Corey Robinson breaks down Franz Wagner's recent stretch of providing third-round value in 9-cat formats and discusses the improvements the Magic forward has made in his sophomore season.
- Orlando is getting closer to full strength, which has created a logjam of sorts within the rotation. However, one player who's been safe is second-year wing Franz Wagner, one of two players on the roster providing top 100 value in nine-cap formats. Over the last two weeks, he's been excellent, averaging 23.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.2 steals, and 2.8 3-pointers per game while shooting 53.7% from the field and 80.8% from the foul line. Those numbers are good for third round value, production that any fantasy manager would take.
Wagner's scoring average has increased by more than three points when compared to his rookie season. And he's doing this while shooting nearly 50% from the field, 37% from 3, and 85.4% from the foul line. And after scoring 20 points or more in 17 games last season, Wagner's already done so 26 times this season. The future appears to be very bright for Franz Wagner.