News: Despite seeing a slight dip in his 3-point shooting percentage this season, Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson remained a viable source for treys. Anderson finished second in the NBA with 557 3-pointers attempted and his 213 makes from behind the arc also ranked second behind Stephen Curry. "In a lot of games, it was kind of that feel where I catch the ball; its just not one guy on me but I had another guy right next to me, Anderson said. "When I screen on pick and rolls, they weren't leaving me.
Analysis: After turning in a breakout season with the Magic two years ago, some felt Anderson would be unable to sustain his recent success when he signed with New Orleans. However, the 24-year-old proved his doubters wrong. Anderson's numbers were almost identical to the ones he posted during his last year in Orlando as he once again averaged 16 points per game on 42 percent shooting from the field. He also gave owners 2.7 made treys per contest, and finished as the 29th highest scoring forward, in terms of Fantasy points, in all standard formats. He was also the 27th highest scoring option in all Rotisserie leagues, so owners should plan on scooping him up somewhere in the middle rounds on Draft Day next fall.
News: Hornets forward Ryan Anderson was finally able to knock down some shots during Sunday's win over the Suns. Anderson, who was a combined 1 for 18 over his last two games, went 6 of 16 from the field, including going 2 of 8 from downtown, in the 95-92 victory. He finished with 17 points and also added 10 rebounds to his stat line, while logging 35 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Anderson didn't exactly light it up Sunday night, but at least he finally was able to knock down some shots. Despite his recent shooting slump, Anderson has enjoyed another productive campaign with the Hornets. His numbers are almost identical to last seasons as he is once again putting up 16 points per game on around 43 percent shooting from the field to go along with 2.7 made treys per game. Consider Anderson a viable start in all formats moving forward.
News: Hornets forward Ryan Anderson turned in another productive stat line during Monday's contest against the Nuggets. Anderson finished with 23 points in the 110-86 win on 9 of 22 shooting from the field. He went 5 of 11 from downtown and also added nine rebounds, one assist and one steal to his stat line, while logging 36 minutes of game action.
Analysis: After being a bit off the mark during his first two games back in the lineup after missing some time with an illness, Anderson has been able to get back track of late. He has now scored 20-plus points in three of his last four games and is averaging 18.3 points and 7.3 rebounds over that span. He is also knocked down 10 treys during his recent run and looks poised to put together a strong finish to the season. Fantasy owners should continue to roll with Anderson as a viable option in the majority of formats moving forward.
News: Hornets forward Ryan Anderson was able to get back on the court for Friday's contest against the Wizards. Anderson, who was forced to sit out of New Orleans' loss to the Nets on Tuesday night due to an illness, finished with 13 points and five rebounds in the 96-87 defeat. He went 6 of 88 from the field, including 1 of 10 from downtown and also added one steal and one assist to his stat line.
Analysis: After going through a bit of a lull, Anderson has started to heat back over his last few contests. He has drained two or more 3-pointers in five of the last six games entering Friday's tilt and is averaging 16.2 points and 6.8 rebounds over that span. Despite his off night against the Wizards, Fantasy owners should continue to roll with the 24-year-old in all formats now that he is healthy again.
News: Hornets forward Ryan Anderson was ruled out for Tuesday's contest at Brooklyn after missing the team's morning shootaround session due to an illness, according to the team's official website. Anderson, who is averaging 16.6 points and 8.2 rebounds over his last five contests, is being considered day to day at this point.
Analysis: Anderson has started to heat back up for the Hornets of late as he has drained two or more 3-pointers in five of the last six games. However, now he is dealing with the old flu-like symptoms, which could cost him at least one of New Orleans' three scheduled games this week. Owners in daily formats should keep an eye on his status moving forward. Anderson's ability to score, rebound and knock down 3s makes him a high-end option in the majority of formats when healthy.
News: Hornets forward Ryan Anderson came up big for his team late in Sunday's contest against the Trail Blazers. Anderson, who came off the bench, knocked down a 3-pointer with 15.6 seconds left, then a layup as he was fouled with 1.8 seconds to go to seal the win. He went 7 of 15 shooting from the field, including 4 of 9 from downtown, and 2 of 3 from the free throw line. He finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds in a 98-96 victory. He also chipped in with three assists, two steals and a blocked shot while logging 34 minutes of game action. "We're learning and this was a big step for us," Anderson said. "We could have lost this game, too, in a similar way in the fourth quarter. We proved tonight that we can kind of be resilient and hold on."
Analysis: Anderson has drained two or more 3-pointers in five of the last six games, which explains why the Hornets went to him late in the game. He is averaging 16.6 points and 8.2 rebounds on 42.6 percent shooting from the field over the last five games. The 24-year-old has been playing very for the Hornets this season as his ability to score, rebound and knock down 3s gives him value in most formats. Fantasy owners should continue to keep him active in all formats heading into Week 20 (March 11-17).
News: Hornets forward Ryan Anderson earned his 18th start of the year during Wednesday's contest Thunder. Anderson, who started in place of the injured Anthony Davis, finished with 14 points in the 119-74 defeat. He was able to knock down five of his 11 field-goal attempts, including going 3 for 6 from downtown, but added just one steal and one assist to his stat line, while logging 24 minutes of game action.
Analysis: With Davis as well as Eric Gordon ruled out with injuries, Anderson was thrust into the starting lineup Wednesday night. However, the Thunder constantly sent two defenders in his direction as he was the only legitimate scoring option on the floor for New Orleans most of the time. Still, the 24-year-old has been playing very for the Hornets this season as his ability to score, rebound and knock down 3s gives him value in most formats. Leave him active in the majority of formats moving forward.
News: New Orleans power forward Ryan Anderson opened the second half of the season Tuesday against the Bulls in poor fashion. Anderson came off the bench for 28 minutes but struggled shooting the ball as he went just 2 of 11 from the field and 0 for 4 from long range. Anderson scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds in the game. He added a block.
Analysis: Anderson had hit at least one 3-pointer in his previous 10 games as that streak came to an end Tuesday. No matter, he should get back to shooting the lights out soon enough. Averaging over 17 points per game this season, Anderson continues to be one of the NBA's best 3-point shooters. He should be active in the majority of Fantasy leagues.
News: Hornets power forward Ryan Anderson had a big performance on Monday during a blowout win at Detroit. Anderson hit five 3-pointers in nine attempts and shot 13 of 21 from the field overall to lead all scorers with 31 points. He grabbed four rebounds and added two blocks and an assist to complete his stat line.
Analysis: Anderson comes off the bench for the Hornets but remains one of the team's most consistent scorers with almost 17 points per game. He's hitting over three 3-pointers per game and is one of the NBA's best in that category. A solid rebounder as well, Anderson should remain active in all Fantasy leagues.
News: Hornets forward Ryan Anderson had a productive performance off the bench Sunday night against the Raptors. He scored 15 points and hauled in six rebounds in the 102-89 loss. He went 5 for 11 from the floor, including 1 for 5 from downtown, and converted all four of his free throws. Anderson also posted an assist and a block while playing 33 minutes in the defeat.
Analysis: Anderson has been a consistent scorer for the Hornets this season and has begun to pick up his rebounding again. He is averaging 15.4 points with 4.4 rebounds in the last five games. Anderson is also shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 45 percent overall during that stretch. The 24-year-old has become a reliable option in Fantasy over the last two seasons so keep him active in the majority of formats heading into Week 16 (Feb. 11-17).
News: Hornets forward Ryan Anderson scored only eight points -- his first outing with single-digits since Jan. 13 -- during New Orleans' 115-86 loss at Minnesota on Saturday night. Anderson experienced a poor shooting performance and connected on only 25 percent of his attempts from the field (2 of 8). He also made just one of his five shots from downtown for his first outing without multiple treys over the past five games.
Analysis: Anderson's showing against the Timberwolves was uncharacteristic for the sharp-shooter as he carried a 43.6 field-goal percentage into Saturday's game. He normally attempts more than 12 shots per game, but with the Hornets getting blown out, coach Monty Williams played more of his reserves. Anderson is still a solid source for 3-pointers to fuel his season average of 17.1 points per game, which represents a career high. Fantasy owners should dismiss his outing as an off-night and keep him locked in all formats moving forward.
News: Hornets forward Ryan Anderson turned in a quality shooting performance as he was feeling it from beyond the arc during Sunday's contest against the Grizzlies. Anderson went 7 of 13 shooting from the field -- all from downtown -- as he finished with 22 points and five rebounds while logging 28 minutes of game action in a 91-83 victory.
Analysis: Anderson has connected seven times from downtown for the second time in his last four games as he continues to find his 3-point stroke. He averaging 20.6 points and 5.2 rebounds while shooting 41.9 percent from the perimeter over his last five games. He is also averaging 3.6 3-pointers per game over that stretch. Anderson is starting to find his shot from downtown and should be considered as a solid option in most Fantasy formats heading into Week 14 (Jan. 28-Feb. 3).
News: Hornets forward Ryan Anderson netted a team-high 27 points and grabbed six rebounds during New Orleans' 114-105 victory over Sacramento on Monday. Anderson poured in seven treys, including five in the first half, and finished 10 for 22 overall from the field. He scored 17 points in the second quarter alone en route to his highest point total this month. "I shot some tonight that were a little difficult," said Anderson, who added the Kings' defense allowed the Hornets to spread the floor. "I got open looks and the guys were looking for me."
Analysis: Anderson posted 34 minutes off the bench -- his most playing time over the past eight games -- as he drilled double-digits in field goals for the first time this season. The 24-year-old has not connected on at least one trey in each of his past six games, helping fuel his career high of 16.7 points per game this year. Fantasy owners should continue to ride Anderson's hot hand in the majority of formats at this point.
News: Hornets forward Ryan Anderson was able to get back on track during Saturday's contest against the Warriors. Anderson, who was shooting 36.1 percent from the field over his previous three games entering Saturday, bounced back with a 19-point effort while converting 8 of 14 from the field, including an abysmal 2 of 7 from downtown in a 116-112 defeat. He also chipped in with five rebounds and three steals while logging 28 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Anderson had a tough time knocking his jumpers down as of late and is trying to shoot his way out of his slump. After shooting 47.5 percent from the field in November and 42.2 percent in December, Anderson is only making 40.4 percent of his shots in January. He is also only knocked down 34.4 percent of his 3-pointers, which is his lowest monthly total of the season. That said, the 24-year-old has still connected roughly two treys per game this month and is starting to get back on track. Consider him a decent option in most Fantasy formats heading into Week 13 (Jan. 21-27).
News: Hornets forward Ryan Anderson's shooting struggles continued during Wednesday's contest against the Celtics. Anderson connected on just three of his 11 field-goal attempts in the 90-78 win, but managed to finish with 10 points. He went just 1 of 5 from downtown and added six rebounds, two assists and one steal to his stat line while logging 25 minutes of game action.
Analysis: 2013 has not been kind to Anderson thus far as he has really struggled to knock down shots of late. The 24-year-old has connected on just 35 percent of his field-goal attempts over his last eight games and is averaging 11.9 points over that stretch to go along with 6.4 rebounds. While Anderson is still giving owners 2.2 made treys during his cold streak, he is shooting 32 percent from behind the arc, which is well below his season average of 39.5 percent. Still, Anderson is in the midst of putting together another outstanding season together down in New Orleans so continue to roll with him, despite his recent struggles.
News: New Orleans power forward Ryan Anderson did not shoot well on Sunday in a loss at New York. Anderson was just 1 of 8 from beyond the arc and 3 of 12 overall from the field over 21 minutes to score just seven points. He grabbed five rebounds and didn't produce any other viable statistics in the defeat.
Analysis: Anderson had a poor game on Sunday and is struggling right now. Averaging over 17 points per game on the season with almost seven rebounds and over three 3-pointers, Anderson is putting up just 10.2 with 5.8 and 2.2 3-pointers per contest over his last five. In fact, Anderson has scored in single figures in two of his last three games and has gone 3 for 19 from the field in those games, including 1 for 12 from 3-point range. He needs to heat up again, because when he's on he's one of the best 3-point shooters in the NBA. He can remain active in most Fantasy formats but owners have to hope he gets hot soon.
News: New Orleans power forward Ryan Anderson played about as poorly as he could play on Wednesday night as the Hornets still managed to beat Houston. Anderson shot 0 for 7 from the field and missed all four 3-pointers he attempted as he failed to score for the first time all season. Anderson grabbed five rebounds in the game.
