The Lakers need Ed Davis to step up in wake of the Randle injury.
The Lakers need Ed Davis to step up in wake of the Randle injury.

2014 lottery pick, and LA Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle had a rough first game in his NBA career, breaking his tibia—and is in danger of missing his entire rookie year.  While this hurts the Lakers already slim chances of making the playoffs, it provides an opportunity to another former first round pick–Ed Davis.

Davis was drafted 13th overall by the Toronto Raptors in 2010, but has failed to live up to his potential coming out of North Carolina.  He has bounced around the league never being able to crack any teams rotation for solid playing time.
With Davis, you are getting a big man who shoots well from the floor (54% career FG percentage) but struggles rebounding.  His rebounding numbers have gone down every year he has been in the league, including a career low 4.1 per game with Memphis last season.

The reason to keep an eye on Davis in fantasy is simple: He will get solid playing time.  The Lakers will give Davis the run he has not seen since he’s entered the NBA.  The stats so far are promising, in his first game since the Randle injury–Davis was the second leading scorer behind Kobe putting up 14 points, 9 rebounds (6 offensive), 3 assists, 2 blocks, and he added 2 steals.  Pretty impressive for a guy who is owned in less than 1% of fantasy leagues.  If his solid play continues he will be worth a pickup.
Dan SchalkBasketballNews and UpdatesLos Angeles Lakers2014 lottery pick, and LA Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle had a rough first game in his NBA career, breaking his tibia---and is in danger of missing his entire rookie year.  While this hurts the Lakers already slim chances of making the playoffs, it provides an opportunity to another...Why go anywhere else for sports and entertainment?