Fantasy Outlook vs. Hornets, Mavs
Mullens, Lopez and Mayo Sleepers Waking Up Fantasy World

By Matt Rochinski
November 8, 2012

Finding a seven-footer who can score consistently is huge in fantasy basketball. Now, give that big man a nice shooting touch from outside the arc and you might have struck fantasy gold. Byron Mullens has come through big time for fantasy basketball players the last two games for the Cats, notching a double-double (16 points, 10 rebounds) in Dallas on November 3 and following up with a 24-point, eight-rebound performance against Phoenix on Wednesday. Did I mention he was 6 of 10 from 3-point range vs. the Suns as well? Mullens is quickly becoming one of the Cats strongest fantasy players.

In his first four seasons with Phoenix, Robin Lopez averaged 5.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.82 blocks in 242 games. Through four games in New Orleans, Lopez has found new fantasy life, putting up 12.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.50 blocks. As the starting center for a young Hornets franchise, expect to see Lopez continue to post these numbers as long as the minutes come his way.

After averaging 12.6 points for the Memphis Grizzlies last season, it’s safe to say O.J. Mayo is loving his new home in Dallas. Through the Mavericks first five games, Mayo ranks 8th in the NBA and first on Dallas in scoring (21.6 points). He’s scored in double digits all five games and has back-to-back 30+ point games to his credit already, including a 30-point performance against Charlotte in Dallas on November 3. Overall, he’s shooting 50.0 percent from the field, including a scorching 63.6 percent from long range, having connected on 21 of 33 treys. Not only is he lighting up the scoreboard, he’s also pulling down 3.6 rebounds and dishing out 3.2 assists.

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