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2010-11 Fantasy week 22 preview

by on Mar.20, 2011, under Quick hits

Richard Hamilton

The ghost of Rip Hamilton is haunting the NBA again. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

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

Waiver-wire watch:

  • Richard Hamilton: averaging 15.7 points, 1.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.1 threes so far this month
  • Tony Allen: thieving machine is putting up good all-around numbers too
  • Jodie Meeks: averaging 14.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.8 threes in March
  • Toney Douglas: thriving despite Chauncey Billups’ presence; good for threes and points
  • Trevor Booker: getting opportunities with Andray Blatche still hurting
  • Chuck Hayes: he won’t score much, but he gives you everything else you’d want from a big
  • Shawne Williams: if you need threes in a deeper league, give him a look
  • Rudy Fernandez: he’s streaky but worth stashing if you need steals and threes
  • Patrick Patterson: two consecutive double-doubles makes him worth a flier if you can spare the room
  • Rodrigue Beaubois: a bit streaky but decent all-around production
  • Reggie Evans: he’s a rebounding machine who also chips in some steals and assists
  • Kenyon Martin: it’s tough to trust his health but he’s still worth a look, especially in deeper leagues
  • Derrick Favors: taking advantage of Paul Millsap’s absence, but that window could be closing very soon
  • Jordan Hill: he’s turned into a decent big man to consider in deeper leagues
  • Francisco Garcia: playing well this month; if he remains healthy, he’ll be a good player to own down the stretch
  • Tracy McGrady: continues to start and putting up decent overall numbers
  • Gerald Henderson: scores and thieves well on most nights, but doesn’t hit threes
Injury watch:
  • Baron Davis (back): day-to-day
  • Arron Afflalo (hamstring): day-to-day
  • Raymond Felton (ankle): doubtful for Monday
  • Luis Scola (knee): should play today
  • Kobe Bryant (neck, ankle): monitor his status
  • Darrell Arthur (ankle): day-to-day
  • Mario Chalmers (ankle): could be serious; monitor his status
  • Ersan Ilyasova (concussion): getting closer to returning
  • Deron Williams (wrist): he could be shut down
  • Andre Iguodala (knee): day-to-day
  • Shawn Marion (wrist): check his status
  • Gilbert Arenas (knee): monitor his status
  • J.J. Redick (abdomen): day-to-day
  • Raja Bell (undisclosed): game-time decision today
  • Francisco Elson (knee): ditto
  • Ronnie Price (toe): ditto
  • Andrei Kirilenko (back): ditto
  • Paul Millsap (knee): ditto
  • Devin Harris (hamstring): ditto
  • Shaquille O’Neal (Achilles): won’t return any earlier than Wednesday; will start upon returning
  • Stephen Jackson (hamstring): expects to play Wednesday
  • Al Harrington (Achilles): day-to-day

Stock watch:
↑ Gerald Wallace: has started the past three games, putting up Crash-type numbers again

↑ C.J. Miles: starting gig looks secure, especially after his 40-point outburst Wednesday

↑ Wesley Matthews: still a strong fantasy play in most leagues, hit six threes Saturday

↑ Marcus Thornton: despite clunker Friday, Thornton looks like the real deal

↑ Andrew Bynum: his health looks good and he’s turned into a double-double and blocking machine

↓ Kobe Bryant: his nicked-up body is clearly affecting his accuracy from the field; a brief rest would do him good

↓ Chauncey Billups: hasn’t looked the same since his return from his thigh injury

↓ Al Horford: his last three games have been awful; he reprimanded his team for not sharing the ball more (translation: not giving him more shots)

↓ Marcus Camby: relegated to the bench with limited minutes, which means very limited production

↓ Rajon Rondo: he looks like he’s mailing in this last stretch of the season; his numbers in March have been very pedestrian

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