Fantasy Basketball 2015-16: Waiver Wire Update 2/5
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
February 5, 2016
We have a 10-game NBA set coming our way tonight, which means there will be plenty of action out there in seasonal and daily fantasy basketball leagues. Let’s take a closer look at some of the trending adds out there on the waiver wire and see if anyone looks like a good addition to your team.
Wesley Johnson, SG/SF, Los Angeles Clippers: Johnson had a pretty good evening in his last appearance, filling up the stat sheet against Minnesota with 12 points, three rebounds, three steals, three 3-pointers, two blocks and an assist.
Johnson is worth picking up for the time-being as the Clips adjust to life without Blake Griffin. He has double-digit points in his last two straight, with six 3-pointers combined in those games. He gets Orlando tonight.
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Evan Turner, SG/SF, Boston Celtics: In his last game against Detroit, Turner posted 14 points, six rebounds, five assists and a pair of blocks. He’s scored 14 in each of his last two games.
Turner has put up double-digit scoring in six of his last seven. He’s also got a combined 16 rebounds and nine assists in his past two games. He’ll be in Cleveland tonight.
Jeremy Lin, PG/SG, Charlotte Hornets: Lin exploded against the Cavaliers, logging 24 points, five rebounds and eight assists. He’s now scored at least 20 in three of his last five.
Keep an eye on Kemba Walker’s status before deploying Lin; the value decreases if Lin isn’t starting. That said, when he gets the minutes lately he’s producing. He is at home for Miami tonight.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, Charlotte Hornets: If Kidd-Gilchrist is still available in your league, it’s time to grab him. He’s coming off a double-double against the Cavs, with 11 points and 13 rebounds.
Kidd-Gilchrist has at least 11 points in his last three games and two straight double-doubles. The home-stand continues tonight against the Heat, then Washington comes in tomorrow.
Wayne Ellington, SG, Brooklyn Nets: Do you need low-end points and 3-pointers? Ellington is your guy. He scored 16 against the Pacers, adding two rebounds and a steal in his fourth straight double-digit scoring game.
Ellington has at least two 3-pointers in his last five games straight, and is usually good for a handful of rebounds. He will be at home against Sacramento tonight.
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