Can Taj Gibson Host Your Block Party?

Jan 12, 2012


.
Looking for help in the block category? There is a player that is owned in 9.0 percent of Yahoo! and 2.1 percent of ESPN leagues that is averaging 1.4 bpg on the season and 2.0 in his past six games. That player is Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson.
.
Because of the Bulls’ depth in the front court, namely Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah and Omer Asik, Gibson is averaging just 20.1 minutes per game. None of them are playing so lights out to keep Gibson from getting some run.
.
Noah, for example is averaging just 7.5 rebounds, and has been about as inconsistent as they come. Boozer, at 13.3 ppg, is averaging his lowest total since his rookie year. Both Noah and Boozer have injury history so Gibson could potentially get a nice spike in value if either go down.
.
Gibson isn’t going to help you in many categories other than blocks unfortunately. He’s shooting 48.6 percent on the year, which is slightly above his career average. He’s only scoring 6.7 ppg with 3.9 rpg, 0.9 apg, and 0.3 spg.
.
If you add Gibson though you’re not looking for points. He’s best used in a head-to-head situation when the blocks category is up for grabs. If you can sacrifice a little scoring he can give you the edge in blocks.
.
If you are in a roto league you can use him in spurts to pick up some blocks, but you probably don’t want him long-term as he’ll drag you down in other categories.
.
You’ll also want to make sure you have somebody that you can drop that you won’t regret later.
.
.
Also check out:



. .

No Responses so far | Have Your Say!

Leave a Comment


Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties