Fantasy Basketball 2015-16: Waiver Wire Update 1/15
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
January 15, 2016
We’ve got a busy NBA schedule ahead of us tonight, which means there will be plenty of activity in seasonal and daily fantasy basketball leagues. Before you get those lineups set, let’s check out some of the trending waiver wire players out there and see if anyone’s right for your team.
Garrett Temple, PG/SG, Washington Wizards: Let’s kick things off with a low-end guard in Temple. He’s coming off a nice showing against the Bucks, with 11 points, four rebounds, five assists, five steals, three 3-pointers and a block.
It was another stat-sheet-filling evening for Temple, who has double-digit scoring totals in six of his last seven. He should continue to see plenty of minutes in Indianapolis tonight.
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Gerald Green, SG/SF, Miami Heat: Green is still available in about 2/3 of the leagues out there, and is providing good value these days. He put up 19 points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal in L.A. during his last outing.
Green has double-digit points in his last four straight and is usually good for a handful of rebounds and a couple of assists each game. He will be in Denver tonight as the Heat continue their road trip.
Ian Mahinmi, C, Indiana Pacers: Let’s get back to tonight’s Pacers-Wizards matchup for a moment and check out Mahinmi. He put up another double-double in Boston during his last outing, with 10 rebounds, 10 points, two assists and three steals.
Mahinmi has two double-doubles in his last four games, and a couple of near-misses in the two games before that. He’s a threat to go off again tonight.
Derrick Williams, SF/PF, New York Knicks: Williams doesn’t play until tomorrow, but he’s trending on the waiver wire so we should check him out. He came off the bench against Brooklyn to score 29 points and bag seven rebounds, playing almost 32 minutes.
Williams has been red-hot over the past couple games, and seems to be working himself into the Knicks’ plans. As long as he’s hot, he’s a nice deeper-league option. He’ll head to Memphis tomorrow.
Gary Harris, SG, Denver Nuggets: Let’s finish up with Harris in Denver. He and the Nuggets have won three of four, and they’re coming off a big win over the Warriors. In that one, he managed 19 points and seven rebounds with a block.
Harris is a pretty consistent source of lower-end 3-pointers and steals. He’s also been scoring reasonably well, hitting double-digits in eight of his last 10 outings. He’ll get Miami at home tonight.
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