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POINT GUARD –  

 

BOB- Kyrie Irving-Boston Celtics- Irving is dealing with  a left thigh contusion. Coming of a back to back he sat out wednesday night. This could be just a rest day after a big game against the warriors the night before. The Celtics and Irving have made it known they are more worried about the playoffs so expect a few more days in between. What this means is Terry Rozier becomes a must add in all formats similar to last year.  Rozier started Wednesday’s game and put up 16 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 32 minutes, making 6-of-13 shots with four 3-pointers.

 

FSF- Goran Dragic- Miami Heat-Update 3/5/19- He is dealing with a left calf strain that has put him out of action the past three games. Our fantasy advice is move on from Dragic if you are fighting to make the playoffs.

 

FSF-Dante Exum- Utah Jazz-update 3/1/19- Dante Exum left ankle sprain is dealing with a bone bruise and will be evaluated on friday. We will monitor the situation but we still advice you drop Exum.  

SHOOTING GUARD-

 

BOB- Klay Thompson-Golden State warriors- He has missed the last two games while he is dealing with some right knee soreness. The warriors could play it safe with Thompson and rest him on friday as well. We should get more of an update on friday before shootaround to know if he is good to go. If he can’t go, Andre Iguodala, Damion Lee and Alfonzo McKinnie could see more run.

 

FSF- Terrence Ross- Orlando Magic- He is dealing with left achilles soreness that has ruled him out and they play again on friday as they try to hold on to the 8th seed in the east. With that said play Evan Fournier. Over the last five, the seventh-year guard is averaging 15.0 points, 4.8 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game.

SMALL FORWARD-

 

FSF- Treveon Graham- Brooklyn Nets- is dealing with a back issue but it is looking like Both Kurucs and DeMarre could be streaming options with Kurucs being inserted into the starting line up.

 

BOB- Brandon Ingram- Los Angeles Lakers- He is dealing with right shoulder soreness. They’ll likely have to go bigger with more JaVale McGee at the five, and maybe Josh Hart is finally starting to get healthy. Ingram before this issue was starting to turn a corner. So hopefully he is not out to long.

FSF- Kyle Anderson- Memphis Grizzlies- Kyle Anderson will receive an anesthetic injection in his right shoulder in an effort to alleviate pain, and another update will be provided in approximately two weeks. With only 17 games left they may just shut him down. Our fantasy advice is to move on from him and get someone with value.

 

POWER FORWARD-

BOB- Trey Lyles- Denver Nuggets- Trey Lyles is dealing with a strained left hamstring and is unlikely to play in the Nuggets’ upcoming three-game road trip. Paul Millsap and Mason Plumlee are both playing well and the Nuggets have excessive roster depth, so there’s no reason to think Lyles will help owners when he’s healthy.

 

FSF- Kyle Kuzma- Los Angeles Lakers-The good news is that an MRI and X-ray on Kuzma’s right ankle came back negative and he’s being listed as day-to-day, so maybe he’ll be able to get back out there for Saturday’s game against the Celtics with three full days to rest up. Josh Hart is getting the start in his place but he is not fantasy relevant.

 

CENTER-

 

FSF-Kenneth Faried- Houston Rockets- Faried is suffering from a left hip flexor strain. The Rockets will go smaller again  Gary Clark, Gerald Green and Nene will see some extra minutes with Faried and Shumpert off the floor tonight. We like green as a pick up if available for the short term.

 

BOB-Domantas Sabonis-Indiana Pacers- Indiana Pacers- has been held out of the last 4 games with a left ankle sprain. He won’t be traveling with the team for Thursday’s game, but head coach Nate McMillan did say he’s hopeful that Sabonis will be able to practice on Friday or Saturday ahead of Sunday’s game in Philadelphia. Turner will keep tearing it up in the absence of Sabonis.  

 

FSF- Joel Embiid- Philadelphia 76ers- He is dealing with a sore left knee soreness.  Brett Brown said he’s hopeful that Joel Embiid (knee) will be able to rejoin the team in Houston for Friday’s game or sunday against the Pacers.

