Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 2 Days
Anderson Varejao scored six points, blocked one shot and grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds in Saturday's victory, five of which came on the offensive glass.
Varejao flashed the dominance he had when healthy last season, but he'll be a hot-and-cold source of value as long as Andrew Bynum (18 points, six rebounds) is healthy. Owners willing to ride the waves are being rewarded thus far, as Varejao is averaging 8.6 points, 7.9 boards, 2.2 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.7 blocks with solid FG percentages and a minuscule 0.9 turnovers per game.
Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 5 Days
Anderson Varejao had 18 points, 13 rebounds, two steals and three blocks in Wednesday's impressive win over the Nuggets.
The 18 points were a season high, while the 13 boards tied his high for this season. The Nuggets are absolutely rotten in defending opposing big and Varejao took advantage of it tonight. He had just six points and five boards in his previous game, but is still putting up decent numbers on the season (11 points, 8 boards, 1 block), despite the presence of Andrew Bynum.
Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 9 Days
Anderson Varejao had six points, five rebounds and zero blocks in 24 minutes of Saturday's win over the Bulls.
Andrew Bynum went nuts for the Cavs tonight, racking up 20 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks. And anytime that happens, things are going to be tough on Varejao. He's averaging just 7.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 0.4 blocks over his last five games, meaning he should be on fantasy benches until Bynum gets hurt.
Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 10 Days
Anderson Varejao double-doubled off the bench on Friday, scoring 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting with 12 rebounds, two steals and one block in 26 minutes.
It seems logical that more of Anderson Varejao on the floor would help with the Cavs' effort and leadership issues, but he's averaging just 26 minutes per game over the past two weeks. He's still a must-own player in standard formats and might be ready to get it going.
Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 19 Days
Anderson Varejao came off the bench for 14 points and 11 rebounds on 7-of-10 shooting in Wednesday's loss.
With Andrew Bynum barely able to play, you have to think Varejao's time is coming. He's holding his own on most nights, and while he's not a must-start player, he could quickly become one if he's put into the starting five soon.
Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 26 Days
Anderson Varejao scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting against the Wolves on Wednesday with five boards, three assists and one steal in 29 minutes.
Andrew Bynum was out due to personal reasons, so Varejao will get one more start on Friday. He was out of position quite a bit tonight and allowed a lot of easy buckets for the Wolves. Varejao's value is trending down, but he might be worth a start on Friday against the Bobcats.
Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 26 Days
Anderson Varejao will start at center for the Cavaliers on Wednesday and Friday, while Andrew Bynum attends to a personal matter.
Bynum is expected back for Saturday's game, at which point Varejao will return to the bench. AV is averaging 8.9 points and 6.9 rebounds this year, a far cry from last season's gaudy numbers, but at least he's chipping in a career-best 1.6 steals and hasn't missed any games.
Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 28 Days
Anderson Varejao came off the bench on Monday, playing 29 minutes with five points, six boards, three assists, two steals and two blocks against the Bulls.
The Cavs decided to move Andrew Bynum into the starting lineup and it cost Varejao some minutes and stats. He's never really been a guy that will knock your socks off outside of the rebounding numbers, so his value does take a hit. Although, Bynum is going to sit out here and there, so Varejao owners might be able to take advantage of using him in certain circumstances.
Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 30 Days
Anderson Varejao had ice on his shoulder during Saturday's game against the Sixers, finishing with 13 points, 10 boards, two assists, two steals and three blocks in 43 minutes.
It seems like he's hurt just as much as he's healthy, but this shoulder injury isn't a concern at this point. Varejao registered his first double-double of the season and is more of a low-upside option in standard leagues.
Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 1 Month
Anderson Varejao hit just 1-of-7 shots for two points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 32 minutes on Friday against the Sixers.
Varejao has been inconsistent but he's still a late mid-round value on the year and owners should keep trotting him out there while that's the case.