Fantasy week 3 preview

Kaman is almost as valuable a fantasy player as Kobe at this point of the 2009-10 NBA season. (Flickr/gamerscoreblog)

Kaman is almost as valuable a fantasy player as Kobe at this point of the 2009-10 NBA season. (Flickr/gamerscoreblog)

We haven’t even embarked on the third week of the 2009-10 NBA regular season and there’s already a lot going on – injured bodies, prides and, consequently, damaged fantasy rosters. Let’s take a glance at the week to come.

Game watch:

4 games: DAL, GS, HOU, LAC, MIN, NO, OKC, PHI, PHO, POR, TOR, UTA

3 games: ATL, BOS, CHA, CHI, CLE, DEN, DET, LAL, MEM, MIA, NJ, NY, ORL, SA

2 games: IND, MIL, SAC, WAS

Waiver wire watch:

  • Marreese Speights: still inconsistent, but getting enough minutes to put up decent points, boards and blocks; should be good play in four-game week in deeper leagues
  • Rafer Alston: Devin Harris is still up to four weeks away from returning, Alston will be seeing 40+ minutes on most nights
  • Terrence Williams: with Harris and Courtney Lee out with groin injuries, door is open for Williams to produce
  • Beno Udrih, Omri Casspi, Andres Nocioni: no Kevin Martin around, these three will have to carry more of the offensive load; keep an eye on Nocinoi’s DUI discipline
  • Will Bynum: 12/3/3.7 in six games without Rip Hamilton, who could be out at least another week
  • Ben Wallace: continues to guzzle gallons of youth juice, good source of rebounds, steals and blocks
  • Jonas Jerebko: if Tayshaun Prince needs surgery for his back, this Pistons forward would benefit as a permanent starting fixture
  • Quentin Richardson: hard to trust, but remains a solid source of points, boards and threes
  • George Hill: with Tony Parker out about a week, Hill will see more minutes and deserves a look in deeper leagues
  • Taj Gibson: will continue to start in place of the injured Tyrus Thomas, should have some value in deeper leagues
  • Tyler Hansbrough: back from shin injury, put up 13/5 in 13:49 on Friday, could be decent play as Troy Murphy recovers

Injury watch:

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