Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 3.5.12 (Weekend Review)

Lebron James

All hail the king of fantasy basketball. (AP photo/George Frey)

Weekend Wonder: LeBron James averaged 30.0 points, 11.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 1.5 steals, 2.5 blocks and 0.5 threes in two huge games over the weekend. He shot 56 percent from the field, 50 percent from the free-throw line and averaged 1.5 turnovers in that stretch. It’s good to be king.

Lines for Discussion:

Jared Dudley (3/2): 7-14 FG (50%), 5-6 FT (83%), 3 threes, 22 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk; in his last four games, Dudley is averaging a healthy 16.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.5 blocks and 1.0 three, while shooting 54 percent from the field

Jordan Crawford (3/3): 13-22 FG (59%), 0-1 FT (0%), 5 threes, 31 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 4 TO; Crawford has been a top 25 stud since Valentine’s Day, but it should be noted that Nick Young sat this game out with a bruised knee

Jarrett Jack (3/3): 6-11 FG (55%), 5-6 FT (83%), 1 three, 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk, 3 TO; Jack is back in the starting lineup for the Hornets, but his knee remains a concern

Kevin Love (3/3): 15-27 FG (56%), 7-8 FT (88%), 5 threes, 42 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl; this was the second sickest fantasy line of the weekend

Rajon Rondo (3/3): 7-20 FG (35%), 4-7 FT (57%), 18 Pts, 17 Reb, 20 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 4 TO; in his last three games, Rondo is averaging 15.7 points, 10.0 rebounds, 14.3 assists and 2.0 steals

Deron Williams (3/4): 16-29 FG (55%), 21-21 FT (100%), 4 threes, 57 Pts, 6 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 5 TO; enough said

Manu Ginobili (3/4): 2-5 FG (40%), 2-2 FT (100%), 2 threes, 8 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 TO; Ginobili’s owners can’t be blamed for starting him right away, but he’ll likely need a few games to get back into any sort of groove

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

Jerryd Bayless: his 18-point game was a blip on the radar, but he’s not worth dropping anyone productive for (*)

Tristan Thompson: he’s been a decent source of points and rebounds lately, though his weak free-throw shooting should be noted (**)

Rodrigue Beaubois: besides his clunker on Saturday, Beaubois has looked pretty appealing lately and is worth a pickup if you need a guard (**)

Marco Belinelli: he continues to put up usable lines and should be on your short list of free-agent considerations (***)

Kenneth Faried: in his last 10 games, Faried is averaging 10.9 points, 7.8 rebounds, a steal and 1.2 blocks (***)

Martell Webster: he’s been a roller coaster, but Webster is worth a look for his scoring and threes (**)

Steve Novak: the man is a powerhouse of threes (***)

Kenyon Martin: he’s getting about 25 minutes a night and is doing some decent damage with them (**)

James Johnson: his lines might not jump off the page, but his 1+ steals and 1+ blocks per game are valuable (***)

Derrick Williams: he’s still coming off the bench but is doing just enough lately to warrant a pickup (**)

Injuries:

Jermaine O’Neal (wrist): day-to-day

Nene (calf): day-to-day

Rudy Fernandez (back): day-to-day

Ben Gordon (ankle): monitor his status

Jeff Foster (back): day-to-day

Chris Bosh (personal): monitor his status

Brook Lopez (ankle): left Sunday’s game early; monitor his status

Bill Walker (elbow): will undergo a procedure on his left elbow; expected to miss 4-6 weeks

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