Fantasy Basketball Sleeper: C Chris Bosh
Out of Miami Heat’s big three, Chris Bosh is consistently underrated. Everyone knows about how talented LeBron James and Dwayne Wade are, but it seems that Bosh is constantly overlooked in fantasy basketball drafts each year.
Last season, though, Bosh averaged a very respectable 16.6 points from the center position. Most centers only average around 10 points per game and Bosh’s ability to knock down shots makes him more valuable in roto-leagues with points, field goals made, and field goal percentage as a weekly category. He will even toss in a couple 20-point games now and again, which is a welcomed sight from the bottom of a lineup.
Bosh also filled out a stat sheet by averaging 6.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.4 blocks, and 0.9 steals per contest. He is still grabbing enough boards per game to make him a mid-level rebounder and anything over a block per game is pretty reasonable. The team does have Chris Anderson, Joel Anthony, and the newly acquired Greg Oden on the depth chart, however, none of them pose a serious threat to limit Bosh’s fantasy numbers.
Bosh obviously isn’t the elite center that he was when he played with the Toronto Raptors, but he can still be a very serviceable nightly option. He will once again be a center to target after the third round and the veteran will be good for at least 15 points every time he steps onto the court.