Friday, January 21, 2011

Five Players on Hot Streaks That Are Widely Available

Here are a few players that have been playing well over the last couple of weeks that are widely available. Their stats over that two week stretch are listed below.

  1. Ryan Anderson (15.3 points, 3.3 three-pointers, 7 rebounds, 1.1 blocks, 50.7% FG%): Even though Anderson is coming off the bench, he's playing his best ball of the season and deserves a roster spot in all formats while this hot streak continues. With the lack of size on the Orlando bench, Anderson is guaranteed to get good minutes for the rest of the season.
  2. Greg Monroe (13.1 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.4 steals, 61% FG%): The rookie has taken advantage of the playing time opened up by Ben Wallace's injury and he's now averaging nearly a double-double while getting a lot of steals for a big man. Monroe deserves a roster spot while Wallace is out. Once Wallace gets back on the court, fantasy owners will have to monitor Monroe's minutes and production to determine whether he's worth keeping. More than likely, Monroe will remain a fixture in the rotation for the rest of the season.
  3. Chuck Hayes (8.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals, 1.3 blocks, 61.5% FG%): Hayes' numbers aren't eye-popping, but he's been a great source of all-around production since his return. Those in need of a defensive-minded big man should gives Hayes a strong look. He's owned in very few leagues.
  4. Amir Johnson (10.3 points, 8.1 rebounds, 61.2% FG%, 92.3% FT%): Johnson is a player that's been hovering close to the top 50 in our player ratings all season, yet fantasy owners have failed to acknowledge his great season. Most of his value is coming from his great percentages, but Johnson has been productive in nearly every category and should be owned in all formats. If he is available in your league, we highly recommend picking him up.
  5. Mike Bibby (11.6 points, 3 three-pointers, 1.8 steals, 87.5% FT%): Like Johnson, Bibby has been a fixture in our player ratings all season but many team managers have elected to leave him on the waiver wire. He's one of the top three-point shooters in the league and deserves a roster spot for that reason alone. In addition, he's a decent source of assists and his free throw percentage is starting to climb closer to his career numbers.

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