Week 4 Fantasy Basketball Notes

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The fourth week of the fantasy basketball season brought a slew of big performances, but it also saw a good deal of injuries as well. Before moving onto Week 5 and writing off this past week, here are some quick notes from Week 4 of the fantasy basketball season.

Hot Hands:

PG Jeff Teague, Atlanta HawksTeague has averaged 14.5 points and 8.25 assists in four games this week. The late round point guard quietly outperformed big names like Tony Parker and Ricky Rubio last week. Teague has become an everyday option at the top and deserves the recognition for taking the next step in his game.

SG Monta Ellis, Dallas Mavericks – Ellis averaged 28 points per game in the team’s four games this week to go along with 6.5 assists and 3.8 rebounds. The flex guard showed that he can still be an elite scorer in Dallas and is primed to have an excellent season.

SG Joe Johnson, Brooklyn NetsBrooklyn was another team that played four games last week, and Johnson certainly took advantage of the extra game. The savvy veteran scored 81 points in the period (20.3 points/game) and hit an incredible 15 three-pointers.

 

Injury Bug:

PG Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls – The news came out on Saturday that Rose would be getting surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Rose will now miss the remainder of the season and once again haunt fantasy fans will what could have been.

PG Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets – Just as soon as Williams returned to the starting lineup, the star point guard reinjured his ankle. This latest setback will likely take a little longer than the first, so fantasy fans should be prepared to move on without D-Will.

SG Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns – Bledsoe missed most the of the week with a bruised shin. He is trying to get back this week, but he still can’t get through a pre game warmup.

SG/SF Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors – Iguodala went down on Saturday with a bad hamstring injury, and while it won’t require surgery, it will still keep him sidelined for some time.

 

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.


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