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We’ve reached the point in the season where we’re scraping the bottom of the barrel in terms of picks.  At this point, most pickups will be targeting specific stats, so this edition will feature some of the solid guards that are still available in many leagues.  I needed a title for this week, and the Lillard/Love ad refused to leave my head… Seemed like a good fit, so I went with it!

Delightful Dishers:

  • Dennis Schroder – PG – 33% – Yes, he has been featured here a lot.  The thing is, he’s worth owning!  The playing time has been a bit wobbly, but the production is definitely there.  Teague played himself into the doghouse against the Warriors, and Schroder took full advantage.  This situation could easily turn into an even timeshare, and that is great news for Dennis.  Not Quite Must-Own, but Getting Close.
  • Norris Cole – PG/SG – 21% –  He may be boring, but he’s getting a lot of minutes with Reke and Hot Mustard out for the year.  Borderline add in standards, but definitely relevant in 14 team and deeper.
  • Donald Sloan – PG/SG – 16% – I hate his guts, but he does seem to be getting the majority of the minutes, and there are worse options for guard help… Not many of them… But there are worse.  I’d take him a touch over Cole, but they’re about the same.
  • Shelvin Mack – PG – 14% – Another guard in the Sloan/Cole range.  I’d say he’s got more upside, but he’s also riskier.  The Jazz are tightening their rotation, and Mack clearly has the starting PG job in his grasp.  It’s been a bit of an adjustment, but he’s starting to look more comfortable, and the Jazz clearly have confidence in him.  I’m rolling him out there in standards until we see the effect of Burks return. (Just FTR, I don’t think it will impact him too much, since Burks isn’t a PG.)
  • Evan Turner – SG/SF – 49% – One of the best out of position dimers in the league.  His ownership is fairly high, but I could see him getting dropped out of boredom.  He’s sneaky mid-round value, and should definitely be owned.

 

One Shot Blocker:

  • Ed Davis – PF/C – 48% – While the Blazers recent success has a lot to do with the stellar play of its backcourt duo, Davis really does deserve some of the credit.  Over the last 14 days, he has averaged over 2 blocks, a steal, and 8 boards a game.  This puts him in elite territory, and he is definitely a must own.

 

*Note – Please Please Pleaseeeeeee get Matt Barnes over the 50% mark, so I don’t have to mention him in every single post…. Thank you for your cooperation!*

  1. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Adam! Schroder or Joe Johnson ros? Thanks!

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Jerry: Eesh… Probably lean JoeJ, just by a tad. He really seems to have found a great place.

  2. Jerry says:
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    Sounds good, thanks!

  3. Tyler says:
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    drop mirotic for ginobili, tony allen or amare?
    do you think he can return on Mar14 for POs?

    • Tyler says:
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      @Tyler: or alan anderson perhaps?

      • Adam

        Adam says:
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        @Tyler: Out of those, I’d hold Miro I think… Either that, or use the spot to stream. None of those guys have huge appeal, plus Allen and Manu aren’t back yet either.

  4. Scott says:
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    Thanks bruh! Deep league, you like Reggie Bullock or John Jenkins?

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Scott: I’d probably lean Bullock there. Don’t be afraid to swap em though, if Jenkins locks down a bigger role. I just don’t see him getting that much run with Booker healthy.

  5. tentyme says:
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    in a 12 team h2h weekly 9 cat league and we don’t use TO cat. ROS would you rather have norris cole or dj aug. could use a lil help at FG% , 3’s , ast. and steals. I might need to use 1 of these guys for a week or 2 during the playoffs in my utility spot trying to stay strong and 4 cats and needing that 5 cat for the weekly win would have to come from either the FG%, 3,s, and my assists on my team are above average. Thx for your help.

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @tentyme: Hmmm, I’d probably go Cole. Definitely more assists and the production is just going to be better with the guaranteed playing time.

  6. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Adam! Do you like Elfrid, Garry Harris or Fournier for ros? They all have solid playoff schedules the next three to four weeks. Thanks for the help!

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Jerry: Gary Harris! He has a huge block of playing time locked down, and the other two play for Skiles….

  7. mason says:
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    im trying to win boards and blocks. i already got aaron gordon and myles turner from the wire. So would you drop nikola jokic for ed davis to win those cats?

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @mason: A lot of upside with Jokic, but if you’re targeting boards and blocks, I’d make the move for Davis. Is there anyone you can drop besides Jokic?

      • mason says:
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        @Adam: I guess the only two would be either aaron gordon or myles turner? Both can be very inconsistent. Other than that, I got a pretty well balanced team, and am sitting pretty in 1st place. Thanks for the wisdom you provide every week!

        • Adam

          Adam says:
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          @mason: Hmmm, yeah. Value wise, I’d go Jokic, but if you’re fine with points, then go Davis.

          Thanks man! I appreciate you taking the time to read it!

  8. Bye Felica says:
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    Matt Barnes is trash lol

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Bye Felica: Psh, he’s slowed down a bit the last couple, but he’s guaranteed minutes with no Green. Plus, there just aren’t many players with his across the board production.

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