Fantasy Basketball 2014-15: Sleeper Picks 2/27/15
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
February 27, 2015
It’s Friday, and that means it’s time once again for our weekly look at the waiver wire and all the sleeper options out there in fantasy basketball as we head into the weekend. We’ve got a huge 14-game schedule on tap for tonight in the NBA, so make sure you’ve got that lineup set. Here’s a closer look at a few notable options to help you out.
Jae Crowder, SF/PF, Boston Celtics: Crowder is once again trending on the waiver wire right now, thanks to a stellar performance against the lowly Knicks. He posted 18 points, six rebounds and four assists in that one.
That gives Crowder three straight double-digit scoring performances, which is why he’s trending right now in fantasy. He’s still coming off the bench but getting close to 30 minutes per game, which is fine by us.
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Evan Turner, PG/SG/SF, Boston Celtics: Before we leave Boston, let’s check out Turner, who is also a pretty hot name right now in the fantasy game. He put up a triple-double against New York on 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
Turner isn’t much a scorer; his shooting percentage is in the tank. That said, he’s giving owners production from other areas, so if it all balances out for you he’s the guy you should be looking at.
Ray McCallum, PG, Sacramento Kings: With no Darren Collison in the lineup, McCallum has become the starter in Sacramento. He hasn’t played all that well yet, however, posting 10 points, one rebound, three assists and three steals against Memphis in his most recent outing.
McCallum could potentially turn things around, so he’s an option in fantasy if you’re an optimist--or if you simply have no one else to turn to. He may lose his starting gig sooner or later, though.
Danilo Gallinari, SF, Denver Nuggets: Gallinari has been on quite a productive run lately, scoring double-figures in each of his last four games. He’s coming off a 20-point, seven-rebound effort against Phoenix.
Gallinari put up 35 minutes in his last outing and has now hit 30 in three of the last four. With him taking this many shots, he’s definitely a consideration in fantasy--just be wary of the injury possibilities.
Aaron Brooks, PG, Chicago Bulls: With no Derrick Rose, fantasy owners are looking for other point guards to fill the gap. They don’t have to look much further than Brooks, who got 28 minutes against Charlotte and turned them into 12 poitns, four assists, two steals and a block.
Brooks won’t fill the Rose void completely, but he can help get you there. Keep an eye on his minutes; if the Bulls keep playing him in the high-20s, he’s a must-have guy.
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