Fantasy Basketball Pickups By Position

Fantasy Basketball can be hard. It’s a lot easier when you know who to pickup. It’s mid Week 19 and we thought all you tired, hard working managers would find a list of pickups by position useful. So take a break from your fantasy baseball draft and pick up some of these guys! Green is a great pickup, black is an average pickup and red is a DROP. In parenthesis is the player’s stats from last night, March 5th.

  • PG- Point Guards
    • Jameer Nelson, ORL, PG (9 pts [4-4, 1-1], 10 asst, 21 min)
      • Recovered from his bout with the flu, started on Mar 5
    • Carlos Arroyo, ORL, PG (11 pts [4-8, 1-2], 6 asst, 4 reb, 27 min)
      • Came off the bench, still seems to be productive while splitting minutes with Nelson
    • Kyle Lowry, PG, MEM (15 pts [5-12, 1-3], 7 asst, 4 reb, 1 stl)
      • Good pickup so long as Mike Conley isn’t 100%
    • Travis Diener, PG , IND (11 pts, 4 asst, 2 reb, 26 min)
      • Diener and Murray are splitting minutes in Indiana, pick one
    • Ronald Murray, PG, IND (14 pts, 5 reb, 2 asst, 1 stl, 22 min)
      • As stated above, pick either “Flip” Murray or Diener
    • Marcus Banks, PG, MIA (21 pts [7-11, 3-6], 5 reb, 4 asst)
      • Monitor his minutes–with the Heat struggling, J. Will not getting any younger, and Wade’s health always a concern, he could get a lot of minutes the rest of the way
    • Jannero Pargo, PG, NO (22 pts [9-18, 3-7], 3 reb, 3 asst, 1 stl)
      • Yeah, he plays behind Chris Paul, but the kid can straight shoot the ball and he showed it last night.
  • SG- Shooting Guards
    • Matt Carroll, CHA, SG (9 pts [2-10, 1-4], 11 reb, 4 stl)
      • Told you to pick him up earlier this week, if you did, you are happy, if you didn’t, you’re most likely regretting it
    • Luther Head, SG, HOU (14 pts [5-5, 4-4], 4 asst, 2 reb, 3 stl)
      • With Yao’s 22 points a game gone, everyone has gotten more looks
    • Maurice Evans, ORL, SG (17 pts [6-8, 2-3], 6 reb, 2 stl)
  • SF- Shooting Forwards
    • Jared Dudley, CHA, SF (10 pts [4-8, 1-2], 18 reb, 1 stl, 2 blk, 0 TO)
      • Pick this guy up if he is available in your league. That’s an order.
    • Jamario Moon, TOR, SF (14 pts [7-11], 9 reb, 4 stl, 3 blk)
      • Has been filling up the stat sheet recently
    • Ricky Davis, SF, MIA (16 pts [4-9, 1-3], 3 reb, 3 asst, 2 stl)
      • Eh, it’s Miami. Why not?
    • Mickael Pietrus, GSW, SF (3 pts [1-4, 1-3], 5 reb, 2 blk, 24 min, FO)
      • I thought he might be a good pickup, but for now, look at Dudley or Moon if they are available
  • PF- Power Forwards
    • Mikki Moore, PF, SAC (19 pts [7-9], 5 reb, 4 asst)
      • This guy is pure hustle. He can get you boards, assists, blocks and steals. Points if you’re lucky.
    • Nick Collison, PF, SEA (10 pts [3-7], 9 reb, 2 asst)
      • If you’re desperate for boards.
    • Carl Landry, PF, HOU (13 pts [5-10], 7 reb, 1 stl, 20 min)
      • Getting decent minutes and producing. Pick up Moore first though.
    • Nenad Krstic, PF, NJN (16 pts [8-13], 9 reb, 2 stl, 35 min)
      • Gambling pick. Has been injured most of the week, but could add some fantasy value if he’s consistent.
  • C- Centers
    • Andray Blatche, WAS, C (2 pts [1-10], 6 reb, 5 asst, 2 stl, 2 blk)
      • Can do a lot of things. I like him over any of these guys.
    • Kendrick Perkins, BOS, C (10 pts [4-9], 20 reb, 2 blk)
      • Perkins has gone off the last 2 games. If he’s available in your league and you need help in the position, he’s a no-brainer.
    • Rasho Nesterovic, TOR, C (16 pts [8-12], 10 reb, 2 asst)
      • Has moved into the starting lineup since Bosh has been out. Good pickup.
    • Nazr Mohammed, CHA, C (4 pts, 0 reb, 0 asst, 0 stl, 0 blk, 14 min)
      • Don’t pick this guy up yet. He hasn’t figured it out
    • Zaza Pachulia, ATL, C
      • Don’t pick this guy up ever. Mike was correct, he’s terrible.

Let me know in the comments above if you think these are wise picks. Mike and I appreciate your feedback.

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To hoops,
Farid

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