Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 2.20.12 (Weekend Review)

by on Feb.20, 2012, under Quick hits

Kevin Durant

KD was No. 1 this past weekend. (AP Photo/Steve C. Wilson)

Weekend Wonder: Kevin Durant averaged 37.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 4.0 threes in his two games over the weekend. He shot 67 percent from the floor, 83 percent from the free-throw line and turned the ball over a total of 10 games in this stretch. Durant scored a career-high 51 points Sunday night. For the season, Durant is second only to LeBron James on the fantasy basketball totem pole.

Lines for Discussion:
Rodney Stuckey (2/17): 12-20 FG (60%), 11-12 FT (92%), 1 three, 36 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 1 TO; Stuckey has been scoring in bunches and has shot well from the field and the free-throw line (84 percent on 7.7 attempts this month) lately

Chris Kaman (2/17): 3-12 FG (25%), 6-6- FT (100%), 12 Pts, 8 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 TO; Kaman’s been solid lately, but his owners should definitely be looking to sell him off sooner than later

Marc Gasol (2/17): 5-11 FG (46%), 6-7 FT (86%), 16 Pts, 14 Reb, 8 Ast, 3 Blk, 7 TO; he continues to be a top 12 stud, but his owners have to wonder what the return of Zach Randolph in early March could mean for the Spaniard’s value

Nikola Pekovic (2/17): 13-20 FG (65%), 4-5 FT (80%), 30 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 3 Blk, 6 TO; in nine-category leagues, Jeremy Lin has averaged top 45 numbers since Feb. 4; Pekovic has averaged top 25 numbers in that same stretch

Jeremy Lin (2/19): 11-20 FG (55%), 3-6 FT (50%), 3 threes, 28 Pts, 4 Reb, 14 Ast, 5 Stl, 1 Blk, 7 TO; in leagues that don’t count turnovers, Lin has been a top 10 stud since Feb. 4

Ersan Ilyasova (2/19): 11-23 FG (48%), 5-6 FT (83%), 2 threes, 29 Pts, 25 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 1 TO; he’ll continue to be a worthy starter in many leagues while Drew Gooden is out

Brook Lopez (2/19): 2-7 FG (29%), 5-11 FT (46%), 9 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk; he’s not worth starting until he gets back into game shape

Al Jefferson (2/19): 10-20 FG (50%), 3-4 FT (75%), 23 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Blk; through 11 games this month, he’s averaging 20.8 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.5 blocks per game, while shooting 50 percent from the floor and 79 percent from the free-throw line – top 25 numbers

Serge Ibaka (2/19): 6-7 FG (86%), 2-4 FT (50%), 14 Pts, 15 Reb, 1 Stl, 11 Blk, 1 TO; Ibaka is averaging a sick 4.9 blocks per game this month

Jared Dudley (2/19): 9-15 FG (60%), 5-6 FT (83%), 2 threes, 25 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl; Dudley has been inconsistent lately but remains worth owning in most leagues

Waiver-Wire Watch (four stars = must add; one star = keep an eye on him):
Bismack Biyombo: he remains a decent option if you need blocks in deeper leagues (*)

Isaiah Thomas: he’s starting and is worth a look if you’re desperate for guard depth (**)

Tayshaun Prince: he’s been putting up decent all-around lines lately, though he isn’t hitting many threes or racking up too many steals and blocks (**)

Gustavo Ayon: he’s getting enough minutes to do decent damage in the points, rebounds, steals and blocks columns (**)

Corey Brewer: give him a look if you need points and threes in a deeper league (*)

Marreese Speights: he’s a short-term option if you need a big man (**)

Markieff Morris: his ability to get blocks and threes makes him more valuable than he might appear (***)

J.R. Smith: if you need points and threes, Smith is definitely worth a pickup  (***)

Tristan Thompson: when given 25+ minutes, the rookie can get you some points, boards and blocks (**)

Kevin Garnett (personal): questionable for Wednesday

Jordan Farmar (groin): ruled out through the All-Star break

Bill Walker (elbow): day-to-day

Raja Bell (groin): game-time decision today

Jordan Hill (knee): out through the All-Star break

Lazar Hayward (head): out at least one week

Manu Ginobili (ribs): day-to-day

Tiago Splitter (calf): day-to-day

Tobias Harris (shoulder): day-to-day

George Hill (ankle): could return Tuesday

Daniel Gibson (ankle): day-to-day

Nene (calf): day-to-day

Sam Young (ankle): no timetable for his return

Drew Gooden (wrist, knee): return date uncertain

Jason Richardson (chest): day-to-day

Carmelo Anthony (groin): could return today

For Tonight:
See how Melo fares with his “new” team, as the Knicks host the Nets.

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