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2010-11 Fantasy week 15 preview

by on Jan.30, 2011, under Quick hits

DeMarcus Cousins

Cousins was hot in his last two games. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

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

Waiver-wire watch:

  • C.J. Miles: averaged 16.3 points, four rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.3 steals and 2.7 threes last week
  • Randy Foye: in three games as a starter in place of Eric Gordon, averaging 18.7 points, three assists, 1.7 steals and 2.7 threes
  • Josh McRoberts: has started the last two games, notched 20 points, eight rebounds, one steal and two blocks on Saturday
  • Chuck Hayes: continues to be a good source of rebounds, steals and blocks
  • Kurt Thomas: decent source of rebounds and blocks in deeper leagues
  • Wes Johnson: averaged 16.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.3 three-pointers in four games last week
  • Tony Allen: should have decent value so long as O.J. Mayo serves his suspension
  • Jose Juan Barea: had two big games last week, worth monitoring in deeper leagues
  • Tracy McGrady: strong month continues with averages of 11.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.4 assists
  • Austin Daye: averaging 14 points, 5.3 rebounds, one steal and two three-pointers over his last four games
  • Ersan Ilyasova: three of his last four games have been solid, worth consideration if you have dead weight to spare
  • Dante Cunningham: should be a decent source of steals and blocks in that thin Blazers frontcourt
  • George Hill: has hit double-digit points in his last three games, is worth stashing and should have good value down the stretch as starters get rest
  • DeJuan Blair: has cooled off lately but hit 14 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, one steal and three blocks on Saturday
  • James Jones: decent source of threes
  • Carlos Delfino: started on Saturday, should be owned in most leagues
  • Ty Lawson: has looked sharp lately despite bench role
  • Samuel Dalembert: has hit 18 points and 16 points in his last two games, getting decent run and is worth consideration if you need blocks
  • Joey Graham: averaging 12.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.7 threes in his last three games
  • Omri Casspi: up and down, worth a pickup in deeper leagues
  • Marcin Gortat: minutes are up, four double-doubles in his last six games, notched 19/17 on Friday

Injury watch:

  • Peja Stojakovic (knee): not traveling with the Mavs for their upcoming three-game road trip
  • Al Harrington (foot): plantar fascia makes him day-to-day
  • Chris Andersen (knee): expected to return today
  • Richard Hamilton (flu): doubtful for today
  • Rodney Stuckey (shoulder): ditto
  • Tyler Hansbrough (pneumonia): day-to-day
  • Dwyane Wade (wrist): MRI was negative, monitor his status
  • Jordan Farmar (back): day-to-day
  • Kelenna Azubuike (knee): returned to practice Wednesday, monitor his progress
  • Wilson Chandler (calf): questionable today
  • Amar’e Stoudemire (knee): ditto
  • Mehmet Okur (back): out today, game-time decision Monday
  • Deron Williams (wrist): traveled with the Jazz for today’s game
  • JaVale McGee (flu): check his status
  • Jason Thompson (ankle): seen in a walking boot, day-to-day
  • Devin Harris (shin): says he’ll play Monday, check his status
  • Nick Young (calf): monitor his status
  • Mustafa Shakur (flu): day-to-day
  • Chris Douglas-Roberts (personal): death of his aunt makes caused him to miss Saturday’s game
  • Taj Gibson (ankle): monitor his status

Stock watch:

↑ Luis Scola: higher free-throw percentage boosts his otherwise solid value lately

↑ Mike Dunleavy: has scored double-digit points and hit 2+ threes in six straight games

↑ Tyson Chandler: nice scoring and free-throw shooting have really helped his value

↑ DeMarcus Cousins: last two games were pretty monstrous, injury to Thompson only helps Cousins’ value

↑ Amir Johnson: last six games have been solid, but Reggie Evans’ return is looming

↓ Gerald Wallace: continues to struggle, has totaled 14 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, four steals and four blocks in last two games

↓ Monta Ellis: shooting from the floor has been erratic lately

↓ Paul Pierce: three of his last four games have been yawn-worthy

↓ Darren Collison: has been a roller coaster in his last four games, hopes for a sturdy comeback are dashed

↓ Antawn Jamison: hot streak derailed by struggles from the field

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