Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 3.7.12

Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol

Both of these guys were great last night, but Bynum was the beast. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Beast of the Night: Andrew Bynum finished with 30 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and three blocks last night. He shot 72 percent (13-18) from the field, 80 percent (4-5) from the free-throw line and had three turnovers. Bynum is currently on a 10-game streak of double-doubles and has produced top 20 averages this season, making him one of the bigger exceeder of fantasy expectations in the 2011-12 NBA season.

Lines for Discussion:

David West: 10-13 FG (77%), 4-5 FT (80%), 24 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 TO; the points were a season high for West, who has rounded into form after a slow start to the 2011-12 NBA season

Corey Maggette: 9-17 FG (53%), 10-11 FT (91%), 1 three, 29 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 TO; Maggette remains a one-dimensional player who’s only somewhat valuable in points leagues

Rodney Stuckey: 13-20 FG (65%), 7-7 FT (100%), 1 three, 34 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 TO; Stuckey scores and shoots from the free-throw line well, but doesn’t do much elsewhere

Amar’e Stoudemire: 10-18 FG (56%), 6-8 FT (75%), 26 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 TO; in his last two games, STAT has amassed 42 points and 20 rebounds, which is a promising sign for his desperate owners

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

Jannero Pargo: 16 Pts, 4 threes, 3 Reb, 1 TO (**)

Zaza Pachulia: 12 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO (***)

George Hill: 15 Pts, 1 three, 6 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 TO (***)

Byron Mullens: 8 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 TO (*)

Bismack Biyombo: 10 Pts, 15 Reb, 1 Stl, 7 Blk, 2 TO (****)

Steve Novak: 13 Pts, 4 threes, 3 Reb, 1 Blk (****)


Brendan Haywood (ankle): day-to-day

Timofey Mozgov (ankle): game-time decision tonight

Jared Jeffries (knee): left last night’s game early; day-to-day

Von Wafer (shoulder): day-to-day

Willie Green (back): day-to-day

Joe Johnson (knee): day-to-day

Brandan Wright (concussion): day-to-day

Rudy Fernandez (back): not expected to play tonight

Jordan Hill (knee): targeting Saturday

Devin Harris (knee): didn’t practice Tuesday; monitor his status

Rashard Lewis (knee): expects to return within the week

For Tonight:

If Amir Johnson can’t go for the Raptors tonight against the Rockets, expect James Johnson and Ed Davis to have another bump up in value.

Monitor Stephen Curry‘s progress as the Warriors host the Grizzlies.