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Chris Andersen | Center/Forward

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (36) / 7/7/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Blinn (TX) JC
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Chris Andersen (elbow, back) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Bucks.
Andersen will be re-evaluated closer to Tuesday's 7:30 PM ET tip-off, but this shouldn't affect fantasy owners as the Birdman is only averaging 5.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks on the season. The biggest ripple effect to Andersen potentially sitting would be Hassan Whiteside potentially having another huge game as he'd see more minutes with Birdman out. Jan 27 - 11:17 AM

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Chris Andersen will remain in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Bulls.

Hassan Whiteside just retuned from an ankle injury, so the Heat are probably just exercising caution by bringing him along slowly. Andersen still likely won't see more than 20 minutes of action, so unless you are desperate for blocks there is no need to hold onto him. Whiteside is still the center to own in Miami.
Jan 25 - 12:43 PM

Chris Andersen banged his left knee but stayed in the game and posted a season-high 13 rebounds to go with four points in 28 minutes on Friday against the Pacers.

Andersen is almost always a sneaky low-end value in standard leagues when given 23 or more minutes. Give him a look if you need a big man.
Jan 24 - 1:53 AM

Chris Andersen started for the Heat on Wednesday and had six points, four rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 20 minutes.

Not a total loss, but not a big night, either. Hassan Whiteside was out with an ankle injury and remains day-to-day. Andersen should continue to start as long as he's out, but his lack of offense makes him a pretty risky fantasy option.
Jan 21 - 9:49 PM

Chris Andersen and Danny Granger will start against the Hornets on Wednesday.

The Heat are going to need some help in their frontcourt with Luol Deng and Hassan Whiteside out. Shawne Williams rarely plays at small forward, but that might be different out of necessity. Udonis Haslem will also help back up Chris Bosh and Birdman.
Jan 21 - 6:30 PM

Chris Andersen returned from his recent illness to finish Tuesday's game with seven points, six boards and one block in 29 minutes.

He started the second half in place of Hassan Whiteside (ankle), whose injury may thrust Andersen back into the starting lineup on Wednesday. The Birdman isn't capable of playing big minutes at age 36 and he's best suited to a backup role. There's no reason to own him while Whiteside is day-to-day, unless you're desperate for boards and blocks in a deep league.
Jan 20 - 10:19 PM

Chris Andersen (illness) will be activated for Tuesday's game against the Thunder.

It's not clear at this point if Andersen's return will send Hassan Whiteside to the bench, but either way, Whiteside is the guy with the most upside. Andersen's good for some rebounds and blocks, but he's not much of an asset in standard leagues.
Jan 20 - 6:17 PM

Chris Andersen (illness) practiced in full on Monday, and he's expected to play on Tuesday against the Thunder.

Birdman did not suit up on Friday against the Kings due to the illness, but he's feeling better and should be ready to go against Oklahoma City.
Jan 19 - 12:27 PM

Chris Andersen (illness) will not play against the Kings on Friday.

Well, Hassan Whiteside is going to have to figure out how to not foul DeMarcus Cousins. He should get as many minutes as he can handle while the Heat will use a lot of small-ball lineups.
Jan 16 - 10:06 PM

Chris Andersen (illness) is a game-time call against the Kings.

If he's out, Hassan Whiteside is going to play big minutes. The Heat will also likely have to play some small ball and get Shawne Williams back in the rotation. Andersen should be benched in most cases right now.
Jan 16 - 8:55 PM

Chris Andersen held his starting job throughout Tuesday's loss in L.A., finishing with 12 points, eight boards, one assist, three blocks and zero turnovers.

He made 5-of-6 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs in 27 minutes of action, but his starting job is being imminently threatened by Hassan Whiteside. He's only on the radar as a rebounds and FG% specialist in deep leagues.
Jan 14 - 1:11 AM

Chris Andersen had four points, five rebounds and two blocks in 17 minutes on Sunday, but he was benched to begin the second half.

Hassan Whiteside took his place at center and it's doubtful the veteran Andersen will get it back after Whiteside blew up for 23 & 16 on Sunday. The Birdman wasn't worth owning as a starter and his value is restricted to the deepest leagues now that he's coming off the bench again.
Jan 11 - 7:05 PM

Chris Andersen played 24 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday with five points, three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block.

He just can't play more than 24 minutes without looking tired, so that explains the opportunity for Hassan Whiteside. Andersen might actually hold value in standard leagues, but Whiteside looks like the better add.
Jan 9 - 1:10 AM

Chris Andersen left Sunday's game against the Nets with a right thumb injury, but x-rays came back negative, and his return is probable.

They're calling it a sprained thumb, so this seems like a relatively minor thing. We'll let you know how things turnout after the game, but if Birdman is forced to sit out any games, Hassan Whiteside would be in line for extended minutes.
Jan 4 - 6:57 PM

Chris Andersen will remain in the starting lineup on Sunday, despite his ankle issue.

Andersen needed to have his ankle re-taped during Saturday's game, but was able to return and he put up four points and three rebounds over 19.5 minutes of action. Birdman is averaging a meager 8.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.2 steals, and 1.0 block per game as the starting center for Miami, so unless you're absolutely desperate for blocks, he's not a great option in standard leagues.
Jan 4 - 4:37 PM

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PG1Mario Chalmers
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SG1Dwyane Wade
2Norris Cole
SF1Luol Deng
2Danny Granger
3James Ennis
PF1Chris Bosh
2Josh McRoberts
3Shawne Williams
4Udonis Haslem
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Chris Andersen
3Justin Hamilton