No, this is not a column about the people who decide they can become famous by running, sans clothes, onto the field of play of professional sporting event – and somehow seem to personally insult the announcers. The streakers I am talking about are streaking fantasy players. This not going to be your typical free agents find column. I am not going to suggest you add or drop anyone. The purpose of this column is to point out players who are on hot streaks. I will leave it up to you to decide if you want to trust the player to continue his hot streak. I will tell you what the player has been doing, why it might continue and why it might not. That said, if you can catch a hot player at the right time, he can win you a league – or two.
Jordan Farmar, G, LAL . Over his last 5 games, Farmar is averaging 17.4 points, 5.6 assists, and 3.2 three-pointers while shooting 53.7% from the floor. The Lakers run a fantasy friendly offense so the scoring opportunities will remain for Farmar. What argues against the streak continuing are the 23.8 minutes a game during that streak and the unsustainable 61.5% three-point percentage over the last five games.
Going into the first weekend of conference tournaments, we are going to highlight five mid-major conference tournaments to keep an eye on.
I could sit here and give love and adoration to the Mike Trout’s and Clayton Kershaw’s of the world, but there’s been too much of that going on already. We all know the “great ones” will usually continue to be the “great ones”, but what about players that we expected great things from last season only to disappoint?
It would be pretty easy of me to point out the Dan Uggla-types, but I won’t do that. Okay, well, maybe just a little, only because Uggla jammed me up pretty good last season with his subprime .179 batting average. There must be improvement with Uggla, right? I know you’re thinking restoration eye surgery must be the answer (ahem) for the Atlanta Braves second baseman.
With the NBA on All-Star break, the focus of basketball fans will move towards the college game where several key games are taking place this weekend.