Fratello’s Fantasy Pick: Rudy Fernandez

It’s a revolving door to the injured list up in Portland. This week the Blazers will be without Brandon Roy; and Bayless is day to day with a sprained ankle.

Second year guard Rudy Fernandez should see more minutes now. He’s been back for two weeks after sitting out December with a back injury. Fernandez has been a little slow to find his rhythm, but scored 19 points off the bench in Saturday’s win over the Pistons.

I expect Fernandez will come through for a gutsy Blazers team that continues to fight through whatever adversity comes its way to match last season’s playoff-bound pace.

With the lack of options on the Portland roster I look for Rudy’s minutes to go up to nearly 30 a game.  And with that his points, rebounds, assists and steals should go above their season averages as well.

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