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
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.