Fantasy Basketball 2012: Top 10 Players of Week 2

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Fantasy Basketball Week 2 Top 10 Performers

Week 2
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In order to win on a weekly basis, fantasy owners oftentimes need excellent performances from players on their roster. From All-Star players to secondary stars on a hot streak, success in fantasy basketball can sometimes be obtained by owning just a few key players. Top fantasy performances are what sometimes shoot teams to the top of their respective leagues’ standings. Week 2 had plenty of players who overachieved and provided great statistics across the board. Here’s a look at the best of the best from this week in the NBA.

Week 2 Honorable Mentions:

15. Oklahoma City Thunder PG Russell Westbrook – 72 points, 36 assists and seven steals this week

14. Minnesota Timberwolves SF/PF Andrei Kirilenko – .500 FG%, nine steals and eight blocks this week

13. Golden State Warriors PG Stephen Curry – Nine made 3-pointers, 70 points and 22 assists this week

12. Orlando Magic SG Arron Afflalo – .500 FG%, 11-11 free throws made and 71 points this week

11. Portland Trail Blazers SG/SF Nicolas Batum – Eight made 3-pointers, 70 points and six steals this week

*The players’ percentage owned numbers for Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Basketball leagues are accurate as of Monday, November 12 and player statistics are accurate as of November 11, 2012. Player ranks are determined according to Yahoo!’s default settings. Week 2 statistics consider games played from Monday, November 5 to Sunday, November 11. GP: Games Played, MPG: Minutes Per Game, FG%: Field Goal Percentage, FT%: Free Throw Percentage, 3PTM: 3-Pointers Made, PTS: Points, REB: Rebounds, AST: Assists, ST: Steals, BLK: Blocks, TO: Turnovers.

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10. Chris Bosh-Miami Heat

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10. PF/C Chris Bosh, Miami Heat (99% owned)

Week 2 statistics: 4 GP, 30:00 MPG, .533 FG%, .857 FT%, 0 3PTM, 72 PTS, 21 REB, 5 AST, 6 ST, 4 BLK, 4 TO

Season averages: 7 GP, 31:53 MPG, .547 FG%, .864 FT%, 0.1 3PTM, 20.4 PTS, 7.0 REB, 1.3 AST, 1.1 ST, 1.1 BLK, 1.4 TO

In his third season with the Heat, Bosh has been a much-improved offensive option as the team’s starting center, for he is currently averaging over 20 points per game. His top performance of the week took place on November 9 against the Atlanta Hawks with 24 points (10-10 free throws), five rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and two turnovers.

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9. Greg Monroe-Detroit Pistons

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9. C Greg Monroe, Detroit Pistons (98% owned)

Week 2 statistics: 4 GP, 35:30 MPG, .467 FG%, .818 FT%, 0 3PTM, 74 PTS, 43 REB, 20 AST, 4 ST, 8 BLK, 12 TO

Season averages: 7 GP, 33:17 MPG, .440 FG%, .667 FT%, 0.0 3PTM, 15.1 PTS, 9.1 REB, 3.6 AST, 1.6 ST, 1.3 BLK, 2.6 TO

Continuing the dominance he showcased as a rookie last season, Monroe has grown into an all-around fantasy contributor, as he was especially valuable from the free throw line and with assists this week. His top performance of the week took place on November 7 against the Sacramento Kings with 21 points (5-7 free throws), 12 rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and two turnovers.

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8. Marcin Gortat-Phoenix Suns

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8. C Marcin Gortat, Phoenix Suns (98% owned)

Week 2 statistics: 4 GP, 33:00 MPG, .556 FG%, .615 FT%, 0 3PTM, 48 PTS, 39 REB, 2 AST, 5 ST, 15 BLK, 3 TO

Season averages: 7 GP, 33:47 MPG, .549 FG%, .667 FT%, 0.0 3PTM, 12.6 PTS, 10.7 REB, 0.6 AST, 0.9 ST, 3.9 BLK, 1.4 TO

Although not as prolific as a scorer this week, Gortat added 15 blocks to his season total and has been a double-double machine this season. His top performance of the week took place on November 7 against the Charlotte Bobcats with 23 points (3-4 free throws), 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal, seven blocks and one turnover.

