Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 12, 2011 / 10:00 am

Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 4.12

Channing Frye

Channing Frye

Beast of the Night: Channing Frye posted 33 points, four boards, one assist and made nine three-pointers. He shot 67 percent (12-18) from the floor and had no turnovers. While his production in April has been pretty poor, Frye has had a pretty successful season, as he’s managed to average top-50 numbers. With his combination of threes, blocks and solid free-throw shooting, he should maintain solid value next season.

Lines for Discussion:
Jeff Green: 8-20 FG (40%), 4-5 FT (80%), 20 Pts, 15 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 TO; Yep, you guessed it – Boston’s Big Four sat this one out. At least we know Green still has some life in him. If the Big Four get another night of rest Wednesday, Green should make for another nice spot start.

Brook Lopez: 12-23 FG (52%), 7-8 FT (88%), 31 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 TO; This was a disappointing season for Lopez, who took steps back in the rebounding, assists, blocks, steals, field-goal percentage and free-throw percentage columns. He’s young enough to surprise us with a comeback next season – assuming a 2011-12 season will even exist.

Anthony Randolph: 10-20 FG (50%), 4-5 FT (80%), 24 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 TO; Don’t let this late-season surge trick you into thinking Randolph will be a stud next season. With Michael Beasley and Kevin Love still on contract with the Timberwolves next season, expectations for Randolph in 2011-12 should be kept in check.

Waiver-Wire Watch:
Jermaine O’Neal: 15 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Ast, 5 Blk, 2 TO

Ryan Anderson: 18 Pts, 3 threes, 14 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk, 1 TO

Jordan Farmar: 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 9 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO

Jason Maxiell: 4 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk, 2 TO

Joey Dorsey: 10 Pts, 20 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 3 TO

Jerryd Bayless: 20 Pts, 2 threes, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk, 6 TO

Drew Gooden: 19 Pts, 11 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Blk, 2 TO

Goran Dragic: 15 Pts, 2 threes, 10 Reb, 7 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 TO

Chris Andersen: 14 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 4 Blk

Jared Dudley: 26 Pts, 5 threes, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 5 Stl

Injuries:
Delonte West (ankle): day-to-day

Monta Ellis (concussion): done for the season

Kyle Lowry (foot): looks pretty much done for the season

Arron Afflalo (hamstring): ditto

Nene (hip): ditto

Al Harrington (Achilles): monitor his status

Mike Miller (ankle): on top of his sprained thumb, he’s now dealing with a sprained left ankle

Gilbert Arenas (knee): day-to-day

Vince Carter (knee): day-to-day

Tyreke Evans (ankle): monitor his status

Reggie Evans (finger): day-to-day

Semih Erden (heel): day-to-day

Luis Scola (knee): day-to-day

Andre Iguodala (knee): day-to-day

Marcus Camby (neck): practiced Monday and says he’ll play tonight

Sonny Weems (knee): day-to-day

For Tonight:
Keep an eye out for rest-related DNPs.

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  • http://www.conradburry.com Conrad

    Alright i’ll explain to you my NBA playoffs fantasy game. Scoring will be average-based, but accumulating weekly throughout all the rounds of the playoffs. The scoring will be: Asts = 1.5pts, TOs = -.75pt, Blk/Stl = 1.25 pts, and Pts/Reb = 1pt. Also, of course, as a team gets eliminated, you drop those players you have and pickup players still playing. Therefore, the farther a team goes, the longer you have that production. Anywho, based on that setup, what do you think of this ranking for the Top 20 players available (my draft is Thursday):

    1. Bron
    2. Rose
    3. Dwight
    4. Wade
    5. Kobe
    6. KD
    7. Westbrook
    8. Pau
    9. Bosh
    10. Dirk
    11. LMA
    12. Booze
    13. TP
    14. KG
    15. Pierce
    16. Rondo
    17. Manu
    18. CP3
    19. Z-Bo
    20. Melo

    Changes? Additions? Subtractions? Thanks as always, Doc!

  • http://dimemag.com/author/the-fantasy-doctor/ The Fantasy Doctor

    @Conrad: I like it. The only thing I’d say is to consider Tim Duncan and Joakim Noah near the end of that list.

  • http://www.livingcheapla.com hakasan

    @Doc,
    Trying to wrap up my season tomorrow with 1PG 1G 1F 1C and 1UTL games left. the only categories with room to improve are :ft%, 3pt% (thanks to Frye last night), and BLKs.

    who should I end the season with?

    kidd/mowill/rondo/harden/calderon
    matrix/dirk/brand/horford/odom
    ibaka/frye/

    i’m thinking sit kid/rondo because of their low %s, i would play calderon, but he’s probably done for the season, which leaves me mowill/harden?

    the bigger issue is f/c/util spot… i would play horford/brand/ibaka to max blks, but dirk might be the difference maker in 3pt% and ft%?

    what do you think?

  • http://dimemag.com/author/the-fantasy-doctor/ The Fantasy Doctor

    @hakasan: I’d roll with Mo, Harden, Odom, Ibaka and Frye. Horford and Brand might be DNPs, but if they aren’t, yeah, roll with them and sit Odom and Frye for the blocks.

  • http://www.conradburry.com Conrad

    Yeah, I’ve got Ray Allen, Bynum, TD, Deng, and Joachim as the next 5 in my ranking…

  • http://dimemag.com/author/the-fantasy-doctor/ The Fantasy Doctor

    @Conrad: You’re set. I hope you knock the competition dead.

  • BL

    do you think lebron will play on wednesday? and roy hibbert?andddddd..ty lawson?

    thanks

  • BL

    I just picked up..Ed Davis, Chris Andersen, Goran Dragic, and Beno Udrih as potential replacements…

  • nick

    yo doc!

    I have 2 keeper spots in a $260 cap league. 15 spots, no position restrictions, and categories as follows; ST, BK, PTS, RB, FT, FG%, 3PM, AST

    I’m keeping Lawson at $8

    As for the one other spot: I’m tempted by Bynum, but he’s injury prone.

    Bynum 12
    Rose 56
    Westbrook 51
    Wall 46
    D Wright 20
    Bargnani 22