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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Games Played for Week 3


5 games - Celtics


4 games – Bulls, Mavericks, Pistons, Rockets, Pacers, Heat, Knicks, Thunder, Sixers, Suns, Blazers, Raptors, Jazz.


3 games – Hawks, Nets, Bobcats, Cavaliers, Nuggets, Warriors, Lakers, Grizzlies, Timberwolves, Bucks, Hornets, Magic, Spurs, Kings, Wizards.


2 games - Clippers


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Nate Robinson Bulls


Kirk Hinrich is day-to-day with a hip injury and Derrick Rose may or may not play this season.  Robinson had 18 points on Saturday and is averaging 11.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists, a steal and nearly a 3-pointer per game on the season.  And with Hinrich banged up and four games this week, he looks like a must-start in weekly leagues.


A.J. Price Wizards


Price flirted with a triple-double on Friday and posted a double-double on Saturday with 12 points and 14 assists, while John Wall is still not ready to return from his knee injury. The clock is ticking on Price, but he’s obviously worth rolling with until Wall comes back. 


Jarrett Jack Warriors


Jack hasn’t quite blown up like we thought he might when Brandon Rush went down, but there’s still a long way to go. He played 38 minutes on Saturday and finished with eight points, eight rebounds, five assists and two steals, but played just 15 minutes on Friday night. Jack’s not a must-start fantasy player, and may not even be must-own in smaller leagues, but I think it makes a lot of sense to hang onto him in most leagues, until he starts getting a consistent role for Mark Jackson.


Luke Ridnour Timberwolves


Ridnour is averaging 12 points, three boards and three assists over his last three games and has hit four 3-pointers over that stretch.  Ricky Rubio still isn’t expected back until some time in December, so Ridnour should continue to start and put up decent numbers until that happens.


Jose Calderon Raptors


Calderon has been starting for Kyle Lowry (ankle) and is averaging 10 points and five assists on the season.  Even when Lowry returns, Calderon should still see solid minutes at both guard positions for the Raptors.  He’s not a must-own player in all leagues, but should continue to see close to 25 minutes a night, meaning he will be an option in most leagues.


Others to consider: E'Twaun Moore (should be held in all leagues), Ramon Sessions, Jason Kidd, Aaron Brooks, Eric Bledsoe.

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