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2010-11 Fantasy week 14 preview

by on Jan.23, 2011, under Quick hits

Ryan Anderson

That's right -- Mr. Anderson, you're the fantasy basketball story of the past two weeks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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

Waiver-wire watch:

  • Ryan Anderson: averaging 14.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.9 threes in January; he should be owned in nearly all leagues by now
  • Chuck Hayes: getting plenty of run at center for the Rockets, doing everything pretty well
  • Rudy Fernandez: on a hot streak, could benefit so long as the roster is this depleted
  • Mike Miller: monster game Saturday (without Dwyane Wade) deserves attention, but he’s not likely to be anything more than some threes on most nights
  • Ronny Turiaf: lost his starting gig again, but he’s worth monitoring for his shot-blocking ability
  • Keyon Dooling: has a few days left before Brandon Jennings returns
  • Ed Davis: has looked decent lately, played without his knee brace Saturday
  • DeJuan Blair: has had some big games lately, should get steady run even while vets rest down the stretch
  • Kyle Kover: good for some good games every now and then, decent source of threes
  • Sasha Vujacic: continues to get steady minutes, good for threes
  • Travis Outlaw: doing just enough to warrant consideration in deeper leagues
  • Evan Turner: showing a pulse lately, but still isn’t worth a thought unless you’re in a deep league
  • Brandon Bass: last three games were solid, but one was in a 40-point blowout victory
  • Greg Monroe: if you need rebounds and steals, seriously consider picking him
  • Kris Humphries: continues to rebound and play well despite bench role
  • Marcus Thornton: has looked decent lately, though he shouldn’t be considered a long-term solution
  • Tiago Splitter: good game Saturday, should pick up steam as the season progresses

Injury watch:

  • Shaquille O’Neal (hip): day-to-day
  • Ramon Sessions (abdomen): strain forced him to leave Saturday’s game; check his status
  • Charlie Villanueva (ankle): day-to-day
  • Dwyane Wade (migraine): didn’t play Saturday, has plenty of time to rest; check his status
  • Mike Miller (thumb): damaged ligaments in his thumb won’t fully heal until after the season
  • John Salmons (hip): day-to-day
  • Drew Gooden (foot): plantar fasciitis part 23
  • Francisco Garcia (calf): aggravated it in Thursday’s practice, out at least until this Thursday
  • George Hill (thumb): coach Gregg Popovich says Hill “could be out for a while”
  • Joey Dorsey (knee): day-to-day
  • Linas Kleiza (knee): ditto
  • Kirk Hinrich (elbow): day-to-day
  • Francisco Elson (quad): day-to-day
  • Andre Miller (gastroenteritis): check his status
  • Eric Gordon (back, hand): monitor his status

Stock watch:

↑ Eric Gordon: very underappreciated this season, doing everything well lately, especially hitting threes

↑ Andre Iguodala: seems to be back on track, putting up solid all-around numbers, though his FT% still stinks

↑ Boris Diaw: coming off a strong week, will have at least another two months of good opportunities, thanks to Tyrus Thomas’ absence

↑ Andray Blatche: finally looking like the guy we expected him to be after last season, getting good steals and blocks

↑ Nick Young: besides Saturday night’s disaster, shooting the lights out lately and will only benefit from Spock’s injury

↓ Aaron Brooks: still nailed to the bench, can’t seem to find a groove; good buy-low candidate

↓ Jamal Crawford: consistency avoids him like the plague lately

↓ Raymond Felton: he could be burning out

↓ Wilson Chandler: jerked around in the Knicks’ lineup, has looked very shaky in parts of this month

↓ Paul Millsap: early-season magic has worn off, looks mostly pedestrian lately

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