Fantasy Basketball: Anthony Davis Rounding into Form at Right Time

By Rich Arleo
Anthony Davis - New Orleans Hornets
Derick Hingle – USA Today Sports

Fantasy basketball owners who took a chance on New Orleans Hornets PF Anthony Davis have been disappointed as he’s struggled to stay healthy and has been inconsistent when on the court.

Owners who were able to overcome Davis’ struggles and make it to the playoffs are finally reaping the rewards from picking the rookie just in the nick of time. In the month of March he is averaging a double-double with 16.8 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. He has recorded four double-doubles in the month and has scored in the double digits in eight straight games. He had the best game of his young career back on March 9 against the Memphis Grizzlies when he scored 20 points with a career-high 18 rebounds; showcasing the talent the Hornets knew they could be getting when they took him with the first overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

Davis has been able to stay healthy and average 30.6 minutes per game this month. To go along with his scoring and rebounding he is averaging just under two blocks per game and has shown an ability to not only get to the free throw line, but hit from there as well. Young big men are not known for their free throw shooting, but Davis has made about 74 percent this season and has gone 14 for his last 15 from the charity stripe.

The rookie continued his hot streak Wednesday night with the game-winning tip-in to beat the Boston Celtics; ending a four-game losing streak. It’s been a struggle this season, but if Davis can keep this up he’ll be a top fantasy basketball draft pick next season.

Rich Arleo is a fantasy sports expert with Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @Rarleo, ‘Like’ him on Facebook and add him to your networks on Google.

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