Sunday, January 15, 2012

Fantasy Basketball Week 4 (1/15 - 1/21)

The first month of the NBA season has provided little excitement with poor offensive performances, and many injuries to big name players.  Much like the NFL had the shortened offseason workouts due to the lockout situation, the NFL saw a ton of star players miss multiple weeks as well.  While I believe this is just bad luck, it is not unreasonable to say that the lockouts hurt both leagues.

Pickup of the Week:
Gerald Henderson (70% owned Yahoo) - 14 points, 5 rebounds, (3) 20 point games, 45% field goals

Past His Prime?
Channing Frye (88%) - 9 points, 7 rebounds, 23 minutes, 35% 3pt, (1) 15 point game

Teams Playing 5 Games:

Denver Nuggets (8-4)


    Detroit Pistons (3-9)

    San Antonio Spurs (8-4)
    • It is amazing how one team can be so good year after year, with minimal roster changes.  Richard Jefferson is making (3) 3 pointers a night and Gary Neal, who is replacing the teams leading scorer Manu Ginobili, is proving that his rookie campaign was no fluke.  The Spurs play 5 games this week in two different states.  A home game against the Suns leads to a back to back in Florida against the Heat and Magic.  They then return home to Texas to face the Kings and travel to Houston the next night to play the Rockets.

    Everybody else plays 4 games except for the Celtics, Bobcats, Pacers, Heat, Bucks, Nets, Thunder, Raptors, and Wizards.

    • The Indiana Pacers only play 2 games this week and both on the road!
    • The Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, and Washington Wizards host 3 home games
      • The Oklahoma City Thunder have 3 road games
    • The Phoenix Suns, Portland Trailblazers, and Dallas Mavericks have 4 road games 
      • The New York Knicks have 4 home games

    Schedule info courtesy of Basketball Monster

    If you have any roster questions don't hesitate to leave a comment!
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