Bosh Makes Top 5 for Head to Head
Posted by Erik on December 1, 2008
Pretty much a month has now come and gone. The season’s a month older and things are a bit clearer as to the impact players have in head to head matchups.
I’ve updated my Top 72 players for Head to Head. Remember that it’s based on 9 categories, so turnovers are counted against players.
Chris Bosh has been a real pleasant surprise for his fantasy owners this year. He’s fourth on that list. He’s also 4th on Give Me The Rock’s player rater. So the numbers really don’t lie.
He’s now comparable to – do I dare say it – Amare Stoudemire. What Chris lacks in the “D” department he makes up for in consistency and percentages impact. He’s having a great fantasy year so far. He’s averaging 27.7 PPG at 55 FG%; shooting at 82.5% from the line at 9.5 attempts a night; 10.5 RPG; 1.1 BPG; 0.6 SPG; 2.3 APG; and only 2.5 TOs per game.
He’s really reaping the benefits of having Jermaine O’Neal join him in the Raptors front court (at least when J-O’s managed to stay healthy enough to be there) and let us not forget that he’s got an awesomely efficient passing-PG in Jose Calderon dropping those dimes for him night in and night out.
The rest of the Top 5 are:
- Chris Paul (NOR, PG)
- LeBron James (CLE, SF)
- Dwyane Wade (MIA, PG/SG)
- Chris Bosh (TOR, PF/C)
- Dirk Nowitzki (DAL, PF)
There are a lot of guards in the rankings, so it looks like small ball is the way to in head to head. I’m currently in the process of revamping one of my big ball teams into a small ball unit via trades and pick ups. I will do a post on it as soon as it has completed its transformation.
I will update my rankings by position soon. So stay tuned.