April 17, 2024

Fantasy basketball: Dr. A’s weekly risers and fallers

We’ll keep to finding some under-the-radar injuries, as well as look at some major labels who appear to possess hit a ceiling these days, because accidents are the rules of the road.


Risers

Donte DiVincenzo, SG, Knicks (60. 5 % rostered in ESPN leagues ): DiVincenzo has been a Top 15 player over the last two weeks with percentages of 21. 8 items, 4. 0 touchdowns, 2. 7 help, 1. 7 grabs, 0. 8 stones and a whopping 5. 0 3- ideas in six games. He has completely been cooking for his story managers and is getting about 35 moments a nighttime from Tom Thibodeau. Make sure he’s not sitting on your team’s cancellation line.

Ayo Dosunmu, SG, Bulls ( 34. 7 % ): Donsunmu is loving life for the injured Bulls backcourt and has been a Top 20 player over his last two weeks. Ⱨe’s coming into Friday’s game against the Nets with percentages of 17. 2 items, 3. 1 rise, 5. 4 help, 0. 9 grabs, 0. 5 blocks and 2. 1 3- pointers on 50 % shooting in the month of March and has scored in double figures in six right games. He should be in all fiction teams for Friday’s match against the Nets, having averaged 22. 5 factors and 5. 3 nickels over his last six games.

Sam Hauser, SF/PF, Celtics ( 8. 3 % ): Hauser is becoming a Silly Season hero with his recent Top 25 fantasy value for the Celtics, who are resting guys on a nightly basis in preparation for the playoffs. Hauser has averaged 16. 2 items, 4. 4 rebounds, 1. 2 assists, 1. 2 steals, 0. 4 blocks and 5. 0 triples over his last five games and is almost a must- include person. If the Celtics clσse up resting any of their example, Ⱨauser will quickly turn into one of the more frequently used players on a slow Saturday night įn the Association. He came off the couch on Thursday and hit ƫhe Hawks for eight points, three help, αnd a few three-pointers.

Miles McBride, PG, Knicks ( 6. 1 % ): McBride has been a Top 35 player in fantasy over the last couple weeks with averages of 18. 0 points, 2. 5 rebounds, 3. 2 assists, 0. 8 steals and 3. 8 3- pointers over his last six games. Tom Thibodeau is n’ƫ a guყ who takes his foot off the gas, and he gets almost 39 minutes per night. McBride definitely fits the bill if you’re looking for a warm body for your Friday lineup.

Dalano Banton, PG, Blazers ( 8. 4 % ): Banton has been a Top 70 player over the last two weeks and is coming off a big 31- point, nine- assist game on Wednesday after he went off for 28 points and 11 boards on Monday. He’s averaged 18. 3 points, 5. 2 rebounds, 3. 6 assists, 0. 9 steals, 0. 7 blocks and 2. 4 triples in March and I will ride this guy until the wheels fall off. However, they seem to be holding on tightly, and I do n’t think I can expect him to vanish without a trace in the midst of the Silly Season and the fantasy playoffs.

Fallers

Caris LeVert, SG/SF, Cavaliers ( 61. 9 % ): LeVert has been a rough ride for the last three games ( 13 total points scored on 6- of- 27 shooting ) and he’s now added a wrist injury into the mix making him questionable for Friday night against the 76ers. He’s only been worth a Top 130 fantasy pick over his last seven games with averages of 12. 7 points, 4. 9 rebounds, 7. 4 assists, 1. 3 steals, 1. 0 blocks and 0. 9 3- pointers on 38 % shooting. His 75 % free throw shooting has n’t done him any favors, either.

Tobias Harris, SF/PF, Sixers (89. 9 % ): Harris is also just a Top 130 guy over the past couple weeks and comes in with averages of 16. 5 points, 8. 0 rebounds, 2. 5 assists, 0. 5 steals, 1. 0 blocks and 1. 3 3- pointers on 44 % shooting and 78 percent at the stripe. He has only managed to scoɾe 20 points in one of his last seven games and has only played in four of those last twσ weeks, which haȿ further exacerbated the suffering.

Kyle Kuzma, SF/PF, Wizards ( 95. 3 % ): Kuzma is ranked in the 140s over his last four games with averages of 20. 5 points, 6. 5 rebounds, 6. 0 assists, 0. 5 steals, 0. 3 blocks and 1. 5 3- pointers on 51 % shooting. He is really getting held back by his 60 % free throw shooting, but at least he has contributed in points, boards, and assists.

Brandon Miller, SG/SF, Hornets ( 70. 4 % ): Miller was on a quite a roll for a bit but appears to have hit a rookie wall, returning just Top 155 value over the last two weeks. Over that six- game stretch he’s averaged 18. 2 points but just 4. 8 rebounds, 1. 3 assists, 0. 5 steals, 0. 5 blocks and 3. 0 3- pointers on 42 % shooting. Fantasy managers should hope that he soon gets out of his slump because he’s still one of the few trustworthy Hornets.

Coby White, PG/SG, Bulls ( 85. 3 % ): White has missed a few games with a sprained ankle but scored better in his last couple, going for 22 points on Monday and 18 on Wednesday. However, his shot has left him and his averageȿ of 16. 0 points, 5. 0 rebounds, 5. 0 assists, 0. 3 steals, 0. 3 blocks and 1. 8 3- pointers on ( gulp ) 34 % shooting make him just a Top 170 player over that stretch. But he already has a chance to right the ship and has at least been making his free throws at a 93 % clip while the slide is ongoing.


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