Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 2.7.12

Tim Duncan

Timmy (and his fantasy owners) are excited. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Beast of the Night: Tim Duncan finished with 19 points, 17 rebounds, three assists, two steals and five blocks. He shot 64 percent (9-14) from the floor, 100 percent (1-1) from the free-throw line and had three turnovers. Truth be told, Duncan’s having himself a fine season so far, giving his owners about the value that was expected of him heading into the season. Nevertheless, whenever Duncan has a strong string of games, he’s a good sell-high candidate.

Lines for Discussion:

Andrew Bynum: 8-13 FG (62%), 4-6 FT (67%), 20 Pts, 20 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Blk, 5 TO; he’s a top 40 stud and will remain that so long as he’s healthy

Lou Williams: 7-12 FG (58%), 7-8 FT (88%), 3 threes, 24 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO; though his low field-goal percentage is a downer, Williams has been a mostly reliable fantasy player this season

Dwight Howard: 15-21 FG (71%), 3-8 FT (38%), 33 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk, 4 TO; if you exclude his 48.3 percent accuracy from the free-throw line, Howard is just as valuable a fantasy asset at LeBron James this season

Jason Richardson: 8-15 FG (53%), 1-1 FT (100%), 3 threes, 20 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO; J-Rich is averaging 18.7 points and three three-pointers in his last three games, so sell high

John Wall: 10-19 FG (53%), 11-14 FT (79%), 31 Pts, 5 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk, 4 TO; this season will go down as a disappointment for Wall, but he remains a solid keeper

LaMarcus Aldridge: 14-28 FG (50%), 11-11 FT (100%), 39 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 4 TO; he has managed to slightly outperform his stellar 2010-11 NBA campaign and is putting up top 10 averages so far this season

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

Jameer Nelson: 15 Pts, 1 three, 3 Reb, 12 Ast, 3 TO (**)

Linas Kleiza: 30 Pts, 4 threes, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 TO (***)

C.J. Watson: 14 Pts, 2 threes, 7 Reb, 11 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 TO (**)

Markieff Morris: 7 Pts, 1 three, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk (*)

Jeremy Lin: 28 Pts, 1 three, 2 Reb, 8 Ast, 2 Stl, 8 TO (****)

Steve Novak: 19 Pts, 5 threes, 2 Reb (*)

Isaiah Thomas: 17 Pts, 3 threes, 5 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl (**)

Chris Kaman: 10 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk, 2 TO (**)

Chase Budinger: 16 Pts, 4 threes, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk (**)

Injuries:

Danilo Gallinari (ankle, foot): monitor his status

Corey Brewer (personal): day-to-day

Arron Afflalo (ankle, toe): day-to-day

Nene (heel): day-to-day

Chauncey Billups (Achilles): will have an MRI today; it doesn’t sound good, but monitor his status

Kevin Love (suspension): suspended for two games, will return Friday

Anthony Morrow (personal): monitor his status

DaJuan Summers (knee): day-to-day

Carmelo Anthony (groin): day-to-day

Amar’e Stoudemire (personal): monitor his status

Jamaal Tinsley (personal): out tonight

Rashard Lewis (knee): day-to-day

Richard Hamilton (groin): day-to-day

Daniel Gibson (neck): out tonight

Anthony Parker (back): ditto

Jason Kidd (calf): didn’t practice Monday; return is up in the air

Will Bynum (foot): practiced Monday; monitor his status

Ben Gordon (shoulder): ditto

Nate Robinson (groin): didn’t practice Monday

Tony Allen (hip, knee): day-to-day

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