Hayward's rising fantasy value

If you have Gordon Hayward on your fantasy basketball team, today may be a good day to make sure he's in your starting lineup.

A sprained right shoulder limited the former Butler star to only four games in February, but since making his return to the lineup Hayward has really picked up his production, particularly as a scorer and 3-point shooter.

Here's Josh Whitling of ESPN's Fantasy Basketball Blog with more.

Josh Whitling

Hayward shouldn't be overlooked any longer

"Gordon Hayward is in the Utah Jazz starting lineup once again, and should have a huge night against the Rockets, who allow 103.3 points per game, second highest total in the league. This marks the second straight season in which Hayward has been significantly better after the All-Star break, as he's averaging 16.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.8 3s, 0.9 steals and 0.6 blocks per game, similar numbers to his strong late-season showing last year. I've been all-in on Hayward for a while, and think he'll be undervalued going into next season's draft due to the fact his season was plagued by uncertainty with his role on the team, and he missed a sizable chunk of time in the middle of the season, hurting his overall numbers. He has the tools to be a top-50 fantasy player, will be on my "to draft" list next season and is a mandatory start in all formats based on his play as of late."