Fantasy Basketball 2015-16: Waiver Wire Update 11/4
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
November 4, 2015
We’re heading into a pretty heavy round of NBA games this evening, which makes this morning a great time to check out some of the notable fantasy basketball waiver wire trends for seasonal and daily leagues. We’ve got a fresh crop of trending players for you today, so let’s take a closer look at the numbers and see if anyone’s right for your team.
Matthew Dellavedova, PG/SG, Cleveland Cavaliers: Dellavedova shredded the Sixers in his last outing, logging 12 points, nine assists and five rebounds in 34 minutes of action. That gives him 19 helpers in his last two games.
Dellavedova has put up double-digit points in two of his last three outings and will take on the up-and-down Knicks this evening. He’s a low-cost player while he’s hot.
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Marcus Thornton, SG, Houston Rockets: While the Rockets continue to roll with this small lineup, Thornton gains value as a fantasy flier. He’s coming off a 12-point, 7-rebound effort against the Thunder.
Thornton put up 21 points with five 3-pointers against Miami, so he’s definitely got his shot falling these days. He makes a nice temporary fill-in if you’re short at the guard position on your roster.
Nik Stauskas, SG, Philadelphia 76ers: 12-team league owners will want to keep an eye on Stauskas, who is putting up some pretty good numbers over the past couple of games for the woeful Sixers.
Stauskas has 27 points, five 3-pointers, seven rebounds, three assists and a steal over his last two games, and will head into Milwaukee tonight. He should be good for about 20 minutes a game these days and can add some scoring oomph to your lineup.
Evan Fournier, SG/SF, Orlando Magic: It’s time to give Fournier a serious look if you haven’t already. He posted a whopping 43 minutes last night en route to a 30-point, five-rebound, 4-assist, 2-steal evening against New Orleans, getting the Magic their first win.
Fournier has played at least 35 minutes in each of the last three games, scoring at least 19 with five rebounds in each one. He’s now a must-own in 10-to-12-team fantasy leagues and will go again tonight in Houston.
Luis Scola, PF/C, Toronto Raptors: Scola came out of nowhere to start last night for the Raptors, logging 31 minutes in his first double-double of the season. He put up 19 points, 12 rebounds, an assist and two steals.
Scola has been getting a decent minutes-load over the past three games, with at least 21 in each. In each of those games, he has at least seven points and seven rebounds. He’s in the conversation for deeper leagues in tonight’s game against the Thunder, but won’t put up the blocks numbers that most other power forwards will.
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