On the Rise: Gibson and Koufos


For this week’s segment, we take a look at my two most recent adds, who should be snatched up quickly!

Injuries have helped these two out, with each man stepping up and producing solid numbers recently, taking advantage of added playing time.

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First up is Taj Gibson, who is quickly turning into Carlos Boozer. Gibson has been a real force ever since Derrick Rose went out, and he is quickly showing up Boozer in the stat sheet. In the last four games, he’s averaged at least 18 points and 4 boards. He could definitely increase his rebounding production with more minutes, but the points seem to be constant for him. In a system where getting 20 or more fantasy points per game is ideal, Gibson is a serious threat, even reaching 42 fantasy points with a double-double line. Currently owned in 29.2 % of ESPN standard leagues, you better grab him while you can!

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Next up is Kosta Koufos, who has been filling in for Marc Gasol. In his last five games, he’s had four with at least 10 boards. The other game, he had 9. The guy is a double-double machine when he can find the hole down low, and Gasol’s injury looks to keep him out for quite a while. Even when Gasol returns, I could see the team leaning on Koufos to spell Gasol quite a bit, until Marc gets back into the groove of things. Owned in only 44.5 % of leagues, he’s probably available in yours and will no doubt help you out.


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