<![CDATA[Fantasy RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![CDATA[Fantasy Hockey Update 2/28/17: Top Waiver Wire Picks and Sleepers]]> http://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/02/28/fantasy-hockey-update-2/28/17-top-waiver-wire-picks-and-sleepers#comments The NHL season continues to churn along, and ahead of a fairly heavy evening of action tonight, let’s check the fantasy hockey waiver wire to see which players are being added this morning. Here’s a closer look at the numbers. 

Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, Tampa Bay Lightning: Let’s start things out today with Vasilevskiy between the pipes, as he’s the top add in fantasy this morning. He’s coming off 39 saves on 40 shots in a 5-1 win over Ottawa yesterday. 

On the year, Vasilevskiy holds 12 wins with a 2.75 GAA and a .912 save percentage.…

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The NHL season continues to churn along, and ahead of a fairly heavy evening of action tonight, let’s check the fantasy hockey waiver wire to see which players are being added this morning. Here’s a closer look at the numbers. 

Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, Tampa Bay Lightning: Let’s start things out today with Vasilevskiy between the pipes, as he’s the top add in fantasy this morning. He’s coming off 39 saves on 40 shots in a 5-1 win over Ottawa yesterday. 

On the year, Vasilevskiy holds 12 wins with a 2.75 GAA and a .912 save percentage. He’ll be getting the lion’s share of the Lightning’s starts for the rest of the season. 

Scott Darling, G, Chicago Blackhawks: Sticking with goalies, a little further down the list we have Darling. In his last game, Darling put up 30 saves on 32 shots, bagging a win over the Blues. 

Darling has 15 wins with a 2.18 GAA and a .929 save percentage this season. He’s a very nice spot-start with that great team in front of him. 

Richard Panik, LW/RW, Chicago Blackhawks: While we’re in Chicago, let’s visit with Panik, who is playing very well these days. He's  currently riding a six-game points streak (career-high), which consists of four goals and five assists. 

On the season, Panik has 16 goals, 17 assists, a plus-8 rating and 114 shots on goal. He and the team have been on fire lately. 

Radim Vrbata, RW, Arizona Coyotes: Vrbata is another player who is on a nice streak right now. He’s got a nine-game points streak to his credit, bagging four goals and seven assists in that time. 

There are tons of trade rumors floating around Vrbata, and depending on where he goes (if he goes) his value could increase even more. Deeper-league owners need to get him now. 

Ryan Ellis, D, Nashville Predators: Let’s finish up on defense this morning as we look at Ellis. In his last five games, he’s got two goals and three assists with a plus-2 rating. 

So far this year, Ellis has contributed 10 goals, 18 assists, a plus-6 mark and 96 shots. He’s got a career-high of 32 points, so that target is definitely in view for him. 

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

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Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:08:26 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=78494
<![CDATA[Fantasy Basketball Update 2/27/17: Top Waiver Wire Picks and Sleepers]]> http://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/02/27/fantasy-basketball-update-2/27/17-top-waiver-wire-picks-and-sleepers#comments We’re coming through into the stretch run in the NBA season, which means the fantasy basketball waiver wire is as lively as ever. That said, let’s take a look at some of the notable players who are being added out there. 

Alan Williams, PF, Phoenix Suns: Williams is the top waiver wire add this morning, and the reason why is pretty obvious. He bagged a double-double off the bench last night against Milwaukee, posting 17 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block. 

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We’re coming through into the stretch run in the NBA season, which means the fantasy basketball waiver wire is as lively as ever. That said, let’s take a look at some of the notable players who are being added out there. 

Alan Williams, PF, Phoenix Suns: Williams is the top waiver wire add this morning, and the reason why is pretty obvious. He bagged a double-double off the bench last night against Milwaukee, posting 17 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block. 

Though he’s still behind Alex Len on the depth chart, Williams should start seeing some more development minutes materialize as the season winds down. He’s a deep-league target now. 

