Charlie Villanueva is averaging over twenty-four minutes per game this year, however, he hasn’t reached that mark in Detroit’s last nine games.
Analysis: Charlie Villanueva is a power forward who can hit the three but if he doesn’t get minutes he’ll kill you in rebounds. Villanueva hasn’t reached 12 points or 4 rebounds in Detroit’s last nine games and the biggest reason is Georgetown rookie Greg Monroe. Monroe is shooting over 50 percent from the field with 12 steals his last eleven games and in that stretch is averaging nearly 9 boards with 11 points. With the Pistons moving in a more youthful direction, Charlie Villanueva is the odd man out especially in deeper fantasy leagues.
Projection: Greg Monroe has topped thirty-three minutes each of his last four games and isn’t going to be giving any more minutes to Charlie Villanueva in Detroit ever again. Expect fifteen minutes a game with some threes from Villanueva the rest of the season but nothing special in any other category. Greg Monroe is the real winner here, grab him up before it’s too late.