J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 2 Days
J.J. Hickson played just 15 minutes on Friday, scoring eight points on 4-of-8 shooting with five rebounds and one block.
Hickson blocked five shots and went for 16 and five on Wednesday but here is your most recent evidence that he can't be trusted. He hovers around the bottom of the top 200 in standard formats.
J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 4 Days
J.J. Hickson came off the bench to hit 8-of-10 shots for 16 points, five rebounds and a season-high five blocks in 26 minutes on Wednesday.
The Nuggets are really trying to make Timofey Mozgov their starting center, but it doesn't seem to be working. Meanwhile, Hickson has played well off the bench and is outplaying Mozgov, averaging 12.4 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over his last five.
J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 10 Days
J.J. Hickson came off the bench on Thursday with 14 points, seven boards and four fouls in 22 minutes vs. the Nets.
He shocked the NBA world with a career-high 25 boards on Tuesday and tonight's line is a much more fair expectation. Hickson shot 6-of-10 from the line tonight, which is just another issue in his game as a fantasy player. If there's a guy on the wire who you don't think will stay there for long, it's not a bad idea to cut Hickson and his low upside.
J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 12 Days
J.J. Hickson was benched in favor of Timofey Mozgov on Tuesday, and then went off for 16 points, a career-high 25 rebounds, a steal and a block on 6-of-16 shooting.
Hickson went nuts tonight, grabbing every board he could touch, which included 15 of the offensive variety. He played 30 minutes and while he can't be expected to keep playing at a high level while coming off the bench, it looks like he might maintain some fantasy value. If you haven't dropped him already, just hang on and see what happens in the next one.
J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 13 Days
J.J. Hickson will come off the bench on Tuesday vs. the Blazers.
He's been a power forward playing center all season and it's led to some major issues on defense. Hickson doesn't really do much on the stat sheet outside of score and grab boards, so the move to the bench will probably make him a candidate to be cut in most formats.
J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 17 Days
J.J. HIckson double-doubled against the Bucks on Thursday with 14 points, 10 boards, one assist and two steals on 6-of-9 from the field.
This matchup was tailor made for Hickson and he was able to get short-range buckets all night long. He's developed some consistency over his last five, averaging 13.2 points, 11.2 boards, 0.4 steals and 0.4 blocks on 49.1 percent from the field. The loss of JaVale McGee for the season helps solidify his value a bit.
J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 27 Days
J.J. Hickson scored 12 points with eight boards and two turnovers in 28 minutes against the Pacers on Monday.
The Pacers had 58 points in the paint tonight and had no trouble getting very easy buckets. Hickson is part of the problem for Denver's defense lately, but he should be a decent double-double threat with little else.
J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 29 Days
J.J. Hickson had 15 points, 16 rebounds and a block in Saturday's loss to the Pistons.
Normally it's the Pistons bigs who beat up on the Nuggets, but Hickson was solid tonight. Kenneth Faried was quiet with 11 points, three rebounds and a block in 20 minutes, but both players continue to be solid fantasy starters going forward.
J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 1 Month
J.J. Hickson had 19 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in Wednesday's win.
Kenneth Faried started at power forward and added 10 points, nine rebounds, two steals and a block, while Timofey Mozgov came off the bench for zero points, two rebounds and a block in just 12 minutes. Hickson and Faried are hot and look like must-starts, while Mozgov is playing kind of like Tina Fey, and has fallen off the map after a couple good games last week. Hopefully he's not trapped in one of your weekly lineups right now.
J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 1 Month
J.J. Hickson scored 18 points with 13 boards, four assists and one steal in 30 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.
He shot 7-of-10 from the field and 4-of-8 from the line in the loss. The latter half of that shooting equation has been an issue for Hickson and his 55 percent from the line, so he's a tough player to own in standard leagues unless you're looking to bolster points and boards. Kenneth Faried blocked four shots with 12 points and eight boards, making him a slightly better option.