Between trades, injuries, coaching changes, and poor production, a lot can happen in the span of one NBA week. Every fantasy day trader knows that behind every injury, coaching change, or lineup reshuffle is an opportunity for cheap fantasy points if you act in time. Of course, in the case of Jared Dudley or Jordan Crawford, it could also mean a massive drop in fantasy points and a one-way ticket back to fantasy irrelevance. Let’s take a look at who’s on the rise and who’s in the dog house in this week’s fantasy stock market.
Byron Mullens: Strong Buy. Mullens isn’t back to his typical minute totals just two games since returning from an ankle injury but his prospects look promising. Averaging just 23 MPG, he is putting up 13.5 PPG, 8 RPG, 1 SPG, and 1 BPG in two games. Once he is reinserted into the starting lineup he is a must-have in just about every league.
Ricky Rubio: Strong Buy. It took a while for Rubio to regain fantasy relevance this season but he seems to be back near where he should be. Over his last six games, Rubio is averaging 11 PPG, 8.5 APG, and 2.3 SPG and should be owned in every league.
Martell Webster: Solid Buy. Webster has really picked it up for the Wizards of late and the team has rewarded him for more minutes for his efforts. Over his last three games he is averaging 18 PPG, 4 RPG, 10 FGA per game, and a crazy 4.3 3PPG. He isn’t going to score five threes each game but he’ll come pretty close to it.
Antawn Jamison: Deep League Buy. Earl Clark is already a must-own but with Pao Gasol out for over a month with a foot injury Jamison should see a bump in minutes and opportunities. He has been pretty solid of late regardless, putting up 31 MPG, 12.3 PPG, 6.5 RPG, and 1 SPG over his last three games but should see a bump in value with Gasol gone and Dwight Howard still on the mend.
Samuel Dalembert: Optimistic Buy. Dalembert’s role all season has been greatly reduced with the rise of Larry Sanders (of course, we called it week 2) but with the team looking to move Dalembert he suddenly has fantasy relevance again. First, the team is giving him a chance to raise his value and he is back up to nearly 30 MPG and averaging 22.5 PPG, 11.5 RPG, 2.5 BPG, and 2 SPG over his last two games. Second, if he does get traded, there is a good chance he’ll end up in a more fantasy relevant situation and keep his value up.
Jared Dudley: Dudley is seeing a reduced role with new coach Lindsay Hunter looking to shake things up. Over his last nine games, Dudley is down to 27 MPG, 11 PPG, and 3.7 RPG and doesn’t look like he will be getting his minutes and shot attempts back any time soon.
Ed Davis: After killing it in Toronto, Davis has found himself in a completely minimal role in Memphis. Over his first three games, he is averaging a mere 8 MPG and 2 PPG and should be dropped in every league.
Alan Anderson: With Rudy Gay now in Toronto, Alan Anderson has gone from double-digit shot attempts each game to just six per game over his last three. Since Gay’s arrival, Anderson is down to 24 MPG, 3 PPG, and 2 APG and should be dropped in every league.
Jordan Crawford: Crawford has gone from the Wizards’ top scorer to a full fledged bench warmer. Over his last three games he is averaging a mere 8.5 MPG and has scored in double-digits just twice since January 6. He should be dropped in every league.
Avery Bradley: I was hoping he’d pick it up with Rajon Rondo out for the season but Bradley remains as fantasy irrelevant as ever. Over his last four games he is averaging 8 PPG, 3 RPG, and 2 APG while playing 25 MPG and isn’t worth owning in any league.