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Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 15, 2012 / 11:15 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 3.15

Channing Frye

Channing Frye

Beast of the Night: Channing Frye posted 26 points, nine rebounds, two assists, one steal, four blocks and five three-pointers last night. He shot 56 percent (10-18) from the floor and 100 percent (1-1) from the free-throw line, and had two turnovers. After a poor start to the season, Frye has picked things up since February. He’s been a top 70 asset so far this season, which is about in line with expectations.

Lines for Discussion:
Evan Turner: 9-11 FG (82%), 2-4 FT (50%), 1 three, 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk; In his last four games, Turner is averaging 21.8 points, 10.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.8 blocks and 0.5 threes, while shooting 64 percent from the field and 77 percent from the free-throw line. Congratulations if you picked him up. He should be a fun guy to own down the stretch.

Kris Humphries: 7-18 FG (39%), 2-2 FT (100%), 16 Pts, 21 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 3 Blk, 3 TO; No Deron Williams or Brook Lopez makes Hump a happy mean? Humphries has been a reliable fantasy player this season, giving his owners top 60 value.

Jeremy Lin: 2-4 FG (50%), 2-2 FT (100%), 6 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl, 6 TO; The departure of Mike D’Antoni has Lin’s fantasy owners concerned, and for good reason. But this was just one game, and it was a blowout victory. Give this a few more games before making any conclusions. Lin remains worth holding onto.

Goran Dragic: 6-11 FG (55%), 1-2 FT (50%), 1 three, 14 Pts, 2 Reb, 10 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO; With Kyle Lowry out for a spell, Dragic could improve the fortunes of many a fantasy team. He should be started with full confidence.

Drew Gooden: 7-12 FG (58%), 1 three, 15 Pts, 10 Reb, 13 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk, 5 TO; So far this month, Gooden is averaging 19.5 points, 8.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.5 blocks and 0.6 threes per game, while shooting 48 percent from the field and 83 percent from the free-throw line. When he’s healthy, Gooden’s clearly a very valuable asset.

Andrew Bynum: 10-17 FG (59%), 5-7 FT (71%), 25 Pts, 18 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk, 4 TO; He’s on a monster run right now, but he’s playing 41:42 per game through the first eight games this month. That’s not sustainable.

Jameer Nelson: 9-15 FG (60%), 2-2 FT (100%), 5 threes, 25 Pts, 5 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Blk; He’s racked up 50 points and nine threes in his last two games. If your league’s trade deadline hasn’t passed yet, now’s the time to sell him off.

Manu Ginobili: 5-10 FG (50%), 4 threes, 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 TO; It’s good to see him play through some pain. While his minutes will be limited for the near future, Ginobili remains capable of producing startable lines.

Waiver-Wire Watch:
George Hill: 17 Pts, 3 threes, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 TO; Hill remains a solid asset on a week-to-week basis and should be picked up if you need guard help.

Jerryd Bayless: 16 Pts, 4 Reb, 10 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO; He’s definitely worth owning (and probably starting) while Jose Calderon is out.

Gerald Green: 26 Pts, 1 three, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 TO; Don’t hesitate to swap out dead weight for this guy.

J.R. Smith: 23 Pts, 7 threes, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 TO; Take this with a big grain of salt, given the nature of the Knicks’ blowout victory, but Smith is worth a gamble if you need threes.

Steve Novak: 20 Pts, 6 threes, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Novak has been a legit source of threes for a while now.

Tayshaun Prince: 28 Pts, 3 threes, 5 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO; Prince remains a decent low-end fantasy option.

Chandler Parsons: 8 Pts, 6 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk, 3 TO; Parsons continues to put up solid all-around numbers and is likely worth a spot on your roster.

John Lucas: 24 Pts, 3 threes, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 TO; He’s worth a speculative add in deeper leagues so long as Derrick Rose is out.

Nate Robinson: 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 11 Ast, 4 Stl, 2 TO; Nate was great last night and could be a great addition if Stephen Curry shuts it down.

Klay Thompson: 26 Pts, 3 threes, 1 Reb, 4 Ast, 4 TO; Like Robinson, Thompson looks like a smart add right now.

Injuries:
Shawn Marion (knee): monitor his status

Courtney Lee (finger): dislocated his left middle finger and tore a ligament in the finger; he plans on playing through it

Vladimir Radmanovic (back): day-to-day

Tyreke Evans (ankle): monitor his status

Earl Watson (ankle): day-to-day

Willie Green (back): day-to-day

Chris Wilcox (heart): will have surgery that will end his season

Kevin Martin (shoulder): day-to-day

Zach Randolph (knee): could play Friday

Rudy Gay (concussion): probable for Friday

Deron Williams (calf): will likely return sometime this weekend

Jason Richardson (ankle): day-to-day

Jamal Crawford (knee): day-to-day

Jose Calderon (ankle): day-to-day

For Tonight:
See if Danilo Gallinari and Nene can continue to find their groove, as the Nuggets host the Thunder.

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