Happy Belated Holidays everyone! Not a lot has changed on the waiver wire this week, but here is the updated list, and I’d love to answer your pickup/drop questions below! Just for the record, the Xmas day games were fabulous this year, and the Richard Jefferson poster made my day. Ok, without further ado, the updated waiver pickups for the week!
Swishers – These are the guys that should be picked up if you need 3s. They’re all definite buys in the short term, but they could have upside for minutes down the road as well. I’m gonna make this easy and list them from most upside to least.
- Buddy Hield – His ownership is down to 32%, which seems to be an over reaction. He can still drain em from Deep. THRAGNOF away!
- Marco Belinelli – Injured right now, but still a great shooter when healthy.
- Patrick Patterson – His rebounding is decent, but he’s staying in the shooters section.
- Allen Crabbe
- Terrence Ross – A bit of a roller-coaster, but definite upside.
- *Langston Galloway* – He’s a very risky option, but if he gets minutes, he’ll get treys.
- *Troy Daniels* – Trying to fight his way back to relevancy – I don’t trust him or his role yet, but if you’re feeling lucky, then give him a shot!
Dishers – These are the guys who are gonna help out your assists. In my opinion, this is one of the harder categories to get off the wire.
- T.J. McConnell – Ironically, the better assist PG on the Sixers. He is what he is, but the assists are nice.
- Matthew Dellavedova – Nothing fancy, but chips in a couple 3s, a steal, and 5-7 assists. No upside, but very little downside. He’s been in a slump lately, but the assists and 3s are still there.
- Patty Mills – Almost put him under Thragnof, but he’s having a career contract year. He gets you 2 treys, 48% from the field, and 93% at the line. Plus, his TOs hover around 1. Low end production, but all of the percentages are great! He’s a must own this year in all standard leagues.
- Tony Parker – It’s ironic seeing him lower than Mills. Add him for assists and not much else.
- Brandon Jennings – He’s turned into a dime specialist, and it’s probably the best thing for his career. Grab him for consistent assists, and the occasional shooting outburst.
*Deep League Special*
- Malcolm Brogdon – Over 3 assists per game this week, and he’s creeping his way up into 14 team relevance. He has solid all around upside. Keep an eye on him! I wouldn’t recommend an add quite yet, but he looks like a promising player for future years.
Boards and Blocks
- Lucas Nogueira – He’s slowed down again, but he’s still going to get some blocks. Barely holdable in 12ers.
- Jon Leuer – Solid scoring and board guy, with the occasional block.
- John Henson – Lots of blocks, and he’s a must own, in my humble opinion. Lots of upside here, and yeah, we’ve been saying that for years.
- Dorian Finney-Smith – It’s a roller coaster for Smith, but keep an eye on him, if you don’t want to own him.
- Willy Hernangomez – A deep league add at the moment, but there is potential there. Unfortunately, the Kicks rotation is quite screwed up.
- *Kyle O’Quinn* – KOQ is the Yang to Willy’s Yin. One of them is usually productive, so together they kind of make a really good center.
- *Jerami Grant* – He’s gettin’ blocks! Not much value here, but the defensive stats are there.
Thieves – Self explanatory
- Tony Allen – He’s back! Lower end production, but he should be a consistent source of boards and steals while healthy. Borderline must own at the moment.
- Thabo Sefolosha – Top 100 on the season, he has put up a sneaky good line. Good percentages, over 2 steals per game, some boards, some assists, a trey, and low TO rate. He’s a must own in my opinion. Thabo is the perfect kind of guy to have as a back end producer, who will help you in multiple categories.
- Andre Roberson – 1.3 steals this past week and 1.3 blocks this past week, so I’m sticking him here, but I definitely recommend his low volume line. Oh, he also puts in the occasional trey. Not a must own, but a must consider I suppose.
- P.J. Tucker – He’s getting minutes, and he’s getting steals, with the occasional outburst. At only 12% ownership, he’s a very viable streaming option.
That’s a wrap for today folks. Have a Razzy new year!