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7. DeAndre Jordan-Los Angeles Clippers

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7. C DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers (84% owned)

Week 2 statistics: 4 GP, 27:00 MPG, .743 FG%, .700 FT%, 0 3PTM, 59 PTS, 30 REB, 1 AST, 4 ST, 10 BLK, 5 TO

Season averages: 7 GP, 25:18 MPG, .720 FG%, .467 FT%, 0.0 3PTM, 11.3 PTS, 7.1 REB, 0.3 AST, 0.9 ST, 2.1 BLK, 2.1 TO

Surprisingly doing more on offense than defense, Jordan has even been looked like an improved free throw shooter in Week 2. His top performance of the week took place on November 7 against the San Antonio Spurs with 20 points, 11 rebounds, two steals, four blocks and one turnover.

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6. Chris Paul-Los Angeles Clippers

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6. PG Chris Paul, Clippers (100% owned)

Week 2 statistics: 4 GP, 32:00 MPG, .553 FG%, 1.000 FT%, 2 3PTM, 63 PTS, 13 REB, 35 AST, 6 ST, 0 BLK, 6 TO

Season averages: 7 GP, 32:53 MPG, .494 FG%, .897 FT%, 0.7 3PTM, 17.1 PTS, 3.6 REB, 10.3 AST, 2.0 ST, 0.0 BLK, 2.0 TO

The always-reliable Paul continued to provide great numbers for his owners, averaging nearly 16 points and nine assists a game this week. His top performance of the week took place on November 8 against the Trail Blazers with 21 points (3-3 free throws), four rebounds, six assists, three steals and two turnovers.

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5. George Hill-Indiana Pacers

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5. PG/SG George Hill, Indiana Pacers (76% owned)

Week 2 statistics: 4 GP, 34:45 MPG, .491 FG%, .917 FT%, 9 3PTM, 72 PTS, 14 REB, 23 AST, 6 ST, 2 BLK, 8 TO

Season averages: 7 GP, 35:42 MPG, .443 FG%, .850 FT%, 1.6 3PTM, 15.1 PTS, 4.0 REB, 5.1 AST, 1.1 ST, 0.6 BLK, 2.0 TO

The new starting point guard in Indiana, Hill has become an excellent secondary scoring option for a team also featuring the likes of Danny Granger, Paul George, and David West. His top performance of the week took place on November 9 against the Timberwolves with 29 points (two 3-pointers, 5-5 free throws), five rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block and two turnovers.

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4. O.J. Mayo-Dallas Mavericks

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4. SG O.J. Mayo, Dallas Mavericks (90% owned)

Week 2 statistics: 4 GP, 37:00 MPG, .524 FG%, .850 FT%, 16 3PTM, 99 PTS, 15 REB, 12 AST, 4 ST, 1 BLK, 13 TO

Season averages: 7 GP, 34:30 MPG, .490 FG%, .862 FT%, 4.0 3PTM, 21.9 PTS, 3.7 REB, 3.0 AST, 0.7 ST, 0.1 BLK, 2.7 TO

With Dirk Nowitzki out, Mayo has emerged as the team’s top scoring option and one of the biggest breakout stars in the league. His top performance of the week took place on November 5 against the Trail Blazers with 32 points (six 3-pointers, 6-8 free throws), two rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and three turnovers.

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3. Kevin Durant-Oklahoma City Thunder

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3. SF Kevin Durant, Thunder (100% owned)

Week 2 statistics: 4 GP, 35:15 MPG, .532 FG%, .952 FT%, 4 3PTM, 90 PTS, 31 REB, 8 AST, 6 ST, 4 BLK, 15 TO

Season averages: 7 GP, 38:06 MPG, .505 FG%, .848 FT%, 1.0 3PTM, 22.6 PTS, 10.6 REB, 4.0 AST, 1.6 ST, 1.1 BLK, 4.4 TO

An elite provider on the offensive end, Durant has also been valuable as a defender with the steals and blocks he provides. His top performance of the week took place on November 9 against the Pistons with 25 points (two 3-pointers, 5-5 free throws), 13 rebounds, two assists, one steal and three turnovers.

