Fantasy Basketball 2014-15: Waiver Wire Update 1/12
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Waiver Wire Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
January 12, 2015
Yesterday was a relatively slow day for NBA action, so today is a good opportunity to check out the fantasy basketball waiver wire and see what’s going on out there. We’ve got a few solid prospects lined up for you this morning, so let’s examine the numbers to see if anyone’s worth adding to your roster this week.
James Johnson, SF/PF, Toronto Raptors: In his start against the Celtics on Saturday, Johnson played 36 minutes and got some nice stats out of them. He posted 15 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and a pair of blocks. It was his second double-double in the last five games.
Johnson is believed to have a pretty high ceiling, so he’s a trendy pickup right now. Assuming the Raptors continue to give him minutes, he’ll be a nice play in fantasy.
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Donatas Motiejunas, SF/PF, Houston Rockets: Once you figure out how to pronounce and spell Motiejunas’ name, you should check out his recent stats. He put up a double-double on Saturday, logging 14 points, 10 rebounds and three steals.
Motiejunas has 17 boards and seven steals in his last two outings alone, and has posted double-digit points in his last seven. Snatch him up until Terrence Jones comes back.
Kelly Olynyk, PF/C, Boston Celtics: Olynyk is pretty much a must-have guy at the moment, so let’s check out his numbers to see why. He’s getting some action over the past couple of games, with a combined 36 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Olynyk seemed to take a bit of a hit when Rondo left, but now he’s back to form. He’ll get plenty of opportunities to score in this offense, and he should be able to take advantage to the tune of some nice fantasy points.
Mo Williams, PG/SG, Minnesota Timberwolves: With Ricky Rubio out, Williams has for the most part been picking up some of the slack. He scored 10 on Saturday with four rebounds and six assists against San Antonio, but the Wolves keep losing.
As long as Williams stays healthy (and that’s easier said) he should get around 30 minutes per night. He’ll have his off-shooting nights but should work pretty well as a lower-end pick up at this point.
Patty Mills, PG, San Antonio Spurs: Let’s finish up today with the aforementioned Spurs and check out Mills. He’s carrying a heavy load with Manu Ginobili banged up, and it’s showing in his last two outings.
Mills has a combined 34 points, five 3-pointers, four rebounds, five assists and two steals in San Antonio’s last two games, which makes him an active contributor in fantasy. As long as Manu is hurting, this is the way to go.
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