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Weekly Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups

Weekly Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups for week starting November 25th.

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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).

Guard

* 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.


 

 

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Forward

* Magic Tobias Harris SF/PF (65%) if by some chance he is sitting on your waiver wire snatch him up now as he makes his return season debut Sunday. We all saw his uber-talents come to fruition when he finally got steady minutes last season (36.1 mpg) with 17.3 pts, 8.5 reb (2.1 off), 2.1ast, 1.4 blk, and about a steal a game.

* Magic Glen Davis PF (5%) Big Baby made his return to action Saturday and had a solid, if not surprising, final stat line of 20 points, five rebounds, an assist, and two steals in just 26 minutes. Davis was a big time performer when healthy last season, and easily could provide similar numbers, but you will have to be a little patient at times while the Magic are likely to ease him back.

* Jazz Marvin Williams SF/PF (4%) is averaging 13 points and 6.3 rebounds over his last three games with at least one steal in his last four games and a block in each of his last two games and was promoted to starter on Sunday over Enes Kanter. 

* Rockets Terrence Jones PF (61%) ownership has skyrocketed this past week, but for those of you in weekly leagues there is more of a chance he may still be available. Jones is getting the minutes that the disgruntled Omir Asik was supposed to get and has been a beast of late.

* Celtics Jared Sullinger PF (26%) I would love to recommend one of my favorite rookies in Vitor Faverani, but Sully looks like the Celtic big that will get consistent minutes and provide more consistent production of the two, especially with Kelly Olynyk expected to be out about two weeks with an ankle injury.  If Sullinger is not available then consider  Brandon Bass.

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Center

* Grizzlies Kosta Koufos C (1%) with Marc Gasol out indefinitely due to a Grade 2 MCL sprain Koufos will move into the starting lineup. Koufos career Per 36 Minutes stat line is an impressive 12.8 pts, 10.7 reb (4.0 off), and about two blocks.

* Mavs DeJuan Blair C/PF (4%) can be inconsistent at times but has flirted with a double-double in each of his last two games and is a good source for steals as he has 25 on the season with eight games of two or more steals already this season. (Mavs play four games next week).

* Bucks ZaZa Pachulia C (14%) may not be able to jump but still manages to average around eight boards on the season and possess a skill that many big men do not, the ability to knock down free throws as he is shooting 93.5% from the charity stripe on the season. (His production has fallen off some late, but he has been battling the flu).

* Suns Channing Frye C (3%) is like a poor man’s version of Spencer Hawes. If the two were stores, Hawes would be Big & Tall, whereas Frye would be the outlet mall version. Both are big men that can stretch the floor by knocking down around two 3-pointers a game, while still getting rebounds and blocks. Consider Frye a deeper league add, unless you are a weekly league owner looking for a player who will have four games this upcoming week and are in need of increased three-pointer production without suffering in rebounds and blocks. If so, then order up some Channing Frye from the waiver wire.

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Centers

* Suns Channing Frye C/PF (51%) may have the body of a french fry, but that helps him stretch the floor, and as I've mentioned before, he is a poor man's version of Spencer Hawes who can score, rebound, block shots, get steals, and knock down threes as his last six games illustrate: 17.5 points, 3.3 three pointers, 5.8 rebounds, and a steal and a block a game while shooting 59% from the field (50% from downtown) and 71% from the charity stripe.

* Cavs Andrew Bynum C (36%) has seen his minutes begin to tick up big time and he even played in back-to-back games, so do not delay any longer on adding him, if you are lucky enough to still find him on your waiver wire. (I rank Bynum as the must add of this group).

* Grizzles Kosta Koufos C/PF (17%) with Marc Gasol out indefinetly with a knee injury Koufos should continue to start in his place and has the potential to average a double-double.

In case you missed it: Blazers Robin Lopez (29%) and Mavs DeJuan Blair who I both prefer over Koufos. Blair gets the edge over Koufos for his ablity to get steals while putting up similar points and rebound totals.

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. Best of Luck.

 


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