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2. Tim Duncan-San Antonio Spurs

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2. PF/C Tim Duncan, Spurs (96% owned)

Week 2 statistics: 4 GP, 28:00 MPG, .542 FG%, .810 FT%, 0 3PTM, 69 PTS, 38 REB, 11 AST, 8 ST, 8 BLK, 4 TO

Season averages: 7 GP, 30:06 MPG, .531 FG%, .789 FT%, 0.0 3PTM, 18.9 PTS, 9.7 REB, 2.3 AST, 1.4 ST, 2.4 BLK, 1.4 TO

Playing some of the best basketball of his career, Duncan continues to be an excellent all-around contributor at this stage of his career. His top performance of the week took place on November 9 against the Kings with 23 points (5-6 free throws), 12 rebounds, four assists, three steals, four blocks and two turnovers.

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1. Serge Ibaka-Oklahoma City Thunder

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1. PF/C Serge Ibaka, Thunder (100% owned)

Week 2 statistics: 4 GP, 32:15 MPG, .625 FG%, .941 FT%, 1 3PTM, 77 PTS, 27 REB, 2 AST, 2 ST, 16 BLK, 9 TO

Season averages: 7 GP, 32:00 MPG, .547 FG%, .905 FT%, 0.1 3PTM, 14.6 PTS, 6.6 REB, 0.3 AST, 0.3 ST, 3.3 BLK, 1.7 TO

Always known for his blocking abilities, Ibaka has also picked up on his scoring this year with James Harden no longer on the Thunder. His top performance of the week took place on November 8 against the Chicago Bulls with 21 points (one 3-pointer, 4-4 free throws), nine rebounds, one steal, four blocks and three turnovers.

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Fantasy Basketball Week 2 Top 10 Performers

Week 2
Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

In order to win on a weekly basis, fantasy owners oftentimes need excellent performances from players on their roster. From All-Star players to secondary stars on a hot streak, success in fantasy basketball can sometimes be obtained by owning just a few key players. Top fantasy performances are what sometimes shoot teams to the top of their respective leagues’ standings. Week 2 had plenty of players who overachieved and provided great statistics across the board. Here’s a look at the best of the best from this week in the NBA.

Week 2 Honorable Mentions:

15. Oklahoma City Thunder PG Russell Westbrook – 72 points, 36 assists and seven steals this week

14. Minnesota Timberwolves SF/PF Andrei Kirilenko – .500 FG%, nine steals and eight blocks this week

13. Golden State Warriors PG Stephen Curry – Nine made 3-pointers, 70 points and 22 assists this week

12. Orlando Magic SG Arron Afflalo – .500 FG%, 11-11 free throws made and 71 points this week

11. Portland Trail Blazers SG/SF Nicolas Batum – Eight made 3-pointers, 70 points and six steals this week

*The players’ percentage owned numbers for Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Basketball leagues are accurate as of Monday, November 12 and player statistics are accurate as of November 11, 2012. Player ranks are determined according to Yahoo!’s default settings. Week 2 statistics consider games played from Monday, November 5 to Sunday, November 11. GP: Games Played, MPG: Minutes Per Game, FG%: Field Goal Percentage, FT%: Free Throw Percentage, 3PTM: 3-Pointers Made, PTS: Points, REB: Rebounds, AST: Assists, ST: Steals, BLK: Blocks, TO: Turnovers.

