Derrick Williams Is Surging

After an extremely disappointing start to the 2011-12 NBA season, Derrick Williams is finally putting together some fantasy relevant numbers.

Analysis: Derrick Williams is averaging 14.3 points per game, 6.1 rebounds per game and 1.8 three pointers made per game over his last six games. This is a vast improvement over his season averages and it just may be the start of some consistency from the young rookie. With Williams finally pulling down an adequate amount of boards that you need from a fantasy power forward, all those threes he’s hitting is skyrocketing his value. Keep in mind that the second overall pick is still available in well over sixty percent of fantasy leagues.

The crazy thing about Williams’ six game hot streak is that he’s putting up these solid numbers despite playing about twenty minutes per night. With the NBA trade deadline approaching, Williams may find himself in a situation where more minutes become available whether it be dictated by the roster or his improved play. Williams is a hot commodity on the wire right now and if you are in need of threes with a solid amount of points and rebounds then Derrick Williams just may be a fit for you at the power forward position.

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