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Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (21) / 6/16/1993
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 260
College: Maryland

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Alex Len played just 19 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with six points, three rebounds and zero blocks in a win over the Blazers.
Without LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) the Blazers played a small lineup, so Len simply wasn't needed tonight. He also got some rest for his sore foot, so you can expect him to bounce back in his next game. Jan 22 - 12:53 AM

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Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len may have "a little tendinitis" in his foot, according to Suns coach Jeff Hornacek, but he's not expected to miss any games.

Len's ankles have both been surgically repaired and the Suns are wary of over-working him, but for now he's not on a minute-limit. "His foot is a little sore right now," Hornacek said. "It's his first year of playing real big minutes so we kind of have to build him up ... these next seven or eight games we're going to need some pretty big minutes out of Alex." Owners can start him as usual this week, and we'll update Len's status if his sore foot becomes a real issue.
Jan 21 - 7:28 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len has given the Phoenix Suns a much needed presence in the paint this season, and he has become an elite rebounder in recent games.

Len has averaged 11.8 rebounds over the past four games, meaning only Tyson Chandler, Zach Randolph, DeMarcus Cousins, DeAndre Jordan, Pau Gasol and Nikola Vucevic have outrebounded him during that span. Len has also shown improvement on defense this season, averaging 2.9 blocks over his last eight games. There is no reason to think that he will slow down any time soon, and Len should remain a must-own player for the rest of the season.
Jan 18 - 12:02 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len grabbed 12 boards with six points, one steal and two blocks in 22 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

It wasn't the 37 minutes he played on Tuesday, but it's still a solid line. Len has been a great option in each of his last five games, averaging 9.2 points, 11.0 boards, 1.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.4 blocks on 55.9 percent from the field and 88.9 percent from the line in that stretch. If he's still on the waiver wire, what sport are you watching besides basketball?
Jan 17 - 1:45 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

The presence of newly-acquired Brandan Wright didn't limit Suns C Alex Len on Sunday, as he double-doubled with 14 points and 13 rebounds vs. Memphis.

Len made 5-of-9 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs with one steal and two blocks before fouling out in 31 minutes, which is even more impressive given the difficulty of the matchup. Wright will likely ruin Miles Plumlee's remaining value, but Len should be safe to keep active in all formats.
Jan 11 - 9:17 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len scored four points on 2-of-5 shooting with 12 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in Friday's loss to the Spurs.

Len has been steadily improving and he's worth owning in all standard formats. The addition of Brandan Wright is more likely to hurt backup Miles Plumlee or the power forward position.
Jan 10 - 2:46 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len's block party continued on Wednesday with five against the Wolves, adding nine points, eight rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes.

That's 16 blocks in his last four games, and it looks like The Kraine is no longer under construction in the Suns rotation. His minutes have been on the rise with 24 on Tuesday, and tonight marked the fifth time he's played at least 24 minutes in his last eight. Len is not quite the fantasy add that Rudy Gobert and Jusuf Nurkic are, but he's worth owning in all standard leagues.
Jan 8 - 2:55 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len played only 24 minutes in Milwaukee on Tuesday, but he racked up nine points, eight rebounds and five blocked shots without any turnovers.

Backup C Miles Plumlee managed only four points and two boards in 11 minutes, and the timeshare is slowly but surely tilting in Len's favor. It's debatable when or if the Suns will allow Len to play heavy minutes, but he's already posting late-middle round value in just 21 minutes per game as a starter. Don't sleep on him.
Jan 6 - 10:35 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len, who racked up a career-high six blocks on Friday, finished Sunday's home win with 10 points, four rebounds and four fouls in just 15 minutes of action.

He made 5-of-6 shots but didn't have any assists, steals or blocks and his lack of playing time is a gnawing concern for fantasy owners. He's splitting time with Miles Plumlee (nine points in 23 minutes) and is averaging only 22 minutes per game in 10 starts this season. Unless the Suns start giving Len more burn, he'll continue to be a borderline option in 12-team leagues.
Jan 4 - 10:41 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len had just two points, six rebounds and a block in 21 minutes of Wednesday's overtime loss to the Thunder.

He got into it with Russell Westbrook, which was a big factor in Westbrook later getting ejected for picking up a second technical foul. The Suns couldn't capitalize, and Len is struggling right now. He's totaled just 14 points and 20 rebounds over his last three games, but still looks like a better option than Miles Plumlee, who had six points and four rebounds tonight.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 11:44:00 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len was quiet in 20 minutes vs. the Pelicans on Tuesday, scoring four points with six rebounds and one assist.

Backup C Miles Plumlee wasn't much better with six points and five rebounds in 18 minutes. Len's per-minute production can't be faulted but the Suns are reluctant to give Len heavy playing time, as he's battled recurrent ankle injuries during his brief NBA career. He has enough rest-of-season upside to hang onto in most leagues, but owners should prepare themselves for occasional duds.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 11:56:00 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len has been fantastic since being named the starting center in Phoenix, boasting averages of 9.2 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in just 22.3 minutes per game while also shooting 55 percent from the floor.

He has vastly outperformed Miles Plumlee, and we think that Len will remain the starting center for the rest of the season. Len is only going to keep getting better as the season progresses, so he will be worth owning in almost all leagues.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 01:34:00 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len scored 10 points on 5-of-9 shooting with a career-best 11 rebounds and career-best five blocks against the Kings on Friday.

Len logged just 23 minutes but this output comes off some real momentum and he's a must-own player in standard leagues. We can't guarantee that there aren't hiccups, but the upside is right and he looks like he has taken a proverbial step forward.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 05:02:00 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len scored 17 points with seven boards in a win over the Mavericks on Tuesday, adding one steal and one block before fouling out in 28 minutes.

He has really shown a lot of improvement this season and is starting to make some noise in fantasy leagues. He was able to shoot a very efficient 6-of-9 from the field and has shown an excellent ability to alter shots at the rim. Len has now fouled out of three games this season, but if he can keep producing numbers like these he will be worth a look in all leagues.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 12:36:00 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len blocked four shots in a win over the Wizards Sunday, adding eight points, eight boards and one assist in 24 minutes.

While he was a perfect 3-of-3 from the field, Len made just 2-of-6 from the free throw line and had five fouls on the night. Len has a steep learning curve in the NBA, but as long as he continues to start over Miles Plumlee he will be worth a look for owners in need of blocks and rebounding.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 08:45:00 PM