Fantasy Basketball 2014-15: Waiver Wire Update 2/2
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Waiver Wire Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
February 2, 2015
It’s Monday and the start of a new workweek. That also means it’s time for our weekly look at the fantasy basketball waiver wire. We’ve got our usual lineup of trending and hot-ticket players for you this morning, so with that said let’s take a closer look at the recent stats and see if any of these guys are right for you.
Cody Zeller, PF/C, Charlotte Hornets: Zeller’s the hot big man right now after an impressive performance in Denver this weekend. He put up 21 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and a pair of blocks in the victory.
Lately Zeller has been good for a couple of blocks a game, and though he’s not generally a high-ticket scorer he’s a decent source of rebounds and assists here and there. He’s the guy to get for the needy owners right now.
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John Henson, PF/C, Milwaukee Bucks: Henson is a trendy add right now, and it’s not too hard to see why. He posted 14 points and eight rebounds with three blocks in his last outing, giving him double-digit scoring in four of five games.
Henson is filling in nicely on the injured Bucks’ starting lineup. Fantasy owners should ride this wave as long as he’s getting increased minutes.
Donatas Motiejunas, SF/PF/C, Houston Rockets: With Dwight Howard out for around a month, the tide has turned toward Motiejunas. He was on fire in Detroit, bagging 21 points in a very efficient shooting effort.
Motiejunas has been kind of hit-and-miss when it comes to rebounds, but he’s making up for it with increased scoring. He’s not a bad name to turn to as long as Howard is gone, which is quite a while in fantasy terms.
Jared Dudley, SG/SF, Milwaukee Bucks: Let’s head back to Milwaukee and check out Dudley, who is making a name for himself on the wire as well. He put up 18 points, six rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block in a stat-sheet-filling effort during his last outing.
That makes five double-digit scoring outings in the last six games for Dudley, who has stepped up in an injury substitution role. Once the Bucks get healthier things might change, but for the immediate future he’s got some nice upside.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, Detroit Pistons: Want a high-risk/high-reward pickup? Caldwell-Pope is your guy right now. He’s coming off a blistering game against Houston, posting 28 points, five rebounds, four assists, three blocks, a steal and six 3-pointers in the win.
Caldwell-Pope can get hot, and if this is the start of a streak you’ll want to get in on the ground floor. That said, he can also fade away quickly, as he’s amassed just four points in two of his last five games.
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