I’m as surprised as you are, that Withey is relevant. In spite of the odds, he has been stuffing the stat sheet like crazy this past week, with nearly a double double, 3 blocks, and 1.6 steals per game over the last 5! I have no idea how long this will keep up, but while Favors is out, he’s starting to look like a must own. Probably just a short term add, but those stats are too sweet to turn down!
Not a whole lot of big news this week, but in Raptor land, Carroll is set to miss 6-8 weeks worth of games, and is probably a cut in standard league. I don’t see an immediate pickup, but it’s worth keeping an eye on James Johnson and Terrence Ross, to see if anyone can run away with the job.
In the depressing world of the 76ers, Ish has come out extremely hot, and should be owned in every league. His percentage owned is currently sitting at 62%, so I’m betting some of you are slacking off! Fix that! TJ McConnell was actually productive this past week as well. The assists and steals are there, for you deep leaguers.
Speaking of depressing, the Lakers actually had a few bright spots this week, the most interesting being Larry Nance Jr. The kid can rebound like a beast, with two 14 board games this past week. He’s athletic, active, and he’s getting minutes. Definitely worth a look if you need some rebounding help.
Unfortunately, one of my favorite stat stuffers Omri Casspi is currently out with some back issues. On the upside, Belinelli has been crushing it in the points and trey columns, with solid contributions in steals as well. He was already heating up before Casspi went down, but the added minutes give him a solid boost. Give him a look if you need some Thragnof! Just for the record, Casspi still needs to be owned everywhere.
Another solid Thragnof name is Allen Crabbe. Even with Lillard back, he should be a solid source of scoring and threes, on a Trailblazer team that lacks scoring options. Speaking of Trailblazer players, I think it’s only fair to mention the spectacular play of CJ McCollum. Don’t ask me why this guy isn’t 100% owned. He’s managed to prove the doubters *looks at JB* wrong, with solid percentages from the field. In all fairness, I didn’t think he’d shoot over 40% from the field either, so I have to give him props.
That’s all I’ve got for this week! I’ll switch back to the usual format for next week. I would also like to give a shoutout to Draymond Green for putting up some absurd stats this week… While doing research for the article, I found that he topped most of the statistical categories for the last 7 and 14 days. His 10 game history is worth a look, for anyone who wants to be wowed.
Have an awesome week everybody, and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter at @RazzWired for updates between Thursdays! I’ll try to tweet more now that the holidays are done. Easiest place to reach me with questions is still in the comments though. I’d say I answer a solid 80/90% within an hour for those wondering!