Analysis: You can bet Fantasy owners were extremely frustrated with Anderson's performance on Wednesday. He missed seven shots, failed to score and didn't even rebound or produce any other discernible statistic in the game. We'll just assume this is an aberration, however, as he's averaging over 17 points and almost seven rebounds per game on the season. He'll bounce back and remains a solid Fantasy option.
News: Hornets forward Ryan Anderson had another efficient night shooting the ball on Wednesday against the Hornets. He scored 18 points on 6-of-15 shooting and hauled in seven rebounds in the 104-92 loss. He went 2 for 8 from downtown and converted all four of his free throws while playing 29 minutes off the bench. Anderson also posted an assist, a steal and a block in the defeat.
Analysis: Anderson is shooting close to 48 percent in his last five contests and is averaging 18.4 points during that stretch. He is also putting 7.6 rebounds over that span while shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc. While his game usually brings him away from the basket, the 24-year-old is having another productive campaign in Fantasy and should remain active in the majority of formats.
News: Hornets forward Ryan Anderson had his second good shooting night in a row Saturday against the Bobcats, as he seems to be working out of his shooting woes. Anderson scored 19 points on 6 of 14 shooting in the game, while going 3 for 6 on three-point attempts. Anderson added eight rebounds, falling just short of his second double-double in a row in a 98-95 loss.
Analysis: Anderson was shooting just 37.9 percent from the field over his previous 10 games, so it is good to see him string together a pair of better games. He is shooting 44.8 percent from the field over the last two games, with 36 points on 29 shots. Anderson is still averaging 17.7 points and 7.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 40.5 percent from three-point range. Anderson has become a high-end Fantasy option in most formats, but especially category-based ones. Despite his recent slump, he is worth keeping active moving forward.
News: Hornets forward Ryan Anderson continued to struggle with his shot Friday against the Spurs, as he went just 5 of 15 from the field for 12 points in a 99-94 loss. Anderson struggled from three-point range for the third game in a row, hitting just 2 of 7 from long distance. He grabbed six rebounds in the game, while adding one assist, one block, two steals and two turnovers in 33 minutes.
Analysis: Anderson has emerged as arguably the finest high-volume long-range shooter in the NBA, however even he is prone to the occasional slump. He is shooting just 20.7 percent from the three-point range over the last three games, dropping him to 40.4 percent on the season. That is still a tremendous mark, especially since he attempts 8.2 three-pointers per game on the season. Anderson is averaging 18.5 points and 7.2 rebounds per game on the year, and should continue to be considered a high-end Fantasy option moving forward.
News: New Orleans power forward Ryan Anderson struggled with his shot, particularly in the second half, on Tuesday night in a loss to Washington. Anderson went just 3 of 12 from 3-point range in the game and 7 of 21 from the field overall to score 17 points to lead the Hornets in scoring. Anderson did have a double-double with 11 rebounds and added a steal in the game.
Analysis: Anderson might not always hit his 3-pointers at the best percentage, but he takes nearly eight of them per game and hits almost 3.5. Anderson has been dropping over 21 points per game over his last five games and that comes with excellent rebounding as well. Anderson should remain active in all Fantasy leagues.
News: New Orleans power forward Ryan Anderson did his best to keep the Hornets in the game Wednesday in a loss to the Lakers. Anderson nailed five 3-pointers in eight attempts and went 12 of 21 from the field overall to score a game-high 31 points. He added nine rebounds and a blocked shot in the loss.
Analysis: Anderson has topped 20 points in three straight for the Hornets and is averaging just under 20 points per game over his last five. That comes with 8.4 rebounds and 3.2 3-pointers per game. In those three categories, Anderson gives Fantasy owners high-end production. He can be starting in all Fantasy formats.
News: Hornets forward Ryan Anderson continues to take three-pointers in a huge volume, entering play Saturday second in the league in three-pointers attempted. He hoisted up another 11 against the Thunder in just 34 minutes of playing time, hitting three on his way to 21 points. Anderson shot 6 of 17 from the field overall, but added a 6-for-8 showing at the three-point line to make up for an inefficient shooting night from the floor. He also contributed 10 rebounds and two assists, in a 100-79 loss.
Analysis: Anderson does not seem to be missing Dwight Howard too much, as he has managed to improved on his breakout campaign from a year ago. He is averaging 17.2 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, both of which are career highs. He is also connecting on a career-best 42.7 percent of his three-pointers, while attempting 7.8 per game. There is little reason to think Anderson will not keep this production up, so continue to consider him a high-end Fantasy option in all formats moving forward.
News: New Orleans power forward Ryan Anderson had a career night and exploded with eight 3-pointers Friday night against the Suns. Anderson dropped 34 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a 111-108 overtime defeat. He went 13 of 23 shooting from the field, including 8 of 13 from downtown on the night. He also added two steals, an assist and a block in 47 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Anderson has been extremely hot from beyond the arc and has drained 16 3-pointers in three games during Fantasy Week 4 (Nov. 19-25) so far. It was his second 30-point performance in his career and his first since January of last season. Anderson has taken advantage of Anthony Davis' absence and has thrived as a starter. He has knocked down at least three 3-pointers in each of his last five games. Fantasy owners should continue to keep him active in all formats as long as he keeps lighting it up from downtown..
News: New Orleans power forward Ryan Anderson came off the bench for another nice effort in Wednesday's loss at Houston. Anderson only went 2 of 10 from 3-point range but still managed 20 points and 12 rebounds in the defeat. Anderson shot 9 of 19 overall from the field over 29 minutes. He added an assist and a blocked shot in the losing effort for the Hornets. Anderson is 7 for 20 from 3-point range in his last two games.
Analysis: Anderson has scored over 20 points in back-to-back games and has double figures in rebounds in three of his last four. As long as that continues he can remain active in just about all Fantasy leagues.
News: Hornets power forward Ryan Anderson provided a huge spark off the bench by drilling five three-pointers against the Bobcats Friday night. Anderson turned in his best game of the season thus far as he dropped a team-high 25 points and hauled in seven rebounds in a 107-99 victory. He shot 10 of 16 from the floor, including 5 of 10 from downtown, and chipped in with two assists in 28 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Anderson did a great job replacing Anthony Davis while he was out with a concussion and did not miss a beat coming off the bench as he was able to show his range. It's already the second time this season where he has been able to knock down five three-pointers and is shooting 13 of 37 from beyond the arc. Anderson was probably one of the most improved players last season and is on his way to another productive campaign. Fantasy owners should keep him active in deeper formats moving forward.
News: New Orleans power forward Ryan Anderson got the start Wednesday night in a loss to the Sixers. Anderson did not shoot well as he hit just 3 of 10 shots and went 1 of 6 from long range to score nine points. That said, he did grab 10 rebounds and added a steal for the Hornets.
Analysis: Anderson has averaged a double-double in his last two games starting for rookie Anthony Davis. Davis should get back in action soon, however, and that means Anderson will go back to the bench. Of course, Anderson has gone 6 of 14 from long range off the bench and 2 for 13 as a starter so maybe we'd prefer him off the bench. He can be active in deeper Fantasy formats.
News: New Orleans power forward Ryan Anderson nailed five 3-pointers in Friday's win over the Jazz. Anderson tied for the team lead in scoring with 19 points as he went 7 of 15 from the field overall through 31 minutes off the bench. He grabbed six rebounds and added three assists.
Analysis: Anderson scored just 11 points and made only one 3-pointer in the season opener against the Spurs. He should grow more consistent as the season moves on and could also move into the starting lineup if rookie Anthony Davis needs to miss time due to a concussion. Either way, Anderson remains a worthy Fantasy option in all leagues and formats.
News: With rookie Anthony Davis manning the power forward spot, the Hornets opted to bring free-agent acquisition Ryan Anderson off the bench in the season opener Wednesday against the Spurs. Despite his nominal role as a reserve player, Anderson still logged the third-most minutes on the team. He scored 11 points on 3 of 10 shooting, on an uncharacteristically-poor 1 of 5 from the three-point line. He added five rebounds in a 99-95 loss.
Analysis: Anderson was the best three-point shooter in the NBA by volume last season, so he should have little trouble getting going before long. The Hornets like Anderson providing some punch off the bench with the second unit, but there will not be many other weapons to distract defensive attention. The jury is still out on whether Anderson can be a first option, but hell certainly shoot better than that. He is a rare big man with seemingly unlimited shooting range, which makes him a unique option in Fantasy. Consider Anderson a high-end option, especially in category-based Fantasy formats.
News: Hornets forward Ryan Anderson came off the bench and scored 17 points on 6 of 10 shooting in the team's preseason finale against the Heat Friday night. Anderson, who logged 29 minutes off the bench, drilled five three-pointers in a 96-89 victory. He added seven rebounds and one assist.
Analysis: Ryan Anderson was probably one of the most improved players of last season, as he led the NBA in three-pointers made while adding 16.1 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. He is expected to come off the bench for the Hornets but should manage to play near 30-plus minutes per game on a consistent basis. He has a rare ability to crash the boards and fill it up from deep, and that makes him worthy of an early round pick in Rotisserie Fantasy formats on Draft Day. Wait a few more rounds in standard formats, however he is still worth taking in the first half of the draft in all leagues.
News: The Magic and Hornets have agreed to a sign-and-trade sending Ryan Anderson to New Orleans and Gustavo Ayon to Orlando. Anderson, who was named the leagues Most Improved Player last season, averaged 16.1 points and 7.7 rebounds in 61 games for the Magic.
Analysis: Anderson will now head down to the Big Easy and try to build off the career campaign he put together for the Magic. While most attributed his jump in production to the increased minutes he saw last year, he also benefited greatly from taking wide-open 3-pointers thanks to the constant double teams Dwight Howard drew. While Anderson struggled averaged just 9.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in the Magics 5-game series loss to the Pacers, his ability to knock down shots from behind the arc continues to give him plenty of Fantasy appeal across the board. Consider the 24-year-old worthy of mid-round pick in the majority of formats on Draft Day.
News: Last week, Magic forward Ryan Anderson was rewarded for his breakout season by being named the leagues Most Improved Player, in his fourth season in the league. Anderson upped his scoring from 10.6 points per game last season to 16.1, while also adding a couple of rebounds to get to 7.7 per game. He managed to increase his scoring load without a drop in efficiency, as he posted almost identical shooting lines to the season before, hitting 43.9 percent of his shots from the field and 39.3 percent from three-point range.
Analysis: Andersons jump in production can be explained almost exclusively by pointing to the fact that his minutes played jumped from 22.3 per game to 32.2, however there is something to be said for a player who can take on a larger role while maintaining his shooting percentage. Unfortunately for the Magic, Andersons season ended rather unceremoniously after he was given the award, as he averaged just 9.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in the Magics 5-game series loss to the Pacers. He moves forward next season hoping to show that his regular season production was not a fluke; we bet it isnt. Anderson should be considered an early-middle round selection on Draft Day.
News: As expected, Magic forward Ryan Anderson was back on the floor on Monday against the Pistons after missing the previous three games with an ankle injury. While he played just 23 minutes in the game, that was more the result of the Magic breaking out a huge lead early in the game than anything else, as Anderson made it through the game without re-aggravating the injury. He finished with 14 points and seven rebounds in the game, while shooting 6 of 9 from the field and 2 of 5 from three-point range, as the Magic took it to the Pistons, 119-89.
Analysis: Anderson has been solid and consistent all season long, as one of the best three-point shooters in the league and a solid rebounder to boot. It is a great sign that he was able to get back on the floor on Monday, and hopefully he can manage to avoid any further injuries down the road. Consider him a high-end Fantasy option in all formats when healthy.
News: Magic forward Ryan Anderson (ankle) participated in the team's shootaround and is expected to play against Detroit on Monday, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Anderson has missed the past three games because of a sprained right ankle he sustained on April 1.
Analysis: Anderson's return should help boost the Magic's offense after star center Dwight Howard was ruled out with a back injury. The 23-year-old has been solid from long range this season and is connecting on 41.3 percent of his 3-point attempts. Anderson netted at least 20 points in each of his last two games before suffering the setback and should be viewed as a high-end Fantasy option for Week 16 (April 9-15).
News: Magic forward Ryan Anderson (ankle) has been ruled out for Saturday night's contest against the 76ers, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Anderson has missed two straight games for Orlando due to an ankle injury. Anderson hopes to return Monday.
Analysis: Anderson still isn't ready to return to the court, meaning the 58 percent of Fantasy owners who started the the 23-year-old this week have now earned a big fat zero. Hopefully he will be able to return to the lineup in time for Fantasy Week 16 (April 9-15), which is Championship Week in most leagues. Continue to monitor his status moving forward. Anderson can be considered a high-end Fantasy forward in all formats when healthy.
