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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 double-doubled with 12 points and 11 rebounds in Thursday's overtime win over the Thunder, adding one assist and three blocks in a career-high 38 minutes.
Len has come a long way since the beginning of the season, and he has arguably been one of the hottest commodities in fantasy since the All-Star break with averages of 9.4 points, 10.8 boards and 3.4 blocks in 32 minutes per game over his last five. His ankle injury looks like a thing of the past, and as long as Len stays healthy his owners are going to be in for a fantastic finish to the season. Feb 27 - 3:06 AM

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Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len scored six points with 10 rebounds and one block in 21 minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

He committed his first foul in the first minute of action and battled foul trouble all night. Len was just too good before this game and his owners have nothing to worry about. He's been one of the best sophomore big men in the NBA this season and is the Suns' big man of the future. The Kraine is a must-own player.
Feb 26 - 2:00 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len double-doubled with 10 and 12 to go with a season-high tying six blocks on Monday against the Celtics.

The coast is clear for Len and while he might have a speed bump here or there he's going to be fun to own for the rest of the season.
Feb 24 - 1:03 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len played 34 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday with eight points, 11 rebounds and one block.

It wasn't a massive game like his six-block night from Friday, but Len's playing time continues to be the story. He has to be owned in all standard leagues right now with his top-50 potential.
Feb 21 - 11:16 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len looked terrific in his 35 minutes of action against the Wolves on Friday with 11 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks in 35 minutes.

It's just the fourth game with more than 30 minutes and he's clearly over his ankle injury. Brandan Wright hasn't played more than 24 minutes in a game with the Suns yet and Miles Plumlee is out of town, so the runway is clear for Len. He has a huge upside and should be owned in all leagues.
Feb 20 - 10:41 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (ankle) is listed as the probable starter against the Wolves on Friday.

He got the All-Star break at the right time and he could have more minutes going his way with Miles Plumlee in Milwaukee. Len is one of just 12 players this season to block at least 1.5 shots per game while making 71 percent from the line, so he's a rare commodity in fantasy hoops. He should be picked up in standard leagues. Plus, he might be more involved with the offense.
Feb 20 - 4:02 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (ankle) went through practice on Wednesday and coach Jeff Hornacek expects the center to be fine.

The Suns really need Len as the backbone to their defense and he might have more offensive responsibility if Goran Dragic is dealt. Although, the Suns could certainly add a big man, which would likely hurt Len. He is still worth owning in standard leagues until something happens.
Feb 18 - 4:02 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Suns' head coach Jeff Hornacek praised Alex Len's work ethic during a recent interview.

"He works really, really hard," Hornacek said. "He never complains, never has a bad attitude – he goes out there and does what we ask him to do and does a lot of it on his own initiative. He’s taken a big step this year." Len has indeed taken a huge step this year, averaging 7.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, and an impressive 2.2 blocks per game since entering the starting unit. Len is expected to return to the lineup after the All-Star break, and his return will send Miles Plumlee back to the bench and to irrelevancy in standard leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 13 - 11:15 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Rockets, but head coach Jeff Hornacek said if it were a playoff game, Len could probably give it a go.

It sounds like Len is going to be able to return for the Suns' first game after the All-Star break on Feb. 20, and we'll be monitoring his status closely. Miles Plumlee will likely remain in the starting unit for Tuesday's game, but he'll be splitting minutes with Brandan Wright, which will limit the value of both players.
Feb 10 - 6:26 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (ankle) will not play in Sunday's game against the Kings and he remains doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Rockets.

Len is reportedly dealing with some mild swelling but the fact that he is still traveling with the team is a good sign. Len is worth holding onto for owners in need of points, boards and blocks, and the good news is that his ankle injury isn't related to his troublesome foot. Miles Plumlee will remain in the starting lineup for now, but he will likely be locked into a timeshare with Brandan Wright which will keep them out of consideration in standard leagues.
Feb 8 - 9:02 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (ankle) won't play on Friday and he will "more than likely" miss the Suns' remaining two games prior to the All-Star break.

Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said that although Len is day-to-day, "it doesn't make a lot of sense" to play him with an extended break looming on the schedule. Brandan Wright and Miles Plumlee will fill in during Len's absence, with Plumlee getting the chance to start in a tough matchup vs. Utah on Friday.
Feb 6 - 7:24 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (ankle) will not play against the Jazz on Friday.

The good news is that the injury isn't related to his troublesome foot, but Len is dealing with some swelling around his ankle and should be looking at some time on the shelf. Miles Plumlee will likely start in place of Len and is worth a look in deeper leagues, but Brandan Wright should also see some increased run and has a little more upside because of his knack for blocking shots. We will update Len's status as soon as we know more.
Feb 6 - 2:03 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (ankle) is considered doubtful to play against the Jazz on Friday.

X-rays were negative on his ankle, but Len is said to be dealing with a lot of swelling and his chances of playing on Friday don't look too good. If Len does spend some time on the sidelines, Brandan Wright and Miles Plumlee should both be in line for more minutes, with Wright offering the most upside. We will provide additional updates on Len's status as soon as more details emerge.
Feb 6 - 12:27 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len (right ankle) left the arena on crutches on Thursday, but X-rays were negative.

It sounds like he is going to miss time and it would be a major surprise to see him play on Friday. At this point, Len's fantasy owners can probably start considering dropping him despite how he played well on Thursday before the injury. Brandan Wright is worth a look in 14-team leagues.
Feb 6 - 1:50 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len hurt his right ankle in the third quarter of Thursday's game against the Blazers and will not return.

He walked back to the locker room under his own power, but he had a bad limp. Len had surgery on both of his ankles before he made his NBA debut and he's had trouble staying healthy in his career. Hopefully, he won't miss time, but we would consider him doubtful to play against the Jazz on Friday. Miles Plumlee and Brandan Wright would get more run. Wright is worth a speculative add in some formats. Len finished with five points, four rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in just nine minutes.
Feb 6 - 12:06 AM

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PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Knight
2Archie Goodwin
3Kendall Marshall
SG1Eric Bledsoe
2Gerald Green
3Marcus Thornton
SF1P.J. Tucker
2Danny Granger
3Reggie Bullock
4John Salmons
5T.J. Warren
PF1Markieff Morris
2Marcus Morris
C1Alex Len
2Brandan Wright
3Earl Barron