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Fantasy Basketball Roundup: Week 11

Kenyon Martin

Every Monday, I will report on the events of the past week of fantasy basketball. I will go over each position and what particular player that week stood out from all the rest. As always, I will start off with this week’s notable injuries to report on.

Injuries

Al Harrington (PF, C), New York Knicks

The forward has missed two straight games with a strained calf, but he is likely to play tonight against Oklahoma City.

Carmelo Anthony (SF), Denver Nuggets

Updating an injury from last week, Anthony has missed his last five games to due to a right knee contusion. However, he participated in the morning shootaround today and is likely to play tonight.

Rodney Stuckey (PG, SG), Detroit Pistons

Stuckey sat out most of Saturday’s game with a minor knee injury. It is not considered serious and Stuckey shouldn’t miss significant time with the injury.

Best Players of the Week

Deron Williams (PG), Utah Jazz

Williams is among the elite point guards with his contribution to two major categories. He scored 18.5 points with 10.0 assists last week with an impressive 54.2 FG%. Williams threw in 2.0 steals as well.

Andre Iguodala (SG, SF), Philadelphia 76ers

Remember when we were worried that Allen Iverson would steal minutes from Iguodala? Well don’t sweat it! The forward put together an all-around great week with 17.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 7.3 assists, and 2.3 steals. His shooting was also great as he shot 56.7% from the field and 94.1% from the line.

Lamar Odom (SF, PF), L.A. Lakers

Odom has been starting in place of the injured Paul Gasol and has put up some damn good stats with 11.5 points and a dominating 16.3 rebounds. Flexing his muscles in other departments, Odom put up 7.5 assists and 1.5 steals.

Rasheed Wallace (PF, C), Boston Celtics

With all the injuries to Boston’s starters, ‘Sheed has seen starting time lately and last he week he gave us 18.7 points on 52.6% shooting with 6.7 rebounds, 1.3 steals, 1.3 blocks, and 3.0 3PTM.

Amar’e Stoudemire (PF, C), Phoenix Suns

Stoudemire averaged a double-double with 22.3 points and 12.3 rebounds while shooting 52.1%. He threw in 1.3 steals and 1.7 blocks for good measure.

You Could Have Done Better

Devin Harris (PG), New Jersey Nets

Harris is a top point guard when healthy. He has had injury trouble a lot this season and he missed Sunday’s game. Before that, he had been struggling with a 23.8 FG% which resulted in only 8.0 points.

Joe Johnson (PG, SG, SF), Atlanta Hawks

This is no way to prepare for free agency! Double-J’s 12.5 points and 3.5 rebounds left more to be desired. Don’t even mention the 35.8 FG% and the 62.5 FT%. Yuck!

Vince Carter (SF), Orlando Magic

Vin-Sanity was a failure on the court last week. He scored single-digit points in every game and ended with 7.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 0.0 3PTM. All of this was on 20.8% shooting.

Elton Brand (PF, C), Philadelphia 76ers

Brand put together some decent points (17.0), but everything else was lacking. Brand could only muster 2.5 rebounds and 0.5 blocks. Those are not numbers you want from a power forward.

Marc Gasol (C), Memphis Grizzlies

Gasol has failed to score double-digit points in three straight games, which led to 9.0 points for the week. In addition to that, Gasol only managed 6.3 rebounds for the week.

Players to Pick Up

Kenyon Martin (PF), Denver Nuggets

He is staying red hot in January with 19.0 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 1.0 blocks.

Martell Webster (SG, SF), Portland Trail Blazers

Webster has scored 20+ points in three of his last five games and is averaging 6.8 rebounds in those five games as well.

Flip Murray (SG), Charlotte Bobcats

Murray has been raining down three’s like crazy lately (3.0 last week) and it led to 19.7 points per game last week.

Anderson Varejao (PF, C), Cleveland Cavaliers

He is putting up starting numbers off the bench lately by averaging a double-double last week with 11.0 points and 10.3 rebounds with 2.0 steals and 1.0 blocks.

J.J. Redick (PG, SG), Orlando Magic

Those in need of a boost to their scoring should rent Redick for a few games. He averaged 16.5 points last week which was boosted by his 2.8 3PTM.

Sports of Boston Basketball League

  • I drop to 8th after a 5-4 loss
  • Despite a 5-4 loss, SoB’s Teddy remains in 1st place.
  • Recent pickups include: Yi Jianlian, Samuel Dalembert, and Jarrett Jack.

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