News: Magic coach Stan Van Gundy told members of the media Thursday morning that forward Ryan Anderson (ankle) is out for Thursday's game against the Knicks but could return Saturday at Philadelphia, reports the Magic official website. Anderson missed Tuesday's game at Detroit after he injured his ankle Sunday against Denver.
Analysis: Fantasy owners in all leagues should keep Anderson reserved Thursday, and hopefully he will return Saturday against the Sixers. When healthy and active, Anderson is a must-start Fantasy option in all leagues.
News: The Orlando Sentinel reports that Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said forward Ryan Anderson (ankle) likely will be out another five or six days. Anderson missed Tuesday's game at Detroit after he injured his ankle Sunday against Denver.
Analysis: Anderson will likely miss Thursday's game against New York, and then he could be re-evaluated with his ankle. Fantasy owners in all leagues should keep Anderson reserved, and hopefully he will return soon at 100 percent. He is a must-start Fantasy option in all leagues when healthy.
News: Magic forward Ryan Anderson was ruled out for Tuesday's game at Detroit because of a troublesome ankle injury, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Anderson left his previous game against Denver with a sprained ankle. X-rays on the area came back negative, but Anderson was sporting a walking boot Tuesday. Anderson said his ankle looks like a "softball."
Analysis: On Monday, Anderson expressed optimism that the sprain was in a "good spot," but is still apparently not healthy enough to play. The 23-year-old has played an integral role in the Magic's offense this season and is enjoying a career year with 16.1 points per game. He is also drilling nearly 44 percent of his attempts from long range. Fantasy owners should keep tabs on his health as his status for Thursday's outing in uncertain.
News: Orlando forward Ryan Anderson is listed as day to day after X-rays on his ailing right ankle returned negative, according to NBA.com. Anderson left Sunday's game against Denver in the final minute of the fourth quarter with a sprained ankle. He did not require crutches as he left the arena following the game. "Its a sprain thats in a good spot," said Anderson, who finished with 20 points and nine rebounds before departing.
Analysis: Anderson was one of two Magic players to be hobbled by an injury Sunday as Dwight Howard also dealt with back spasms. Anderson has been surging lately and racked up 20-plus points in three of his past four games. He has also been firing away from long range and connected on eight treys at Toronto last Monday. He is unlikely to miss much time and should be viewed as a high-end option for Fantasy Week 15 (April 2-8).
News: Magic forward Ryan Anderson played a team-high 39 minutes on Sunday against the Nuggets, however he left in the final minute of the game after rolling his right ankle. Before leaving the game, Anderson put up 20 points on 7 of 18 shooting with three three-pointers, while also grabbing nine rebounds as the Magic lost, 104-101. He is considered day to day with the injury.
Analysis: Anderson has been playing well recently, averaging 16.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game over the last five, so Fantasy owners will need to keep a close eye on this injury. At this point, nothing is known about his status for Week 15 (April 2-8), so Fantasy owners playing in the playoffs will need to check in before the Magic begin play to make sure he is good to go. He remains a high-end Fantasy option in all formats when healthy.
News: Magic forward Ryan Anderson put on a shooting clinic during Monday night's contest against the Raptors. Anderson made nine of his 15 shooting attempts in the 117-101 victory, including going 8 of 13 from downtown, en route to finishing with 28 points. He also hauled in six rebounds while logging 35 minutes of game action. "It's a cool accomplishment," Anderson said. "I just want to keep getting better." Anderson's 143 made 3-pointers ranks first in the NBA.
Analysis: Anderson was mired in a bit of a scoring slump earlier in the month, but has seemed to snap out of it over the past few games. The 23-year-old has made 18 of his last 36 shots from behind the arc and is averaging 24.6 points and six rebounds over that stretch. Anderson has enjoyed a breakout season with the Magic, so Fantasy owners should continue to roll with him in the majority of formats moving forward.
News: Magic power forward Ryan Anderson did not play a solid game on Monday night as Orlando was dominated by the Derrick Rose-less Bulls. Anderson shot just 4 of 13 from the field and 2 of 8 from 3-point range over 29 minutes to score 10 points. Anderson added five rebounds in the performance.
Analysis: Anderson has recorded two double-doubles in his last five games and is averaging 12.4 points and 7.8 rebounds per game over that span. That isn't terrible production, except Anderson is averaging 15.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game for the year. He's shooting poorly of late and only has eight rebounds in his last two games combined. Anderson should turn it around shortly. He can remain active in most Fantasy formats.
News: Orlando power forward Ryan Anderson played well on Tuesday against the Heat in what could have been his last home game alongside Dwight Howard. Anderson shot 6 of 11 from the field over 39 minutes to score 16 points. He grabbed 12 rebounds for the double-double and hit two 3-pointers in the overtime win. Anderson added two steals and two assists for the Magic.
Analysis: The Magic are expected to trade Howard before Thursday's deadline and that could mean even more onus on Anderson's scoring. He's already averaging 16 points per game on the season and that could go up, depending on the haul the Magic get in return. That hasn't happened yet, however. Regardless, Anderson has four double-doubles in his last five games and should remain active in all Fantasy formats.
News: Magic forward Ryan Anderson was able to notch his eighth double-double of the season during Monday night's contest against the Raptors. Anderson finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds in the 92-88 victory, on 7 of 16 shooting from the field. He made all four of his free-throw attempts and is averaging 16.6 points and 8.6 rebounds over his last five contests.
Analysis: Anderson continues to put together breakout campaign in Orlando. He is averaging career highs across the board and has exceeded most Fantasy owners expectations thus far, especially when he consider he had an average draft position of 123.2. Continue to view the 23-year-old as a high-end Fantasy forward in all formats moving forward.
News: Magic forward Ryan Anderson picked up where he left off before the All-Star break on Wednesday night versus the Wizards. Anderson scored 23 points on a 6-for-14 shooting performance, most of his attempts coming from long range. Anderson, who failed to advance in the 3-point shootout during the All-Star break, went 4 for 10 from beyond the arc on Wednesday. He also nailed all seven of his foul shots. Anderson was also active on the glass as he hauled in 15 rebounds in his 37 minutes on the court. "Stan likes the way I get offensive rebounds and have that kind of energy on the offensive side," Anderson said. "I haven't been rebounding the ball defensively as well as I can. Tonight was a good opportunity for me to control that." The Magic would hold on for the 102-95 victory over the Wizards. He also chipped in three assists in the win.
Analysis: Anderson averaged just 7.4 points entering the year, but has turned things around and is an important piece of Orlando's offensive puzzle this season. He now has seven double-doubles on the year. When he's aggressive on the glass, the Magic seem to do better as a team too. In the unofficial first half of the season Anderson averaged 16.1 points and 7.3 boards. As long as Anderson continues to produce like that he's going to remain a No. 2 forward option in all Fantasy formats.
News: Magic forward Ryan Anderson has put together a breakout unofficial first half of the season for Orlando. Anderson, who was averaging just 7.4 points entering the year, is averaging 16.1 points over 34 games thus far, while shooting a whopping 43 percent from downtown. His season high is 27 points -- which he has done twice thus far -- and he has also notched six double-doubles, while seeing around 32 minutes per night. When I evaluated the season last year, one of the mistakes I had thought I had made was not playing him enough," Stan Van Gundy told FOXSports.com. But did I think he would be (this season) averaging close to 17 points and seven rebounds? No, probably not."
Analysis: Anderson has certainly exceeded most Fantasy owners expectations thus far, especially when he consider he had an average draft position of 123.2. The 23-year-old's 99 made 3-pointers leads the league and he is also shooting 84 percent from the free-throw line to go along with just over 7.0 rebounds per contest. Anderson is currently the 20th highest scoring forward, in terms of Fantasy points, in all CBSSports.com standard formats. Fantasy owners should continue to view Anderson as a No. 2 Fantasy forward in all formats heading into Week 9 (Feb. 27-March 4).
News: Magic forward Ryan Anderson scored 23 points on Friday night against the Bucks. He shot 8 for 15 from the floor, going 4 for 7 from beyond the 3-point arc. Over his last two games Anderson has gone 11 for 17 from downtown. He added nine rebounds, a steal and three assists in his 36 minutes of action on Friday. Orlando would go on to win the game, 95-84.
Analysis: Anderson is averaging 18.6 points and 6.4 boards over his last five games for the Magic. Coach Stan Van Gundy has said he needs Anderson to do more than score and hit 3-pointers, and when he crashes the boards the team is much better. Fantasy owners would like a few more boards on a consistent basis, but will definitely take his 55 shooting percentage from the floor and 48.6 percentage from downtown over his last five outings. Continue to view him as a viable forward option in all Fantasy formats.
News: Magic PF Ryan Anderson hit three 3-pointers as Orlando rolled over Minnesota on Monday night. Anderson went 5 of 12 from the field overall to score 13 points in his 30 minutes in the ballgame. With the Magic winning big, the team was able to limit the starter's minutes. Anderson added five rebounds and two steals for the Magic.
Analysis: Anderson, much like Dwight Howard, has not been needed for big scoring production in back-to-back wins over the Wolves and Bucks. Still, Anderson is averaging 16.0 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.6 3-pointers per game over his last five. He remains a solid start in all Fantasy leagues and formats.
News: Orlando forward Ryan Anderson scored 24 of his 27 points in the first half of Wednesday's contest against Miami. He also grabbed 11 boards -- seven offensive -- logging his sixth double-double of the season. Anderson shot 8 for 19 from the field, converting 5 of his 11 attempts from beyond the 3-point arc. He also connected on 6 of his 9 foul shots. The Magic would go on to win the game, 102-89, behind Anderson's strong showing. He added three assists as well.
Analysis: Anderson is enjoying a career year with the Magic as he's been Dwight Howard's right-hand man. He's averaging 17.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game over his last five contests. Anderson is hitting almost 50 percent of his 3-pointers over that span and is also tallying around three offensive rebounds per game. Fantasy owners should continue to roll with Anderson has he's a solid forward option in all formats.
News: Orlando PF Ryan Anderson had an outstanding performance on Monday at Philadelphia, even as his team was horrendous in the defeat. Anderson played just 27 minutes, but grabbed a career-high-shattering 20 rebounds. He also scored 14 points on 6 of 13 shooting, but went 0 for 4 from deep.
Analysis: The 23-year-old Anderson continues to impress, even when his team does not. If Dwight Howard ever gets his wish to be traded, Anderson could absolutely become one of the best PFs in the game in terms of Fantasy performance. Anderson is averaging 15 points and eight boards over his last five and can be active in most Fantasy formats. Did we mention he's still averaging three 3-pointers per night? He has a unique all-around package that few PFs possess.
News: Orlando F Ryan Anderson netted 11 points during the Magic's 106-85 loss to Indiana on Sunday night. Anderson was back in the lineup after missing Friday's outing against New Orleans with a calf injury and finished with 28 minutes of playing time. He made 3 of his 8 attempts from the field -- all 3-pointers -- and both shots at the free-throw line. Anderson contributed two rebounds and a block for Orlando.
Analysis: Anderson is a necessary cog for the Magic and entered Sunday's contest averaging 16.6 points and 6.7 rebounds per game this season. At 6-foot-10, he remains an impressive shooter from downtown and is firing 42.3 percent from beyond the arc. It appears he will be able to remain in the lineup and should be considered a low-end No. 2 Fantasy F for Week 6 (Jan. 30-Feb. 5) as Orlando plays four times, including against Washington and Cleveland.
News: Orlando PF Ryan Anderson (calf) will attempt to play through his injury on Sunday against the Pacers, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Anderson missed Friday's game in New Orleans with the injury.
Analysis: Anderson is a necessary cog for the Magic as he is averaging 16.6 points and 6.7 rebounds per game this season with 3.1 3-pointers per night. Keep an eye on his status through Sunday's game and hope he makes it out healthy. If so, Fantasy owners can start him across the board once again.
News: Magic F Ryan Anderson did not play in Friday night's contest against the Hornets due to a calf injury. Anderson sustained the injury during Thursday night's loss to the Celtics. Coach Stan Van Gundy said Anderson's calf is sore, but it should only take a few days to heal.
Analysis: Anderson's injury doesn't appear to be that serious, although it does bear monitoring moving forward. Fantasy owners --especially those in daily formats --should keep an eye on his status over the weekend. Anderson is averaging 16.8 points and 6.9 rebounds per game and can be considered a viable start in all formats when healthy.