Nikola Mirotic, SF/PF, Chicago Bulls: Mirotic is owned in a lot of leagues, but he’s still out there in roughly a third of them. He’s also high up on the waiver wire rankings this morning, thanks to 14 points and 10 rebounds in Cleveland. 

Mirotic had been in a bad slump heading into this one, so he may have been dropped in your league. It’s time to pick him up again, though, as he’s had two good games in a row. 

Frank Kaminsky, PF/C, Charlotte Hornets: Kaminsky has been getting more minutes lately due to the Hornets’ injuries, and he’s doing well with them. He bagged 16 points with five rebounds and four assists last night against the Clippers. 

Kaminsky now has six straight double-digit scoring performances, posting double-digit rebounds in two of those. He’s worth kicking the tires on now in all leagues. 

Skal Labisseire, PF/C, Sacramento Kings: Need a deep-league big man? Labissiere is your guy right now. He’s coming off eight points and 13 rebounds against Charlotte. 

Labisseire should carve out some more minutes moving forward, and he’s played well in fairly limited time lately. He gets Minnesota tonight. 

Cory Joseph, PG, Toronto Raptors: Let’s finish up with Joseph, who had a strong game versus Portland with 14 points, six assists, a rebound and a steal. 

With Kyle Lowry out of action, Joseph is going to be the guy for the Raptors in the interim. He’s got three double-digit scoring outings in his last four, and will try to keep it going versus the Knicks tonight. 

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

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Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:19:50 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=78359
<![CDATA[Fantasy Basketball Update 2/24/17: Top Waiver Wire Picks and Sleepers]]> http://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/02/24/fantasy-basketball-update-2/24/17-top-waiver-wire-picks-and-sleepers#comments Now that the NBA trade deadline is behind us, we can start focusing on the stretch runs of our fantasy basketball leagues. Let’s check out some of the notable players on the waiver wire to see if there’s anyone out there that will help tweak your lineup. 

Bobby Portis, PF/C, Chicago Bulls: Portis is the top guy on the waiver wire this morning, thanks to the Bulls’ trade of Taj Gibson (with Oklahoma City). 

In the aftermath of that trade, Portis now becomes the Bulls’ de facto starting PF, and has bagged two games with at least…

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Now that the NBA trade deadline is behind us, we can start focusing on the stretch runs of our fantasy basketball leagues. Let’s check out some of the notable players on the waiver wire to see if there’s anyone out there that will help tweak your lineup. 

Bobby Portis, PF/C, Chicago Bulls: Portis is the top guy on the waiver wire this morning, thanks to the Bulls’ trade of Taj Gibson (with Oklahoma City). 

In the aftermath of that trade, Portis now becomes the Bulls’ de facto starting PF, and has bagged two games with at least 16 points and six rebounds in his last three outings. That makes him a nice add in most leagues. 

Yogi Ferrell, PG, Dallas Mavericks: Ferrell cooled a little bit in his last outing, with just 20 minutes, five points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals. He had previously bagged seven double-digit outings in his last eight games. 

On the season, Ferrell is averaging 9.8 PPG with 3.2 APG. He’s still out there in almost 60 percent of leagues, so it wouldn’t hurt to check the wire. 

Justin Anderson, SF, Philadelphia 76ers: Another trade casualty this week is Anderson, who got moved to the 76ers in the Nerlens Noel deal. 

Anderson hasn’t seen much action lately, so it’s hard to tell what sort of value he’ll have. That said, his 36-minute averages are 16.7 PPG, 7.6 RPG and 1.9 3-pointers. He’s an intriguing pickup in deeper leagues right now. 

Cameron Payne, PG, Chicago Bulls: Let’s head back to Chicago for a minute and visit with Payne, who was part of the deal with the Thunder. He’s been a little banged up lately but does offer some intriguing upside for the stretch run. 

With Jerian Grant starting at point guard lately, Payne will likely overtake the job sooner rather than later. He’s got plenty of talent and should be on the roster in dynasty fantasy leagues. The future is bright here. 

