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DeJuan Ready To Heat Up?

Sunday, February 06, 2011


LeBron James and Danny Granger combined for 4.3 fantasy points for my team on Sunday, leading me to yet another loss. When you're getting 4.3 out of your studs on Sunday, you're not going to win many games. Landry Fields had 5.1 on his own, while Amare Stoudemire racked up close to nine points by himself today. This is not my year in a couple leagues. The teams are nice on paper, but when you can't win with Kevin Durant, Kevin Love and Josh Smith in a six-man lineup, it's not your year.

LeBron was complaining during a timeout on Sunday about wrapping it up so he could get to his Super Bowl party on time. LeBron, next time I hope you don't let a basketball game get in the way of your party. Thanks again for the 5-for-14 shooting, 10 points and six turnovers. And just like LeBron, I have a SB part to attend, but I'm actually going to get my job done first. I've had some requests for a deeper look at the waiver wire, and I tried to go there today. I hope your teams fared better than mine did this week. Sorry for my bad mood.

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Guards

Landry Fields Knicks

Fields racked up his 11th double-double of the season today, while Brook Lopez still has accomplished the feat just once. Fields had a huge line across the board on Sunday and while he's a bit inconsistent, should still be owned in almost all leagues. In fact, I only list him here in case he was recently dropped in yours.

Paul George Pacers

George had another nice line on Sunday and while he's not exactly a must-own player, he has provided value over the last couple weeks. He had 14 points, six boards and a couple steals on Sunday, and came in averaging 9.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 threes in two February games. He's averaging 25 minutes per game over his last eight and I still like the idea of grabbing him in most leagues.

Christian Eyenga Cavaliers

Eyenga has been Rotoworld's hot pickup for a week or so now and he has been playing well. In his three February games he's averaging 11 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals, nearly two blocks and a 3-pointer per game. He's the starting small forward for the Cavs, but qualifies at both guard positions in many leagues. What more do you need to know?

Anthony Morrow Nets

Morrow is starting for the Nets now and should rack up points and threes in bunches. He won't do much else and is somewhat inconsistent, but should still be owned in most leagues.

Lou Williams Sixers

Sweet Lou is still quietly getting it done and is one of the more reliable shooting guards in the league. He's been consistent all year, but is hot right now, averaging 17.5 points, a steal, a block and 1.5 threes in his two February games.

Richard Hamilton Pistons

We had a rare Richard Hamilton sighting on Saturday as the Pistons try to prove to the rest of the league that he can still play. He actually looked pretty good, but I think he's only worth a pickup in deeper, or points-based leagues. I'm also wondering if John Kuester played him only after he heard Rip say that he didn't think he'd every play for Detroit again. Either way, he's a roll of the dice and an overrated fantasy player even when things are going well.

Jose Juan Barea Mavericks

JJB has been hot again lately, averaging 16 points and two 3-pointers over his last three games. I have no idea how long he'll keep it going, but chances are this is just another one-hit wonder performance for him. And if/when Roddy Beaubois ever shows up, JJB will be useless. Think about grabbing him in a deep league, but be ready to cut bait as soon as his run comes to an end.

Dahntay Jones Pacers

Jones was completely out of the rotation for the Pacers until Jim O'Brien got the axe. In his previous three games heading into Sunday, Jones played 10, 11 and 14 minutes. In Sunday's blowout, he played 20 minutes and hit 7-of-10 shots for 16 points. Again, not a guy most of you will want to pick up, but he's trending up and could be a nice deep-league grab.

Droppables: Manny Harris, Gilbert Arenas, Ty Lawson, Reggie Williams, Mario Chalmers.

Daniel Gibson and Anthony Parker are going to ruin Harris, Arenas' knee appears to still be a big concern, while Lawson is only going to be worth it if Chauncey Billups is traded. Which is probably a long shot.

Keep reading for Forwards and Centers.

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Steve "Dr. A" Alexander is the senior editor for the NBA for Rotoworld.com and a contributor to NBCSports.com. The 2014-15 NBA season marks his 13th year of covering fantasy hoops for Rotoworld. Follow him on Twitter - @Docktora.
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