Weekly Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Picks
Hey Fantasy Hoopers, each Sunday we will provide you with some players to target off the waiver wire, and with the rash of recent injuries this past week there should be plenty to choose from, so let’s get right into it. (Note: percentage numbers indicate percentage owned).
* Pistons Rodney Stuckey SG (19%) hard to believe Stuckey is less than 20% owned. Hopefully members of your league have been asleep the last week and half, too. Stuckey scored a season high 27 points and dished out a season high six assists to go with four boards and two steals in Sunday’s game, but he has not just been a one game wonder as he has scored over 15 points in each of his last six games while contributing in assists, rebounds, steals, and threes.
* Lakers Nick Young SG/SF (28%) has taken to his new sixth man role, so much so that he is making it his goal to try and win the Sixth Man of the Year Award. You have to love that attitude from Swaggy P who is averaging a smidge over 17 points per game since taking on the role, which is third highest in the league.
STARTS (6 games): 21.5 mpg, 9.5 ppg (33 FG%, 23.5% from 3-pt range), 2.5 rpg, 0.5 apg, and 0.7 spg.
BENCH (7 games): 26.9 mpg, 17.1 ppg (52.3 FG%, 40% from 3-pt range), 1.7 rpg, 1.1 apg, and 1.0 spg.
And an added bonus, Young is SG/SF eligible.
* Bulls Mike Dunleavy SG/SF (5%) should continue to start with Jimmy Butler expected to miss at least two more weeks with turf toe and is eligible at shooting guard and small forward on some sites giving you some roster flexibility. Dunleavy does not have a very high ceiling, but should be able to contribute a little bit in rebounds, assists, steals, and threes while playing around 30 minutes a game.
* Lakers Jodi Meeks SG (19%) has scored in double-digits in seven of his last nine games going into Sunday’s action. Meeks’ fantasy value is limited to points and three pointers for the most part, so if that is what you need he’s your Huckleberry, at least while Kobe Bryant is out.