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10. Chris Bosh-Miami Heat

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10. PF/C Chris Bosh, Miami Heat (99% owned)

Week 2 statistics: 4 GP, 30:00 MPG, .533 FG%, .857 FT%, 0 3PTM, 72 PTS, 21 REB, 5 AST, 6 ST, 4 BLK, 4 TO

Season averages: 7 GP, 31:53 MPG, .547 FG%, .864 FT%, 0.1 3PTM, 20.4 PTS, 7.0 REB, 1.3 AST, 1.1 ST, 1.1 BLK, 1.4 TO

In his third season with the Heat, Bosh has been a much-improved offensive option as the team’s starting center, for he is currently averaging over 20 points per game. His top performance of the week took place on November 9 against the Atlanta Hawks with 24 points (10-10 free throws), five rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and two turnovers.

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9. Greg Monroe-Detroit Pistons

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9. C Greg Monroe, Detroit Pistons (98% owned)

Week 2 statistics: 4 GP, 35:30 MPG, .467 FG%, .818 FT%, 0 3PTM, 74 PTS, 43 REB, 20 AST, 4 ST, 8 BLK, 12 TO

Season averages: 7 GP, 33:17 MPG, .440 FG%, .667 FT%, 0.0 3PTM, 15.1 PTS, 9.1 REB, 3.6 AST, 1.6 ST, 1.3 BLK, 2.6 TO

Continuing the dominance he showcased as a rookie last season, Monroe has grown into an all-around fantasy contributor, as he was especially valuable from the free throw line and with assists this week. His top performance of the week took place on November 7 against the Sacramento Kings with 21 points (5-7 free throws), 12 rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and two turnovers.

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8. Marcin Gortat-Phoenix Suns

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8. C Marcin Gortat, Phoenix Suns (98% owned)

Week 2 statistics: 4 GP, 33:00 MPG, .556 FG%, .615 FT%, 0 3PTM, 48 PTS, 39 REB, 2 AST, 5 ST, 15 BLK, 3 TO

Season averages: 7 GP, 33:47 MPG, .549 FG%, .667 FT%, 0.0 3PTM, 12.6 PTS, 10.7 REB, 0.6 AST, 0.9 ST, 3.9 BLK, 1.4 TO

Although not as prolific as a scorer this week, Gortat added 15 blocks to his season total and has been a double-double machine this season. His top performance of the week took place on November 7 against the Charlotte Bobcats with 23 points (3-4 free throws), 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal, seven blocks and one turnover.

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7. DeAndre Jordan-Los Angeles Clippers

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7. C DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers (84% owned)

Week 2 statistics: 4 GP, 27:00 MPG, .743 FG%, .700 FT%, 0 3PTM, 59 PTS, 30 REB, 1 AST, 4 ST, 10 BLK, 5 TO

Season averages: 7 GP, 25:18 MPG, .720 FG%, .467 FT%, 0.0 3PTM, 11.3 PTS, 7.1 REB, 0.3 AST, 0.9 ST, 2.1 BLK, 2.1 TO

Surprisingly doing more on offense than defense, Jordan has even been looked like an improved free throw shooter in Week 2. His top performance of the week took place on November 7 against the San Antonio Spurs with 20 points, 11 rebounds, two steals, four blocks and one turnover.

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6. Chris Paul-Los Angeles Clippers

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6. PG Chris Paul, Clippers (100% owned)

Week 2 statistics: 4 GP, 32:00 MPG, .553 FG%, 1.000 FT%, 2 3PTM, 63 PTS, 13 REB, 35 AST, 6 ST, 0 BLK, 6 TO

Season averages: 7 GP, 32:53 MPG, .494 FG%, .897 FT%, 0.7 3PTM, 17.1 PTS, 3.6 REB, 10.3 AST, 2.0 ST, 0.0 BLK, 2.0 TO

The always-reliable Paul continued to provide great numbers for his owners, averaging nearly 16 points and nine assists a game this week. His top performance of the week took place on November 8 against the Trail Blazers with 21 points (3-3 free throws), four rebounds, six assists, three steals and two turnovers.

