2017 Fantasy Basketball Weekly Planner: Week 1 Cover Image
2017 Fantasy Basketball Weekly Planner: Week 1
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Eli Manning Headshot

Manning completed 19 of 39 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to Seattle.

Facing an elite defense with his three primary pass-catching weapons out, Manning did about as well as could be expected. He was only sacked once and wasn't intercepted, but the 36-year-old did lose a key fumble in the fourth quarter that led to a Seattle touchdown. Hopefully a Week 8 bye and the return of Sterling Shephard from an ankle injury in Week 9 will help ease Manning's woes, but fantasy owners should not be looking for much production here.
1:47 am (EST)
Steven Adams Headshot

Adams posted 17 points (8-12 FG, 1-1 FT), 13 rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocked shots across 34 minutes in Sunday's 115-113 loss to the Timberwolves.

Over the past three games, Adams has quietly placed himself fifth in the league in field goal percentage and ninth in the league in total blocked shots. His huge stat lines are quite remarkable when you consider the influx of talent surrounding him, but Adams could very well emerge as one of the league's best fantasy values at center. If you're looking for depth, Adams may still be around in shallower leagues and should be a bargain in DFS moving forward.
1:43 am (EST)
Russell Westbrook Headshot

Westbrook registered 31 points (12-24 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 2-4 FT), 10 assists, five rebounds and one blocked shot across 36 minutes in Sunday's 115-113 loss to the Timberwolves

After Westbrook's 2016-17 campaign, anything short of a triple-double might be viewed as a down night by last year's NBA MVP. When you consider the upgrade in personnel alongside him in the form of Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, a slight downtick in production might make a little more sense, but not enough to make the All-Star shed the moniker of NBA Fantasy's best asset. On a light rebounding night, Westbrook looked sharp from long range, drilling 62 percent of his three-point attempts and sported an overall 50.percent from the floor. The Thunder will get two full days of rest before meeting the Pacers on Wednesday, so expect Westbrook to have his full complement of minutes as usual.
1:31 am (EST)
Derek Dorsett Headshot

Dorsett scored his team-leading fifth goal of the season in Sunday's win over Detroit.

We keep telling you his goal-scoring will slow down and he keeps proving us wrong, so maybe it's time to get on board with the Dorsett hype. There's no denying what he's doing is impressive, but realistically there's no way he keeps it going. The fourth-liner is usually known for his PIM contributions and his previous career-high in goals is 12. The fact he's outscoring Connor McDavid this season is just absurd, but be smart about it and know this won't last. He can be be of value in deeper formats, but take advantage and sell high if there's someone looking to acquire him for a slumping top-six forward.
1:26 am (EST)
Jake Virtanen Headshot

Virtanen scored his first goal of the season and fired eight shots on goal in Sunday's win over the Red Wings.

Virtanen has points in back-to-back games after being held off the scoresheet in his first six contests. He hasn't been seeing very many minutes, but Virtanen did skate on the top line with the Sedin twins Sunday and looked dominant. He doesn't offer much fantasy-wise right now, but a potential lethal combination of goal-scoring and strong hits totals makes him worth keeping an eye on in deeper fantasy leagues.
1:19 am (EST)
Jimmy Graham Headshot

Graham hauled in three of six targets for 51 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's defeat of the Giants.

It could have been an even bigger day for the athletic tight end as Graham dropped a fourth-and-goal pass that hit him right in the hands as the second quarter began. He dropped another ball in space later on, too. Nevertheless, the 30-year-old has seen at least six targets (including at least one look in the red zone) in every game this season outside of Week 2 and continues to be in the top tier at his position. Seattle takes on Houston at home in Week 8.
1:15 am (EST)
Bo Horvat Headshot

Horvat assisted on both of Sven Baertschi's first two goals of the season Sunday against Detroit.

It certainly a good sign for Horvat fantasy owners that his linemate Baertchi is off the schneid. Horvat has been solid this season, managing three goals and five points through eight games, so look for his production to increase now that Baertschi is scoring again. The 22-year-old isn't on the power play right now, but that trend shouldn't continue much longer, as he's tallied seven power-play markers over the last two seasons and is one of Vancouver's best offensive players.
12:58 am (EST)
Doug Baldwin Headshot

Baldwin caught nine passes on twelve targets for 92 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Baldwin had his biggest game since injuring his groin in Week 3 against the Titans. Finally healthy coming off of a bye, the Stanford product hauled in a 32-yard pass in the first quarter, and his 22-yard TD in the third put the Seahawks ahead for good. Now that he seems to be back to his old tricks, he should continue to put up low-end WR1 numbers going forward. The seventh-year pro will try to keep the momentum going at home in Week 8 versus Houston.
12:57 am (EST)
Rafael Cabrera-Bello Headshot

Cabrera-Bello recorded a one-under 71 for his final round Sunday, allowing him to finish T11 at the CJ Cup.

Cabrera-Bello is now off to an excellent start to the 2017-18 PGA Tour season, and successfully carried over his momentum from last week's T10 finish at the CIMB Classic. The Spaniard was incredibly accurate all tournament and had the least amount of bogeys in the entire field, as he hit the most greens in regulation and ranked T10 in driving accuracy. Unfortunately, his putter was unable to put him in contention, as his 1.9 putts per green in regulation was 54th in the field. Cabrera-Bello will take this week off, and not participate in the Sanderson Farms Championship.
12:55 am (EST)
Sven Baertschi Headshot

Baertschi potted his first two goals of the season in Sunday's win over Detroit.

Baertschi finally got on the board in the eighth game of the season after failing to cash in on some prime opportunities in his previous outings. The second-line winger has had a mediocre start to the year, posting five points and a plus-4 rating. Having Bo Horvat has a linemate is a great perk, so look for Baertschi to turn it up a notch. The 25-year-old is known for being streaky, but he put up a career-high 18 goals last season and when he gets going, he can be a lethal fantasy threat.
12:49 am (EST)
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