Fantasy Basketball 2015-16: Waiver Wire Update 10/29
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
October 29, 2015
Now that we’ve got a couple of days of the 2015-16 NBA season in the books, it’s time to start taking a look at your fantasy basketball lineup to see if there’s any tweaking you can do for improvement in the early-going. Let’s check out some of the trending waiver wire adds out there right now and see if anyone’s right for your team.
Derrick Williams, SF/PF, New York Knicks: After a strong showing in the Knicks’ opener last night in Milwaukee, Williams is one of the most-added fantasy basketball names out there. He posted 24 points in 21 minutes, adding seven rebounds, an assist and a block off the bench.
Williams put together a nice preseason, so this doesn’t come as too much of a surprise. He should be a strong bench option for the Knicks in the future.
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Dennis Schroder, PG, Atlanta Hawks: Schroder is another bench dynamo that put up a nice game in his opener. He logged 25 minutes against Detroit, scoring 20 points with three rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Schroder probably deserves to be in a starting lineup somewhere, but it won’t be in Atlanta. He’s got to contend with Jeff Teague for minutes, resuming tonight at the Garden.
Mo Williams, PG/SG, Cleveland Cavaliers: Williams has done reasonably well filling in for Kyrie Irving thus far. In two games, he’s got 28 points, six rebounds, 12 assists, a steal and a block. His production and minutes-load took a tumble last night in a blowout win, though.
Williams will remain useful in fantasy as long as Irving is still out with his knee issue. We don’t quite have a concrete timeline on when that will be yet, either.
Raymond Felton, PG/SG, Dallas Mavericks: Here’s another injury replacement situation that could pay off in deeper leagues. Felton played well yesterday in Phoenix, posting 18 points, four rebounds and six assists. Even more newsworthy is Deron Williams knee injury.
If Williams is out tonight against the Clippers, expect Felton to see extended time. He’s an experienced starter who can rise to the challenge at a low fantasy cost.
Marcus Morris, SF/PF, Detroit Pistons: Morris is still available in about 1/3 of fantasy leagues out there, but won’t be for long if he keeps playing well. In two games, he’s got 32 points, 16 rebounds and five assists.
We’ll next see Morris tomorrow at home against the Bulls, which should be a high-scoring game. He’s getting into must-own territory in most fantasy leagues.
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