 

Picks for the week:

 

Dr. Pagnani:

  1. Trevor Ariza-SF for the Wizards. Veteran journeyman has settled into a nice role in washington and with John Wall out, that gives Ariza plenty of touches. Lets remember this guy has played with some big scorers, Kobe and the Beard and he still knows how to get his shots.  He is kind of a swiss army knife of a player, averaging 12, 4 assists and 5 ½ boards. The guy is a 3 point threat but also fills the lane on a break. I like his role with the Wizards who are trying to figure out who they are and battle for a low playoff spot.Ariza came from Phoenix after signing a 1 yr deal for 15 mil, i think he puts on a show and raises his stock to see if LA will come knocking.
  2. Julius Randle, Center for the Pelicans. Everyone is talking about the Brow going to LA but lets talk about the guys who came from LA, Randle is a beast and he let LA know the other night on what they gave up as he put 35 on them. All year he has been averaging 20, 9 and half a block but he has upped his average over the past 5 games to 25 a game. The guy is 6’9 250 and has the luxury of playing off of the Brow! I think Randle uses the Lakers game make a statement and keep rolling, proving to everyone else there is someone besides the Brow in New Orleans
  3. Here is my sleeper, Terrence Ross, shooting guard for the Orlando Magic. 6 yr guy is averaging career highs in points, assists and rebounds and has found a nice spot usually coming off the bench but averaging 25 minutes a game. He is putting up 15 a game including the other night when he had 28 against league leading raptors.  The magic are sitting at the 8 spot but onl3 3 games put them out of the 6 spot. Role players are what Orlando is made up of and I think Ross will continue to be a big contributor.

 

Dr. Feil: This week Most of our picks have 4-3 games next week. Setting up perfectly for your last playoff push. Before week 22- 24.

 

  • Patrick Beverley Point Guard for the Los Angeles Clippers.  Over the last two weeks the veteran guard has been a top-50 player in nine-category leagues. Beverley’s been able to add stats all over the place with averages of 8.0 points, 7.6 boards, 4.0 dimes, 1.2 blocks, 1.8 steals and 1.4 treys. He should be owned in standard leagues. and he’ll be of even greater importance as the Clippers look to lock down a playoff spot.

  • Trae Young Point Guard Atlanta Hawks. Since the All-Star break, Young came into this game ranked second in the NBA in triples  with 26, second in free throws made with 52, third in total points with 206 and third in total assists  with 65. He is making his case for rookie of the year granted we think Luka has it locked up. Look for Young to finish the year strong.

 

  • Kelly Olynyk Power Forward Miami Heat. Olynyk has been one of the bright spots for a Miami team trying to make the playoffs in Dwayne Wades last season.  Since the All-Star break, averaging 17.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists. He needs to be owned at this point in all formats until he cools off if he does.

F Scott Feil, PT, DPT, CKTP, known by many of his patients as "Dr Feilgood" is a physical therapist who has practiced in outpatient and orthopedic rehabilitation for the last 10 years. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as well as the Sports, Orthopedic, Education, and Private Practice sections. A graduate of Wake Forest University where he earned a BA in English, he went on to get his Masters in Physical Therapy at East Carolina University, his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at University of St Augustine where he is also pursuing his Doctorate in Education. "Dr Feilgood" enjoys golfing, fishing, craft beers, and enjoys all things Fantasy Football Injury related (including his own Fantasy Football Draft Weekend injury...true story) He is a lifelong tortured Mets, Knicks, Islanders, and Giants fan (all hail NY sports mediocrity). F Scott is married and he and his wife are raising two wonderfully exhausting children. Dr Feil is the owner and founder of PT.Educator.com, a blog aimed at improving healthcare literacy.

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MLB Podcast: S2-Ep.1

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Listen in as Dr. Brandon Bowers and Aaron Burger, SPT discuss injuries to David Price, James Paxton, Carlos Rodon, Corey Kluber, AJ Pollock, Giancarlo Stanton, Shohei Ohtani, Luis Severino, Salvador Perez, Fernando Tatis Jr., Trea Turner, Yoenis Cespedes, Steven Sousa Jr., Matt Shoemaker

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NBA Podcast: S2-Ep.22

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POINT GUARD –

BOB- Kris Dunn- Chicago Bulls- Dunn is suffering from a mid- back strain. We will consider him questionable for saturday’s game. Antonio Blakeney is starting in Dunns place but in his couple starts he has not impressed. so Felicio could play 25+ minutes by default. He’s worth a speculative add if you need FG% and boards.

FSF- Patrick Beverly- Los Angeles Clippers- He suffered a hip pointer on tuesday. He is questionable for thursday’s game but if he sits you should go out and grab shai Gilgeous-Alexander. With Three games to play you need him for your championship match with Beverly.

