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Court Report: Week 2 Dashboard

Matt Buser
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Schedule Breakdown

Four-game teams: ATL, BOS, DEN, DET, LAL, MEM, MIN, NJN, NOR, NYK, ORL, PHO, SAC, UTH, WAS

Three-game teams: CHA, CHI, CLE, DAL, GSW, HOU, IND, LAC, MIA, MIL, OKC, PHI, POR, TOR

Two-game teams: SAS

Pickups/Plug-ins

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Brandon Jennings(notes) - Through two games, Jennings has averaged 20.5 points on 52-percent shooting, 2.5 threes, 5.5 boards, 6 assists, and 1.5 steals in 33 minutes. The turnovers have been high (4.0), as expected, but he's not likely to play his way out of the starting lineup any time soon. There aren't many good reasons for him to not be universally owned at this point. Week 2: @CHI, @MIN, NYK

Channing Frye(notes) - Frye's line on Friday (22 points, 6 threes, 8 boards, 3 steals) should have been a wake-up call to leagues where he remains on the wire, even if the nature of the opposition (GSW) played a significant part. There will be ups and downs, but the production should shake out fairly well when it's all said and done. Week 2: @MIA, @ORL, @BOS, @WAS

Delonte West(notes) - West returned from his hiatus on Saturday, putting together a decent line (13 points, 1 three, 2 assists, 1 steal) in 24 minutes. There are no guarantees here that he won't have a setback in his recovery, but what is certain is that he'll be a solid fantasy contributor for as long as he's with the team. Week 2: WAS, CHI, @NYK

Andray Blatche(notes) - Blatche's production is obviously tied to the availability of Antawn Jamison(notes), but he's playing plenty in the interim (32 minutes) and putting up very good numbers (21 points, 72% FG, 6.3 boards, 1.3 blocks), and the Wizards four-game slate looks promising (@CLE, MIA, IND, PHO).

Brendan Haywood(notes) - think about grabbing Haywood if you could use some big-man stats. He's getting starters' minutes (33 minutes), producing a solid center line (12 points, 8.7 boards, 1 block), and the Wizards are looking at a favorable four-game week (@CLE, MIA, @IND, PHO).

Rafer Alston(notes) - Alston is a very solid play for the week, as Devin Harris(notes) is expected to be sidelined for at least the next seven to 10 days. Week 2: @CHA, DEN, @PHI, BOS

Corey Brewer(notes) - give Brewer a look if you need defensive stats and can make do with poor and/or inconsistent offense, as the team has little reason to not give him plenty of run. Through two games, he's averaged 6 boards, 2.5 steals, and 1.5 blocks in 32 minutes, but also 9 points on 36-percent shooting. Week 2: @LAC, BOS, MIL, @POR

Ryan Anderson(notes) - Anderson is another short-term play - Rashard Lewis(notes) will return from suspension on November 16 - but it makes plenty of sense to roster him if you need some threes. Orlando's Week 2 schedule looks like a winner (@DET, PHO, DET, @OKC) and he's averaged 16 points on 55-percent shooting and 3 threes in 24 minutes over the first two games.

Andres Nocioni(notes) - Nocioni hasn't exactly been huge thus far (7.3 points, 1 three, 3.3 boards in 22 minutes) but the Kings' Week 2 schedule sets up nicely for their roster (MEM, ATL, @UTH, GSW). Those of you who need to go a bit deeper will also want to consider Sean May(notes) and Omri Casspi(notes) for the week.

Ben Wallace(notes) - the 35-year-old Wallace looks like he deserves at least deep-league consideration, as he appears to have a fairly significant role among the team's bigs. Through three games, he's averaged 10.3 boards, 1.3 steals, and 1.3 blocks in 33 minutes - anyone considering a roster add needs to be sure his lack of offense (4.3 points, 50% FT) won't negate his positives within the team dynamic, however. Week 2: ORL, @TOR, @ORL, PHI

Shelden Williams(notes) - Williams has benefitted from Celtics' blowout wins in the early-going, and he was already in line for more minutes in the wake of Glen Davis'(notes) injury. Over the past two games, he's averaged 11 points, 9.5 boards, and 1.5 blocks in 23 minutes, and the team's Week 2 matchups look promising (@PHI, @MIN, PHO, @NJN).

Solomon Jones(notes) - Jeff Foster(notes) is nursing back and ankle issues, meaning that Jones is currently next in line if/when Roy Hibbert(notes) gets into foul trouble. Jones saw 32 minutes of playing time on Friday thanks to five Hibbert fouls in just 16 minutes, and the result was 12 points, six boards, and two blocks. While consistency is far from a lock, there are worse deep-league options for those of you in need of big-man stats. Week 2: DEN, @NYK, WAS

Status Updates

Raja Bell(notes) - Bell is still working his way back to the lineup, to see if he can play through his torn wrist ligament, but he felt "a significant twinge of pain" when he tried a reverse layup with his left hand on Friday. We aren't likely to see him attempt to give it a go in an actual game until Friday at the earliest.

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Caron Butler(notes) - a left knee bruise kept Butler out of the lineup on Saturday, but the Wizards have two days off and he's expected to be back in the lineup on Tuesday.

Vince Carter(notes) - VC (ankle) will try to play on Sunday against the Raptors, but nothing official is likely emerge until game time. J.J. Redick(notes) will get the start if Carter can't go. The Magic are off Monday and then play a back-to-back on Tuesday/Wednesday (@DET, PHO).

Pau Gasol(notes) - Gasol's right hamstring will keep him out again on Sunday, and at this point gauging a return date is purely speculation.

Richard Hamilton(notes) - a right ankle sprain has sidelined Rip for the past two games, but the hope is that he'll be back in the lineup on Tuesday.

Devin Harris - Harris did not play Saturday and will be out another week to 10 days - and maybe longer - after aggravating a groin injury originally suffered during the preseason. Rafer Alston started in his place against the Wizards (31 minutes, 20 points 3 treys, 8 assists).

Josh Howard(notes) - it shouldn't come as a surprise that the Mavericks are in no hurry to push Howard back into the lineup. That said, he's getting closer and the current target date appears to be November 10.

Allen Iverson(notes) - AI was cleared to participate in full-contact practices on Thursday, and he's expected to make his regular-season debut on Monday.

• Antawn Jamison - Jamison (shoulder) remains out, but he's had yet to experience a setback and was shooting before the team's game on Saturday.

Antonio McDyess(notes) - McDyess did not play Saturday because of flu-like symptoms. He's day-to-day moving forward, but the Spurs have only two games in Week 2 and don't play again until Thursday.

Mehmet Okur(notes) - Okur was a full participant in practice on Saturday and should be good to go when the Jazz return to the court on Monday.

Michael Redd(notes) - Redd lasted only 24 minutes on Saturday after playing 39 minutes in the team's season opener on Friday - he was removed from the game with left knee soreness in what is being called a precautionary move. The Bucks play only once before Friday (Tuesday, @CHI), so the team may choose to rest him, but look for definitive updates leading up to the game.

Nate Robinson(notes) - Robinson suffered a sprained right ankle and is due for an X-ray sometime over the next day or two. Initial speculation is that he could be out for up to two weeks.

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