Fantasy Basketball Rankings, Sleepers, Waiver Wire Work and more. This data is compiled from several sources related to fantasy basketball.
1.Kobe Bryant-Brings it in all categories, except blocks. Play him every day in every format.
2. LeBron James-He still packs a punch in fantasy land. Play him with impunity.
3. Kevin Durant-Same as top 2, but it’s a tough battle to be on the top of the heap right now.
4.Tim Duncan -Still putting up great numbers for the Spurs and should continue all season.
5. Chris Paul- Don’t forget about CP3. He’s tough to surpass as the top point guard in the game.
6.Joakim Noah-Big men just don’t have the same game as Noah. He’s lanky, and he’s an above average defender which is a plus in fantasy basketball.
7.James Harden-He’s clutch and he’s always worth a spot on fantasy basketball rosters no matter what .You just have to play him every day so you can to get the most out of him.
8.Anderson Varejao - He’s a big man who can hit free throws and he’s averaging nearly 15 rebounds a game. It’s a win – win situation when you can play him every day with your team.
9.Stephen Curry-He’s on the top of his game right now so there’s no reason to keep him sidelined. Keep in mind though, he is injury prone to some extent.
10.Andrei Kirilenko- AK47 is back and better than ever with consistant playing time. He’s putting up great numbers and will continue as long as he’s in the lineup.
Waiver Wire Work -Stats are over the last 7 day period, not a season average.
Points Reb Ast Stl Blk TO Mins
Taj Gibson 6.3 4.9 0.9 0.5 1.1 1.0 20:00
Carlos Delfino 9.1 3.6 2.0 0.9 0.1 1.5 24:00
Jason Thompson 11.2 7.8 1.3 0.7 1.0 1.0 30:00
Derrick Williams 8.5 4.5 0.4 0.3 0.6 18:25
Kirk Hinrich 6.2 2.3 5.3 0.9 0.4 1.8 27:10
Jodie Meeks 8.4 2.0 0.9 0.8 0.0 0.9 18:02
Markieef Morris 8.9 4.9 1.4 0.7 0.6 0.9 22:31
Waiver Wire Considerations
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As is the case with fantasy basketball, you must avoid injuries to be successful. Here are some players who are injured but could eventually help your team.
Mike Dunleavy-Just came back from a knee injury, but he is inconsistant at best.
Hedo Turkoglu-Broken left hand will keep him out for quite a while. Consider other options at this point.
Trevor Ariza-Missed quite a few games with a calf injury. Could be back soon though so keep an eye on him.
Chase Budinger-He has a torn left meniscus and will be out for quite some time it seems like.
Kawhi Leonard-He was assigned to NBA D League in Austin and will undergo a medical rehab assignment there for right knee tendinitis.
Richard Hamilton-The Chicago Tribune reports that Hamilton says he’s improving from a sprained left foot.
Beno Udrih-He is recovering from a sprained ankle and should not be considered in any format.
Jason Smith -May need surgery to repair a shoulder injury. He’s not valid in any formats right now.
Tyrus Thomas-A left calf strain is keeping him out right now.
Trending UPwards- Players who could perform well this week depending on the number of games thier team plays. This is a good indication of players who are about to hit the fantasy jackpot so to speak. You can find undervalued players who will perform at a top tier level for minimal risk:
Ricky Rubio -Minnesota plays four games this week and he should see ample minutes. He could be limited or on restricted minutes so think a little bit before you go and drop someone for him.
Austin Rivers-He’s a rookie, but should see some decent playing time and he is starting to shoot a bit better than he has in the past. So give Rivers a spin if you’re feeling lucky and want to toss the fantasy basketball dice.
Matt Barnes-He can be erratic in his statistics, but keep in mind that over the last five game’s he’s averaging nearly 15 points, close to 5 rebounds and even throws in steals, blocks and threes.
Marquis Daniels-Milwaukee plays four games this week and he could be a valuable part of every team in every format this week. Consider him a strong play for the week.
Markieff Morris- He plays four games this week and is one of the best young big men in the game. He is playing an average of 23 minutes per game over the last week or so. He should be in your lineup if you have him on your roster.
Nick Young-He just had a 30 point game over the weekend. He is primed and ready to go for the 76ers. In fantasy basketball he’s what would be called a low risk-high reward player. Get him if he is on your waiver wire because he will be gone soon.
Ben Gordon-the Bobcats play four games this week and that is pure gold in fantasy basketball. You can’t do any wrong by adding Gordon at this point, he will get minutes but production will be slightly inconsistent at times.
CJ Miles-He’s getting some playing time with the Cavaliers and he is producing good numbers, so go out onto the waiver wire and pick him up if your team needs a little boost from a quality player like Miles.
Rasheed Wallace- He’s out of retirement and he’s coming off the bench, but he’s still a quality player and can be a valuable asset on any fantasy basketball team.