Fantasy Steals – Pick-Up Musts

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As the season winds down with just a handful of games to go, a lot of teams who have already clinched or soon will clinch a playoff berth are beginning to rest their Stars. With this rest opens opportunity for other players to step up.

Injuries are also a hot topic in the NBA these days as teams aren’t risking further injury to their players in order to preserve them for the playoffs and even ensure they don’t risk further injury heading into next season.

Players who have already stepped up and who have been given the opportunity and should be given a hard look at include:

Jordan Crawford – Wizards – 22, 16, 12, 27, 25, 21. That’s his points per game that Crawford has put up since receiving starters minutes. As the Wizards deal with what seems like an entire teams worth of injuries, Crawford has an amazing upside.

C.J. Miles – Jazz – After scoring 40 points the other night, C.J. Miles has overtaken Raja Bell in the Starting Lineup in Utah. Miles is a 3 point gunner who can score in bunches. He has scored in double digit points in 10 straight games and will help put up points for the offensively weak Jazz.

Tiago Splitter – Sours – With Tim Duncan being shut down for at least a couple of weeks with an ankle injury, Splitter showed up with his first career double-double. Look for Splitter’s minutes to increase along with the potential for bigger numbers down the stretch.

Glen Davis – Celtics – As the Celtics look like a serious infirmary these days down low, Big Baby has come up big lately putting up some big numbers. The trade that sent out Kendrick Perkins has opened the door for additional minutes and opportunity for Davis.

Nicolas Batum – Blazers – Nicolas has put up 3 straight solid games and has been starting in the place of Wesley Matthews. It looks like Batum will get a shot to continue to start as along as he keeps popping 3’s and scoring in bunches.

Jordan Farmar – Nets – With Deron Williams on the injured list with a continuing wrist injury, Farmar has the chance to make a real impact. In his first game as a starter, Farmar put up 17 assists and looks to continue to stuff the stat sheet so long as Williams is on the shelf.

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