Fantasy Basketball 2014-15: Sleeper Picks 2/6/15
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
February 6, 2015
We’ve got a very busy 12-game schedule in the NBA tonight, which makes this an opportune time to check out some of the trending sleepers and waiver wire pickups out there in the world of fantasy basketball. We’ve got our usual lineup of hot trends ready for you this morning, so let’s take a closer look at the stats and see if anyone’s right for your lineup.
Hollis Thompson, SG/SF/PF, Philadelphia 76ers: Now that Thompson has recovered from his illness and seems to be back to his old self, he’s making quite a dent in the fantasy game. He’s coming off a 23-point effort against Denver that marked a career-high.
Thompson hit four 3-pointers in that one, giving him 10 over the last three games. In all three, he’s made double-digit points. He looks like a nice pickup for certain fantasy areas if you’re low.
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John Henson, PF/C, Milwaukee Bucks: Now let’s move on to the big man Henson. He posted a nice line against the Lakers in his last outing, with nine points, seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and four blocked shots.
Henson is quite capable of putting up some nice block numbers, as he’s got 10 in his last three games combined. He’s also got double-digit points in four of the last five. As long as Milwaukee is hurting, he’s a nice start.
Mo Williams, PG/SG, Minnesota Timberwolves: The Timberwolves surprisingly won a game against Miami the other night (also marking the return of Ricky Rubio), and Williams had a hand in that win. He logged 10 points and 10 assists with two 3-pointers, two rebounds and a steal as well.
Williams is a bit of a gamble these days, given the fact that Rubio is back and also his injury history. Still, if you’re the gambling type and want some lower-end points/assists, he’s your guy right now.
Carlos Boozer, PF/C, Los Angeles Lakers: Let’s stick with the Lakers-Milwaukee matchup and check out what Boozer did. He managed 28 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the loss, giving him three straight double-digit points totals to his credit.
Boozer is currently riding a hot streak, and you’ll find lots of fantasy owners grabbing him and inserting him into starting lineups this coming week. He gets Orlando tonight, then Cleveland Sunday to finish off the road trip.
Marcus Smart, PG, Boston Celtics: Let’s finish up today by checking out Smart, who could be a “smart” play for a crafty fantasy owner. He posted 10 rebounds, eight assists and three steals against Denver, but the bad news is that he scored just four points.
Smart has had some trouble with his field goal and free throw percentages lately, which makes him a bit of a gamble. Still, he’s capable of pouring in some nice totals in other areas if he gets hot.
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