FANTASY Friday provides you with the latest fantasy news for your league from the past seven days. Now that the NFL season has finished I will be changing things up a bit and going into a bit more depth about NBA fantasy news. Check back weekly to make sure you get a leg up over your peers with my guide to fantasy glory. All stats and opinions are based on ESPN fantasy league formats.


WORTHWHILE

Michael Carter-Williams, Chicago Bulls (19.8% ownership)
– THE main beneficiary of Rondo’s benching has been MCW. After riding the pine for the majority of the season he was inserted into the starting line-up and is averaging 28 minutes a night. Keep an eye on his progress as he has the potential to fill the stat sheet in a ton of categories.

Malcolm Brodgon, Milwaukee Bucks (32.2% ownership)
– I know I have talked about Brogdon previously, but he is too good to not mention again. His only minutes threat is Matthew Dellavedova, who is currently injured and since ‘Delly’ went down Brodgon has put up 12.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 7.3 assists in four starts. INVEST!

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WORTHLESS

Chandler Parsons, Memphis Grizzlies (42.1% ownership)
– CHANDLER Parsons has struggled mightily to stay on the court this season. In fact I can almost guarantee that he has more Instagram points than points this season. Until I see him play a two week stretch straight I will be avoiding Parsons like the plague.

Brandon Knight, Phoenix Suns (70.6% ownership)
– IN Knight’s defense his poor play in the last week can be somewhat attributed to a wrist niggle, but his poor minutes total and dip in performance could be a sign of a bigger issue. Devin Booker and Eric Bledsoe are the established starters in the backcourt and it seems like Knight has fallen out of favour in the rotation.

WORTH WATCHING

Aaron Gordon, Orlando Magic (61.8% ownership)
– GORDON has shown flashes this season that signal he could be the best player on the Magic. If Orlando trade say Nik Vucevic, freeing minutes up for Gordon, he is a must add due to his potential ceiling.

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Rajon Rondo, Chicago Bulls (82.6% ownership)
– WHILE I still don’t understand why the Bulls signed Rondo in the first place, he can still contribute in the right scenario. With owners offloading him due to his benching by the coach in Chicago he could be a potential buy-low trade candidate.

INJURY NEWS

– AS mentioned above ‘Delly’ is sidelined for the Bucks, with a hamstring injury and Brogdon is performing well in his place. If you own Dellevadova it might be time to cut ties. Justise Winslow has been sidelined for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury and Jeremy Lin’s hamstring continues to be an issue, with the Hornets guard missing the last four games. George Hill is still sidelined this time with a concussion issue, but when he is fully healthy he is a must own.

EXTRA NEWS

– AS I’m typing this there is news that the Cleveland Cavaliers have just traded for Atlanta sharpshooter Kyle Korver. While it remains to be seen what the Cavs trade in return, it surely won’t be a big piece of Cleveland’s rotation. Kyle Korver owners should hold onto him until we see what role he plays in Cleveland, while if you own one of the guys who is traded in return approach with a similar mentality.