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Just like I was telling JB a few days ago, there just isn’t enough time left.  He doesn’t have enough time to prepare for the coming zombie apocalypse just like I don’t have enough time to tell you a story loosely based on fictional people and places.  My goal is to ensure everyone reading this makes the playoffs in their leagues and there isn’t enough time to talk about underground bunkers and if George A. Romero was really a psychic time traveler who had come from the future to teach us how to stop the coming apocalypse.  Instead here are 12, wait, 1,2,3… yeah, 12 widely available weekend streamers that I think could swing a close match in your favor.  Who you need all depends on how you’re doing against your opponent and be they a Romero zombie, a 28 days later zombie, or even Billy Connolly, then maybe an add from this list can help you survive one more week.

Tony Wroten – PG – Phi – It’s well documented that the 76ers are a mess but there are still useful fantasy players up and down their roster.  Wroten has a caveat of potentially ruining your FT% and/or turnovers but he still can score 20 points, get some assists, hit a 3 and give a steal pretty reliably with 30+ minutes whether that be starting or coming off the bench.  Saturday vsWas and Sunday @Orl, sure.

Alec Burks – PG/SG – Uta – Seriously?  Only 29% owned?  He’s been inconsistent all year and you don’t want to fall for it again.  I know, but hear me out.  I’m probably supposed to say something meaningful after a statement like that but I’ve got nothing.  Do you not like points?  I like points, usually need more than the other guy to win.  Friday @Cle, Sunday @Ind, Monday @Mil.

Brian Roberts – PG/SG – NO – He isn’t all that good and he’s had more than a few duds since taking over the starting job.  There’s still no Jrue Holiday and assists can be difficult to find sometimes.  Friday @Dal, Sat @LAC look tough but Roberts should play plenty of minutes.  Monday @Sac and Tuesday @LAL helps to make for what should be a solid 4 games in 5 days.

Tim Hardaway Jr. – SG – NYK – Are you behind in 3s?  Then this is your lucky day.  Introducing the Hardaway Jr.  ohhh… ahhhh… The Knicks have no reason not to play him with Iman Shumpert shumphurt.  Friday vsGS, Sunday @Chi, Monday @Det.  Timmy could get hot and win 3s nearly single handedly, if you need that category with some points and without hurting your turnovers then I doubt there will be anyone better who is as widely available.

P.J. Tucker – SG/SF – Pho – Tucker has been in a shooting slump for the majority of the year.  He doesn’t take many shots so it’s really not as bad as it seems.  His defense has been immeasurable for Phoenix and in return he plays plenty of minutes.  He gives a bunch of boards, usually kicks in a steal or 2, and sometimes give a 3 or 2 usually 1, contact.  Friday vsNO and Sunday vsAtl look alright.

James Anderson – SG/SF – Phi – Not the most trustworthy player throughout the year but his minutes are all but guaranteed.  He can chip in with some points, 3s, and steals, maybe a few assists to boot.  Saturday vsWas and Sunday @Orl could be challenging since he could be matched up against elite defenders but 60-70 minutes in 2 games should help across the board.

Mike Dunleavy – SG/SF – Chi – With Jimmy Butler still unable to play more shots have gone to Dunleavy and like he has throughout his career he’s continued to show consistent mediocrity.  With 36 minutes all but guaranteed and a jack of all trades stat line I can fully endorse him Friday @Dal and Sunday vsNYK.  There is also the added benefit of Monday @Bkn and a 4 game week for those looking ahead and low on moves.

Marvin Williams – SF/PF – Uta – Consistency issues uh-plenty, no guarantee he gets good minutes.  It’s going to take some cajones to stream Marvin but the potential is certainly there for a rewarding run.  Maybe he gets hot and hits a few 3s, 5-8 boards, blocks a shot, doesn’t hurt your turnovers, maybe.  Friday @Cle is nice, Sunday @Ind could go either way, Mon @Mil and a 4 game week if your looking ahead.  Someone’s going to stream him.  Is it you?

Tristan Thompson – PF/C – Cle – Yeah right.  Ok fine I’ll try, Friday vs… I’m not going to look it up.  I don’t recommend playing him against anyone.  You probably knew that already but it’s going to get worse if/when Anderson Varejao returns.

Josh McRoberts – PF/C – Cha – McBob has been reliable all year and that should continue with no less than 30 minutes per game.  We all know what he does by now and lately he’s been hitting his 3s.  They have a tough schedule with Friday @SA, Sunday @OKC, then Moday @Mia but I like it.  Charlotte doesn’t get blown out often, they haven’t played since last Saturday, and none of those teams are all that strong up front.

