In a string of brutal injuries to the point guard position, the most recent victim was PG Jrue Holiday of the New Orleans Pelicans. Holiday has missed the past four games due to a lower leg injury and reports have come out that he will be out for an undetermined time with a fractured tibia.
The setback has allowed his backup, Brian Roberts, to become a decent waiver wire pickup in fantasy basketball leagues. Roberts has been thrust into the starting lineup since Holiday’s injury, and while he hasn’t produced elite fantasy numbers, the point guard has certainly done enough to warrant a roster spot.
B-Rob dropped 19 points on Monday against the San Antonio Spurs and he finished 7-12 shooting from the field. He added four rebounds and four assists, while only turning the ball over twice in a season-high 35 minutes of action. It was a pretty impressive fantasy stat line, especially considering that the former Dayton standout was matched up with All-Star PG Tony Parker.
Roberts may not have the offense clicking like when CP3 was in the lineup, but the newly anointed starter has no real competition at the position. He has averaged 31.7 minutes per game over the last three contests and the journeyman will get as many minutes as he can stand to play from here on out.
The one-guard should be good for double-digit points each game to go along with a handful of dimes. So if you are looking for another starting point guard to add to your roster, then don’t be afraid to roll the dice with Roberts over the next couple weeks.