2013 Fantasy Basketball: Brandon Jennings Proves To Be Great Value Pick

By Adam McGill
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In fantasy basketball drafts this fall, the point guard position was extremely deep. There were a dozen quality options in the field and many decent one-guards seriously fell. One of these overlooked place setters was PG Brandon Jennings of the Detroit Pistons. Jennings was drafted well after the top-10 point guards this fall and the veteran has ended up becoming a great value pick.

In his five contests this month, Jennings has been playing like an elite one-guard. He has averaged 20.8 points over that time to go along with 7.8 assists, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.6 three-pointers per contest. He is scoring like a top-tier shooting guard, but he is still adding a respectable assist total every night.

Jennings is currently fifth in the NBA in dimes (8.1) and has posted double-digit assists in seven contests this year.  He has been able to form a strong rapport with big man Andre Drummond and the duo has been able to connect a couple times per game on a highlight-reel dunk.

The point guard is only shooting 39.7% from the field, but he is taking 15.3 shots per game. The heavy volume of shots has caused his field goal percentage to plummet, and the numbers he is putting up across the board is certainly worth the frustrating FG%.

Despite his average draft position this fall, Jennings has proven to be a PG1 this fantasy season and has become a must-start each night.


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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