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. ).
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.
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.