Jan 15, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks

Fantasy Basketball: Bucks' John Henson ready to have big second half of season

To win you Fantasy Basketball league, often you have to find that guy who comes out of nowhere and has a huge second half of the season.

You have to find that guy that others may be overlooking, coming back off injury, or just put in a better situation to succeed the rest of the year.

Jan 15, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward John Henson (31) during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Memphis won 82-77.Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

One guy in particular is Milwaukee Bucks forward John Henson, who just shouldn’t be on your radar, he should be on your roster as the second-year pro out of North Carolina is ready to have a breakout second half to the season.

Henson is owned in only about 70 percent of ESPN leagues and the timing couldn’t be better for you go to go out and get him. Even if you have to acquire him via trade, you likely won’t be sorry at the end of the year.

After missing time with an ankle injury, Henson returned to the Milwaukee lineup on Monday and in his second game back on Wednesday grabbed 13 rebounds. His overall numbers on the season are nice at 12.1 points, 8..0 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game, but I believe those numbers will get much better within time.

The biggest reason why I like Henson to emerge as a fantasy stud in the second half of the season is mainly because the Bucks stink.

Henson will come off the bench behind Ersan Ilyasova and Larry Sanders for now, but it’s certainly not out of the question that Henson could leapfrog Ilyasova or Sanders if either player continues to struggle.

And with the Bucks having the worst record in the league, they have every reason to “go young” so it also wouldn’t be surprising if they looked to deal Ilyasova or Sanders over the next five weeks to clear the way for Henson.

Even if his minutes are under 30 for now, Henson’s still worth a roster spot because of his shot-blocking ability. If his minutes exceed 30 consistently though, then he should instantly become a difference maker in many leagues.


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