Ish Smith, PG, Detroit Pistons: Smith is a big add this morning, thanks to a 16-assist night against Charlotte that helped the Pistons bag a victory. He went just 2-of-12 from the floor, though. 

The 16 assists ties a career-high for Smith, who played 33 minutes and logged a plus-minus of plus-20. He’ll have a downer game every once in a while, but otherwise should provide double-digit points and a handful of helpers every game. 

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:53:35 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=77804
<![CDATA[Fantasy Hockey Update 2/17/17: Top Waiver Wire Picks and Sleepers]]> http://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/02/17/fantasy-hockey-update-2/17/17-top-waiver-wire-picks-and-sleepers#comments We’ve got a pretty good weekend of NHL action ahead of us, and this morning is a good time to check in on the notable adds from the fantasy hockey waiver wire. Let’s take a look at some of the trending names to see if anyone works for your team. 

Mike Condon, G, Ottawa Senators: Let’s start out between the pipes today and check out Condon. He’s coming off a nice game in Jersey, saving all 21 shots that came his way in a 3-0 victory. 

That was Condon’s 17th win on the season, and he’s carrying a 2.45 GAA and a .915 save percentage.…

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We’ve got a pretty good weekend of NHL action ahead of us, and this morning is a good time to check in on the notable adds from the fantasy hockey waiver wire. Let’s take a look at some of the trending names to see if anyone works for your team. 

Mike Condon, G, Ottawa Senators: Let’s start out between the pipes today and check out Condon. He’s coming off a nice game in Jersey, saving all 21 shots that came his way in a 3-0 victory. 

That was Condon’s 17th win on the season, and he’s carrying a 2.45 GAA and a .915 save percentage. He’s even better against Metropolitan teams, with a 6-3-2 record and three shutouts this year. 

Sebastian Aho, LW/RW, Carolina Hurricanes: Aho is one of the top wingers on the waiver wire right now, as he’s been fairly productive in his last handful of games. In his last five outings, he’s got five goals an an assist. 

Aho has bagged 17 goals and 15 assists with 137 shots on goal this year, but his minus-2 rating is kind of a letdown. It’s been a good season for the rookie, and he’s a nice low-end play in fantasy right now. 

Patrick Maroon, LW, Edmonton Oilers: Maroon is still out there in about 2/3 of fantasy hockey leagues, but is trending toward being added in more. He has two goals and two assists with a plus-3 rating and 13 shots on goal in his lat three games. 

Maroon won’t bag a whole lot of assists—he’s got just 10—but is good in the other areas with 20 goals, 133 shots and a plus-15 mark. 

Brandon Dubinsky, C, Columbus Blue Jackets: Dubinsky has been peppering in the points lately, and he’s a nice add right now despite being available in over 70 percent of leagues. 

In Dubinsky’s last 11 games, he’s got three goals and eight assists, giving him eight scores and 21 helpers on the season to go along with 80 shots and a plus-13 mark. 

Elias Lindholm, C/RW, Carolina Hurricanes: Let’s finish up with Lindholm, who is widely available out there. He’s been on an assists spree, putting up nine helpers in hi last eight games. 

Lindholm has just five goals on the year but is rocking 22 assists and 93 shots. the Carolina home-stand begins tonight against Colorado. 

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:02:51 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=76823
<![CDATA[Fantasy Basketball Update 2/16/17: Top Waiver Wire Picks and Sleepers]]> http://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/02/16/fantasy-basketball-update-2/16/17-top-waiver-wire-picks-and-sleepers#comments We’ve got a fairly busy evening of NBA basketball ahead of us tonight ahead of the All-Star break, so it’s a good time to check out the fantasy basketball waiver wire and see which players are trending in seasonal and daily fantasy leagues. Here’s a closer look at the noteworthy trends. 

Kelly Olynyk, C, Boston Celtics: Olynyk has shown up in this spot a few times before. Right now, he’s coming off 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists and a steal against the 76ers. 

