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.

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Tracy McGrady Rockets | SG,SF

McGrady has yet to play ten minutes in a game this season and the Rockets will slowly increase his playing time over the next few weeks. Although his production has been minimal so far, he was more aggressive offensively scoring 10 points in eight minutes on Tuesday. If you have the roster space, snag him now and hang on to him until he starts logging a more minutes. (about 65% owned)

Mike Dunleavy Pacers | SG,SF

Dunleavy recently had one of his worst shooting games of his career with just four points while shooting only 2 for 17 from the field. While Dunleavy could certainly stand to be a bit more consistent, he is still averaging 13.4 points per game on the season and worth a roster spot in most Fantasy leagues. (about 65% owned)

Nate Robinson Knicks | PG,SG

Robinson was a very productive bench player last year averaging a career-best 17.2 per game. This season however, Robinson is averaging only 10.9 points in just 12 games and has not been on the court since Dec. 1. Robinson certainly has an upside and he’s worth a roster spot when he plays, but it does not look like it will be with the Knicks. Stay tuned. (about 35% owned)

Thaddeus Young 76ers | SF,PF

Young continues to produce for the Sixers and is averaging 15.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game so far this season. It is worth noting that Lou Williams will rejoin the starting lineup soon along with Allen Iverson once he is healthy so his offensive numbers might take a slight hit, but his versatility should guarantee solid minutes regardless of changes to the Sixers’ lineup. (about 75% owned)


Lou Williams 76ers | PG,SG

In just his second game back from a fractured jaw, Williams had 12 points, four rebounds, and four assists in 32 minutes off the bench. He will likely rejoin the Sixers starting rotation soon so its safe to get him back into your Fantasy lineups. If Williams is available in your league, he’s worth serious consideration as he’s worthy of a No. 2 or 3 guard spot in most formats. (about 70% owned)

Marreese Speights 76ers | PF,C

Speights has been on a roll and in his four games back from an MCL injury, he is averaging 17 points and 6.5 rebounds. He may be a bit inconsistent and he’ll likely continue to come off the bench behind Elton Brand and Samuel Dalembert, but he has a nice upside and worth an add in most leagues. (about 40% owned)

Chris Duhon Knicks | PG

Duhon’s offensive numbers for the year are a bit sporadic, but he has put up double-digit scoring in five of his last six games including a near triple-double against the Clippers during that span. If you need help at the guard spot, or a boost in assists, you may want to give Duhon a look just don’t expect this scoring surge to continue. (about 70% owned)

Corey Maggette Warriors | SF,PF

Maggette has topped 20 points in each of his last five games and is averaging 16.8 points and 5.5 rebounds for the season. He started Tuesday’s game and coach Don Nelson said that the SF job belongs to Maggette permanently. We’ll believe that when we see it, but either way he’ll continue to log enough minutes to be a worthwhile starter on most Fantasy teams. (about 70% owned)

Mike Conley Grizzlies | PG

Conley has posted double-digit scoring in all but one game so far in the month of December. We expect Conley will be inconsistent at times throughout the remainder of the season, but he should continue to log decent minutes as a starter and is at least worth a look if you need help at the guard position. (about 60% owned)

Add in deeper leagues

Tyler Hansbrough Pacers | SF,PF

Hansbrough has shown some signs of Fantasy relevance in his rookie season, but due to his inconsistency he is only worth a flier in deeper leagues. If you have a roster spot he may be worth stashing away in the chance he earns more playing time, but we don’t recommend activating him until he does. (about 15% owned)

Erick Dampier Mavericks | C

Dampier is averaging nearly 11 rebounds per game in the month of December and 9.9 for the year. While he won’t consistently help out much in the offensive categories, he is still a viable Fantasy option if you need a boost in rebounds and blocks. (about 45% owned)

Jose Juan Barea Mavericks | PG

Barea has scored 20 or more points in three out of the last five games and he continues to start at shooting guard despite the return of Josh Howard. With both Jason Terry and Josh Howard healthy its unlikely he will have consistent Fantasy value, but if you have an open roster spot he may be worth an add just in case. (about 10% owned)

Mike Miller Wizards | SG,SF

Miller has been out since Nov. 21 with a strained right calf but is very close to returning to action. Coach Flip Saunders isn’t expecting Miller back for another week or two but if you picked him up recently you might as well wait it out and if he’s available in your league it may be time to snag him while you can. (about 40% owned)

Chris Andersen Nuggets | PF,C

Andersen continues to be one of the leagues best shot blocking specialists. If you need blocks and a few extra rebounds you may want to consider the Birdman, just don’t expect much help in any other categories. (about 65% owned)

Players to Keep an Eye on

Hasheem Thabeet Grizzlies | C

Thabeet has shown he could have Fantasy relevance if given the minutes. In his only game this season that he played more than 20 minutes he had five points, five rebounds, and an impressive five blocks. (about 10% owned)

Serge Ibaka Thunder | C

Ibaka had a career-high 14 rebounds on Tuesday night and is averaging 10 points, nine rebounds, a steal, and a block over his last three games. Ibaka will be splitting time with Nenad Krstic and Nick Collison, but he has a bigger upside and its a situation worth keeping an eye on if you need help at the center position in deeper leagues. (about 5% owned)

Sonny Weems Raptors | SG,SF

Weems has surpassed Antoine Wright as the sixth man and could continue to play a bigger role in the Raptors rotation. While he may not have enough value to justify adding him now, owners in deeper leagues should certainly take notice. (about 5% owned)

DeJuan Blair Spurs | SF,PF,C

Blair started for just his third time this season on Monday and had eight points and six rebounds in 16 minutes. If he can consistently log at least 20 minutes a game he might have some value in deeper leagues, but until then, he has very limited value. (about 10% owned)

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