JEFF GREEN IS ON THE RISE

Adam Ronis, Staff Writer February 6, 2013

Jeff Green is averaging 1.2 blocks over the last five games. Photo Credit: Keith Allison

STOCK UP

Jeff Green (Celtics, F): Green is getting more minutes and he’s becoming more involved in the offense. Even though Brandon Bass is starting, Green is the better Fantasy play as he can play both forward spots, and that is more important with Jared Sullinger out for the year. Green has scored in double-digits in five consecutive games, averaging 14.2 points. 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks, one three-pointer, while shooting 26-for-47 (55.3 percent) from the field.

Marreese Speights (Cavaliers, F/C): Since being acquired by the Cavaliers, Speights has become a big part of the rotation despite coming off the bench and there’s a possibility he could enter the starting lineup soon. Even if he doesn’t, he will play enough minutes to contribute. Speights has played at least 29 minutes in the last two games. In five games with the Cavaliers, Speights is averaging 15.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, 0.8 blocks, 0.6 steals and is shooting 31-for-58 (53.4 percent).

Martell Webster  (Wizards, F): Webster is playing well now and getting more minutes recently with some injuries on the Wizards. Webster has played at least 30 minutes in five straight games and is averaging 15 points, three three-pointers, 0.8 steals and is shooting 24-for-49 (49 percent) from the field.

Byron Mullens (Bobcats, F/C): Many may have forgotten about Mullens and dropped him after he suffered a severe ankle injury in late December. Mullens returned on Monday night and was supposed to play 10-12 minutes and played more than 28 minutes. He had 12 points, nine rebounds, two steals, two three-pointers and one blocked shot. Mullens did shoot only 5 of 14 from the field and is shooting 37 percent for the season, but he should be owned in all leagues. He is averaging 11.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.4 three-pointers, 0.9 steals and 0.9 blocks.

Randy Foye (Jazz, G): Foye has been in the starting lineup most of the season, but the Jazz have needed him to do more with injuries to Mo Williams, Gordon Hayward and Earl Watson.  Foye is playing more point guard. He is averaging 16.6 points, 4.4 assists and three three-pointers over his last five games. Foye has taken 67 shots from the field in that span.

Nick Young (76ers, G): Young has started five consecutive games with Jason Richardson injured and he’s producing averaging 17.2 points, four rebounds, two three-pointers, and 1.8 steals. He may start for the remainder of the season.

All statistics entering Tuesday February 5, 2013.

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