After two straight NBA Championships, it is hard to imagine that any of the Big Three on the Miami Heat would be a sleeper in fantasy basketball drafts. Obviously, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade were top-10 picks this fall, but somehow C Chris Bosh fell well outside the top-30 picks.
In the first apart of the season, Bosh wasn’t exactly putting up stellar numbers. The center averaged just 13.3 points per game in November to go along with a timid 5.2 rebounds. He was hardly putting up starter quality numbers and the former All-Star was being outperformed by dozens of wavier wire options.
Bosh has simply been a victim of Miami’s superstar offense. We all know that Wade is a strong rebounder from the two-spot, while LeBron accounts for 6.8 boards per game by himself. Bosh will simply have to compete with his popular teammates in the paint and will at times have to suffer through some rebounding slumps.
In December, though, Bosh has been much more productive for fantasy owners. He has posted 16.4 points per game this month with an impressive 7.2 rebounds. Bosh is also shooting 53.7% from the field this month. The center is slowly getting more involved in the team’s offense and his numbers have increased steadily in recent weeks.
Bosh won’t be the 20-10 threat that he has been in the past, but he can still be worth starting on a nightly basis. He seems to be over his early-season slump and should be primed for a big second half of the season.