Here’s a look at some fantasy basketball players that blew up the box score last night.

Courtney Lee, New Jersey Nets
Lee had 21 points for the Nets. He’s averaging 19.5 points over the past four games.

Marquis Daniels, Boston Celtics
Daniels had 16 points for the C’s. He’s a decent play while Paul Pierce (thumb) is out.

Jerry Stackhouse, Milwaukee Bucks
Stack had 16 points for the Bucks. He’s been in double-figures the past three games averaging 13.3 points.

Taj Gibson, Chicago Bulls
Taj had 14 points and 9 rebounds. Joakim Noah was unable to go.

Dahntay Jones, Indiana Pacers
Jones had 17 points against the Bulls. He’s been spotty of late, and is no long a fantasy option.

Eddie House, New York Knicks
House had 15 points for his new squad. He had four in each of his previous two games so you can’t trust him.

Nicolas Batum, Portland Trail Blazers
Batum erupted for 31 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists. I’d love to say he can build on this game, but I wouldn’t chase this box score.

Rudy Fernandez, Portland Trail Blazers
Fernandez dropped 18 on the Wolves. He’s way too inconsistent.

Chase Budinger, Houston Rockets
Chase had 14 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals. He was also in the starting lineup. Budinger has been solid lately, and is a decent option in daily leagues.

Wesley Matthews, Utah Jazz
Matthews had 18 points against the Rockets. He’s been in double-figures in four of the last five games. 

Anthony Tolliver, Golden State Warriors
Tolliver had a monster game with 19 points, 14 rebounds, and 5 assists. Great game, but I’d want to see more like it before adding him.

C.J. Watson and Anthony Morrow, Golden State Warriors
Watson had 17 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals. Morrow had 15 points, 5 assists, and 6 steals. Both are playing great and should be in your lineups.

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Here’s a look at some fantasy basketball players that blew up the box score last night.

JaVale McGee, Washington Wizards
McGee had 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 blocks. Of course, it did come against the Knicks.

Jarrett Jack, Toronto Raptors
Jack had 24 points last night. He’s averaging 20.8 over his last four games.

Delonte West, Cleveland Cavaliers
West had 15 points on Friday night. He’s too inconsistent and volatile to rely on.

Jerryd Bayless, Portland Trail Blazers
Bayless had 15 points last night, but with Brandon Roy back in the lineup, you can’t count on Bayless.

Hakim Warrick, Chicago Bulls
Warrick had 15 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. He’s been in double figures for all but one game for the Bulls. He’s useful in daily leagues.

Jason Maxiell, Detroit Pistons
Maxiell had 16 points and 8 rebounds. He had 14 & 8 on Wednesday. Monitor him.

Drew Gooden, Los Angeles Clippers
Gooden had 15 points and 9 rebounds. He’s averaging 15.0 & 10.3 for the Clippers.

Travis Outlaw, Los Angeles Clipppers
Outlaw had 18 points as he continues to shake the rust off. He could have some fantasy value given the Clippers’ lack of talent.

Craig Smith, Los Angeles Clippers
Smith had 16 points, but he’s not someone I’d concern myself with.

Grant Hill, Phoenix Suns
Hill had 18 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists. He’s been playing well of late.

Robin Lopez, Phoenix Suns
Lopez had 30 points and 12 rebounds. The Clippers just don’t have a force on defense since trading Camby.

Channing Frye, Phoenix Suns
Frye had 15 points last night. He’s only useful in daily leagues though.

Marcus Thornton, New Orleans Hornets
Thornton had 18 points and 7 rebounds. He’s back.

Bonus Coverage from 2/25/10
Ersan Ilyasova, MIL:  17 PTS, 7-9 FG, 5 REB
Luke Ridnour, MIL:  12 PTS, 8 AST, 2 STL
Earl Watson, IND:  15 PTS, 5-7 FG, 8 REB, 5 AST, 2 STL
T.J. Ford, IND:  17 PTS, 5 AST, 2 STL, 2 BLK
Anderson Varejao, CLE:  14 PTS, 6-7 FG, 10 REB, 3 BLK
Ronny Turiaf, GS:  12 PTS, 6-9 FG, 8 REB, 2 BLK
Anthony Morrow, GS:  20 PTS, 4 3PM

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It’s easy to overlook Guzman. After all, he could play shortstop for the Nationals this year, or if they feel Ian Desmond is ready, he could play second base. Besides, he’s never scored 90 runs in a season, has little to no power, and is a far cry from the player that had 53 SBs in 2000 & 2001 for the Twins.

