FANTASY BASKETBALL (WEEK 13) WAIVER WIRE & WEEK AHEAD (2012)
To get you ready for the fantasy basketball playoffs, I will release this article every Sunday with my look into the week ahead.
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Jordan Crawford- With no more Nick Young, Jor Craw will get the chance to put up a show every night. Even if he is having a bad game. Crawford can really light up the stat sheet like a 3rd round value player. He was also fantasy playoff MVP of last season. A candidate to do it once again this season. Must-Own in all Leagues.
Luke Ridnour – Double-Double in Assists can be expected pretty much every night. If he is still a FA grab him. Must-Own in all Leagues.
Bismack Biyombo- His performances have not been so spectacular lately, but he is still grabbing double digit rebounds and playing 30 Minutes. He will be a block machine come playoff time. Must-Own in all Leagues.
Klay Thompson- Klay is the future of GS, and that means 40 Minutes and 15+ Shot attempts a night. He will knock down a lot of 3PTM, and score around 20 a game. Must-Own in all Leagues.
Nate Robinson– Golden State needs to sell tickets with this terrible squad. Stephen Curry is almost out for the season, and Nate will score 15+ with 5+ Assists every night with intangibles. Must-Own in all Leagues.
Jared Dudley– The Dud master is thriving as the starting SG. 20+ Points with rebounds and 3PTM have been happening every night. He is a fantastic asset on any fantasy team. Must-Own in all 8 Team Leagues.
Ramon Sessions- Coach Brown said Sessions will come off the bench possibly the rest of the season. Not only do I not believe it, but he should still see more minutes than Steve Blake. Anything less than 30 Minutes before the end of next week is considered a disappointment. He should grab double digit assists soon and be a huge fantasy asset. Otherwise the Lakers made bad trades to win the title. Must-Own in all 8 Team Leagues.
Jerryd Bayless- If Bayless was handed the keys already he would be on top of this list. Calderon should be back soon, but 30+ Minutes should still be expected. He can do enough damage in that time, he will probably be a starter again before the season is over. Must-Own in 10 Team Leagues.
Goran Dragic– You may only get one more week after this shortened 3 game week, but he is still good for 10 Assists every night making him must-start material for the time being.
Tristan Thompson- Starting at center will make Thompson a fantasy beast. It is unclear what his role will be when Varejao returns, and that is why he is not ranked higher on this list. Until then he will be must-start material for the time being.
Alonzo Gee- Gee is a solid 16/6 every game. The Cavs appear committed to give him the opportunities to thrive. However things can get dicey when Anderson Varejao returns. Until then, expect consistent production. Must-Own in 10 Team Leagues.
Wesley Matthews- Matthews is now a starter, which means 15+ Points with a few intangibles every night. He is a good option, not great. He still has a lot of people to compete with for shot attempts. If you have the roster space pick him up. Must-Own in 12 Team Leagues.
D.J. Augustin- Somebody needs to pick up the scoring for Charlotte, and D.J. is coming off a nice 23 Point game. The Assists should always be there, if the scoring reaches double digits consistently he will be startable in all leagues. Must-Own in 12 Team Leagues.
Raymond Felton- He could grab 10 Assists every now and then. He can also have horrendous games. I would personally look for better options, but he does have some nice solid potential with a Blazer lineup w/o Wallace or Camby. Must-Own in 12 Team Leagues.
Isaiah Thomas- Isaiah is back to getting those 30 Minutes. He could lose it again, but it looks like Sacramento is committed to seeing what the rookie can bring to this team. Thomas would be a much better option if Evans or Thornton took some games off. He should be a huge factor come fantasy playoff time. Must-Own in 12 Team Leagues.
Brandon Bass- With Chris Wilcox out for the season, there is no reason for him not to be a double-double machine every night. If that is what you need, then pick him up if he is still on your waiver wire. Consistency has been a problem. Must-Own in 12 Team Leagues.
Jamal Crawford- Jamal could see 30+ Minutes, he could also see a terrible FG% and a majority of games you would wish he was never in your lineup. Knee tendinitis is no joke, and there will be some random DNP’s to really make him an inconsistent option. Crawford has potential as a fantasy star, but the Blazers are a team that has shown they do not trust him to be a winner. Inconsistent with good games. Must-Own in 12 Team Leagues.
Wilson Chandler- Chandler is coming off the bench with Al Harrington and Andre Miller. He has to beat out Danilo Gallinari, Aaron Afflalo, and Kenneth Faried for playing time. Then he has to hope to come off the bench before Harrington and Miller. It is going to be hard for him to see 30+ Minutes consistently. Though his potential is very high. Must-Own in 12 Team Leagues.
Jason Kidd– Coming off a 10 Assist performance, he is back on the fantasy radar. I would wait to see him have another couple strong performances before grabbing him. If he does well, pick him up as he could be a huge X-Factor on your roster as he brings the Mavericks into the playoffs. Must-Own in 12 Team Leagues.
Kenneth Faried- If Faried saw 30 Minutes a game consistently he would be must-own in all leagues. With the news of Chandler joining the team, and soon Javale McGee on the roster. It is going to be hard for Faried to see consistent playing time, especially with Al Harrington coming off the bench behind him. The potential for a fantasy superstar is there. For now he better for benches or the waiver wire. Ownable in 12 Team Leagues.
