Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 12.23.10

Chris Paul

Despite the brashness he displays here, CP3 has quietly been the top dog in fantasy ball so far this season. (NBA.com)

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Beast of the Night: Chris Paul finished with 12 points, 6 rebounds, 14 assists and 2 steals last night in an easy victory over the Nets. He shot 75 percent (6-8) from the floor and had just one turnover. CP3 is putting up stats that make him the top dog in fantasy basketball so far this year and has somehow managed to do so in quiet fashion.

Lines for Discussion:

Joe Johnson: 9-17 FG (53%), 2-2 FT (100%), 3 threes, 23 Pts, 5 Reb, 7 Ast

Carlos Boozer: 11-18 FG (61%), 8-11 FT (73%), 30 Pts, 10 Reb, 7 Ast, 5 TO

Rashard Lewis: 4-10 FG (40%), 8 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk, 2 TO

Kirk Hinrich: 6-14 FG (43%), 7-8 FT (88%), 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 9 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 TO

Wilson Chandler: 9-15 FG (60%), 3 threes, 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Blk, 1 TO

Paul Millsap: 10-16 FG (63%), 3-4 FT (75%), 23 Pts, 11 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk, 3 TO

J.R. Smith: 8-18 FG (44%), 2-2 FT (100%), 4 threes, 22 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO

Waiver-Wire Watch:

Josh Howard, Nick Young, Richard Hamilton, Tracy McGrady, Sasha Vujacic, Martell Webster, Ty Lawson, Kenyon Martin, Gary Neal, Shane Battier

Injuries:

Rajon Rondo (ankle): isn’t likely to play on Christmas, but getting closer

Jermaine O’Neal (knee): was supposed to return last night but had a bout with the flu

Carmelo Anthony (personal): missed last night due to a death in the family, expected back after Christmas

Jason Maxiell (finger): dislocated a finger last night and is day-to-day

Brian Cook (ankle): out three more weeks

Chris Kaman (ankle): out of his walking boot, still out indefinitely

George Hill (toe): didn’t travel with the team to tonight’s game in Orlando

Amir Johnson (back): left last night’s game with back spasms, day-to-day