BOB- Jrue holiday/Elfrid Payton – New Orleans Pelicans-Update 3/28/19- It is what we feared Jrue holiday was shut down after having abdominal core surgery. Payton is suffering from a right wrist contusion is being listed as probable for thursday. Frank Jackson and Kenrich Williams should continue to start in their absence.

FSF- Dennis Smith Jr.-New York Knicks-  DSJ Is still  dealing with a Sore lower back. This mean Emmanuel Mudiay will still start in his place. Only pick up Mudiay if your team is hungry for decent guard play as of late he has been shooting 40%.

SHOOTING GUARD-

BOB-Allen Crabbe- Brooklyn Nets- He is dealing with right knee soreness. I think they shut him down until playoffs. Deangelo Russell has been playing a lot more with Crabbe off the court. Caris LeVert, Spencer Dinwiddie and Joe Harris should all get a mild boost in his absence. All are decent plays this week for a championship round if you need someone.

FSF-Jeremy Lamb- Charlotte Hornets- suffered a right ankle sprain and his availability for friday is up in question.  Dwayne Bacon and Malik Monk with but bacon is definitely worth owning in standard leagues after scoring a career high 24 points (9-of-16 FGs, 2-of-4 FTs) with six rebounds, one assist, three steals, one block and four 3-pointers

BOB- Zach Lavine- Chicago Bulls-Update-3/28/19- He is still dealing with a thigh bruise. For now we have him as questionable status for saturday. If he does not play. Shaquille Harrison will get another start tonight and with averages of 11.3 points, 5.8 boards, 2.0 assists, 3.0 steals and 1.5 turnovers on 41.9% shooting through four starts this season, he’s worth a look in deep leagues.

FSF-Eric Gordon-Houston Rockets- suffered a right ankle injury. He is expected to play on thursday even with a ankle sprain. If he does sit pick up Danuel House he is averaging 14.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.5 3-pointers in his last two games.

BOB-Josh Hart- Los Angeles Lakers-Hart is dealing with knee soreness. Hart could have a nice run as everyone else on the squad gets the shutdown call. Look for ALex caruso to possibly give you value and no else is worth adding. But we do suggest in the championship start Javale Mcgee the past three games with 23.3 points, 16.0 rebounds, 5.0 blocks and 1.3 steals.

FSF- Donte Divincenzo/ Tony Snell- Milwaukee Bucks- Update Donte DiVincenzo who is dealing with left heel pain will not play again this season. Snell is suffering a left ankle sprain. The Bucks are getting a little thin at the forward spots, so there could be a lot of minutes headed to Pat Connaughton, who is a hold in standard leagues right now.

BOB- Tyler Johnson- Phoenix Suns- Johnson again was ruled out wednesday. He has been dealing with knee Soreness. I would drop him and take a shot on De’Anthony Melton.

SMALL FORWARD-

FSF- Otto Porter Jr. – Chicago Bulls- Porter who is suffering a right rotator cuff strain likely done for the season with only seven games left. Porter is a cut candidate. Shaq Harrison has the most to benefit with Porter out.

BOB- Josh richardson/Justice Winslow- Miami Heat- Richardson is suffering from a bruised left heel. He is being listed as questionable for Thursday. If he does sit look for Goran Dragic would likely return to the starting lineup. Stay tuned. Winslow is dealing with a right thigh contusion. No one really worth picking up here besides Goran Dragic.

FSF- Kevin Knox- New York Knicks- Is dealing with a ankle sprain from his last game. The rookie has slowed down lately after becoming the only option in new york he is being double teamed and seeing teams best defenders.

BOB- Josh Jackson- Phoenix Suns- Is suffering a right ankle sprain with a couple games left and suns in the ping pong ball race. Jackson should be shut down soon and dropped in all leagues.  Mikal bridges is a decent pick up.

FSF- Trevor Ariza- Washington Wizards- He went in on tuesdays game for 7 minutes before reaggravating a left groin strain. He is a candidate to be shut down and dropped. Troy Brown has been a highlight pick up for those who took a chance on him.

POWER FORWARD-

BOB-Lauri Markkanen- Chicago Bulls- They will reportedly be shut down for the remainder of the season.so Felicio could play 25+ minutes by default. He’s worth a speculative add if you need FG% and boards.

