Jaxson Hayes spent the bulk of last week reminding us of his somewhat beastly upside. In three games, the 19-year-old big man put up 17.3 ppg, 8.0 rpg and 2.7 bpg in 27 minutes per game, shooting 74.2 percent from the field (and 42.9 from the line). Derrick Favors (hamstring) did essentially miss half the week for New Orleans, so his return could complicate things for Hayes, but the rookie seems likely to get plenty of chances for the Pelicans in the second half, so free up a roster spot for him and keep it clear for a while if you can.
On the latest episode of the Rotoworld Fantasy Basketball Podcast, I'm joined by Steve Alexander and special guest Brian Rosenworcel — the drummer for Guster and an avid fantasy hoops player — to talk Hayes, Omari Spellman, Daniel Gafford and a number of other players to consider this week.
You can check out the full episode right here: