Monday, January 21, 2013

Fantasy Basketball Week 12 Recap

The Atlanta Hawks got off to a hot start this season, but have slowly come back down earth.  To make matters worse, after a 3-8 start to 2013, the Hawks have now lost "Sweet" Lou Williams for the season after he suffered a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season.  Lou Williams was the Hawks third leading scorer this season and they will now rely on Devin Harris (26% owned Yahoo), John Jenkins (0%) and DeShawn Stevenson (1%).  You should NOT head that direction.  If I were you (and I am because I lost Lou in one league) and you wanted to go down the path less traveled, I would look to add Knicks guard Iman Shumpert (14%).



Shump returned during the Knicks trip to London to play the Detroit Pistons and he looked healthy and still had that same intensity and fire while playing on both ends of the ball.  Shumpert may not give you the same scoring that Lou Williams was capable of, but Shump can add rebounds, assists, and steals like Sweet Lou gave.  He will be playing limited minutes for the next week or so, but once Iman proves he is ready for 30 minutes of action, there is no doubt he will get it.

The Hornets Al-Farouq Aminu (28%) has finally picked up his level of play and is giving owners the hope of a double double every time he steps on the court.  He is shooting 48% in January compared to 41% in December which has raised his points per game up to almost 8 this month.  It may not sound like much but when you add 8 rebounds a night as well as 1.5 steals and you have a guy who can really help your roster.  Four times this month Aminu has reached double digits in points and six times in rebounds including a stretch of 5 straight games.

I don't know why you guys refuse to add Ed Davis (38%) to your teams, but the Raptor is just killing it right now.  Davis is dropping 14 points on a nightly basis and has upped his rebound to over 8 per game and is seeing 34 minutes per game!  Get him on your team ASAP.

It seems that the return of Dirk Nowitzki has awaken Elton Brand (56%).  Brand has seen double digits in scoring the last 5 games as well as two double doubles.


Points to Add
Elton Brand - PF, C Mavericks (56%)
Ramon Sessions - PG, SG Bobcats (52%)
Vince Carter - SG, SF Mavericks (50%)
Luke Ridnour - PG, SG Timberwolves (48%)
Ed Davis - PF, C Raptors (38%)
Carlos Delfino - SG, SF Rockets (24%)
Alan Anderson - SG, SF Raptors (16%)
Earl Clark - SF, PF Lakers (12%)


Rebounds to Add
Elton Brand - PF, C Mavericks (56%)
Emeka Okafor - C Wizards (55%)
Ed Davis - PF, C Raptors (38%)
Tiago Splitter - C Spurs (28%)
Al-Farouq Aminu - SF Hornets (28%)
Tyler Zeller - PF, C Cavaliers (16%)
Jared Sullinger - PF Celtics (15%)
Landry Fields - SG, SF Raptors (7%)




3pts to Add
Matt Barnes - SF Clippers (54%)
Vince Carter - SG, SF Mavericks (50%)
Kyle Korver - SG, SF Hawks (50%)
Mike Dunleavy - SG, SF Bucks (43%)
Randy Foye - PG, SG Jazz (38%)
Carlos Delfino - SG, SF Rockets (24%)
Alan Anderson - SG, SF Raptors (16%)



Assists to Add
Isaiah Thomas - PG Kings (58%)
Jarrett Jack - PG SG Warriors (57%)
Ramon Sessions - PG, SG Bobcats (52%)
Andre Miller - PG, SG Nuggets (50%)
Luke Ridnour - PG, SG Timberwolves (48%)

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