If you’re looking for a weekend addition that can give you a pair of games for the price of one this weekend, well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news … you’re out of luck. There are no NBA teams playing on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend.
Which means there’s no scheduling strategy to picking players up off the waiver wire in order to win your fantasy basketball week. Just pick the best players available.
If you’re looking for points, Shannon Brown is on a roll. He’s been pacing the Suns of late, reaching double-digits in four straight games, including 20-plus in his last two. He’s been their best scoring option of late, and with the coaching situation up in the air, the load may fall on the shoulders of whoever is willing to take the shots.
If you’re looking for rebounds, check out the over-looked Al-Farouq Aminu, who has been lost among the stories of Greivis Vasquez and Anthony Davis on a poor Hornets team this season—but has at least eight rebounds in seven straight games. He’s not a completely one-dimensional player either, shooting 46 percent over that stretch and hitting over 90 percent of his free throws.
If you need three-pointers, Carlos Delfino is still available in most leagues, mainly because he doesn’t do a whole much else than hit those threes. But over the past two weeks, he’s been hitting almost three 3′s per game. If you’re in a close battle in your three-point category, Delfino could make the difference.
If you’re looking for some all-around help, however, look no further than Andre Miller of the Denver Nuggets. He’s on that borderline-category of players who could be on your roster but also wouldn’t have a spot on many—but he could help you win your week. Over his past two weeks, he’s averaging over 10 points per game and also over six assists, while also sporting solid averages from the field and at the free throw line. He’s not a perfect solution, and if he were on your roster long-term he’d likely be your last guard, but he’s playing on Sunday of this week, so if you have a player you’re willing to flex off your roster, you can probably get an additional start by picking up Miller.
In what has become a recurring theme, the waiver wire remains thin as we travel further and further into the NBA season. Still, there are plenty of flawed, yet talented, players still available who can help with your specific needs.