To get right in to it, if you haven’t already picked up Dario Saric in your fantasy basketball league, you probably missed out.
If by some miracle you didn’t miss out and he’s still available, grab him asap.
Although his season long numbers look only pedestrian, don’t judge a book by its cover. For the majority of the season, Saric has been a bench player. With a loaded frontcourt that had also included Joel Embiid, Jahlil Okafor, Nerlens Noel and Ersan Ilyasova some might argue Saric was, at one point, their fifth option.
All of that has recently changed.
Ilyasova and Noel were recently traded, Embiid has been hurt and Okafor has really fallen out of favor with the coaching staff. All of this has paved the way for Saric to prove he is well worth the roster spot.
Over Saric’s last 6 games he has averaged 20.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.
I’m not saying that he can manage this over the course of a season, but keep in mind that only 5 players in the NBA currently average 20 & 10. If Saric can find a way to manage even 80% of that for the rest of the season, players that are able to get him on their roster will be able to reap the benefits in a major way.
Embiid coming back soon will certainly cut in to some of Saric’s numbers, but with the firm grasp he seems to have on the starting Power Forward spot I dont see why they can’t both thrive in that offense.
Currently, Saric is dual eligible at both PF and SF giving him even more added value on your roster. He is currently owned in 56.6% of leagues but that is growing quickly. His ownership has gone up +13.4%.
I would suggest getting him in your roster for the playoffs. With his 20 & 10 numbers and solid pass ability, he is a top-30 player moving forward.