Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Five Most Added Players: November 10-16

  1. Mike Dunleavy (14.6 points, 2.3 threes, 5.8 rebounds): Dunleavy is having a bounce back year after a disappointing 2009-10 season. He looks to have returned close to his old form and figures to be fantasy relevant for the rest of the year. Although the competition for wing minutes is tough in Indy, Dunleavy appears to have locked up the starting job with his great play. He's still available in about 33% of leagues.
  2. Eric Bledsoe (9.9 points, 5.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds, 47.9% FG%): As we've been noting, Bledsoe has emerged as the biggest surprise of the rookie class and has the potential to play significant minutes for the rest of the season. The Clippers have seemingly gone with a youth movement to give their rookies added playing time, so Bledsoe could be a fixture in the starting line up for the rest of the season. At the very least, he's worth picking up now while Baron Davis is out due to his all-around production. Bledsoe is still available in 35% of leagues.
  3. Tyson Chandler (8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, 74.2% FG%): Chandler was not drafted in many leagues this season due to his poor play and injury troubles in recent seasons, plus the expectation Brendan Haywood would start after signing a long term contract. But 9 games into the season, it's been Chandler who's been the much better player even though both centers are splitting minutes down the middle. Chandler should continue to be a solid contributor in rebounds and blocks. His FG% will also be slightly helpful, though he's clearly shooting better than expected. Although the FG% is high, he only averages 3.4 shots a game so it won't make a huge impact on your overall team FG%. Chandler is worth picking up if you need help in rebounds and blocks, but he still remains an injury risk. He's available in 40% of leagues.
  4. Taj Gibson (14.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.9 blocks, 60.2% FG%): Taj is playing great basketball and should be picked up in all leagues. He is shooting the ball very well and contibuting in a few categories, most notably blocks. Ride him while he's getting nearly 30 minutes a game because his value will take a major hit when Boozer returns from injury in the next few weeks. Gibson is a great sell high candidate if you can find a taker. He's still available in just less than 10% of leagues.
  5. Charlie Villanueva (15 points, 2.2 threes, 4.6 rebounds): Villanueva has been fairly consistent so far this season, but fantasy owners only began picking him up once he dropped 30 points on the Clippers recently. Villanueva can he a regular source of points and threes, but he's fairly inconsistent in other categories. He's also blocking a shot a game, so he may be worth picking up if you need help in that area as well. He's available in about 23% of leagues.

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