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We’ve got a fairly busy evening of NBA basketball ahead of us tonight ahead of the All-Star break, so it’s a good time to check out the fantasy basketball waiver wire and see which players are trending in seasonal and daily fantasy leagues. Here’s a closer look at the noteworthy trends. 

Kelly Olynyk, C, Boston Celtics: Olynyk has shown up in this spot a few times before. Right now, he’s coming off 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists and a steal against the 76ers. 

That makes four straight double-digit scoring outings for Olynyk, who has seven rebounds in each one of those outings. He’s starting to earn himself some value in most fantasy basketball leagues out there, and is still available in almost 2/3 of them. 

Jameer Nelson, PG, Denver Nuggets: Nelson had a pretty good day against Minnesota, posting 16 points, seven rebounds and 11 assists for his fourth straight double-digit scoring effort. 

During his double-digit streak, Nelson has a total of 22 rebounds, 38 assists and a pair of double-doubles. He’s out there in almost 80 percent of fantasy leagues heading into the Sacramento game next week. 

Doug McDermott, SF, Chicago Bulls: The Bulls are skidding along right now, but McDermott has been playing pretty well overall. He’s coming off 20 points, five rebounds and an assist against Toronto. 

McDermott has three straight-double-digit scoring outings to his credit, and as long as the Bulls’ lineup continues to be injured, he’ll keep getting minutes. He’s not a bad pickup in deeper leagues right now. 

Frank Kaminsky, PF/C, Charlotte Hornets: Kaminsky had a great game in Toronto during his last outing, bagging 27 points, five rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block. 

That makes seven double-digit scoring outings in his last eight games, and Kaminsky has double-doubled in two of those. He’ll get some minutes coming out of the break based on performance, but with the Hornets getting healthier his time on the court will suffer. 

Glenn Robinson III, SG/SF, Indiana Pacers: On Monday, Robinson put up a goose egg against San Antonio. He bounced back nicely from that in Cleveland, though, bagging 19 points, six rebounds and two assists. 

Robinson has averaged 7.3 PPG in 25 starts this season, so he’s really more of a deeper-league matchup play right now. 

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:14:58 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=76766
<![CDATA[Fantasy Hockey Update 2/14/17: Top Waiver Wire Picks and Sleepers]]> http://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/02/14/fantasy-hockey-update-2/14/17-top-waiver-wire-picks-and-sleepers#comments We’ve got a reasonably busy evening of NHL hockey ahead of us, so this morning is a good time to check out the fantasy hockey waiver wire and see which guys are trending in seasonal and daily leagues. Here’s a closer look at the numbers. 

Anders Lee, LW, New York Islanders: The Isles have been playing fairly well recently, and that’s thanks in part to Lee. He bagged a pair of goals against Colorado, which gives him four scorers and five helpers in his last six games. 

Lee has 20 goals and 12 assists over his last 35 games, which…

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We’ve got a reasonably busy evening of NHL hockey ahead of us, so this morning is a good time to check out the fantasy hockey waiver wire and see which guys are trending in seasonal and daily leagues. Here’s a closer look at the numbers. 

Anders Lee, LW, New York Islanders: The Isles have been playing fairly well recently, and that’s thanks in part to Lee. He bagged a pair of goals against Colorado, which gives him four scorers and five helpers in his last six games. 

Lee has 20 goals and 12 assists over his last 35 games, which puts him among the elite in the league during that time. He started slow, but is now a must-own guy, so go get him. 

Jason Pominville, RW, Minnesota Wild: Pominville has been in a generous mood lately. Over his last eight games, he’s got nine assists and two goals to his credit. 

On this season, Pominville has 10 goals, 25 assists, a plus-3 mark and 119 shots on goal. He’s got a five-game points streak going and is looking pretty good in fantasy. 

Nikita Zaitsev, D, Toronto Maple Leafs: Over the past several games, Zaitsev has been peppering in the points. In his last 10 games, he’s got seven assists and a goal to his credit. 

On the year for Zaitsev, he’s got two scores with 23 assists and 75 shots on goal. He is sporting a pretty weak minus-7 rating, though, but that’s really the only drawback to him right now. 

