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Weekly Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups

Weekly Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups for week starting Feb. 3rd

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Weekly Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups

Hey Fantasy Hoopers, each Monday we will provide you with some players to target off the waiver wire. There are only a few more weeks before most H2H leagues start playoffs, so now is the time to really make an extra effort into making that push to ensure you are in the playoffs and/or making moves that can hopefully secure a first round bye. (Note: the percentage numbers indicate ownership and for those of you playing in weekly leagues. 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. ).

Schedule Notes:

3 games: ATL, BOS, GSW, MIA, MIL, PHX, TOR, and UTA  2 games: CHA and HOU rest of the teams play four games.

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.

Guards

Nick Calathes (2%) posted career-highs of 22 points, five rebounds, and 40 minutes of playing time and will continue to start for the injured Mike Conley who is expected to miss AT LEAST a week with a sprained ankle. (The Grizzles play four games this week, but only two the following week).

Evan Fournier (less than 1%) Ty Lawson is expected to return the Nuggets lineup Monday, but that should not cause you to avoid Fournier in 12 or deeper leagues as he should still get plenty of minutes off the bench with Nate Robinson out for the year. There is also the threat that Lawson’s shoulder causes him enough discomfort that he misses more time.

Avery Bradley (34%) will make his return to the lineup this week and will start alongside Rajon Rondo.

Devin Harris (less than 1%) the Mavs sent down rookie guard Shane Larkin, so that is one less player Harris will have to compete with for playing time. Harris is averaging 12.3 points and 4.8 assists in 20.5 minutes per game over his last four games while shooting over 53% from the field and 88% from the charity stripe.

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Forwards

DeMarre Carroll (22%) has really stepped up his production in the six games since returning from injury.
 

 

MPG

FG%

FT%

3PM

PTS

REB

AST

STL

Before Injury

30.8

43.8%

77.9%

1.0

9.2

5.5

1.7

1.4

Since Returning

30.6

57.1%

75%

2.3

15.8

6.2

2.3

2.0

Brandon Bass (23%) has reached double figures in points in four of his last five games and is averaging six boards a game over that span with the potential for about a block and/or a steal per contest.

Boris Diaw has been leaned on to be more productive offensively lately with Manu Ginobolli, Kawhii Leonard, and others sidelined with injuries. Diaw is putting up 15.2 points, 1.6 three pointers made, 4.6 boards, 2.4 assists while shooting 56% from the field and 80% from the free throw line. Neither Ginobolli or Leonard are expected back anytime soon, so it is safe to expect at least close to this type of production form Diaw for the foreseeable future.

Mike Scott (less than 1%) while most people jumped on adding Hawks center Gustavo Ayon it seems as if Mike Scott is being overlooked (unless you have been reading this article every week since Al Horford went down). All Scott has done is score in double figures in every game he has played since January 8th. Scott has stepped up his overall production of late, as well, as he is averaging 16 points, one made 3-pointer, seven rebounds, and 2.7 assists over his last three games.

 

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Centers

Enes Kanter (39%) has started the last two games for the Jazz and is averaging almost 34 minutes per game, 19 points, and 11 rebounds and has a favorable matchup Monday as the Raptors are allowing the seventh most fantasy points to opposing centers over the last 15 days. Kanter may have played his way back into the good graces of head coach Tyrone Corbin, so there is the possibility that he should still see an efficient amount of playing when Favors (hip) returns to the lineup.

Ronny Turiaf (less than 1%) won’t score you a ton of points but he can help you out in rebounds and blocked shots as he is averaging 5.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, and two blocks in the three starts he has seen since Nikola Pekovic has been out with ankle bursitis.

Chris Kaman (less than 1%) could come on like a wrecking ball as Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni MAY be forced to now play the Kaveman with Pau Gasol out with a groin injury. 

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 noon time eastern and check out my Daily League Recommendations article every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the NBA Articles section at Fantasy Alarm.


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