Friday, January 3, 2014

Chris Paul Out 3-5 Weeks

The Los Angeles Clippers will be without All-Star point guard Chris Paul for 3-5 weeks as he suffered a separated shoulder Friday night against the Dallas Mavericks.

This is a major blow to all CP3 fantasy owners but thankfully it's not a season ending injury. Clearly the guy you want to go out and get is backup Darren Collison as he'll step in and be the starter for as long as Paul is sidelined.  Jamaal Crawford who already got a huge boost in playing time when J.J. Redick got injured, will get an even bigger boost with Paul out. Jared Dudley and Matt Barnes will see increased minutes as well for the next 3-5 weeks.

Here are some other players who should be available in your league and you should consider adding if you need to replace Paul:

Mo Williams (16% owned) - Only gets around 25 minutes a night off the bench but can score points in a hurry and will give you 2-3 three pointers a night. Also he is averaging 5 assists a night.

Kendall Marshall (15%) - With all the injuries to Lakers guards, he's the last one standing. He's capable of hitting a couple of three's a night, score 10-15 points and have a handful of assists. He's not the best talent, but he's a starting PG and you'll take it for a few weeks.

Beno Udrih (5%) - With Raymond Felton and Pablo Prigioni sidelined with injuries, Udrih is the starting PG for the struggling Knicks. He'll get 30+ minutes a night as long as he's starting. He will get you a handful of assists, hit a few three's and score double digit points.

Reggie Jackson (56%) - Jackson is the PG for the Thunder through the all-star break as Russell Westbrook is out after knee surgery. Jackson has a great offensive game and as long as he is playing alongside Kevin Durant, the assists will come.

J.J. Barea (3%) - He comes off the bench, getting only around 20 minutes a night, but he plays on an up tempo Timberwolves team. Barea loves to shoot and he'll get his shots up on a nightly basis. He'll hit a couple of threes as he's capable on any night scoring 15-20 points. He'll also get 3-5 assists.

Tony Wroten Jr. (17%) - He's very valuable when Michael Carter-Williams is not playing but still provides a spark off the 76ers bench. Wroten is talented offensively and has scored 18 or more points in 6 of his last 10 games.

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