News: Magic F Ryan Anderson has been one of the season's best surprises so far, but he might be forced to take a few days off moving forward, as OrlandoMagic.com is reporting that he may not play Friday against the Hornets with a calf injury. The injury is not expected to be serious even if he does miss the game against New Orleans, and he would likely be considered day-to-day moving forward.
Analysis: Anderson is averaging 16.8 points and 6.9 rebounds per game -- both career-highs. He has thrived as the starting next to Dwight Howard, who makes life extremely easy for Anderson. He has become a viable Fantasy start in all formats when healthy, so keep an eye on his status moving forward.
News: FOX Sports Florida confirms that the Magic will not sign forward Ryan Anderson to a contract extension before Wednesday night's deadline. However, Anderson's agent, Jeff Austin, is hopeful Anderson will remain with the Magic. He will be a restricted free agent this summer. "I think it's a great spot for him," Austin said. "It was a mutual decision given that he's a player on the rise and given the uncertainty of the Dwight (Howard) situation. I don't know if we could capture the value for (Anderson) right now. So it was a mutual decision."
Analysis: The fact he doesn't have an extension isn't bad news for Fantasy owners. That just means Anderson will probably continue to have some motivation to play hard the rest of the season. He is averaging 16.8 points and 6.9 rebounds per game -- both career-highs. Anderson has become a viable Fantasy start in all formats.
News: Orlando PF Ryan Anderson, who likely will not be extended by the Magic before Wednesday's deadline, rebounded from his worst game on Tuesday night against Indiana. Anderson was shut out of the scoring column on Monday, but returned to lead the Magic with 24 points Tuesday against Indiana. He played 33 minutes and went 8 of 14 from the field with five 3-pointers. Anderson added eight rebounds and one blocked shot in the easy victory.
Analysis: Anderson went 0 for 8 on Monday at Boston but rebounded in a big way on Tuesday. He's averaging 16.4 PPG on the season and is still at 13.4 over his last five games, even with the shutout. Anderson also brings in 6.0 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 2.2 3-pointers per game. He's been playing like a must-start Fantasy option and that is how he should be treated at this point.
News: Magic F Ryan Anderson turned in his worst performance of the season during Monday night's contest against the Celtics. Anderson failed to score in the 87-56 defeat, missing on all eight of his field-goal attempts. He went 0 for 4 from downtown and also failed to grab a rebound in the loss.
Analysis: Anderson has been one of the biggest surprises in Fantasy this season, but turned in quite a stinker on Monday night. The 23-year-old could not get anything to fall down around the rim, which resulted in him being shutout for the first time all season long. The good news for Fantasy owners is the Magic play four more times this week, including on Tuesday night, so Anderson will have plenty of opportunities to make up for this. Leave him active in the majority of formats moving forward.
News: Magic forward Ryan Anderson shot 50 percent from the field on Friday night against the Lakers en route to 13 points. He connected on 3 of his 6 attempts from downtown as well, which is what he's been averaging over his last five games. Anderson added eight rebounds and four steals in Orlando's 92-80 win.
Analysis: After scoring a career-high 30 points two games ago, Anderson has tallied 30 points combined over his last two outings. He's averaging 16.8 points, 6.8 boards and 1.8 steals a game over his last five contests. Anderson is shooting at a pretty good clip too -- 44.1 percent from the field and 43.2 percent from downtown. He's one of the most prolific Fantasy 3-point shooters in the NBA at the moment and has been a nice surprise this season. Fantasy owners should keep Anderson active in most formats heading into Week 5 (Jan. 23-29).
News: Orlando PF Ryan Anderson had perhaps the best game of his career as he scored a career-high 30 points -- the first 30-point game of his career -- on Monday afternoon in a big win at New York. The Knicks were terrible defending the 3-point shot and Anderson took advantage as he went 7 of 13 from downtown. Anderson went 11 of 19 overall for his 30 points. He added seven rebounds and a steal in the game.
Analysis: Anderson has scored in double figures in four straight games and is averaging over 17 points per game on the year for the Magic. Anderson gives Fantasy owners over three 3-pointers per night and that makes him one of the most prolific Fantasy 3-point shooters in the NBA at the moment. He also brings home some nice rebounding numbers and should be active in most Fantasy formats at this point.
News: Orlando forward Ryan Anderson continues to post solid numbers for the Magic. Over his last five games he's failed to score in double figures just once. Anderson scored 16 points on a 6-for-11 shooting performance, hitting four 3-pointers. He added nine boards, one steal and one assist in his 29 minutes of action. The Magic would win the game, 107-104.
Analysis: Anderson is averaging two 3-pointers per contest as Orlando lives or dies by the deep ball. He's also tallying 15.2 points and 8.8 boards an outing over his last five games. He's currently in the top-20 Fantasy forwards in terms of scoring in CBSSports.com leagues, so that value is there. Owners should continue to view him as a viable option moving forward.
News: Magic F Ryan Anderson was able to notch his third double-double of the season during Sunday night's contest against the Kings. Anderson finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds in the 104-97 victory, on 5 of 16 shooting from the field. He went 3 of 11 from downtown and also chipped in with four steals and an assist, while logging 33 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Anderson has been on the more pleasant surprises during the first two weeks of the season. The 23-year-old has scored over 20 points in five of his nine contests this thus far and is shooting a whopping 45.5 percent from the field thus far. He is also averaging over three 3-pointers made per contest and has really taken off since being inserted into the starting lineup. However, owners should note that the Magic are only slated to play three times during Fantasy Week 3 (Jan. 9-15). While Anderson's recent play has made it extremely difficult to take him out the starting lineup, Orlando's light schedule this week could hamper his production.
News: Orlando forward Ryan Anderson grabbed a season-high 15 boards on Wednesday night against Washington. He also scored more than 20 points for the fifth time this season. He shot 7 for 16 from the field -- 3 of 5 from downtown -- and connected on all six of his attempts at the charity stripe. The Magic would win the game, 103-85.
Analysis: Anderson has been playing extremely well so far this season. While only seven games have been played so far, Anderson has gone over 20 points in five of those contests. With Brandon Bass in Boston and Glen Davis struggling to find his niche with his new team, Anderson has been able to post solid numbers for the Magic. Fantasy owners should continue to roll with Anderson as he's proving his worth.
News: Magic F Ryan Anderson had another solid scoring night on Friday against the Bobcats. He scored 23 points and hauled in eight rebounds, including four on the offensive glass, in the 100-79 win. He went 8 for 18 from the field, including 5 for 12 from downtown, and made both of his free throws. Anderson, who played 35 minutes, also chipped in with two assists and two blocks in the victory. "It makes it a lot easier for everyone when you have Dwight Howard on your team," Anderson said. "It all starts with Dwight. I'm just shooting the ball when I'm open." He has scored 20-plus points in three of four games thus far.
Analysis: Anderson has gotten off to a hot start this season and is starting catch the eye on many Fantasy owners. His ability to shoot the ball from the outside is rare for a big man and he can also rebound adequately. Keep an eye on his progress going forward to see if he can keep this type of scoring up. Owners in need of some help and have an extra roster spot should try and scoop Anderson up heading into Week 2 (Jan. 2-8) as he could be a steal this early in the season.
News: Orlando F Ryan Anderson earned the start over Glen Davis at power forward for their first game against Oklahoma City. It was a decision that hadnt been made as recently as the day before the game, but Anderson likely ended all debate with his play, scoring a team-high 25 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in Orlandos 97-89 loss to the Thunder. He was 9 of 17 on the game with six three-pointers made.
Analysis: Anderson badly outplayed Glen Davis, his competition for the starting job and will likely continue to hang on to the job moving forward. Anderson and the Magic play against the Rockets on Monday, and owners in daily leagues will want to get Anderson into their lineups for the rest of Week 1, and should consider him a solid starting F moving forward.
News: Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy told the Orlando Sentinel that he has yet to decide who will start at power forward between Ryan Anderson and Glen Davis. "I think there's points to be made both ways," Van Gundy said. "I think that you're probably looking at both of them probably playing about 30 minutes a game each."
Analysis: Both players had their moments in the preseason, adding to Van Gundys indecision. Anderson averaged 10.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in 64 contests last season, and adds the three-point shot that Davis doesnt have, hitting on 2.1 three-pointers at an almost 40 percent success rate. Regardless of whether Anderson or Davis gets the nod, they will likely split time. Anderson is worth a late-round pick in Fantasy drafts.
News: Orlando PF Ryan Anderson, who is expected to back up Glen Davis at the PF spot this season for the Magic, had a surprising preseason debut on Monday in a loss to the Heat. Anderson tied J.J. Redick for the team lead in scoring with 22 points off the bench on 7 of 15 shooting with four 3-pointers. Anderson went 4 for 9 from deep and added eight rebounds over 30 minutes on the floor. Davis scored six points and went 2 of 8 from the field over 32 minutes.
Analysis: The 23-year-old Anderson certainly looked more active than Davis on the court in the preseason opener. That said, Anderson is not going to take over the starting spot anytime soon. Anderson did start 14 games last year as he averaged 10.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game over 64 contests. He hit 2.1 3-pointers per game and shot almost 40 percent from deep. Anderson could stand to improve his rebounding for a big man, and should only go very late in Fantasy drafts. Anderson is more of a player for deeper Fantasy leagues.
News: Magic F Ryan Anderson told the Orlando Sentinel last week that he hopes to diversify his offensive game heading into next season. Anderson said wants to improve on his post-up game and create more off-the-dribble effectiveness so defenders can't crowd him so much at the three-point line. Anderson averaged a career-best 10.6 points and 5.5 rebounds while appearing in 64 games on the season.
Analysis: Anderson had his best offensive season of his young career with Magic but does need to tweak a game a bit. His lack of post-presence, makes it much easier for defenders to just sit on him at the 3-point line. Still, he saw some decent run this season when Brandon Bass went down with an injury and averaged a career-high 22.3 minutes per contest. He also started 14 games and was once again a deep threat as he posted a 39 percent shooting percentage from behind the arc. If Anderson is able to develop his game, and find away to log consistent minutes, he could be in for a boost next season. However, both are easier said than done, which is why he should be considered a low-end Fantasy option heading into next season. Although, it might not be such a bad idea to keep an eye on him over the summer.
News: With Dwight Howard serving a one-game suspension in Sunday's game against the Bulls, Orlando forward Ryan Anderson got his 14th start of the season. He made the most of the opportunity, exploding for a career-high 28 points on 9 of 18 shooting. In the process, Anderson buried 4 of 8 shots from beyond the arc and made all six of his free throw attempts to reach the career-mark. He wasn't just a scorer in the 102-99 loss though, pulling down 10 rebounds on the afternoon to secure his fifth double-double of the season. Anderson added an assist and a block in 35 minutes of playing time. Afterward, he was impressed because of how Orlando hung with the top-seeded Bulls despite missing several key players including the All-Star Howard. "I think we just know how good a team we are," Anderson said. "I think when we come out and play the entire game like we did tonight, I think we can play against anybody...It gives us confidence because we played great. This is kind of the effort that we've been looking for."
Analysis: Anderson has had several standout games as a starter this season, but Sunday's effort was his best of the year by all accounts. Not only did he do it against one of the NBA's best defensive units, but he did it from inside as well as his usual outside distance offensively. Anderson hadn't scored more than 15 points in an outing over the previous 18 games for the Magic before the career-day. Obviously, playing starter's minutes helps, especially without the inside presence of Howard. Fantasy owners in daily formats should enjoy the outing, but expect a drop-off with the center back in the mix after serving the suspension. We expect Anderson to be back on the bench immediately, though he will still have his normal opportunity to contribute. We still view the Cal product as a low-end option in all formats for his fluctuating numbers.
News: Orlando forward Ryan Anderson was lights out from downtown on Friday night against New Jersey. All of his shots from the floor came from beyond the 3-point arc as he went 5 for 8 from long range. He finished with 15 points for the Magic. He added nine rebounds, an assist, a block and two steals in his 30 minutes of action. Orlando would go on to win the game, 95-85.
Analysis: Anderson has scored in double figures just twice over his last five games and is averaging just 9.2 points off the bench. He has been rebounding well, pulling down 7.8 boards per contest. It's been a roller coaster season for Anderson, but he seems to have found his niche off the bench in Orlando. What does that mean for his Fantasy value? It's not too high as he's more of a low-end forward option in deeper leagues at this time.
