Week 5 Fantasy Basketball Notes

By Adam McGill
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The fantasy basketball season is in full gear and some guys are really starting to heat up. To get you caught up on all the action, here are the notes from Week 5 of the fantasy basketball season.

Hot Hands:

PG Goran Dragic, Phoenix Suns  – In four games this past week, Dragic dropped an incredible 88 points, 37 assists, and 18 rebounds. He also added five three-pointers, a 90 % Free Throw Percentage (27-30), and a 50.9% Field Goal Percentage (28-55).

SG Jeff Green, Boston Celtics – The departure of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett has finally allowed Green the chance to shine in Boston. He has really turned it up this past week and has dropped 88 points in four games. He was taking 17.3 shots per game and the team seems to be content with allowing him to shoot the ball as much as he wants.

C Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic – Vucevic added 38 rebounds and six blocks this past week in just three games, while also averaging 15 points per game. He has entrenched himself as Orlando’s number one option in the paint and will get all the boards he can pull down.

C Ryan Anderson, New Orleans Pelicans – Anderson made this list last week, but his hot hand has continued into this week as well. He has dropped a ridiculous 15 three-pointers in his four contests last week, while averaging 21.8 points and 7.3 rebounds.


Injury Bug:

PG Jeremy Lin, Houston Rockets – Lin will miss around two weeks with a Grade 1 sprain of his right knee. He also has a bruise on the knee and could miss a little longer time depending on when the swelling goes down.

SG Bradley Beal, Washington WizardsBeal left a game this week with a stress injury in his right fibula and will be out two weeks.

SF Paul Pierce, Brooklyn Nets – Pierce has a non-displaced fracture in his right hand and will be out around 2-4 weeks.

SG J.J. Redick, Los Angeles Clippers – Redick will miss 6-8 weeks with a broken bone in his right hand.

C Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies – Gasol has a sprained MCL and the All-Star is slated to miss 3-4 weeks. It was originally reported that he would be out 6-10 weeks, but he should be back much sooner than that.

C Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans – The former first overall pick left Sunday’s game with a broken hand. There is no official timetable yet for his return.

C Kelly Olynyk, Boston Celtics– The rookie injured his ankle this past scoring period and is expected to miss around a week of action. The knee is getting better, but he will still need a little longer to get healthy.


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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