Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Most Dropped: January 20-26

  1. Marcus Camby (5.9 points, 11.3 rebounds, 1.8 blocks): With news that Camby will miss the next 4-6 weeks, he's been widely dropped over the last few days. He's expected to return in late February, so he's a player to keep an eye on once his return approaches. Shot blockers are hard to find, but Camby can be a difference maker in that category once he's healthy.
  2. Tyrus Thomas (11.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, 81.4% FT%): Thomas is another shot blocker who's gone down to injury this week. Thomas, though, won't return until late March. By the time he gets back into form, the season will likely be over. For that reason, his return isn't worth monitoring and he should be left on the waiver wire for the rest of the year unless you're in a very deep keeper league.
  3. Mo Williams (13.6 points, 1 three-pointers, 7.1 assists, 82.5% FT%): In a continuing theme this week, Williams is yet another injured player that has been widely dropped. He'll only be out another week or so, though. Williams has had a disappointing season, but he's one of the few players in Cleveland who can put up big numbers when he's healthy. Those in need of a point guard should scoop him up immediately. He's been dropped in about 30% of leagues.
  4. Shawn Marion (11.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, 51.3% FG%): Many fantasy owners released Marion once he was moved back to a sixth man role. Marion, though, is still playing nearly 30 minutes a game and he's doing enough to be worth a roster spot in most leagues. He continues to shoot the ball well and his rebounding numbers have been strong since Caron Butler went down. Marion is a top 100 player who's owned in just half of leagues.
  5. Kirk Hinrich (11.1 points, 4.6 assists, 88.5% FT%): Hinrich is one of the few players on the waiver wire who can help a team in assists. Kirk has been widely dropped, though, because of a sprained elbow that's caused him to miss Washington's last three games. From the limited information that's available, the injury shouldn't keep him sidelined much longer. Fantasy owners in need of help in the assists category should give Hinrich a strong look. He's available in nearly 70% of leagues.

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