Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 12.30.11

by on Dec.30, 2011, under Quick hits

Ty Lawson

Lawson is a fantasy beast, through and through. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

Beast of the Night: Ty Lawson finished with 25 points, four rebounds, three assists, eight steals and two three-pointers last night in a loss to the Trail Blazers. He shot 63 percent (10-16) from the field, 75 percent (3-4) from the free-throw line and had two turnovers. Lawson is off to a very solid start in his first three games of the season. Though he’s not dishing out many assists (3.0 per game), he’s shooting like a center (62 percent from the field), hitting threes (1.7 per game) and thieving like Winona Ryder (4.0 per game). There’s little standing in his way to giving his owners top 30 value this season.

Lines for Discussion:
Deron Williams: 2-12 FG (17%), 6-8 FT (75%), 10 Pts, 4 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk, 6 TO; flawed lines could be the norm for D-Will this season

Dwight Howard: 7-9 FG (78%), 2-9 FT (22%), 16 Pts, 24 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 3 Blk, 3 TO; I don’t think he wants to play in Jersey anymore

DeJuan Blair: 8-17 FG (47%), 6-8 FT (75%), 22 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast; some steals and blocks (zero total so far this season) would be nice

Kyle Lowry: 5-10 FG (50%), 4-4 FT (100%), 2 threes, 16 Pts, 9 Reb, 8 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 TO; he is no fool’s gold

Kevin Martin: 10-17 FG (59%), 1-2 FT (50%), 4 threes, 25 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk, 1 TO; worried owners can breathe now

Samuel Dalembert: 1-3 FG (33%), 2-2 FT (100%), 4 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl, 4 Blk; he’ll start soon enough

Russell Westbrook: 6-15 FG (40%), 4-6 FT (67%), 16 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 7 TO; so much for that “next step”

Jimmer Fredette: 5-10 FG (50%), 2-2 FT (100%), 2 threes, 14 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 TO; his ceiling is unknown, but he’ll be good for threes

Carlos Boozer: 8-16 FG (50%), 16 Pts, 15 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 4 TO; consistency still evades him

Waiver-Wire Watch (four stars = must add; one star = keep an eye on him):
MarShon Brooks: 17 Pts, 2 threes, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO (*)

Tiago Splitter: 10 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk, 3 TO (**)

Delonte West: 15 Pts, 1 three, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 TO (**)

C.J. Watson: 8 Pts, 1 three, 5 Reb, 9 Ast, 2 Stl (*)

Josh McRoberts: 10 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk (**)

Mike Conley (ankle): could miss the next two games

Luc Mbah a Moute (knee): practiced Thursday; monitor his status

Carlos Delfino (wrist): practiced Thursday; monitor his status

Jameer Nelson (neck): left last night’s game early with neck spasms, will be re-evaluated before Friday’s game

D.J. Augustin (ankle): left practice early Thursday, should play through it

Corey Maggette (illness): expected to play Friday

Tobias Harris (illness): day-to-day

Amar’e Stoudemire (ankle): day-to-day

Eric Gordon (knee): not expected to play tonight

For Tonight:
If Nelson can’t go tonight against the Bobcats, expect Chris Duhon and J.J. Redick to see boosts in value.

Marco Belinelli might be a nice spot start, as the Hornets host the Suns. Jarrett Jack should have another solid game.

Jeremy Pargo could also be a decent spot start, as the Grizzlies host the Rockets.

Watch the Derrick Favors-Paul Millsap battle, as the Jazz host the 76ers.

For Next Week:
5 games: ATL, MIL, OKC, SAS
3 games: BOS, PHI
2 games: LAC

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