Patrik Berglund, C, St. Louis Blues: Berglund bagged a hat trick in his last outing in Montreal, which caps off six goals in a five-game stretch for him. 

Berglund has been on fire lately, scoring 16 goals in the Blues’ last 26 games after scoring just one in their first 30 games. He’s still a low-end play in fantasy, but may not be for long. 

Brandon Dubinsky, C, Columbus Blue Jackets: Let’s finish up with Dubinsky, who is still available in over 75 percent of leagues. In his last eight games, he’s got three goals and six assists to his credit. 

This season, Dubinsky holds eight goals with 20 assists, a plus-12 mark and 80 shots on goal. He’s been quite hot lately, and deeper-league owners need to start taking notice. 

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:48:06 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=76442
<![CDATA[Fantasy Basketball Update 2/13/17: Top Waiver Wire Picks and Sleepers]]> http://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/02/13/fantasy-basketball-update-2/13/17-top-waiver-wire-picks-and-sleepers#comments We just made it through another big weekend of NBA action, and we’ve got even more basketball coming tonight. With that in mind, let’s check out a few of the notable names on the fantasy basketball waiver wire and see who’s trending out there right now. Here’s a closer look. 

Kelly Olynyk, C, Boston Celtics: Olynyk is the top guy off the waiver wire at the moment. He’s coming off 19 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in Utah. 

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We just made it through another big weekend of NBA action, and we’ve got even more basketball coming tonight. With that in mind, let’s check out a few of the notable names on the fantasy basketball waiver wire and see who’s trending out there right now. Here’s a closer look. 

Kelly Olynyk, C, Boston Celtics: Olynyk is the top guy off the waiver wire at the moment. He’s coming off 19 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in Utah. 

That makes three double-digit scoring outings in the last four games for Olynyk (in the fourth one he had nine), with 26 rebounds in that span. As long as he can keep out of foul trouble, he should be useful to owners. 

Ish Smith, PG, Detroit Pistons: Smith is coming off another big game in Toronto. He bagged 15 points with five rebounds, five assists and a block, his second straight game with 15 points. 

Smith has been getting more usage from the Pistons, playing at least 20 minutes in seven of his last eight games. He’s got double-digit points in seven of his last eight outings, too. 

Jameer Nelson, PG, Denver Nuggets: Another PG worth taking a look at is Nelson. He’s coming off 12 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and two steals in Cleveland. 

Nelson also had a big game against the Knicks, posting 16 points, 12 assists and four rebounds. You probably want to pick him up right now, at least until Emmanuel Mudiay comes back. 

Ivica Zubac, C, Los Angeles Lakers: If you’re in need of a big man right now, the guy is probably Zubac. He bagged 15 points with six rebounds, two assists and a block in Milwaukee, and has double-digit points in two of his last three games. 

Zubac’s minutes are back up after a brief two-game dip, and he should be getting some solid action as the Lakers’ backup center. He gets Sacramento tomorrow. 

Matt Barnes, SG/SF, Sacramento Kings: Speaking of Sacramento, Barnes is still pretty hot on the waiver wire at the moment. He’s coming off 12 points, five rebounds and three assists with a block against New Orleans. 

This month has been good to Barnes. Since January 31, he’s averaging 32.3 minutes, 10.3 PPG, 9.1 RPG and 3.7 APG. Pretty solid numbers for a guy at his fantasy level. 

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

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Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:00:56 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=76325
<![CDATA[Fantasy Hockey Update 2/10/17: Top Waiver Wire Picks and Sleepers]]> http://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/02/10/fantasy-hockey-update-2/10/17-top-waiver-wire-picks-and-sleepers#comments We’ve got a great NHL lineup on tap for tonight, so this morning is a great time to take a look at the fantasy hockey waiver wire and see if anyone makes sense for your team. Here’s a snapshot of the top guys on the wire this morning. 

