Fantasy Basketball 2015-16: Waiver Wire Update 12/23
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
December 23, 2015
Tonight’s a great night for fantasy basketball, as we’ve got a whopping 13 games ahead of us. With that in mind, let’s check out some of the notable players on the waiver wire so you can see if anyone makes sense for your daily or seasonal leagues. Here’s a closer look at the numbers.
Lance Thomas, SG/SF, New York Knicks: Thomas is near the top of the waiver wire chart in most formats, as he was great in his last outing against the Magic. He put up 24 points in that one, with two rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Thomas has double-digit points in each of the last six games, and is usually good for 20-some-odd minutes and a handful of rebounds in each appearance. He’ll be in Cleveland tonight.
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Garrett Temple, PG/SG, Washington Wizards: Need a short-term guard? Temple is your guy. He’s coming off a career-high 23 points against the Kings, with five rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals.
In the last two games, Temple has a total of seven 3-pointers, 44 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals. He’ll get plenty of use until next week when the Wizards are slated to get healthier. They’ll get the Grizzlies tonight.
Jordan Hill, PF/C, Indiana Pacers: Now let’s move on to the big man Jordan Hill. He put up 15 points, nine rebounds and an assist in San Antonio on Monday, just missing his third straight double-double.
Considering Hill is still available in about ¾ of the leagues out there, his double-double ability (which he’s achieved in three of the last five games) should get him some attention. He will see the Kings at home tonight.
Jared Dudley, SG/SF, Washington Wizards: Dudley had a pretty good game against Sacramento. He posted 13 points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal in the Wizards’ second straight victory on Monday.
Dudley has scored in double-digits during four of his last five games. He’s better when he’s hitting from long range (he has a half-dozen 3-pointers in his last two appearances) but when consistent can really provide some value. He gets the Grizz tonight.
Festus Ezeli, C, Golden State Warriors: Let’s finish up with Ezeli, who we haven’t seen since way back on the 18th. He scored 14 points and put up 10 rebounds with two assists and two steals in that one.
It helped that Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut were banged up in that one, so you may want to check in on their status before committing to Ezeli tonight. If they’re still nursing injury, Ezeli could get some extra minutes against the Jazz.
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