Posts Tagged ‘Wilson Chandler’

Long time no see blog! Sorry that I completely fell off the map those of you that actually checked the page from time to time. Life got busy and I tried to do too much on top of my job and got burned out. But I figured new year means “restarting” so wanted to try and get back into doing some blogging. Since it is my favorite season and favorite fantasy season (basketball) thought this would be the best time to start up again. So now on to the good stuff, if you forgot, this is how this works,

All-In=add them to your roster if they are avaliable.

Check=watch them over the next several games because they could be that “budding” fantasy rose.

Fold=if they are still on your team it is time to cut ties because they no longer bring any value (this has been Vince Carter the last 3 seasons)

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How can you say no to that smile 😛

All-In

Jarrett Jack (PG,SG GS)- Step Curry injured his ankle again (a shame to because he was ballin’ this season) So his backup, Jack, will step in to fill the void. Jack has been very productive this season as a bench player so this is what to expect from him as the starter. 47%+ FG%, 86%+ FT%, 1.1 3’s, 16 pts, 3.5 reb, 6.5 ast, 1 stl, 0 blk, and around 3 TO. That is a great PG across the board does everything you want from you PG but doesn’t shoot poorly. If he is still a FA add him even if it is for the next 3 or 4 games as Curry’s strength rebuilds.

Elton Brand (PF, C Dal)- Brand is only averaging around 22 min a game the last month, but he is being very productive in those minutes. Over the last 2 weeks (7 games) this is what his line gets you, 63% fg%, 89% ft%, 0 3’s, 10.9 pts, 6.4 reb, 0.6 ast, 0.3 stl, 2.1 blk, and 0.3 TO. So it isn’t the “sexy” line you may want, but if you need a big boost in fg%, ft% and blk, Brand is the guy you can add and he will greatly increase those for you. Plus he doesn’t hurt you in pts or rebounds which is what should happen since he is a PF, C.

Check

Wilson Chandler (SG, SF Den)- Chandler has just returned from a hip injury so he will probably see some ups and downs over the next 2 weeks, which is why I have him on the “check” list. If you have some extra bench space or don’t mind dealing with a sudden no start for extra rest then he could be worth an immediate add, and here is why. Chandler for in his last full season 10-11 shot around 45%, 80% from the line, gave you about 1.5 3’s a game, right around 14 pts, 5.5 reb, 2 ast, less than a stl and a blk a game. Those are quality numbers from your 2 or 3. He has the potential to be a 2 3’s a game type guy so he could be someone you will want to watch. (he also has had 5 stl in his first 2 games back this season from his injury)

Earl Clark (SF, PF LAL)- Clark got to see a lot of minutes this past week with Pau out (concussion), Dwight out (shoulder), and Hill out (hip surgery) and he did surprisingly well probably better than anyone could have hoped for him. He is a long athletic guy who brings a lot of energy to the game. How does that translate to fantasy value. In his 4 games this week he had 9pts, 9 reb, 3 ast, 2 blks a game. (all of those are within .2 of the actual value). So nothing special, but when you have a SF getting 9 reb and 2 blks you will take it or if you have a PF getting 3 dimes you take it. I would say watch and see how his minutes end up being now that Pau and Dwight are both back, but if he continues to see 20-26 I think he would make a solid contribution to any team.

Fold

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I don’t know why you are playing so poorly either Kris…figure it out dude!

Kris Humphries (PF Bkn)- Humphries has seen his role decline dramatically since Avery was fired. He has only gotten around 19 min a game the last month, and there isn’t any signs that he will get back up to the 26-30 he was seeing early in the year. On top of that he is shooting under 43% from the field and only getting you 5 pts and 5 reb. It is time to send Humprhries to the pine in your fantasy league aka the waiver pool.

Marcus Thornton (SG Sac)- Thornton has been a great fantasy player the last 2 years, but over the last month he is seeing his role quickly diminish (only getting 16 min the last 4 games). Sacremento is bad and they are trying out every combination of their current players to see who will be kept when they move to Seattle. Thornton over the last month was only bringing in 1.8 3’s and 11 pts. He was shooting poorly 42%, and bringing in 0 defensive stats. So I think it is time to let Marcus go…

I hope you enjoyed the post. I will try to put one up every week or 2 weeks this year, but no guarantees during the summer months (my busy season). As always if you enjoyed don’t hesitate to subscribe to the blog, like H2HHombre on facebook, or help spread the word. Enjoy your Friday!

The NFL season is over, MLB isn’t starting for another 3 1/2 weeks, so that means that NBA is king of the sports world for right now. Also, the fantasy season is quickly approaching the end. Some leagues may only have 3-4 weeks of regular season left before playoffs. So now is the time to make your move if you are on the fringe of making the playoffs, or setting your team in stone as the best team in your league.

All-in (players who are putting up some quality numbers over the last 2 weeks and may deserve a roster spot)

When Dunleavy is focused he can be a deadly fantasy player!

Mike Dunleavy Jr. (Ind-SG, SF)– New coach must be what the fantasy doctor ordered for Dunleavy. He has had moments in the past where he goes on a three week tear, then falls off the map. So this very well could be one of those tears so ride the hot hand to the tune of: 60% shooting, 3 3’s a game, over 14 pts, 4 boards, 1.6 ast, 1.1 stl, and only 1.1 to a game. Pretty good stuff for the Duke Grad!

