Back in November I explained how among the many amazing things Jeremy Lin did last year, the greatest of them all was giving us the gift of knowing how many “dead” Yahoo! fantasy basketball leagues existed. Here’s how we knew, before Jeremy Lin became Jeremy Lin he was around 1% owned. After Jeremy Lin became Jeremy Lin his ownership shot up to 92%. 92% was his peak ownership last year and that was his ownership in November, 2012. Using my incredible detective and deductive reasoning skills, circumstantial evidence and what not, I surmised that Jeremy Lin was playing so well and became so famous that he would have been added in at least 99% of all leagues that were active. I gave a 1% cushion figuring that maybe he wasn’t grabbed in those highly enjoyable 4 and 6 team leagues. Sooo, 92% was really 99% and add that 1% for super shallow leagues and whallah!, you can reasonably assume that 93% of all Yahoo! leagues were active and 7% were dead. How cool is that?? Other young players like Kyrie Irving were also only around 92% owned. Anyway, it appears that the Yahoo! gods must have been reading hecmanhoops because apparently they have updated and removed many, if not all, the “dead” leagues that existed. Kyrie Irving is now listed as 100% owned, Anthony Davis is 98% owned. Over at ESPN, both Irving and Davis are listed at 100% owned. Soooo, now we know, the ownership percentages at both Yahoo! and ESPN for fantasy basketball are pretty much currently accurate for all active leagues. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee, let the good times roll, baby! God, I really need to get a life. Hey, it’s Add/Drop Friday! Let’s get to it shall we? (Please note all ownership percentages are from Yahoo!)
Bradley Beal – 53% – Back on December 14 and December 21, I recommended you grab Bradley when he was 57% owned, now he’s down to 53% owned yet was named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for December. Does this make any sense to you? Feel free to ignore me I guess, I don’t know anything anyway.
Matt Barnes – 42% – Keeps on rolling along, a little bit of points, a little bit of threes, a little bit of boards, even a little bit of blocks! Show him a little bit of love.
Hedo Turkoglu – 35% – He was a point guard in his previous life.
Rodney Stuckey – 34% – Yes, yes, I know, again. Go ahead and mock away.
Andre Drummond – 31% – Better get on the Drummond train before you wish you did but didn’t!
Alexey Shved – 30% – Oh, right, the lead in! If you have room, Alexey is playing well enough to be owned in 10 team leagues right now. Over his last 5 he’s averaging 34.6 mpg/15 ppg/3.6 rpg/4.8 apg/.450 FG/.857 FT/2 3PM. He can’t sustain that with Ricky Rubio back but I think he can be close with 30 mpg. What are you waiting for, what are you waiting for-or-or. Like the song! Gosh, I love that song. It’s a good song!
Ed Davis – 28% – It’s Ed and Amir Johnson. That’s all they gots right now!
Byron Mullens – 25% – Dropped like a hot potato. Or Po-ta-to if you’re from England. Stash if you have room.
Patrick Patterson – 25% – Time to grab him again, quick, quick.
Amir Johnson – 20% – See Ed Davis like three inches above, or something like that. Don’t make me repeat myself!
C.J. Miles – 15% – Starting, don’t know how long it’ll last but go grab him. You can always lose him!
Richard Hamilton – 10% – Go ahead and take a whirl until he gets hurt again. That could be any second so better hurry.
Terrence Ross – 8% – Worth a flier in deep leagues. Who knows when he’ll explode again though.
Jamal Tinsley – 5% – Cheap dimes, y’all! Who doesn’t like cheap dimes?
Hakim Warrick – 5% – Minutes, points and boards. Minutes, points and boards. Ok, got it, check.
Charlie Villanueva – 5% – It’s reigning threes, Allelujah, it’s raining threes. Or is it Hallelujah?
D.J. Augustin – 4% – Stream if George Hil is to miss more time.
Lavoy Allen – 3% – For a deep league center you could do worse, said Sam Dalembert.
Andrew Nicholson (2%) and Gustavo Ayon (3%) – Monitor these two boneheads. I’d lean Ayon assuming his little thigh bruise is all better.
Ersan Ilyasvoa – 70% – As I said yesterday, he’s averaging 22.6 mpg on the season. Accept it or lose him!
Michael Beasley – 57% – He’s DOA, don’t let your team be DOA. I care!
Brandon Bass – 45% – Have you seen what he’s done the last 6 weeks? Nothin’!
Sam Dalembert – 35% – He doesn’t even play!
Wilson Chandler – 33% – He doesn’t even play, part 2!