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NBA Week 5 (Nov. 23-29)

Teams playing four games: Dallas, Denver, L.A. Clippers, Memphis, Milwaukee, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland, Sacramento, San Antonio, Toronto
Teams playing three games: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cleveland, Detroit, Golden State, Houston, Indiana, L.A. Clippers, Miami, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Utah, Washington
Teams playing two games: Chicago, New Orleans

Add in all leagues:

Corey Maggette Warriors | SF, PF

Corey Maggette replaced Anthony Morrow in the starting lineup on Wednesday and responded with 23 points and added eight rebounds. With Stephen Jackson now in Charlotte and Monta Ellis likely on the trading block, Maggette should continue to see consistent minutes and be a primary scoring option for the Warriors. Pick up Maggette now before it is too late. (about 70% owned)

Chris Douglas-Roberts Nets | PG, SG, SF

Douglas-Roberts has been the lone bright spot for the winless Nets and a nice surprise for fantasy owners. On Wednesday he notched his second straight double-double and has averaged 23.0 points in the last six games in which he played 30-plus minutes. Although his scoring numbers will likely take a hit when Devin Harris returns next week from a groin injury, he is still worthy of a roster spot in all leagues. (about 60% owned)

Beno Udrih Kings | PG, SG

Udrih is going to continue to put up solid numbers for the next six weeks while Kevin Martin is out. He scored double digits in each of his last 7 games and is a great short-term PG solution for your fantasy team. (about 40% owned)

Add in Deeper Leagues:

Marco Belinelli Raptors | SG

Belinelli has been playing almost 30 minutes a game lately and he has been taking full advantage. One thing we really like about Belinelli is his percentages and lack of turnovers. His numbers aren’t going to blow you away but he isn’t going to hurt you in any category. (about 10% owned)


Luke Ridnour Bucks | PG

Ridnour has always been a good role player when he gets the minutes. He has had 3 straight big games and it looks like he might be a fantasy relevant player again. He is worth an add in deeper leagues if you need a PG. (about 10% owned)

Dahntay Jones Pacers | SG, SF

Jones is off to a hot start averaging 17.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per game while logging well over 30 minutes as a starter. His value will take a slight hit once Mike Dunleavy and Troy Murphy return from their injuries, but he’s still worth an add in most deeper leagues. (about 35% owned)

Drew Gooden Mavericks | PF, C

Gooden has taken full advantage of the minutes he has had lately due to the injury to Erick Dampier. He is averaging 16.7 points and 12.0 rebounds in his three starts and even when Dampier comes back he should continue to have value in deeper leagues. (about 25% owned)

Andres Nocioni Kings | SF,PF

Nocioni is averaging 14 points per game over his last four, adding four rebounds and two assists. Although he does not have a huge upside, as long as he gets around 25 minutes per game, he’s a decent source of threes and worth owning in most leagues. (about 14% owned)

Terrence Williams Nets | SG,SF,PF

Williams has posted three double-doubles in his last five games and four on the year. It is clear that he does have an upside, but it is unclear how the Nets will use him once Devin Harris and Courtney Lee return to the lineup. If he consistently logs 30 minutes a game whether it be as a starter or coming off the bench he is worth an add in deeper leagues. (about 18% owned)

Players to Keep an eye on

Eric Maynor Jazz | PG,SG

After averaging 17.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 7.0 assists over his last three, he was held scoreless on Thursday while logging only 16 minutes. Maynor showed he does have an upside with Deron Williams out last week so he’s worth keeping an eye on, especially if an injury strikes the Jazz backcourt. (about 4% owned)

J.J. Hickson Cavaliers | SF,PF,C

Hickson was an obvious pickup with the recent injuries to Shaquille O’Neal and Anderson Varejao, but his promotion to the starting rotation on Nov. 6 was not because of injuries. Varejao returned to action on Friday and Hickson still logged 30-plus minutes, scored 15 points and pulled down 7 rebounds. It looks like Hickson is the starter for now in Cleveland and worth a look in deeper leagues. (about 15% owned)

CJ Watson Warriors | PG,SG

Watson remains out of the lineup with swine flu, but could return to action next week. WIth the recent injuries to the Warriors lineup and Stephen Jackson now in Charlotte, Watson could log some decent minutes once he returns. Watson is a very low-end option to begin with, but this is a situation worth monitoring in deeper leagues. (about 2% owned)

Mike Dunleavy Pacers | SG,SF

Although there is no definitive timeline for his return, Dunleavy did at least participate in his first half-court practice as he continues to rehab from knee surgery. Dunleavy averaged 15 points and 4 rebounds in the 18 games he played last season so he certainly has some fantasy value if he is healthy. Keep an eye on his progress as he might be worth an add in deeper leagues. (about 22% owned)

Brandon Rush Pacers | SG,SF

Rush continues to start for the Pacers and although he is only averaging 6.9 points and 4.7 rebounds per game he has the potential to get it going at any time. With the unexpected emergence of Dahntay Jones and anticipated return of Mike Dunleavy it is unclear how the minutes will be split, but Rush is worth putting on your radar in the off-chance he can put up similar numbers to what he did in the final few weeks of last season. (about 24% owned)

Allen Iverson Free Agent | PG,SG

Iverson was waived by the Grizzlies on Tuesday and is still a free agent after numerous reports that he was going to sign with the Knicks. Although the Knicks would have been a nice fit for Iverson, he could still be a decent source of points on whatever team ends up signing him so keep an eye on this situation. (about 43% owned)

James Harden Thunder | PG,SG

Harden came off the bench to score a career-high 24 points including six 3-pointers in Wednesday’s loss against Orlando. Although the game was a blowout and most of his playing time came late in the game, this is certainly a promising sign for one of our sleeper picks this season. We’d wait to see if he can log more consistent minutes before picking him up. (about 25% owned)