Fantasy Basketball Box Score Breakouts – 11/13/09

Nov 14, 2009

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

Rafer Alston, New Jersey Nets
42 minutes, 17 points, 7-20 FG, 2-2 FT, 1 three-pointer, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, 3 turnovers
Rafer messed around and got a triple-double. He remains a nice fill-in player while Devin Harris is out.

Matt Barnes, Orlando Magic
38 minutes, 13 points, 4-9 FG, 4-5 FT, 1 three-pointer, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 2 turnovers
Barnes was inserted into the starting lineup and paid dividends. He has good short-term value as Ryan Anderson is out. However, Rashard Lewis will return on Monday.

Wes Matthews, Utah Jazz
38 points, 16 rebounds, 5-11 FG, 3-3 FT, 3 three-pointers, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 3 turnovers
Wes may see a bump for one more game while Deron Williams is out, but is too inconsistent to rely on.

Eric Maynor, Utah Jazz
36 minutes, 13 points, 6-14 FG, 1 three-pointer, 4 rebounds, 11 assists, 1 steal, 2 turnovers
Maynor also saw a bump because of Williams’ absence. If Williams goes down with an injury, it’s nice to know Maynor can step up his game, but his value is low.

Darren Collison, New Orleans Hornets
26 minutes, 18 points, 7-14 FG, 4-4 FT, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 2 steals
Collison picked up the slack when Chris Paul went down with a sprained ankle. He could be a nice fill-in over the next two weeks.

Marcus Thornton, New Orleans Hornets
24 minutes, 20 points, 8-15 FG, 2-2 FT, 2 three-pointers, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal
This explosion came out of nowhere. He could also see increased production while CP3 is out.

Shane Battier, Houston Rockets
33 minutes, 23 points, 8-11 FG, 3-3 FT, 4 three-pointers, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks, 1 turnover
This was easily his best scoring game as he nearly tripled the scoring average he had coming into the game. It will be interesting to see if this is a sign of things to come or just a blip on the radar.

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