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Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Waiver Wire Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
March 7, 2016
We’ve got a nice NBA schedule ahead of us this evening, so there’s plenty to do in our seasonal and daily fantasy basketball leagues. With that in mind, let’s visit some of the sleepers and waiver wire options out there and see who the trending names are.
Manu Ginobili, SG/SF, San Antonio Spurs: Now that Ginobili is back on the court, he’s trending in fantasy basketball. He played 15 minutes in his return to the lineup against the Kings, posting 22 points, a rebound and an assist.
Ginobili looked solid after his 12-game absence, but don’t expect him to soak up a lot of minutes. That said, he’s a decent low-end option in Indianapolis tonight.
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Markel Brown, SG, Brooklyn Nets: Brown is on quite a roll over the past couple of games, and he had 23 points, with a rebound, an assist and a steal in Minnesota during his last appearance.
That makes two straight games with at least 21 points, and he logged eight rebounds with seven assists in Denver. He doesn’t play until tomorrow, but he’s a guy to watch in Toronto against the Raptors.
Norris Cole, PG/SG, New Orleans Pelicans: Cole slowed down a little bit against the Jazz, posting six points, two rebounds, five assists and a steal. That broke his stretch of three double-digit scoring outings in his four games before that.
Cole makes sense in deeper formats, since he should continue to see a healthy amount of minutes with the lineup banged up in New Orleans. He’ll be in action tonight against the Kings at home.
Taj Gibson, PF/C, Chicago Bulls: Gibson had a hamstring strain which kept him out for one game last week, posting four points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in a whopping 38 minutes of action.
Gibson seems to be okay, and as long as he’s starting he deserves to be picked up in the vast majority of fantasy formats. He’ll be at home against Milwaukee tonight.
Shabazz Muhammad, SG/SF, Minnesota Timberwolves: Muhammad is on a pretty good roll these days. He put up 15 points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal against the Nets in his last appearance.
Muhammad has four straight double-digit points outings, and is still available in about 90 percent of the fantasy leagues out there. He’s a great sleeper option tonight in Charlotte.
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