Derrick Rose expects to return to action Monday night which leaves CJ Watson’s fantasy value up in the air.
Analysis: Derrick Rose’s return Monday night against the New Jersey Nets will most likely be a game time decision. CJ Watson has played extremely well in his place. Watson has averaged 16.5 PPG, 6 APG with 1.8 SPG in Rose’s absence. He certainly may be worth keeping around at the very least for a Monday night fantasy start. Watson’s minutes will be a major concern going forward but you have to love that he’s hit seven three pointers in his last three games.
No one really knows how Rose’s toe will hold up. Obviously, if he’s healthy… he’s a fantasy stud. However, if this injury does persist throughout the year, CJ Watson is not that bad of a replacement. Watson is still available in ninety percent of leagues but his value will take a hit when Rose returns to action. Watson may still have a place in deeper leagues or with owners concerned over Rose’s lingering toe issue. Chicago is one banged up basketball squad right now and it may not hurt to keep Watson around a little longer to see how things shake out.