Fantasy Basketball: Week 1 Schedule

Oct 25, 2009

The majority of NBA teams play three games this week.  There are seven exceptions.

Four Games

Boston Celtics:  Rasheed Wallace, Big Baby Davis, and Marquis Daniels are worth considering for your opening fantasy lineup because of the extra game.  Eddie House can be used if you need help in the three-pointers category, but offers little help elsewhere.

Cleveland Cavaliers:  Anthony Parker and Zydrunas Ilgauskas could make their way into your fantasy lineups this week.  Big Z could see a boost if Shaq is limited in back-to-back games, which they have two this week.  Daniel Gibson and Jamario Moon aren’t attractive options at this point.  I don’t like starers Delonte West of Anderson Varejao either.

Los Angeles Clippers:  Al Thornton and Eric Gordon, who aren’t every week fantasy starers, makes solid plays this week.  Chris Kaman is the only one I trust this week off the bench for the Clippers.

Portland Trailblazers:  Greg Oden is a constant injury risk, but he’s a decent gamble this week with the extra game.  Rudy Fernandez and Travis Outlaw aren’t weekly starters, but make decent plays this week.  Steve Blake is someone you can plug in if you need 3′s and assists.

Two Games
Indiana Pacers:  Danny Granger and Troy Murphy are the only players I’d use this week.

Milwaukee Bucks:
Michael Redd and Andrew Bogut are the only Bucks I’d insert in a lineup this week.

Utah Jazz:  Deron Williams, Carlos Boozer, Paul Millsap, Mehmet Okur, and Andrei Kirilenko are worth starting this week despite the short schedule.

. .

4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CCC
    October 25th, 2009 at 1:47 pm #

    I’m a big Blake fan : one of the last pure PG’s left

  2. LestersLegends
    October 25th, 2009 at 1:51 pm #

    Andre Miller is too. With those two and Roy, they have some great ball handlers in Portland.

  3. GC
    October 26th, 2009 at 12:25 am #

    eric gordon not a fantasy starter?

  4. LestersLegends
    October 26th, 2009 at 5:18 am #

    Not one you pencil in every week regardless. Not with Baron Davis, Blake Griffin, Camby, Ricky Davis, Kaman, and Thornton. Most weeks you’ll start him, but if he’s playing 3 when there are others playing 4 you won’t start him.

Leave a Comment

Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties