Week 12 Fantasy Basketball Notes

By Adam McGill
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The 12th week of the fantasy basketball season was rather timid. There were some big performances, but for once there wasn’t a slew of injuries. However, before we move onto next week, let’s take a look at the fantasy action from Week 12.

Hot Hands:

SF Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder – Durant is easily the frontrunner for fantasy MVP this season and his numbers this past week just cemented it. In three games, KD dropped a video game-like 127 points on 42 made field goals.

C Al Jefferson, Charlotte Bobcats – Jefferson racked up an astonishing 111 points, 46 rebounds, 11 assists, and four blocks in four games this past week. Jefferson was also 48-80 from the field and boasted a 60% field goal percentage. The center is really starting to heat up for fantasy owners.

C Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls – Noah averaged a staggering 15.8 rebounds over his four games this past week to go along with 16 points per contest. The big man is having another All-Star fantasy season and will be good for 10-10 night after night.


Injury Bug:

PG Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs – Parker has been slowed down lately with a nagging shin injury and he has been playing at less than 100% for some time. The injury could effect his playing time moving forward, so make sure to keep an eye on San Antonio’s injury report over the next couple weeks.

PG Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets – D-Will has missed the past five games with a ankle injury, which is already his third ankle sprain of the year.  Recent reports have him returning to action on Monday for MLK day, but his availability will always be up in the air.

SG Gordon Hayward, Utah Jazz – Hayward has now missed five consecutive games with nagging hip injury and the two-guard will be questionable to start next week. Luckily the team only plays two games next scoring period, so the Hayward will get plenty of time to rest up.


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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