Fantasy Basketball 2014-15: Sleeper Picks 1/9/15
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
January 9, 2015
We’re coming off a pretty light evening in the NBA, and heading into a heavy one tonight. That makes this morning a good time to talk fantasy basketball, and we’ve got a few notable sleeper prospects for you that you can likely find out there on your league’s waiver wire. Let’s take a closer look at the recent stats to see if anyone will fit your lineup.
Khris Middleton, SF/PF, Milwaukee Bucks: Middleton’s fantasy stock has spiked in recent days, and he’s a hot pickup on the wire right now. In Philly on Wednesday, he posted 18 points, three rebounds, three assists and five steals.
In his last five contests, Middleton is averaging almost 12 points and exactly five rebounds. He’s one of the few reliable starters in Milwaukee and should be added just about everywhere.
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Eric Gordon, SG, New Orleans Pelicans: The oft-injured Gordon has shown some spark over the past two games now that he’s healthy, posting a total of 20 points, six rebounds, nine assists, a steal and a block in the pair of games he’s been back.
Gordon is the dictionary definition of injury-prone, so he’s a high-risk/reward type guy. Still, as long as he’s playing well and out there on the court on a nightly basis you should get some miles out of him.
Alex Len, C, Phoenix Suns: Need blocks? Len is your guy right now. He’s been a beast around the rim lately, posting at least five blocks in three of his last five appearances. He’s also got nine points and eight rebounds in each of his last two games.
If Len can keep his fouls down and his production up--especially around the basket, we see great things ahead for him in fantasy. Get on the bandwagon now while you still can.
Rudy Gobert, C, Utah Jazz: The Jazz took out the Bulls on Wednesday in a pretty surprising result. Gobert was a big part of that effort, logging 11 points, 14 rebounds, two steals and five blocks in the win.
Gobert now has 14 blocks in his last three games, along with at least 11 points in his last four. Factor in his 29 rebounds in the last three games and you’ve got yourself a winner in fantasy.
J.J. Hickson, PF/C, Denver Nuggets: Hickson is trending in the right direction over his past couple of games, so he’s a player to keep your eye on. He’s logged over 30 minutes in his last two games and has registered a double-double in both. The fact that they were both wins should keep him at the forefront of the Nuggets’ collective mind.
Hickson has a couple of drawbacks: low blocks and a crowded lineup for example, but as long as JaVale McGee is out he should continue to rack up the stats.
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