Kirk Hinrich- Now a full-time starter Hinrich gets 30+ Minutes. He is still not that great of a player, but he can give you a decent amount of assists and a couple 3PTM every game. You can do a lot worse than owning him, but you can also do a lot better. Ownable in 12 Team Leagues.
J.R. Smith- J.R. is turning into a 3PTM machine. Under coach Woodson he is seeing good consistent minutes, and taking over 5 3PT shots a game. He already hit 7 this week, and after averaging 33 a game in China. You have to pick him up with his upside. Ownable in 12 Team Leagues.
Jason Thompson- Thompson has been playing well as of late. Though DeMarcus Cousins has been playing like a bonehead getting in foul trouble every moment he can. Thompson has improved by leaps and bounds, but I would expect him to return to mediocrity when Cousins gets his game back. Ownable in 12 Team Leagues.
Jeff Teague-( 5 Games) for Teague can be some serious damage. He is playing 35+ Minutes every game consistently and is racking up steals with the best of them. He may not score more than 12 a game, but he will get enough of everything else to be a great start over 5 games.
Zaza Pachulia- (5 Games) Zaza has been inconsistent this season, but he is a starting center in the NBA with no depth behind him. It is very possible that Zaza can grab 50 Rebounds this week which makes him an intriguing option if you need the stat.
Nate Robinson- (5 Games) Mighty Nate is ready to explode in another full week of being the starting PG for the Warriors. 5 Games is plenty for Nate to score nearly 90 Points with at least 25 Assists. Big week ahead.
Luol Deng- (4 Games) Deng has the chance to be the man for Chicago with no Derrick Rose for possibly the entire week. He is already must-start, but if you were having doubts because of poor play, put them to rest.
Klay Thompson- (5 Games) Klay is the franchise for the Warriors. He can easily score 100 Points, and 15 3PTM if he has a good week all-around. He continues to see 40 Minutes a game which shows he has tremendous potential to be a must-start in all leagues. Especially with 5 games.
Dorrell Wright- (5 Games) Dorrell is starting to play consistent. Which is a sentence I have not used in sometime. Richard Jefferson does bring a threat to his consistency in the upcoming future, but in 5 games Dorrell can easily grab 30 Rebounds and knock down 15 3PTM. Start him if you got him.
Derrick Rose- (4 Games) Rose might play this weekend, he might not. Too risky of an option to trust with that being the case and he will be on my bench. If I owned him.
Jameer Nelson- (3 Games) Jameer has been playing great, but I would bench him for a respectable guard with more games. Even for Bayless who may be coming off the bench. There is an outside chance the Magic blowout either Phoenix or Cleveland at home which would limit his minutes in an already shortened week.
Jason Richardson- (3 Games) J-Rich is inconsistent as is, with three games, one clunker would really ruin his week. He should get plenty of minutes, but a blowout against Phoenix or Cleveland would end all of that.
Hedo Turkoglu – (3 Games) Turkoglu in 3 games is a bit risky as the Magic should blowout either Phoenix or Cleveland at home. Take into the fact that he has scored less than 10 points multiple times in the past couple of weeks, and the risk factor is a bit high for my liking.
Isaiah Thomas – (3 Games) Thomas is finally starting to look good again. Thanks to the injury of Tyreke Evans. However in a shortened week I would be hesitant to start him. He could have a good game, but he could also have two lousy games. Bench him.
Mario Chalmers- (3 Games) Never have been a Mario Chalmers fan to begin with. He is not a consistent option and he does not get many 3PTM or steals to make a huge difference. I would bench him this week in a 3 game week, even drop him for any of the players I listed on the waiver wire report.
Kevin Martin- (3 Games) If anyone lost fantasy value being injured besides Calderon, it was definitely Kevin Martin. Martin now has to compete with Courtney Lee to be a fantasy superstar this week. If he even plays this week. Bench him.
Jason Thompson- (3 Games) Thompson is a risky start to begin with. Add into the fact he has 3 games and he has to be on your bench.
Samuel Dalembert– (3 Games) Dalembert gets to welcome Marcus Camby into his playing time. With Patrick Patterson already competing for PT is it going to be a tough uphill battle. Three game is also a bit alarming for someone who is trouble breaking 30+ Minutes.
Chandler Parsons- (3 Games) Parsons owners, meet Chase Budinger. You are looking at a timeshare if Parsons is able to play this week. His value is going to drop quickly as Chase is a much better shooter, and that is what the Rockets need.
Corey Maggette- (3 Games) Maggette is a risky option with only three games this week. He has been playing great lately scoring 20+ Points consistently, though he is looking doubtful for Monday meaning he only has two games this week.
Kemba Walker- (3 Games) Kemba is two weeks away from being a good start. Coming off the bench he looks inconsistent and bad, soon the Bobcats will give him 30+ Minutes to see what he’s got in the tank.
Tayshaun Prince- (3 Games) Now Tayshaun is still startable in all leagues, but with 3 games it would be wise to go with a more consistent option if you own one. Tayshaun is looking at a possible 36 Points this week, which is less than what Marcus Thornton can put up in one game.
Trevor Ariza- (3 Games) Ariza is also startable in all leagues. He has not been playing amazingly well this past week, but he will still get you a little bit of everything. Just one less game for it to be normal stats.