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Fantasy Basketball Risers and Fallers: Week 12

Thursday, January 6th, 2011
Fantasy Basketball

Holiday is starting to pick up steam in fantasy basketball.

2011 is here and it’s time to take a fresh look at the fantasy basketball players that will help your new year start out right. There is a fine line between finding those short and long-term players that will help your fantasy team, but the Risers and Fallers list is the first step in doing just that.

The guys on this weekly list are the ones to keep on eye, take a chance on, avoid, and of course – expect good things from in 2011.

Let’s get started.



Jrue Holiday, PG, Philadelphia 76ers


In the 2009-10 season Holiday averaged 8.0 points 3.8 assists per game, this season he has upped his numbers to 14.6 points and 6.5 assists per game. Holiday is a 3-guard on any fantasy team, but of late he has been playing like a 2-guard.  In his last six games, he has scored over 20 points four times. In his last six games he is averaging 7.8 assists, with two games with over 10 assists. (more…)

2011 Fantasy Basketball News (January 5th): Fantasy Injury Impact

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
Dallas Mavericks

With Butler done, Marion's value rises.

It has been an interesting week in fantasy basketball this week with a number of key players going down with injuries. Dirk Nowitzki has been battling a knee injury, while Caron Butler will be out for the remainder of the season with a ruptured patellar tendon. Kevin Garnett, Danilo Gallinari, and Chuck Hayes also all went down with injuries and will miss extended time.

However, with every injury, there is an opportunity for another player to step up and generally that player is available on the fantasy waiver wire for you to add to your team. (more…)

Fantasy Basketball Sleepers: Week 11

Monday, December 27th, 2010

That bowtie propels Harden to greatness.

Okay, so maybe you’re feeling good about your fantasy basketball team right now, but maybe you’re not. Either way, if you start to ignore the fantasy basketball waiver wire, then you are putting yourself at a huge disadvantage. Go to sleep on these players for even one week, and another owner could have uncovered that hidden gem. WFS offers up some players that are making most of their opportunities and deserve immediate attention.

James Harden, SG Oklahoma City Thunder

There is no sophomore slump for this talented guard out of Arizona State. Ever since joining the league, he has been contributing a large amount of three pointers and steals. (more…)