Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 11.9.10

Carmelo Anthony

'Melo's off to a great start (or is it end?) in Denver this season, but let's see if he can maintain it. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Beast of the Night: Carmelo Anthony filled the stat sheet with 32 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks, along with a three and 4 turnovers last night in Chicago. He shot 50 percent (11-22) from the field and 100 percent (9-9) from the line. Anthony’s having a solid start to the season so far, and while he’s scoring fewer points than last season, all his other categories have improved. ‘Melo started strong last season but came back down to earth, so let’s see if he can keep this up.

Lines for Discussion:

Manu Ginobili: 9-17 FG (53%), 3-3 FT (100%), 5 threes, 26 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 TO

Tyrus Thomas: 5-11 FG (46%), 6-8 FT (75%), 16 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Stl, 3 Blk, 2 TO

Dwight Howard: 10-20 FG (50%), 7-11 FT (64%), 27 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 3 TO

Linas Kleiza: 8-16 FG (50%), 2-4 FT (50%), 2 threes, 20 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 4 TO

Robin Lopez: 1-4 FG (25%), 2 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Blk, 2 TO

Waiver-Wire Watch:

Amir Johnson, Sonny Weems, Grant Hill, Tyson Chandler, Glen Davis, Semih Erden

Injuries:

Jermaine O’Neal (knee): day-to-day

Shaquille O’Neal (knee): day-to-day

Antawn Jamison (knee): expected to play tonight

Monta Ellis (back/hip): keep an eye on his status

Mike Dunleavy (knee): coach Jim O’Brien is keeping him as his starting SG (for now)

Carlos Delfino (neck): probable tonight

Luke Ridnour (hamstring): didn’t practice Monday, questionable tonight

Jeff Green (ankle): questionable for Wednesday

Jameer Nelson (ankle): day-to-day

Andre Iguodala (Achilles): didn’t practice Monday

Leandro Barbosa (shoulder): left Monday’s game early, check his status

Deron Williams (back/hip): should be OK, check his status

Caron Butler (back): back spasms forced him to leave early last night