When we last left our hero Byron Mullens the Joker had tied him up and left him hanging upside down to fall to his death into a pit of hot oil. Of course, the idiot Joker and his henchmen all left the scene before confirming Byron actually fell into the hot oil which I never really understood. I mean how many times are you going to catch Byron Mullens, tie him up, leave him in peril then leave the scene? It happens every week! They’ll never learn I guess. Sigh. Anyway, rumor has it that Byron is on the verge of returning from his ankle injury but I also read that he’s only running at 10%. Um, I don’t know about you but that doesn’t really indicate to me that he’s going to make a sudden impact. Like the movie! Anyway, part two, now is the time to go ahead and spec grab Mullens (19% owned) and his putrid FG but I’d temper expectations for the next few weeks. According to my Magic 8 Ball who moonlights as a Crystal Ball in Manhattan on weekends, this may be an uphill climb to 30 minutes of burn. Hey, it’s Add/Drop Friday! Most of these guys I’ve gone over so you’ll be familiar with them already and, as always, player availability depends on the size of your league. The list is simply guys who I feel are underowned or are on the rise. We cool, Joe? Ok then Snoopy, let’s get to it, shall we? Please note all ownership percentages are from Yahoo!
Isaiah Thomas – 60% – Already owned in a high percentage of Yahoo! leagues but if he continues to get 30+ minutes of burn I think he’ll probably be owned more. Keep your eye on him! Just one eye is sufficient. Use the other eye to watch Nicki Minaj’s hat on American Idol or something like that.
Michael Beasley – 54% – Again owned a bunch of places already and I’m not sure he really deserves to be owned more but keep your eye on him just in case. I’m really not a believer though. If you do grab him then try to ship him out for value quick quick. You know before he goes back to sucking again.
Kyle Korver – 53% – I’m loving me some Kyle. Better hurry and pick him up. Hurry along now, hurry, better hurry. Go!
Kawhi Leonard – 50% – People really complain to me about Kawhi Leonard, they really do. If you pick him up don’t expect 15 ppg and explosive numbers. He’s like a fantasy snail. He accumulates the stats. That’s what he does, he’s an accumulator.
Spencer Hawes – 48% – Been playing pretty well but I’m not a fan. See Michael Beasley advice 2 inches above. Yes, that’s what I’d do with Spencer, too! Do I need an apostrophe after “Spencer” and before “too”?
Amir Johnson – 43% – So a stiff like Michael Beasley is 54% owned. Anderson Varejao who just had his knee amputated is 46% owned. Jason Terry who doesn’t deserve to wear those knee high socks anymore is 57% owned but Amir Johnson is only 43% owned? Okaaaaaay.
Ed Davis – 40% – See Amir Johnon’s blurb but insert Ed Davis and 40% owned.
Andre Drummond – 38% – See Ed Davis’ blurb which says to see Amir Johnson’s blurb but insert Andre Drummond and 38% owned. This is fun, I could do this all day!
Tiago Splitter – 36% – I had him in my Add/Drop post a couple of weeks ago when he was 16% owned. Good boy.
Al-Farouq Aminu – 33% – Rebound that basketball, rebound that basketball, R-E-B-O-U-N-D, rebound that basketball, rebound that basketball! Cheer it like the high school cheerleaders cheer it. It works better!
Tyler Zeller – 24% – Gone over him quite a few times. This is just your friendly fantasy basketball free agent alert reminder. Hell, I’ve gone over all of these guys so they are probably already on your radar. That’s what I do for you!
Eric Bledsoe – 23% – Eric Bledsoe much that it turned into a steam(er). You should have been there, it was good!
Devin Harris – 22% – Hey, didn’t you hear, Lou Williams is gooooooooooooooooooone.
Earl Clark – 22% – Come on, man, you know all about Earl Clark, who doesn’t know about Earl Clark! As if!
Derrick Williams – 20% – I warned you I didn’t love him on the blog and on the show. He’s proven me right since he keeps losing ownership percentage every week. That’s, um, not good. Upside is there though! Whatever that’s worth.
Alan Anderson – 19% – He’s been in this Add/Drop post before and he probably will be again in the future. Get used to it!
Bismack Biyombo – 16% – He’s in that Tyler Zeller, Jared Sullinger, Tiago Splitter boat. Tiago is the captain right now. Tyler is second in command, Bismack is third in line, I don’t know what they call the third person in command. I don’t know the chain of command at sea. Sorry!
Jared Sullinger - 16% – I would drop myself for Jared if I could but I’m banned from playing fantasy basketball, said Brandon Bass.
Alexey Shved – 14% – Got dropped like a bad habit since he’s got hurt but you be clever and preemptive strike pick him up if you have room. You’re so astute.
Corey Brewer – 14% – Continuing to produce. He’s not flashy or anything. His jewelry probably is though!
C.J. Miles - 11% – Kind of the same theory I have on Alexey Shved approximately one inch above depending on the size of your monitor.
J.J. Barea – Just doing his thang. His thang isn’t all that bad. I think that came out wrong but maybe it’s just me.
John Salmons – Useful in deep leagues, useful, definitely useful, said Rain Man.
Lamar Odom – Rain Main thinks the same thing about Lamar as he thinks of John Salmons.
Landry Fields – Rain Main is writing all these deep league add recommendations. He plays in deeep leagues!
Jimmy Butler – Continue to stream while Luol Deng remains sidelined. But you already knew that!
Marreese Speights – See Darrell Arthur below for what I think he can do. Don’t ask me why I didn’t just type it here first. I’m weird!
Dante Cunningham – Getting minutes but the problem is he’s Dante Cunningham.
E’Twaun Moore – Interesting deeeep league stash at the moment if you have room. Rumors are J.J. Redick may get moved because he’s an unrestricted free agent. If that happens Moore could fall into minutes. You’re so cheeky!
Darrell Arthur – I could see 20-25 minutes of burn and 8/5 with close to a block per. If that gets you excited than, dayum, you love fantasy basketball!
Enes Kanter – See E’Twaun Moore an inch or so above depending on the size of your monitor but substitute J.J. Redick with Al Jefferson or Paul Millsap.
Ivan Johnson – Makes for a decent streamer if Zaza Pachulia and Al Horford both sit out tonight. Ivan no speak Russian.
The players on this list are not all outright drops, more like they are downward trending so I just recommend you monitor them and keep an eye out for the hot free agents just in case. We straight, Skippy? That’s your new name.
Jared Dudley – 72% – Hurt his wrist so it’s hard to say if his limited minutes are injury related or new coach related. I’m just monitoring for now but he’s a drop consideration in shallow leagues, fo shizzle!
Jason Kidd – 68% – It’s about to get very crowded in New York, ya’ll. Who likes crowds? Not me!
Chris Kaman – 64% – With Dirk Nowitzki back and Elton Brand revitalized it appears Chris has seen his best days this season. Try to ship him out based on his season averages in leagues where you can’t drop him due to a bare waiver wire and consider losing him in shallow leagues for someone getting more minutes. Sigh.
Jason Terry – 57% – He got Averyied! Or is it Averied? Neither sounds right but you know what I mean.
Anderson Varejao – 46% – Can be lost in redraft leagues. Pronto!
Brandon Bass – 42% – It really doesn’t seem like he’s going to come around. I’m on the verge of dropping him in a deep 14 team league with virtually nobody on the wire and that’s saying a lot.
Lou Williams – 39% – See Anderson Varejao 2 inches above. You were my boy Lou, you were my boy!, said John Fortney, my ace weekend fantasy basketball writer.
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