Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
With only a couple weeks left in the NBA season, this may be your last chance to move up in the standings. Unless you are in a keeper league, no player, not matter how big the name, should be safe from the axe if it will help you win a league.
Glen Davis, Orlando - What with both power forward Ryan Anderson and center Dwight Howard dealing with various health issues, Davis has become an offensive force. In five April games he's averaging 20.6 ppg, 12.2 rpg and 1.2 apg. Howard is again doubtful for Tuesday night's game so Davis should continue his strong play.
Kevin Seraphin, Washington - Seraphin has taken advantage of the injury to Nene Hilario and posted solid fantasy statistics in April. In six games he's averaging 15.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg and 1.8 apg. The Wizards big man is still available in 70-percent of all Yahoo leagues.
Shannon Brown, Phoenix - Brown is on fire in six April games, averaging 16.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg and 2.3 apg. His fine play has earned him an extra 10 minutes per game and has contributed greatly to his increased statistics. There is no reason to think he can't finish the season at this same pace. Like Seraphin, Brown is a free agent in a majority of all fantasy leagues.
Dwight Howard, Orlando - Apparently, even for Superman, carrying the Orlando Magic for an entire season is too much on the back. Howard is averaging 14.8 ppg over his last four games and in two of the contests couldn't pull down more than eight rebounds. Very un-Howard like numbers which he says has nothing to do with his pending free agency or his relationship with coach Stan Van Gundy.
Greg Monroe, Detroit - Monroe was a pleasant fantasy surprise this season jumping from a non-fantasy worthy 9.4 ppg and 7.5 rpg in 2011, to a solid 15.6 ppg and 9.6 rpg in 2012. However, the nightly wrestling match with opposing centers and power forwards may be taking a toll on the 21-year-old Monroe. His numbers have headed south since a peak in February and in five April games is averaging 13.6 ppg, 7.6 rpg and a season-low 59.3-percent from the line. I think you've gotten all you are going to get out of this horse. Remember this for next season and hope he takes up off-season weight training.
John Wall, Washington - Like Monroe, it's possible the condensed 66-game schedule is taking a toll on the slightly-built Wizards point guard. Since a February peak of 19.2 ppg his scoring has fallen to just 14.7 ppg, his minutes are down to 34 per game and his field goal shooting to an anemic 37.3-percent. In the off-season Wall will have to hit the weight room if he wants to play an 82-game schedule.