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NBA Week 3 (Nov. 9-15)

Teams playing four games: Dallas, Golden State, Houston, L.A. Clippers, Minnesota, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Toronto, Utah

Teams playing three games: Atlanta, Boston, Bobcats, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, L.A. Lakers, Memphis, Miami, New Jersey, New York, Orlando, San Antonio

Teams playing two games: Indiana, Milwaukee, Sacramento, Washington

Add in all leagues:

Jason Thompson Kings | SF,PF

Thompson is averaging 11.0 points and 9.0 rebounds through his first five games and posted his best line of the year against the Hawks Wednesday, with 22 points, 12 rebounds and a block. Thompson averaged 11.1 points and 7.4 rebounds as a rookie last year and if he can stay out of foul trouble he should take a big step forward as a starter for the Kings. (about 76% owned)

Channing Frye Suns | PF,C

Frye, who is replacing Shaquille O’Neal in the starting lineup for the Suns this season, got off to a hot start and had back-to-back games with six 3-pointers. Although he has cooled down recently and may be a bit inconsistent throughout the season, it appears that Frye should be a solid scoring option at center and worth an add in most leagues. (about 69% owned)


Brandon Jennings Bucks | PG

After nearly posing a triple-double in his NBA debut, Jennings continues to show he is ready to handle the load as the primary point guard in Milwaukee. We expect the rookie to have a few off nights, but he should continue to play big minutes and should have no problem holding off Luke Ridnour for the starting job. (about 77% owned)

Ronnie Brewer Jazz | SG,SF

Brewer is consistently one of the more underrated fantasy players. He continues to be a solid offensive threat for the Jazz and is averaging 13.8 points and 4.2 rebounds through his first five starts this season. He will continue to get 35-plus minutes per game and he’s a great source for steals. Brewer is a great pickup for anybody looking for a guard. (about 67% owned)

Roy Hibbert Pacers | C

Hibbert was one of our favorite sleeper picks this year and after two less than stellar games to start the season many fantasy owners may have been quick to drop him. Hibbert responded to the slow start with three straight double-doubles including a five block night against the Wizards. Hibbert looks like a solid fantasy starter and worth an add in most leagues. (about 56% owned)

Add in Deeper Leagues:

Corey Brewer Timberwolves | SG,SF

Averaging over 35 minutes per game, Brewer is entrenched in the starting lineup and establishing himself as a scoring option for the Timberwolves averaging 12.8 points through the first six games. His 36.8 percent shooting will make any fantasy owner wince, but he’ll be a great source of steals and he gets a decent amount of blocks from the F/G position. (about 29% owned)

Chuck Hayes Rockets | SF,PF,C

Hayes is averaging 7.7 points and 7.3 rebounds and shooting a high percentage through the first six games of the season. He has also gained center eligibility and is worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues if you are in need of rebounds. (about 18% owned)

Marreese Speights 76ers | PF,C

Speights has been a bit inconsistent coming off the bench, but is still averaging 13.2 points and 6.8 rebounds through the first five games. Speights my not earn a starting gig over Elton Brand or Samuel Dalembert, but he’s still worth a look in deeper leagues. (about 39% owned)

Chris Douglas-Roberts Nets | PG,SG,SF

After a slow start, Douglas-Roberts has stepped up as a scoring threat in Devin Harris’ absence averaging more than 20 points through the last three games. Although we expect his scoring numbers to decline when Harris returns, he should still be a decent fantasy option in deeper leagues. (about 42% owned)

Short-term Value:

Beno Udrih Kings | PG

Udrih will likely take over as the Kings’ starting point guard, pushing Tyreke Evans to shooting guard as Kevin Martin is expected to miss at least 8 weeks with a wrist injury. As a starter last year Udrih averaged 11.0 points and 4.7 assists. He does not have a big upside, but he will at least be getting starter minutes. (about 12% owned)

Taj Gibson Bulls | SF,PF

Tyrus Thomas is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks with a fractured forearm. Taj Gibson should continue to start in his place and is worth a flyer in deeper leagues. Gibson is averaging 8 points and 6.5 rebounds in his two starts this season. (about 4% owned)

Rafer Alston Nets | PG

It looks like Rafer Alston will be starting for the next several weeks filling in for the injured Devin Harris. Harris is optimistically targeting a late November return so Alston’s starting gig will be short-lived, but he could be a decent source of points, threes, and assists. (about 17% owned)

Eduardo Najera Nets | SF,PF

Najera has started the past two games filling in for the injured Yi Jianlian, who will be out for at least a month. Although he only logged 23 minutes in each of those games he did average 11.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. Josh Boone is also in line for a boost in minutes and depending on the minutes are split, Boone might actually be the better short-term pickup in deeper leagues only. (about 1% owned)