What’s up Razzball nation??? This past week had some pretty spectacular performances from unexpected players.  Keeping that in mind, I’d like to recognize Lou Williams, Otto Porter, and J.R. Smith for breaking into the top 20 ranks for the week! All of them are owned in under 80% of Yahoo leagues, so if you’re lucky, one of them may be floating around on your wire!  Probably not in any RCLs, but in the personal leagues with your buddies that don’t pay attention, you might score big!

RazzWired All-Star Nominations!

 In the spirit of All-Star weekend coming up, we need some nominations for pickup of the first half so far!  Also, I’ll try to put together the waiver all star team!  So this week, nominate as many players as you want, in the comments section, that you think deserve to be on the RazzWired All-Star squad!  Or, if you’re lazy, just comment that has been your best pickup or that you think was the best pickup so far.  Next week, I’ll put the top nominees into a poll to decide who gets featured as the first half RazzWired MVP!  If anyone needs clarification on the instructions, feel free to ask!  I’m not quite sure how clear the instructions were, but yeah! Comment below!

Bonus:  Throw out your favorite pickup lines in the comments as well, and I’ll either have a vote on the best or just feature my favorites!  I was debating about it, but hey, this is Razzball!  We can do whatever we want!  (If I’m wrong, feel free to email JB, with all complaints…[editor’s note – don’t do that])  Anyway, have fun with it!

Ok, here’s the actual content for this week!

 

  • Dennis Schroder – PG – 23% – He’s looking good again.  Granted, Teague has had lingering ankle issues, but we all know the upside is clearly there for this guy.  I’d be remiss if I didn’t include him.
  • Mirza Teletovic – SF/PF – 27% – THRAGNOF! Mirza has been killing it from deep lately, and with Len out for a bit, he should continue to get run and a lot of shots.  This Phoenix team is desperate for a spark with Bledsoe out.
  • Tony Allen – SG/SF – 41% – The king of steals is back at it!  I’m not sure how long it’s going to last, since Conley, Lee, and Barnes have been out for parts of the hot streak, but he’s definitely worth a stream while any of those guys are out of the lineup.
  • Mario Chalmers – PG/SG – 26% – Back again!  Conley is out with Achilles issues, and this could keep him out for a while.  Rio is very close to a must-own while Conley is down.

 

Note:

Keep an eye on the Nets PG situation… It’s very ugly right now, but the opportunity is there.  If Sloan or Larkin can take hold of at least 30 minutes, either one would be worth owning in most leagues.  I can’t in good conscience advise picking up either at the moment though.

 

That’s it for this week everybody!  Don’t forget to nominate your favorite pickups in the comments, and as always follow me on Twitter at  @RazzWired for updates between Thursdays!  Have a great week!

 

  1. Mel

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    Has to be Will Barton or Kent Bazemore for pickup of the first half.

    My best pickup this year has been either CJ MIles or Devin Booker

  2. Steve says:
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    I guess I can be the first to nominate a few guys. Will Barton, Ish Smith, Jae Crowder, Kent Bazemore, Marvin Williams, Zaza Pachulia all come to mind

    • Adam

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      @Steve: Forgot about Crowder, that was very early on… He’s probably the best out of what I can remember. Good call!

  3. sliimbo says:
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    what do you think of dropping marvin williams in shallow leagues, is he droppable to stream? hes been a top 50ish guy on the season…ughhh

    • Adam

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      @sliimbo: He’s still holding low-end value, so it really depends on the quality of the pickup

  4. The Gintern says:
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    Jae Crowder went for $1 in my FAAB league the first week, talk about a steal!

  5. JB Gilpin

    JB Gilpin says:
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    Yeah Will Barton for standard leagues for sure was my top idea. Bazemore too. I wonder if in any 10 teamers Porzingis went undrafted. REL has to be Raymond Felton! Gave me good production and helped me get IT2/3 🙂

    • Patty Mills Is My Homeboy says:
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      @JB Gilpin: 10 Team league – dropped Stanley Johnson for the poison goose in week 1. Massive win!

  6. chris says:
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    If you had to choose 3 from Olynyk, TJ Warren, Stanley Johnson, Teletovic, Allen, or Chalmers who would you choose? Just looking for all around stats in a 9 cat H2H League. Lost Eric Bledsoe but Ive been piecing it together.

    • Adam

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      @chris: Out of those, Rio would probably be the best all around til Conley gets back. Allen is also a great all around guy. Kinda have to monitor his minutes once the rotation gets healthy though.

      Outside of those two, there’s a big drop off, and you’re basically choosing a specialist out of that group.

  7. Bill Blast says:
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    On some real Ish !!!

    Ish Smith ! Waiver wire gold.

  8. Tony C says:
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    I agree with Bill on Ish Smith but I also love Bazemore, Barton, Caldwell-Pope and Fournier. In my 10-team league Porzingis and Crowder were drafted!

    • Adam

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      @Tony C: Solid point, I just looked back at the draft percentages and I don’t think Crowder can qualify… Casspi would deserve a mention if he stayed healthy. I may still mention him anyway, since he had some pretty spectacular lines.

      You’re right! Zinger was only drafted 57%!

      • Ryan says:
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        Really? Crowder nearly went undrafted in a 16 roster 12er that’s run by a bunch of Boston homers. I managed to nab him in the later rounds! I nominate him for steal of the first half, followed by Bazemore, Barton, Ish, and maybe Devin Booker.

        • Adam

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          @Ryan: Interesting.. That’s what I thought, but I think he got drafted close to 100% at the end, based on a strong preseason. That’d be my only guess.

        • Ryan says:
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          Fournier went undrafted in most of my leagues. He should be up there too. My leagues were down with KCP and the Posion Goose. The Zinger was drafted high in all of them, effectively preventing me from getting him anywhere since I don’t like reaching too high for rooks…

  9. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Adam! Would you rather have Barnes or Redick for ros? Thanks!

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Jerry: which barnes? Redick over Harrison, but not Matt

  10. draco21 says:
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    Barton, Bazemore, Ish, Fournier, Marvin Williams, CJ Miles (had a useful run the early part of the season) for me. All of these razzwired people were gems. Fearless forecast though, 2nd half would be Larry Nance Jr and Myles Turner for the second half gems!

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