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Thursday night fantasy basketball chat

We hosted our weekly live fantasy hoops chat at DamnLiesAndStats.com on Thursday, Feb. 2.

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Damn Lies Fantasy Hoops Show: Bad Raps

Jose Calderon and DeMar DeRozan

The Damn Lies Fantasy Hoops Show on Wednesday night touched on many of Wednesday night’s early games. Greg joined Jeff first to discuss Serge Ibaka’s 10 blocks, followed by – what else? – some whining about our fantasy teams. The Nets were the next topic of discussion, which led naturally to a roundtable on the future of Dwight Howard as Tom joined the show about 22 minutes in. From there the fellas talked about the pitiful Raptors, the up-and-down Rockets and the crazy rotations of the Spurs. And much more! Thanks for listening – the link’s after the jump.
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Week 6 Lineup Rankings

The frustrating and completely unpredictable 2011-12 season continues, and here I am with another stab at weekly-league lineup rankings for Week 6. There are plenty of players who are bringing injury issues into the week, but at least we saw several return on Sunday. It looks safe to play Ray Allen, Dirk Nowitzki, Ryan Anderson and MarShon Brooks this week (although Brooks didn’t step back into the starting lineup Sunday). Meanwhile, fantasy owners still have to be concerned about the likes of Carmelo Anthony, Ty Lawson, Kevin Martin and Luol Deng. There’s also been some rough injury news for many players fantasy owners have been counting on, such as Andrea Bargnani, Rajon Rondo and Andrew Bogut. It’s rough seas out there. Hopefully these rankings (compiled Sunday night) can help you make some decisions. Stay glued to Damn Lies & Statistics throughout the day on Monday as we live-blog the latest news throughout the day. Best of luck in Week 6!

The format for these rankings: Standard 9-cat leagues of 12 teams or less. Players ranked are solid weekly starts, while players unranked are not ideal, and should only be monitored.

Games in bold are the second of back-to-backs, while games in bold and italics are the third of back-to-back-t0-backs.

Rankings take into account schedule strength and injury issues.

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Damn Lies Fantasy Hoops Show: Weird Wednesday

Andray Blatche

The latest Damn Lies Fantasy Hoops Show taped on Wednesday night, after the early games, so Jeff and Tom start out discussing the strange stat line of Tyrus Thomas, the awful Bobcats and the potential of the Wizards post-Flip Saunders. The also touch upon the Nets upsetting the Sixers in Philly and whether or not 76ers can be trusted in fantasy. Next up was the Miami-Detroit game, which featured an Austin Daye breakout. Or did it? Andrew Bogut’s injury and Ersan Ilyasova’s big game were next, and then Greg came on about 20 minutes in with yet another epic Knicks rant focusing on the loss to the Cavaliers. Tom checked out, but Jeff and Greg still had things to say about David Kahn, Kevin Love and the strange ways of the Timberwolves. Enjoy!
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Damn Lies Monday Live Blog: Week 5 Lineup Prep

Welcome to the Damn Lies & Statistics Monday Live Blog, where Jeff Andriesse, Greg Fox and Tom Lorenzo will post late-breaking news and analysis to help you prepare to set your weekly lineups. Send us your questions on Twitter, and we’ll do our best to answer them here. Follow us at @JeffAndriesse, @TomLorenzo and @gregfoxy5.

You can read Jeff’s Week 3 Lineup Rankings here. Greg’s Start, Drop & Roll weekly preparation column is here.

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Start, Drop & Roll: Week 5 advice

hey Chris, I'm wide open every time, man

We’re getting into that part of the season when many beleaguered owners begin to lose faith and start to not pay as much attention to the waiver wire and free agent pool. Don’t be one of these owners! Be more like your Start, Drop & Roll author, who thinks whining about his fantasy basketball team should be a profession. On to some sage Week 5 guidance.

Start ’em:

Nicolas Batum, SF, Portland: I, for one, can’t make up my mind on Batum this year. He has been on the wrong end of a congested swing rotation in the Great Northwest, but is making the most of his opportunities. Gerald Wallace missed the Blazers’ last game with a sprained finger and Crash has never been known to make speedy returns. Batum should offer a nice across-the-board return in a four-game week. Continue reading


Week 5 Lineup Rankings

Doing rankings this weekend was nearly impossible; there are many stars questionable to play because of injury. Among the top players ranked lower than usual because of injury concerns are Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo and Gerald Wallace. Miami is scheduled for four games, and Wade could return this week but probably not right away. I’d be surprised if Paul doesn’t play Wednesday vs. the Lakers, but the Clips only have three games. Rose’s status remains day-to-day, and it is hard to know when he’ll return. Rondo’s wrist injury kept him out again on Sunday, and we’d be surprised if he played Monday night vs. Orlando. Wallace (sprained finger) should be back but he could be limited.

We know Dirk Nowitzki (knee/conditioning) will miss at least three games this week. Spencer Hawes, Luol Deng and Joakim Noah are all day-to-day and should be used with caution.

I ranked each of these guys based on who I would or wouldn’t start over them on Sunday night. Be sure to check updates on Monday for these and all players. Here at Damn Lies, we’ll have a running live blog throughout the day, answering your lineup questions and providing analysis on the latest news.

The format for these rankings: Standard 9-cat leagues of 12 teams or less. Players ranked are solid weekly starts, while players unranked are not ideal, and should only be monitored.

Games in bold are the second of back-to-backs, while games in bold and italics are the third of back-to-back-t0-backs.

Rankings take into account schedule strength and injury issues.

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