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Risers and Fallers of Week #20 (March 9th – 15th)

silentjimsilentjim Member, Moderator, Commish - Bonanza Keeper League, Commish - Salary Cap League, League - Battle of the Sports Forums Posts: 524 mod
edited March 2015 in Expert Player Rankings

Risers:

In just over 30 minutes per game last week, Rodney Hood dominated. Top 50 in his three games by averaging 16.3 points, 2.7 threes, 2.7 boards, 1.3 assists, 1.7 steals, .3 TOs, and 45% and 75%. For someone who’s only 18% owned in Yahoo, landing a top 50 value player leading up to the playoffs is nice. The issue being you had to predict Hood’s week before it happened since it was largely due to injuries and so forth.

Anthony Morrow much like Rodney Hood, had a massive increase in his Week #20 value. Jumping into the top 20 for the week while playing less than 30 minutes per game. His 16.6 points, 4 threes, and 57% shooting pretty much make up all of his value, but again when a guy comes out of nowhere and Durant still isn’t playing, it’s kind of hard to argue with the gift you’ve stumbled upon.

Marcin Gortat finally started to round more into the player a lot of people were banking on and then some. In three games his 18.3 points, 7 boards, 1.6 steals, and 1.3 blocks on 69% from the floor made him top 12. Gortat should be universally owned, but with Nene missing games because of the birth of his twins and Humphries getting hurt, lots of minutes were available and the Wiz don’t have an insanely deep front court.

Fallers:

The Mo Williams gravy train came to an abrupt end with Kemba Walker’s return. The counting stats look alright (19 points, 1.3 threes, and 5.7 assists), but the 3.7 TOs and 38% FG% pretty much negate all of that. For Week #20 Mo Will can’t crack the top 156 player pool, which clearly isn’t a good thing. The FG% is terrible obviously, but the 17.7 attempts per game make it a categorical killer.

Timofey Mozgov has been alright, but doesn’t seem to quite be able to make that leap. Some of it clearly has to do with how ball dominant Lebron James and Kyrie Irving are, but at some point you’d think Mozgov could get some nice open looks or easy dunks. 11.7 points and 4.3 boards with only .7 blocks aren’t the stats of the interior defender the Cavs were looking for. Perhaps Love will sign somewhere else next season opening up some more opportunity for Mozgov.

Indiana was actually playing well, but somehow David West was stinking it up. 8 points per game while only taking 7 shot attempts per game seems almost impossible. Did Paul George come back already and start chucking 30 shots per game and I missed it? No. Oh, well then get the ball to Millsap more Pacers. 43% from the floor isn’t spectacular either, but hard to get into a flow when you’re not getting touches. West like Mozgov was just barely flirting with top 156 value.

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