Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 1.16.12 (Weekend Review)

Kyle Lowry

Lowry has been much, much better than advertised. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel)

Weekend Wonder: Kyle Lowry averaged 29.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 9.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 3.0 threes in two games over the weekend. He shot 49 percent from the field and 92 percent from the free-throw line in that stretch. For the season, Lowry has maintained top three fantasy value, far exceeding even the loftiest expectations. Don’t be too surprised if he finished the 2011-12 NBA season with top 15 overall value.

Lines for Discussion:

Samuel Dalembert (1/13): 9-11 FG (82%), 3-4 FT (75%), 21 Pts, 16 Reb, 1 Stl, 4 Blk, 1 TO; since starting for the Rockets, Dalembert has averaged 8.2 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.8 blocks per game, while shooting 61 percent from the floor and 88 percent from the free-throw line — top 20 digits

MarShon Brooks (1/13): 8-15 FG (53%), 2-3 FT (67%), 2 threes, 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO; owners should feel good about starting Brooks while he’s hot

Ricky Rubio (1/14): 7-15 FG (47%), 2-2 FT (100%), 2 threes, 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 12 Ast, 5 Stl, 4 TO; he’s finally starting

JaVale McGee (1/14): 11-13 FG (85%), 1-4 FT (25%), 23 Pts, 18 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 5 Blk, 2 TO; he leads the league with 3.2 blocks per game and is returning top 30 value so far this season

Boris Diaw (1/14): 3-4 FG (75%), 2-2 FT (100%), 1 three, 9 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 TO; he lost his starting gig but is still worth stashing for now

Jeff Teague (1/14): 7-15 FG (47%), 5-6 FT (83%), 1 three, 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 10 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk, 6 TO; he’s averaging 2.1 steals per game, which makes his inconsistency easier to swallow

Joe Johnson (1/14): 8-20 FG (40%), 6-7 FT (86%), 3 threes, 25 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast; he’s averaging 18.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists, a steal and 1.9 threes per game in January

Kobe Bryant (1/14): 14-28 FG (50%), 12-14 FT (86%), 2 threes, 42 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO; that’s four straight games with 40+ points for Kobe

David Lee (1/15): 10-12 FG (83%), 4-5 FT (80%), 24 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Blk, 2 TO; this snapped a six-game streak of double-doubles for Lee, who’s averaging top 45 numbers so far this season

Marcin Gortat (1/15): 11-20 FG (55%), 2-4 FT (50%), 24 Pts, 15 Reb, 1 Blk, 2 TO; Since Jan. 4, Gortat has averaged 18.0 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.4 steals and 1.6 blocks per game, while shooting 66 percent from the field and 50 percent from the free-throw line — top 12 numbers

Waiver-Wire Watch (four stars = must add; one star = keep an eye on him):

Jodie Meeks: he’s a roller coaster, but if you need threes, Meeks is worth a look (**)

Jonas Jerebko: he’s unreliable at this point but could be worth stashing if you have room (*)

Byron Mullens: the dude’s been on fire lately and should be scooped up if you need a reliable center who scores and shoots well (****)

Leandro Barbosa: he’s hit double-digit points in his last five games (***)

Kawhi Leonard: he continues to start and is worth a gamble so long as Manu Ginobili’s out (***)

Tiago Splitter: while far from reliable, Splitter is showing signs of promise lately, especially if you need a big man who block a shot or two per game (*)

Ronnie Price: his big game Friday should alert owners that Price is the right guy to own whenever Steve Nash sits out (*)

Rudy Fernandez: he got hurt last night but has been a great all-around asset lately (***)

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