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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Carl Landry Rockets | SF,PF

Landry has been putting up solid numbers despite playing under 30 minutes off the bench. He is averaging just over 16 points per game on the season, but he has eclipsed 20 points in five of his last eight games. Landry is also a decent source of rebounds and with the lack of depth on the Rockets front court with Yao Ming sidelined, there’s no reason to think he can’t continue this type of production all season. (about 75% owned)

Andris Biedrins Warriors | C

Biedrins is nearing a return from an abdominal injury that has kept him sidelined since early November. If he was dropped in your fantasy league, now is the time to pick him up. Last year Biedrins averaged a double-double and should be close to those numbers again this season once he returns to game shape. (about 75% owned)

Courtney Lee Nets | SG,SF

Lee should continue to start and see plenty of minutes for the struggling Nets team in desperate need of some offense. Lee is a good three-point shooter and if steals are a statistical category in your league its worth noting that he averages over two per game. He may continue to have an off night here and there, but he’s still worth an add in most leagues. (about 55% owned)

Tayshaun Prince Pistons | SF,PF

Prince is still considered day to day, but the Detroit Free Press has reported that he has been taking part in lay-up drills. Until we get a more definitive timetable on return, we would not recommend starting him for for Week 8 (Dec. 14-20). However, if he’s available in your league, and you have the roster space, he may be worth a pickup and stash for the upcoming weeks. (about 45% owned)


Jameer Nelson Magic | PG

Before injuring his left knee, Nelson was off to a nice start to the season, averaging 13.7 points and 5.5 assists. The original timetable for the injury was 4-6 weeks, which would put his return in late December. If he’s available in your league he won’t be for much longer. (about 70% owned)

Richard Hamilton Pistons | SG,SF

Hamilton is optimistic about returning to action before the end of December. Once he returns he’ll be a nice source of points and worthy of a roster spot in most formats. If he was dropped in your league, feel free to pick him up and stash him on your bench. (about 70% owned)

Joel Przybilla Trail Blazers | C

Przybilla will take over as the starting center for the Trail Blazers with Greg Oden likely done for the season. With the additional minutes, Przybilla will be a decent source of rebounds and blocks, but still won’t offer much in the offensive categories. If you are desperate for rebounds and blocks, or you had Greg Oden, pick up Przybilla now. (about 36% owned)

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Omri Casspi Kings | SF,PF

Casspi missed Tuesday’s game with back spasms, but returned to the Kings lineup on Wednesday and scored a career-high 20 points in 31 minutes off the bench. He’s still a lower-end fantasy option at this point, but if he continues to score in double figures, he’s certainly worth a look in deeper leagues. (about 5% owned)

Shane Battier Rockets | SF

Battier is averaging only 8.7 points for the season and he attributes his rough start this season to an ankle injury that is finally healing. Ankle injury or not, 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)

Brandon Rush Pacers | SG,SF

Rush is back in the starting lineup for the Pacers due to Danny Granger’s injury and he should continue to see plenty of playing time. Rush has yet to get hot this season, but he’ll certainly get the opportunity while Granger is out. (about 25% owned)

Kenyon Martin Nuggets | PF

Martin is averaging 10.2 points and 7.4 rebounds so far this season. Although his scoring numbers are not that impressive, his rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game still make him worth owning in deeper leagues. (about 60% owned)

Players to Keep an Eye on

Earl Boykins Wizards | PG

Boykins has scored in double-digits in three out of his last four games and has provided a scoring spark off the bench for the Wizards. You may want to see how this situation plays out before running to add him, but he’s at least worth a look in deeper leagues. (about 5% owned)

C.J. Miles Jazz | SG,SF

Miles scored a season-high 22 points with zero rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 27 minutes off the bench on Thursday. He has missed the start of the season due to thumb surgery and he could eventually replace Wesley Matthews in the starting lineup. Miles won’t consistently fill up the stat sheet and Andrei Kirilenko and Kyle Korver will cut into his production once they return, but he still could be worth consideration in deeper leagues. (about 4% owned)

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