Fantasy Basketball 2015-16: Waiver Wire Update 2/22
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
February 22, 2016
We’ve got a pretty good evening of NBA basketball ahead of us, so there should be plenty of fantasy basketball action ahead of us. That said, let’s check out the notable waiver wire adds out there and see who’s trending.
Alex Len, PF/C, Phoenix Suns: Len is at the top of the waiver charts this morning, thanks to a nice outing against the Spurs yesterday. He posted 23 points and 13 rebounds in that one, getting the start with Tyson Chandler on the shelf.
Len’s fantasy appeal will fluctuate depending on the health of those ahead of him. If Chandler is out again tonight, he’s a nice play against the Clippers.
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Ian Mahinmi, C, Indiana Pacers: Mahinmi is coming off a couple of nice road games. He put up 14 points, nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in Orlando, right after a double-double in OKC.
Mahinmi will be in Miami tonight to finish off the three-game trip. He’s a nice low-end start for that game and should see plenty of action on the court.
Dennis Schroder, PG, Atlanta Hawks: Schroder logged a whopping 40 minutes in his last appearance, which was a loss to the Bucks at home. He put up 25 points in that one, adding 10 assists, eight rebounds, a steal and a block.
Schroder has scored in double-figures during his last three games straight, but the return of Jeff Teague may put a damper on owners’ plans. Still, he could get some decent minutes against the Warriors tonight.
Jon Leuer, PF/C, Phoenix Suns: Let’s head back to the Suns for a moment and check out Leuer. He’s another guy who will benefit from Chandler’s absence if he’s still banged up. He’s coming off a 13-point, seven-rebound performance against the Spurs that yielded two assists, a steal and a block.
Leur has scored a total of 29 points and hauled in 13 rebounds in his last two games combined. He’s a deep option tonight against the Clippers.
Shelvin Mack, PG, Utah Jazz: Mack doesn’t play until tomorrow, but we might as well talk about him now. He was active in Portland, and logged 16 points, three rebounds, six assists and a steal.
Mack is worth an add in deeper leagues until we figure out what his role will be moving forward. In the meantime, he could be decent at home against the Rockets tomorrow--albeit as a deep-league dice-roll.
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