Fantasy Basketball: PF David Lee Still Underrated

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It isn’t too often that a player that has averaged 15.1 points with 9.8 rebounds throughout his entire career goes underrated in fantasy basketball circles. However, that seems to be the case every fantasy season for PF David Lee of the Golden State Warriors. All Lee does is produce for fantasy owners, and yet, he is continually goes unnoticed this fantasy season.

Lee has dropped 23.4 points per game over the last five contests alone, to go along with an incredible 9.2 rebounds and 3.2 dimes.  He is doing everything for fantasy owners this season and the veteran has turned out to be one of the best value picks of the entire draft.

Lee is even shooting a phenomenal 82% from the free throw line, which is almost unheard from a guy occupying the four spot. The big man has worked tirelessly in the gym to get his free throw percentage to where it is and fantasy fans certainly appreciate the dedication.

The forward has also been a pretty decent source of dimes. He may be averaging a meager 2.2 assists per game this year, but he has had some big passing games this year. Lee has posted six games in which he has recorded four dimes or more. These may not be CP3 numbers, but every assist helps in roto-leagues, especially from a player occupying the power forward position.

Lee is having another All-Star quality fantasy season, even if he doesn’t officially get the honor from the basketball fan base this winter, and fantasy fans would be wise to start giving the veteran some respect.

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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