Fantasy Basketball 2015-16: Waiver Wire Update 2/19
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
February 19, 2016
There’s a huge NBA slate coming up tonight, and that means we’ve got to start paying attention to our seasonal and daily fantasy basketball leagues once again. That said, let’s check out some of the hot waiver wire adds coming out of the All-Star break to see what improvements you can make to your team.
Brandan Wright, PF/C, Memphis Grizzlies: Wright has gotten a lot of buzz over the All-Star break, thanks to a favorable injury prognosis. He’s coming back from knee surgery, and though we don’t have a confirmation yet, he should be back on the court this evening.
Wright will start off slowly and won’t suck up the minutes just yet. Once he’s acclimated, however, he should give some nice rebounds, blocks and FG percentage. Worth picking up in deeper leagues.
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Jerami Grant, SF/PF, Philadelphia 76ers: Grant has given some good fantasy value this month. In his last appearance, he scored seven points with six rebounds, six assists and four blocks before leaving with a minor tweak.
Grant has at least 24 minutes in his last four games, posting at least seven points and five rebounds in each of those. He also has a nine-game blocks streak going. He’ll see the Pelicans tonight.
Mario Hezonja, SG, Orlando Magic: Hezonja is a pretty deep add, but has given up some nice numbers recently. He logged 12 points, an assist, a steal and two 3-pointers in his last appearance before the break.
Hezonja has scored double-digit points in his last two straight, and he’s better the more minutes he gets. The Magic will see the Mavericks at home tonight.
Evan Turner, SG/SF, Boston Celtics: Turner is still available in a little over half of the leagues out there, and is playing well these days. He put up 14 points, six rebounds and six assists in his final game before the break.
Turner has put up double-digit points in five of his last six, and double-digit rebounds or assists in three of those six. He will be in Utah tonight.
Andrew Bogut, C, Golden State Warriors: Bogut is still available in about 40 percent of the leagues out there, and he’s giving up nice low-end stats. He scored four points with nine rebounds, three blocks, two assists and two steals in a stat-sheet-filling line in Phoenix during his last appearance.
Bogut won’t blow your mind with anything he puts out, but seems to be pretty consistent. He’ll toss up double-digit points and rebounds often enough to give him a look at least. The road trip continues tonight in Portland.
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