Fantasy Basketball 2014-15: Sleeper Picks 1/2/15
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
January 2, 2015
We’re about to head into the first week of 2015, and with that should come new promise in the fantasy basketball season. If your team has a few holes, you owe it to yourself to check out a few of the popular sleeper options who may be available out there on the waiver wire. These guys could provide your roster a much-needed lift heading into the new week. Let’s take a look at the numbers.
Jodie Meeks, SG, Detroit Pistons: Meeks has been a popular pickup over the past few days, thanks to a hug 34-point effort in Orlando on December 30. He logged a whopping nine three-pointers in that one, as well as a pair of steals.
Meeks now has four straight-double-digit performances under his belt and today will go up against the sad-sack Knicks. Pick him up before he drops a gem on them too.
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C.J. Miles, SG/SF, Indiana Pacers: We like Miles heading into the new year, and if you look at his stat-line from his last outing, it’s easy to see why. Miles logged 25 points with five 3-pointers, seven rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block against Miami on Wednesday.
That was Miles’ second straight double-digit performance. When he’s in there and healthy, he makes a nice pickup for those looking for threes and points. He’ll see Milwaukee and the Lakers over the next couple of days.
Ronnie Price, PG/SG, Los Angeles Lakers: Speaking of the Lakers, they’ve got a PG you should kick the tires on at least. Price is coming off a nice 18-point effort against Denver that also yielded four assists, three rebounds and a pair of steals.
Price seems to be solidified in the starting lineup for now, so he’s a nice pickup for the coming week. He’ll see Memphis today.
Gerald Henderson, SG/SF, Charlotte Hornets: Henderson has shown some consistency over his past couple of games, which makes him a quality add coming into the new week. He posted 16 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal in Houston, which was his second straight double-digit outing.
Henderson will have his off-nights, so prospective owners will want to check out the matchups. This coming week, he gets Orlando, Boston and New Orleans before heading to Toronto.
Marreese Speights, PF/C, Golden State Warriors: Speights logged a stellar game against the woeful Sixers, providing 23 points, four rebounds and four assists to his four blocks.
Speights has been pretty darn good in the Andrew Bogut role, so you should feel comfortable slotting him into your lineup. The drawback here is that he won’t be playing too many games the first half of this month.
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