Let's go around the league, team by team, and examine which players are hot, which players are cold, and which players are worth keeping an eye on. This week's outlook suggests 85 players who are safe starts and 50 players who are borderline starters, so if your league is much smaller or larger, adjust accordingly.
First, though, let's take a look at the schedules for the upcoming week.
1. Los Angeles Lakers (2 games: LA Clippers, Houston)
1. Memphis Grizzlies (4 games: Golden State, @Sacramento, @Golden State, @Denver)
The Spurs offseason signing of Mason is already paying dividends, as he's scored 26 points, made five and dished out seven assists in their first two games. At 28 years old, Mason is a youngster compared to most of San Antonio's roster. They need his scoring ability and athleticism, so he should continue to excel while
He is simply a short-term pickup while
If you throw out his stinker against Boston,
Is something wrong with
Through three games,
After a mediocre season opener vs. the Lakers,
Matchup of the week:
With two games against the Warriors, one game against the Kings and one game against the Nuggets this week, the Grizz will have excellent opportunities to put numbers on the board. The points, steals, blocks and shot attempts are there, but
He's shooting just 41 percent from the field and 70 percent from the line, but
He's blocked just 3 shots in tjhree games, but
Portland has to face Utah and Houston this week, two tough defensive teams.
Timmy Duncan is averaging 29.5 points on 62.5 percent FG shooting through two games, but he's yet to block a shot and is shooting free throws poorly right off the bat. The Spurs are 0-2 to start the season, which is actually a good sign for Duncan owners, because he'll need to play big minutes while
Boozer is off to a great start, scoring 25 points on 64 percent shooting and pulling down 12 rebounds per game.