Dr. A's weekly risers and fallers: Brook Lopez, Caris LeVert make the list

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Steve Alexander

Now that the fantasy basketball playoffs are here, there’s never a more important time to pay attention to which direction players are trending.

Here are five guys currently exceeding expectations and five others who are struggling as the season winds down.


Brook Lopez, C, Milwaukee Bucks: Bro-Lo cooled off on Wednesday when he had just 11 points, two rebounds and two blocks due to foul trouble but has otherwise been a rock star in March. He’s been a Top 5 fantasy player over the past two weeks and has averaged 20.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, 0.8 steals, 2.9 blocks and 2.1 3-pointers while shooting 58% from the floor and 80% from the line in March. Chances are he’s helped to carry fantasy teams down the stretch and he’ll look to keep it going against the Jazz on Friday night. The Bucks finish up 4-4 on games played over the final