From time to time, we here at Razzball like to take a look at some guys who are doing well in the league in one particular category but remain less than x% owned; in this case, the ceiling is 65% ownership. One man who fits that criteria is a guy whose name keeps creeping into the roundups, Larry Sanders. He is averaging 3.1 blocks per game, tied with Serge Ibaka, the Lord of Blocks. He is good for about 7 1/2 points and rebounds per game, but his FT% is typical big man garbage. He is close to the 65% cut off, however, so act quickly. He”s owned in too many leagues to officially be a buy, and let’s face it, every league that is deep enough to need him probably already has him, but someone, somewhere, could probably use a Larry Sanders. Call today.

Robin Lopez – The Hornets/Pelicans center has been swatting balls at a rate of 1.9 per game, good for 13th overall in the league. He has great percentages and won’t hurt you with points (11.9 per night) either.

Derrick Favors – Despite missing a few games with an injury, Favors still has a favors-able 1.9 BPG with 7.5 RPG and 9.3 PPG. He’s also close to the 65% cut off and will probably pass that once he gets some games under his belt again.

Bismack Biyombo – This is more of a deep league option, some might say a desperation option, with his palty 4.1 PPG and anemic FT%. However, 1.8 blocks every night is still good for something.

Kosta Koufos – He has been good for an average of a block and a half per game, and his rebounds and points are enough to keep you alive, but they certainly won’t entice. Like Biyombo, the FT% is poor, but like Bis, he barely takes any free throws, so it won’t affect the ratios that much.

Jason Maxiell – He has been up and down all year about where he’ll stand with the Pistons, but regardless, his 8.6/6.5 average with 1.5 blocks is good enough that he should be owned in greater than 13% of leagues.

Jermaine O’Neal – As noted the other day, his production has really dropped off, but he has been good for 1 1/2 blocks per night all season. I’m not sure I can get past his paltry minutes, however.

  1. SmokeTNT says:

    I’m in a deep league where I have CP3, Tony Parker, and Damian Lillard. Should I try to trade one off or just keep enjoying the PG monopoly? I could use some help with 3s and/or blocks (dropped Larry Sanders the day before he became ridiculous) but I don’t know if I could get a good return.

    • SmokeTNT says:

      @SmokeTNT: 14 team league, my team is:

      Jarrett Jack
      Ray Allen
      Chris Paul
      Jeremy Pargo
      Shawn Marion
      Pau Gasol
      Alonzo Gee
      Antawn Jamison
      Jermaine O’Neal
      Bismack Biyombo
      Andray Blatche
      Tyson Chandler
      Tony Parker
      Damian Lillard
      Derrick Favors

      • ChrisV

        ChrisV says:

        @SmokeTNT: I would try and move Parker while his value is extremely high; I presume it will take a dip, but he will still be good, but he will probably never be better than this. Pau has been disappointing a bit, so maybe you can look for a second elite PF/C using Parker.

        Otherwise, your team is okay.

    • Eric says:

      @ChrisV: @SmokeTNT:

      Dropping Larry Sanders was your biggest mistake, shouldn’t someone with elite potential. Trade TP for a PG who shoots 3s. I’d target a Mo Williams like PG.

  2. Wild you trade Pau for Rubio?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:

      @Chris Rojas: Not unless I really needed assists and Rubio was my only option.

    • Eric says:

      @Chris Rojas:

      Pau is an elite player when healthy, Rubio isn’t elite and isn’t healthy either and both are injured.

      • @Eric:

        so how do you see Rubio and Pau for the remainder of the season? I know Pau is recovering from minor knee issue, but was not playing well and doent look to fit in. I’m curious to hear your take. Also if not Pau for Rubio what about Tyreke for Rubio?

        • ChrisV

          ChrisV says:

          @Chris Rojas: The Lakers are a hot mess, sure, but even with reduced minutes, I still see Pau as a top 50 player.

