All rankings based on 9 categories (pts/reb/ast/stl/blk/3/fg%/ft%/to) and head-to-head format.
- Andre Miller, POR, 3 games: LaMarcus Aldridge, who I will get to momentarilly, wasn’t the only Blazer doing big things last week. Dr. Dre gave owners 18 points a game on 65 percent shooting along with double-digit assists and six total steals. He threw in some flawless freethrowing on 21 total attempts for good measure.
- Baron Davis, LAC, 4 games: Baron has been revitalized… it’s a beautiful thing. He was the fifth best player in fantasy basketball with averages of 22/9.5/1.8 3s/2 STL. He shot 45 percent from the field and made 89% of his freethrows.
- Ramon Sessions, CLE, 4 games: Gotta get a Cav on the list, they snapped the losing streak! Sessions didn’t hit a single three, but he made up for that by doing 16/9 on 57/85 percentages. He also gave you a nice boost in the steals department with 10 swipes on the week.
- Sasha Vujacic, NJN, 3 games: Sasha’s 16.7 PPG on 55% FG had a lot to do with his 30-point outburst, but you’ll take it. He knocked down 2.7 threes a game, which seems about right for a man who refers to himself as The Machine.
- Tony Allen, MEM, 4 games: Like Sasha, Tony padded his averages with a huge game. He dropped a season-high 27 on the Thunder, which helped him put up his 15 PPG. Whatever, forget the solid scoring… the 2.8 steals per game is the fantasy gold here.
- Jodie Meeks, PHI, 4 games: Jodie’s minutes began to increase as January came to a close. He played 30 MPG last week and took advantage to the tune of 14/5.5 on 47 percent with a couple threes a night. If he’s still a free agent in your 14 team league you should probably give him a look.
- Carmelo Anthony, DEN, 4 games: He was the second best player in fantasy basketball with averages of 37/7 on 60 percent shooting. Lookin’ like ’09/10 Melo (who I had the pleasure of owning).
- Gerald Wallace, CHA, 4 games: Another dude who was lookin’ like his old self. G-Force did some great all-around stuff: 19/12/4.5/1.3 3s/1.5 STL/1.3 BLK. You love to see that 1+/1+ in the steals and blocks categories, that’s vintage Wallace. The 1.3 threes is a nice bonus.
- Wilson Chandler, NYK, 3 games: 15/5/3 is nothing special. Two swats, 1.7 threes, and 1.3 swipes will make owners salivate… unless the owner is me, because my team sucks so bad it doesn’t even matter.
- LaMarcus Aldridge, POR, 3 games: He may not be an All-Star, but he dropped 38 PPG on 63 percent, making him the number one player on the week. The rebounds were kinda weak at just seven a game, but with those scoring numbers, over a block, over a steal… yeah, f@ck the rebounds.
- Kevin Love, MIN, 4 games: 21/15 with 1.5 threes? That’s just Kevin Love being Kevin Love.
- Channing Frye, PHX, 4 games: Over three triples a night from your big man… that’s cool sh!t. Throw in 14/8.5 with a block a game and it’s really cool sh!t.
- DeJuan Blair, SAS, 4 games: DeJuan has stepped his game up over the second half of the Rodeo Road Trip. Some weak opposition helped him put up the following beefy numbers: 17/12/1 STL/1 BLK on 55% FG.
- Chuck Hayes, HOU, 3 games: The Chuckwagon just keeps putting in work. He averaged a solid 10/10/3 double-double with 2.3 steals per game… making him the 19th ranked player. Chuck Hayes… 19th… that’s some serious over-achievement.
- Dwight Howard, ORL, 4 games: Aside from the 61 percent freethrowing and four TOs per game, Superman was excellent. If you have Dwight on your team you plan for that crap anyway, so his 26/17 with over a steal and two blocks per game was all you saw… and it was looking damn nice.
- Devin Harris, NJN, 3 games: I guess 13/3/6 with a steal a game is alright… but it’s not what you’re looking for from a player of Harris’ caliber. He turned the ball over three times a game and only hit a pair of long balls all week.
- Brandon Jennings, MIL, 4 games: 14.5 PPG is alright. Two and a half swipes a night is cool. Jennings didn’t do much else, though. He shot poorly (37% FG) and assisted just three times a game.
- Jameer Nelson, ORL, 4 games: The Gil/Jameer combo isn’t working out very well for Orlando… both guys have been playing like crap. Nelson couldn’t make anything from the field or the line last week. At least 1.3 of his 4 FGs per game came from long range.
- Dwyane Wade, MIA, 3 games: Pookie was good for 19/5/6 and absolutely nothing else, which is unusual… Dwyane is known as a stat-sheet stuffer. He basically added a +10 to your TO total while doing a whole lot of nothing.
- Jamal Crawford, ATL, 2 games: His owners were already at a disadvantage due to ATL’s two game week. Crawford was a complete no-show in both games, scoring just eight total points on 23.5 percent shooting. He did average 4.5 assists per game, which is a little strange. More dimes than buckets? This is Jamal Crawford’s line I’m looking at, right?
- Manu Ginobili, SAS, 3 games: The Spurs were involved in a bunch of blowouts, so Manu only played 25 minutes per game. He didn’t shoot well from the field or the stripe as he averaged 10 points, five assists, and little else.
- Joe Johnson, ATL, 2 games: Eight points a game on 32 percent shooting… yeah. Moving right along…
- Paul Pierce, BOS, 3 games: PP had some crappy numbers against Miami that did some damage to his line. It came out looking like this: 13/5/3 with a steal on 31 percent shooting. I’ll pass.
- Danilo Gallinari, NYK, 3 games: The three-point marksman managed just two triples all week as he shot 27 percent from the field.
- Dirk Nowitzki, DAL, 4 games: Sorry Dirk, you’ve been great all season, but 15/6.5 with absolutely nothing else will always land a stud like you on the duds list.
- Jeff Green, OKC, 3 games: I’m going to use a saying that my dad used to say all the time when I was like seven years old: Jeff Green couldn’t hit a cow in the ass with a banjo. He shot 32 percent from the field while scoring his nine PPG.
- Al Harrington, DEN, 4 games: Al continues to make me look stupid as he puts up numbers like 9/6 on 40 percent from the field with hardly a three to be found. Can I have Luol Deng back now? Please?
- Andris Biedrins, GSW, 4 games: I think I’ve said this before… but remember when this guy was awesome? It wasn’t that long ago. Now he’s this three-point, six-board, scrubtastic bum. I miss 2009.
- Chris Andersen, DEN, 4 games: The Birdman isn’t getting enough burn to do anything. He couldn’t even block one shot per game last week because he only got 14 MPG.
- Brook Lopez, NJN, 3 games: I don’t even know what his numbers were… I just don’t like the guy. There was no one else deserving of the spot.