FANTASY BASKETBALL Daily Show: Week 1 (Dec 25th-Jan 1st)
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Last Updated: 12/31/11 (am)
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- Brandon Bass will get plenty of playing time. If an injury happens to O’Neal or KG then Bass will see 30+ minutes easily. He should already see 25 a game with the other two playing.
- Ryan Anderson is worth a look in deeper leagues. Value can go up in Dwight Howard Trade.
- Ty Lawson is for real and will be fantasy gold all season. Steals, 3’s, Assists, Points.
- Kobe Bryant. What wrist injury, the guy is playing like a top 5 pick.
- Marcus Thornton owners, you have nothing to worry about. 27 Points/13 shots.
- Kemba Walker is a great fantasy guard to own now, but especially when we get to March.
- Tim Duncan’s decline is real. Jason Kidd may be following.
- Rudy Gay is ready to play like a 1st round pick again. He looked fresh.
- Kyle Lowry was no fluke, nearly triple doubled in first game.
- Ricky Rubio looks to be the next Andre Miller. Assist specialist in Roto Leagues.
- Hedo Turkoglu is playing like his vintage self. 23 Points/4 Assists. Let’s see if he can keep it up.
- Manu Ginobli is ready to have a big fantasy season.
- Gerald Wallace will be very valuable if anything happens to Wesley Matthews.
- Demarcus Cousins has now proved that he will be a beast if he stays out of foul trouble.
- Ron Artest is looking like someone you want to own if you need depth at Forward. 16.5 PPG in last 2.
- Michael Beasley is just as important as Kevin Love to the T-Wolves winning. 10 Points in the last 6:56 (15/game.) Lost by 3.
- Brandon Bass 33 minutes. Celtics 6th man. Own him (14-10 with a block and steal/PG is possible) as the season continues.
- Deron Williams hopefully Nets blowouts don’t result into fantasy games like this for Deron. 10 pts, 1asst. 1st round pick?
- Nick Young is fantasy relevant despite coming off the bench. He is the Wizards best shooter, leading scorer in both games.
- Marvin Williams I want to see a couple more big performances to be a believer. T-Mac had a good game off the bench.
- Boris Diaw is a great Sell-High candidate. As the season continues the Bobcats might trade him, and Tyrus Thomas is coming back soon. If Diaw continues to have success defenses will find ways to make him non existent.
- Russell Westbrook, we will chalk this one up in the forgot this ever happened. 0/13 shooting.
- Manu Ginobli is the engine for the Spurs. Another 20+ with (5) 3PTM. Tim Duncan decline continues.
- Warriors Defense, they are starting to look like a fantasy defensive juggernaut. Bad games vs. GS; Griffin/Carmelo/D-Rose.
- Jarret Jack, is a must own in all leagues. He will be a fantasy beast all season and knows this Montey Williams offense.
- Nene Hilario is going to have a good season playing PF. He is looking more comfortable. Top 5 center potential.
- Suns really suck. Steve Nash is old, and the team lacks a go-to-scoring guy to make plays happen.
- Spencer Hawes, I like what I see. Is this him having his best stretch of the season? Would not hurt to find out the hard way.
- Cavaliers, are they running a hockey team? 10 Players played, all between 20-29 minutes. And they won…
- James Johnson, is must own. Nobody will get blocks and steals like this guy. 8 Steals, 5 Blocks +14 Rebounds. In 2 games.
- Ben Gordon, 40 minutes!! The watch is on Mr.BG.
- Deron Williams, my trust factor has dropped from a 10-8 with you. You have to show that you can make the Nets a competitive team. Blowouts are bad enough in fantasy basketball, but to continue to score less than 10 points?
- Ryan Anderson, it looks like the bandwagon might be pulling away. Jump on now, especially in leagues he qualifies at center.
- Tim Duncan, his decline is real. Jump ship, or wait until he has one big game before you make a move.
- Kyle Lowery, is the definition of solid. He is the Jason Kidd, that Jason Kidd owners wish they had.
- Jason Kidd, his decline is real. Jump ship, or wait until he has one big game before you make a move.
- Russell Westbrook, hit a huge shot late in the game and Durant followed it up with a buzzer beater. The Crowd went nuts, everyone was chest bumping everyone. Westbrook will be fine, do not panic.
- Gerald Wallace, the Wesley Matthews theory I came up with on Tuesday might be real. Matthews takes all of Wallace’s shots making him a good sell high candidate. The shot attempts may not be there.
- Andre Miller, is off to a torrid start. If he is available in your league pick him up. His trade value is great right now.
- Demarcus Cousins, consistent foul trouble may be a theme for Cousins. So far in every game, but he still manages to put up great lines. I would buy low.
- Andrew Bynum, everyone in LA is ready for the beast!!!
- Kemba Walker, now is a good time to buy low. The guy is a stud and as the Bobcats realize their season is over, they will see what their future holds by playing this guy the whole game. Coming off back-to-back poor performances.
- Ryan Anderson, bandwagon should be gone in your league by now.
- David West, looks healthy again. No restrictions as he is already playing over 38 minutes. Good buy low candidate if you can strike a deal. 20-10 on the reg is in his future.
- Marvin Williams, came back to life. What a surprise. Jeff Teague, is making the Hawks a better team.
- Deron Williams, showed that if the Nets are competitive, he will put up good numbers. If they get blown out…nothing.
- Rajon Rondo, like I said earlier. Pierce coming back hurts Rondos value. Pierce plays a lot of point forward.
- Austin Daye, is looking like he is ready to breakout. WATCH HIM.
- Ricky Rubio, should not be a free agent. 12-6-12. It is only the first week of the season.
- Steve Nash, got 12 assists. But it wasn’t pretty and he does not look like the Nash of two years ago.
- Jordan Hill, and all of his potential continues to start. But he is doing nothing with the opportunity.
- Jordan Crawford, made the competition between him and Nick Young untouchable. One needs to get hurt for the other to be consistent.
- James Johnson, had a bad game. 0 blocks, 0 steals, 4 rebounds. He will be more consistent when he replaces Rasual Butler in the starting lineup. Any day now.
- Al Jefferson, rumors of coming off the bench? This guy is too beastly to do that. He is a 20-10 guy with blocks, and I would hold onto him.
- Carlos Boozer, if reverting back to his old ways. Not the consistent you guy you were hoping to snag a little late.