Josh Childress – The Daily Fantasy jinx! We just mentioned how Childress was having a great week. He pulled his groin, but was pretty active cheering on his squad off the bench last night. That being said, Josh has never exactly been known for his toughness.
Daequan Cook/Marco Jaric – Someone asked the question last night if they should pick up either Marco Jaric or Daequan Cook. Cook had himself a night last night (20 points) and has clearly been one of the Heat’s positives this season. Jaric played a brilliant game with 18 points, 8 boards, 9 dimes and 2 game winners that didn’t end up being game winners. I think there is a real chance Jaric could have value this season where Cook is going to get the rookie treatment and will most likely be inconsistent.
Desagana Diop/Erick Dampier – If only they were one player. Check out their combined stats from last night’s game: 9 points, 16 rebounds, and 2 blocked shots. Dampier had 11 boards last night and 0 points. Isn’t that Diop’s role? As of now neither should be owned, although somewhere, some desperate fantasy soul has both Damp and Diop in their starting lineup.
Travis Outlaw – Outlaw is looking more and more legit. He’s coming off another quality night last night and has now scored at least 17 points in three straight and has nice rebounding numbers in each of those games. He’s also finding his range a little bit behind the arc. Pick him up.
Tim Thomas – One of my least favorite fantasy players is actually having a decent, under-the-radar season. Thomas’ minutes are consistent – twice this season he has played under 30 minutes. Before the other night against the Sonics (7 points), Thomas had scored double digits in 10 straight. Although is field goal percentage is low, he has 41 threes on the season, which is a very real number. I’m not saying he’s a must start but he should be owned in 100% of leagues and isn’t an awful start.