News: Orlando forward Ryan Anderson was right where he's been all season in Sunday's win over the Suns. He scored 11 points, though it took him 10 shots to get there. Anderson averages 10.5 points per game this season. He added six rebounds, an assist and a block in 22 minutes of action. The spot shooter has connected successfully on at least one 3-pointer in eight straight games.
Analysis: Anderson has been a bit inconsistent as of late, scoring a combined 18 points in three of his last seven games, while scoring in double figures in each of the remaining four. His minutes and shot attempts have been fluctuating along with his scoring habits, so Fantasy owners should expect that to continue through the home stretch. We recommend Anderson as a low-end option in the majority of formats, as he continues to come with risks in Fantasy play.
News: After three sub-par games with a combined 17 points, Orlando forward Ryan Anderson has put together consecutive solid performances in March. On Tuesday, he scored 16 points in a win over New York, and he followed it up with a 15-point effort in Thursday's comeback win over Miami. Anderson actually played one more minute than starter Brandon Bass -- the two have battled for minutes all year -- seeing late minutes with the team needing big shots to seal the win. He shot 5 of 10 from the floor, making good on 3 of 6 shots from beyond the arc in the process. Anderson added five rebounds, an assist and a block in 23 minutes of playing time.
Analysis: Anderson was apart of a Magic rally from 24-points down as they best the Heat by three after finishing the game on a 50-23 run. Both he and the Magic relied on the long-range shot to solidify the comeback -- the team's biggest of the season -- as they connected on 16 of 29 attempts from 3-point range. Anderson even had a chance to seal the win with under 30 seconds remaining in the game, but the baseline dunk attempt was denied emphatically by LeBron James. Still, he played better progressively after a pair of downers. Fantasy owners should take some not as the Magic are playing their best ball of the season after their effort was criticized by All-Star Dwight Howard. Anderson remains a low-end Fantasy option in most formats with his streaky play.
News: The Orlando Sentinel reports that Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy has decided to return Brandon Bass to the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Washington. Ryan Anderson, therefore, returns to a bench role.
Analysis: On Wednesday morning Van Gundy said the difference in the starting lineup between the two of them starting is marginal, and he likes the way Anderson plays coming off the bench, so he decided to go with Bass as the teams regular starter. Expect Stan Van Gundy to mix and match based on matchups, but we have seen both Bass and Anderson be able to produce viable numbers while both have been healthy because they provide different assets. Anderson will continue to buy himself minutes with what he can offer from beyond the arc particularly. Consider Anderson a worthy low-end play in most standard formats based on matchups.
News:Brandon Bass, who had missed the previous six games with a sprained left ankle, didn't start Sunday against the Lakers. However, he made his first appearance since Jan. 31 with 7:56 left in the first quarter after Ryan Anderson picked up his second foul. Bass picked up eight rebounds and played 30 minutes, chipping in six points. Anderson, meanwhile, saw his playing time dip from 28 minutes in his previous game to 18 on Sunday.
Analysis: Some of that had to do with the early foul trouble. Expect Stan Van Gundy to mix and match based on matchups, but we have seen both Bass and Anderson be able to produce viable numbers while both have been healthy because they provide different assets. Anderson will continue to buy himself minutes with what he can offer from beyond the arc particularly. Consider Anderson a worthy low-end play in most standard formats based on matchups and how he is currently playing, but also consider that the Magic play just one game in Fantasy Week 17 (Feb. 14-20).
News: Orlando forward Ryan Anderson once again wound up in the starting lineup in Wednesday's 99-95 win over the Sixers with Brandon Bass (ankle) still out. He took all six of his shots from beyond the arc, and connecting on four attempts. Anderson complimented his scoring with five rebounds and an assists in 29 minutes of playing time, although he committed three turnovers.
Analysis: Anderson didn't offer much more than the shots from long-range, but that's all the team needed from him to pull out the win. He continues to play fairly well as a starter, scoring in double-figures in four straight games, and in 22 of the last 26 games overall -- since he returned from an ankle issue that caused him to miss several games. Keep viewing Anderson as a low-end forward option in deeper category-based Fantasy formats for now, but the landscape could change in Orlando since the injuries are mounting heading into the All-Star break.
News: Orlando forward Ryan Anderson got the start on Thursday in place of the injured Brandon Bass, but would stay in the game long. He picked up his second foul 1:53 into the game, bringing in Earl Clark. Anderson missed his first six shots before hitting a 3-pointer in the third quarter. He shot 3 for 10 from the field -- going 3 for 8 from downtown -- and missing both his foul shots, finishing with nine points. Anderson took the last shot of the game (that mattered) for the Magic, which would have tied the game at 103, but the ball would clank off the back of the rim. Orlando would foul again, leading to a Jameer Nelson miss and eventually lost to Miami, 104-100. Anderson added six rebounds in his 17 minutes of action.
Analysis: Anderson should be in line to get plenty of action for the next few weeks as Bass isn't expected back until after the All-Star break in mid-February. The Magic lack size on the frontcourt, so another trade is very possible. While more frontcourt help would be primarily a backup for Dwight Howard, it could affect Anderson's playing time. This is an interesting scenario to watch for owners. Anderson has the potential to post solid numbers -- like his 15.2 points and 6.5 boards in January. Keep viewing Anderson as a low-end forward option in deeper category-based formats for now, as the landscape could change in Orlando.
News: The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that with Brandon Bass (leg) out for Thursday's game against Miami, the Magic will start Ryan Anderson at power forward.
Analysis: Anderson is in line for a boost with Bass expected to be out until the All-Star break in mid-February. He has been playing well of late, and this move should help his value. He averaged 15.2 points and 6.5 rebounds in January, the first month of his NBA career in which he played in every one of his teams games. Consider Anderson a sleeper while Bass is hurt.
News: According to the team's official website, Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said on Wednesday that F Brandon Bass could be sidelined through the All-Star break. Bass suffered an injury to his lower left leg in Monday's loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. In his absence, Ryan Anderson is expected to see an increase in playing time.
Analysis: Anderson recently had a career performance on Jan. 30 against Cleveland, scoring 23 points with 16 rebounds in a game in which he played 30 minutes. That type of playing time could be available to him on a regular basis over the next couple of weeks as a result of this news and should provide him with a chance at a real Fantasy boost. He is a premium source for 3-point shooting and can also get you some of the typical 'big' stats with the ability to turn in about 7-8 rebounds and a block per game.
News: Magic forward Ryan Anderson had a career night in Sunday's 103-87 win over the Cavaliers. Anderson scored 23 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in the victory, including 16 points and nine rebounds in the fourth quarter. Both totals were career highs, and hes now led the team in scoring in three of the past seven games. In the fourth my shot was kind of dropping, Anderson told the Orlando Sentinel, who went 4-for-6 from three-point range in the final quarter. I just shot the ball when I was open. I had some opportunities. Anderson is averaging 15.8 points and 6.6 rebounds over his last five contests.
Analysis: Anderson has developed into a nice player for the Magic that can do some damage while seeing solid minutes off the bench. He averaged 15.2 points and 6.5 rebounds in January, the first month of his NBA career in which he played in every one of his teams games. It's clear the consistent minutes have helped his game as he is enjoying the best stretch of his young career. Owners should continue to roll with Anderson while he is playing at a high level heading into Fantasy Week 15 (Jan. 31-Feb. 6). The Magic face the Grizzlies, Heat, Wizards and Celtics during the upcoming scoring period.
News: Magic F Ryan Anderson led every player on the court in scoring on Monday night against the Pistons. He dropped 21 points and hauled in five rebounds in the 103-96 loss. He went 5 for 11 from the field, including 4 of 10 from downtown, and converted 7 of 8 free throws while playing 26 minutes off the bench. Anderson also had three blocked shots and an assist in the defeat. Anderson has scored in double figures for 10 straight games.
Analysis: Anderson has developed into a nice player for the Magic that can do some damage while seeing solid minutes off the bench. He is averaging 18 points with 6.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over his last five contests, and is shooting nearly 42 percent from beyond the arc over that span. Anderson can do a little bit of everything and should be in for a solid scoring period with Indiana, Chicago and Cleveland left on the schedule for Week 14 (Jan. 24-30). Anderson is producing enough to benefit Fantasy owners in most formats right now so keep him active while he's playing like this.
News: Orlando forward Ryan Anderson is shooting lights out recently and it continued on Friday night against Toronto. Anderson shot 8 for 16 from the floor -- knocking down 4 of his 9 3-pointers -- and nailing his lone foul shot. He finished with 21 points, his second straight 20-point effort, and 10 rebounds. That was good for his second double-double over his last five games. Anderson and the Magic avenged a four-point home loss to the Raptors in November by rolling over them, 112-72, on Friday.
Analysis: Anderson has scored in double figures in all but one of his games in January. He's averaging 14.8 points and 6.4 rebounds for the month and has gone 30 for 66 from behind the 3-point arc. Anderson is playing extremely well for the Magic and recently said that he's shooting with a lot more confidence. That's obvious as his teammates keep feeding him the ball. He's definitely back in coach Stan Van Gundy's good graces as he's producing like a starter. Fantasy owners should add him if he's available as Anderson are worth using in just about all formats right now.
News: Orlando PF Ryan Anderson had a big night off the bench for the Magic in Wednesday's overtime win over the Sixers. Anderson connected on 4 of 10 from 3-point range and went 8 of 15 overall in the game to score a team-high 20 points for the Magic. Im shooting the ball with some more confidence, Anderson told the Orlando Sentinel about his resurgent solid play. These guys have confidence in me, which helps. Obviously Im playing a little bit more so Im getting more shot opportunities. I have to give it to them. Anderson played 28 minutes and added four rebounds and two assists. Meanwhile, Brandon Bass started and scored 11 points with 10 rebounds over 37 minutes.
Analysis: Anderson has been fantastic of late for Orlando, though he continues to come off the bench. Obviously Stan Van Gundy likes this scenario or he would have made a switch already. Anderson is averaging 16 points, 7.2 rebounds, a block and almost four 3-pointers per game over his last five. Numbers like that are almost must-start status. Anderson is currently owned in just 41 percent of Fantasy leagues and that is too few for the way he's playing right now.
News: Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy has said he's thought about changing his starting lineup and one player that could change roles is forward Ryan Anderson. Despite coming off the bench and playing on a sore ankle, Anderson logged more minutes than starter Brandon Bass on Saturday against Minnesota. Anderson shot 5 for 11 from the field -- going 3 for 8 from downtown -- and nailed both his foul shots, finishing with 15 points. Anderson also grabbed 11 rebounds (which ties a season high), made two steals and blocked a shot in his 29 minutes of action. "They play the same way quite honestly," coach Stan Van Gundy said of Kevin Love and Anderson. "It spreads the floor out for other guys, he pulls guys away from the basket. Love doesn't want to guard a guy out there either. I don't mean he's not trying, but it's not a comfortable place for big guys to go out and guard."
Analysis: Anderson has turned it up lately as he's averaging 14.2 points, 1.2 blocks and 7.4 boards over his last five games. He's also shooting 48 percent from the floor and 46.9 percent from downtown over that span. Fantasy owners should have Anderson on their radars as he can score, rebound and is a good source of 3-pointers. If he continues to see plenty of court time, his value will continue to rise. As of right now, Anderson is only worth using in deeper formats.
News: The Orlando Sentinel reports that Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said Thursday after a 125-124 loss to Oklahoma City that he may consider changing his starting lineup. The most likely move would be to bench power forward Brandon Bass for Ryan Anderson. Against the Thunder, Bass played 20 minutes and finished with eight points and four rebounds. Anderson, meanwhile, played 23 minutes and had 15 points and five rebounds. Well, I didnt think he was playing very well, Van Gundy said of Bass. Hes struggling a little bit. And Ryan was playing well, spreading the floor out, and then they went small in the fourth quarter and theres nobody out there for either one of em to guard until the very, very end when [Jeff] Green when came back in. But we were having too much success with the floor spread out, and we needed to get stops even though we didnt. So, I didnt want to play Brandon because I wanted the floor spread out and we needed to.
Analysis: Anderson rolled his right ankle with about two minutes left in first half on Thursday in Oklahoma City, which led to him heading to the locker room early. He was the Magic's leading scorer at the half with 14 points -- hitting three 3-pointers. He re-entered the game with less than seven minutes left in the third quarter, with his team trailing but wouldn't be much of a factor the rest of the way. Anderson finished the game going 5 for 10 from the floor -- hitting 3 of his 5 3-pointers -- and converted 2 of his 3 foul shots. That was good for 15 points. Keep an eye on his health and his role, but he should be someone to scout going forward in case he moves into the starting lineup. When healthy, Anderson is a good source of 3-pointers. Over his last five games he's averaging 12.6 points and 5.8 rebounds.
