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Fantasy Buy/Sell: Week #14

04/04/2013, 4:00pm EDT
By Alexander Hinkley for NLL.com

Colorado's McBride posting big numbers for cost


Colorado Mammoth forward Jordan McBride might be a good buy for Week #14 of the 2013 NLL Fantasy Game. (Photo: Jack Dempsey)

Check out which players might be under/overvalued in the NLL Fantasy Buy/Sell column for Week #14 of the 2013 regular season. Build your roster under the salary cap to compete for weekly prizes and the overall grand prize!

BUY

Callum Crawford (Minnesota/Forward $23) – Crawford was named the NLL Offensive Player of the Week last week and is playing extremely well right now with 86 fantasy points over the course of his last three games. That’s an average of 28.6 fantasy points per game! Get him into your lineup while he is still hot.

Mark Matthews (Edmonton/Forward $19) – Matthews remains a good pickup because of his relatively-reasonable price tag. He's priced at only $19, which is pretty low considering his huge scoring potential. Edmonton is playing the Mammoth this weekend and he had five goals the last time he faced Colorado.

Jordan McBride (Colorado/Forward $16) – After a slow start to the season, McBride has been putting up some huge fantasy numbers over the last four weeks. He has 81 fantasy points in his last four games, an average of 20.25 fantasy points per game during that time. His value has been skyrocketing and should keep going up if he can keep up this pace.

Jay Thorimbert (Buffalo/Transition $15) – Thorimbert has been one of the bright spots on the Buffalo Bandits this season when it comes to fantasy. He has been taking nearly all of the Bandits’ faceoffs so that has translated into a lot of loose balls. Thorimbert has 165 total fantasy points through 13 games and has even out-scored the likes of John Tavares and Mark Steenhuis.

Craig Point (Rochester/Forward $10) – Craig Point’s low price point makes it so he only needs to score a couple of points to cover his cost. This makes him a pretty good bargain forward as long as he is in Rochester’s lineup.

Joel McCready (Rochester/Transition $6) – McCready has been playing more of an offensive role ever since the Knighthawks traded away Casey Powell. He has settled into this enhanced role nicely and has a goal in each of Rochester’s last three games to prove it.

Greg Downing (Minnesota/Defense $5) – Downing is currently averaging 5.0 fantasy points per game this season. That is pretty good production considering it comes out to be a fantasy point per dollar spent.

SELL

Athan Iannucci (Washington/Forward $16) – Nooch has been hot and cold this year and right now he’s riding a cold spell. He is averaging an abysmal 5.3 fantasy points per game over the course of his last three games played. This includes last weekend when he put up just one measly fantasy point from a loose ball. Ouch. Avoid him until he can get back on track.

Luke Wiles (Buffalo/Forward $12) – Wiles was very productive last season but 2013 just hasn’t been his year. Wiles has 20 points (10+10) in 11 games, putting him on pace for career lows in goals, assists, and points. His fantasy numbers haven’t been very good either as he has cracked double digits just twice all season. Many fantasy owners have kept him on their roster with the hope he would snap out of this slump and return to his old self but it’s looking less and less likely that will happen. Sell him.

Cliff Smith (Washington/Forward $9) – After starting the season on fire, Smith has not scored a goal in any of his last four games. His fantasy numbers are way down and even at a cost of less than 10 bucks, there are better options out there to consider. If we ignore the first two games of the season, which are starting to look more and more like flukes, then Smith is averaging just 7.2 fantasy points per game this year.

Stephen Keogh (Rochester/Forward $9) – Despite being one of last season’s best rookies, it seems the sophomore slump has claimed Stephen Keogh as its most recent victim. He had 58 points last season but is currently on pace for only half that this year. That’s assuming Keogh plays in all five of Rochester’s remaining games, which isn’t a guarantee since he was a healthy scratch last weekend. Even when he does play, he hasn’t been worth owning in fantasy since February. Keogh is averaging just 1.7 fantasy points per game in his last three games.

MY TEAM

G – Calgary ($16)

D – Mike Carnegie (Calgary $3)

D – Greg Downing (Minnesota $5)

T – Joel McCready (Rochester $6)

T – Jim Quinlan (Edmonton $4)

F – Colin Doyle (Toronto $22)

F – Kevin Crowley (Philadelphia $21)

F – Mark Matthews (Edmonton $19)

F – Jordan McBride (Colorado $16)

Team Value: $112

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