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Fantasy Basketball 2014-15: Waiver Wire Update 1/26

Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Waiver Wire Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups

January 26, 2015

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It’s Monday after a very busy weekend in the NBA, and that means it’s once again time to check out the waiver wire in the fantasy basketball world. We’ve got a fresh crop of potential adds for your roster this morning, so let’s check out some of the frequent adds to see if anyone looks good for your team. 

Hassan Whiteside, C, Miami Heat: What a day Whiteside had yesterday against the Bulls in Chicago. He posted a stellar triple-double, with 14 points, 13 rebounds and 12 blocks in just under 27 minutes on the floor. Not too shabby. 

Fantasy Basketball 2014-15: Waiver Wire Update 1/26


Those 12 blocks marked a Heat franchise record and a new season-high in the league this year. He’ll be seeing a big bump in fantasy ownership today, so make sure you get your claim in now. 

Brian Roberts, PG/SG, Charlotte Hornets: Roberts is moving up the waiver wire ranks this week, thanks to a 17-point, 3-rebound, 3-assist outing against the Knicks this past weekend. 

Roberts will see quite a bit of a bump in value if Kemba Walker has to miss any time due to his knee injury. He won’t play again until Wednesday, but deep-leaguers should add him now as a precaution. 

Langston Galloway, PG/SG, New York Knicks: Now let’s check out the other bench in that Knicks-Hornets game and see what’s up with Galloway. He’s been a hot add over the past several days, scoring in double figures each of the last four games. 

Galloway is one of the best and most versatile options on a tanking Knicks team, so he’s bound to see his fair share of minutes going forward (especially if Jose Calderon is out). Quit kicking the tires here and just pick him up. 

Dante Exum, PG, Utah Jazz: Exum has come virtually from out of nowhere over the past couple of games, and he’s getting plenty of fantasy attention due to his breakout. In the past two games he’s posted a combined 28 points, nine assists, four rebounds and eight 3-pointers. 

Don’t get overly excited here, as Exum is bound to cool of and not be such a shining star. Still, if you’re down at his level and looking for a PG, you could do worse than to ride out this hot streak. 

D.J. Augustin, PG, Detroit Pistons: Augustin took over the Pistons’ starting point guard duties yesterday with authority. He put up 35 points in 37 minutes of action, adding four rebounds, eight assists and five 3-poiners. 

Augustin is now probably the top prize on the waiver wire, and there’s sure to be a fight to get him in your league. With Brandon Jennings gone, Augustin is a must-have player now, so make sure you get those claims in ASAP. 


For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew. 


Now that the NFL’s Pro Bowl has finished up, it’s a straight shot toward the Super Bowl this coming Sunday. In the meantime, there’s plenty of stuff to talk about around the league, so let’s check out the headlines in our daily wrap-up. 
It seems the Browns’ Josh Gordon has gotten himself into hot water again. According to a report released yesterday, he failed another drug test and will now be subject to a one-year ban from the league. Gordon has had all sorts of drug issues in his short career, and is coming off a 2014 during which he was suspended for the first 10 games of the season. He was also suspended by the Browns for missing a walkthrough before their Week 17 game. Will this be the proverbial straw that breaks Cleveland’s back and causes the team to finally cut the troubled Gordon? We shall see. 
In other Browns news, the team will be losing a key piece of their offense this off-season, if the reports released this weekend are correct. The very talented Jordan Cameron, who has displayed some game-breaking skill at the TE position this season, will likely not be re-signing with the team for 2015 and will hit the open market as a free agent. Cameron had concussion and shoulder issues this year and was only able to suit up for 10 games. His big-time year was 2013, when he posted 80 catches for 917 and seven touchdowns. 
Good news for the Patriots. Center Bryan Stork got through practice yesterday and didn’t show any signs of the knee injury that caused him to miss the AFC Championship game. The signs at this point are indicative of Stork playing in the Super Bowl. 
Whatever happens in the Super Bowl, it seems the Seahawks will be making free agent cornerback Byron Maxwell a heavy priority this off-season. Maxwell is headed for unrestricted free agency but the team would very much like to retain him as the Robin to Richard Sherman’s Batman. We’ll see if the team can make the financials work out when it’s re-signing time. 
NFL Playoffs Schedule: Here’s a look at the complete schedule for the remaining games in the NFL playoffs, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch the matchups on. 
Sunday, February 1: 
Super Bowl:
6:30 PM ET Seahawks vs. Patriots (NBC)
Off-Season Key Dates: Now let’s check out a few of the notable dates on the NFL’s off-season calendar. Here’s a quick overview. 
February 16: Teams can designate franchise players
Feb 17-23: NFL Scouting Combine (Indianapolis)
March 10: 2015 league year begins; free agency begins at 4 PM ET and all teams must be under salary cap
March 22-25: Annual meeting
April 30-May 2: NFL Draft (Chicago)
May 8-11: Rookie mini-camps begin
For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew. 

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