Fantasy Basketball 2015-16: Waiver Wire Update 12/30
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
December 30, 2015
We’ve got a busy slate of NBA games ahead of us this evening, which makes this morning a great time to check out some of the notable waiver wire adds in the world of fantasy basketball. Here’s a closer look at the numbers so you can tell if anyone’s right for your daily or seasonal fantasy league.
Brandon Jennings, PG, Detroit Pistons: Jennings is this morning’s top add, as he’s returned from injury and was able to appear in last night’s loss to the Knicks.
Jennings played 17 minutes in that game, putting up seven points, one rebound, four assists and a 3-pointer. He’ll come along slowly as he gets re-acclimated to daily ball, but owners in deeper formats should hang on to him. Jennings doesn’t play until tomorrow night, though.
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Omri Casspi, SF/PF, Sacramento Kings: Casspi is coming off a frankly unexpected explosion against the Warriors in his last appearance, pouring in 36 points, six rebounds, and assist and a whopping nine 3-pointers.
Casspi has been on a nice run this month, and it’s been quite a while since he’s failed to hit double-digits in points. He’ll get the lowly Sixers tonight and needs to be owned.
Bobby Portis, PF/C, Chicago Bulls: Portis has had a string of “meh” games lately, but came out of it against the Raptors. He put up 12 points, nine rebounds and two assists in that one, playing 27 minutes.
Portis is worth a look if you’re down at his level in standard fantasy leagues. He’ll get the Pacers at home tonight and the Knicks on New Year’s Day.
Ian Mahinmi, C, Indiana Pacers: Mahinmi put up a nice game against the Hawks in his last appearance, with 13 points, nine rebounds, an assist and a steal in 25 minutes of action. It was his second straight game with double-digit points after hitting nine twice.
Mahinmi has been splitting minutes at center over the past several games and seems to be doing well with the court time. He should be useful for the next couple of weeks at least, starting tonight in Chicago.
Allen Crabbe, SG, Portland Trail Blazers: Crabbe has been a nice pickup in the absence of Damian Lillard. He’s coming off a 10-point, 5-rebounds game in Sacramento, his fifth straight double-digit scoring outing.
Once Lillard gets back to full health, Crabbe may still remain useful in fantasy. He’s looking for another nice game tonight against the Nuggets.
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