Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Top 100 Players That Are Under 30% Owned

Here are five players sitting in the top 100 of our player ratings that are probably free agents in your league:

59. Amir Johnson (9.2 points, 6 rebounds, 1.1 blocks, 59.6% FG%, 82.5% FT%): Much of Johnson's value is coming from his great percentages. He's also a decent source of points, rebounds, and blocks. We're disappointed that his minutes haven't shot up even with Reggie Evans injured, but he's doing more than enough to be worth a roster spot in standard leagues where percentages matter.

72. Shannon Brown (10.6 points, 1.6 three-pointers, 1.1 steals, 47.7% FG%, 91.2% FG%): Brown is another player whose value has been boosted by strong percentages, particularly from the free throw line. Amazingly, he's managed to get into the top 100 while playing under 20 minutes a game. Obviously his long term value is volatile due to the lack of minutes, but owners in need of help in the percentages, three-pointers, and steals may want to take a flyer on Shannon.

88. Mike Bibby (10.1 points, 2.1 three-pointers, 3.8 assists, 47.2% FG%): Bibby is deriving the bulk of his value from being one of the top ten three-point shooters in the NBA. He should be owned in any league where threes are a category. He also has a high FG% for a guard and is a decent source of points and assists. While his FG% is at a career-high, his FT% of 60% is way below his career mark of 80%. If his FT% rises closer to his career norm, he could certainly move up the ratings.

91. Shawn Marion (10.7 points, 6 rebounds, 50% FG%, 83.3% FT%): While Marion isn't seeing the huge minutes he's played in previous seasons, Shawn is still worth a roster spot simply because he gives you a little something across the board. He's a solid source of points, rebounds, and percentages, but he can also chip in steals and blocks on occasion. He's a must own in category leagues.

92. Kris Humphries (7.9 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.1 blocks, 55.2% FG%): Humphries had been on our previous underowned list, yet fantasy owners still have failed to snatch him up. He's a great source of rebounds and FG% while providing a decent amount of blocks. It seems many fantasy owners have shied away from Humphries for fear that he could be replaced in the starting line up by rookie Derrick Favors. While there are rumors that that will happen, you have to ride Humphries while he's starting. Troy Murphy doesn't even appear to be a threat to Humphries at this point.

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