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2010-11 Fantasy week 8 preview

by on Dec.12, 2010, under Quick hits

Jodie Meeks

Meeks should be owned in your league by now. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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

Waiver-wire watch:

  • DeJuan Blair: trending upward, double-dipped in two straight games
  • Omri Casspi: flavor of the week in Sacramento, hot now but will cool off soon
  • Matt Bonner: worth owning in deep leagues if you desperately need threes
  • Luke Ridnour: he’s playing well and though he’ll be in a timeshare soon, he’s still worth a look
  • Nick Young: if you like streaks, give Young a look
  • Nazr Mohammed: decent source of blocks and boards in deep leagues
  • C.J. Miles: another streaky fantasy player worth consideration if you need points and threes
  • Ronnie Brewer: he’s racked up 12 steals in the past three games
  • Lou Williams: streaky scorer who should always be on radars
  • Josh McRoberts: continues to fill every statistical category
  • Ben Wallace: busted out a monster game Saturday, but only worth owning in deep leagues
  • Jodie Meeks: he should be owned in most leagues, great for threes
  • Brandon Rush: has hit at least one three in each of his past seven games
  • Spencer Hawes: has looked solid in December, worth a look if you need a center
  • Jerryd Bayless: Saturday’s line is misleading, but he’s worth a look while Jose Calderon is out
  • Jordan Farmar: add him if you need a point guard so long as Devin Harris is out
  • Mike Miller: should return within a month, so start thinking about stashing him
  • Terrence Williams: an injury to Damion Jones has opened up the window of opportunity a bit wider

Injury watch:

  • Jose Calderon (foot): expected to return Tuesday
  • Josh Powell (knee): sprained it Saturday, day-to-day
  • Shaquille O’Neal (calf): day-to-day
  • Tyrus Thomas (calf): day-to-day
  • Andrew Bynum (knee): expected to make his delayed season debut Tuesday
  • Raja Bell (adductor): day-to-day
  • Chris Kaman (ankle): out at least three weeks
  • Martell Webster (back): should return Tuesday
  • Devin Harris (shoulder): questionable today
  • Danny Granger (leg): tweaked his leg and hurt his ankle Saturday, check his status
  • Damion Jones (foot): broke his foot, timetable for return not set

Stock watch:

↑ Thaddeus Young: like Hansel, he’s hot right now, but lack of threes, steals and blocks limits his upside

↑ Wesley Matthews: shooting touch remains intact

↑ Wilson Chandler: after some mild times in November, Chandler is shooting well, hitting threes

↑ Andrew Bogut: playing like a monster lately, including his 24/22/3/1/5 game on Friday

↑ Jamal Crawford: taking advantage of Joe Johnson’s absence

↓ Gerald Wallace: has been very underwhelming lately

↓ Brook Lopez: face it: he’s a disappointment this season

↓ Tyreke Evans: continues to look terrible

↓ Jason Richardson: his hot streak is over, averaging six points per game in his past three

↓ Brandon Jennings: his struggles from the field continue, has taken a hit since Bogut’s return

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