By: John Fortney – Staff Writer
The Return of Mr. Anderson!
The Toronto Raptors are slowly becoming a fantasy basketball plethora. If you are not sure about the meaning of the word, I don’t blame you. You can either google it, or you could watch “The Three Amigos” and then just thank me later. Jose Calderon (13/1/4), Ed Davis (18/10/6/1/2), Amir Johnson (9/5/5/2stl), Terrence Ross 18/7/1/stl, Alan Anderson (18/4/5/stl), and Kyle Lowry (11/5/11). Need I say more?…Ok I will. These are all very ownable lines, but the odd man out is beginning to look like Landry Fields (2/2 in 13 minutes in the start). Alan Anderson looks to be that heavy minute guy off the bench, and I could see him starting sometime soon. We all know what Landry Fields is, so hopefully we get to see what Anderson has in store for us. As for all of you Kyle Lowry owners, the past few days were a bit scary, but actually turned out to be very beneficial. Early in the week, Lowry rolls his ankle in the first half against the Nets. He is then ruled out for the game. Sh*t……. But wait! What? All of the sudden he is feeling better and good to for the second half. And by feeling better I mean (21points) feeling better. Next night, 26 points, 5 boards, 7 assists, 2 steals. Top that off with last night (11/5/11), and it looks like we might be getting the Kyle Lowry back that we all love. I’m holding on to him and praying. A lot…..
Here’s your best (and worst) of the rest…..
Rip Hamilton – 20/7 turnovers….That’s like a turd covered in chocolate sprinkles. In the end, it’s still a piece of sh*t.
Luol Deng – 3/1/4 Played through a hamstring injury so he should be fine after a few games.
Jared Sullinger – 7/15 Continues to be the main big off the bench. He’s a nice play if you’re looking for close to a double double on a nightly basis.
Glen Davis – 4/8/3 Back in the starting lineup. He should be in yours too.
Carlos Delfino – 17/3/5/2stl If you need 3’s and steals, he’s your huckleberry.
Devin Harris – 17/3/3 Continues to play well. Go ahead and stream if you want. Just expect to be disappointed.
Al Horford – DNP with a sore thigh/calf. This has apparently been bothering him for a while, but doesn’t sound too serious. He may just need a couple games off to rest. Lets just hope its a couple at most!
Zaza Pachulia – 4/6/2/stl Started in place for Horford. A very nice play while Horford is out.
Gerald Wallace – 8/3/4/1/1 Returned to the starting lineup.
Reggie Evans – 2/20/2stl Again. If you need rebounds.
Andray Blatche – 11/8 Still serviceable off the bench. Lets get him in the starting lineup PJ!
Maurice Speights – 10/9/2/stl Got a start with Zach Randolph out (back injury). I wouldn’t make too much of it. Sounds like Z-bo could be back in the next one.
Jarrett Jack – 20/2/10 With Stephen Curry out, Jack is a must-own. Throughout the universe.
Nene Hilario – 7/4/3stl/blk With a great matchup against his old team, he still manages to crap the bed. This cat should be riding the pine while Kevin Seraphin (18/7/2stl/blk) does work. The Nene for McGee trade has got to be one of the worst trades in NBA history, for both teams.
NUGGETS – “I’ll give you this cup of dirt, for your handful of mud….”
WIZARDS – “Deal!”
Bradley Beal – 23/3/4/blk Beal has become a must own in all formats. Add if you can.
John Wall – 14/4/12/2blk He’s Baaaack!
Wilson Chandler – 4/5/1/1/1 He will be a very nice play once he’s healthy and playing full minutes. Keep an eye on him.
Vince Carter – 29/3/2/2/1 Vince went all “Vinsanity” on us and took us down memory lane to the early 2000’s. Ah, good memories….Vince has been on a nice tear lately and is worth a look in 12 team leagues or deeper.
Elton Brand – 10/13/blk Quietly playing very well right now and could be ownable in 10 team leagues. I wouldn’t drop a good player for him, but if you need boards and blocks, he’s been a nice play for the last couple weeks.
Remember, you can hit me up with questions in the comments below or contact me through Twitter @jfort753. Good Luck everyone. See you tomorrow!