Onyeka Okongwu was expected to see the biggest boost with an injury to Clint Capela, but John Collins has been reaping the benefits of his extended playing time, soaring to top-50 value on the year and top-20 this month.
- Clint Capela going down with a strained right calf was expected to benefit Hawks backup center Onyeka Okongwu. And that has happened. But another Hawks front-court player has seen his fantasy value improve with Capela sidelined, John Collins. Now, providing top-50 per game value in 9-cat formats.
Collins has been a top-20 player over the last week. In three games, he's averaging 21.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 2.3 blocks, and 1.0 3-pointers. Shooting 50% from the field and 82.4% from the foul line.
Also of note is the increase in usage. Sitting at 17.4% on the season, Collins' usage has shot up to 21.2% over the last week. Tre Young and Dejounte Murray still command much of the basketball. But Capela's absence has led to Collins being more involved in the two-man game with his numbers and fantasy value increasing as well.