As the winter months drag on and continue to keep most of the US in a deep freeze, the Phoenix Suns have been one of the hottest teams in the NBA. The Suns have won five of their last seven games and have averaged an impressive 100.3 points per game over this stretch.
The team has several players finding their groove right now and it has increased everyone’s fantasy basketball value across the board, including PF Markieff Morris. The forward may be coming off the bench right now, but he has put up some big fantasy performances this month.
Morris has scored double-digit points in seven straight games and the former first round pick has averaged a gaudy 19.4 points per game over that stretch. He has also added 6.9 rebounds over this stretch and shot an impressive 57.3% (47-82) from the field. Certainly not the numbers you would expect from someone in a backup role.
Morris is playing so well that he could eventually find himself in the starting lineup over SF P.J. Tucker or PF Channign Frye very soon. Whether it be at the four-spot or the three-spot, Morris has proven that he has the talent to contribute on both ends of the court. For now, though, fantasy fans will have to settle for Morris registering around 23-30 minutes a game.
Morris is owned in just over 50 % (57.4 %) of ESPN leagues and the forward could still be available in your league. So if you need a reserve player that can rack up field goals and grab a handful of boards each game, take a shot on Morris.