Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 4.6.12

Tom Thibodeau, Luol Deng

Here's one player-coach pairing that doesn't have drama. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Beast of the Night: Luol Deng finished his big night with 26 points, six rebounds, three assists, four steals and one block. He shot 43 percent (9-21) from the floor and 100 percent (8-8) from the free-throw line, and had one turnover. For the season, Deng has admirably produced top 50 averages for his fantasy basketball owners. His production shouldn’t be too damaged once Derrick Rose returns this weekend.

Lines for Discussion:

Dwight Howard: 4-8 FG (50%), 8 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk, 5 TO; Howard, who missed his two games before this one, is crumbling at the worst possible time for his owners

John Wall: 8-18 FG (44%), 12-15 FT (80%), 28 Pts, 4 Reb, 10 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 TO; in non-keeper, nine-category leagues, owners would be bold to take Wall anywhere north of the fifth round in 2012-13

DeAndre Jordan: 2-3 FG (67%), 4 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 1 TO; His 11 points, 13 rebounds, one steal and four blocks the night before was obviously not the start of a hot streak for Jordan

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

J.R. Smith: 15 Pts, 3 threes, 4 Reb, 9 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO (****)

Toney Douglas: 15 Pts, 1 three, 5 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO (*)

Glen Davis: 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast (**)

Kevin Seraphin: 15 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 TO (****)

Jason Maxiell: 11 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl (***)

Richard Hamilton: 9 Pts, 1 three, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl (**)

Randy Foye: 20 Pts, 1 three, 6 Reb, 2 Ast (***)

Jason Thompson: 15 Pts, 16 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk, 1 TO (**)

Injuries:

Jordan Farmar (groin): out for the season

Joel Przybilla (ankle): day-to-day

Vladimir Radmanovic (back): his back tightened up Thursday, so he’s still day-to-day

Wilson Chandler (groin): game-time decision tonight

Mo Williams (toe): will play Saturday

Drew Gooden (back): expects to return tonight

Shelden Williams (eye): probable for tonight

Jarrett Jack (ankle): X-rays showed no structural damage; day-to-day

Bill Walker (elbow): hoping to return Sunday

John Salmons (hip): day-to-day

Devin Harris (ankle): game-time decision tonight

Nene (foot): day-to-day

Derrick Rose (groin): will return Sunday

For Tonight:

Expect Jordan Crawford to bounce back from his forgettable game last night, as the Wizards visit the Nets.

See how Eric Gordon fares in his second game back, as the Hornets visit the Spurs.

For Next Week:

5 games: BOS, CHA, CLE, MEM

4 games: DAL, DEN, DET, GSW, HOU, IND, LAC, LAL, MIA, MIL, MIN, NOR, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHO, POR, SAC, SAS, TOR, UTA, WAS

3 games: ATL, CHI, NJN, PHI

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