Fantasy Basketball: Brook Lopez Tearing Down Brooklyn

By Adam McGill
Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Many people were hesitant to draft Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez this fantasy basketball season due to the fact that he only played in five games last season after breaking his ankle.

However, he has really turned things around this season, as he has dominated the post in Kings County.  Lopez is currently averaging 17.9 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.  He is scoring at will, grabbing every loose board, and is blocking a career high 2.4 shots per game.

Lopez most recently just dominated the paint in a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.  The center finished the game with an unbelievable 35 points, 11 rebounds, and one block.  This was his best performance this season and may foreshadow the rest of his season for fantasy owners.

In his last three games alone, Lopez has shockingly averaged 27.3 points, 10.6 rebounds, 2.3 blocks per contest, and is shooting an amazing 62 percent from the floor.  He is finally looking like he is completely healthy and is ready to post some big fantasy numbers down the stretch.

There is no other option at the center position that can score like Lopez.  He has the ability to easily average 20 points a game and I think last week shows that Lopez is really working to bring that average up.  He is primed for a huge second half of the fantasy season.

Lopez has become an amazing second big man in fantasy, but has put up stats like a number one all season long.  Count yourself lucky if you have him on your roster this season, because he doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon.


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