Fantasy Basketball: C DeAndre Jordan Keeps Piling Up Rebounds
In fantasy basketball, rebounds are on of the most important categories. Not many players can consistently grab boards and it is critical to have at least one All-Star fantasy option in the post. One player that has become a rebounding monster this year has been C DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Jordan is currently grabbing 13.3 rebounds per game, which is second in the NBA, and he has even averaged an outstanding 15.5 boards over the last eight contests alone. He has outrebounded everyone in fantasy over that stretch, including superstar Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves, who has grabbed just 12.5 boards over his last eight contests.
As if his rebounding total wasn’t enough, Jordan is also blocking a steady number of shots each contest. He is rejecting 2.24 blocks per game, which is currently fifth in the league. DJ is also shooting an amazing 64.2% from the field and he incredibly has the best FG% in all of basketball. Jordan has made a living up dunking the ball home via passes from PG Chris Paul and the duo’s rapport has helped the center keep his field goal percentage well over 50%.
Jordan has certainly struggled from the line (39.4% FT) this season and he has had problems scoring consistently (8.9 PPG) as well, but he wasn’t drafted to be a 20-point guy. He was drafted to grab 10-plus boards every game and add a handful of blocks in the process, and so far, he hasn’t disappointed.