Stock Rising- Lin

Jeremy Lin recorded his first career triple-double Saturday against the Cavs.

Analysis: Lin has played very well over his last three games- 17.0 PPG, 8.3 APG, 1.3 3PM. However, he’s only the 27th rated fantasy point guard thus far this year. He’s having another above average year but he’s far from a fantasy force. His minutes, points, boards and threes are all identical to his marks last season but he is averaging 1.6 fewer assists per game this year.

You would think 31 minutes per night would be enough for Lin to be universally owned but he just doesn’t have an elite fantasy skill set. He is shooting 4.4 free throw attempts per game at an 80% clip which is a big improvement over last year, however, he’s only averaging 1.0 steals per game which is 25th among point guards while his steals/48 minutes is 56th among point guards.

Over the last two weeks Lin has been the 16th best fantasy point guard. He averaged 33 minutes per game in the month of January so he has plenty of opportunities to produce but the assists need to be more than 4.5 per game which is his current mark. Lin is available in 10-15% of fantasy leagues.

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