Kosta Koufos PF/C MEM 4 Months

The Memphis Grizzlies have picked up Kosta Koufos' $3 million option for next season.

The Grizzlies guaranteed Koufos the $3 million deal for next season after they decided not to extend a qualifying offer to Ed Davis. Koufos had a semi-productive stretch when Marc Gasol was injured last season, but his 2013-14 averages of 6.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks limit his fantasy value to deeper leagues unless he sees a major uptick from his 16.9 minutes per game last season.

Kosta Koufos PF/C MEM 4 Months

The Grizzlies are "likely" to pick up Kosta Koufos' $3 million team option, according to beat writer Ronald Tillery.

Koufos proved his worth in 22 starts while Marc Gasol (sprained MCL) was injured last year, averaging 8.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 24 minutes per game. A backup role in Memphis doesn't do his fantasy value any favors, but at $3 million he's a solid addition to the Grizzlies' frontcourt.

Kosta Koufos PF/C MEM 7 Months

Kosta Koufos scored eight points on 4-of-5 shooting with five rebounds and one block in 19 minutes off the bench on Friday, but could see more action if Marc Gasol misses time with his sprained ankle.

Koufos started well earlier in the year when Gasol went down but the good times quickly ended and never picked back up. If you're in a 12-14 team league and need a center he could be worth a speculative add, but you're doing it at your own risk and not at the expense of anybody with a pulse.

Kosta Koufos PF/C MEM 8 Months

Kosta Koufos came off the bench for 12 points and 10 rebounds in just 19 minutes on Saturday.

Al Jefferson's not known for his defense and is probably a big reason that Koufos got loose tonight. Despite playing just 19 minutes in each of his last three games, he's scored 12 points in each of them and is averaging 8.0 rebounds, as well. But you have to think the other shoe is about to fall, as it would be very surprising to see him keep this up if he's getting fewer than 20 minutes a night.

Kosta Koufos PF/C MEM 8 Months

With Marc Gasol leaving Wednesday's game early due to a knee injury, Kosta Koufos stepped into a bigger role and had seven points, four rebounds, one steal and one block in 20 minutes.

Fantasy owners should take a wary view of Koufos until the Grizzlies update Gasol's status. He got off to a hot start after Gasol sprained his MCL earlier this season but soon found his role being eroded by Ed Davis and Jon Leuer, so even if Gasol isn't ready to play on Feb. 18 there are no guarantees that Koufos will help owners in 12-team leagues.

Kosta Koufos PF/C MEM 9 Months

Kosta Koufos came off the bench and hit 7-of-8 shots for 14 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in Saturday's win over the Rockets.

Despite the fact that Marc Gasol has really struggled since returning from his knee injury, Koufos hasn't been doing much, either. Prior to this explosion, he had scored a total of four points with five rebounds and one block in his previous three games. Ignore him.

Kosta Koufos PF/C MEM 10 Months

Kosta Koufos played 30 minutes against the Bulls on Monday with 12 points, three boards, one steal and one block.

His minutes have been on the rise in each of his last four games and the Grizzlies seem comfortable leaving him in at center once again. Koufos has put up decent numbers over his last five games with averages of 9.2 points, 8.4 boards, 0.6 steals and 0.8 blocks in 23.0 minutes, so he's back on the radar. If you're looking for some help at center, give Kosta a look as long as you're aware his value will fall off once Marc Gasol (knee) returns.

Kosta Koufos PF/C MEM 10 Months

Kosta Koufos had nine points, 12 rebounds, two steals and a block in Saturday's win against Denver.

After seemingly falling off a fantasy cliff, his production is back. He's averaging 8.0 points, 9.2 rebounds and 0.8 blocks over his last five games, and might be a decent play until Marc Gasol is back. However, Gasol sounds close to a return from his knee injury, so Koufos' resurgence will likely be short lived.

Kosta Koufos PF/C MEM 10 Months

Kosta Koufos played 23 minutes against the Rockets on Thursday during a 100-92 loss, scoring five points with 11 boards, one assist and three fouls.

His minutes are on the rise over his last two while Jon Leuer's are declining, but he certainly hasn't done enough to deserve a pickup in fantasy leagues. The Grizzlies might have wanted some extra size in the paint vs. Houston, so we'll go with that as a reasonable explanation.

Kosta Koufos PF/C MEM 10 Months

Kosta Koufos scored 10 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked one shot in Saturday's victory, despite playing under 16 minutes off the bench.

Even though he played a reserve role, this was Koufos' best game in over a week. His initial surge after Marc Gasol's sprained MCL is becoming a distant memory, and he can be cut in favor of a hot free agent.