Monday, February 25, 2013

Fantasy Basketball Week 17 Recap

If you need help making a playoff push in your fantasy basketball league, go out and grab Jeff Green of the Boston Celtics and Derrick Williams of the Minnesota Timberwolves immediately!  These two strech 4s have put together excellent February's and can really make an impact fantasy wise. 

Jeff Green is averaging 16 points per game in Feb. adding 4.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game!  He is shooting 53% in 31 minutes per contest and dropped 31 points against the Suns on Friday night.  The Celtics have come back down to earth playing without Rajon Rondo, but Jeff Green is stepping into the fantasy world in a big way!

Over in Minnesota, Derrick Williams has finally become that player the Timberwolves drafted #2 overall in the 2011 NBA draft.  He and Ricky Rubio are clicking and connecting on unreal alley-oop passes like this one, from halfcourt!  Williams is scoring 13.6 points per game in Feb. while providing fantasy owners who stuck out the roller coaster ride with 7.8 rebounds per game!  As expected, he is not shooting a high percentage at 41%, but the scary thing is the lack of the 3 ball.  He is shooting just 26% from downtown this month, yet is still attempting over 3 per game!

Do yourself a favor and look to add Jeff Green first, if he is already gone, than take Derrick Williams.


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Another player that has finally become relevant again is Antawn Jamison of the Los Angeles Lakers. I thought from the moment Mike D'Antoni took over as head coach, that Jamison would be the guy to take advantage of the offensive system, but we all know by now that that guy is Earl Clark.  In the Lakers last 5 games, Jamison is averaging 16 points and 6 rebounds per game. 

Rookie Maurice Harkless is another forward who is really coming into fantasy relevance.  The St. Johns product has seen his minutes jump to 35 per game and is producing, providing fantasy owners with 11.5 points and 6.9 rebounds per game in February.  He has even added a 3 in each of the last Orlando Magic 4 games.  Since J.J. Redick was traded to the Bucks, Harkless has actually lead the Magic in shot attempts!

It was just 2 years ago when the Wizards drafted two Small Forwards in the same draft.  Nowadays, Chris Singleton is seeing limited minutes while Jan Vesely doesn't even take off his warmups.  The Wizards drafted Vesely with the 6th overall pick ahead of Kemba Walker, Brandon Knight (both PGs I know they already have John Wall) and Klay Thompson!  If they REALLY wanted a SF that draft, why did they pass on Kawhi Leonard?  Anywho, the Wizards traded for Trevor Ariza in an offseason deal that changed the landscape of basketball in Washington, and signed Martell Webster who has become an important part of the Wizards offense. 

Webster has been shooting over 50% from downtown in February which has lead to a 14.3 points per game average in the Wizards 3 games since the All-Star break.  He has also added 5.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game over that same stretch.

Ariza has added 13 points, 4 assists and 3.7 rebounds per agme since teh break.  Instead of providing fantasy owners with 3pointers, Ariza likes to add 2.3 steals per game.

Both of the Wizards SFs can help your fantasy team and in different ways!

Deron Williams owners better add C.J. Watson to their benches because his ankles will NOT hold up the entire season!  On top of that, Joe Johnson has had his own injuries to deal will and Watson has slid into the starting SG position in his abscense.  Even if you DON'T own either guy, Watson is a valuable fantasy option at the moment.  His 16.2 points per game and 3 threes over Brooklyn's last 5 games can help everyone!


Points to Add
Kawhi Leonard - SF Spurs (65%)
Emeka Okafor - PF, C Wizardss (65%)
Dion Waiters - SG Cavaliers (63%)
Danny Green - SG, SF Spurs (63%)
Vince Carter - SG, SF Mavericks (60%)
Ramon Sessions - PG, SG Bobcats 59%
Byron Mullens - PF, C Bobcats (56%)
Luke Ridnour - PG, SG Timberwolves (50%)
Jeff Green - SF, PF Celtics (44%)
Nate Robinson - PG, SG Bulls (42%)
Gerald Henderson - SG, SF Bobcats (35%)
Antawn Jamison - PF Lakers (31%)
Derrick Williams - SF, PF Timberwolves (27%)
Maurice Harkless - SF Magic 1(7%)
C.J. Watson - PG Nets (6%)

Rebounds to Add
Emeka Okafor - PF, C Wizardss (65%)
Byron Mullens - PF, C Bobcats (56%)
Spencer Hawes - PF, C 76ers (52%)
Earl Clark - SF, PF Lakers (48%)
Brandon Bass - PF Celtics (41%)
Jason Thompson - PF, C Kings (41%)
Carl Landry - SF, PF Warriors (37%)
Tony Allen - SG, SF Grizzlies (37%)
Gerald Henderson - SG, SF Bobcats (35%)
Derrick Williams - SF, PF Timberwolves (27%)
Al-Farouq Aminu - SF, PF Hornets (24%)
Bismack Biyombo - PF, C Bobcats (20%)
Maurice Harkless - SF Magic (17%)
Andray Blatche - PF, C Nets (16%)
Jonas Valanciunas - PF, C Raptors (15%)
Jermaine O'Neal - PF, C Suns (9%)
Andrew Nicholson - PF, C Magic (8%)

3pt to Add
Danny Green - SG, SF Spurs (63%)
Vince Carter - SG, SF Mavericks (60%)
Byron Mullens - PF, C Bobcats (56%)
Mario Chalmers - PG Heat (43%)
Chauncey Billups - PG, SG Clippers (39%)
Carlos Delfino - SG, SF Rockets (28%)
Martell Webster - SG SF Wizards (24%)
Thabo Sefolosha - SG, SF Thunder (21%)
Shane Battier - SG, SF Heat (12%)
Alan Anderson - SG, SF Raptors (7%)
C.J. Miles - SG, SF Cavaliers (7%)
C.J. Watson - PG Nets (6%)
John Salmons - SG, SF Kings (5%)

Assists to Add
Danny Green - SG, SF Spurs (63%)
Jared Dudley - SG, SF Suns (60%)
Ramon Sessions - PG, SG Bobcats (59%)
Luke Ridnour - PG, SG Timberwolves (50%)
Andre Miller - PG, SG Nuggets (45%)
Mario Chalmers - PG Heat (43%)
Nate Robinson - PG, SG Bulls (42%)
Eric Bledsoe - PG, SG Clippers (29%)
Jerryd Bayless - PG, SG Grizzlies (13%)
C.J. Watson - PG Nets (6%)
E'Twaun Moore - PG, SG Magic (5%)
Will Bynum - PG, SG Pistons (4%)
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