Yahoo Sports' Dalton Delon Don looks at the fantasy stock of two NBA players, including a forward who's averaging 24.8 PPG points per game this season.
DALTON DEL DON: Hey it's Dalton Del Don with Yahoo Fantasy Sports talking some NBA stock watch. My first riser is Jerami Grant in Detroit. You know, Grant was expected to take on a big role in Detroit after signing a hefty offseason contract, but few are predicting second-round-type fantasy value. His usage rate is easily a career high, and he's putting up more than twice as many shots per game so far this season compared to last. Grant is the only player in the league averaging at least 25 points, one block, and two 3s this season, and his usage rate should continue to be sky-high while the Pistons deal with a ton of injuries. Grant looks like a home run fantasy draft pick more than he does a sell-high candidate right now.
And now for a stock down, it's Wendell Carter, Jr., who's played a little better lately but has come nowhere close to making the leap many expected, myself included. Carter's defensive stats have disappeared during year three, when he's averaging career lows in steals and blocks. He'll get better, and I'm not saying to cut Carter loose in fantasy leagues, but he hasn't even been a top-175 player so far this season and has been a massive disappointment for those who drafted him expecting a breakout.