Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Most Dropped: March 23

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

  1. Nick Young (Has not played due to injury): Young has been out about a week due to a knee injury, though he could return as early as tonight against the Clippers. Teams in need of another scorer and three-point shooter should consider Young, though you'll have to absorb a hit to your field goal percentage.
  2. Andray Blatche (Has not played due to injury): Blatche is another in a long list of injured Wizards players. He's missed the last six games and it's unclear when he'll be back on the court. With no specific timetable for his return, he's not worth holding onto at this late point in the season. If there's a decent option available in your free agent pool, we'd suggest you go with him and send Blatche to the waiver wire.
  3. Chase Budinger (9.3 points, 1 three-pointer, 100% FT%): Chase suffered a sprained ankle in Houston's last game, but it's not as severe as originally feared. Budinger could be back as early as this weekend and we think he's a great fantasy option for the last few weeks of the season. With Houston still in the playoff hunt, the Rockets have an incentive to get Chase on the court as much as possible. He's playing heavy minutes and contributing in nearly every category, so monitor his recovery and add him when he gets back on the court.
  4. Randy Foye (12.3 points, 1.7 three-pointers, 53.8% FG%, 100% FT%): Many team managers have dropped Foye since Eric Gordon recently returned, but Foye is still playing about 30 minutes a night off the bench. Head coach Vinny Del Negro has noticed Foye's improved play while Gordon was out and continues to make him a big part of the rotation as they employ him in a small-ball line up. Foye continues to have some value in standard formats for as long as he logs big minutes.
  5. Shawn Marion (13.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 66.7% FG%): Marion suffered a wrist injury over the weekend, but expects to be back on the court as early as this Thursday against the Timberwolves. He's a solid fantasy contributor when healthy, though his playing time may be effected by the recent return of Peja Stojakovic. We'd keep him on our radar and add him if he sees around 25-30 minutes a night upon his return.

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