EuroLeague Fantasy: Questionable Calathes and other options

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Giannis Askounis

16/Dec/19 14:09

Nick Calathes picked up an injury in recent Panathinaikos OPAP action.

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Despite his early exit from Panathinaikos OPAP’s road match versus Peristeri winmasters, Nick Calathes is expected to play in the EuroLeague double-game week coming our way from Tuesday to Friday. Waiting for an official update on his status. However might be rested ahead of the tough road challenge opposite to Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv even if he indeed makes it to the court against Fenerbahce Beko.

It’s certainly a gamble to rely on a player coming off an injury, even minor. For a week or less, you can remove him from your squad and take on another player. Among available options we suggest Scottie Wilbekin. Coming off a showing of 33 fantasy points upon our prediction for a positive showing. He even costs slightly less at 2.44 compared to Calathes’ 2.60.

Moerman and Singleton

Chris Singleton is on a roll lately cutting into Alec Peters’ minutes in the crowded power forward position of Anadolu Efes. The Turkish club is waiting on Adrien Moerman who is expected to return for the road contest against Zalgiris Kaunas. The former Barcelona player’s value was boosted to 1.70, while the French player is set at 1.52. Moerman’s impressive 2018-19 showing brings some promise to his 2019-20 campaign, but we will opt for patience in his case.

Keep in mind that Bryant Dunston is out, so there might be additional scoring space for the above three players alongside direct replacements Tibor Pleiss and Sertac Sanli.

The Eurohoops team

Greg Monroe slid away from top form in recent EuroLeague action. Nobody can be sure if he will get back on track this week, but we decided to leave him out.

Tonye Jekiri is great this year and part of our newest picks. We hope he gathers points like Monroe did for most of the season and the LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne player himself.

We also took on Tim Abromaitis. Went strong recently in Mateusz Ponitka’s absence and is a solid option for Zenit Saint-Petersburg. He only costs 1.20.

Our third change is Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv’s Elijah Bryant. Injury woes made extra playing time available for the American guard. He averaged 30 minutes in the last couple of games and made our cut at 0.79. Tyler Dorsey at 0.86 can be an option as well, but did not fit in our budget.