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2010-11 Fantasy week 3 preview

by on Nov.07, 2010, under Quick hits

Eric Bledsoe

Bledsoe better be on your radar by now. (NBA.com)

Game watch:
4 games: ATL, CHA, GS, MIN, NY, ORL, SAN, TOR, UTA
3 games: BOS, CHI, CLE, DAL, DEN, DET, HOU, IND, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIL, NJ, OKC, PHI, PHO, POR, SAC, WAS
2 games: NO

Waiver-wire watch:

  • Eric Bledsoe: playing the role of this year’s Darren Collison with Baron Davis out
  • Toney Douglas: top-ranked player in nine-category leagues last week
  • Ronny Turiaf: getting around 25 minutes a night, good for blocks
  • Corey Brewer: a steals machine
  • Taj Gibson: still has a few weeks of solid production in him before Carlos Boozer returns
  • C.J. Miles: threw up a stinker last night, but still vying for starting job in Utah
  • James Jones: if you need threes, you need him
  • Al Thornton: not much more than points and boards, but solid value so far
  • Kirk Hinrich: even with Gilbert Arenas back, still getting 35+ minutes
  • Arron Afflalo: still putting up good numbers, especially threes
  • Kyle Korver: good for threes

Injury watch:

  • Mike Dunleavy (knee): sprained right knee, monitor his status
  • Jeff Foster (ankle): out at least two weeks
  • Baron Davis (knee): cyst in left knee, tentatively targeting Nov. 12 as his return date
  • Jameer Nelson (ankle): could play Monday
  • Andres Nocioni (ankle): should play Sunday
  • Andre Iguodala (Achilles): out Sunday, day-to-day
  • Josh Howard (knee): cleared for practice, targeting early December return
  • Antawn Jamison (knee): could return Tuesday
  • Nene (groin): day-to-day
  • Aaron Brooks (ankle): X-ray negative, but check his status
  • Kyle Lowry (back): back spasms, day-to-day
  • Vince Carter (hip): day-to-day
  • Kevin Martin (ankle): check his status
  • Darrell Arthur (knee): check his status, could miss significant time

Stock watch:

↑ Elton Brand: looks like his comeback is in full swing

↑ Josh Smith: blocking like a madman, shooting 50 percent from the floor again

↑ Danilo Gallinari: two solid games in a row, slump seems like old news

↑ Paul Millsap: making good on potential rock-star status as a starter, 3.3 assists per game are a bonus

↑ Emeka Okafor: doing his thing, shooting 69 percent from the line so far

↓ Danny Granger: slammed back to earth, coach wants to cut his playing time by 9-10 minutes per game

↓ David Lee: all numbers except rebounds are down

↓ Amar’e Stoudemire: 16/6 last week on 34 percent shooting from the field

↓ Brook Lopez: rebounding like Stoudemire, terrible games against Orlando and Miami

↓ Steve Nash: shooting human-like numbers, 5.6 turnovers per game are killing his value

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