Charlie Coyle, C/RW, Minnesota Wild: Coyle has had a couple of impressive games this week. In his last two outings, he’s got four assists (including three in Winnipeg), a plus-2 mark and four shots on goal. 

Coyle is sitting on 13 goals, 29 assists, a plus-16 mark and 100 shots on goal. He’s been…

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We’ve got a great NHL lineup on tap for tonight, so this morning is a great time to take a look at the fantasy hockey waiver wire and see if anyone makes sense for your team. Here’s a snapshot of the top guys on the wire this morning. 

Charlie Coyle, C/RW, Minnesota Wild: Coyle has had a couple of impressive games this week. In his last two outings, he’s got four assists (including three in Winnipeg), a plus-2 mark and four shots on goal. 

Coyle is sitting on 13 goals, 29 assists, a plus-16 mark and 100 shots on goal. He’s been playing well beside Pominville and Niederreiter, so look for a big effort tonight against the Lightning. 

Jason Pominville, RW, Minnesota Wild: Pominville is widely available in fantasy hockey leagues (roughly 85 percent unowned), but he’s worth a look. In hi last 10 games, he’s got four goals and 10 assists to his name. 

So far this year, Pominville holds 10 goals, 22 assists, a plus-2 rating and 114 shots on goal. Deeper-league owners will want to add him while he’s hot. 

Connor Hellebuyck, G, Winnipeg Jets: Hellebuyck is probably the best spot-starter goalie out there right now, and he’s likely to be between the pipes tonight against the Blackhawks, who he has a 4-0 record and a 1.25 GAA against this season. 

Hellebuyck has 17 wins with a 2.78 GAA and a .909 save percentage on the year. He’ll likely improve on that tonight if he can keep things going. 

Nino Niederreiter, LW/RW, Minnesota Wild: Niederreiter is still out there in roughly 40 percent of leagues, but that’s going to change if he keeps producing. He’s got two goals and two assists in his last two outings. 

This will be a career year for Niederreiter when everything is done. He’s got 17 goals, 23 assists, a plus-22 mark and 114 shots on goal so far. 

Anders Lee, LW, New York Islanders: Lee doesn’t play until tomorrow in Ottawa, but he’s worth looking at now. In his last six games, he’s got two goals and six assists to his name. 

Lee is sitting on 19 goals with 13 assists, a plus-8 rating and 123 shots on goal so far. He and the Isles will finish off their two-game road swing in Ottawa tomorrow. 

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:03:49 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=75797
<![CDATA[Fantasy Basketball Update 2/9/17: Top Waiver Wire Picks and Sleepers]]> http://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/02/09/fantasy-basketball-update-2/9/17-top-waiver-wire-picks-and-sleepers#comments We’ve got a fairly light NBA schedule on tap for this evening, so that makes this morning a great time to check out the fantasy basketball waiver wire. Let’s take a closer look at some of the top adds and see what makes them so intriguing. 

Matt Barnes, SG/SF, Sacramento Kings: The veteran Barnes is a hot pickup this morning, thanks to a strong run of games. He’s got double-digit points in his last three straight, and double-digit rebounds in four of his last five. 

Barnes has bagged a total of eight 3-pointers in the last three…

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We’ve got a fairly light NBA schedule on tap for this evening, so that makes this morning a great time to check out the fantasy basketball waiver wire. Let’s take a closer look at some of the top adds and see what makes them so intriguing. 

Matt Barnes, SG/SF, Sacramento Kings: The veteran Barnes is a hot pickup this morning, thanks to a strong run of games. He’s got double-digit points in his last three straight, and double-digit rebounds in four of his last five. 

Barnes has bagged a total of eight 3-pointers in the last three games. He’s coming off a 14-point, 11-rebound, four-assist outing against the Celtics. Ride the hot streak while you can. 

Andre Roberson, SG/SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: Roberson is another intriguing pickup right now. He’s got double-doubles in his last two games, bagging a total of 25 points and 22 rebounds in that span. 

No one is sure where the sudden outburst of scoring came from, but Roberson owners will take it. Even with the good games, he’s still a deep-league option until he can string this together consistently. 

