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Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pick Ups

Weekly Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pick Ups for week starting December 30th.

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Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pick Ups

Hey Fantasy Hoopers it is Week 10 of the Fantasy Basketball season, and unfortunately we have to replace a few star players who have went down with injuries that will keep them out for an extended period of time, if not the whole season in Al Horford's case. Well as the saying goes, "As one door closes, another one opens." So let's hope one or more of these following players can be the surprise of the New Year. 

As always, if you have any questions feel free to post them in the comments section below, and it may behove you to take a look at last week's Wavier Article as some players on last week's list may still be available in your league. And for you Daily League players, be sure to check out our Daily League Picks of the Night including Sleepers and Value Plays, which posts around 5:30pm every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in our NBA Articles section.

(Note: percentage numbers indicate percentage owned and Click on the players in blue to see their profile page and if they appeared in last week’s article it will take there so you can get more insight on why you should consider picking them up).

 

Guards

Jodie Meeks LAL (34%) is one of the few Lakers guards who is healthy and producing. Meeks has played over 33 minutes in seven consecutive games, scoring in double-digits in each of those games with a total of 15 steals while adding a few assists and rebounds to boot.

Lou Williams ATL (24%) has moved past the transition phase of easing his way back into the lineup and has now eclipsed 30 minutes played in three of his last four games. Williams is averaging 15.5 points, 2.3 made 3-pointers, 2.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and almost a steal per game over his last four games, similar if not better numbers then he averaged in his two previous career seasons.

Jordan Farmar LAL (21%) seemed to still be bothered some by his sore hamstring in his first few games back, but if his last two games are any indication then he should be past that and should be owned in all formats as there is no one to challenge him for minutes, at least in the near future.  

Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL (13%) appeared in a previous Wavier Wire write up and his stock continues to rise as he has moved into the starting lineup over the last six games and played 30-plus minutes in each of his last four games. The Alphabet, or Greek Freak, as he is affectionately referred to by many is averaging 10.3 points, 47.5 FG%, 5.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and more than a block per game in his six career starts. An added bonus, The Alphabet is eligible at SG or SF for those of you who play in position specific leagues.

Jeremy Lamb OKC (3%) has moved into the sixth man role for the Thunder now that Reggie Jackson has moved into the starting lineup to replace the injured Russell Westbrook. Lamb is a better fit for leagues that do not count field goal percentage.

Mo Williams POR (6%) is a great add if you need help in assists as he is leading all NBA bench players in assists per game at 4.8 and his minutes should be closer to 25-plus per game now that he is healthy. (Note: there are some concerns that Williams may lose a few minutes when C.J. McCollum gets healthy, but at this point I would not worry too much about that).

Aaron Brooks HOU (1%) play has been very erratic, but if you are need of three pointers and points Brooks should be able to help while Patrick Beverley is out for another handful of weeks with a fractured hand.

Put Hawks Shelvin Mack, Knicks Toure’ Murry, and Lakers Kendall Marshall all on your watch list in deeper leagues.

 

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Mirza Teletovic BKN (6%) has started in four of the Nets last five games and is averaging 15.8 points, 3.4 3-pointers made, 4.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and almost a block in 28.8 minutes per game over that span.

Amar’e Stoudemire NYK (17%) knee seems fine, for now, so get him while he is hot and healthy.

Wes Johnson LAL (5%) with the injury to Xavier Henry, and pretty much every other player on the Lakers team, Johnson should be in line for more opportunities to produce.

Danny Granger (65%) led the Pacers bench in minutes played in their last game this past Saturday and will steadily see more minutes the more he proves he can handle them. Because he will miss some back-to-backs and/or have his minutes limited at times he is a better daily league own than in weekly formats at this point.

James Johnson MEM (3%) love his aggressiveness and he is more than just a high-energy bench guy as he is shooting well from the field with a 59 FG% and 47% from downtown. He will have to share time with Tayshaun Prince, now that he is healthy, but JJ brings more to the table offensively than Prince and is adequate defensively enough that he could continue to see 20-plus minutes going forward.

Anthony Tolliver (0%) if you are in need of threes, points, and a few rebounds.

Put Mike Scott  of the Hawks on your watch list, but if you are in deeper leagues now is the time to stash him as I believe he is player to own over Elton Brand and Gustavo Ayon. Scott averaged about a double-double in the five games where he played 20-plus minutes last season.

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Centers

Enes Kanter UTA (37%) some owners may have bailed on him while he went through about a two week stretch of seeing fewer than 20 minutes a game. He played 31 minutes in his last game and as he has done most of the time he has seen 20-plus minutes, he produced admirably.

Jordan Hill LAL (23%) value may be short lived, but then again how healthy can Kaman remain, oh wait he is already banged up again. Hill is averaging a double-double in the 16 games where he has seen 20-plus minutes this season.

Brandan Wright DAL (9%) appeared in previous Waiver Wire report and like any player coming off an injury, they usually have some rust to shake off, and it did not help Wright any that he came down with an illness this past week that caused him to miss a game and be a non-factor in the team’s last game.

Well, hopefully you will find these players as you go waiver wire hunting this week and remember you can always post your Fantasy Hoops questions in the comments section below and/or tweet at me. Best of Luck.


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