News: Orlando forward Ryan Anderson rolled his right ankle with about two minutes left in first half on Thursday in Oklahoma City, which led to him heading to the locker room early. He was the Magic's leading scorer at the half with 14 points -- hitting three 3-pointers. He re-entered the game with less than seven minutes left in the third quarter, with his team trailing but wouldn't be much of a factor the rest of the way. Anderson finished the game going 5 for 10 from the floor -- hitting 3 of his 5 3-pointers -- and converted 2 of his 3 foul shots. That was good for 15 points -- just one in the second half. Anderson added five rebounds and one assist in his 23 minutes of action. The Magic would fall to the Thunder, 125-124.
Analysis: Anderson had an ankle injury earlier in the year and it took him a while to get back into the rotation. Now that he's back in it and performing it would be a shame to see him suffer another setback. Coach Stan Van Gundy likes Anderson's ability to stretch the defense out with his 3-point shooting. Fantasy owners in deeper category-based should keep an eye on Anderson to see if he's able to go on Saturday in Minnesota. When healthy, Anderson is a good source of 3-pointers. Over his last five games he's averaging 12.6 points and 5.8 rebounds.
News: Although the team is without a true backup center, once-forgotten Orlando power forward Ryan Anderson has been taking advantage of his extedned minutes of late. Anderson has scored in double figures in six of the past seven games, including his 11-point effort in Saturday night's victory in Dallas. He is averaging 12.2 points and 4.6 rebounds over his last five contests while shooting 11 for 26 from behind the arc over that stretch.
Analysis: Anderson has been seeing around minutes a game of late and has taken full advantage of his extra minutes. Although Anderson lacks size for a power forward, coach Stan Van Gundy likes his ability to stretch defenses out with his 3-point shooting and pull down rebounds. These are also the two characteristics which make Anderson a viable low-end Fantasy forward in deeper category-based formats. Continue to view him as such while he is playing well.
News: After missing some time in the last game with a cut pinkie, Orlando PF Ryan Anderson put in his second-best scoring night of the season in Friday's win over the Rockets. He finished with 16 points on 6 of 12 shooting, including 3 of 7 from beyond the arc. Anderson also pulled down seven rebounds and assisted on two baskets in 25 minutes of action.
Analysis: Anderson said he was fine after the game Wednesday when he cut the finger, and he proved it on Friday night. The shooter has now scored at least 13 points in three of the last four games and reached double digits in six of the last eight. He also continues to pull down his fair share of rebounds in the process. The minutes are still there, so Anderson should be considered a low-end Fantasy option moving forward, with added value in deeper leagues.
News: Orlando PF Ryan Anderson cut his right pinkie on a dunk in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's game against the Bucks. After the game, Anderson said he was fine. He scored seven points on 2 of 5 shooting over 23 minutes and added three rebounds and a block.
Analysis: Anderson is getting around 22 minutes per game of late with Brandon Bass ailing and he's averaging 10 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game over that span with nine 3-pointers in his last five contests. As long as he's topping 20 minutes per night, Anderson has value in the deepest Fantasy leagues. Now he has to hope this finger injury doesn't worsen.
News:The Orlando Sentinel reports that Brandon Bass said at practice Sunday that he might need arthroscopic knee surgery. He has been dealing with lingering soreness in his left knee after he came down hard on it on Thursday night and "heard a pop." If Bass can not play, Ryan Anderson will start at power forward.
Analysis: Anderson could step into Bass' role as a starter, a role in which he averaged 29.6 minutes, 13.0 points and 5.8 rebounds over his last five games. Consider Anderson a sleeper in deep leagues, but Bass' unsettled status makes him still too risky to trust in most standard weekly formats.
News: Magic forward Ryan Anderson hit three 3-pointers on Thursday night against the Knicks and finished the game with 14 points. He shot 5 for 8 from the field and converted 1 of his 2 foul shots. Anderson has found his way back into the rotation and played 19 minutes off the bench. He added five rebounds and two steals in Orlando's 112-103 win.
Analysis: With him being one of the few big men on the roster, Anderson will be leaned on heavily for quality minutes off the bench. He's averaging 10.0 points and 6.0 rebounds over his last five games. Fantasy owners in the deepest of category-based leagues should have Anderson on their radars as a cheap source of 3-pointers. He holds little value in the majority of formats.
News: Orlando forward Ryan Anderson played his first minutes for the Magic on Thursday night against the Spurs. He had been sidelined since Nov. 18 with a fractured foot. He logged 22 minutes for the Magic, going 3 for 8 from the field -- 2 for 6 from downtown -- and converting 2 of his 3 foul shots. The reserve forward would tally 10 points and grab three rebounds. He added one assist and two steals in Orlando's 123-101 win.
Analysis: Anderson has been in and out of the rotation this year and then got injured. Now that he's healthy, Anderson should be able to produce off the bench for the new-look Magic. It's unclear how much time he'll get going forward, but if Thursday is any indication Anderson will be a contributor. Anderson is a good 3-point shooter and has some Fantasy appeal in the deepest of category-based leagues.
News: Magic PF Ryan Anderson, who has been out since Nov. 18 with a fractured foot, is expected to return Thursday against the Spurs, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Analysis: Anderson had a significant role in the rotation at the time he got hurt, even making some starts, but he's the low man on the totem pole all over again now. His 3-point shooting gives him some sleeper appeal, but he'll have to earn his minutes first.
News: Magic PF Ryan Anderson, who has been out since Nov. 18 with a fractured foot, still can't run at full speed, but he is walking without a limp, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The Magic still have no timetable for his return.
Analysis: Anderson is also trying to gain back the eight pounds he lost during a bout with the flu a week ago. When healthy, he'll contribute some 3-pointers off the bench but isn't consistent enough to make a Fantasy impact.
News: The Orlando Sentinel reports that further tests on Orlando PF Ryan Anderson's injured foot revealed no further fractures. Anderson's return to the court has been delayed by a stomach bug and the Magic haven't said when he'll return.
Analysis: Anderson is going to have to work his way back into the team's rotation once he can return. Immediately following his return, he's not expected to see much time on the court. His value is very low-end at the moment.
News: The Orlando Sentinel reports that Ryan Anderson (foot) was scheduled to receive more X-rays on his injured right foot, but has been unable to after having caught the stomach virus that has been going around the team's locker room. Anderson injured himself Friday night after seeing just one minute of action.
Analysis: Anderson is likely to miss the team's upcoming road trip, which spans through Dec. 14. He has been phased out of the team's rotation and is not a player we recommend owning in most formats, barring an unexpected boost in playing time.
News: According to the Orlando Sentinel, Magic F Ryan Anderson will miss the teams upcoming roadtrip due to a sprained foot. He injured himself Friday night after seeing just one minute of action. Orlando will be on the road until Dec. 14 at Denver.
Analysis: The Magic are dealing with a virus-decimated roster and Anderson was injured in one of his rare chances to play. The report also said that he will receive additional X-rays once the swelling in his foot goes down. He may have earned some Fantasy value if he played well while the rest of Orlando deals with a stomach virus. Now he has no value whatsoever as he's injured and likely out for some time.
News: The Orlando Sentinel reports that Ryan Anderson missed Saturday's game against the Bucks in Milwaukee after leaving Friday's game in a walking boot. The Magic are dealing with a virus-decimated roster and Anderson was injured in one of his rare chances to play.
Analysis: Anderson may have earned some Fantasy value if he played well while the rest of Orlando deals with a stomach virus. Now he has no value whatsoever as he's injured and likely out for some time.
News: Magic F Ryan Anderson left Friday's game against the Pistons in the second quarter after he suffered right mid-foot sprain. He injured himself when he came down on Charlie Villanueva's leg wrong. Anderson went 0 for 1 from the field before being forced from the game.
Analysis: Anderson had to be helped to the locker room by trainers and is officially listed as day to day. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on his status to make sure he does not miss more time. He has not seen much playing time this season and was forced into action on Friday with four Orlando players dealing with an illness. Given his current role with the team, Anderson does not much much Fantasy value at this point and even when healthy, he should be left on waivers in most formats.
News: According to the Orlando Sentinel, Magic PF Ryan Anderson, who has been in the starting lineup recently, will drop out of the rotation completely Friday against the Raptors. Mickael Pietrus will rejoin the rotation, and Quentin Richardson will start at small forward, and that's apparently the way it's going to stay. "Stability is the most important thing right now," coach Stan Van Gundy said.
Analysis: Anderson is a good 3-point shooter but couldn't take advantage of his opportunity in the starting lineup. He could still emerge as a viable Fantasy option at some point this season, but given his current role on the team, you have no reason to bother with him right now.
News: Magic F Ryan Anderson got the start at power forward in Wednesday's game against Utah, but lasted just over a minute on the floor before being removed from the game and not returning. He went to the floor on a loose ball scuffle, but did not appear to be injured on the play. Brandon Bass saw a majority of the playing time at the four, finishing with 14 points and four rebounds in 37 minutes.
Analysis: This continues to be a developing situation as the Magic and coach Stan Van Gundy continue to shuffle options at power forward in order to keep Rashard Lewis at his more comfortable small forward position. Anderson has had some spotty decent performances and so has Bass, but neither player will be a recommended Fantasy option until somebody can emerge as the victor for consistent playing time.
News: Orlando PF Ryan Anderson, who sat out on Saturday due to a DNP-CD, started in Monday's game against the Hawks. The Magic were without point guard Jameer Nelson in the game. Anderson played 15 minutes and scored four points on 1 of 5 shooting. He went 0 for 3 from long range and added one assist and one rebound.
Analysis: Anderson played just seven minutes in the game before the DNP-CD and he failed to score. Just two days prior to that, however, he played 19 minutes and shot 6 of 10 with four 3-pointers to score 19 points with three blocks and three rebounds. Can you say hard to predict? Anderson has had moments of solid play but Van Gundy doesn't use him consistently enough for him to be anything but a low-end option for deeper leagues who can have nice stretches of play.
News: Magic F Ryan Anderson did not play in Saturday's 91-88 win over the Bobcats due to coach's decision. He is averaging 9.2 points and 4.2 rebounds in four games this season.
Analysis: Anderson played just seven minutes on Friday night and did not see the court at all against the Bobcats. He had a stellar game as a starter a couple of nights ago but Fantasy owners should see how he's used over the next week or so to see what his role will be. Keep an eye on Anderson going forward as he could be a viable option in deeper leagues if he sees decent playing time.
News: Orlando PF Ryan Anderson got his first start of the season on Wednesday night against Minnesota and it was a good one. Anderson was playing backup minutes and wasn't even the first power forward off the bench prior to Wednesday with Brandon Bass having that honor. Still, he got the start and played 19 minutes. Anderson scored nine quick points all on 3-pointers as he went 4 for 8 from deep in the game and 6 of 10 overall to score 19 points. Scoring a point per minute, Anderson added three blocks and three rebounds.
Analysis: In two games this season prior to Wednesday, Anderson was averaging 9.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and a half a block. With more minutes, Anderson definitely picked everything up and played like a player worth owning in most Fantasy leagues. He really didn't even get many more minutes. If he continues to impress coach Stan Van Gundy, his minutes could continue to rise. He's definitely a player to watch going forward. That said, Bass is going to get his minutes, too, and we don't expect Anderson to remain a starter.
News: Orlando PF Brandon Bass has been the first player off the bench in the first two games of the season but Magic coach Stan Van Gundy wants to reiterate that he has not beaten out Ryan Anderson for the backup PF spot, reports the Orlando Sentinel Monday. "Not at all," Van Gundy said. Against Miami, Van Gundy simply thought Bass would be a better matchup against Chris Bosh. "Those guys have both been so good through this whole first month, I don't want to bury either one of them on the bench," Van Gundy said. "I think it's too important to our team that we keep both of them alive and working and getting better, so that we have the flexibility of working with them both."
Analysis: Bass has played 18.5 minutes per game after two contests compared to 15 by Anderson. That said, the production has been similar with Anderson dropping nine points and five rebounds compared to Bass' 6.5 points and 5.5 boards. Anderson has been the better scorer and has also added the ability to hit some 3-pointers. He is probably the better Fantasy option but is just a reserve option until he picks up Bass' minutes.
