Originally written on We Talk Fantasy Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The Philadelphia 76ers might be without Thaddeus Young until the All-Star Game and even longer if he has a complete tear of his hamstring.  Young had a terrific December, averaging 16.5 points a game while grabbing 6.7 rebounds a night.  His defense was superb tallying nearly 2 steals and a block night in and night out.    He struggled in January to just 14.4 points per game but picked it up on the board with over 7 per night.  After dropping 23 points on the Sacramento Kings and grabbing 15 rebounds, Young was limited to just 15 minutes on Monday night after suffering a hamstring injury.  The damage is yet to be known but he did undergo an MRI and we will update you as soon as we know the results.  What we do know is that he will miss a handful of games in a best case scenario so owners need to prepare to be without him.  Obviously the biggest gains will be seen by Spencer Hawes (50% owned Yahoo, 40% owned ESPN, 62% owned CBS) who was averaging just under 30 minutes per game in January.  During a month in which the 76ers won just 4 games, Hawes scored 11 points per game while grabbing 6.7 rebounds & adding 2 blocks.  Spencer finished last nights contest with 21 points and 14 rebounds while attempting 17 shots which is something fantasy owners should LOVE to see from Hawes.Lavoy Allen (2%, 0%, 7%) is the other Sixer to see an increase in fantasy value.  Allen played 30 minutes last night scoring 10 points, grabbing 6 rebounds and adding 3 blocks!  In just 20 minutes a night in January, Allen managed to still grab 5 rebounds while dropping 6.4 points per contest.I would love to see the 76ers go small with Dorrell Wright playing some PF at times.  He could provide fantasy owners with the 3-ball while stretching the other teams PF out to the perimeter opening the paint for Jrue Holiday, & Evan Turner.In Boston, Jared Sullinger will miss the remainder of the season so Brandon Bass (42%, 14%, 29%) is a nice replacement for Thaddeus Young.  His production hasn't been that great in the last 3 contests but he did play 96 minutes which in time will turn into statistics and fantasy value.As mentioned in our weekly fantasy basket ball post, Taj Gibson (26%, 33%, 62%) should see a boost in minutes over the next week with the Chicago Bulls starers, Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer, nursing injuries.  He can provide your team with some nice rebounding numbers.How do you plan on replacing Thaddeus Young? Leave a comment or tweet us @WeTlkFntsySprts !
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

'Free Tom Brady' rally draws about 150 Patriots fans

LeBron's triple-double leads Cavs to win in OT thriller

Report: Adrian Peterson will skip Vikings first OTAs

Corey Brewer: We got our butt kicked, it was embarrassing

Brian Kelly hints Notre Dame will have fast offense

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

John Madden: Last play of Super Bowl will 'torment' Pete Carroll

Cristiano Ronaldo nets hat trick, sets career high for goals

WATCH: Cormier tells Jones to get his s-- together

Fans holding 'Free Tom Brady Rally' at Gillette Stadium

Josh Hamilton to be activated by Rangers

WATCH: Top CB recruit makes insane catch doing backflip

LeBron lifts Cavaliers to brink of Finals, but are they ready?

Will Phil Jackson give himself a chance to succeed with Knicks?

Most valuable non-QB for each NFL team

Federer unhappy with security after fan comes on court

WATCH: LeBron throws down ferocious dunk in traffic

WATCH: Al Horford ejected for elbowing Matthew Dellavedova

Seahawks fan starts GoFundMe for Russell Wilson's contract

Billy Donovan thanks Florida fans with full-page ad

WATCH: Daniel Cormier gets into it with Ryan Bader

Jim Harbaugh compares his driving to Jeff Gordon's

WATCH: High school seals win with perfect hidden ball trick

Warriors crush Rockets in Houston to take 3-0 series lead

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Most valuable non-QB for each NFL team

WATCH: LeBron's ferocious dunk in traffic

Kelly drops hint about ND offense

John Madden: Last SB play will 'torment' Carroll

Eight biggest surprises of the MLB season

Bryan Price ejected before first pitch

Vin Scully narrates marriage proposal

Pats fan's obituary defends Brady

Marlins players skip own charity event

John Wall tells All-NBA Team voters to ‘keep sleeping’

Jim Kelly: No doubt Tom Brady cheated

Post-combine NBA Draft big board: Top 30

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.