Brandon Roy Could Shut It Down for the Rest of the Season: Fantasy Impact

December 30th, 2010 by Justin Hasan Leave a reply »
Talks of shutting Brandon Roy down for the remainder of the season are surfacing. The mere possibility of the Blazers losing their leader and second-leading scorer boosts the fantasy value of Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum and Rudy Fernandez.

Earlier this season, Roy revealed that there was no meniscus remaining in either knee, meaning that he would have to deal with bone-on-bone contact for the rest of his career. In an effort to keep his 2010-11 season alive, the Blazers tried playing Roy on a minute-cap each game. Unfortunately, this did not work and Roy has been on the sidelines since Dec. 17.  If Roy is not shut down, he will likely be a game-time decision on a nightly basis and will miss chunks of games for the rest of the year.

Fantasy Implications:

Since being inserted into the starting lineup, Wesley Matthews has been scoring at will, averaging 18.3 points per game along with 3.6 rebounds, 2 three-pointers and 1.6 steals over December. Matthews is owned in close to 80 percent of Yahoo leagues and therefore unlikely to be on the waiver wire in your league.

Nicolas Batum is owned in just 62 percent of Yahoo leagues. He wil ...

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