Kyle O’Quinn – PF/C – Orl – Do you think the Irishman is only for deep leagues?  I don’t.  He should only see 20 minutes per game so I’m sure something more reliable is out there but if not Saturday @Mia should be just fine since the Heat are notoriously bad versus opposing bigs.  Sunday vsPhi is as good as you could ask for for any player.  What will we get, I hope you wonder?  I’m glad you asked, I may be overstepping a little but I think 20 boards and 4 blocks in the 2 games combined.

Steven Adams – C – OKC – I’m such a homer.  Kendrick Perkins is out for a while and while I don’t expect big minutes from Adams I think he’s still going to be a useful board, block, steal streamer in the right situations.  Is Friday vsMem and Sunday vsCha the right situation?  Since both play big lineups then I think it just might be.

  1. Bennie says:
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    Slim ,

    Ilyasova…..I’m gonna give this guy one more night and if he’s cold again I’m thinking of picking up P. Bev or Singler…I’m making the playoffs but need steals and 3′s…Thoughts?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Bennie: I’ve given up on Ilyasova in a 12 teamer or less. Beverley can’t put a good string of games together either but he should fit both of your needs the best. Singler puts up a good stat line when his shot is falling but he doesn’t have the steal potential or job security Beverley has. Singler is playing well though and is worth owning while he’s getting so many minutes.

  2. Corey says:
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    Dj augustin is on waivers. Should I use my number 1 waiver priority on him? It’s a yahoo points league. I would be dropping Terrence jones or Blatche. Probably will drop jones tho. Other options on wire are ajinca, Matt Barnes, Wes Johnson. Please rank them all. Thanks!!

    • Slim

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      @Corey: Barnes is going to get a ton of minutes with Crawford hurt and could put up some big lines. He seems pretty reliable for a couple of weeks. Augustin is in a pretty bad slump and I can’t blame the guy for bailing but he probably gives the most potential than anyone else on the list when things are going right. Wesley Johnson with 30+ minutes would be great, maybe better than both, but D’Antoni… Ajinca has issues. The blocks aren’t that good and his minutes aren’t anywhere near guaranteed. With that said they should be playing him, they have nothing to lose.

      That order… Matt Barnes, Augustin, Terrence Jones, Wes Johnson, Blatche. If I needed assists Augustin would be at the top.

      Jones has lost a bunch of minutes to Motiejunas and now Asik. I don’t see it going back to the way it was unless there’s an injury.

  3. Lasandro says:
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    Well guess it’s time to jump ship on Henson huh? That dck Drew sure knows how to foster his young players. Let’s give more minutes to youngster Pachulia! Smh

    So I can’t really see anyone on the wire as productive, so I’ll jut go with a high producing pickup. Carroll or M Barnes, with Crawford out?

    • Lasandro says:
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      Tyreke is there too and putting up great multi cats apart from pts and %s. What you think?

    • Lasandro says:
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      Brand and mcBob are available too. Love Elton’s defensive stats but how are he, Carroll and co gonna put stats this good once millsap returns?

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin would be great hearing from yoo too on this issue

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Shift change! Yeah Slim is in hibernation whilst I roam the night. Still Carroll over Barnes and over Reke. I like Reke, but he’s an inconsistent Iguodala in my mind. Elton will crash, Ayon back too doesn’t help. Carroll is my pick of all these, I think Slim like DeMarre too probably will agree

      • Slim

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        @Lasandro: Oh Yeah and I don’t think it’s all that close. Carroll has played just outside the top 50 all year. I don’t see him falling off the rest of the way with or without Millsap.

  4. Frank White says:
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    Hey Slim wutup!!! So another useless and a little negative note on Varejeo that pisses me off.. Lol.. Anyway with 2 more weeks left after this week I’m actually beating up the first place team 7-2 in a 9 CAT without Millsap and Varejeo, no jinx, and if I win big this week I have a good chance to go back to 2nd place where I wanna stay at cause I would have the buy week but the next 2 weeks are gonna be tough. Do you think I should still ride Varejeo out or drop him for a good guy or stream that position out to get 4-5 games a week through the playoffs. What do you think buddy??

    • Frank White says:
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      There’s always Mozgov , Jordan Hamilton, Singler, Ajinca, Vasquez or Wesley Johnson to pickup for hIm, Don’t gotta be a big GUY CAUSE I got plenty of them, but I can also stream players like this and like you said I could combined them to make that spot where I get 4-5 games a week. Sorry bout the repeat. Lol

      • Frank White says:
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        Damn I just found out tha Millsap is ruled out for Sunday and it’s only Friday. If something happens to hi then I really gotta drop Varejeo.

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