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5. George Hill-Indiana Pacers

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5. PG/SG George Hill, Indiana Pacers (76% owned)

Week 2 statistics: 4 GP, 34:45 MPG, .491 FG%, .917 FT%, 9 3PTM, 72 PTS, 14 REB, 23 AST, 6 ST, 2 BLK, 8 TO

Season averages: 7 GP, 35:42 MPG, .443 FG%, .850 FT%, 1.6 3PTM, 15.1 PTS, 4.0 REB, 5.1 AST, 1.1 ST, 0.6 BLK, 2.0 TO

The new starting point guard in Indiana, Hill has become an excellent secondary scoring option for a team also featuring the likes of Danny Granger, Paul George, and David West. His top performance of the week took place on November 9 against the Timberwolves with 29 points (two 3-pointers, 5-5 free throws), five rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block and two turnovers.

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4. O.J. Mayo-Dallas Mavericks

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4. SG O.J. Mayo, Dallas Mavericks (90% owned)

Week 2 statistics: 4 GP, 37:00 MPG, .524 FG%, .850 FT%, 16 3PTM, 99 PTS, 15 REB, 12 AST, 4 ST, 1 BLK, 13 TO

Season averages: 7 GP, 34:30 MPG, .490 FG%, .862 FT%, 4.0 3PTM, 21.9 PTS, 3.7 REB, 3.0 AST, 0.7 ST, 0.1 BLK, 2.7 TO

With Dirk Nowitzki out, Mayo has emerged as the team’s top scoring option and one of the biggest breakout stars in the league. His top performance of the week took place on November 5 against the Trail Blazers with 32 points (six 3-pointers, 6-8 free throws), two rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and three turnovers.

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3. Kevin Durant-Oklahoma City Thunder

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3. SF Kevin Durant, Thunder (100% owned)

Week 2 statistics: 4 GP, 35:15 MPG, .532 FG%, .952 FT%, 4 3PTM, 90 PTS, 31 REB, 8 AST, 6 ST, 4 BLK, 15 TO

Season averages: 7 GP, 38:06 MPG, .505 FG%, .848 FT%, 1.0 3PTM, 22.6 PTS, 10.6 REB, 4.0 AST, 1.6 ST, 1.1 BLK, 4.4 TO

An elite provider on the offensive end, Durant has also been valuable as a defender with the steals and blocks he provides. His top performance of the week took place on November 9 against the Pistons with 25 points (two 3-pointers, 5-5 free throws), 13 rebounds, two assists, one steal and three turnovers.

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2. Tim Duncan-San Antonio Spurs

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2. PF/C Tim Duncan, Spurs (96% owned)

Week 2 statistics: 4 GP, 28:00 MPG, .542 FG%, .810 FT%, 0 3PTM, 69 PTS, 38 REB, 11 AST, 8 ST, 8 BLK, 4 TO

Season averages: 7 GP, 30:06 MPG, .531 FG%, .789 FT%, 0.0 3PTM, 18.9 PTS, 9.7 REB, 2.3 AST, 1.4 ST, 2.4 BLK, 1.4 TO

Playing some of the best basketball of his career, Duncan continues to be an excellent all-around contributor at this stage of his career. His top performance of the week took place on November 9 against the Kings with 23 points (5-6 free throws), 12 rebounds, four assists, three steals, four blocks and two turnovers.

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1. Serge Ibaka-Oklahoma City Thunder

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1. PF/C Serge Ibaka, Thunder (100% owned)

Week 2 statistics: 4 GP, 32:15 MPG, .625 FG%, .941 FT%, 1 3PTM, 77 PTS, 27 REB, 2 AST, 2 ST, 16 BLK, 9 TO

Season averages: 7 GP, 32:00 MPG, .547 FG%, .905 FT%, 0.1 3PTM, 14.6 PTS, 6.6 REB, 0.3 AST, 0.3 ST, 3.3 BLK, 1.7 TO

Always known for his blocking abilities, Ibaka has also picked up on his scoring this year with James Harden no longer on the Thunder. His top performance of the week took place on November 8 against the Chicago Bulls with 21 points (one 3-pointer, 4-4 free throws), nine rebounds, one steal, four blocks and three turnovers.


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