Michael Beasley, SF/PF, Milwaukee Bucks: Beasley had a nice outing on Wednesday against the Heat, bagging 11 points and three rebounds. That’s his second double-figure outing in the last five games. 

Beasley’s value hinges on Jabari Parker’s availability. Parker injured his knee yesterday and will get an MRI today. If he misses time, Beasley will get a bump in value. 

Jon Leuer, PF/C, Detroit Pistons: Leuer is still out there in about 60 percent of fantasy leagues, and he’s going fast. In his last four games, he’s got double-digit points in each one and a total of 19 rebounds. 

Leuer is averaging 14.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists in his five February games, and is making a name for himself as a lower-end fantasy pickup. He gets San Antonio tomorrow. 

Kyle O’Quinn, PF/C, New York Knicks: With Joakim Noah on the shelf right now, O’Quinn has been racking up the fantasy points. He’s coming off a loss to the Clippers, in which he scored 18 points with six rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks. 

O’Quinn is a spark plug out there on the court, but he’s still something of a risky play from game to game. When Noah returns, that should shut down most of O’Quinn’s value, but he’s a great lower-end pickup right now. 

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

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Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:57:39 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=75731
<![CDATA[Fantasy Hockey Update 2/7/17: Top Waiver Wire Picks and Sleepers]]> http://sportschatplace.com/fantasy-picks/2017/02/07/fantasy-hockey-update-2/7/17-top-waiver-wire-picks-and-sleepers#comments We’ve got a pretty busy night of NHL action coming our way this evening, which makes this morning a great time to check out the fantasy hockey waiver wire to see who’s trending in seasonal and daily leagues. Here’s a look at some of the top guys. 

Josh Bailey, LW/RW, New York Islanders: Bailey is still out there in almost 85 percent of leagues, but he’s been on quite a tear. In his last six games, he’s got five goals and three assists to his credit. 

Bailey looks like he’s going to set a new career-high in points this year; he’s…

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We’ve got a pretty busy night of NHL action coming our way this evening, which makes this morning a great time to check out the fantasy hockey waiver wire to see who’s trending in seasonal and daily leagues. Here’s a look at some of the top guys. 

Josh Bailey, LW/RW, New York Islanders: Bailey is still out there in almost 85 percent of leagues, but he’s been on quite a tear. In his last six games, he’s got five goals and three assists to his credit. 

Bailey looks like he’s going to set a new career-high in points this year; he’s already got 11 goals and 27 assists. He’s a nice pickup ahead of Thursday’s game in Philly. 

Jason Zucker, LW/RW, Minnesota Wild: Zucker has been peppering in the points this year as well. In his last seven games, he’s got four goals and five assists with a plus-eight mark. 

On the season, Zucker sits on 16 goals, 22 assists, a plus-33 rating (which leads the league) and 104 shots on goal. He’s a must-have guy ahead of tonight’s road trip finale in Winnipeg. 

Sebastian Aho, LW/RW, Carolina Hurricanes: Aho is another guy who has been pretty hot lately. He’s got six goals and two assists in his last eight games, including a hat trick on Jan. 31. 

Aho is still out there in about 2/3 of the fantasy leagues, and he’s sitting on 16 goals with 15 assists and 126 shots on goal this year. His plus-minus isn’t great (minus-2), though. 

Jason Pominville, RW, Minnesota Wild: Let’s head back to the Wild for a moment and look at Pominville. In his last eight outings, he has two goals and seven assists. 

It took Pominville a while to get going this season, but it appears he’s back to his old self now. On the year he’s got eight goals, 19 assists, a minus-2 rating and 111 shots on goal. 

Anders Lee, LW, New York Islanders: Let’s finish up with Lee, who is out there in almost 80 percent of fantasy leagues. In his last eight games, he’s got three goals and seven assists to his credit. 

Lee has three straight two-point games to his credit and is riding a hot streak now. He has 18 goals, 13 assists, 119 shots on goal and a plus-8 rating. 

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