March 17, 2016, 7:09 pm
Bismack Biyombo had the night of his career in Thursday’s win over the Pacers, scoring 16 points on 5-of-6 shooting (6-of-11 FTs) with a franchise-record 25 rebounds and two blocks in 42 minutes.
Biyombo was a must-own player as long as a week or two ago in anticipation of the current five-game week, and the injury to Jonas Valanciunas’ previously broken hand certainly has helped things along. The question going forward is if Valanciunas’ timetable indicates a quick return, do fantasy owners hold through the upcoming three-game week to get to a pair of four-game weeks.
For perspective, Biyombo has returned top 145-160 value in 22.6 mpg on the year and he could easily start cutting into Valanciunas’ minutes after a night like this. Owners need to be clear about the stats they’re looking for, but he’s certainly on the radar for those four-gamers and he should be held until JV returns, obviously.