Harrison Barnes struggled early in his rookie campaign but recently he has taken his game to the next level.
Analysis: Harrison Barnes is averaging 10.8 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 1.6 3PM and 1.0 SPG over the last two weeks. He is doing everything a lower tier fantasy small forward needs to do- hit threes, score, steal and rebound at a respectable clip. The rookie is shooting 49% from the field in January as opposed to just 38% in December. He now has nearly forty games under his belt and the stat sheet is reflecting his maturation as a professional.
Barnes is available in over seventy percent of leagues and now is the perfect time to buy this kid. He has been on the end of about thirty minutes per game over the past few weeks which is always good news for fantasy owners. As a result of the increased playing time Barnes is shooting more than ever and rebounding at the best clip of his extremely young career. Barnes is becoming a valuable lower tier fantasy asset and keep in mind that he’s not going to kill you in deeper leagues in any important small forward categories as long as he is getting his 25-30 minutes a night.