NBA Fantasy Outlook for Week 3
Evil's Outlook goes around the league, team by team, and examines which players are hot and cold, and which players are worth keeping an eye on. The outlook for Week 3 suggests 93 players who are safe starts and 54 who are borderline decisions, so if your league is much smaller or much larger, adjust accordingly.
Listed first are the number of games played for each team, followed by five teams with poor and favorable schedules. After that are my Top 3 Pickups for deep leagues and my Top 5 Fill-Ins for short-term help. Lastly, all 30 NBA teams are listed in alphabetical order. Ideally, you'll be able to get a good feel of what's going on around the league just by reading this, even if you didn't watch a single game or look at any boxscores this past week.
After five games, Daniels is averaging 15 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.2 steals, .8 threes, and .6 blocks in 35.8 minutes per game. Those are excellent all-around numbers, and as long as
If you've never seen Wright play before, just watch these 3 videos:
Wright's extra-long wingspan allows him to meet guys like
My Top 3 Pickups are guys who have the potential to provide solid long-term help for fantasy teams, but my Top 5 Fill-Ins are guys you should consider picking up if you need short-term help in certain categories or positions. Even in deep leagues, most of these players will usually fly under the radar, but they could fill-in quite nicely.
I've yet to see Hill play, but he's slated to start for San Antonio now that
Watson has started the last three games for the Warriors and averaged a solid 11 points, 5 assists, one steal, and a turnover in 37 minutes per game. He deserves props because he's playing with a torn ligament in his shooting elbow (thus the giant brace), which has to be affecting his shot. However, he looks comfortable playing big minutes and is worth owning as long as he's starting for the Warriors. Just don't expect him to be a long-term solution for your fantasy team, because he doesn't make many threes or get many steals, and
In '07-08, Quinn attempted just 2.7 threes in 22.3 minutes per game, even though he shot over 40% from beyond the arc. This season, Miami is asking him to be more of a shooter, and he's responded by taking 13 threes (making 9) in his last two games. The Heat are in dire need of outside shooting help due to
I would have chosen
After dropping 34 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks, 2 steals, and 2 threes in the season opener,
Yao's stats have been very mediocre recently, so I'm expecting him to bounce back in Week 3.
In his last three games,
In my team preview posted on Sept. 14, I said not to sleep on
After a slow start,
The Hornets have three tough games this week, making anyone besides
The Knicks have a very favorable schedule, so start them with confidence.
The duo of
San Antonio has a favorable schedule, but not many reliable options.
It sounds like
The Wizards only have two games this week, and their opponents (Utah and Miami) are solid defensive teams, making