FSF- Kenneth Faried- Houston rockets-  He Is dealing with a right sore knee. Kenneth Faried will not play on Thursday against the Nuggets.

BOB- Noah Vonleh- New York Knicks- An MRI revealed a right ankle sprain and right foot bone bruise for Noah Vonleh and he will miss at least another week of action.

CENTER-

FSF-Wendell Carter Jr.- Chicago Bulls- suffered an ulnar collateral ligament damage in his thumb and has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

BOB-Joakim Noah-Memphis Grizzlies- is suffering from right knee soreness and his status for saturday is questionable. Check back around shoot around if you need to make a move.

FSF-Jusuf Nurkic- Portland Trailblazers- He underwent season-ending surgery on Tuesday to repair compound fractures to his left tibia and fibula and he is currently without an official timetable to return.Nurkic suffered the gruesome injury with two minutes left in the second overtime during their victory over the Nets. It’s a brutal blow for Nurk, who was playing the best basketball of his career, and the Blazers, who were hoping to make some noise in the playoffs. If you need to add anyone. Go with Zach Collins should see an increase in minutes. Zach Collins had 13 points, three rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers on Wednesday, making 4-of-6 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs in 25 minutes.

FSF-Harry Giles- Sacramento Kings- Is suffering from a right thigh contusion. It is not expected to be to serious but with past leg issues the team may shut him down to make it easy on him. All the following players benefit in his absence Willie Cauley-Stein, Nemanja Bjelica, Bogdan Bogdanovic and possibly Kosta Koufos could benefit.

Picks for the week:

Bobby:

    1. Andrew Wiggins, SG for the T-Wolves. So Minnesota is shutting down people like they are the Lakers. Wiggins, the former #1 overall pick, will take on an even bigger role not only as a finisher but as a facilitator.  He has been averaging 17 a game 2 assists and 5 boards but to me this is a bit underachieving. Lately he has pushed his numbers with added minutes where he put 20 on Golden state and Charlotte, I think that he and Anthony Towns continue to work together and make a statement for next season.
    1. Bradley Beal, SG for the Wizards, This guys is sneaky good and plenty overlooked. Washington is in the basement in the east and I think once Wall went out people forgot about them, but Beal is a beast. This guy is no longer a sidekick journeyman, he is signed in Washington through 2021 and has settled in nicely. Averging 26 a game and throwing in 5 dimes, 5 boards. He is strong with a nasty first step and averages nearly 40% from behind the Arc. it will be an early summer for Beal and the Wizards but I think he will go out shooting.
  1. Reggie Jackson, PG for the Pistons, when you talk about the East all you hear about is either Boston or Toronto but the Pistons have been battling all year to a 6th place spot in the east right now and I would not want to meet up with them because of their lineup. It is a group that could ruin your playoff run quick, we know about Griffin and Drummond but a guy that is a stud and getting hot lately is Reggie Jackson, Scotty you have liked him in the past, i really like him now, he has been averaging 15 a game with 4 assists and a couple of boards, with the bench getting shorter for playoffs his assists will go up and with Blake and Drummond as finishers, its a good spot to be in. I think he is peaking at the right time.there is a tough line up coming for him including golden state and a couple against the blazers and one against the nuggets! Detroit will need him to do well!

FSF:

Nates Picks:

  • Lastly, my end of season MVP is between Harden and Giannis with the greek freak taking it. This is my pick only for the reason of Giannis can take over the playoffs and Possibly pull a HOF performance and give Milwaukee it will be a Chicago cub celebration if he pulls it off.
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NBA Podcast: S2-Ep.21

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POINT GUARD –  

 

BOB- Darren Collison- Indiana Pacers- Indiana’s Point guard is dealing with a right quad contusion.That has held him out of the last two games.   mild bruise or strain may heal within a few weeks. A more severe bruise or strain may take 6 weeks or longer. This means more minutes in the coming weeks for his back ups.  Cory Joseph has been the started in his place but the one to take advantage is none other than Tyreke Evans with his big bench minutes.

 

FSF- Mike Conley- Memphis Grizzlies- He is suffering from general soreness but it is undisclosed at the time where. This is a way to give a guy rest after a overtime game with another back to back coming at the end of the week. I think he maybe misses the second of the back to back. What does this mean? This means Delon Wright is basically a must-own player right now.

