Nov 24, 2012 Blog
Hope you guys all had a great Thanksgiving, sorry for the lack of posting but I’ve been on the road for most of the holiday. This morning I’m taking a quick look at some guys floating around on the wire that make nice fantasy additions both for this week and long term.
Jeremy Pargo (CLE, $3400) – I’ve played Pargo the last two days over on Fanduel and he’s really produced with Kyrie Irving sidelined. Irving is expected to miss at least three more weeks and Pargo has a pretty tight hold on the starting PG spot. He’s primarily a scorer and won’t help you much with assists, but he’s managed 28 and 15 points in his last two, which is pretty good waiver wire production.
Jeffery Taylor (CHA, $3700) – I’m not sure what the Bobcats intend to do with Taylor long term, but he’s logged 33, 30 and 36 minutes in his last three games and seems to be ahead of both Ramon Sessions and Ben Gordon for playing time. Gerald Henderson will return soon, which may kill Taylor’s fantasy value. Keep an eye on his role once Henderson returns and maybe give him a chance later in the season.
Tyler Zeller (CLE, $4500) – Zeller was having a solid rookie season when he suffered a mild concussion and facial fracture, but he’s healed up well and is back on the court trying to build up his minutes. He’s getting a steady 25+ minutes since his return while posting a solid 13 point, 9 rebound performance last night. He’s a great addition in keeper leagues.
Moe Harkless (ORL, $3500) – If you have a spare bench spot, Harkless is a good guy to gamble on for later this season. He got the start last night and played well in his 16 minutes, posting 6 points, 4 rebounds and a steal. It won’t be long before the Magic find themselves way out of the race and looking to get the rookie some serious court time. He’s a must add in keeper leagues.
Andre Drummond (DET, $4500) – Drummond is in the same situation as Harkless with the Pistons eventually falling out of the race and trying to rebuild and get their rookies some experience. Drummond has been much better this season than I thought he would be. The only huge drawback that I can find with Drummond is his free throw shooting which sits at 42.9%, and that’s a big improvement over his college career free throw mark of 29.5%. He’s a must add in Dynasty leagues.
Kyle Singler (DET, $4200) – I’m not sure what the Pistons are going to do with Singler, but the guy has some talent and should continue to get steady minutes. At some point, the Pistons could ship Tayshaun Prince out and give Singler some run at SF, but right now he’s going to continue to start at SG. I don’t expect the Pistons to keep Rodney Stuckey on the bench forever, so Singler is a risky pickup but definitely someone you want to keep on your watchlist.
Gary Neal (SAS, $5300) – Neal is a great short term pickup while starting at SG for the Spurs. Stephen Jackson and Kawhi Leonard are both out with injuries and San Antonio is running short on players right now, so Neal is going to continue to see good minutes until those guys return.
Patrick Patterson (HOU, $6300) – I still see Patterson floating around out there on the wire in a few leagues and he really shouldn’t be. He’s averaging nearly 30 minutes a game while posting 13 and 5, and had two great games recently going for 19 and 20 points.
Draymond Green (GSW, $4300) – Green is blocked by Harrison Barnes for a starting spot, but he’s been getting about 20 minutes a game over his last five. Brandon Rush is gone and Richard Jefferson is old and brittle, which could leave Green getting solid minutes. He’s definitely someone you want to keep on your watchlist.
Aaron Brooks (SAC, $3800) – I’m holding Isaiah Thomas in a few leagues and just can’t bring myself to cut him loose yet. Brooks may be the better player short term, but Thomas is the future. If you are in a keeper league and have a spare bench spot, Thomas is a great guy to gamble on for the future. As for Brooks, grab him if you need short term help at PG as he clearly looks like the favorite for minutes.
Jamaal Tinsley (UTA, $3500) – Mo Williams is having some ankle problems right now and Tinsley could see a few starts this week. He’s worth a short term add if you need assists.
Roger Mason, Jr. (NOR, $3800) – Mason has replaced Austin Rivers in the starting lineup and it could be a move that lasts for awhile. Mason picked up 37 minutes last night and that’s reason enough to scoop him up for a play this week if you need shooting guard help.