The Houston Rockets are dealing with some key injuries at the moment, so expect Terrence Jones and Jeremy Lin to produce as the season winds down.
Analysis: Terrence Jones is still available in 10-15% of fantasy leagues. He has had a productive March, averaging 13.9 points, 6.8 boards, 1.3 blocks and 0.9 steals while shooting 61% from the field. Jones is the 18th rated fantasy power forward this month. Expect the former Kentucky Wildcat to keep filling the stat sheet especially with Dwight Howard sidelined for the next week or two.
Jeremy Lin is still pedestrian but with the Patrick Beverley injury… he has to produce more, right? Regardless, Lin will see 30 plus minutes of action per night the rest of the way with Beverly likely out the remainder of the regular season. Lin is averaging 11.5 points, 3.6 assists, 0.9 threes and 0.6 steals in the month of March in about 23 minutes of action per night. Jeremy Lin is available in 10-20% of fantasy leagues.
Houston has three games this week(BKN, TOR, OKC), five games next week(DEN, LAL, DEN, MIN, NO) and two games in the final week of the season(SA, NO).
Terrence Jones is on fire… again. He’s reeled off three consecutive double-doubles after an inconsistent February.
Analysis: Terrence Jones is having a solid year. He’s shooting 54% from the field and he’s averaging 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 11.9 points. He is currently the 32nd best fantasy power forward this season. He was hovering around the top twenty mark but the month of February did him in- 5.3 rebounds, 0.8 blocks, 10.0 points.
Through three games in March Jones is averaging 35 minutes per contest and a healthy 28 minutes per game this season. He does contribute a bit in other fantasy categories for a power forward. He’s hit 23 threes this season which is 22nd among power forwards and he’s averaging 0.6 steals per game.
The former 18th overall pick of the 2012 draft is going to cool off at some point, but he’s worth the risk considering the healthy amount of minutes he continues to receive. Currently, Terrence Jones is available in 10-35% of fantasy leagues. He has a ton of tough games coming up- the Pacers on Friday night, the Blazers on Sunday, the Thunder next Tuesday, the Bulls next Thursday and the Heat two Sundays from now.