Fantasy Basketball: Grab SG Gerald Henderson Off Waivers

By Adam McGill
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One of the most underrated fantasy basketball options over the last month has been Charlotte Bobcats SG Gerald Henderson.

Henderson has averaged 19.6 points over his last five contests and has carried some fantasy squads in scoring. He went undrafted in a majority of fantasy leagues this winter and can still be found on a number of waiver wires.

On Tuesday night, the Bobcats (14-50) crushed the Boston Celtics (43-29) 100-74 and it was perhaps the biggest upset of the year. In the one-sided contest, Henderson shocked the fantasy world by scoring a career-high 35 points.

He finished the game 11-19 from the field and the former Duke Blue Devil was a flawless 12-12 from the charity stripe. This was easily his best fantasy performance of the season, so count yourself lucky if you were one of the few owners that actually started him.

Henderson did not add much in the way of other stats as he only had three assists and two rebounds, but his 30-plus points certainly made up for it. The guard may not drop 30 points every game, but it at least shows that the Bobcats are content with him taking more than 15 shots per game.

Henderson will be a strong starter for the remainder of the fantasy season. He is scoring double-digit points every game and is an elite free throw shooter. He has really picked up his game heading into the playoffs and will have a huge impact for fantasy owners down the stretch.

The bottom line is that if Henderson is still available in your league, I would suggest adding him as soon as possible.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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