If you’re still reading this column, further congratulations are in order. You’re probably one of two or possibly three teams vying for that elusive roto title, or you are in the championship game in your league. To all you who have already won, my humble congratulations to you! To those of you still in this thing – I’ll throw out a few guys that just might be able to push you over this final hump. Good luck!

Point Guards

Beno Udrih ORL | PG

The last time I wrote this column, the Magic had lost Aaron Afflalo for the season, and now Jameer Nelson is injured as well. We’ll go ahead and file Jameer Nelson being injured in the “What Else is New” folder, but I digress…Udrih has been a more than adequate as his replacement, recently going off for 27 points with 5 boards, 7 dimes, and strong supporting stats. The Magic aren’t going anywhere, but Udrih has his arrow firmly aimed up. Orlando only plays twice this week, so the game we’re targeting here in on Saturday, at home, against the Celtics. If you’re down heading into the weekend, sign Udrih late Friday night. (less than 30% owned)
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Shooting Guards

Mike Miller MIA | SG

Miller’s been crushing it over the last two weeks, and with the NBA season almost over, the Heat will be resting their starters quite a bit. When given the minutes, Miller can contribute in multiple categories and light it up from beyond the arc. Grab Mike – It’s Miller time. (less than 10% owned)
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Corey Brewer DEN | SG

Gallinari out, Brewer in. Well, kinda-sorta. Even if that’s not exactly how it works, the absence of Gallo leaves plenty of bench minutes for Brewer over the final two weeks of the NBA season. Brewer has proved several times this year that he is more than capable of putting up strong numbers when given the minutes, and he should be force-fed all he can handle down the home stretch. (about 30% owned)
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Small Forwards

Jimmy Butler CHI | SF

Butler went off on Tuesday night to the tune of 28 points on 10-12 shooting, 7 boards, two assists, two steals, and 3 3’s. He played all 48 minutes and has fresh legs from his reserve role all year. Notably, everyone else on the Bulls seems to be hurt, and they have 4 games on the slate for this coming week. This seems like an easy call to make. (about 30% owned)
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Power Forwards

Reggie Evans BKN | PF

Reggie has been pulling down an average of 18 boards per game over the last scoring period. Not total, not his high water mark, his average. Any further contributions in any stat category are a bonus. This guy wins you rebounds, and the Nets play 4 times in this garbage-time week on NBA action. Make the add. (about 35% owned)
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Brandan Wright DAL | PF

Wright has been nothing less than a top 50 player over the past 30 days. Lately, with Elton Brand out, he’s been more like a top 25 player. Next season the sky is the limit for this up-and-comer. Since we’re focused on the last bit of this season, examine Wrights 12 points, 6 boards, and almost 2 blocks on 60% shooting over the last 14 days. Those numbers can help any team out, especially if you need some late week swats. Dallas plays on Friday and Sunday, so make the add on Thursday and take advantage of the favorable schedule. (about 15% owned)
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Jermaine O’Neal PHO | C

We’ve played this O’Neal game before, and we know where it leads – He’s good when he isn’t hurt and gets minutes. With Marcin Gortat still out, no other notable big bodies in his way, and no major injuries holding him back, Jermaine looks poised to deliver the goods this week. He’s averaging 16, 8, and 1.5 blocks to go with strong percentages. Just hope he doesn’t get hurt in the cab on the way to the game. (less than 15% owned)
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Josh McRoberts CHA | C

Very often in a championship battle, you need a late-week addition to boost your counting stats that last bit to secure the victory. McRoberts can help your clan this week. He has games on Friday and Saturday against Detroit and Milwaukee respectively, two poor opponents who allow a ton of points and defensive stats. McBob has been pulling down boards like a madman and averaging a steal per game to go with good percentages lately, so definitely give him a look as a late-week plug and play option. ( about 15% owned)
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