Court Report: Week 11 Dashboard, Part I

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 Breakdownessential schedule information for the upcoming week and beyond

Week eleven, total games.
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
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
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
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.

Brandon Bass(notes) injured his knee on Thursday and may need arthroscopic surgery depending upon the results of the MRI he underwent recently.

Jerryd Bayless(notes) aggravated an ankle injury on Friday night against the Houston Rockets and is day-to-day with the injury.

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.

Carlos Delfino(notes) has graduated to using the stationary bike but is still not close to returning to action. Delfino will wear a protective helmet when he does return.

Toney Douglas(notes) played in Sunday’s game against the Pacers despite a sore ankle.

Reggie Evans(notes) is expected to be out until at least February 1st after undergoing surgery on his fractured foot.

The results on Jordan Farmar’s(notes) knee injury revealed a bone bruise and slight meniscus tear. Farmar is hoping to be active for Wednesday’s matchup with the Chicago Bulls.

Jonny Flynn(notes) is dealing with a sprained ankle but is targeting Monday’s game against the Boston Celtics to make his return.

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.

Daniel Gibson(notes) is a game-time decision for Sunday’s contest against the Dallas Mavericks with a thigh contusion.

Drew Gooden(notes) continues to be hobbled by plantar fasciitis and is doubtful for Monday’s meeting with the Hawks after being sent back to Milwaukee for treatment.

Al Harrington(notes) has missed Denver’s past three games with a dislocated right thumb and is day-to-day.

Miami’s locker room leader, Udonis Haslem(notes), is possibly out for the season with a torn ligament in his left foot. At a minimum, Haslem will miss a couple of months of action.

Kirk Hinrich(notes) is currently day-to-day with a bruised thigh that has kept him out of Washington’s past two games.

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.

Andre Iguodala(notes) is expected to be out until January 10th as he attempts to finally get over his nagging case of Achilles tendinitis.

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.

Chris Kaman(notes) is out of the walking boot and remains a couple of weeks away from returning to action as he recovers from a bone bruise and a strained ligament in his left foot.

David Lee(notes) is day-to-day with a bruised tailbone after taking a hard fall in Saturday’s game against the Heat.

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.

C.J. Miles(notes) is sidelined with the flu and is doubtful for Monday’s game against the Pistons.

Yao Ming’s(notes) season, and possibly career, is over with his latest devastating foot injury.

Anthony Morrow(notes) is expected to be sidelined for another couple of weeks with a strained right hamstring.

Troy Murphy(notes) missed the Nets’ past two games with a viral infection and should be considered day-to-day going forward.

Joakim Noah(notes) underwent successful surgery on his right thumb is expected to be out until at least the All-Star break.

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.

Blazers center Greg Oden(notes) is out for the season after suffering another devastating knee injury that will require microfracture surgery.

MRI results on Mehmet Okur’s(notes) strained lower back are not expected until Monday, making Okur doubtful for Monday’s matchup with the Pistons.

Kendrick Perkins(notes) is progressing in his rehab from a torn ligament in his knee and is potentially targeting late January or early February to return.

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.

Rajon Rondo(notes) is day-to-day with a sprained ankle, but could miss up to another week with the lingering injury.

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.

Peja Stojakovic(notes) is day-to-day with knee soreness that has kept him out of Toronto’s past 16 games. Stojakovic is expected to return to practice sometime this week.

Tyrus Thomas(notes) is expected to play Monday against the Miami Heat after missing Charlotte’s past two games with a sprained right wrist.

Anthony Tolliver(notes) is nearing a return to action after missing time with a sprained MCL that occurred in early December and could return as early as this week.

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.

Sonny Weems(notes) is day-to-day with back spasms that have kept him out of Toronto’s past six games.

Unfortunately for the Celtics, Delonte West’s(notes) broken wrist is expected to keep him off the floor for months, if not the balance of the season.

Marvin Williams(notes) is expected to miss Atlanta’s upcoming four-game road trip with a lower back injury.

Mo Williams(notes) is a game-time decision for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks with a strained left hip flexor.

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