Welcome back to RazzWired!  Week 1 is finally in the books, so it’s time to look at who you can grab off the wire!

Before we begin, lets get some housekeeping out of the way.  Throughout the season, this column will only be looking at players owned in less than 50% of leagues.  These recommendations are also tailored to the 9-cat RCL format.  That being said, let’s dive in!

First up, we have a repeat offender, from last year’s RazzWired series.  The one, the only, Matty B!

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Across the board production:

  • Matt Barnes – SG/SF – 34% –  Yes, the haircut is atrocious, but the man stuffs the statsheet!  On top of his already solid production, there is a high probability that Gay gets traded, leaving even more usage rate to my man, Matty B!  Grab him as a potential rest of season guy.
  • Joe Johnson – SG/SF – 51% – Yeah, he’s over the 50% mark, but I have a feeling he’s available in many leagues.  He’s a value for the next couple weeks, so feel free to stream!
  • JJ Barea – PG/SG – 32% – The diminutive guard is getting solid run for the Mavs.  Seth Curry isn’t living up to the hype, so Barea is a good back of the bench option.  Plus, if D-Will goes down, JJ’s value would take an enormous leap.

Specialists:

Three Ball

  • Patty Mills – PG – 32% – He’s been getting solid run, and if Parker ever gets rested or injured, his value would spike.  Oh, and Mills has 13 treys through 4 games so far.  Definitely worth a look!

Blocks

  • Dewayne Dedmon – C – 13% – He definitely has a role on the Spurs, but he isn’t going to put up huge numbers.  However, he’s averaging 7 points, 7.3 boards, and 2 blocks per game through the first 4.  Plus, the Spurs starting bigs tend to sit a lot.

Steals

  • Andre Roberson – SG/SF – 13% – He’s getting a ton of minutes, and he’s putting up numbers.  6 points, 7.7 boards, 2 assists, 2.7 steals, and 1 block per game through the first 3.  Throw in the occasional trey, and he’s a very solid option for across the board production.

 

Deep League Delight (Sub 10% ownership):

  • CJ Miles – SG/SF – 4% – Rodney Stuckey went down, so there may be a few more minutes for Miles.  Regardless, he’s a decent thragnof play, with a few steals thrown in.  Definitely should be owned in over 4 percent of leagues.
  1. Kawhi did I do it ? says:
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    At this point who would you rather roster Matt Barnes or Robert Covington ?

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Kawhi did I do it ?: Yeah, I’m taking Barnes. I think the role is more guaranteed. As we saw last night, a hot Hollis Thompson sent Cov to the bench. Plus, Saric has established himself, and Simmons should be back at some point. Barnes has a guaranteed role that would only get bigger with a trade.

  2. Slim

    Slim says:
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    Any concern of Jerami Grant messing with Robersons minutes? I thought that was a heck of a pickup for the Thunder who are pretty weak at both forward spots.

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Slim: I don’t think it’s going to matter too much. I assume Grant and Roberson will both start at the 3 and 4 or get the lion’s share of the minutes there. The Thunder are fantastic on defense now. If Grant can knock down the spot up 3, he’s going to have massive value.

    • Lasandro says:
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      @Adam: A ball-park forecast on Grant’s numbers and mins? I guess we’ll have a better idea after today’s game but I’m more than willing to drop my Taj Gibson to grab him in my 10 team roto because I’m in need of brds and blks. I just need to know that he’ll be playing 25min+ here on out.

      • Adam

        Adam says:
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        @Lasandro: No Ersan, and Sabonis has looked bad. Plus there isn’t much depth behind Roberson, unless you call Singler an NBA player.

        I think 25-27 mins would be my bet, with upside for more. I think his role depends on whether he can space the floor at all. I don’t mind that move at all, Grant is a special talent. As a Thunder fan, I’m pretty psyched!

  3. JJ says:
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    Hey Adam!

    Would you drop Smart or Josh Rich for Jerami G?

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @JJ: I’d probably drop Smart for him. Those blocks are too good to pass up on.

