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.
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.