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Weekly Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups

Weekly Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups for week starting Monday, February 17th

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Weekly Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups

Hey Fantasy Hoopers, looking for a pickup or two to get your team primed for a post All-Star break run to the playoffs? Well then we got you covered in this week’s Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups. (Note: The percentage numbers indicate ownership in ESPN leagues. Click on the players in blue to see their profile page and for the most part we focus on providing players who are around 50% or less owned).

4 Games: ATL, CHA, CLE, DEN, DET, NYK, ORL, PHX, TOR, and WAS

3 Games: BOS, BRK, CHI, DAL, GSW, HOU, IND, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIL, MIN, NOP, POR, SAC, SAN, and UTA

2 Games: OKC, and PHI

Guards

Cory Joseph (1%) Tony Parker will not play Tuesday for San Antonio. Gregg Popovich says Parker will be out "for the foreseeable future" with a "variety of maladies." Joseph is averaging 25-plus FP in three of his last four games.

Jodie Meeks (23.2%) was the third most dropped shooting guard, so there is a good chance he could be available in your league. Meeks said he's shooting for a post-All-Star return, so now would be the time to stash him if you need a boost in points, 3-pointers, and steals (Meeks is averaging a career-high 1.4 spg this season). Update: Meeks will make his return to the Lakers lineup Wednesday.

Dion Waiters (54%) appeared in previous Waiver Wire articles, but in case he still happens to be available jump on him while he is hot.

Brian Roberts (10%) went through rough three game stretch to start the month, but that is proving to have had more to do with the competition than anything else. Since then, Roberts is averaging 16.4 ppg, 1.8 3-pointers, 3.2 rpg, 4.6 apg, and 1.8 spg in five games, which are near top 50 overall values over that span. Update: J'rue Holiday is expected to make his return this week, so Roberts fantasy value will be short lived.

Kyle Singler (5%) as our very own Jeff Mans pointed out at the beginning of last week, “Singler has been playing heavy minutes out of the SG position as of late...and interim coach John Loyer says that he will continue to use Singler in the starting lineup for now.” Singler is averaging 11.8 ppg, 1.8 3-pointers, 4.2 rpg, and 1.6 steals in 37.9 mpg in his last five games, all starts.

Nate Wolters (4%)  Bucks coach Larry Drew said Nate Wolters will remain a starter in the backcourt. Wolters is averaging 8.6 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 4.7 apg, and a steal per game in 14 starts this season and has been even better of late as is a top 40 fantasy player over the last seven days.

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Forwards

Patrick Patterson (3%) has gotten some spot starts while Amir Johnson dealt with an ankle injury, but with Johnson due back in the team’s first game post All-Star break. Do not let that cause you to shy away from Double-P who has been a top 60 fantasy performer, on average, over the last 30 days and top 50 in total production.

Wesley Johnson (28%) is off to a great start this month as he is averaging 15.3 ppg, 1.5 3-pointers, 5.2 rpg, 1.2 spg, and 1.3 blocks in 38.5 mpg in six February games.

Mike Dunleavy (13%) while the rest of the Bulls team steals the limelight, Dunleavy continues to get steals on the court. Dunleavy has seven steals in his last four games and at least one theft in all but two games since January 15th.

Check last weeks Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups for more info on some other forwards who should be on your list as well, including Jazz forward Marvin Williams and C.J. Miles.

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Centers

Hopefully you followed our advice two weeks ago and stashed Chris Kaman who was less than 1% at the time of our recommendation, if you did not and you and he is still available in your league you may be able to benefit from a game or two from him pending how much longer Pau Gasol remains sidelined, which is looking as if it will not be too much longer.

Zaza Pachulia (4%) may be the better long-term pickup over Chirs Kaman, if you found yourself debating over the two players, as Bucks starting center Larry Sanders is expected to be out about six weeks with an eye injury. Pachulia is a player I’ve rostered, when he has been getting playing time, in every league where field goal and free throw percentages are counted. It is not too often you can find a center that shoots over 70% from the charity stripe, let alone one like Pachulia who is shooting 94% (63-for-67) from the line this season and is a career 74% free throw shooter. On the flip side, Pachulia will not help you too much in gaining ground in blocked shots, but should be a solid rebounder, scorer, and has the potential to average around a steal a game. If blocked shots is what you need then consider Ronny Turiaf if Pachulia’s teammate, John Henson (70%) is not available.

Ronny Turiaf (4%) has at least one block in each of his last eight games, two or more blocks in six of his last seven, and is averaging almost three blocks per game over the last 15 days. Turiaf will not help you in points much as he has failed to reach double-figures in every game since January 27th, but in addition to the blocks, Turiaf has reached double-digit boards in each of his last three games. Just remember, TWolves starting center Nikola Pekovic is expected back possibly this week, so Turiaf is more of a streaming option in daily leagues as opposed to those of you in weekly leagues.

Amar'e Stoudemire (30%) has appeared in this article quite a few times, and each time we say, if he is healthy then he is worth a flier. Amareisreal, at least over his last four games, as he has scored in double-figures in each game and is averaging 17 ppg, 58 FG%, 86 FT%, and 6.8 rpg in 26 mpg over that four game span.

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. 

For you Daily League players I post my Daily Dribble article seven days a week around 1pm eastern and check out my Daily League Recommendations article every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the NBA Articles section at Fantasy Alarm. And for you Fantasy Baseball players searching for answer for the 2014 fantasy baseball season?

Turn to a trusted source to enlighten you – Fantasy Alarm – and pick up your very own copy of the 2014 Fantasy Alarm Baseball Draft Guide. After reading the 200 pages of information you will be ready to dominate the competition in the coming season on your way to a fantasy baseball championship.

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Centers

Elton Brand it looks as if Old Man Brand is trying to defy father time alas Vinsanity is as Brand has stepped up his game of late averaging 10 points, 8.7 boards, four assists, 1.3 steals, and three blocks in 35.6 minutes per game over his last three games.

Alexis Ajinca some other industry folk are hating on Ajinca and although some of their points may be valid (they are probably the same people that bought into Larry Sanders) I am in the camp that he will continue to get minutes and as long as he can stay out of foul trouble has the potential to put up solid numbers. Ajinca’s PER 36 numbers show that his recent production is not a fluke rather he just needs the PT. (The gap in years is a result of him seeing fewer than 10 games in a season).

Year  Points Rebounds Blocks
2008-09 13.8 5.9 1.2
2010-11 15.1 8.3 2.0
2013-14 11.9 10.7 1.9

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. 

For you Daily League players I post my Daily Dribble article seven days a week around 1pm eastern and check out my Daily League Recommendations article every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the NBA Articles section at Fantasy Alarm. And for you Fantasy Baseball players searching for answer for the 2014 fantasy baseball season?

Turn to a trusted source to enlighten you – Fantasy Alarm – and pick up your very own copy of the 2014 Fantasy Alarm Baseball Draft Guide. After reading the 200 pages of information you will be ready to dominate the competition in the coming season on your way to a fantasy baseball championship.


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