JJ Redick was back in action Friday night after missing over a month with ligament damage in his right wrist.
Analysis: Redick put up 19 points on 8-15 shooting in 23 minutes of action Friday night against the Lakers. Redick is now averaging 15.9 PPG, 1.9 3PM and 0.8 SPG in 28 minutes per night this year. He’s also shooting 46% from the field and 93% from the line.
People forget that Redick was the 23rd rated fantasy shooting guard last year while playing on two awful teams. As long as Redick is getting 25-plus minutes per game his points production and threes should be enough to make him a valuable fantasy asset. Redick is available in 35-50% of fantasy leagues. Guys like Martell Webster, Vince Carter and Jarrett Jack can and should be dropped for Redick.
But— keep an eye on Avery Bradley. He’s hitting 1.1 threes per game and he’s shooting 39% from three. He’s getting 31 minutes of floor time per night and he’s averaging a respectable 14 PPG and 4 RPG. He’s currently averaging just 1 steal per game but that number could and should climb higher. Bradley is available in 40% of fantasy leagues.