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Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 2.1.12

by on Feb.01, 2012, under Quick hits

Paul George

George has fulfilled and maybe even exceeded the sleeper tag many put on him heading into the 2011-12 NBA season. (AP Photo/Tom Strickland)

Beast of the Night: Paul George finished with 24 points, four rebounds, one assist, two steals, a block and four threes last night against the Nets. He shot 73 percent (8-11) from the field, 100 percent (4-4) from the free-throw line and had one turnover. George has had clunkers every now and then this season but has still managed to average top 60 numbers. He’s an all-around producer who doesn’t drag any category down for his owners, making him a sleeper-turned-stud.

Lines for Discussion:
Anthony Morrow: 10-17 FG (59%), 3-3 FT (100%), 5 threes, 28 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 TO; with MarShon Brooks out with a bum toe, Morrow’s value looks like it will remain intact for a while longerr

Danny Granger: 6-15 FG (40%), 9-9 FT (100%), 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl, 3 TO; Granger appears to have found a groove since the middle of January, scoring 21+ points in six of his last eight games

Anderson Varejao: 10-17 FG (59%), 20 Pts, 20 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk, 4 TO; Sideshow Bob is averaging 10.4 points, 11.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.8 blocks for the season, good for top 60 value

Al Harrington: 8-16 FG (50%), 4-4 FT (100%), 3 threes, 23 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 4 TO; he’s been one of the pleasant surprises this season

Andre Miller: 8-13 FG (62%), 3-6 FT (50%), 1 three, 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl, 4 TO; Miller has sustained top 75 value and has pretty much maintained his averages from last season in Portland

Rudy Gay: 7-20 FG (35%), 4-4 FT (100%), 2 threes, 20 Pts, 13 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk, 5 TO; Gay has been a disappointment so far this season, mostly thanks to his poor free-throw shooting

Waiver-Wire Watch (four stars = must add; one star = keep an eye on him):
Tracy McGrady: 15 Pts, 1 three, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 4 TO (*)

Ed Davis: 11 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO (**)

Jerryd Bayless: 14 Pts, 2 threes, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO (***)

Lance Stephenson: 2 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 1 TO (**)

Alonzo Gee: 11 Pts, 1 three, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl (**)

Ramon Sessions: 6 Pts, 5 Reb, 10 Ast, 3 TO (*)

Austin Daye: 7 Pts, 1 three, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 3 TO (****)

Landry Fields: 18 Pts, 4 threes, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 5 Stl, 1 Blk (****)

Andrew Goudelock: 12 Pts, 2 threes, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 TO (**)

Brandon Rush: 20 Pts, 4 threes, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 TO (**)

Injuries:
Antawn Jamison (hand): probable for Friday

Tristan Thompson (ankle): day-to-day

George Hill (ankle): a small chip fracture takes him out indefinitely

Amar’e Stoudemire (ankle): probable for Thursday

Craig Smith (illness): day-to-day

Rajon Rondo (wrist): day-to-day

Luol Deng (wrist): could be on his way back soon

Richard Hamilton (groin): will be out for a little while

Steve Blake (ribs/sternum): cleared to run on a treadmill; day-to-day

Zach Randolph (knee): MRI rescheduled to Wednesday

Mehmet Okur (back): had a “procedure” and is out until at least Saturday

Thabo Sefolosha (foot): monitor his status for tonight

Spencer Hawes (Achilles): day-to-day

Al Jefferson (ankle): monitor his status

Tyreke Evans (hamstring): probable for Thursday

Stephen Jackson (personal): monitor his situation in Milwaukee, which appears to be delicate

For Tonight:
Dwight Howard crushed the Wizards with 28/20/2 and three blocks in early January. See if he can replicate that kind of production tonight, as the struggling Magic host the Wizards.

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