The starting center for the Utah Jazz has been good, averaging 18.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.6 blocks per game, solid numbers for a starting fantasy basketball center. Greg Monroe is the starting center for the Detroit Pistons, and he is currently averaging 16.5 points, 10 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 steals and .5 blocks per game. In just his sophomore NBA season, Monroe has become a double-double machine, scoring 20+ and grabbing 10+ rebounds in two out of the last three games for the Pistons. Monroe is improving every game and his fantasy basketball stock is going up.
Daily Fantasy Basketball owners should pick Greg Monroe when looking for a center to put up big numbers, as a somewhat sleeper. Higher priced picks could be used for Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Kevin Durant or Kevin Love. Monroe will put up top 5 fantasy basketball numbers at the center position, and can be picked up for much cheaper, let the bigger name centers go to other teams. More popular players like Andrew Bynum, Al Jefferson, Marc Gasol, Roy Hibbert and Tyson Chandler will all under achieve in comparison to Monroe. Greg Monroe also plays for the abysmal Detroit Pistons, therefore he will be playing plenty of garbage time, mopping up the boards, and getting some extra points.
Facts are facts, and while maybe garbage time is not so good for an actual NBA franchise or NBA player, for a fantasy owner only statistics matter. A fantasy player’s team winning games means nothing to a fantasy owner, the only things that matters are stats, and however the fantasy player racks up those fantasy points doesn’t matter. Bottom line is Greg Monroe is the right stock to invest in for daily fantasy basketball leagues. Greg Monroe is a penny stock that will pay off dividends.