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Kosta Koufos | Center/Forward

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 265
College: Ohio State
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Kosta Koufos was terrific in the starting lineup against the Bucks on Wednesday with 14 points, nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 35 minutes.
He did a solid job of defending the bigs on the inside and fared well on the offensive end. Koufos has been putting up some solid production and may have close to top-100 value while Demarcus Cousins (back) is day-to-day. Nov 26 - 12:11 AM

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Kosta Koufos will enter the starting lineup for Wednesday's games against the Bucks with DeMarcus Cousins (back) unavailable.

Rajon Rondo, Ben McLemore, Rudy Gay and Willie Cauley-Stein will join Koufos in the starting five for tonight's matchup in Milwaukee. Koufos is an okay punt play in DFS, but Gay and Rondo will be the true beneficiaries with Cousins sidelined. Plan accordingly.

Kosta Koufos scored 10 points in 24 minutes against the Hornets on Monday with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks.

DeMarcus Cousins (back, thigh) was hurt tonight, so perhaps Koufos gets put in the starting lineup. He's clearly outplaying Willie Cauley-Stein and is worth a speculative add for owners needing some short term help with their big men.
Nov 23 - 11:33 PM

Kosta Koufos played 25 minutes in the starting lineup on Thursday with six points and seven boards.

He had three fouls in the first quarter to send him to the bench early. Koufos had a lot of easy looks and didn't shoot the ball well, making 3-of-8 from the field and missing both free throws. With DeMarcus Cousins returning, there's no reason to add Koufos.
Nov 19 - 10:21 PM

Kosta Koufos and Omri Casspi will enter the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Heat, sending Quincy Acy back to the bench.

The Kings will roll out a starting five of Rajon Rondo, Ben McLemore, Casspi, Rudy Gay and Koufos. Gay and Rondo make for the most attractive DFS targets.

George Karl said that he'll probably start Kosta Koufos at center for Thursday night's matchup against the Heat with DeMarcus Cousins (suspension) unavailable.

Karl said that he's planning on starting Omri Casspi at the three, sliding Rudy Gay over to the four-spot with Koufos at center. Koufos isn't really a stat sheet stuffer, and with a tough matchup against the Heat, he'll make for a risky DFS option. Rudy Gay, however, owns a 29.4 usage rate sans Boogie, so he's going to be very busy on offense and will make for a quality DFS target tonight.
Nov 19 - 6:22 PM

Kosta Koufos returned to the bench on Saturday vs. the Spurs with DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) back in the lineup, but he still saw 26 minutes and scored two points with six boards, one assist, one steal and three blocks.

Koufos was putting up some nice numbers in the absence of Cousins, but he is going to be competing for minutes with Willie Cauley-Stein moving forward and will be tough to rely on outside of deeper leagues. If Cousins goes down again, Koufos is the guy to grab.
Nov 10 - 1:14 AM

Kosta Koufos double-doubled against the Warriors on Saturday with 12 points, 10 boards, one steal and one block in 27 minutes.

He's typically not an offensive big man, but the Kings had to turn him loose a bit with DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) out. Koufos had a nice run in his last four while Boogie was out, but we'll see what happens when the league's top starter for usage rate returns. If Koufos is still on your wire, it's probably not worthwhile to pick him up.
Nov 8 - 4:34 AM

Kosta Koufos started at center for DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) in the Kings' 116-110 loss to the Rockets, scoring six points on 3-of-7 shooting with seven boards, one steal and one block in 25 minutes.

Koufos has been a bright spot for the Kings this season and he has been well worth having in lineups to start the year. He has averaged 9.2 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.9 combined steals and blocks as a solid late-round value. When Cousins returns as soon as Monday, he could very well be pushed down into the top-150 range.
Nov 7 - 3:00 AM

Kosta Koufos will start against the Rockets on Friday.

Willie Cauley-Stein will move to the bench in this matchup. Koufos is a little more polished on offense and the two bigs should wind up splitting the center minutes with maybe getting 10-15 more minutes at power forward next to each other.
Nov 6 - 8:55 PM

Kosta Koufos shined in 28 minutes off the bench vs. Phoenix, scoring 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting with seven rebounds, one steal, two blocks and one turnover.

He might have had an even bigger game if it weren't for foul trouble, the second game in a row that fouls have plagued him. Koufos is holding top-100 value in 25.5 minutes per game this season, thanks to his rebounds, blocks and FG percentages, but tonight's line was the product of DeMarcus Cousins' absence. With DMC aiming to play Friday, and Willie Cauley-Stein starting for the Kings, it's hard to be enthusiastic about Koufos' outlook.
Nov 5 - 12:16 AM

Kosta Koufos will return to the bench for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns.

The Kings will be running with a small ball lineup of Rajon Rondo, Darren Collison, James Anderson, Rudy Gay and Willie Cauley-Stein tonight in an effort to better matchup with the Suns, but Koufos should still see his minutes in the low-20s. However, with averages of 8.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.0 block per game on the season, Koufos isn't a very appealing guy to own in standard leagues.

Kosta Koufos scored 11 points with six rebounds and one steal while replacing DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) in the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies.

Cousins will miss at least one more game due to his Achilles, meaning Koufos should draw another start on Wednesday vs. the Suns. Koufos plays with a lot of energy and head coach George Karl is a fan, but he isn't the most exciting fantasy option out there and is really only worth using in the short term.
Nov 4 - 1:13 AM

Kosta Koufos is starting for the Kings on Tuesday night in place of injured DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) against the Grizzlies.

He'll get to guard Marc Gasol, his former teammate, and he should know the Grizzlies well after spending a couple seasons there. We're guessing the rest of the starters will be Rajon Rondo, Ben McLemore, Rudy Gay and Willie Cauley-Stein.
Nov 3 - 7:15 PM

Kosta Koufos started the second half of Saturday's game in place of DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles), finishing with four points, seven rebounds and one block in 29 minutes.

Koufos eventually fouled out, thanks to a few shady calls, and may start again on Tuesday if Cousins isn't ready to suit up vs. the Grizzlies. The 26-year-old is a steadying influence but his real-world value doesn't translate well to stat-thirsty fantasy leagues, so he's not worth a pickup unless DMC's injury turns out to be serious.
Nov 1 - 1:33 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Darren Collison
SG1Ben McLemore
2Marco Belinelli
3James Anderson
4Seth Curry
SF1Rudy Gay
2Omri Casspi
3Caron Butler
PF1DeMarcus Cousins
2Quincy Acy
3Eric Moreland
C1Willie Cauley-Stein
2Kosta Koufos