  4. Brian says:
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    Who has the better stat line across the board tonight (it’s a FT Punt team)? Trevor booker or Capela.

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Brian: Capela if you want Blocks and Boards, otherwise booker. I have a feeling the Nets Pistons game will be slow paced, so I’d lean Capela in a vacuum though.

  5. Brian says:
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    Who has the better stat line across the board tonight (it’s a FT Punt team)? Trevor booker or Capela.

  6. Andrew Ringer says:
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    Would you rather own barton or tyler johnson in a 16er with no IR spot (I also have gary harris).

    • Andrew Ringer says:
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      Sorry to respond to my own comment, I’m a loser. Throw Ish Smith into that mix also.

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Andrew Ringer: I’d say Tyler Johnson. I’m betting that Barton gets moved after Harris is back, and his value just won’t be there. Ish is the best temporary option until Reggie gets back, but long term, I’m taking Tyler.

      • Andrew Ringer says:
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        Also, I’m looking to help my 3s on a punt ft team. Assists are probably good. Would you trade Rubio for Bradley straight up?

        • Adam

          Adam says:
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          @Andrew Ringer: Rubio for Avery Bradley? I’d definitely do that!

  7. Twangus says:
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    Trying to decide who to stream for Thursday when I could use help with FG%, FT%, and 3PM between Wilson Chandler, CJ Miles, and Andre Roberson. I know none of it is a sure thing but who do y’all like for tomorrow night?

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Twangus: Man, that’s tough… I’d say Miles is the safest for 3s, Chandler is going to meh, but probably give a little of each stat. Roberson is playing the warriors, so I’m betting he’ll get his looks.

      I’d go Miles if you want to play it safer, or Roberson if you’re feeling ballsy. Roberson for me haha.

  8. Ivan Wu says:
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    Which 2 out of Danny Green, Gary Harris, J-Rich, or Tyreke Evans would you rather have for ROS value? Thanks!

    • Ivan Wu says:
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      @Ivan Wu: or Jerami Grant!

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Ivan Wu: Harris and JRich ! They’re a pain to hold, but I don’t think you’ll regret it. If you feel really ballsy, then hold Grant over Harris. Could pay off, but definitely more risk there. Depends if you want the blocks.

      • Ivan says:
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        @Adam: Sounds good, thanks Adam!

  9. Peter says:
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    Should I keep Covington or drop for:

    Kilpatrick, Louwill, Matt Barnes, or Jymychal Green

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Peter: Drop for Green. Barnes is right there as well, but I like Green’s role more.

      • Peter says:
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        @Adam: sweet, thanks Adam!

  10. Tyler says:
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    Hi Adam, wazzup?
    How do you like or rank these trades? Gay’s been ballin though and has a chance to return top 40 value all year long.

    Gay + Hood for Warren + Howard
    Gay for Drummond
    Gay + Hood for Drummond + A.Gordon
    Gay + Carroll for Drummond + A.Gordon

    Heres my team:
    Lowry,Dragic,Hood,G.Harris,Sergio,Lawson,Lou Williams
    Giannis,Gay,Carroll
    Gobert, Nurkic, Capela
    IL-Hayward,Tyreke

    Also Jamychal and Justin Hamilton got dropped. Should I claim them? and drop Lawson?
    Roberson is still available but I didn’t like the low minutes he got last game. I don’t think he’ll give value unless he’s going to get 30+ min nightly.

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Tyler: Drop Lawson for Green – I like Gay for Drummond a lot. (Assuming you’re ft punting) I wouldn’t bet on gay at all this year, the odds of being moved are just too high. I like the last deal as well.

  11. wer says:
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    Are you gonna continue using the @razzwired twitter account or should I not be expecting any updates from that anymore?

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @wer: I’m not sure yet. I’m writing/participating in three articles a week right now, so I kind of don’t think so. If I do start using it again, I’ll let everyone know in the column!

      I appreciate the interest! Thanks!

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