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Suns G Eric Bledsoe is out indefinitely after team determined that he needs right knee surgery.
Bledsoe was having a career year in his first opportunity to start full-time with a team, but unfortunately Fantasy owners will now have to turn towards the wavier wire to replace the 24-year old shooting guard. One option could be his teammate Gerald Green who moved into the starting lineup when Bledsoe originally went down with his knee injury. In 16 games as a starter this season Gerald Green is averaging 15.7 pts, 2.9 3pts made, 2.8 rebs, 1.6 ast, and one-plus steals. If Green is unavailable we have some other possible replacements in this week's Waiver Wire article under the NBA Articles tab on our homepage.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Nolan Arenado was 3-for-4 scoring a run, hit a home run with three RBI on Monday in Cincinnati.
For the impatient Nolan Arenado owners, his last two days have to show why he was a target in fantasy. Arenado had three more hits on Monday including his ninth home run and drove in the winning run in Cincinnati with a sacrifice fly off of Aroldis Chapman. In his last two games, Arenado is 7-for-9, scored four runs, hit two home runs, a double, a triple with seven RBI. Better than that, his average this year is .287 but his BABIP is .279 which means his average should improve. Patience pays in fantasy and Arenado owners should reap the rewards as long as he stays healthy. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Marlon Byrd was 2-for-4 with a double, home run and RBI on Monday.
Veteran Marlon Byrd continues to defy father time slugging his tenth home run of 2015 against Colorado on Monday. His average is still sitting in the low two hundreds (.211) for the year but he has driven in 25 home runs in 41 games with Cincinnati. If Marlon Byrd can recover his batting average since his present BABIP is only .219 and his career mark is .324 then he will have more value as the season progresses, if not then he is a power source that can drain a fantasy teams batting average. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Slade Heathcott was 2-for-5 with two runs scored, home run and two RBI on Monday.
As if being promoted to the Yankees was not enough, Slade Heathcott had two hits on Monday including his first home run off of closer Greg Holland to drive in two runs in the seventh inning. Heathcott is an injury prone prospect but in his career in the minors has hit .275/.353/.409 in 364 games. His speed and defense can keep him in the lineup moving forward. Deep league owners only should speculate though. Analysis: Greg Jewett