Following a nice Week 10 (10-4
ATS), I crapped the bed in Week 11 (6-7-1). There are still a handful of
teams that I honestly don't have a solid read on...kinda disconcerting
this late in a season.
me, Philadelphia must be faded until further notice. Simply fading
Sanchez is usually a good bet; when you factor in a crumbling defensive
unit and a locker room that is reportedly coming apart at the seams, how
can you justify picking the Eagles? Four days isn't enough time to
address their growing list of problems. I can see Megatron eclipsing 200
yards vs. Byron Maxwell/Nolan Carroll.
of the Week. I love this spot for the Cowboys; an absolute must-win
situation vs. a team that has created some cushion in the NFC and blew
their wad against Washington. Don't underestimate the absence of Peanut
Tillman in this one. Without Tillman, Benwikere moves to the perimeter,
meaning the godawful Colin Jones draws slot duties. Cole Beasley should
Bennett is out, so if Alshon Jeffery can't go, Jay Cutler's starting
receivers will be Marquess Wilson, Josh Bellamy and Zach Miller. That's
practice squad-quality. Given Jay Cutler's history vs. GB and the
absence of secondary QB Antrel Rolle, there seems little hope for the
Bears. Still, I can't shake the feeling that they will keep it close if
Matt Forte is active. This might be Chicago's Super Bowl, and with high
winds/frozen rain in the forecast, both teams could be restricted to
ball-control offense...an ideal scenario for John Fox and the
Forte/Langford duo. If both Forte and Jeffery can go and the pregame
forecast is as expected, I may jump on the Bears.
Improved slasher adds to his versatility on offense
Smooth finisher especially in transition
Good court vision in finding open teammates when attacking the basket
Effective posting up smaller defenders
Free throw shooting
Ideal size for an NBA two-guard
Lateral quickness on defense
Still tends to dribble too much
Needs to become a better creator off the bounce
Can't go right (favors his left hand when driving to the basket)
Summary: In a lot of ways, Anderson has the prototypical game for the next level. He has good size, strength and ability to score in a variety of ways. I think he can fit in right away and be a valuable scoring option off the bench for whichever team drafts him. He will likely be a top-20 pick and could work his way into the lottery depending on which shooting guards declare for the draft.
Player Comparison: Brandon Rush. Rush was a great scorer in college but relies too much on his perimeter game. Anderson is in a similar mode. The Cowboy junior might be a little more dangerous off the bounce, but like Rush, can stroke it from deep. I see Anderson being a borderline starter like Rush has been early in his career with the Pacers.