It’s not often a guy appears on the fantasy waiver wire as a legitimate contributor, in the middle of the season, without any fanfare (such as an injury or trade). That’s why you need to know about what Minnesota center Mark Blount is doing.
Perhaps best-known as a guy who made the most out of a contract year (to put it nicely), Blount has quitely started contributing consistently over the past few weeks. His RotoPoll season rank is only up to 110 (not horrible for a backup center), but in his past five games he’s averaging nearly 17 points, 7 rebounds, a block, a steal, and shooting 62% from the field, numbers which would put him in the top 70. His charts are clearly trending up.
I’m not saying he’s the next Tim Duncan, but he’s become a legitimate first or second center for almost any fantasy team. Give him a look if you need a big man.