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Weekly Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups

Weekly Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups for week starting January 6th

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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, the percentage numbers indicate percentage owned.

Guards

Kendall Marshall (51%) hopefully you jumped on Marshall when I recommended him last week as he has busted on the scene dishing out 22 dimes in his last two games combined. Marshall does not have anyone pressing him for playing time, at least in the short term, and is worth owning for his passing abilities alone, but I would consider him a sell-high candidate in nine category leagues as he will struggle to produce in other auxiliary categories.

Darren Collison (61%) will continue to man the point, for the sixth highest scoring team in the league, while Chris Paul is out for about six weeks due to a separated shoulder.

Iman Shumpert (44%) has manned up of late, maybe in part because he has moved past worrying about all the trade rumors that were swirling around him. Whatever the reason, he is worth owning for his ability to get steals, as he has tallied 12 thefts over his last seven games, including seven over his last three games.

Dion Waiters (61%) was trending upward mid-December, but missed three games due to injury, but he has not let that slow him down as he averaging 16.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.6 assists in 35.2 mpg over his last seven games. As you can see, Waiters will primarily help you in points and five category leagues where field goal percentage is not counted.

Tony Wroten (20%) once MCW returned from injury many owners bailed on Wroten, but he has returned to his “Murder She Wroten” ways over his last two games averaging 16.5 points, 3.5 boards, 3.0 assists, and a steal per game. It looks as if Wroten may be back on track to see 25-plus minutes per game, and if that is the case you could expect around the same point total with a couple extra rebounds and assists per game making him a better add then Waiters. Wroten is even more attractive if you need some help in your steals category in your roto leagues and the the Sixers are one of just 11 teams to play four games this week.

Nate Robinson (22%) is back to being of value, at least while Andre Miller remains away from the team.

Beno Udrih (3%) Raymond Felton is due back any day, but he has been unable to stay healthy and will likely be eased back into the rotation. So, Udrih should produce similar totals as he has over his last five games of 8.8 points, 7.0 assists, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.0 steals for at least one more week, if not longer.

Randy Foye (2%) I am not a fan of Foye’s, but he has a 14.4 efficiency rating over the last five games, which is inside the top 15 among shooting guard, while playing about 30 mpg. Foye is averaging 12.6 points on 52% shooting from the field while scoring in double figures in each of his last five games to go with 4.2 assists (2.6 AST/TO ratio) and 3.6 rebounds in that span.

Check last weeks Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups for more info on Jodie Meeks, Mo Williams, and Jeremy Lamb who should be on your list as well.

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Forwards

Glen Davis (47%) has benefitted in Nikola Vucevic’s absence as he is averaging a double-double over his last two games, but has shown that he can still produce when Vucevic is healthy as he has scored in double figures in each of his last 10 games and can get you a block and/or a steal a game well posting a respectable shooting percentage from the field.

Trevor Booker (4%) has started in each of the Wizards last 12 games and is averaging near a double-double of 9.4 points and 9.5 rebounds in 28.3 mpg in those starts.

Martell Webster (26%) has seen about an 11% decline in ownership, yet he has played more minutes then Bradley Beal over the last two games, which could be an indicator that Beal is still not 100%.

Harrison Barnes (57%) has seen about 7% decrease in ownership despite an increase in production, for the most part, over his last seven games. He is mainly a very deep league own at this point, but the increase in minutes played is an encouraging sign and he is one injury to a Warriors guard/forward away from becoming a must own.

Chris Douglas-Roberts (0%) Fresh’s value comes for those of you in deep leagues that have to fill the shallow position of small forward. CDR looks like he has replaced Anthony Tolliver in the Bobcats starting lineup, which should ensure even more PT for him in the short-term.

Dynasty League owners may want to keep an eye on OKC’s Perry Jones as Scotty Brooks has made more of an effort to get Jones some playing time, granted he will pretty much be a non-factor this year, but if you have a deep bench and/or are playing for the future then Jones becomes more of a viable option for you.

Check last weeks Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups for more info on Danny Granger and Amar’e Stoudemire who should be on your list as well.

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Centers

Pero Antic (6%) with Horford out for the season Antic should see steady minutes and he has made his way into the Hawks starting lineup over the last two games. I still feel Mike Scott has the more upside, but he is not center eligible in many leagues. (Hawks play four games this week).

Timofey Mozgov (less than 1%) is risky own as he has been far from consistent, but he is averaging 18 points, seven rebounds, and two blocks over his last two games, which could earn him even more playing time going forward.

Kelly Olynyk (1%) Jared Sullinger is battling through a wrist injury and Kris Humphries is dealing with an ankle injury, which should open up even more playing time for the rookie this week. (The Celtics play four games this week).

Check last weeks Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups for more info on Enes Kanter and Brandan Wright who should be on your list as well.

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 League Recommendations at 5pm est every M, W, and F in the NBA Articles section at Fantasy Alarm.


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