Jodie Meeks or Kyle Korver for Three

Jan 18, 2012


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How’s your three-point production these days? If you were counting on Eric Gordon, Jason Richardson, or Stephen Curry to carry your category, you’re hurting right now (pun intended).
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There is help out there. Philadelphia’s Jodie Meeks or Chicago’s Kyle Korver can help shoulder the load.
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Meeks is an explosive scorer. His main issue is getting enough minutes to be productive enough for fantasy owners. On the year he’s averaging 8.8 points, 1.8 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.2 blocks, 0.5 steals, and 1.6 three-pointers.
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In his past eight games though, Meeks has heated up, averaging 11.3 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.3 blocks, 0.8 steals, and 2.3 three-pointers per game.
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His field goal percentage has been erratic and other than a mediocre scoring average, the rest of the numbers have been insignificant. However, with at least a three-pointer per game during his hot streak and the solid 2.3 per game average, he can help your fantasy team.
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Meeks is owned in 34.0 percent of Yahoo! and 3.1 percent of ESPN leagues.
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Another player that can help you in the three-point department is Chicago’s Kyle Korver.
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Korver is averaging a modest 6.4 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.2 blocks, and 0.6 assists making of little consequence for fantasy owners. However, he does excel in one category, and that is the deep ball.
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Korver hasn’t made a three-pointer in four straight games, but his season average remains a solid 1.5 per game. He has drained multiple three-pointers in eight of the 16 games he’s played in.
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Korver is eligible at shooting guard and small forward, which gives you some positional flexibility. He is owned in 15.0 percent of Yahoo! and 11.4 percent of ESPN leagues. Korver is a streaky shooter so I’d probably wait until he heats up again before looking to add him.
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