 

BOB- George Hill- Milwaukee Bucks-Update 3/22/2019- Hill is recovering from a Groin strain. He is listed as questionable to play the miami heat. Even if he does play this man is not fantasy relevant right now.

 

FSF- Jeff Teague/ Derrick Rose- Minnesota Timberwolves- Jeff teague is still dealing with a left foot injury we got some bad news to report on 3/21.Teague recently had an injection in his left foot to treat chronic inflammation, and he’s expected to miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season. This is what we were saying to you last week be careful he is a shutdown candidate. Now look for Tyus Jones to take over the starting spot. This make him must- own.  

Derek Rose who dealing with a sore right elbow. An MRI revealed a chip fracture and loose body in Derrick Rose’s sore right elbow and he’s expected to miss the remainder of the season. Tyus Jones will see big minute down the stretch with these injuries taking out the starter and back up.

 

BOB- Jrue holiday/E’Twaun Moore – New Orleans Pelicans- The Pelicans only have nine more games this season and have already been mathematically eliminated from the postseason, so it’s looking like we won’t see either of these guys again in 2019.  Frank Jackson and Kenrich Williams should continue to start in their absence.

 

FSF- Dennis Smith Jr.-New York Knicks-  DSJ Is dealing with a Sore lower back. DSJ will be reevaluated next week. He is projected to only miss 3 more games. This mean Emmanuel Mudiay will still start in his place. Only pick up Mudiay if your team is hungry for decent guard play.

 

BOB- Kyle Lowry- Toronto Raptors- He is dealing with a sprained left ankle injury. He is already ruled out for friday’s and at best questionable for sunday’s game. Fred Vanvleet is the pick up here as he will start in his place.

 

FSF- Dante Exum- Utah Jazz- An MRI revealed Dante Exum (knee) has a partially torn patellar tendon in his right knee and is out indefinitely. Ricky Rubio should see his starting minutes increase a little with this news.

SHOOTING GUARD-

 

BOB-Allen Crabbe- Brooklyn Nets- He is dealing with right knee soreness. He has had the knee drained but has been ruled out for the past 3 games. We think he keep getting ruled out for now. Deangelo Russel has been playing a lot more with Crabbe off the court. Caris LeVert, Spencer Dinwiddie and Joe Harris should all get a mild boost in his absence.

 

FSF- Zach Lavine- Chicago Bulls- He is dealing with a thigh bruise. Does not seem to be to bad to rule him out saturday. Fro now we have him as questionable status. If he does not play.  This should open up a ton of opportunity for Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn, Shaq Harrison and Antonio Blakeney.

 

BOB- Tim Hardaway Jr. – Dallas Mavericks- He is being reported as out for the year after suffering from a left tibia stress reaction. Stress Reaction is a precursor to a stress fracture. If you have a stress reaction of any bone, and you continue to put repetitive stress on that bone, the stress reaction could become a stress fracture. This means he is being shut down to prevent a stress fracture from occurring. Jalen Brunson should be owned in all standard leagues while Kleber could be worth an add.

 

BOB-Josh Hart/Lance Stephenson- Los Angeles Lakers-Hart played tuesday only 19 minutes and he could play tonight. Depends how his knee soreness is doing. Hart could have a nice run as everyone else on the squad gets the shutdown call. Lance Stephenson is suffering from a left foot and toe sprain. I am projecting even when healthy he will be shut down soon. Look for ALex caruso to possibly give you value and no else is worth adding.

 

FSF- Avery Bradley- Memphis Grizzlies- An MRI revealed a right shin contusion for Avery Bradley and he will miss at least the next week of action. Bradley is scheduled to be re-evaluated in one week from today, but at that point, the Grizzlies will just have eight games remaining on their regular-season schedule, so there’s a decent chance we’ve already seen the last of Avery in a Memphis uniform this season.Delong Wright will likely slide into the starting five while he’s out, and with averages of 11.0 points, 7.0 boards, 4.8 dimes and 1.3 steals as a starter this season.

 

BOB- Malcolm Brogdon- Milwaukee Bucks- UpdateAn MRI revealed a minor plantar fascia tear in Malcolm Brogdon’s right foot.  The primary symptom of Plantar Fasciitis tear is heel pain or pain along the arch of the foot. This pain is usually intense and localized. The pain is more prevalent in the A.M. after getting up and also after getting up from sitting for awhile. Your first step is to reduce pain and inflammation. Initially, ice should be applied daily during this phase of recovery. Modalities you can use are Ultrasound and medical laser which are clinically proven effective. The Graston Technique which can help the inflamed tissue return to a more normal level of pain free mobility. Once the pain is gone we can start physical therapy to strengthen the foot again. Treatment time is about 6-12 weeks depending on the severity of the Plantar Fascia tear.

