With plenty of NBA games on both Saturday and Sunday of this week, there are plenty of chances to make a late run at winning your fantasy week. The best way to do that, of course, is to find the players who have two games coming up over the weekend.
There are three teams that have games on both Saturday and Sunday—the Clippers, Knicks and Suns—so that’s the best place to look.
If you haven’t been listening to me about Markieff Morris, well, it may be too late after his 15 point, 17 rebound, two block game on Thursday night. And if you have been listening, you’re welcome. If Morris is still available in your league, grab him.
It’s another good weekend to add Steve Novak from the Knicks if you need three’s. He’s one of those guys who will be on-and-off rosters all season because he really only contributes in one category. If you have a need in that category this week, however, you won’t find anybody better.
If you’re looking for help across the board, take a gander at Eric Bledsoe from the Clippers. He puts up great numbers in the time he can get on the floor, and took advantage of the extra playing time while Chauncey Billups was injured. Billups is back, so Bledsoe’s time is limited, but he’s still been a double-digit scorer with at least four assists in two of his past three games. All it takes is minutes, or foul trouble for one of the Clippers guards, and Bledsoe could really help you. With a back-to-back weekend, his minutes could also go up slightly in order to keep the starters fresh.
Keep an eye on Carmelo Anthony‘s playing situation over the weekend as well. If he remains out, there are a lot of extra shots to go around on the Knicks, and grabbing some of those shots on Thursday against the Heat were J.R. Smith and Rasheed Wallace. If Melo isn’t on the floor, then either one could be a viable weekend pickup for short-term help if you have the roster spots.
Sometimes you have to get creative to win a fantasy week, and picking up Rasheed Wallace certainly counts as that. But his 12 points and seven rebounds on Thursday were no joke, and that included going 0-for-6 from three-point land. If he had hit a few of those shots, it would have been a truly strong fantasy line.
And if we know one thing about Rasheed, it’s that he’s not afraid to shoot the rock.