Fantasy Basketball 2015-16: Waiver Wire Update 2/29
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Waiver Wire Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
February 29, 2016
We’ve got a pretty good NBA schedule coming up tonight, which makes this morning a nice opportunity to check out some of the trending waiver wire adds out there in seasonal and daily fantasy basketball leagues. Here’s a closer look at the notable names out there so you can see if anyone’s right for your team.
Doug McDermott, SF, Chicago Bulls: McDermott has been a pretty hot add over the past week or so. He’s coming off 18 points with a rebound, an assist and a steal against Portland in his last outing.
That makes five games in a row with double-digit points for McDermott. He’s a good source of low-end scoring with a handful of rebounds and 3-pointers here and there. His next game will be tomorrow in Miami.
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Darrell Arthur, PF/C, Denver Nuggets: Now let’s take a look at a couple of lower-end options from the Nuggets, starting with Arthur. He’s widely available in most leagues, and is coming off 13 points and eight rebounds in Dallas.
Arthur can put up some impressive numbers if he gets the minutes. It all depends on the Nuggets’ injury situation, however, so we’ll just have to see how it goes. Memphis comes in tonight.
D.J. Augustin, PG, Denver Nuggets: Augustin had a big game in Dallas, which turned a lot of fantasy heads. In that one he scored 20 with two rebounds, three assists and a steal.
Augustin has three double-digit scoring outings in his last four appearances, but it stands to reason that this may just be an aberration. He’s a player to keep an eye on in deeper leagues.
Evan Turner, SG/SF, Boston Celtics: Turner is creating some nice value these days, and he’s still available in a little over half the leagues out there. He scored 14 points with nine assists, six rebounds and a steal against the Heat in his last game.
Turner has four double-digit outings in his last six games, and is usually good for high single-digits in rebounds and/or assists from game to game. He gets Utah at home tonight.
Wayne Ellington, SG, Brooklyn Nets: Now lets finish up in Brooklyn with an intriguing sleeper proposition in Ellington. He played well against the Jazz, with 16 points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.
If Ellington keeps putting up nice numbers, he should get a great bump in playing time. He’s been outperforming many of his teammates, and has the talent to be a nice sleeper in L.A. against the Clippers tonight.
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