Brant Tedeschi

Creator of FantasySP.com. Longtime sports fan and nerd.

I've been playing fantasy sports for half of my life and originally created FantasySP to help with managing my own teams. Needless to say, I love what I do.

Blake Griffin likely to return this week

Brant Tedeschi Jan 23rd 1:57 PM EST.

Blake Griffin has not played in a game since December 18th, but is expected to play sometime this week. So far, he has been ruled out from Monday's game but has a chance to play on Tuesday against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Griffin has been recovering from arthroscopic surgery to his right knee on December 20th and inside the window of his expected recovery time-frame of 4-6 weeks.

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DeMar DeRozan out until Friday Jan 27th

Brant Tedeschi Jan 23rd 1:48 PM EST.

DeMar DeRozan will miss the next two games versus the Spurs and Grizzlies due to his right ankle injury he suffered on Sunday.

The Toronto Raptors have back-to-back games this week on Tuesday and Wednesday and think he needs more rest before re-evaluating his ankle before Friday's game. Consider him questionable for Friday.

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Jacoby Brissett could be #2 quarterback in 2017/18

Brant Tedeschi Jan 22nd 1:35 PM EST.

News is circulating today that the New England Patriots are open to trading away current #2 quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo according to Ian Rapoport.

Garoppolo showcased solid play for the Patriots when filling in for Brissett and Brady. In terms of value, this is the highest his value has been and it makes sense that the Patriots want to see what they can get for him in the open market.

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Marreese Speights worth a waiver pickup?

Brant Tedeschi Jan 22nd 1:22 PM EST.

Marreese Speights got the start against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday and had a productive game. He ended the night with 18 points, 2 assists, 1 steal, 3 rebounds in 28 minutes.

Surprisingly, Raymond Felton came off the bench while the Clippers went with a bigger lineup. Though this changed in the second half when Felton came out starting and ended the game with 14 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds in 30 minutes.

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Joel Embiid will play Tuesday

Brant Tedeschi Jan 21st 1:49 PM EST.

Joel Embiid suffered an injury to his left knee after dunking and landing awkwardly. He returned to the game in the fourth but left soon after to avoid any further injury to his knee.

Embiid will not travel with the team today, but he expects to be available for Tuesday’s home match-up against the Clippers.

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Kawhi Leonard is on fire

Brant Tedeschi Jan 21st 1:39 PM EST.

Kawhi Leonard has been putting together a truly stellar season, with averages way above last year but the real magic has happened over his past 4 games.

In Leonard past four games he has averaged 34 points, 3.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals while shooting 64% from the field and 90% at the free throw line.

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David Lee fills in for Pau Gasol

Brant Tedeschi Jan 20th 2:15 PM EST.

David Lee showed that he's still got what it takes and posted a solid stat-line in an emergency start for Pau Gasol after he broke his ring ringer.

"We're going to look at it tomorrow, "San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said, "but he's going to be out for a while."

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Garrett Temple in-line for bigger role

Brant Tedeschi Jan 20th 1:41 PM EST.

Garrett Temple is yet another Sacramento King that could see significant increases in his minutes per day with Rudy Gay out.

His season averages are nothing special with 7.6 points, 2 assists, 2.8 rebounds while playing 25.7 minutes per game. However a bump in minutes will provide better numbers and an insertion into the starting lineup could prove to be a game changer for him.

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Matt Barnes value increases after Rudy Gay injury

Brant Tedeschi Jan 19th 2:14 PM EST.

The news of Rudy Gay's torn Achilles tendon means that another Sacramento King needs to step up and fill the void.

Gay was second on the team in minutes played at 34.2, so he is offering up a lot of minutes that need to be filled. One of those player's to help fill those minutes should be Matt Barnes and Anthony Tolliver.

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Is Tim Hardaway Jr. worthy of a waiver claim?

Brant Tedeschi Jan 19th 1:57 PM EST.

Tim Hardaway Jr. has been a rising star on the waiver wire for the month of January, going from 12% ownership to 62% as of today.

In the past 7 games, Hardaway has put up great numbers averaging 14.9 points, 2 assists, 1 steal while shooting 48.8% from the field. In terms of minutes leaders, he ranks 4th on the team with 26.6 per game.

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