I hope all of you enjoyed your fair share of Turkey and fixings this past Thanksgiving! The shortened week always messes me up. Or is it the L-Tryptophan? For this of you who don’t know, or have never seen that Seinfeld episode, Tryptophan is an amino acid released in proteins (especially present in Turkey), that will induce lethargy and/or sleep. After this weekend, perhaps we should take a look at which Fantasy Basketball players overindulged this week, and who has been flying right:

BUY:

Jeremy Lamb SG, SF

I won’t lie. My inclination to put Jeremy here was motivated by the “stay away from turkey, go get you some Lamb” lines. I guess I just did the joke, but Lamb isn’t just for Greeks and Kiwis anymore, Jeremy  has returned to the Charlotte fold, and has gone 19.5/13/1/1/.5 with 1.5 treys per. This was done one game with Nicolas Batum out, and one game with the Frenchman back, (where he actually scored more in less minutes) Like his popularity as a holiday dish, Lamb is only 18% owned, so go get a second helping, he’s delicious. Sorry.

Sergio Rodriguez PG

Jerryd Bayless is out, he isn’t travelling with the team for the 76ers road trip, so he could be out for a while. That means Rodriguez is starting, and has been worth streaming over his last 2 starts, going 11.5/2.5/7/2/0 with 2 treys per game. He did register 3 turnovers per game as well, but his shooting has been over .560 during these 2 games. You should be aware that this FG% is well above his history. Take a flyer as a streamer, (26% owned) I don’t know that I would trade for him unless you need dimes, he is a bit of a specialist. but the turkey has got me lethargic, I won’t be digging deep for this article. Like a 5 day old turkey sandwich, take it or leave it!

SELL:

Ricky Rubio PG

Ricky has been sitting the entire 4th quarter for the last 3 games. He still has value as trade bait because of his ability to dish, but woe to the player that gets on the bad side of Coach Thibodeau. I would try to move him if you can. I would also add Kris Dunn to the sell list, unless you are in a dynasty format, as he’s getting next to no play as well under the fiery coach.

Tony Parker PG

Parker had his best game of the year last go round, scoring 20/1/3/0/0 with a trey. This is the high water mark, doubling his previous point production. If you can parlay this recent production and his name recognition into just about anything else, I would try to do so.

Robert Covington SF, PF

I like what Robert brings to the table, we all can’t have a Golden State-esque team filled with top 30 talent, so we need guys like Robert. He went off for 6 treys last night, posting a 20/5/2/2/0 shooting .636. His defensive contribution in threes, steals and blocks are trade bait worthy. I suggest him not because I think that he isn’t good, but rather that he is at a sell point, and I have to finish this article before I lapse into another nap.

 

Ok, gentle reader, I’m couldn’t possibly handle another bite, I’m completely stuffed, so that’s all I have for this week. Until next time, may all your shots be nothing but net.

  1. Doctor G says:
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    Buying Demarre Carroll or Jerryd Bayless??

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Doctor G: I gotta admit, I have to eat some crow here, as I said in an earlier article to sell Demarre, as his start was poor, and they were resting him on back-to-backs. The resting issue may still come into play, but his game has come around to beyond streaming value. Bayless should by all rights get the starter’s job back when he returns, but they aren’t sure when that will be. Could be for the weekend, or it could be beyond that. So I say go for demarre, and as a card carrying raps fan, may god have mercy on my soul for doubting him in the first place..

      • Doctor G says:
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        @Dan A: No worries Dan, as a fellow Raps fan myself, I can’t blame you for not holding Demarre’s game in the highest of confidence. He did look toast earlier on in the year, but thankfully the rest and rehab looks to have done him some good, and hes come around a little bit! Hes one tough dude, so maybe we BOTH shouldn’t have been totally writing him off. But you’re definitely not alone in that, haha. I bought where I could, and I’ll be happy getting something along the lines of the averages hes posted in his last 5 games the rest of the way. Cheers man.

  2. Joel

    Joel says:
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    Is mason plumlee enough to get for covington?

    • Joel

      Joel says:
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      @Joel: or Z-bo. Need fg%

      • Dan A

        Dan A says:
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        @Joel: If you want FG%, Covington isn’t for you. He will help you punt the category, as a matter of fact. Check Clint Cappela, but he’ll be much more costly than Plumlee. Maybe Ryan Anderson might be more of a fit, or Jae Crowder. Kick the tires, and at least see what it would take for the deal to be done, maybe?

