A little over a week has gone by since the beginning of the season, and a lot of rotations still haven’t taken on a definitive shape yet. The good/bad thing is, a few injuries have already occurred, making room for a new set of players to gain some minutes. For those of you that enjoy streaming blocks, Festus Ezeli has become a solid play with the injury to Andrew Bogut (concussion). Bogut injured??? Who woulda thunk it! Bogut will remain a major injury risk the rest of the year, so Ezeli should be rosterable in deeper leagues, and possibly even a blocks deficient 12er or two.
For those of you that didn’t see last week’s edition of RazzWired, here it is. Most of the guys from last week are still relevant pick-ups, and I’ll do my best not to repeat myself.
Again, the percentage owned and eligibility used, are from Yahoo.
- Jeremy Lamb – SG/SF – 12% – Charlotte has recently extended Lamb with a 3 year, $21 million contract. They have faith in him and so do I. So far this season, Lamb has averaged 2.0 trey balls per game, and there’s just no reason to think that this number will go down much. Charlotte is thin on the wing, and Lamb should get solid minutes. Plus, he’s average almost a steal a game and 1.3 blocks per game so far. That’s fantasy gold if you ask me.
- Marcus Thornton – SG – 8% – While he’s not a long-term buy, Thornton is a great streaming option, as long as Terrence Jones is out of the lineup. I have no idea how long this will be, but in the meantime, Thornton is making it rain. In fact, he’s making it downpour, with 3.5 treys per game so far, second only to Stephen Curry. He may not be worth an add based on his short term value, but he certainly would make a solid streaming or DFS option for now.
- Evan Fournier – SG/SF – 44% – The Frenchman has been scorching hot of late, and has seen his ownership jump 44% in the past couple days. Ride the hot hand, but beware, his spot will be in jeopardy as soon as he cools off.
While he’s not a pickup by any means, Andre Drummond deserves a major shout-out for averaging 19.5 boards per game so far… That blows my mind… Oh, and technically, he’s only 99% owned! So if you’re the guy playing in the 1 person league that doesn’t own him, PLEASE pick him up for me! Thanks alot.
- Marvin Williams – SF/PF – 52% – He has gained a significant role in the Hornets offense, and has also been averaging 2 treys to go along with his 9 boards. He’s definitely worth a grab in most leagues.
- Luis Scola – PF/C – 9% – I have no idea if he’ll maintain his rotation spot, but he is averaging 9 boards so far. Looks to be a solid deep league add.
Not much has changed outside of the first article, but here are a couple newish names.
- Josh Smith – SF/PF – 18% – 2 blocks a game… but ewwww.
- Dewayne Dedmon – C – 0% – For the deepest of leagues, he’s averaging 1.7 per though, so that’s not awful.
Clint Capela is showing some relevance while Terrence Jones is down, so keep him in mind as well. Kosta Koufos and Trill are having some major run with DeMarcus Cousins out for a couple games, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he goes down for a while. Achilles strains are extremely scary. On that note, sell Cousins if you can do so without taking a loss.
Stealers? (Let’s just go with pick-pockets.)
- Thabo Sefolosha – SG/SF – 1% – Another deep league add. In the games he’s played, he’s averaged 2.7 steals, good for second in the league.
- T.J. McConnell – PG – 5% – The latest wonderkid on the Sixers. Not exciting, but 2 steals a game, as well as almost 7 assists.
- T.J. McConnell and Matthew Dellavedova – Two peas in a pod. Both averaging almost 7 assists per game, at the moment. I’d recommend Delly as a streamer and DFS play til Cleveland regains some depth.
Aaron Gordon – SF/PF – 58%
|Rodney Hood – SG/SF – 57%|
|Jeremy Lin – PG – 51%|
|Willie Cauley-Stein – C – 49%|
|Kent Bazemore – SG/SF – 40%|
|Marvin Williams – SF/PF – 52%|