Chuck Hayes (Hou-PF, C)– I’ve mentioned him in a column already, and I will continue to do so until his own % goes up. He is shooting over 65% getting you 11 pts, 9 boards, 2 ast, 2 stl, and a block. He is literally benefiting you in every category except FT%, but he only goes to the line 2.4 times a game so that isn’t crippling you! Add him he has been a top 50 player the last 3 weeks.

Ramon Sessions (Cle-PG, SG)-I played a guy this last week who owned Sessions and he had a really good week. So I looked him up and saw that he is owned by less than 60%. Since he is now the starting PG in Cleveland (yes good fantasy can be found on awful teams) he has lots of value. Not to mention he is shooting over 50% from the field which is awesome from a PG who also is getting 9 ast a game. The only thing he hasn’t done well the last two weeks is in the D categories and 3 pointers. Other than that he is a great add for a team looking for ast help.

Ersan Ilyasova (Mil-SF, PF)– Ersan is finally healthy and getting quality minutes. He was a decent fantasy player last year for most of the year, and will probably be a quality player from here on out. His value is in his high %’s, reb, and stl. His line the last 2 weeks has been 53% fg, 84% ft, 0.7 3’s, 15.1 pts, 7.9 reb, 1 ast, 1.7 stl, 0.4 blk, 1.9 to.

Marcin Gortat (Pho-C)– His own% and numbers have both been going up over the last month. He is finally getting consistent min (something he never got in Orlando) and he is proving his worth. He is avg. a double-double (16 pts, 10 reb) shooting above 59%, gets you a blk, and shoots 77% from the free throw line. So he is a useful player to have especially if you have weak C depth.

Check (players who you should watch over the next couple of games(drop or add), they could be a good add for deeper team leagues)

Carlos Delfino (Mil-SG, SF)-Delfino is another Buck who is finally getting healthy. His minutes are starting to see an incline. So he will be a good player to watch and see what his role on the Bucks will look like the rest of the year. His value will come from his 3’s, over 2 a game, his ast, 3.4 a game, and his stl, 1.9 a game. He is shooting 34% the last two weeks so if that can go up to 40% or higher than he will be an all-in player!

This has been the view for Randolph in his short NBA career maybe a trade to the Timberwolves can change that.

 

Anthony Randolph (NYK-PF, C)– He is only a watch and see player right now. He is in the trade rumors for Carmelo right now. So if that deal happens he will land in Minnesota. Yes the Timberwolves have a decent front court (Kevin Love, and Darko), but if they do trade for Randolph they will play him some min probably around 20-22 a game. This will mean his value would be trough the roof in comparison to where he is right now. In his short career his values are in reb, stl, and Blk. Hopefully with more opportunities his fg% would be relatively high and his points would settle around 11-12.

Sam Young (Mem-SG, SF)-He is benefitting from Mayo’s fall from minutes. In fact he is seeing over 30 the last 2 weeks. So with more playing time comes more opportunities to succeed. He is shooting over 50%, 93% ft, he is getting 13 pts a game, and getting over a ast and stl a game. Now hopefully he can get his ast, 3’s, or reb up just a little. If he does he will be a great all-in player.

Brandon Roy (Por-SG, SF)– He is saying he will be playing this week after having knee surgery on both knees. So he will be of value if he is back. He probably won’t be putting up huge numbers right away, but we have seen Roy play on a bad knee and produce some decent fantasy lines. So watch his situation.

JaVale McGee (Was-PF, C)– McGee isn’t a drop now candidate, but he is on the verge of becoming one. He was banged up two weeks ago so the 4 games after could be him getting back in a groove. But he is only getting 8 pts, 6 reb, shooting 53% from the charity line, and less than 1 ast and stl. The only value he is still getting for you team is a good fg%-53 and blks-2.1 a game.

Fold (players who are no longer offering you fantasy paydays, are about to be in the doghouse, or should be dropped in most leagues)

OJ how is the doghouse treating you?

 

O.J. Mayo (Mem-SG)– Mayo is officially in the doghouse. He hasn’t played in the last 7 Grizzles games(due to suspension), has already had an altercation with another player, and was having a pretty bad year before that. The only way he has any value from this point on is if he gets traded to a new place. The trade deadline for the NBA is fast approaching so time is running out for Mayo’s season (in the real world and the fantasy world).

Mo Williams (Cle-PG)– Still owned by way too many people. He hasn’t played in 13 straight games and the games before that he wasn’t doing anything special. Plus Ramon Sessions is putting up great numbers (see Ramon Sessions above) so why rush Mo back to the court…despite the 25 game losing streak.

Wilson Chandler (NYK-SF, PF)– Trade Rumors, possible offseason surgery, playing time falling. All three things are probably factors in his recent decline of a productive fantasy season. He isn’t a must drop now, but he his play doesn’t improve from his mediocre month 38%, 1 3 pointer a game, only 12 pts, 4.6 reb, 1.3 ast, less than a stl and blk a game. None of those numbers help you enough to offset poor shooting and low ast, stl, and blk numbers.

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