Take a look here for the best pickups this week – along with those you should probably cut loose.
Did You Miss These Guys?
You should absolutely be paying attention to box scores and trends. If by chance one of these guys is available in your league – open a new window and grab him.
Then you can come back.
• Wesley Matthews: He’s had four 20-point plus performances in his last five games, also coming up with a few rebounds and a 3-pointer or two a game. He’s +50.3% in ESPN leagues, and there’s a one-out-of-10 chance he’s available in yours.
• Quickly make sure Baron Davis and Jose Calderon are taken.
Pickups to Consider
Here are some of my favorite pickups who have a good chance of being available in your league.
• Amir Johnson: After the injury to Reggie Evans, Johnson has put up some nice numbers in his absence. Points, rebounds and a block and steal are at a good value right now for Johnson. Act now before he’s gone.
• Landry Fields: The rookie continues to gobble up rebounds, giving him great value even on off-shooting nights. Leading all guards in rebounds, he should be gone in your league; if he isn’t, you might want to get him.
• Josh McRoberts: He’s getting most of the minutes at the “four” in Indiana, producing in rebounds, blocks, steals and decently in points – with just less than a 3-pointer per game. Keep an eye or act now – it’s your choice.
• Taj Gibson: Yes, it’s over. Boozer is back, and that will be the end of Gibson’s value unless another injury hits the big men in Chicago.
• Kirk Hinrich: He just doesn’t have the value that warrants a solid roster spot, except in deeper leagues. There’s too many good options to keep a guy like Hinrich, despite the minutes he’s getting.
• Lou Williams: Hit-and-miss this season for fantasy value, he doesn’t look worthy of a spot. There’s plenty of players that offer more exciting value.
Stay tuned next week for more pickups and drops. Watch injury reports and box scores to survive until then.