Fantasy week 21 preview

Chris Paul

Remember him? Maybe seeing him in his uniform in about a week will help. (NBAE via Getty Images/Layne Murdoch)

Game watch:

4 games: ATL, BOS, CHA, CHI, CLE, DEN, DET, GS, HOU, IND, LAL, NO, NY, PHI, SA, UTA, WAS

3 games: LAC, MEM, MIA, MIL, MIN, NJ, OKC, PHO, SAC, TOR

2 games: DAL, ORL, POR

Waiver wire watch:

  • Delonte West: on a nice little roll, good all-around production
  • Reggie Williams: yet another D-Leaguer getting nice run in Oakland
  • Jrue Holiday: shaky production, consistent minutes
  • Toney Douglas: with the Knicks going nowhere, he and the young guns in NYC might get more run
  • Francisco Garcia: might be finally pulling things together

Injury watch:

  • Gerald Wallace (ankle): out at least two games
  • Kirk Hinrich (suspension): out one game for bumping into a ref
  • Rafer Alston (suspension): shelved by the team for the rest of the season
  • Chris Paul (knee): looking to return in about a week or so
  • Leandro Barbosa (wrist): out tonight, continues to be day-to-day
  • Mehmet Okur (back): day-to-day
  • Andrei Kirilenko (calf): day-to-day
  • Mike Dunleavy (eye): day-to-day
  • T.J. Ford (groin): out seven to 10 days
  • Dorrell Wright (suspension): out two games for his DUI

Stock watch:

↑ Andrew Bogut: no one’s been better lately, blocking like nobody’s business

↑ Rudy Gay: great overall numbers, low turnovers

↑ Marcus Thornton: by now we know this: he’s no fluke

↑ J.R. Smith: second-half comeback was just a matter of time

↑ George Hill: taking full advantage of Tony Parker’s absence

↓ Chris Bosh: return from ankle injury has been unimpressive

↓ Kevin Garnett: seems to be bottoming out

↓ Steve Nash: back, abdomen issues are clearly holding him back

↓ Brook Lopez: terrible week, not blocking, turning the ball over a lot

↓ Rashard Lewis: disappearing act continues