        • Joel says:
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          @Dan A: Haha actually proposed Covington and Marcus Morris for Crowder and Nurkic doesn’t look like it will be enough though. You think same deal but just for Crowder works? or if I switch Marcus for Harkless or maybe Monta Ellis. I clearly need to lose Covington, he doesn’t fit my team build.

  3. Threekola says:
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    I think Covington has been more of a buy this whole season. Those who bought are happy they did, and those who held are happy they did and shouldn’t be looking to sell because they aren’t going to get top 100 value out of him.

    He’s just not making shots, yet he’s still close to 2/2/1 threes/steals/blocks. Good rebounder too. All he has to do is shoot over 35% to be great value. If he ever strings together 3-4 games of above 40% shooting, that’s when I’d sell cause I wouldn’t trust that continues.

  4. Tyler says:
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    Any of these guys worth owning in 10ers?

    smart, murray, covington, jr smith, mirotic, ilyasova, CLee, morris twins

    • Threekola says:
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      @Tyler:

      Both Morris twins, Covington should be owned.

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Tyler: I like Covington if you are willing to punt FG%, he’s shooting very inconsistently. Markieff slightly over Marcus, IMO, but I’d take either. Mirotic has been trending upwards in the last 3 games, but he has shown inconsistency. I just love that he can do it all, when he’s on his game. Smart is an intriguing cat, as he doesn’t have 10 team value now, but he should get minutes, and will give you better than current output on non scoring stats.

  5. Tyler says:
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    Could you also rank for 12teams, short to mid term upside

    Are we buying any of these playahs?

    Sergio, Bayless, Augustin, Nelson, Troy Williams, Stauskas, Jamychal, Ross, Belinelli, Lawson, Tony Allen

    • Tyler says:
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      @Tyler: unfortunately i drafted carroll in almost all of my leagues but was only fortunate to snag him back up in 1. Fml haha

      • Dan A

        Dan A says:
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        @Tyler: many people gave up on him after his sub par early season performance, including me. You win, you lose. He hopefully retains his value this time.

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Tyler: Sergio and Bayless are tough to rank, as they kinda cancel each other out. If I had to choose one, I’d take a healthy Bayless over Sergio.
      Take Nelson first while barton is out, Augustin while Peyton is injured, then Ross/Allen depending on you needs (points/3s/FG% from Ross, Defensive stats/boards from Allen).

      Lamb is better than Belinelli, and Troy Will and Jamychal also kinda cancel each other. Lawson is really only a dimes specialist, at the cost of FG%, so I’d leave him too.

      Hope this helps.

  6. KAT says:
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    conley expected to miss the next 6-8 weeks,which backup pg have more value—Harrison or baldwin

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @KAT: That’s tough. The odds are Harrison gets the starters job, Baldwin IV was just recalled from the NBADL, so I expect the Griz see him as the backup to Harrison. But keep a close eye, and also watch for Vince Carter to get big minutes, and can operate as a point forward in desperate times like these. Today Allen also a dude to watch.

  7. which one says:
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    good afternoon !! Im in a 12 team h2h daily 9 cat league we use FG , FG%, PTS, FT% , 3’S , REB, AST, STL, BLK Here is my team

    Guards —-D Collison, T Frazier, jermey Lin, jamal murry and D Schrodder
    Forwards– Tobias Harris, Rob Covington, Draymond, Jamychal Green
    Forward/ C — Anthony Davis, Al Horford, Derrick Favors
    Center —- Robin Lopez

    There are a few free agents out there but not much really —-Ty Lawson, Jameer nelson, Tyle Johnson, DJ Aug, P BEV , Marvin Williams, Brandon Ingram, Dion Waiters, Tyrek Evans ……. It sux because we have no IR and 3 man bench which I already have Favors and Lin sitting there on INJ so 1 bench spot left fill it with another INJ guy ??? I’d have no movement for pickups in a daily league other than dropping starters. I don’t rally know what to do. Any of these guys do you think I should have on my team over 1 or 2 of my current guys on my roster.

    Thank you for your help. !!

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @which one: Lin is the only drop, Favors is too valuable, but none of these cats are worth dropping them for. Then again, not playing someone, anyone, gets you further and further behind the pack. I like Augustin for now, as he is getting the start while Peyton is out. You could possibly drop someone else, but then you’re in a streaming position, and you don’t have the flexibility to do that really. Try to package one of your pieces using one of those two guys, maybe someone will make a trade.

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