Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 4.12.12

Monta Ellis

Ellis was one smooth operater last night. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Beast of the Night: Monta Ellis finished his big night with 35 points, six rebounds, 10 assists, four steals and three three-pointers. He shot 56 percent (14-25) from the floor and 80 percent (4-5) from the free-throw line, and had five turnovers. This was a nice bounce-back game from his 9/1/7 clunker on Monday. Ellis’ fantasy value has dropped since he arrived in Milwaukee, but he’s still a solid source of points, assists and steals.

Lines for Discussion:

David West: 6-9 FG (67%), 7-8 FT (88%), 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk, 3 TO; he’s been a top 100 player this season, which is fine except for the fact that he was drafted in the fifth round of most drafts

Gordon Hayward: 9-14 FG (64%), 7-7 FT (100%), 4 threes, 29 Pts, 2 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 TO; since re-entering the starting lineup for the Jazz, Hayward has put up top 30 numbers

Andrew Bynum: 7-20 FG (35%), 2-4 FT (50%), 16 Pts, 30 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Blk; Bynum continues to steamroll the competition and is making us all wonder how high his ceiling would be without Kobe Bryant around

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

Lester Hudson: 19 Pts, 1 three, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk, 6 TO (****)

Ed Davis: 13 Pts, 13 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 TO (**)

Markieff Morris: 17 Pts, 1 three, 6 Reb, 1 Ast (***)

Kenneth Faried: 16 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk, 1 TO (****)

Derrick Favors: 10 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Blk, 2 TO (**)

Chandler Parsons: 13 Pts, 2 threes, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk (****)

Danny Green: 22 Pts, 5 threes, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk (***)

Derrick Williams: 27 Pts, 3 threes, 8 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 5 TO (***)

J.J. Barea: 12 Pts, 1 three, 6 Reb, 15 Ast, 1 Stl, 4 TO (***)

J.J. Hickson: 23 Pts, 13 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk (****)

Injuries:

Ray Allen (ankle): day-to-day

Semih Erden (ankle): day-to-day

Kevin Love (neck, concussion): monitor his status

Wayne Ellington (back): day-to-day

Gary Neal (flu): day-to-day

Hassan Whiteside (ankle): day-to-day

Jose Calderon (eye): got stitches above his right eye and didn’t return to the game last night; monitor his status

Linas Kleiza (knee): day-to-day

For Tonight:

If Love can’t go tonight, expect Derrick Williams to get a nice boost in value, as the Timberwolves host the Clippers.