Marc Gasol Among the Biggest Surprises: Fantasy Hoops Roundtable

November 25th, 2009 by Ryan Lester Leave a reply »
A bunch of top fantasy basketball minds have agreed to participate in a Roundtable Debate. I’ll kick things off:

This Week’s Topic

Looking at the season’s early surprise players, which one or two do you feel will continue to put up big fantasy numbers this year?


While the season is still young, two of the biggest surprises thus far have to be Marc Gasol and Lou Williams. Both are putting up big numbers and seem to be playing well above their preseason projections. Every year there are a number of players that get off to quick starts only to be derailed later in the season—the question is, can these two keep it up?

Marc Gasol is currently averaging 15 points, 11 rebounds, and nearly two blocks per game all while shooting 61 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free throw line.

Gasol has never rebounded at this pace and has never shot the ball this well from the field. He is off to a quick start and will soon regress to a more realistic output. With limited athletic upside and not a real increase in minutes from last year, there really is no explanation for Gasol’s recent breakout.

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