Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 4.17.12

Al Jefferson

What more did you want from Jefferson last night? (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)

Beast of the Night: Al Jefferson took full advantage of a triple-overtime marathon against the Mavericks, posting 28 points, 26 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in more than 54 minutes of burn. He shot 56 percent (14-25) from the floor and had one turnover. For the season, Jefferson has exceeded expectations by producing top six averages. Barring major changes in the Jazz’s roster or Jefferson’s health, he should be viewed as a first-round player in next year’s drafts.

Lines for Discussion:

Ryan Anderson: 11-16 FG (69%), 2-2 FT (100%), 2 threes, 26 Pts, 16 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk, 2 TO; with Dwight Howard likely done for the rest of the regular season, Anderson will be a beast for his owners whose teams are still contending for championships

Arron Afflalo: 10-16 FG (63%), 5-6 FT (83%), 1 three, 26 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast; owners should note that he’s been a top 35 player since Feb. 19

Samuel Dalembert: 1-5 FG (20%), 3-5 FT (60%), 5 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 7 Blk; with Marcus Camby hurt, Dalembert could help owners looking to make one last push

Dirk Nowitzki: 13-26 FG (50%), 12-12 FT (100%), 2 threes, 40 Pts, 9 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 TO; though he started the 2011-12 NBA season off poorly, Nowitzki has pulled his averages up to top 10 status (yawn)

J.J. Hickson: 9-15 FG (60%), 4-4 FT (100%), 22 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 TO; Hickson is peaking too late for most fantasy basketball owners, but his late run is still nice to see

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

Ben Uzoh: 4 Pts, 10 Reb, 8 Ast, 2 TO (*)

James Johnson: 18 Pts, 1 three, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 TO (**)

Spencer Hawes: 10 Pts, 6 Reb, 9 Ast, 1 Stl (***)

Greivis Vasquez: 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl, 4 TO (****)

Derrick Williams: 13 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO (**)

Gerald Green: 15 Pts, 3 threes, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 4 TO (****)

MarShon Brooks: 24 Pts, 7 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl, 5 TO (***)

Kevin Seraphin: 21 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Stl, 5 Blk, 3 TO (****)

Chandler Parsons: 21 Pts, 2 threes, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk, 1 TO (***)

Nate Robinson: 30 Pts, 3 threes, 2 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO (****)

Injuries:

Reggie Williams (concussion): day-to-day

Derrick Rose (foot): questionable for Wednesday

Shane Battier (neck, back): day-to-day

Dwyane Wade (rest): day-to-day

Deron Williams (calf): day-to-day

Chris Kaman (undisclosed): day-to-day

Eric Gordon (rest): day-to-day

Tyson Chandler (knee): expected to play tonight

Grant Hill (knee): day-to-day

Tony Parker (rest): day-to-day

Manu Ginobili (rest): day-to-day

Tim Duncan (rest): day-to-day

Raymond Felton (undisclosed): day-to-day

Linas Kleiza (knee): day-to-day

Zaza Pachulia (foot): could miss the rest of the season

D.J. Augustin (knee): day-to-day

Luol Deng (ribs): day-to-day

Wilson Chandler (hip): day-to-day

Andris Biedrins (concussion): day-to-day

Marcus Camby (back): day-to-day

Kobe Bryant (shin): expected to be out tonight

Marc Gasol (knee): unlikely tonight

Ronny Turiaf (hamstring): day-to-day

Luke Ridnour (ankle): didn’t travel with the team; day-to-day

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