Shannon Brown will start for Heat (Nov 22 12:00 ET )
Shannon Brown will start next to Mario Chalmers, Luol Deng, Shawne Williams and Chris Bosh against the Magic on Saturday.
The Scoop: The Heat needs to bring Shabazz Napier off the bench and they won't play James Ennis at SG, so Brown is their only choice. If you're looking for a spot start, Napier is the better play. Obviously, Mario Chalmers should be starting everywhere tonight.
Shawne Williams played 25 minutes against the Clippers on Tuesday with seven points, three boards, two assists and one 3-pointer.
The Scoop:He has his fair share of duds and his output figures to have an inverse relationship to Josh McRoberts' minutes. Williams' fantasy owners should expect his fantasy value to have an expiration date in a couple weeks.
The Scoop:Williams is a blistering 26-of-44 over that stretch of games. With Josh McRoberts (toe) again struggling to stay on the floor, Williams has a real opportunity to continue making a difference for fantasy owners in the 3-point category.
Shawne Williams had his first double-double of the season on Sunday, scoring 13 points with three 3-pointers and 11 rebounds vs. the visiting Bucks.
The Scoop:Josh McRoberts (toe blister) is day-to-day and his return will take a hefty chunk out of Williams' playing time, so despite his excellent recent play owners should tread lightly before starting Williams in weekly formats. He added one assist but didn't have any steals or blocks, and his fantasy value is tethered to his scoring and perimeter shooting.
Shawne Williams scored a season-high 21 points against the Hawks on Friday with six rebounds, one assist, one block, one steal and five 3-pointers in 33 minutes.
The Scoop:He capitalized on Josh McRoberts (toe) not playing tonight and also had more shots go his way with Dwyane Wade (hamstring) out. Williams is more of a short-term plug-and-play guy than a reliable asset in standard leagues.
Shawne Williams bounced back from a bad night on Sunday with 15 points and four 3-pointers in 22 minutes on Wednesday.
The Scoop:He hit 5-of-6 shots, but the writing is on the wall. His minutes are declining and Josh McRoberts is slowly getting healthy. Eventually, Williams should return quietly to the bench, and he's not going to shoot it this well on most nights.
Shawne Williams played a season-low 19 minutes on Sunday, finishing a road win vs. the Mavericks with seven points, one 3-pointer and two rebounds.
The Scoop:Until Sunday, Williams had been playing 30 minutes per game despite the return of Josh McRoberts (toe). He hasn't contributed much this season beyond 3-pointers, chipping in a mediocre 10.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 0.8 blocks per game, so any dip in playing time could lead to irrelvance in standard leagues.
The Scoop:Miami is very thin up front right now. Justin Hamilton (groin) is out while Udonis Haslem (quad) and Chris Andersen (ribs) are up in the air. The team is still keeping Josh McRoberts' minutes down, so Williams could be very busy against one of his former teams.
Shawne Williams started at power forward again on Sunday, and scored 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting, while adding five rebounds, one steal, one block, and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes.
The Scoop:He got the nod over Josh McRoberts (toe), who is still easing himself back into action. McRoberts is going to start once he is fully fit, but Williams has proved to be a reliable option for Miami and is a decent play if McRoberts comes off the bench again.
Nov 2 12:00 ET
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