Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 12.8.10

Pau Gasol

Gasol is giving opponents a thorough look at his assets this season. (Flickr/bridgetds)

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Beast of the Night: Pau Gasol showed that his hamstring is just fine, as he finished with 21 points, 14 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 steal, 5 blocks and 2 turnovers last night against the Wizards. He shot 39 percent (7-18) from the field and 88 percent (7-8) from the free-throw line. Gasol will take a slight hit when Andrew Bynum returns, but he’ll still be a top-tier fantasy stud.

Lines for Discussion:

Chauncey Billups: 5-13 FG (39%), 11-12 FT (92%), 4 threes, 25 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk, 3 TO

Stephen Jackson: 8-22 FG (36%), 2-2 FT (100%), 5 threes, 23 Pts, 9 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk, 3 TO

Jamal Crawford: 11-17 FG (65%), 2-3 FT (67%), 2 threes, 26 Pts, 2 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl, 3 TO

Thaddeus Young: 11-12 FG (92%), 3-3 FT (100%), 1 three, 26 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Stl

Dorell Wright: 7-16 FG (44%), 3 threes, 17 Pts, 11 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO

John Wall: 7-14 FG (50%), 6-6 FT (100%), 2 threes, 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 14 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk, 3 TO

Gilbert Arenas: 8-17 FG (47%), 5-5 FT (100%), 2 threes, 23 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 7 TO

Waiver-Wire Watch:

Spencer Hawes, Jodie Meeks, Kyle Lowry, Ian Mahinmi, Nick Young

Injuries:

Rajon Rondo (hamstring): didn’t practice yesterday, questionable tonight; may get spot DNPs throughout the season

Glen Davis (illness): questionable tonight

Tyrus Thomas (quad): left last night’s game early, check his status

Tyson Chandler (illness): day-to-day

Chris Andersen (back): fractured vertebra will keep him out 10-14 days

Rodney Carney (foot): sprained foot makes him day-to-day

Aaron Brooks (foot): targeting Thursday for his return

Chris Kaman (ankle): MRI showed a deep bone bruise, day-to-day

Baron Davis (hamstring): game-time decision tonight

Andrew Bynum (knee): hoping to return on Dec. 14

Mike Miller (thumb): LeBron James says Miller’s a week or two from his return

Darko Milicic (quad): in pain, day-to-day

Jameer Nelson (illness): cleared to return

Joel Przybilla (personal): grandmother-in-law’s death will keep him out a game or two

Andray Blatche (hip): day-to-day

Josh Howard (knee): might be ready by Dec. 20

Charlie Villanueva (personal): should be back for tonight’s game