Fantasy Basketball: PG Trey Burke Coming Into His Own

By Adam McGill
Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

When the news came out that Utah Jazz PG Trey Burke was going to miss a chunk of the beginning of the fantasy basketball season with a a broken finger, his fantasy value plummeted in drafts.

Burke fell well past the first 10 rounds, and as a result, he ended up becoming a great value pick in fantasy drafts. He returned to action much sooner than expected and the rookie ended up missing just the first 12 games to start the year. He walked into the starting point guard position and has steadily receiving over 30 minutes per game.

The former Michigan standout has really started to heat up in recent weeks. Over his last 13 games alone, TB has averaged an impressive 14.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game. He has quietly come into his own in his first fantasy season.

Burke has also been extremely active from behind the arc. He has added 1.7 triples over his last 13 games and has started to become pretty hot from the perimeter. Not many point guards can consistently contribute from behind the arc and Burke is showing that he is a natural jump-shooter.

Burke has developed as a nightly fantasy option and the rookie has quickly become part of the Rookie of the Year conversation. Burke will be a strong PG3 for the remainder of the season and will draw a lot of attention in dynasty leagues.

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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