NBA Week 7 Fantasy Sleepers, Match-ups, waivers, starts, and players to watch.
NBA Week 7 Fantasy Watch
Each NBA team plays 3-4 times this week, besides two who only play twice. Pay attention in daily leagues to Mavericks’ players, as they play in two great match ups to go along with two poor ones. Teams with the combination of 4 games and a good slate are the Rockets, Spurs, Lakers, Nuggets, and Hawks. Fantasy scores from Suns and Thunder players could drop this week, as they only play twice. If your team needs sleepers at the guard spots, this is a good week for you.
NBA Week 7 Fantasy Start Em
Tony Allen SG Memphis Grizzles (26% owned)
It’s pointless to say the Grizzles have a good match-up week, because they have basically set the bar as a top fantasy scoring team. I will say it anyways, they play three times in favorable match-ups. Tony Allen has returned from injury and looks dedicated to defense, recording steals and rebounds in two games. If your league is really deep, take a shot on Allen.
NBA Week 7 Fantasy Player Watch
Jeremy Lin, James Harden, Chandler Parsons – Houston Rockets
The 9-8 Rockets have been riding their starters like they are Seabiscuit’s family. Fantasy hoops owners very rarely have to worry about too many minutes , but lack of experience amongst these three could be cause for alarm. Lin and his two comrades have each been logging almost 40 minutes per game so far this season, after all only getting around 30 mpg last season. During a victory last week, the starters were dragging ass and had good spots on the bench to watch their teammates complete a victory vs. the Lakers.
NBA Week 7 Fantasy Sleepers
Alexey Shved G Minnesota Timberwolves (%18 owned)
The Ninja has called for Shved as a sleeper pick for weeks now. He is finally up to %18 owned, but it is likely he is still there for the taking. Good guard play can be hard to come by, especially assists. Shved mixes in a few dimes a game, but what really has me drooling is his near %46 shooting percentage. His impressive play can get better as it has come without backcourt partner Ricky Rubio.
Markieff Morris PF Phoenix Suns (%11 owned)
Morris isn’t really a pick up for this week because he only plays twice, but he’s a future investment or player to watch. Last week, he recorded a huge double-double with 17 rebounds and 15 points. What fantasy owners want to see is more proof. Morris only has one other big night to go along with his monster game against the Mavs.
Jordan Crawford SG Washington Wizards (%40 owned)
Crawford can sometimes take too many low percentage shots, but right now he is worth it. He has been coming off the bench, mainly for underperforming Bradley Beal, but is almost getting 20 points per game to go along with decent assists and boards for a two-guard.
Kirk Hinrich PG Chicago Bulls (%6 owned)
I will just leave Hinrich in the sleeper picks as a rollover from last week. He is a classic low risk, low reward pick up. If your team needs dimes, Hinrich is a rare waiver wire pick up who will provide assists.
Chris Duhon PG LA Lakers (%3 owned)
Duhon is getting starts and minutes with injured teammates Steve Nash and Steve Blake. Lakers brass were impressed with Duhon’s leadership, fantasy owners should be concerned with his assists. He has already had a game with over ten, and chemistry with big man Dwight Howard could start to provide more.
NBA Week 7 Fantasy Deep Sleeper:
Devin Harris PG Atlanta Hawks (%0.5 owned)
Harris has responded pretty well to being added to the Hawks starting line up. Last year was a little wishy washy in terms of performance and sample size, but if you need a guard who will log minutes for at least the time being, Harris is a good pick up.
Reggie Evans PF Brooklyn Nets (%0.6 owned)
If your team is in need of big men or rebounding help, Evans looks pretty on the waiver wire, especially in a deeper league. Sometimes he mixes in a couple steals, doesn’t score much, but also doesn’t take low percentage shots. Evans seems to be a hero in different statistical category each night. Looking at his game logs from the past couple weeks, he really should be getting more than the 20 min/g he is averaging.
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