 

FSF- Alonzo Trier- New York Knicks- Trier is dealing with a calf injury is going to miss “a couple more games,” according to coach David Fizdale. The Knicks are expected to have Kadeem Allen back in the lineup, fortunately, giving some much-needed support to Emmanuel Mudiay in the backcourt. With one week you can drop Trier.

 

BOB- Tyler Johnson- Phoenix Suns- Johnson has been dealing with knee Soreness. With not many games left. I would drop him and take a shot on the recently added Jimmer Fredette time with some extra De’Anthony Melton.

 

FSF- CJ McCollum-Portland Trailblazers- McCollum injured his knee in an awkward fall on Saturday night. Fortunately, we have since learned that he avoided a serious injury. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Sunday that McCollum was diagnosed with a popliteus strain in his left knee and he will be re-examined in one week. Probably won’t see him back before the end of the season. Rodney Hood, Evan Turner and Seth Curry will have the opportunity for some extended minutes while he’s out, while Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic will run the show on offense.

 

SMALL FORWARD-

 

FSF- Otto Porter Jr. – Chicago Bulls- Porter who is suffering a right rotator cuff strain is doubtful for Saturday’s game vs. Utah. We should have another update on Otto after Saturday’s shootaround. Shaq Harrison has the most to benefit with Porter out.

BOB- Justice Winslow- Miami Heat- Winslow is dealing with a right thigh contusion. Derrick Jones Jr. has started each of these last three games, but has had a minimal fantasy impact. No one really worth picking up here.

FSF- Giannis Antetokounmpo-Milwaukee Bucks– Antetokounmpo sprained right ankle is probable for Friday’s game vs. the Heat. If he rest it is just to make sure he is right before going into the playoffs. No one has really step up given the opportunity. I would not pick up Tony Snell.

 

BOB- Robert Covington- Minnesota Timberwolves- Here is another guy ready to be shut down with knee soreness. His replacement  Josh Okogie should continue to start in his absence, and while he’s been hit-or-miss this season, he’s been trending up over the past two games with averages of 20.0 points, 4.5 boards, 3.0 treys, 2.0 dimes and 2.0 steals per game, so he’s on the radar in deep leagues

FSF- Josh Jackson- Phoenix Suns- Jackson is dealing with an ankle injury and is questionable for Saturday against the Kings. If he can not play, Mikal Bridges will get all he can handle while there could be a Jimmer Fredette sighting.

BOB- Trevor Ariza- Washington Wizards- He suffered a left groin strain and it is unknown if he will suit up saturday. Troy Brown started in place of Ariza on Thursday and logged 32 minutes, making 6-of-10 from the field for 13 points with five rebounds, three assists and two turnovers against the Nuggets. Brown will likely draw another start on Saturday, assuming Ariza is unable to play. Brown is a great pick up with not many out on waiver wire.

POWER FORWARD-

 

BOB- Kenneth Faried- Houston rockets-  He Is dealing with a right sore knee. He did log a Did not practice on sunday. We project him to dominate the back up job behind Capela.

 

FSF- Jaren Jackson Jr. Memphis Grizzlies- Suffering from a deep right thigh contusion. We think he gets shut down for the seaon sonn. With  Ivan Rabb and Joakim Noah to continue to pick up the slack in his absence, with Noah offering the most upside.

BOB- Nikola Mirotic- Milwaukee Bucks-  He is dealing with a slight fracture in his left thumb and is set to miss the next 2-4 weeks of action. It’s been a rough year for thumbs in the NBA this season. No one is worth a fantasy pick up here.

 

FSF- Taj Gibson- Minnesota Timberwolves- He is dealing with a left calf strain. He will likely sit the rest of the season. With no one worth picking up here.

BOB- Kelly Oubre- Phoenix suns- is set to undergo a minor procedure on his left thumb and will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season.

 

CENTER-

 

FSF- Al Horford/ Aron Baynes- Boston Celtics- Horford is dealing with knee soreness and Baynes is dealing with a grade 2 left ankle sprain. With him and Al Horford out, Daniel Theis will be a popular stream on a back-to-back set while Robert Williams could be a block option.

