Fantasy Basketball 2014-15: Sleeper Picks 2/20/15
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
February 20, 2015
We’ve got a hefty 13-game schedule coming up in the NBA tonight as the league wakes up from its All-Star-break slumber. That means it’s time to get back to those fantasy basketball lineups, so with that in mind let’s take a look at the waiver wire and see if there are any good-looking trends out there you should capitalize on when it comes to sleeper pickups.
Kemba Walker, PG/SG, Charlotte Hornets: This is more of a long-term stash play, but with the recent news surrounding Walker, he’s definitely on the radar as a pickup. He’s reportedly targeting a return to the court on March 16th, which gives us a little less than a month to wait before he’s recovered from his meniscus surgery.
Walker is a grab-and-stash guy if you have the room, as he should make an immediate and significant impact once he’s back out there.
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Jason Smith, PF/C, New York Knicks: With Carmelo Anthony being shut down for the season and Amar’e Stoudemire shipping off to Dallas, the Knicks are in need of some scoring. Enter Smith, who has stepped up as a pretty reliable option recently.
Smith is coming off a 25-point performance against Orlando and will certainly see more action in the home stretch. He’s a gotta-have guy, especially for Anthony owners.
Jordan Hill, PF/C, Los Angeles Lakers: Ever since suffering a strained hip flexor on the first of the month, Hill has been sitting on the bench. He’s missed five games now, but is reportedly ready to get back into the lineup tonight against Brooklyn.
Now that Hill is back on the court, he will reclaim his lineup spot and should be able to make a significant impact on the stat sheet. Pick him up if you can.
Paul George, SG/SF, Indiana Pacers: Let’s head back to the grab-and-stash radar for a moment and check out George, who has made a pretty big impact on the waiver wire recently. He’s eyeing a return to action around the middle of next month, which is nothing short of surprising given how gruesome his injury was last summer.
George is another one of those fantasy situations where if you have the roster spot you need to add him. It’s something of a gamble at this point, but you don’t win fantasy championships by being timid.
Gerald Henderson, SG/SF, Charlotte Hornets: Let’s finish up today with Henderson, who has been on quite a tear recently. He’s scored in double figures over each of his last five games and has made his presence felt on the wire as a result.
Henderson should come back to earth at some point, but if he can maintain form coming out of the break he’s worth riding as long as he’s hot.
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