Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 1.30.12 (Weekend Review)

Kobe Bryant

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Weekend Wonder: Kobe Bryant averaged 31.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists, a steal, 1 block and 3.0 threes in two games over the weekend. He’s shooting less lately, but that’s done nothing to diminish his strong fantasy appeal. It’s not a guarantee that Kobe will keep his top 10 value for the rest of the season, but he’s been one of the surprises of the fantasy season so far.

Lines for Discussion:

Marcus Camby (1/27): 0-4 FG (0%), 20 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk, 1 TO; sell high

Dorell Wright (1/27): 8-14 FG (57%), 1-2 FT (50%), 6 threes, 23 Pts, 9 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk; he still has a lot to do if he wants to win back the hearts of fantasy owners who drafted him

Andre Iguodala (1/28): 4-7 FG (57%), 1-2 FT (50%), 1 three, 10 Pts, 10 Reb, 10 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO; he continues to average top 25 numbers

Kemba Walker (1/28): 8-18 FG (44%), 2-4 FT (50%), 2 threes, 20 Pts, 10 Reb, 11 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk, 4 TO; his poor accuracy from the floor hinders his fantasy value, but he’ll see a nice bump for the next handful of games

Tyreke Evans (1/28): 12-20 FG (60%), 7-7 FT (100%), 31 Pts, 6 Reb, 9 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk, 4 TO; his low field-goal percentage weighs down his otherwise solid numbers

Derrick Rose (1/29): 11-28 FG (39%), 12-14 FT (86%), 34 Pts, 6 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO; keep an eye on that toe

Jason Richardson (1/29): 5-11 FG (46%), 1-2 FT (50%), 2 threes, 13 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk, 3 TO; he’s been a shell of himself this season, but hope for a recovery still remains

Ray Allen (1/29): 9-14 FG (64%), 4 threes, 22 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO; owners who were able to buy low on him should be proud

Dirk Nowitzki (1/29): 5-14 FG (36%), 10 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; it’s hard to see him being a top 12 stud again this season

Jason Terry (1/29): 14-23 FG (61%), 5-5 FT (100%), 1 three, 34 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO; his week-to-week reliability is underappreciated in fantasy circles

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

Mickael Pietrus: he remains worth a look if you need threes (**)

Austin Daye: his last three games have looked promising, and he appears to be winning a steadier diet of minutes (***)

Tiago Splitter: if you need a center, Splitter’s probably on the short list of candidates to consider (***)

Chase Budinger: his two games over the weekend were big, making him worth stashing for owners with dead weight to spare (**)

Jordan Hill: two double-doubles in the weekend make Hill worth a look for owners in need of a big man (**)

Drew Gooden: make sure he isn’t still available in your league (****)

Rodrigue Beaubois: two big starts over the weekend and the absence of Jason Kidd make Beaubois worth owning again (****)

Jerryd Bayless: he started at SG last night and is worth a flier (***)

Jimmer Fredette: he’s hit 14 three-pointers in his last four games (**)

Gordon Hayward: he had a big game over the weekend and is worth an add in deeper leagues (*)

Injuries:

Keyon Dooling (hip): day-to-day

Jermaine O’Neal (knee): day-to-day

Luol Deng (wrist): day-to-day

Jason Kidd (calf): out for at least a week

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