Fantasy Basketball 2012: David West and Other Studs from November 19
Fantasy Basketball November 19 Best Performers
From great scoring performances to solid showings on defense featuring plenty of steals and blocks, elite individual performances can help owners win categories in Week 4 matchups. On Sunday, November 18, Oklahoma City Thunder SF Kevin Durant, Thunder PG Russell Westbrook and Los Angeles Lakers SG Kobe Bryant made up the top three studs from yesterday. From Durant’s first career triple-double against the Golden State Warriors to Bryant’s 18th career triple-double against the Houston Rockets, these players certainly provided great fantasy performances for their owners in Week 3.
With seven games on Monday, November 19, 2012, fantasy squads had many opportunities to improve their statistics in different categories. Who else provided fantasy owners with great numbers on this day of NBA action?
Monday, November 19, 2012 Honorable Mentions:
10. Milwaukee Bucks SG/SF Mike Dunleavy – 16 points, five rebounds, four assists, four blocks
9. Warriors PF/C David Lee – 17 points, 19 rebounds, three assists
8. Los Angeles Clippers PG Chris Paul – 19 points, four rebounds, eight assists
7. Denver Nuggets SF Danilo Gallinari – 26 points (10-11 free throws, two made 3-pointers), five rebounds, three assists
6. Dallas Mavericks PF/C Chris Kaman – 18 points (8-9 free throws), 17 rebounds, two blocks
* The players’ percentage owned numbers for Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Basketball leagues and player statistics are accurate as of Monday, November 19, 2012. Player ranks are determined according to ESPN’s Daily Leaders list. FGM-A = Field Goals Made-Attempted, FTM-A = Free Throws Made-Attempted, 3PM-A = 3-Pointers Made-Attempted, GP = Games Played, PTS = Points, REB = Rebounds, AST = Assists, STL = Steals, BLK = Blocks, TO = Turnovers.
1. David West, Indiana Pacers
Statistics: 37 minutes, 10-14 FGM-A, 10-10 FTM-A, 0-0 3PM-A, 30 PTS, 8 REB, 3 AST, 1 STL, 4 BLK, 4 TO
Season averages: 12 GP, .459 FG%, .792 FT%, 0.0 3PTM, 16.2 PTS, 8.1 REB, 1.8 AST, 0.6 ST, 1.3 BLK, 1.4 TO
West had a dominant all-around performance against the Wizards. With Danny Granger out because of an injury, he stepped up in his scoring, missing just four shots on the night, helped owners by going a perfect 10-for-10 from the free-throw line and added an impressive four blocks to his total.
2. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
2. PG Stephen Curry, Warriors (at Mavericks, 99% owned)
Statistics: 43 minutes, 9-21 FGM-A, 10-10 FTM-A, 3-7 3PM-A, 31 PTS, 6 REB, 9 AST, 2 STL, 0 BLK, 4 TO
Season averages: 11 GP, .408 FG%, .889 FT%, 2.2 3PTM, 18.7 PTS, 4.4 REB, 5.8 AST, 1.7 ST, 0.1 BLK, 3.4 TO
Playing a huge number of minutes in this game, Curry put up a ton of shots but also contributed in the free throw percentage, rebounds, assists and steals categories. With Klay Thompson struggles on offense in his sophomore season, he has contributed to the Warriors’ successes with clutch scoring in key situations.
3. Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers
3. C Roy Hibbert, Pacers (at Wizards, 91% owned)
Statistics: 33 minutes, 8-10 FGM-A, 4-5 FTM-A, 0-0 3PM-A, 20 PTS, 12 REB, 3 AST, 0 STL, 4 BLK, 2 TO
Season averages: 12 GP, .407 FG%, .519 FT%, 0-0 3PTM, 9.5 PTS, 8.3 REB, 1.5 AST, 0.7 ST, 2.5 BLK, 2.2 TO
In his first very good game of the season, Hibbert recorded a season-high 20 points and tied a season-high 12 rebounds against the Wizards, marking only his third double-double. With a better shot selection and improved shooting percentages in the field and at the foul line, his consistency could go a long way in him rediscovering his offensive touch.
4. Monta Ellis, Milwaukee Bucks
4. PG/SG Monta Ellis, Bucks (at Charlotte Bobcats, 97% owned)
Statistics: 42 minutes, 14-28 FGM-A, 2-2 FTM-A, 1-5 3PM-A, 31 PTS, 3 REB, 5 AST, 1 STL, 2 BLK, 6 TO
Season averages: 9 GP, .420 FG%, .860 FT%, 0.9 3PTM, 21.4 PTS, 3.3 REB, 5.8 AST, 1.3 ST, 0.7 BLK, 3.0 TO
Already known as a high-volume shooter and consistent contributor in the points category, Ellis also had a surprising game with two blocks against the Bobcats. While he has been helpful in most categories, his low shooting percentage and high turnover number do cut into his fantasy value.
5. O.J. Mayo, Dallas Mavericks
5. SG O.J. Mayo, Mavericks (vs. Warriors, 91% owned)
Statistics: 41 minutes, 11-21 FGM-A, 2-2 FTM-A, 3-6 3PM-A, 27 PTS, 5 REB, 4 AST, 2 STL, 0 BLK, 1 TO
Season averages: 12 GP, .494 FG%, .868 FT%, 3.3 3PTM, 21.8 PTS, 3.5 REB, 3.0 AST, 0.7 ST, 0.2 BLK, 2.6 TO
In an overtime loss to the Warriors, Mayo did all he could on the offensive end to bring his team back. Certainly excelling in his change of scenery in his first season with the Mavericks, he has become an excellent scorer, particularly as a 3-point shooter, at the off guard position.
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