Monday, January 10, 2011

Five Most Added Players: January 4-10

  1. DeAndre Jordan (6.7 points, 7 rebounds, 1.7 blocks, 68.5% FG%): Jordan has been a great source of blocks all season, but fantasy owners finally started to take notice after he recorded a ridiculous 22 blocks in his last four games. Jordan has value as a shot blocker and rebounder for the foreseeable future as it's still unknown when exactly Chris Kaman will return. Those in need of blocks should add Jordan immediately. He's unowned in about 30% of leagues.
  2. DeMar DeRozan (14.8 points, 47.5% FG%): The second-year man out of USC appears on this list for the second consecutive week. He's averaging 21.2 points in his last five games and he'll help any team in need of points. Just remember he provides very little in other categories. He's now available in just 20% of leagues.
  3. Shawn Marion (11.7 points, 6 rebounds, 52.1% FG%, 81.8% FT%): Following Caron Butler's season ending injury, fantasy owners have jumped all over Marion. Marion has played well as a starter and is a must own in all formats. If you're in one of the 20% of leagues where he's still available, make sure you get him on your roster.
  4. DeShawn Stevenson (7.4 points, 1.8 three-pointers, 80% FT%): Along with Marion, Stevenson has also benefited greatly from Caron Butler's injury and team managers have scooped him up quickly. He wasn't much of a scorer to start the season, but DeShawn has averaged 19.3 points since Butler went down. Right now, we would only recommend him in deep leagues as he provides little else besides scoring and three-pointers and his production will likely drop once Dirk Nowitzki returns. He's available in about 80% of leagues.
  5. Luke Ridnour (11.1 points, 1.1 three-pointers, 5.6 assists, 1.3 steals, 92.2% FT%): Like DeRozan, Ridnour appears on this list for the second week in a row. Luke continues to be a great source of all-around production and is a must own in leagues of all formats while he continues to start. He's available in about a third of leagues.


Mike said...

Someone in my league just picked up DeAndre. Do you think he'll keep getting big minutes for the rest of the season?

FBB said...

He won't be worth keeping in standard leagues when Chris Kaman returns and takes back the starting center spot. It's unclear when Kaman will be able to play, but it's looking like mid-February is the latest he'd return unless he suffers a setback. Jordan probably has another 2-3 weeks where he could be valuable.