The NBA season has kicked off and knowing lots of fantasy owners, you’ll all be eager to action your trigger fingers and make a grab at free agents on your waiver wire from the get-go. In these “All Wired Up” posts, which I’ll endeavour to have up daily, I’ll look at the best performances from players who are on the waiver wire in most standard leagues.
Danny Green – Spurs (ESPN 63 percent, Yahoo 72 percent)
Danny Green is one of the least exciting fantasy prospects in the NBA. So much so, that it appears that a few owners have forgotten to roster him in their 12 team leagues. When I say least exciting, I mean that he doesn’t wow you, rather provides solid, unassuming production. Because don’t get me wrong, he’s a very valuable fantasy asset. Against the Rockets Thursday, Green wasn’t spectacular, scoring 10 points (3-13 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with two rebounds, two assists, and two steals, but it was still a solid outing. Green has scored double digit points in three of four games and has yet to miss a free throw. Where he excels though is his ability to contribute in the other categories He is averaging 1.5 three-pointers, a little lower than expected, 4.3 rebounds, 1.0 steals, and 0.8 blocks, a whopping number for a guard in 29 minutes a game. If he can improve his field goal percentage up from 35 percent to mid forties, his scoring will increase and his value should shoot into the top 80. For now, as an end of the bench guy with the upside for some big triples and blocks nights, Green is definitely underowned.
Jason Terry – Rockets (ESPN 0.4 percent, Yahoo 2 percent)
If you thought Jason Terry was dead last season, you wouldn’t have been alone. Starting the season in Brooklyn, Terry was dealt to the Kings mid-season, but didn’t even suit up in Sacramento, with the KIngs telling him not to bother show up , basically. So, when he signed with Houston in the offseason, I held out little hope of ay relevance. So far, Terry has floored me, mainly by the fact that he has played over 20 minutes a night. The Rockets’ backcourt isn’t the deepest unit in the league, but not only is Terry getting minutes, but he is also producing. Against an undermanned Spurs outfit, Terry led the Rockets’ bench unit, scoring 16 points (4-5 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with two assists and two steals and has now hit a three-pointer in every game, with multiple treys coming in all but one contest. Terry is making a case as a solid streaming option at the end of the week for head to head 10 or 12 team leagues, but in a 14 team league, I’d be grabbing the veteran, as a consistent scorer at 21 minutes a night is hard to find.
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