Each Sunday, the Dashboard centralizes all the crucial information fantasy managers need to dominate their weekly head-to-head matchups or climb the standings in their rotisserie leagues. The Dashboard covers schedule analysis, status updates, adds, drops, watch list candidates, and deep league targets for managers of all skill levels. Quite simply, it is a comprehensive weekly cheat sheet that is packed with so much information that we’ve devoted two writers to producing it.
Schedule Breakdown – essential schedule information for the upcoming week and beyond
Week eleven, total games.
4 games: BOS, CHI, DEN, GSW, HOU, LAL, MIA, MIL, MIN, NOH, ORL, PHI, POR, SAS, TOR, UTH
3 games: ATL, CHA, CLE, DAL, DET, MEM, NJN, NYK, OKL, PHO, SAC, WAS
2 games: IND, LAC
Week eleven, quality games.
1 game: DAL, DEN, OKL, SAC
Week eleven, ease rankings
LAC: (0.77) DEN, GSW
CLE: (0.75) TOR, @GSW, @PHO
PHO: (0.46) LAL, NYK, CLE
NOR: (0.35) PHI, GSW, @LAL, @DEN
BOS: (0.24) MIN, SAS, TOR, @CHI
LAL: (0.23) DET, @PHO, NOH, NYK
SAC: (0.21) ATL, DEN, @TOR
CHA: (0.20) MIA, @MIN, WAS
NYK: (0.18) SAS, @PHO, @LAL
SAS: (0.09) @NYK, @BOS, @IND, MIN
GSW: (0.08) @ORL, @NOH, CLE, @LAC
UTH: (0.08) DET, ATL, @MEM, @HOU
WAS: (0.07) @PHI, NJN, @CHA
DEN: (0.07) HOU, @LAC, @SAC, NOH
POR: (0.04) @DAL, @HOU, @MIN, MIA
OKL: (0.03) @MEM, @DAL, MEM
ORL: (0.02) GSW, MIL, HOU, @DAL
PHI: (-0.14) @NOH, WAS, CHI, @DET
ATL: (-0.16) @SAC, @UTH, IND
DET: (-0.21) @UTH, @LAL, PHI
TOR: (-0.21) @CHI, @CLE, @BOS
CHI: (-0.23) TOR, @NJN, @PHI, @BOS
MEM: (-0.28) OKL, UTH, @OKL
HOU: (-0.29) @DEN, POR, @ORL, UTH
NJN: (-0.31) CHI, @WAS, MIL
MIA: (-0.42) @CHA, MIL, @MIL, @POR
IND: (-0.46) SAS, @ATL
DAL: (-0.51) POR, OKL, ORL
MIN: (-0.52) @BOS, CHA, POR, @SAS
MIL: (-0.66) @MIA, @ORL, MIA, @NJN
Next month, total games.
16 games: HOU
15 games: BOS, CHA, CHI, DEN, DET, MIL, NOH, ORL, TOR
14 games: GSW, LAL, MEM, NJN, NYK, PHI, PHO, SAC, SAS, UTH, WAS
13 games: ATL, CLE, DAL, MIN, POR
12 games: IND, LAC, MIA, OKL
Next month, quality games.
5 games: DEN
4 games: CHA, DAL
3 games: BOS, CHI, LAC, MIA
2 games: HOU, LAL, OKL, POR, SAC, WAS
1 game: ATL, CLE, DET, IND, MEM, MIN, NYK, ORL, PHI, SAS, UTH
0 games: GSW, MIL, NJN, NOH, PHO, TOR
Remaining season, quality games.
13 games: CHI
12 games: <none>
11 games: BOS, DAL, DEN
10 games: <none>
9 games: LAL, MIA, POR
8 games: SAS, WAS
7 games: LAC, UTH
6 games: NYK, PHO
5 games: CHA, HOU, SAC
4 games: ATL, CLE, GSW, IND, MEM, MIL, MIN, NJN, OKL, ORL, PHI
3 games: <none>
2 games: NOH
1 game: DET, TOR
Also see: Basketball Monster’s Schedule Grid.
Status Updates - quick hitters from around the league
• Kelenna Azubuike(notes) is participating in full-court practices with the Knicks but still lacks the quickness and lift necessary to compete at the professional level. It sounds like Azubuike is still a ways away from returning to action.
• Unfortunately for the Mavericks, Rodrigue Beaubois’(notes) return from his foot injury is not imminent but he has continued to step up his physical activities without experiencing any negative setbacks. There is no timetable for Beaubois’ return to action.
• Andris Biedrins(notes) has missed the Warriors’ past eight games with a sprained ankle but is traveling with the team on its current five-game road trip and could return at some point during the road trip.
• The Dallas Mavericks fear that Caron Butler’s(notes) recent knee injury is serious, and likely is a torn patella tendon. A full tear would end his season, while a partial tear could mean two months out of action. Keep an eye out for a definitive update soon but expect to be without Butler for an extended period of time.
• Kevin Garnett(notes) suffered a calf injury that appeared to be eerily similar to a serious knee injury he suffered in the past. However, the MRI came back negative and the calf injury is only expected to keep KG sidelined for a couple of weeks.
• Josh Howard(notes) missed his first game with knee soreness since making his season debut after sitting out the beginning of the season with a knee injury. The Wizards held Howard out of the game for precautionary reasons.
• Brandon Jennings(notes) appears to be progressing nicely in his rehab after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured metatarsal in left foot. Jennings is expected to return in late January barring any setbacks.
• Jonas Jerebko(notes) recently shed his walking boot and appears to be ahead of the timeline for returning from his partially torn Achilles tendon. Current speculation has Jerebko back on the court around the All-Star break.
• Shawn Marion(notes) missed Dallas’ game on Saturday with a bruised right thigh. Marion is day-to-day but will likely suit up due to the number of injuries the Mavericks have dealt with recently. Marion could be heading to the starting lineup, as well, now that Caron Butler has been sidelined by a knee injury.
• Dirk Nowitzki(notes) sounds doubtful for the upcoming week with a sprained right knee. The Mavericks are dealing with a host of injuries right now but will treat their franchise player with extreme caution.
• Joel Przybilla(notes) has missed Portland’s last six games with a sprained ankle and has been ruled out of Sunday’s contest against the Rockets. Przybilla is hoping to return during Portland’s upcoming three game road trip and will travel with the team.
• Michael Redd(notes) is out indefinitely as he rehabs from his second devastating knee injury in as many years. Redd is still months away from returning to action and may never be able to play basketball at a high level again.
• Brandon Roy(notes) is out indefinitely with his continuing knee problems. The remainder of Roy’s season, and possibly career, is in serious jeopardy at this point.
• Anderson Varejao(notes) will miss Sunday’s game against the Mavericks with a broken cheekbone. Varejao is hoping to return on Wednesday with a protective mask but first needs the swelling in his face to abate.
• The news surrounding Gerald Wallace(notes) went from bad to worse on Sunday when Wallace went down with what is being described as a serious knee or leg injury. Wallace hit the deck while driving to the basket and appeared to be in serious pain and could not put any weight on his left leg.
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