Fantasy Basketball 2014-15: Sleeper Picks 1/30/15
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
January 30, 2015
We’re coming off a relatively tame evening of NBA basketball and headed into a 9-game set this evening, which makes this a perfect time to talk about some of the sleepers and waiver wire pickups heading into the fantasy basketball weekend. Here’s a closer look at some of the trending players who are being added, and a quick breakdown of their recent numbers.
Terrence Jones, SF/PF, Houston Rockets: Jones had a pretty good game against Dallas in his return from a leg injury. He posted 21 minutes of action, during which he collected 10 points, five rebounds, an assist and two blocks.
Jones’ value comes with the news of Dwight Howard’s injury, and not directly from his own exploits. As long as Howard is out, he makes a sensible start.
Greivis Vasquez, PG/SG, Toronto Raptors: Vasquez seems to be a perennial borderline fantasy candidate, but his stock is up this week. He’s coming off an 18-point game against Sacramento that yielded four rebounds, six assists and a steal as well.
Vasquez has gotten back on the horse after a sluggish start to his starting run this year, but has posted double-digits in three of the last four. He can get hot.
Kris Humphries, PF/C, Washington Wizards: Speaking of perennial borderline fantasy candidates, Humphries fits that bill. He’s trending right now after posting a double-double against Phoenix in the last game of the Wizards’ road trip this week, with 11 points and 15 rebounds in 33 minutes of action.
That’s two double-doubles in the last three games for Humphries, and the third game only missed it by two points. He’s trending over Nene right now as the big man to have in DC.
Kevin Martin, SG/SF, Minnesota Timberwolves: Martin is trending once again in the fantasy game, following a nice effort after returning from injury. He put up 21 points, four rebounds and an assist against the Celtics in his comeback.
Martin was hurt during a hot streak, and people will expect a lot from him now that he’s healthy. Lots of owners are seeing him as a sell-high candidate, and we’d tend to agree.
Josh Smith, SF/PF, Houston Rockets: The Dwight Howard situation has affected the stock of more than one player in Houston, and that brings us to Smith. He was great against the Mavs, posting 18 points, six rebounds, three blocks, two assists, a steal and four 3-pointers.
Smith gets a little bump in value heading into the weekend, just don’t get carried away. He’s generally a lower-ceiling guy, but feel free to utilize him throughout the Howard situation if you’re short a big man.
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