Ok, this one is going to need some explaining. So I googled (now a verb!) the word fournier and discovered it means baker in French. The name Fournier is also commonly converted to Fuller in the United States. Useless information! Let’s get to some useful information! This is what I told you way back on my November 1 Add/Drop post: Evan Fournier – 6% – 6%??! That’s shameful. Go! A week later, Evan’s Yahoo! ownership was at 14% and here’s what I told you last Saturday: Evan Fournier – 14% – Still too low while Victor Oladipo is out. Just saying! Go, man. Today, as I wrote this post, Evan is now at 42% owned. From 6% to 14% to 42%. Where to next? Well, we know Victor Oladipo is back. We also know that Elfrid Payton doesn’t look anywhere near ready to run an NBA team. We also know that, to date, Evan has averaged 34 mpg/17.9 ppg/2.1 apg/2.7 rpg/2.2 3PM/.8 spg/.500 FG/.702 FT. Those are some helpful stats! Will he regress with Oladipo now back? Of course, son! But I don’t see how he doesn’t continue to get some significant burn. Last night, with Victor back, Evan played 35 minutes, launched 13 shots, scored 15 points and hit 3 more moon balls. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Eldrid played just 22 minutes while vomiting a 2/4/3 line on 1-5 FG. Payton’s FG% now stands at an ugly .329 on the season. Finally someone Ricky Rubio isn’t jealous of! The moral of the story, boys and girls, is maybe Evan won’t lose much value after all. Go ahead and add him to see if he can keep up the big minutes. As they said in the Bad News Bears, “Let him play!”. He better play! Hey, it’s Add/Drop Saturday here at hecmanhoops! Here are your top adds for players under 50% owned in fantasy basketball leagues. All ownership percentages are from Yahoo!
Chris Copeland – 49% – His percents are completely in the shitter. He’s more ideal for a points league but still helping with the counting stats elsewhere.
Donald Sloan – 46% – Think of him as a girl you’re going to date for like a week or two then dump after she goes pyscho on you. Girls, think of him as a guy you’re going to date for a like a week or two then dump after he goes pyscho on you. Equal opportunity!
Miles Plumlee – 37% – Getting north of 30 mpg over the last week so worth adding if you need some boards and blocks. Alex Len is :(.
Anthony Morrow – 36% – Threees. I’m not a big fan though. I’d rather own Jeremy Lamb.
Nick Young – 36% – Targeting Tuesday. Pre-strike pick up alert! Should do some damage with the second unit. Yes, that’s what fantasy owners want to hear, pick up a guy, he’s on the second unit!
Solomon Hill – 25% – Continuing to get large minutes. Why not sell high? I would!
Jeremy Lamb – 23% – Averaging over 30 mpg this past week while, um, slaughtering your FG%. Bad joke alert!!
Marcus Morris – 19% – Still managing to do some damage even with P.J. Tucker back.
Steve Adams – 18% – Has 7 blocks over his last 3 games. Ok, fine, 5 came in one game but still!
Chris Kaman – 17% – Could see some extra burn with LaMarcus Aldridge banged up. He’s been doing his thang even with LA playing!
Zack LaVine – 14% – Last week I told you to grab Mo Williams and monitor Zack. Belch.
Mo Williams – 14% – I’m still wondering since when did Mo Williams become 57 years old.
Gary Neal – 13% – Last week I told you to lose Gerald Henderson if you owned him and to grab Neal. Well?
Bojan Bogdanovic – 7% – Over the last 7 days he’s averaging over 34 mpg. Really, 7% is far too low but keep owning, say, oh, I don’t know, Spencer Hawes or JaVale McGee. 4 capital letters in a name alert! Don’t pick up the wrong Bogdanovic!
Isaiah Canaan – 4% – Too bad Patrick Beverley is due back soon so … Thee Patrick Beverley! (ho hum)
Thabo Sefolosha – 2% – Streamer while DeMarre Carroll remains sidelined.
Donatas Montiejunas – 1%- Go ahead and take a streamer whirl while Terrence Jones remains out.
The other day I gave you my H2H Strategy to win your Fantasy Basketball league. One of my strategies was to stream players to gain games over your opponent using your worst roster spot. Depending on the size of your league and the depth of your waiver wire, here are some guys I’d consider losing to stream. Pretty much most guys owned under 30% should be considered to pick up someone else, um, owned under 30%. Your call though. Your team!
Elfrid Payton – 55%
O.J. Mayo – 53%
Timofey Mozgov – 53%
Spencer Hawes – 32%
Ben McLemore – 27%
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – 21%
K.J. McDaniels – 22%
Devin Harris – 24%
P.J. Tucker – 26%
John Henson – 23%
Norris Cole – 10%
D.J. Augustin – 15%
Evan Turner – 24%
JaVale McGee – 27%
Dion Waiters – 36%
Doug McDermott – 12%
Tony Allen – 16%