This past week of the fantasy basketball season, fans saw yet another devastating injury, as PG Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers seriously injured his shoulder. The All-Star won’t require surgery to fix it, but he will still be forced to miss around the five to six weeks of action as a result.
The injury has opened the door for backup PG Darren Collison to log some serious minutes and fantasy owners should think about adding the five-year-veteran. The former Dallas Maverick will immediately be inserted into the starting lineup and will be able to collect dimes in the team’s high-powered offense. Head Coach Doc Rivers has made a living out of getting the most out of his players and the prestigious coach should be able to get the most out of the veteran game after game.
Collison started 47 games last year with Dallas and has started 221 career games, so he does have experience getting 30-plus minutes per game. He is averaging just 8.6 points per game this year with2.2 assists and 2.1 rebounds, but those numbers should rise significantly with the extra court time. Collison will add a steady dose of dimes each game to go along with 10 points per game. He won’t exactly put up CP3 numbers, but DC will do enough to warrant a roster spot.
Collison is owned in just 41.7 percent of ESPN leagues at the moment and he can be an immediate upgrade for anyone looking for a daily point guard. If you have the roster spot or need a plugin player for Paul, don’t be afraid to add Collison off the waiver wire this week.