News: Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy confirmed on Wednesday to the Orlando Sentinel that both Brandon Bass and Ryan Anderson will be apart of his bench rotation this season.
Analysis: Anderson has averaged 12.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.6 steals and is shooting 40 percent from 3-point range over 21.2 minutes in five preseason games. He has earned his spot with his play and has Fantasy sleeper written all over him. Owners might be best off adding him off waivers if he performs well when the regular season begins.
News: Magic forward Ryan Anderson got the start in Thursday's preseason game against the Bobcats. He logged 26 minutes, hitting 4 of his 9 shots from the field (1 for 4 from downtown) and nailing his lone free-throw attempt. He finished with 10 points and seven boards for Orlando, which rested three of their starters. ``It really proved how deep we really are,'' Anderson said. ``We really brought a team together that is capable of really playing a lot of different guys who can play a lot of minutes a lot of different positions.''
Analysis: The Magic aren't deep on the frontcourt as Anderson is one of the few big men on the roster. He can score, but he gets limited action for the most part. In 63 games last year he averaged 7.7 points and 3.2 rebounds per contest. The Magic do have a balanced team and any role player can breakout for a good performance on a given night. The third-year forward won't be worth drafting in most Fantasy leagues, but will be worth a look in deeper Rotisserie formats as he shot 37 percent from downtown last year.
News: Magic F Ryan Anderson recorded a double-double in Friday's preseason game against the Pacers. Anderson had 10 points on 3 of 13 shooting and 16 rebounds in the 93-86 win. He also added a steal and a blocked shot.
Analysis: Anderson beat out Brandon Bass for the backup power forward spot, logging heavy minutes while starter Rashard Lewis served a 10-game suspension to start last season and will likely come off the bench again this season. Anderson shot 43.6 percent from the field last year and helped stretch the floor with his strong 3-point shooting, although was a little streaky at times. He will not be worth drafting in most Fantasy leagues, but can be viewed a decent reserve option in Rotisserie formats.
News: The Orlando Magic announced Friday that the team will exercise their option on F Ryan Anderson's contract that will keep him in Orlando next season. Anderson was traded from New Jersey last year in the blockbuster deal that brought Vince Carter to the Magic. Last season he averaged 7.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and averaged 14.5 minutes per game.
Analysis: Anderson beat out Brandon Bass for the backup power forward spot, logging heavy minutes while starter Rashard Lewis served a 10-game suspension to start last season. Anderson shot 43.6 percent from the field and helped stretch the floor with his strong 3-point shooting. He will not be worth drafting in most Fantasy leagues, but can be viewed a decent reserve option in Rotisserie formats.
News: Orlando F Ryan Anderson had another productive day Friday against the Knicks. Anderson scored 19 points, hauled in six rebounds and dished out three dimes in the win. He also was active on defense, collecting two blocks and two steals in 21 minutes. Anderson has now scored in double figures in back-to-back games.
Analysis: Anderson has seen an increase in his minutes during the last few blowouts the Magic have produced. The Magic don't plan on resting their star players for the playoffs and Anderson shouldn't see more than 10 minutes a game if they are close. With two potential blowout games remaining against Indiana and Philadelphia, Anderson could be a formidable last-minute pickup in only the deepest of leagues.
News: Orlando PF Ryan Anderson, who did not see any playing time at all in the previous three games despite not being injured, played 24 minutes on Friday against Minnesota. He made his time count with 19 points and nine rebounds. Anderson shot 6 of 16 from the field and hit 3 of 9 on 3-pointers. He added two steals and a block.
Analysis: Anderson still shot too much, especially for a guy that hasn't been in the rotation. Plus, they were playing the lowly Wolves. Don't read too much into this. He's not going to gain very much Fantasy value, even with increased playing time, which is not even expected.
News: Orlando F Ryan Anderson scored 16 points to help the Magic defeat Atlanta 104-86 on Saturday. Anderson and J.J. Redick combined for 12 points in the second quarter as Orlando's reserves pushed the advantage to 42-34 before Atlanta's offense came alive. Anderson played 17 minutes shooting 7 of 11 from the field while adding five rebounds and one assist. "People look at Ryan's shooting, but a lot of big guys stretch the floor with shooting and that's all they do," Van Gundy said. "Ryan scores driving the ball to the basket, he scores down on the post and on offensive rebounds. He's a very good player with a chance to be outstanding."
Analysis: This is the first game that Anderson has scored in double figures since January 12. He has averaged 8.7 points per game this season with 3.5 rebounds per game. He is low-end Fantasy option who could possibly be used in the deepest leagues, but for the most part, Anderson should be on waivers.
News: Orlando PF Ryan Anderson played 22 minutes on Saturday in a win over Atlanta. Anderson responded to the most minutes he's seen since early December by scoring 16 points on 5 of 10 shooting. Anderson went 2 for 5 from long range and 4 for 4 from the free-throw line. He added five boards.
Analysis: Anderson has scored in double figures the last four times he's played at least 18 minutes. He can clearly put the ball in the basket when given the opportunity. He hits threes and rebounds, as well, when given minutes. Unfortunately, he too often doesn't get enough minutes to warrant Fantasy use in anything but the deepest of leagues. Orlando plays a favorable three-game schedule in Week 12 (Jan. 11-17) so Anderson may be worth usage in some deep leagues.
News: Orlando P Ryan Anderson had a solid performance on Friday, coming off the bench in a win over Minnesota. Anderson scored 16 points in the contest on 4 for 12 shooting in 19 minutes of action. He added an assist, a rebound and four steals to his stat line.
Analysis: Anderson did not even get into Orlando's game against the Bucks on Friday and seldomly scores in double digits. He is just a low-end Fantasy option who should remain on waivers in most leagues.
News: Magic PF Ryan Anderson, who entered the game averaging just 6.2 points over his last nine, had 16 points, five rebounds and two assists Thursday at Utah. He also hit four 3-pointers.
Analysis: Coming off the bench since Rashard Lewis returned from a 10-game suspension, Anderson is too inconsistent to matter in standard Fantasy leagues. He has this kind of potential, but unless he can string together a few of these performances, he should remain on waivers.
News: Magic PF Ryan Anderson, who has had to come off the bench since the return of Rashard Lewis from a 10-game suspension, had only six points and two rebounds in 12 minutes Tuesday at the Clippers. He's averaging just 6.2 points over his last nine games.
Analysis: Anderson was scoring in the 15-20 point range as a starter -- and hitting plenty of 3-pointers to boot -- but now that he's coming off the bench, he's too inconsistent for Fantasy use. Cut him in all but the deepest of leagues.
News: Magic PF Ryan Anderson, who missed four games with a sprained right ankle, returned to the lineup Monday against the Bobcats and had 12 points, three rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes. He was starting before the injury, but he'll come off the bench now with Rashard Lewis back from a 10-game suspension.
Analysis: Anderson won't average the 15.0 points and 5.0 rebounds he did as a starter, but he should score in double figures more often than not and contribute more 3-pointers than the average power forward. Still, he's a low-end option in standard Fantasy leagues.
News: Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said F Ryan Anderson got out of a boot Tuesday but won't be ready to return until next week at the earliest. He missed his second straight game Tuesday at Charlotte with a sprained right ankle.
Analysis: Anderson was getting a chance to start before the injury and making the most of it, averaging 15.0 points and 5.0 rebounds. He might have to come off the bench when he returns, though, since Rashard Lewis will be back from his suspension by then. Either way, Anderson will still have some Fantasy appeal as a power forward who can shoot the three.
News: Orlando PF Ryan Anderson was held out of Sunday's game against the Thunder due to a sprained ankle. He is considered questionable for Tuesday at Charlotte.
Analysis: Anderson has played well to open the season and left Friday's game with 11 points, two rebounds and an assist. He is likely going to lose playing time when Rashard Lewis returns from his suspension anyways, which will cut into his Fantasy value. Anderson should be held out of all formats for Fantasy Week 3 (Nov. 9-15) as he might be out a few more games.
News: Orlando PF Ryan Anderson suffered a sprained ankle in the third quarter on Friday against the Pistons. He is considered questionable for Sunday against the Thunder.
Analysis: Anderson has played well to open the season and left Friday's game with 11 points, two rebounds and an assist. He is likely going to lose playing time when Rashard Lewis returns from his suspension anyways, which will cut into his Fantasy value. Anderson is a decent low-end option for now. See if he plays on Sunday before making a decision on him for Fantasy Week 3 (Nov. 9-15).
News: The Orlando Sentinel reports that Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said Thursday that he will start suspended forward Rashard Lewis the very game he becomes eligible. Lewis, suspended by the league for the first 10 games of the season for taking a banned supplement, can play on Nov. 16 against the Charlotte Bobcats at home. "I'm starting him the first game --- for who, I don't know," Van Gundy said. "It's like when we got Rafer (Alston) at midseason last year. When you know a guy is going to be there long term, you don't mess around." Lewis would replace either Mickael Pietrus or Ryan Anderson.
Analysis: Van Gundy said last week that Lewis would start at power forward despite the fact the team had planned on having Lewis move back to his more natural power forward position. That would leave Mickael Pietrus as a starter and would push Ryan Anderson -- despite his strong recent play -- to the bench. Both player will see a drop in production, regardless, once Lewis returns.
News: Magic F Ryan Anderson, who has gotten to start with Rashard Lewis serving a 10-game suspension, did not have his shooting touch Tuesday at Detroit, hitting only 2 of 14 from the field and 1 of 11 from 3-point range. He averaged 17.3 points over his first three games but finished Tuesday's game with only seven points in 28 minutes.
Analysis: Anderson might not continue to start once Lewis returns, but he has proven to be an adept scorer when given the opportunity, typically hitting as many as four or five 3-pointers per night. He's worth using as a No. 4 forward in Fantasy right now.
News: Orlando PF Ryan Anderson shot 5 of 10 from the field Wednesday in a win over Philly in the season opener. Anderson saw 25 minutes and scored 16 points as he hit four threes. He added five boards.
Analysis: Anderson proved worthy for Fantasy use in the categories of threes, points and boards on Wednesday and hopefully he will continue to have games this one. Anderson looks like he'll make an impact this season. Give him a look in Fantasy if you need threes.
News: Magic F Ryan Anderson continued his stellar shooting from behind the arc this preseason, going 4 for 7 from 3-point range Monday at Chicago to finish with 18 points. He also had two rebounds and three steals in 23 minutes. He started the game at power forward.
Analysis: Anderson is averaging 14.8 points in five preseason games and is making a strong case to begin the season in the Magic starting lineup. The team could prefer to go defensive at the position, but even if he comes off the bench, Anderson looks like he'll make an impact this season. Give him a look in Fantasy if you need threes late.
News: F Ryan Anderson scored 22 points to help the Magic remain unbeaten in the preseason with a victory over the Hornets in New Orleans on Tuesday. Starting at small forward, he hit four 3-pointers and scored 16 points in a 3 1/2-minute stretch in the third quarter. Anderson, who came to the Magic in the trade that brought Vince Carter from the Nets, finished 6 of 9 from 3-point range. "That was fun," Anderson said. "It's always fun when you're feeling it, but when the guys got me open and the crowd got into it, it was great."
Analysis: Anderson can certainly hit the outside shot, and the Magic talk like he'll play a significant role this year. "People keep calling [Anderson] the other guy in the Vince Carter trade," Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy said, "and when I told you guys [in the media] he was a big part of the thing, you rolled your eyes. But he fits the way we play. Our team is built inside out, and you can't leave him open." Still, Anderson likely won't be much more than an injection of offense off the bench, which makes him nothing more than a low-end option in Fantasy, maybe a 3-point specialist in Rotisserie leagues.
News: Along with SG Vince Carter, the Nets sent SF Ryan Anderson to the Magic on Thursday in exchange for PG Rafer Alston, SG Courtney Lee and PF Tony Battie.
Analysis: If Hedo Turkoglu remains with the team, the starting lineup could include Jameer Nelson, Carter, Turkoglu, Rashard Lewis and Dwight Howard. Anderson would play a limited role off the bench and not get enough touches in the offense to matter in Fantasy. Expect him to be waiver wire fodder at best this fall.
News: The New Jersey Nets are in talks to send Vince Carter to his home town of Orlando and the Eastern Conference champion Magic, a person with knowledge of the talks tells The Associated Press. Working on a major draft-day deal for the second straight year, the Nets are prepared to send Carter and forward Ryan Anderson to the Magic for point guard Rafer Alston, shooting guard Courtney Lee and power forward Tony Battie, said the source, who requested anonymity because the deal was not finalized.
