Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Most Dropped: February 23

These are the five most dropped players over the last week. Stats listed below are from the last 7 days.

  1. Rudy Gay (Has not played due to injury): Gay was widely dropped following news that he had partially separated his left shoulder. Although it was initially believed he'd return in four weeks, there's a possibility he doesn't make it back at all this season. With the Grizzlies still in the playoff hunt, we'd still recommend stashing Gay if you can afford to do so. If he heals, he'll definitely come back to aid his team in their playoff push. In the event that he does return down the stretch, you'll have a player who's been in the top 20 of our player ratings all season.
  2. Chuck Hayes (6 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal): Although Hayes' offensive numbers have dropped of late, he's still doing a little of everything else. Teams in need of a great all-around big man shouldn't hesitate to pick him up while he's starting and playing around 25 minutes a game.
  3. Anthony Morrow (14 points, 3 three-pointers): Morrow's been in a shooting slump recently, causing many fantasy owners to let him go. This is merely something that all shooters go through. If you need a three-point specialist, we suggest you grab Morrow and keep him benched until he gets over his shooting woes.
  4. Ryan Anderson (14 points, 2 three-pointers, 8 rebounds, 1 block, 50% FG%): Anderson finds himself on this list for the second consecutive week. We still feel he can be a solid contributor to any fantasy squad even if he's coming off the bench. Team managers needing another rebounder and three-point shooter should consider picking him up.
  5. Mike Dunleavy (5.5 points, 1 three-pointer, 4.5 rebounds): Dunleavy also finds himself on this list for another week. We can understand why he's here, though, as he's really struggling and feeling pressure from all the wings on the bench for playing time. If there's a good option in your league's free agent pool, we'd start considering dropping Dunleavy. But if there's only slim pickings out there, we'd hold on to Dunleavy and see how things go following the All Star break. If he loses his starting spot or sees his role significantly reduced, then we'd have no choice but to cut him loose.

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