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Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 1.10.12

by on Jan.10, 2012, under Quick hits

Tyson Chandler

Chandler was loud and proud last night, and his fantasy owners were, too. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Beast of the Night: Tyson Chandler posted 20 points, 13 rebounds, one assist, three steals and three blocks last night against the Bobcats. He shot 88 percent (7-8) from the floor and 75 percent (6-8) from the free-throw line, and didn’t have any turnovers. Though he’s been a bit inconsistent, Chandler is averaging 12.0 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.8 blocks and 1.1 turnovers per game, while shooting 73 percent from the field and 79 percent from the line. Those are top 10 numbers. He’s also playing nearly six more minutes per game than he did last season. So long as he’s healthy, Chandler’s a very helpful fantasy player.

Lines for Discussion:
Amir Johnson: 7-9 FG (78%), 5-6 FT (83%), 19 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 1 TO; he’s on a hot streak but is averaging four fouls per game

Jeff Teague: 8-13 FG (62%), 1-2 FT (50%), 3 threes, 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO; he’s averaging 11.9 points, 1.9 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 2.1 steals, 0.9 threes and 1.9 turnovers in 35 minutes per game

Anthony Morrow: 6-11 FG (55%), 4-5 FT (80%), 4 threes, 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 TO; Morrow’s nailing 2.7 threes per game this month

Boris Diaw: 8-12 FG (67%), 3 threes, 19 Pts, 10 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 TO; Diaw is averaging 10.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.8 blocks, 1.4 threes and 2.8 turnovers per game this season, good for top 60 value

Tyrus Thomas: 2-7 FG (29%), 2-2 FT (100%), 6 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Blk, 2 TO; foul trouble weighed him down last night, but it looks like Thomas is far from being the potential stud some thought he could be this season

Greg Monroe: 5-9 FG (56%), 4-4 FT (100%), 14 Pts, 10 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO; he has been a top 50 fantasy basketball player so far this season, improving his points, rebounds, assists and shooting percentages from last season

Waiver-Wire Watch (four stars = must add; one star = keep an eye on him):
Nikola Vucevic: 11 Pts, 1 three, 8 Reb, 1 Ast (*)

Dahntay Jones: 12 Pts, 1 three, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk (*)

James Johnson: 5 Pts, 1 three, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Blk (**)

Vladimir Radmanovic: 14 Pts, 4 threes, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl (**)

Shawne Williams: 11 Pts, 3 threes, 5 Reb (*)

MarShon Brooks: 19 Pts, 3 threes, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 TO (****)

DJ White: 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 TO (**)

Iman Shumpert: 16 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 3 TO (****)

Al-Farouq Aminu: 4 Pts, 8 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO (**)

Rudy Fernandez: 14 Pts, 2 threes, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 1 TO (**)

Injuries:
Andrew Bogut (personal): expected to play tonight

Marquis Daniels (flu): day-to-day

Kevin Martin (flu): monitor his status for tonight

George Hill (back): day-to-day

Danny Granger (illness): food poisoning took him out last night; day-to-day

Mario Chalmers (shoulder): didn’t practice Monday but is likely for tonight

DeShawn Stevenson (knee): day-to-day

Marvin Williams (ankle): he’ll miss the team’s upcoming road trip, so he’s out Wednesday, too; day-to-day

Richard Hamilton (groin): day-to-day

Charlie Villanueva (ankle): day-to-day

Rodney Stuckey (groin): day-to-day

Andris Biedrins (ankle): day-to-day

Kyle Lowry (foot): practiced fully Monday; monitor his status for tonight

Eddy Curry (hip): practiced Monday, but won’t play tonight

Mike Miller (hernia): ditto

Dwyane Wade (foot): plantar fasciitis could be causing his foot woes; day-to-day

Brook Lopez (foot): expects to shed his protective boot within a week

Jason Smith (personal): day-to-day

Baron Davis (back): expected to be back around the end of the month

Jared Jeffries (calf): could return Saturday

Courtney Lee (calf): day-to-day

Ty Lawson (foot): probable for Wednesday

Tyler Hansbrough (eye): left last night’s game early; monitor his status

Mike Bibby (ankle): questionable for Wednesday

For Tonight:
Goran Dragic could return to his bench role as the Rockets visit the Bobcats, so reconsider starting him in daily leagues if you slotted him in ahead of time.

With Bogut set to return tonight against the Spurs, monitor how Drew Gooden’s value is affected.

With Wade unlikely against the Warriors, Chalmers, James Jones and Norris Cole should continue to retain some value.

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