In today's edition of Waiver Wire analysis, we discuss a former college champ, a couple of recent lottery picks, and even a Sacramento King. The waiver wire is hot with overlooked yet serviceable fantasy options, so be sure to stay peeled to the weekly update.
Omari Spellman, Golden State Warriors
Whose stock is hot and whose stock is not as the NBA season approaches the trade deadline?
Forget John Wall, Smith's recent play suggests the Wizards may have found their franchise floor general. Alright, calling Smith the next Wall might be a little much, but watch the Wizards’ point guard drop 32 on Denver Saturday night and you’re likely to believe you are witnessing a perennial all-star. A journeyman who has generally been recognized due to his odd first name rather than his basketball ability, Smith has found a home in Washington and has maximized the opportunity. With steady minutes coming his way, Smith has averaged starter-like numbers with 19 points and 6 assists over the last week. Fantasy owners in need of guard help should immediately grab him off the waiver wire.
The larger takeaway from this Wild Card weekend, especially on the AFC side, would have to be the word "resiliency." It was a really great weekend for the NFL to start things off this postseason. A lot of it wasn't pretty, it became more and more entertaining and exciting with each contest. On the NFC, it's clear to me that the conference is top heavy with talent. The 49ers and Packers do feel like the clearly better teams. While Minnesota and Seattle, the Wild Card winners, are just the less mediocre beneficiaries of the
Few early tidbits: There were three upsets, at least according to playoff seed (Titans, Vikings and Seahawks). The highest score from any of the games was just 26 pts with six teams scoring 20 pts or less. And finally, one of the ladies from The Bachelor won the Milly Maker over on DraftKings.
It is now 2020 and Zion Williamson has yet to log a single minute in his ridiculously hyped NBA career. Could the high flying Pelican return to action and provide consistent fantasy production? Today we discuss Williamson's potential return, as well as other key injuries that could shift fantasy leagues.
Expected Return: Mid January
As the NBA season prepares to enter a new year, I breakdown standout performances from the league's lesser-known talents and whether you should bank on future fantasy success.
McRae's coming out party yesterday in Miami was indicative of the Wizards’ guard's steady improvement over the last month of play. Washington's backcourt rotation this season outside of Bradley Beal has essentially employed the throw it at the wall and see if it sticks method, and McRae appears to have been covered in gorilla glue. With Beal on the bench due to a leg injury, expect the former Volunteer to continue trending upward In the coming weeks.
(Editor's note: This is a preview of Steve Renner's weekly DFS article from FullTime DFS.)
We have ourselves a classic "look better in fantasy than they are in reality" game this weekend between the Cowboys and Eagles. I got a feeling nobody is gonna be on the right side but us. .
As the NBA season begins to reach a point in which each team's primary contributors have separated themselves from those incapable of providing consistent fantasy production, we take a look at this week's most significant risers and fallers.