Each week our Fantasy Basketball experts will give fantasy owners their top choices for players to pick up for all leagues, as well as some players to consider in deeper leagues. If you have any Fantasy Basketball questions for our experts feel free to post them in post them in our Fantasy Sports Forum.

Add in all leagues

Tyrus Thomas Bulls | SF,PF

Thomas is averaging 10 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks on the season and although he is currently coming off the bench behind Taj Gibson he has a nice upside. Its likely just a matter of time before he regains his position in the starting rotation so he’s worth a pick up and stash in most Fantasy leagues if you have the room on your bench. (about 70% owned)

Yi Jianlian Nets | PF

Yi picked up right where he left off after missing seven weeks with a sprained knee. It only took one game with 22 points and eight rebounds to get back into the starting lineup. Although he is coming off one of his worst games this season where he only had 11 points on 2-of-13 shooting, he should remain a decent source points and rebounds and is a must-start in most Fantasy leagues. (about 55% owned)

Nate Robinson Knicks | PG,SG

After scoring 41 points in a return from a long inactive streak, Robinson shot just 2-of-11 from the field and scored only six points in the following game. You can expect this kind of inconsistency from Robinson, but the good news is he is playing and it looks like he has replaced Larry Hughes in the Knicks’ rotation. If you are in need of some points you may want to give Robinson a look. (about 30% owned)

Courtney Lee Nets | SG,SF

Lee had a nice run scoring in double digits in all but three games in Decemeber. It appears that Lee’s position in the starting lineup is secure, but with Chris Douglas-Roberts, Yi Jianlian, Devin Harris and Brook Lopez also all playing well something’s going to have to give. He’s still worth an add in most Fantasy leagues, but this situation is worth monitoring if you are considering adding him in a shallow league. (about 55% owned)


Add in deeper leagues

Kirk Hinrich Bulls | PG,SG

Hinrich has been playing well in recent games since replacing John Salmons in the starting lineup. As long as he continues start, he’s worth and add in most deeper leagues if you need help at the Guard position. Its also worth noting that he has been in recent trade rumors with the Wizards, but his Fantasy value as a Wizard obviously relies on Gilbert Arenas’ status. Stay tuned. (about 35% owned)

Kenyon Martin Nuggets | PF

K-Mart has posted double-doubles in four out of his last five games and with a fairly severe ankle injury to Chris Andersen, he should be in line for a some extra minutes over the next several games. We’re not sure how long this kind of production will last, but you might as well ride it out while you can. (about 65% owned)

Shane Battier Rockets | SF

Battier scored 20 points for just the second time all season on Tuesday night in a win over the Hornets and although he is averaging only 8.5 points for the season, he does have some value in categorical leagues since he does fill the stat sheet with steals, blocks and 3-pointers. If you don’t need scoring, but do need a boost in the other categories you may want to give him a look. (about 55% owned)

Omri Casspi Kings | SG,SF,PF

Casspi has been on fire lately and is averaging 22 points, nine boards and three 3-pointers over his last three games. While Kevin Martin’s return and Tyreke Evans’ full recovery from a sprained ankle will hurt his value, he’s still worth a look in most deeper Fantasy leagues at this point. (about 45% owned)

Corey Brewer Timberwolves | SG,SF

Brewer’s solid defensive play for the Timberwolves will keep him logging decent minutes, but the increase in scoring has been a nice surprise for Fantasy owners. Although his scoring numbers will likely be inconsistent most of the season, his 1.5 steals per game are worth mentioning if you need help in that category. (about 35% owned)

Players to Keep an Eye on

Jared Dudley Suns | SF,PF

Dudley continues to see an increase in production, having scored in double digits in three of his last five games. We’d wait and see if this kind of production and his minutes remain consistent with Leandro Barbosa back in the Suns lineup before adding him, but its worth keeping an eye on. (about 25% owned)

Randy Foye Wizards | PG,SG

Foye had a brief run at the starting SG position for the Wizards and has shown he can have Fantasy relevance if given the minutes. With a league suspension likely looming for Gilbert Arenas, Foye may get another chance to join the starting five. Last season Foye averaged 16.3 points, 4.3 assists and 3.1 rebounds as Minnesota’s starting PG so this situation is worth monitoring. (about 35% owned)

Donte Greene Kings | SG,SF

Greene returned to the bench on Saturday with the return of Tyreke Evans, but still logged 27 minutes and finished with nine points, two rebounds, three blocks, and a 3-pointer. Greene offers a unique combination of scoring with an excellent number of blocked shots and 3-point shooting, but loses a lot of Fantasy appeal if he’s not starting. (about 5% owned)

If you have any Fantasy Basketball questions feel free to post them in post them in our Fantasy Sports Forum.