Monday, November 12, 2012

Fantasy Basketball Week 2 Recap

The headline surrounding week 2 of the NBA season has nothing to do which what occurred during the week, yet with what is going to happen in the upcoming weeks.  The Los Angeles Lakers have fired head coach Mike Brown after a 1-4 start to the NBA season.  The have turn to Mike D'Antoni to take over and bring his uptempo offense to a team that was struggling, well not offensively but defensively  I think we all know D'Antoni's track record when it comes to playing defense, or lack thereof.  Steve Nash is already injured and MDA's history suggest that this style of play will not feature Kobe Bryant.  It will be extremely interesting and ton of fun to follow during week 3.

Getting back on track, last week saw rookie Dion Waiters (73% owned Yahoo) and widely available Shannon Brown (15%) go off as each of them had two 20 point game.  Waiters is definitely surprising fantasy owners with 3pt play as he is shooting an uncontainable 53% from beyond the arc making over 2 per game!  Owners should NOT expect this to continue as he was 7 for 11 in a 28 point outing against the Clippers.  Shannon Brown has also impressed with the long ball going 6 for 8 in a 24 point night against the Bobcats.  However, outside of that game, Brown is just 6 for 19.



Carl Landry (55%) and Omer Asik (65%), as mentioned last week, continue to be two of the better rebounders in the league and are available in many leagues.  Others worth looking at to help pull down some boards are Tristan Thompson (24%) & Larry Sanders (53%), while Derrick Favors (67%) is adding over 7 rebounds a night in just over 20 minutes of play.  Sanders is seeing 27 minutes per game and is snatching over 9 rebounds, while adding 5 multi block games and shooting 65%.  If you follow us on twitter, you would have added him at the beginning of the week! 

Obviously none of us are paying attention to what is going on down in Washington D.C., but A.J. Price (25%) is doing one hell of a job filling in for John Wall.  In 33 minutes per game, Price is dishing out 8 assists per game while scoring in double digits in the last 3 contests.  However, don't expect a high shooting % as he is currently shooting at 33% which is just slightly below his career average.  Veteran Andre Miller (44%) is getting at least 5 per night, but is helping more in the scoring category at almost 10 points per game.


Scorers to Add
Dion Waiters - Cavaliers SG (73%)
Carl Landry - Warriors SF, PF (55%)
Shannon Brown - Suns SG, SF (15%)

Rebounders to Add
Derrick Favors - Jazz PF, C (67%)
Omer Asik - Rockets C (65%)
J.J. Hickson - Trail Blazers PF, C (63%)
Carl Landry - Warriors SF, PF (55%)
Larry Sanders - Bucks PF, C (53%)
Tristan Thompson - Cavaliers PF, C (24%)

3pt Shooters to Add
Dion Waiters - Cavaliers SG (73%)
J.J. Redick - Magic SG (65%)
Danny Green - Spurs SG, SF (43%)
Vince Carter - Mavericks SG (39%)
Randy Foye - Jazz PG, SG (35%)

Assists to Add
Greivis Vasquez - Hornets PG, SG (70%)
Mario Chalmers - Heat PG (63%)
Andre Miller - Nuggets PG, SG (44%)
Jarrett Jack - Warriors PG, SG (33%)
A.J. Price - Wizards PG (25%)
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