Mike Dunleavy hit 5 threes while shooting 6 for 8 from the field for 17 points Sunday against the Nets. Dunleavy is hitting 40% from beyond the arc this year and averaging 2 three pointers made per game in doing so.
Analysis: He’s owned in about 50% of fantasy leagues nationwide and if you’re in desperate need of 3 pointers and free throw percentage in your league then this SG/SF may be a good fit for your squad. Dunleavy has hit 19 threes with 7 steals his last six games, as well as averaging 15 PPG and 4 RPG in that stretch. The Pacers are playing very well under new coach Frank Vogel who is seeing his team throw up tons of threes in his first four games as coach. Although Dunleavy’s minutes are slightly down the Pacers tempo and energy are not.
Projection: Expect more of the same with the ever so quiet Mike Dunleavy. He’ll average 13-15 PPG, 5 RPG with some steals scattered in but his real value will be his free throw percentage (80% career) and his 3PM while not hurting you as a SG/SF in field goal percentage with 45%. He’s a solid pickup for threes and he’ll be going fast over the next few weeks.