 

BOB- Cody Zeller- Charlotte Hornets-Update 3/21/2019- This guy is still not healthy. He is dealing with Left knee soreness that will rule him out saturday. This will be the sixth straight game on the shelf for Zeller. Bismack Biyombo, Frank Kaminsky and Willy Hernangomez will continue to divvy up minutes in his absence.

 

Picks for the week:

 

Bobby:

  1. Andrew Wiggins, SG for the T-Wolves. So Minnesota is shutting down people like they are the Lakers. Wiggins, the former #1 overall pick, will take on an even bigger role not only as a finisher but as a facilitator.  He has been averaging 17 a game 2 assists and 5 boards but to me this is a bit underachieving. Lately he has pushed his numbers with added minutes where he put 20 on Golden state and Charlotte, I think that he and Anthony Towns continue to work together and make a statement for next season.
  2. Bradley Beal, SG for the Wizards, This guys is sneaky good and plenty overlooked. Washington is in the basement in the east and I think once Wall went out people forgot about them, but Beal is a beast. This guy is no longer a sidekick journeyman, he is signed in Washington through 2021 and has settled in nicely. Averging 26 a game and throwing in 5 dimes, 5 boards. He is strong with a nasty first step and averages nearly 40% from behind the Arc. it will be an early summer for Beal and the Wizards but I think he will go out shooting.
  3. Reggie Jackson, PG for the Pistons, when you talk about the East all you hear about is either Boston or Toronto but the Pistons have been battling all year to a 6th place spot in the east right now and I would not want to meet up with them because of their lineup. It is a group that could ruin your playoff run quick, we know about Griffin and Drummond but a guy that is a stud and getting hot lately is Reggie Jackson, Scotty you have liked him in the past, i really like him now, he has been averaging 15 a game with 4 assists and a couple of boards, with the bench getting shorter for playoffs his assists will go up and with Blake and Drummond as finishers, its a good spot to be in. I think he is peaking at the right time.there is a tough line up coming for him including golden state and a couple against the blazers and one against the nuggets! Detroit will need him to do well!

 

FSF: Championship rounds

 

  • Delon Wright- Memphis Grizzlies- He is starting in place of Mike Conley. He can give you assist and good rebounding for a guard with 10 points a night. He is stat line stuffer you need for your championship round. Delon Wright played 39 minutes against the Magic on Friday with 12 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one block.

 

  • Thomas Bryant- Center for the Washington Wizards – The new starter for the Wiz has been heating up as of late. He can get you rebounds with decent scoring. His last game Thomas Bryant scored 22 points (9-of-11 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs) with eight rebounds and two blocks in 35 minutes. He has the potential to put  up a double double every night. He is worth an add and start if you need a center/ Power forward for your championship week.
  • Fred VanFleet-Point Guard for the Toronto Raptors-  Has replaced Kyle Lowry while he is injured and it looks like this is the guy to own going into your championship rounds. Lowry should miss at least one more week. VanFleet is a guy who can get points, assist and with steals.  In his previous three games he was a top-50 value averaging 17.7 points (54% FGs, 86% FTs), 3.0 triples, 7.3 assists and 1.0 steals. If you need a guard for the week get Vanfleet if your league mates missed on him.

 

Nates Picks:

  • Jalen Brunson-Point Guard-Dallas Mavericks Over the last three games, Brunson averaged 20.2 points, 4.0 boards, 5.8 dimes, 0.6 steals and 2.0 treys in 35.4 minutes per game. He should be owned in standard leagues.

 

  • Tyus Jones-Point Guard-Minnesota Timberwolves- We mentioned him earlier in the injury section as a replacement for Jeff Teague and Derek Rose both out for the season. He is an Assist specialist and Steals with a splash of 10 points. Through 12 games as a starter, Jones owns averages of 9.9 points, 7.3 dimes, 1.9 steals and just 1.2 turnovers per game on 41.3% shooting, so he shouldn’t be sitting on any waiver wires.

 

  • SHAQUILLE HARRISON- Small Forward for the chicago bulls- He is a name not many will recognize but he may be the pick up of the week for you. With his scoring ability, ability to steal the ball and rebound. The other night Shaq Harrison scored 18 points with six rebounds, four steals and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes. If you need a last ditch effort in your semifinal round this week. You could do worse than Shaq Harrison.
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