NBA Fantasy: Week 16 Studs/Duds & Happenings
Week 17 has been short lived fantasy wise because of the All Star Break.
Although the majority of the league is resting and preparing to make a run for the playoffs which will have positive effects for your fantasy team.
With a short amount of games to analyse more focus will be spent on find some gunners to finish the season, as they will be who will get your team over the line.
Last week there were heaps of players stepping up as players that had injuries were holding for the All Star break. With my team also injury hit I made a couple of moves.
Dropped: Manu Ginobili
Added: Nick Young
I saw potential in Young to put up points in a hurry like he did for the Washington Wizards a year or 2 back. He has been taking about 15 shots a night since Jason Richardson went down with injury and with his ability to streak I thought I’d get a good game or 2 out of him before the All Star Break.
Dropped: Nick Young
Added: Nate Robinson
The time that Young spent on my roster he had 2 cold nights of shooting and because I’m at the bottom of my league in FG% I couldn’t put up with him anymore. Nate Robinson was magically performing consistently and I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon til the All Star break with no Kirk Hinrich or Derrick Rose to reduce his minutes.
Dropped: Tiago Splitter
Added: Manu Ginobili
I made this move on the first day of the All Star break. Tim Duncan (also on my team) is now back, healthy and ready to play and that reduces Splitter’s effectiveness come the 2nd half of the season. Manu Ginobili also returned and this was a premature move to try and pick up the best possible player from Free Agency.
With my attention focused on the Free Agency pool I didn’t send out any trade requests but I had some thrown my way.
Receive: J.J. Hickson, Jose Calderon
This was fairly one sided to me. Hickson has been battling injury and the heavy minutes he’s playing with Portland is finally catching up to him. Calderon has got the unknown factor while he fits in with his new team in Detroit. The consistent 3 point gunner Ryan Anderson and team leader John Wall were clearly to much to give up.
The team that I have consists of a lot of players that have not met (or backed up from previous seasons) their expectations stats wise and Rudy Gay is now a lone bright spot for me. We all know Williams troubles this season and my thoughts on him are that there is now way he is going to get worse. I’m holding on to these two guys and the only one I would consider wanting in this proposal is Illyasova.
STUDS (STATS ARE LAST 7 DAYS)
Nate Robinson: 14.7 points, 7.3 assists, 2 three’s a game, 1.7 steals
Ryan Anderson: 19.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 54 FG%, 3 three’s a game
Nikola Vucevic: 16 points, 13 rebounds, 60.5 FG%, 3 assists
Carmelo Anthony: 30 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.7 three’s a game
Ty Lawson: 23.8 points, 8 assists, 2.5 three’s a game, 2 steals, 56 FG%
Chris Bosh: 21.3 points, 11.3 rebounds, 67 FG%, 2 steals
DUDS (STATS ARE LAST 7 DAYS)
Anthony Davis: 8 points, 8 rebounds, 36 FG%, 1.3 assists
Kemba Walker: 12.5 points, 6 assists, 37 FG%
Nicolas Batum: 12.8 points, 4.8 assists, 41 FG%
Kyle Korver: 11.3 points, 5 rebounds, 42 FG%
PICK ME UPS
Vince Carter (DAL): Carter is consistently scoring in the 15-25 point range miraculously behind O.J. Mayo and Dirk Nowitzki. If you can afford to take a hit on your FG% to advance your points and three’s then he is a good option right now. He’s only owned by 43% so far.
Nick Young (PHI): I gave up on him just before the All Star break but he is a better option for scoring the Carter. Young now had a bigger role amongst the team and his high scoring nights counter is off nights. He’s only owned by 27% of people.
Samuel Dalembert (MIL): He’s put up crazy scoring numbers and has kept consistent with his rebounding and shot blocking. Post All Star Break looks hazy for Dalembert as he may have a new role on a new team. So pick with caution. He’s owned by 50%.
What happening in your league’s guys? If you need any trade or player advice just ask in the comments below.