Fantasy Basketball 2015-16: Waiver Wire Update 1/22
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
January 22, 2016
We’ve got a big nine-game set coming up in the NBA tonight, which means there will be plenty of activity in our seasonal and daily fantasy basketball leagues. That said, let’s check out some of the notable movers and shakers on the waiver wire and see if anyone’s worth picking up in your league.
Kelly Olynyk, C, Boston Celtics: We’ve visited with Olynyk a couple of times this year, and here he is again with another unexpected run. He’s coming off 18 points, four rebound, four assists and a steal against the Raptors.
Olynyk has double-digit points in each of his last five outings, with a handful of rebounds to go along with them each time. He’s becoming a decent lower-end play against the Bulls tonight.
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Frank Kaminsky, PF/C, Charlotte Hornets: Injuries have pushed Kaminsky’s minutes up over the past several games, and he’s doing pretty well stats-wise with them. He put up 15 points with six rebounds, four assists and a block in OKC this week.
Kaminsky is more of a smaller-lineup play for the Hornets, but given the fact that he’s scored at least a dozen points in each of his last four games, they’ll probably continue to go with him regardless. He’s in Orlando tonight.
Myles Turner, C, Indiana Pacers: Turner is an intriguing play tonight. He’s having quite a week, posting 40 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, a steal and six blocks over his last two games alone.
Turner will probably get some added minutes tonight thanks to injuries. That’s good news if you want to use him, as he’s playing against the Warriors, and it’ll be a high-paced game with shots aplenty. He’s a nice low-end center here.
Donald Sloan, PG/SG, Brooklyn Nets: There’s not much to be happy about in Brooklyn these days, but Sloan offers fantasy owners a bit of limited upside. He had 12 points, nine assists, a rebound and a steal against Cleveland in his last appearance.
Sloan has double-digit points in three of his last four, with at least nine assists in three of those as well. He’ll get you points and assists--but not much else--against Utah tonight.
Ty Lawson, PG, Houston Rockets: Lawson is still available in a little more than half the leagues out there, and he’s trending upward. In his last game, he had 18 points, five rebounds and three assists against Detroit.
Lawson is still more of a short-term add for those seeking PG help, as he’s not totally back to his old self yet (and will be fighting for minutes soon). Still, he’s not a terrible play tonight at home against the incoming Bucks.
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