Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 4.23.12 (Weekend Review)

Ty Lawson

Lawson was a stud in the last weekend of the 2011-12 NBA regular season. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Weekend Wonder: Ty Lawson averaged 21.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 10.0 assists, 0.5 steals and 3.0 threes in two games over the weekend. He shot 58 percent from the floor and 100 percent from the free-throw line in this stretch, while averaging 0.5 turnovers per game. For the season, Lawson has been a top 25 stud, which is on the high end of expectations heading into this season’s drafts. He’ll be a stud again next season.

Lines for Discussion:

Serge Ibaka (4/20): 6-11 FG (55%), 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 8 Blk, 1 TO; he’s going to be a killer keeper

Kenneth Faried (4/21): 9-13 FG (69%), 18 Pts, 14 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk; Faried is averaging 11.3 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.4 blocks this month

LeBron James (4/22): 11-21 FG (52%), 9-10 FT (90%), 1 three, 32 Pts, 8 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk, 5 TO; barring a huge finish to the season from Kevin Durant, James will finish the season as the No. 1 fantasy basketball player of the 2011-12 NBA season 

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

Avery Bradley: with Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen hurting, Bradley should have a strong finish to the season (****)

Jason Smith: with the starting center gig in hand, Smith will be a solid starter for owners in need of a center (***)

Marvin Williams: he’s a decent all-around producer (**)

Brandon Rush: he’s putting up great numbers lately and should be a strong candidate for a starting spot for teams still in active leagues (****)

Manny Harris: his monster line from Friday should earn him a spot in these final days of the season (**)

Shannon Brown: he continues to start and is worth a gamble in deeper leagues (**)

Derrick Favors: he’s doing well this month and should be a solid starter in deeper leagues (***)

Cartier Martin: his 22-point game Saturday makes him worth a look in deeper leagues (**)

Chandler Parsons: the kid is going to be truly intriguing next season (***)

Jason Thompson: if DeMarcus Cousins misses a game because of his latest technical foul, Thompson could be a decent spot start (**)


Erick Dampier (calf): day-to-day

Kevin Garnet (rest): monitor his status

Paul Pierce (rest): monitor his status

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

Jason Kidd (rest): monitor his status

Larry Sanders (suspension): suspended for one more game

Jason Terry (rest): monitor his status

Dorell Wright (ankle): day-to-day

Zach Randolph (rest): monitor his status

Dwyane Wade (finger): monitor his status

Carlos Delfino (groin): day-to-day

Jordan Williams (illness): day-to-day

Earl Clark (knee): day-to-day

Al Harrington (knee): day-to-day; will likely play in one of the Nuggets’ final two games

Kyle Lowry (groin, hernia): done for the season

Caron Butler (hip): day-to-day

Nick Young (flu): day-to-day

Mario Chalmers (flu): day-to-day

Tyson Chandler (rest): day-to-day

James Harden (concussion): day-to-day

Jameer Nelson (calf): day-to-day

Nate Robinson (hamstring): day-to-day

Kevin Martin (shoulder): done for the season

Chris Bosh (rest): monitor his status

Luke Ridnour (ankle): day-to-day

Jared Jeffries (knee): done for the season

Jose Calderon (eye): doubtful to finish the season

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