Fantasy fringe players of great interest in Week 22 (March 27 through April 2)
By Alex Rikleen
Special to Yahoo Sports
TJ Warren, Pho, SF (4 games â feet): Warren sitting out Thursday as a result of feet injuries, with no return date continues to be announced. Solar have previously shut lower Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Dark night, departing a brief bench. Derrick Johnson Junior. began instead of Warren Thursday, but left early as a result of wrist injuries. If Warren misses additional time, Johnson and Marquese Chriss, would be the players most directly impacted. However, because the Suns are presently having fun with this type of small roster of accessible players, essentially everybody who doesnât play center sees a minimum of some small bump whenever another non-center is hurt.
Jahlil Okafor, Phi, C (4 games â knee): Okafor is doubtful to experience Friday, after missing Mondayâs game and playing only 17 minutes on Wednesday. Given the way the 76ers handled Joel Embiidâs hurt knee this The month of january and Feb, it’s difficult to trust the 76ersâ staff will give you obvious details about Okaforâs availability continuing to move forward. Richaun Holmes may be the primary beneficiary associated with a Okafor absences, but Robert Covington also benefits.
Tim Hardaway Junior, Atl, SG/SF (4 games, 63% owned): 24 teams play four games in a few days, so any schedule advantages are matchup-based. All the Hawks games are against teams which will most likely miss the playoffs. The 76ers and Nets have improved their advanced metrics recently, but spent the majority of the season as two worst per-possession defenses within the league. Solar join individuals two teams the large choice of the 5 fastest during the last 10 games. Their 4th opponent, the Bulls, just shut lower Dwyane Wade â though no data shows them as excessively favorable for fantasy, they appear to become a team around the edge of total collapse. Kent Bazemore may return now, which may hurt Hardawayâs value, but no date continues to be set. Ersan Ilyasova is yet another notable Hawk who gets to be a boost now.
Bojan Bogdanovic, Was, SG/SF (4 games, 54% owned): Such as the Bulls, the Clippersâ schedule is much better for that first half each week and daily lineups settings. They play a La back-to-back Tuesday and Wednesday. The truth that both games have been in LA ensures they donât are afflicted by extra travel, and both LA teams happen to be defensive sieves recently. Because the All-Star break, both teams have rated towards the bottom six in per-possession defense and towards the bottom nine in rebound percentage. However , they finish a few days with two toughest fantasy opponents, the Jazz and Players. In lots of leagues, teams might want to play Bogdanovic Tuesday-Wednesday, after which drop him for among the Bullsâ wings for that finish each week.
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Anthony May, NY, SF/PF (4 games â knee): , a study arrived on the scene the Knicks would limit Anthonyâs minutes throughout the growing season, but he still performed 36 minutes the next evening. Then, shortly before tip-off Thursday, the Knicks announced that Anthony could be unavailable as a result of knee injuries. Itâs challenging a obvious picture according to just these 3 data points (Tuesdayâs report, Wednesdayâs game, and Thursdayâs late scratch), but Anthony proprietors should carefully follow this case within the next couple of days. If Anthony misses time, Lance Thomas and Mindaugas Kuzminskas see big bumps in value.
Allen Crabbe, Por, PG/SG (3 games): The current return of Evan Turner following a 14-game absence increases the Trail Blazersâ already crowded wing depth. Before Turner got hurt, Crabbe averaged 25. minutes over 11 games. Since Turnerâs injuries, Crabbe has performed 29.2 minutes per game. Turner performed just 19 or twenty minutes in the first three games back, but saw that jump to 24 throughout a productive Wednesday outing. As Turner continues to go back to his pre-injuries levels, Crabbe is among several Blazers prone to suffer. Furthermore, the Blazers are among only very couple of teams with only three games, and none of the games are against very favorable opponents â though they are not particularly challenging either.
Paul Zipser, Chi, SF/PF (3 games, 1% owned) and Denzel Valentine, Chi, SG/SF (3 games, 19% owned): The Bulls are among just six teams to experience three games now, however in formats that enable streaming, they get a big boost late within the week. They begin a few days with 72 hours off, after which play three games from Thursday to Sunday. In addition, their final off day is Friday, the busiest day’s week, when most managers have sufficient active players to fill their beginning selection anyway. A supervisor can also add one of these simple players Thursday and obtain three extra games while using the just one acquisition. Dwyane Wade continues to be shut lower, removing a significant obstacle to the court here we are at these two players. Zipser continues to be beginning, but have seen large minutes, and Valentine continues to be more lucrative.
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Richaun Holmes, Phi, PF/C (4 games, 54% owned): Holmesâ schedule is nice, but according to his recent performance, heâd warrant mention here whether or not the 76ers only performed two games from the Jazz now. Heâs been a high-40 player in eight category leagues, and top-30 in nine-category leagues, in the last month. Thatâs simply not the type of value you are able to leave on waivers to have an opponent to grab up. The 76ers go to the Nets and Cavaliers now, both teams that rank towards the bottom third for per-possession defense because the All-Star break. Nets opponents also rank fifth in steals over that span.
Mason Plumlee, Living room, PF/C (3 games): From the six teams with three games, the Nuggets and Trail Blazers would be the only ones with no bottom six defense on their own schedule. Two three Nuggetsâ opponents have been in the very best eight in rebound percentage because the All-Star break, and all sorts of three pressure below-average field goal percentages. Furthermore, Plumleeâs minutes took a small hit recently, averaging only 25. over his past two games, after averaging 32.7 minutes within the three games prior. Kenneth Fariedâs return a week ago following a nine game absence increases the Nuggetsâ frontcourt depth.