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2010-11 Fantasy week 17 preview

by on Feb.13, 2011, under Quick hits

Manu Ginobili

Yep, you should've sold high on Manu. (Elsa/Getty Images)

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

Waiver-wire watch:

  • Rudy Fernandez: averaging 19.3 points, three three-pointers made, two rebounds, 3.3 assists and two steals in his last four games
  • Chuck Hayes: he should really be owned in more leagues by now; good source of rebounds, steals and field-goal percentage
  • Tony Allen: good for steals in deeper leagues
  • Sasha Vujacic: averaging 16.7 points, 2.7 threes, 2.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.3 steals in his last three games
  • Reggie Williams: getting consistent run lately, posting solid all-around numbers
  • George Hill: started Saturday, which is a sign of things to come as Manu Ginobili gets more rest down the stretch
  • Will Bynum: making some noise lately, decent for points and assists in deeper leagues
  • Jodie Meeks: cold spell from January is broken, posting solid all-around numbers in February and is especially good for threes (2.1 per game this month)
  • Josh McRoberts: playing nearly 26 minutes a night and putting up good numbers across the board, especially in points and rebounds
  • Austin Daye: his minutes have never been steadier; posting 10.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.7 threes per game in February
  • Cartier Martin: last two games have been solid; he should be monitored
  • Sam Young: continues to be a good source of points and steals
  • J.J. Barea: has been good for points, threes and assists this month, but stands to lose time to Roddy Beaubois
  • Nikola Pekovic: should be a decent big man so long as Darko Milicic is out
  • Anthony Tolliver: also benefiting from Milicic’s absence
  • Mike Miller: finally getting consistent run, averaging 10 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.2 threes per game so far this month
  • Timofey Mozgov: continues to start and is a decent big man to own in deeper leagues
  • Randy Foye: productive days will end once Eric Gordon returns, but remains a solid play right now
  • J.J. Redick: worth a look if you need help with threes
  • Daniel Gibson: ditto
  • C.J. Miles: started his last game and should be a good stash in most leagues
  • Shaun Livingston: a decent point guard to have in deeper leagues and is worth monitoring in others

Injury watch:

  • Amar’e Stoudemire (toe): hopes to play Wednesday
  • Kevin Durant (ankle): hopes to play today
  • Luther Head (knee): day-to-day
  • Corey Maggette (back): monitor his status
  • Martell Webster (back): aiming to practice today; monitor his status
  • Marcus Camby (knee): won’t play today, but getting very close
  • Andrei Kirilenko (ankle): monitor his status
  • Rashard Lewis (knee): day-to-day
  • Al Thornton (finger): day-to-day
  • Josh Howard (knee): expected to return today
  • Nate Robinson (knee): expected to play today
  • Shaquille O’Neal (Achilles): out until the All-Star break, maybe beyond
  • Leandro Barbosa (hamstring): unlikely today
  • Raja Bell (calf): day-to-day
  • Brandon Roy (knees): expected to return Wednesday

Stock watch:

↑ Carmelo Anthony: blasting opponents with his scoring lately, averaging 40.3 points and three three-pointers made in his last three games

↑ Andre Miller: averaging season-high marks in points (15), rebounds (4.2) and assists (nine) per game in February

↑ Gerald Wallace: finally putting things together, averaged 19.3 points, 11.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.3 blocks, one turnover and 1.3 threes in four games last week

↑ Raymond Felton: looks revived in February, back in double-double territory

↑ DeJuan Blair: has notched double-digit rebounds in seven of his last eight games, even blocking some shots lately

↓ Chris Paul: shooting a season-low 44.7 percent from the field in February, while turning the ball over a season-high three times per game

↓ Dirk Nowitzki: has looked very human lately, struggling from the field, not hitting threes, grabbing fewer rebounds

↓ Wesley Matthews: two stinkers in a row isn’t a good way to defend his minutes against Brandon Roy’s return

↓ Manu Ginobili: coach Gregg Popovich said Batman is banged up right now, played him just 8:11 on Saturday

↓ Jason Richardson: season-low marks in field-goal percentage, points and rebounds so far in February

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