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Most-Dropped Fantasy Basketball Players from Week 14
As with any sport, players can decline in production just as fast as they rise in popularity for a recent hot streak. Whether it's a major injury that will keep the player out for an extended period of time or a recent cold streak in production, here are the most-dropped players from Week 14 of the 2011 fantasy basketball season.
Out since March 21 with bone spurs in his right ankle, the Timberwolves have gone 2-5 in Pekovic's absence. Expected to return during Week 15, Pekovic will provide great production for fantasy owners who have held onto the center if he is healthy.
With a bulging disk in his lower back, Stoudemire will not need surgery but will most likely miss the rest of the regular season and ultimately halting his value in fantasy basketball. If the Knicks make the playoffs, Stoudemire is aiming for a potential return in the first round.
Wednesday, Mar. 28: PF/C Amar'e Stoudemire, New York Knicks, 8,293 drops
Thursday, Mar. 29: PF/C Amar'e Stoudemire, New York Knicks, 3,948 drops
Beaubois was a popular drop on Friday after not playing a single second against the Orlando Magic. With Delonte West back and fewer minutes available for him in the Mavericks rotation, Beaubois is once again a risky fantasy play despite proving his value on more than one occasion this season.
The bad luck for the Knicks continues as Lin will miss about six weeks with a small chronic meniscus tear. Out for the rest of the regular season, Lin, like Stoudemire, may also return during the playoffs and will now leave the Knicks with Iman Shumpert and Baron Davis as the team's primary ball handlers.
Other top drops of the day: Nikola Pekovic (4,101 drops), Nate Robinson (3,976 drops), New Orleans Hornets PF/C Chris Kaman (3,762 drops)
Sunday, Apr. 1: PG Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks, 18,807 drops
*Drops numbers according to Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball Transaction Trends Research Tool.
Transaction Trends Drops, Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Basketball
Amar'e Stoudemire News & Notes, Yahoo! Sports
Jeremy Lin News & Notes, Yahoo! Sports
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Austin Chang is a lifelong basketball fan, Golden State Warriors supporter, and fantasy basketball player since 2005 who has been a Top 3 finisher in 72% of the leagues he has played in. Follow this contributor on Twitter @_austinchang.
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