Zach Randolph: The Forgotten Fantasy Basketball All-Star
The Memphis Grizzlies have one of the most underrated frontcourts in the entire NBA, but yet no one ever talks about them. Center Marc Gasol is averaging 13.7 points and the center is shooting an amazing 48.8% from the field.
Additionally, power forward Zach Randolph has become one of the most valuable fantasy basketball stars in recent years, but yet he is still overlooked in fantasy leagues. He is a natural scorer and relentlessly crashes the boards on every play.
This year alone Randolph is averaging 15.8 points, and his 11.6 rebounds is currently ranked second in the entire league. His numbers may be down from when he first got to Memphis, but he is still producing on a nightly basis for fantasy owners. Additionally, Randolph’s scoring totals will only rise with SF Rudy Gay being shipped out of town this week, so his fantasy value is actually on the rise.
Randolph is always working hard down in the post and his 260-pound frame gives him a distinct advantage over the taller or leaner forwards. Randolph makes his money on the glass and right now business is well.
Randolph was taken after the fifth round in almost every fantasy format this year. The fact that he is scoring, along with dominating the glass, makes him one of the best draft values of the entire season. Randolph may not look like the best athlete, but he is certainly one of the best fantasy athletes.
Randolph will continue to post numbers like a starting big man and will once again be a fantasy basketball All-Star.