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Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 3.14.11 (Weekend Recap)

by on Mar.14, 2011, under Quick hits

Monta Ellis

Ellis was put up big-time numbers in big-time minutes this past weekend. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

[Read the full post at DimeMag.com]

Weekend Wonder: Monta Ellis averaged 27.5 points, four rebounds, eight assists, 2.5 steals, one block and 3.5 threes in his two games over the weekend.  He shot 54 percent from the field, 86 percent from the line and averaged 3.5 turnovers in that stretch. Ellis hit a career-high seven three-pointers and played all 53 minutes of an overtime victory over the Magic on Friday night. He has been a top-15 stud all season long and has held up well despite playing heavy minutes once again.

Lines for Discussion:
Kris Humphries (3/11): 8-8 FG (100%), 3-3 FT (100%), 19 Pts, 20 Reb, 1 Stl, 4 TO

Dorell Wright (3/11): 12-17 FG (71%), 8 threes, 32 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 TO (continue reading…)

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Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 3.11.11

by on Mar.11, 2011, under Quick hits

Marcin Gortat

Yeah, we would've liked to have seen what you could've done with more than 30 minutes, too. (AP Photo/Matt York)

[Read the full post at DimeMag.com]

Beast of the Night: Marcin Gortat posted 14 points, 18 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks in just 29:29 of run last night. He shot 50 percent (5-10) from the field, 100 percent (4-4) from the free-throw line and had one turnover. The Polish Hammer has been mostly solid since around mid-January, despite coming off the bench, and could see a small boost in production with Channing Frye sidelined for a while.

Lines for Discussion:
Andrew Bynum: 4-5 FG (80%), 5-6 FT (83%), 13 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO

Shawn Marion: 10-18 FG (67%), 2-2 FT (100%), 22 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl (continue reading…)

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2010-11 Fantasy week 20 preview

by on Mar.06, 2011, under Quick hits

Sasha Vujacic

Yep, this guy deserves your attention. (GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

Game watch:
4 games: CHA, CHI, DAL, GS, IND, LAC, MIL, MIN, NY, OKC, ORL, PHI, POR, SAC, UTA
3 games: ATL, BOS, CLE, DET, HOU, LAL, MEM, MIA, NO, PHO, SA, TOR
2 games: DEN, NJ, WAS

Waiver-wire watch:

  • Francisco Garcia: in his first game since Jan. 15, he finished with 18 points, four three-pointers, three rebounds and two steals
  • Carlos Delfino: up and down lately, but continues to put up strong overall numbers and racked up nine steals in two games last week
  • Wes Johnson: in his four games before the flu derailed him, Johnson was tearing up box scores
  • Matt Bonner: usually a good source of threes, has hit nine in his last two games (continue reading…)
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2010-11 Fantasy week 19 preview

by on Feb.27, 2011, under Quick hits

Chase Budinger

Budinger is a must-add player now. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Game watch:
4 games: ATL, BOS, CHI, DEN, GS, IND, MIN, NO, NY, PHO, SA, WAS
3 games: CHA, CLE, DAL, DET, HOU, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIL, NJ, OKC, ORL, PHI, POR, SAC, TOR, UTA

Waiver-wire watch:

  • Anthony Parker: averaging 15.8 points, two threes, 4.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 56 percent from the field in his last four games
  • Greg Monroe: he’s notched four consecutive double-doubles and is a good pickup in nearly all formats
  • Chase Budinger: in his first start of the season, post-Shane Battier, he put up 27 points, three three-pointers, six rebounds and two assists; he should be owned in most leagues
  • Randy Foye: he continues to tear things up while Eric Gordon gets ready to return, and could retain decent value in Gordon’s first few games back (continue reading…)
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Fantasy Trade Analysis: Carmelo Anthony To The Knicks

by on Feb.22, 2011, under Trades

Ty Lawson
While ‘Melo will get all the headlines, fantasy owners should know that the name to pay attention to in the aftermath of this deal is Ty Lawson. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

In the slightly tweaked words of Mary J. Blige, no more ‘Melodrama. It should come as a surprise to no one but the blindest Nets fan that Carmelo Anthony has finally landed in Manhattan to play for the New York Knicks. While the deal is awaiting league approval, and though some of these names will probably move again before Thursday’s trade deadline, here’s a quick look at the fantasy impact of this mega deal. To read my full thoughts on the fallout, head on over to DimeMag.com.

New York Knicks get: Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter, Renaldo Balkman and Corey Brewer

Fantasy impact:
↔ Carmelo Anthony

↑ Chauncey Billups

↔ Amar’e Stoudemire

↑ Ronny Turiaf (continue reading…)

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