Fantasy Basketball: SF Carmelo Anthony Heating Up

By Adam McGill
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The recent ankle injury to New York Knicks SF Carmelo Anthony worried many fantasy basketball owners. The All-Star was out just three games, but the way it was portrayed made it seem like the forward was on the verge of being shutdown for a couple weeks.

Anthony quickly returned to action and the veteran wasted no time getting back to his MVP form. Since coming back to the lineup, Anthony has gone over 19 points in all four contests and the former Syracuse standout has averaged an impressive 26.3 points points per game. He has also added 7.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2 steals, and 2.8 triples over the four-game stretch. Anthony has put up elite fantasy numbers upon his return and quickly made fantasy owners realize what they missed over the holiday.

The forward has been extremely careful with the ball as well. He is only turning the ball over two times per game since coming back from his nagging ankle injury, which is pretty shocking considering that he is still getting 38 minutes a game. Anthony has continued to be the engine of New York’s offense and he has done it very efficiently as of late.

Anthony will be a 25-point threat every time he steps onto the court and is one of the true superstars left in fantasy. He comes with some injury concern, especially after his most recent ankle injury, but for now Anthony remains one of the best in the business.


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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