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2010-11 Fantasy week 5 preview

by on Nov.21, 2010, under Quick hits

Darko Milicic, Pau Gasol

Darko is starting to actually look like some form of divine manna. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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

Waiver-wire watch:

  • Randy Foye: could be cutting into Eric Bledsoe‘s minutes
  • Wesley Matthews: there’s no reason he should be sitting on your league’s waiver wire
  • Kris Humphries: he continues to start and produce, with Troy Murphy still not in sight
  • Reggie Williams: picking up the pace after a slow start
  • Luke Ridnour: should be a decent add until Jonny Flynn returns
  • Kyle Korver: has hit two threes in last five games
  • Brandon Rush: thrived when Mike Dunleavy missed a game last week, could eventually start
  • Luther Head: has stolen the starting PG job in Sacramento (for now)
  • C.J. Miles: continues to get decent run off the bench, hit seven threes on Saturday
  • Marco Belinelli: streaky, but has been mostly good lately
  • Sonny Weems: still starting, still scoring with ease
  • Tiago Splitter: whipped out 18/5/2 along with two steals and two blocks on Saturday, could be nice on tail-ends of back-to-backs when Tim Duncan gets rest
  • Zydrunas Ilgauskas: started on Saturday, worth monitoring
  • Ty Lawson: nicked up Chauncey Billups means Lawson is worth serious consideration

Injury watch:

  • Rajon Rondo (hamstring): won’t play today, probably out Monday; monitor his status
  • Will Bynum (hamstring): still struggling with the injury from earlier this season
  • Udonis Haslem (foot): dislocated toe, torn ligaments according to LeBron James; probably out at least a few games
  • Chauncey Billups (tooth, nose, wrist): day-to-day
  • Brandan Wright (back): day-to-day
  • Kevin Durant (ankle): day-to-day
  • Jeff Green (ankle): day-to-day
  • Steve Nash (groin): should return soon
  • Yi Jianlian (knee): not playing today
  • John Wall (ankle): probably out today
  • Baron Davis (knee): expected to return by Thanksgiving
  • Darren Collison (ankle): should return Monday

Stock watch:

↑ Darko Milicic: hot streak was topped off with a 23/16/5/2/6 game, has blocked 16 shots in his last four games

↑ Danilo Gallinari: fully recovered from early season woes, making those who bought low look like geniuses

↑ Raymond Felton: has a better handle of the offense, racked up 11 steals in his last two games

↑ Drew Gooden: had a great week, getting good minutes and doing his thing (good points/rebounds, shooting percentages)

↑ Chris Bosh: seems to have found something of a groove, averaged a double-double last week

↓ Beno Udrih: lost his starting job, very low ceiling until that changes

↓ Troy Murphy: healthy or not, Murphy has racked up more DNPs than anything else so far this season

↓ Gerald Wallace: having trouble with consistency thus far this season

↓ Trevor Ariza: low shooting percentages seem like part of his DNA

↓ J.J. Hickson: limited minutes in his last three games, averaging 7.3 points and 5 rebounds during that stretch

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