Fantasy Basketball: Redd Resurgence

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IApril 10, 2012

PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 27:  Michael Redd #22 of the Phoenix Suns handles the ball during the NBA game against the San Antonio Spurs at US Airways Center on March 27, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Spurs defeated the Suns 107-100. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Phoenix Suns swingman Michael Redd has turned back the clock in his past five games. Once upon a time he would score in bunches, but he has lost his scoring touch since the 2008-09 season.

Suddenly though, he's had a resurgence.

In his last five games he's looked like the Redd of old, reaching double-figures in each game while averaging 17.2 points per contest. He's been shooting at a solid clip, hitting 45.7 percent of his shots, including 41.7 percent from downtown.

Surprisingly, he made just 75.0 percent of his free throws, but that's not a terrible number nor does he get to the charity stripe enough for that to matter.

Unlike the old days, Redd isn't stuffing the stat sheet with decent numbers in the rebounds, assists and steal categories. He never confused anybody for Grant Hill in that regard, but he at least did enough to help fantasy teams.

In his past five games he's averaged just 1.4 rebounds, 0.6 assists, and 0.8 steals. He has, however, helped out in the three pointer category, averaging 2.0 per game during the hot stretch.

Redd is readily available in most leagues, with a 4.0 percent Yahoo! and 1.1 percent ESPN ownership.

He can still score in bunches and knock down the deep shots, so if you are looking for help in those two categories, Redd is a solid option down the stretch. He is particularly effective in daily leagues where you can plug him in for a night and dump him the next.

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