          As for Rubio, looking at about .375 fg/.810 ft/1.0 3pt/11.2 pts/4.1 rbd/8.4 ast/2.3 stl

  3. Jep says:

    Was offered Iggy for Sanders in 10 team Rotiss, starting 5 + 2 util spots. Currently tied for 3rd. Cats to improve: FG%, PTs, Stls, but points might get help with Kyrie coming back. Holding steady with an 8 in blocks. Only issue I see with the trade is having too many wings (George, Matthews, and Iggy) that do that same thing.

    My team:
    Kyrie, George, Matthews, LMA, Anderson, Noah, Sanders, Teague, Kidd, Pekovic, and Vasquez.

    Other team has CP3, Varejao, and Holiday I can try to inquire about.

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:

      @Jep: I don’t think AI helps you with FG%, in fact, Larry has a better FG% of all of them. AI also isn’t a great steals source. Varejao will give you just as many SPG.

      • Eric says:


        yeah man, you don’t need Iggy w/ the players that you have. Sanders is your only shot blocker.

  4. Mr. Para Noid says:

    10 Team H2H – 11 categories (9 cat but breaks out d-rebs and o-rebs then adds Techs)
    My Team is:
    Marc Gasol
    World Peace
    Larry Sanders
    Jordan Crawford

    Just dropped Hickson for Crawford as a hedge on Wall’s return?. Was that the right move? Anyone you think I should target? Do I hold tight for Rubio and wall to come back?

    Waiver guys include:
    Eric Gordon
    Jason Kidd
    Robin Lopez
    Danny Green
    Jason Thompson

    Despite my team i’m somehow 2-4, what am i doing wrong?

    • ETMcgee says:

      @Mr. Para Noid: in h2h, especially w/ 10 teams, its about quantity. Carrying wall and rubio will make it tough until they get playing, but will give a nice boost when you are playing your full roster

      • Mr. Para Noid says:

        @ETMcgee: I dont follow what you mean about “quantity”. maximizing # of games in a week? Also, Should I be moving Turner for a guy like Paul George?

        • ChrisV

          ChrisV says:

          @Mr. Para Noid: I would do that trade, but why would the other guy?

          Rubio and Wall are due back shortly, so I think you’re locked into them since the finish line is so close.

  5. Fantastic J says:

    Hey Chris, I’ve become a big follower of your blog. This is my first year playing fantasy basketball, and I’m really into it so far. I’m in a 12 team H2H league, wondering if you can give me a few tips on weaknesses of my team/players to deal or hold.
    PG- Brandon Knight, Ricky Rubio, Chris Duhon
    SG- Tyreke Evans, Bradley Beal, Vince Carter
    SF- LeBron James, Metta World Peace
    PF- Paul Milsap, Dirk Nowitzki
    C- Joakim Noah, JaVale McGee, Bismack Biyombo

    • ETMcgee says:

      @Fantastic J: go to and plug in your players, it will provide insight into your teams strengths and weaknesses. In h2h, try to make a team that is very strong in +50% of the categories , so a team strong in 6-7 categories while disregarding the others is usually successful.

  6. Moez says:

    watching irving
    I think he’s the next big and best PG
    do you agree?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:

      @Moez: He was already in my top 5 PG entering the season. He has a very bright future. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him ranked #2 next season by a lot of ‘perts.

  7. Hotrod says:

    Trade away DeRozan & Javale for Tyreke & Pat Patterson? (I do not need Javales blocks) Do you think Tyreke will be too much of a nagging injury concern all year?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:

      @Hotrod: I’d be okay with that trade. I’m not all the worried about Tyreke. Right now, it’s just a bruise on the knee.

  8. Sawx10 says:

    Lets play a game…in my highly competitive 24 team league my first two picks went to:
    1) a hobble kneed center who has yet to, and might not, play in a game this season
    2) a PF who has been sent to the bench and only played 8 mins last night while scoring 2 points and grabbing 2 rebounds.

    Can you guys guess who these two studs are before I kill myself?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:

      @Sawx10: Well, we know it’s not Pau because he didn’t even play.

      I probably would have killed myself at the “24 team league” part. That means Timofey Mozgov is owned somewhere in your league.

  9. Jon says:

    Did we stop doing Tiers? I enjoyed that.

  10. Frank Lynch says:

    Hi I’m new with this website. Can I ask a question about my team????

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