That doesn’t mean that Guzman doesn’t hold any fantasy value this year. After a horrific debut with the Nationals in 2005 that saw him bat just .219, Guzman has been solid for Washington hitting .305 with 182 runs, 17 HRs, 121 RBIs, and 12 SBs in 1284 ABs. 

While those aren’t great numbers, they aren’t bad bench numbers. If he gains 2B eligibility, his value is even greater. At 32 (in March) he isn’t going to wow you with a breakout year, but he is a reliable source to bolster your average late in the draft. 

Prediction:  .305, 70 runs, 7 HRs, 55 RBIs, 5 SBs

Past profiles:
Arizona Diamondbacks:  Brandon Webb
Atlanta Braves:  Yunel Escobar
Baltimore Orioles:  Adam Jones
Boston Red Sox:  Clay Buchholz
Chicago Cubs:  Geovany Soto
Chicago White Sox:  Jake Peavy
Cincinnati Reds:  Joey Votto
Cleveland Indians:  Grady Sizemore
Colorado Rockies:  Ubaldo Jimenez
Detroit Tigers:  Miguel Cabrera
Florida Marlins:  Cameron Maybin
Houston Astros:  Lance Berkman
Kansas City Royals:  Billy Butler
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim:  Howie Kendrick
Los Angeles Dodgers:  James Loney
Milwaukee Brewers:  Corey Hart
Minnesota Twins:  Joe Nathan
New York Mets:  Jason Bay
New York Yankees:  Robinson Cano
Oakland A’s:  Kevin Kouzmanoff
Philadelphia Phillies:  Jimmy Rollins
Pittsburgh Pirates:  Octavio Dotel
San Diego Padres:  Everth Cabrera
San Francisco Giants:  Barry Zito
Seattle Mariners:  Franklin Gutierrez
St. Louis Cardinals:  Colby Rasmus
Tampa Bay Rays:  David Price
Texas Rangers:  Chris Davis
Toronto Blue Jays:  Brett Wallace

2010 NFL Mock Draft #3

26 February 2010

Click here for my most recent 2010 NFL Mock Draft
Updated 4/20/10

Here’s my third look at the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

1.  St. Louis Rams: Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame
While I think the Rams should take Suh or McCoy here, I think they’ll fall into the trap of taking a QB. I’m afraid the salary structure of the NFL draft, which desperately needs to be adjusted, plays a huge role in this decision.

2.   Detroit Lions:  Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
I had the Lions taking Okung in my first two mocks, but with Suh coming available, the Lions can’t pass him up.

3.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
The Bucs could trade up with St. Louis to ensure they get McCoy, who’s a better fit for their system.

4.  Washington Redskins:  Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
Sam Bradford could be the choice, but I don’t trust his shoulder. Until he shows he’s fine, I can’t have him going in the top four. The Skins have gotten old on the line. Time to inject some youth with Okung.

5.  Kansas City Chiefs:  Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers
They’d prefer Okung, but if he’s not there Davis is the pick. The Chiefs need help on the line big time.

6.  Seattle Seahawks: Eric Berry, S, Tennessee 
I’ll all over the place with the Seahawks. First I had them taking Bradford. Then I had them taking Bruce Campbell. With Berry available, they go that direction instead.

7.  Cleveland Browns:  Joe Haden, CB, Florida
Another selection that has not changed since the initial mock.

8.  Oakland Raiders:  Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland 
With the adjustments I made, it brings the Raiders back to the massive Campbell.

9.  Buffalo Bils:  Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
I don’t believe in this QB crop, but the Bills will feel pressured to address the glory position.

10.  Jacksonville Jaguars: Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech
The Jags need to get to the QB as badly as they need to put butts in their seats. They may address the latter with Tebow in a later round, but Morgan is the perfect choice to do the former.

11.  Denver Broncos:  Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama
I had them taking Dez Bryant in my previous two mocks, but that’s because McClain was gone already. If he’s there, he’s the choice.

12.  Miami Dolphins:  Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee 
Another pick that has survived three mocks now. Parcels loves LBs, but if McClain is gone, he’ll go another direction.

13.  San Francisco 49ers:  Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa
For a third time I’m marrying the Niners and Bulaga. They’re a budding offense, and adding someone to help in the trenches makes perfect sense.

14. Seattle Seahawks:  Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma 
The Seahawks need to address their offensive line. They went with safety Eric Berry earlier, and grab a talented tackle here.

15.  New York Giants: Earl Thomas, S, Texas
Initially I went with Brian Price. In my second mock I switched to  Thomas because safety represents a bigger need for the G-Men. I’ll stick with that.

16.  Tennessee Titans:  Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida
The Titans add Pierre-Paul, who has been terrific pre-draft, to help them get to the QB. 

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