Monday, December 6, 2010

Five Most Added Players: November 30-December 6

  1. Wesley Matthews (14 points, 1.5 three-pointers, 0.9 steals): With Matthews moving into the starting line up, he is a must own in all leagues. He's scored 20+ points in four of his last five games and he's averaging 34.4 minutes in that stretch. He'll mainly give your team a boost in points and three-pointers, but he can also contribute a few steals and rebounds. He remains available in just under 20% of leagues.
  2. Tayshaun Prince (14.7 points, 50% FG%, 4.4 rebounds): Prince recently caught the attention of fantasy owners with two 30-point nights in his last five games. Tayshaun, though, has been a very consistent player throughout his career. His season averages are in line with his numbers since 2004-05. He may not be spectacular, but he's very durable and does just enough to be worth a roster spot in standard leagues. Prince is unowned in about 33% of leagues.
  3. Landry Fields (10.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1 steal, 53.7% FG%): Slowly but surely fantasy owners are hopping on the Fields bandwagon as he finds himself on this list for the second consecutive week. Fields was recently named the NBA's Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for November over John Wall. Landry has continued to be a solid source of points, steals, and field goal percentage and he's an excellent rebounding guard whose played nearly 40 minutes a game in his last five appearances. 40% of leagues still have him in their free agent pool, but he deserves to be universally owned.
  4. Chris Kaman (10.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.2 blocks): Upon his return on Friday, many team managers jumped on the opportunity to scoop up the All Star caliber center. He's played limited minutes since his return and aggravated his ankle injury last night. He may end up on our most dropped list this week if the injury sidelines him yet again.
  5. J.R. Smith (10.9 points, 1.4 three-pointers, 1.1 steals): Fantasy owners fell in love with J.R. once again after three straight games of 20+ points, including a double-double. Smith can be very inconsistent, though, as he showed last night when he hit just one of eight shots. Because of his inconsistency, he's at best a back of the bench option in standard leagues and not someone we'd go out out of our way to snag. Smith is still unowned in 35% of leagues.

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