Fantasy Basketball is all about outsmarting your opponents, and much of that is done through grabbing the unfound star in free agency. Here’s our best way to do that in Week 7.
Note: All OWN%’s come from ESPN Fantasy Leagues.
MIN- Zach LaVine (5.0%)
The rookie’s back in the T’Wolves’ starting 5, and he’s producing. 19.5 points, 7.0 assists, 4.5 rebounds, and a steal in that span. Watch this one because Mo Williams’ timetable (back) is still unknown, but for as long as he’s out, LaVine remains a must add.
ATL- Dennis Schroder (2.6%)
The German PG has been decent lately off the Hawks bench… as we saw last Friday. He’s averaging 12.8 points, 3.8 assists, and 1.5 steals in his last 4 games.
LAL- Ronnie Price (0.3%)
This pick may be a bit premature, but as Byron Scott shuffled his starting lineup last night, Price took over the starting job. He finished with 3 points, 3 assists, 2 steals, and a block against the Pelicans.
PHI- K.J. McDaniels (32.7%)
13.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.3 steals, and 2.2 blocks in his last 6 games. The man’s an all-around stud. That’s hard to find in any free agent pool.
WAS- Rasual Butler (4.5%)
This guy… well here’s a little background info. He was the former 52nd overall pick in the 2002 draft, and is now 35. To sum it up, he hasn’t done much in the NBA. Now? He’s one of the first guys off the Washington bench that has played a prominent role in the Wizards’ hot 13-6 start.
In his last 4 games, he’s averaging 18.8 points (3.3 3PM), 3.5 rebounds, and 1.5 steals. So let me repeat, Rasual is 35 years of age… and has just entered his prime.
This is fantasy basketball, don’t question the logic of an event, just accept the numbers and pick this guy up.
MIN- Shabazz Muhammad (5.1%)
I can’t explain how or why, but Shabazz is back to ballin’. He’s scored 20 points on 56% shooting in each of his last 2 games.
WAS- Kris Humphries (4.6%)
Hump’s averaging 11.3 points, 12.7 rebounds, and a block in his last 3 games. Worried about Nene taking away his opportunities? Don’t be, Humphries’ stellar play has kept Nene on the bench.
HOU- Donatas Montiejunas (13.3%)
He’s back on this list, and playing even better this time around. Averaging 16.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and a block in his last 4 games, I’d call you crazy if you decide not to pick him up.
BOS- Tyler Zeller (6.6%)
The guy who was once seen as purely a roster stuffer for Boston in the Jarrett Jack deal is now their starting center. He’s posted averages of 13.3 points, 10.7 rebounds, and a block in his last 3 games.