Analysis: If Hedo Turkoglu remains with the team, the starting lineup could include Jameer Nelson, Carter, Turkoglu, Rashard Lewis and Dwight Howard. Anderson would play a limited role off the bench and is not someone who will get enough touches in the offense to consider useful in most Fantasy leagues. Expect him to be waiver wire fodder at best this fall if this trade goes through.
News: Nets SF Ryan Anderson keeps getting better as he gets more minutes for New Jersey down the stretch. Anderson recorded his second double-double of the season on Saturday in a loss at Chicago with 17 points and 10 boards. He was 6-of-16 from the field with a three and added two steals and two dimes.
Analysis: Anderson is playing more and more down the stretch and is averaging nine points and seven boards with almost two steals and a three per night over his last five games. It seems he'll continue to get more playing time which makes him a nice sleeper option in deeper leagues down the stretch.
News: Nets starting SF Ryan Anderson scored 14 points on Wednesday against Detroit. It was the first time he scored in double figures since the Nets made him a starter. He shot 4-of-6 from the field and hit two threes. He added five rebounds and three assists and also blocked two shots.
Analysis: Anderson will normally stay in single digits in scoring, even with 20-25 minutes per night. He can rebound and block shots but that only makes him useful in the deepest of Fantasy formats, even as a starter.
News: The New York Post reports that Nets forward Yi Jianlian has been replaced in the starting lineup and the rotation by Ryan Anderson starting Friday night against the Lakers. "Both guys obviously are young developing players and they're both learning their ways. Obviously, we've given Yi more of an opportunity as a starter than Ryan," said coach Lawrence Frank. "The change for those guys may help them both. Ryan in that he's really hungry and thirsty to play. Sitting on that bench seeing, like you really want to get out there." Since returning from a broken pinkie, Yi has played 18 games with just a 6.0 scoring average and .357 shooting percentage. "Too much hesitation," Yi said. "Yeah it's hard for me right now. I know what happening. I must just be professional and keep doing my stuff, doing my thing."
Analysis: Anderson could see a boost in Fantasy value, but don't expect him to do much. For now, keep an eye on his progress and see if he's worth adding over the final few weeks of the season.
News: Nets SF Ryan Anderson was able to play five minutes on Sunday against the Cavaliers after he was sent home Friday with an upper respiratory problem and missed the game against Miami. He scored two points on 1-for-3 shooting on Sunday.
Analysis: Anderson has been struggling to get minutes since Yi Jianlian returned to the fold in New Jersey. He is not a player worth activating in any leagues for the upcoming scoring period and is at best a long-term prospect.
News: Nets F Ryan Anderson was sent home from the Nets' morning shootaround Friday with an upper respiratory problem. He did not play in the team's game against Miami.
Analysis: Anderson's production has tailed off since the return of Yi Jianlian. He should be viewed as day to day for now, but we don't recommend activating him in any league down the stretch. He is a long-term keeper prospect at best.
News: The New York Post reports that Nets forward Yi Jianlian will start Monday night against the Sixers. Yi has averaged 6.0 points and 4.3 rebounds in three games since returning from a broken pinkie. Ryan Anderson will return to the bench for the Nets.
Analysis: Hopefully this move will provide a boost for Yi, who was playing well before getting hurt. As a starter, Yi was averaging 10.5 points and 6.2 rebounds before getting hurt. Keep an eye on how this moves goes before adding Yi and putting him in your lineup. He could end up as a useful No. 4 Fantasy forward. Anderson has minimal Fantasy value as a result of this move and should be ignored in most leagues.
News: The New York Post reports that Yi Jianlian practiced Monday and looked good, but head coach Lawrence Frank was still was iffy about how and when to use him. Yi said practice Monday went fine and although he didn't take any direct hits, the healed broken pinkie felt fine. "It's just getting the feeling back. It's been a month away from playing games," Yi said. "I think I can play." Coach Lawrence Frank, though, said he will stay with the same starting unit that finished up before the break with Ryan Anderson and Trenton Hassell up front.
Analysis: Anderson said he was given a heads up that he and Yi could spend time together on the court at four and five. His production has tailed off a bit since a spike earlier this month and the return of Yi likely means more harm than good for his Fantasy appeal.
News: Nets SF Ryan Anderson keeps playing better and better lately. Anderson scored 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for his first double-double of the season on Saturday night against Denver. Anderson also dished out four assists, stole three balls and blocked a shot while nailing three threes.
Analysis: Anderson is a rookie who has been playing well with Yi Jianlian out. Anderson is now a starter and is somebody to consider in 12-team and deeper Fantasy leagues as he's averaging 14 points, eight boards, a steal and two threes per night over his last five games. He's playing like someone who could evolve into Rotisserie stud as a big forward.
News: According to The Sports Xchange, With both starting forwards, Yi Jianlian and Bobby Simmons, injured, and with one of the top forward reserves, Eduardo Najera, also down, rookie F Ryan Anderson has been thrust into a starting role and has been responding. There are typical rookie flubs, but Anderson grows with each outing. Wednesday in Washington, he contributed 18 points and nine rebounds in the rout of the Wizards. His hustle and energy are keeping him in the lineup. "That's what Coach wants me to do, he wants me to get rebounds and hustle and be a defensive stopper if I'm not making my shots," Anderson said. "We've had so many different lineups. A lot of guys have been hurt, guys have gone from not playing at all to playing -- myself included. Experience is a lot of it. I definitely need to expect to be on the court more and step up my defense."
Analysis: Anderson's productivity with all of New Jersey's injury woes has been a nice surprise. However, it's hard to believe his starting minutes will last much longer with three injured players essentially ahead of him on the depth chart. He can be used as a low-end stopgap option while he's starting, but his usefulness won't last.
News: For the second time in three games, Nets SF Ryan Anderson scored in double figures. Anderson finished with 19 points on Tuesday night against the Bucks on 7-of-10 shooting with three three-pointers. He added two steals, seven rebounds and a block.
Analysis: It was a nice all-around game for Anderson, who got the start on Tuesday. That said, Anderson sandwiched a two-point effort over 24 minutes against the Sixers in between two good games and that showcases his inability to stay consistent. The rookie from California is getting valuable minutes in his first season with the Nets, but his stats lines still leave a lot to be desired in Fantasy. Anderson remains just a low-end Fantasy option.
News: Nets SF Ryan Anderson had eight points and five rebounds in 21 minutes Monday against the Thunder. He has managed more than 10 points in just two of his last eight games and double-digit rebounds just once in that span. Anderson is averaging 7.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in that span.
Analysis: The rookie from California is getting valuable minutes in his first season with the Nets, but his stats lines still leave a lot to be desired in Fantasy. Anderson remains just a low-end Fantasy option.
News: Nets rookie Ryan Anderson grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds as a starter in Wednesday's loss at New Orleans. Anderson scored four points on 2-of-5 shooting over 16 minutes.
Analysis: Anderson is averaging eight points and six boards with just under a three per game and 24 minutes per night over his last five games with the Nets. He is a player that is worth stashing in larger leagues as he will continue to start and Yi Jianlian is not going to return until late February or early March.
News: Nets F Ryan Anderson scored seven points with four rebounds and an assist in Saturday's game against Boston. He is averaging 8.5 points and 5.3 rebounds since being inserted into the starting lineup for Yi Jianlian.
Analysis: In those four games, Anderson has scored in double figures only once. He is a player that is worth stashing in larger leagues as he will continue to start and Jianlian is not going to return until late February or early March.
News: Nets F Ryan Anderson got a start at power forward in Friday's game at against Oklahoma City with Yi Jianlian out until at least late February with a hand injury. Anderson shot 3-for-13 from the field (0-for-4 from beyond the arc) and managed six points to go with nine rebounds. He also added two steals in 27 minutes. The Newark Star-Ledger reports that the Nets will stay with Anderson in the lineup for the time being. "We're going to give Ryan an opportunity," coach Lawrence Frank said Monday night. "Hopefully that can jump-start him, and we can keep Eddie in the role he's been (in) with us and go from there."
Analysis: The Nets could also choose to play Eduardo Najera at power forward or Jose Boone, but it makes the most sense to stick with the rookie for now. Najera is serving his purpose as a backup and Boone is the team's only real backup center option. Fantasy owners should think about taking a flier on Anderson as he will have the minutes and the opportunity to thrive.
News: The Bergen County Record is reporting that Yi Jianlian will miss 4-6 weeks with a broken finger. He fractured the finger of his right hand in Friday's game in Milwaukee. Yi's absence likely means more playing time for Eduardo Najera and Ryan Anderson.
Analysis: Yi is averaging just over 10 points and six rebounds this season and has been a very erratic Fantasy option. He is only worth stashing were ample reserve slots or injury spots are available. Najera and Anderson will still remain low-end Fantasy options, but will be worth monitoring in deeper formats.
News:Vince Carter knew just what to tell Ryan Anderson about recovering from a poor shooting performance. Carter had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Anderson scored a career-high 21 points, and the New Jersey Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak. "It was a big win for us," Anderson said. "We were in a desperate need for this win. We really needed to get it and get our streak back." Carter scored a season-high 39 points in a 129-127 overtime victory at Toronto on Nov. 21, but had just three points and shot a career-worst 0-for-13 against his former team as the Raptors beat the Nets 101-79 in New Jersey last Friday. Anderson shot 1-for-9 in that loss to the Bulls, but both he and Carter were solid against the Raptors. Carter shot 8-for-24 and Anderson went 6-for-11, including three 3-pointers. "It feels good to bounce back from a game where I may not have shot the ball as well as I know I can," Anderson said. "I just went out there and played, just hustled and did the things I can do."
Analysis: Carter and Anderson have become fast friends, with the All-Star taking the rookie forward under his wing and checking on him after each game. "I always think back to when I was in those situations and I was thrown in the fire," Carter said. "You have rough times and rough nights and you just need somebody to be there and say 'Be yourself and play your game. We drafted you for this reason.' He showed it tonight." The rookie from Cal has hit double-figures four times this season, but the 21 points were his best performance to date. He is still coming off the bench and is not yet a consistent option for New Jersey. There is long-term potential with Anderson, but he remains a low-end Fantasy reserve at this time.
News: Nets F Ryan Anderson had just five points and five rebounds to go with five personal fouls in 21 minutes of action off the bench Friday in a win over Minnesota. He has been held under 10 points in eight of his last nine contests.
Analysis: The Nets rookie has rarely seen as many as 10 shots in a game (just twice) and will not get much more than 20 minutes per night off the bench in most games. Leave him for keeper formats for now until he can gain a more useful role off the bench for the Nets.
News: Nets rookie SF Ryan Anderson had 13 points and a career-high eight rebounds in his return home Wednesday at Sacramento. He went to high school in the Sacramento area and won a state title at Arco Arena as a senior in 2005.
Analysis: Anderson played only 18 minutes Wednesday and has played more than 20 only three times this season. He has some upside, but he remains a low-end Fantasy F until he starts playing more.
News: New Jersey rookie SF Ryan Anderson continued to play well in the absence of Eduardo Najera on Saturday against the Hawks. Anderson scored 17 points off the bench in 27 minutes and added five boards. He was 3-for-3 from long range.
Analysis: Anderson has now gotten at least 26 minutes in his last two games, both against Atlanta, and has averaged 16 points and five boards. Anderson doesn't yet have a huge role in the Nets' rotation, but the team clearly likes him enough to play him regularly. He has some upside, but he doesn't seem worth using in Fantasy right now.
News: Nets rookie F Ryan Anderson, coming off a career-best 12-point performance in only his second NBA game, contributed eight points and seven rebounds in 17 minutes Tuesday against the Suns. He shot only 1-for-3 from the field, though.
Analysis: Anderson doesn't yet have a huge role in the Nets' rotation, but the team clearly likes him enough to play him regularly. He has some upside, but he doesn't seem worth using in Fantasy right now.
News: Nets rookie F Ryan Anderson made his Orlando Summer League debut Monday night against the Magic. He started and scored 14 points off 4-for-8 shooting (2-for-6 from beyond the arc). He also added four rebounds and a steal.
Analysis: Anderson was selected with the Nets' 21st pick, their second in the first round of the NBA draft. He'll be looked upon to fill a void at small forward left by the departure of Richard Jefferson, but it is still too early to tell how big a role he will play. It's possible he could start, but the Nets could also choose to use Yi Jianlian at small forward. Anderson has some sleeper value as a Kyle Korver type who can shoot the long ball and chip in double digits in scoring.