Fantasy Hoops Waiver Wire Bin Vol. 5

Dec 7, 2009

I’ve scoured the fantasy basketball waiver wires to find gems so you don’t have to.

C.J. Watson, PG/SG, Golden State Warriors
Golden State has been hit hard by injuries this year making their rotation thin. Pretty much anyone in that rotation is a worthy fantasy option. Watson is no exception. Last week he 15.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.8 steals, and 1.3 three-pointers while shooting 55.8 percent from the floor and 87.5 percent from the line. C.J. is owned in 9 percent of Yahoo! and 0.9 percent of ESPN leagues.

Courtney Lee, SG/SF, New Jersey Nets
Lee struggled against the Knicks last night, but still averaged 14.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 1.3 blocks, and 1.5 three-pointers over the past four games. He shot 54.5 percent from the floor and 50 percent from the line. He’s a 78.1 percent free throw shooter on the year though so don’t fret over that number. Courtney is owned in 53 percent of Yahoo! and 10.8 percent of ESPN leagues.

Quentin Richardson, SG/SF, Miami Heat
Q’s back issues are behind him now, and he’s putting up some nice fantasy numbers. Last week he averaged 14.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.8 blocks, and 2.8 three-pointers. He shot 47.6 percent from the floor and 71.4 percent from the stripe. Richardson is owned in 15 percent of Yahoo! and 2.1 percent of ESPN leagues.

Ryan Gomes, SF/PF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Gomes wasn’t fazed by Kevin Love’s return as he continued his hot streak. He averaged 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.0 three-pointer last week. He shot 57.5 percent from the field and 90.0 percent from the line. Gomes is owned in 41 percent of Yahoo! and 7.3 percent of ESPN leagues.
Chris Andersen, PF/C, Denver Nuggets
Andersen is a specialty player that can give you a bump in field goal percentage, rebounds and blocks. Last week he shot 80.0 percent from the floor and 75.0 percent from the line as he averaged 8.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 0.7 steals, and 3.0 blocks. The Birdman is owned in 57 percent of Yahoo! and 10.2 percent of ESPN leagues.

Anderson Varejao, PF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
Like Andersen Varejao is a big man known for his hair. Last week he returned to fantasy relevance after a brief hiatus by averaging 8.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.0 steals, and 2.3 blocks. He hasn’t shot at his typical clip, 37.5 percent last week, but that should come around. He did shoot 75 percent from the line. Varejao is owned in 44 percent of Yahoo! and 5.2 percent of ESPN leagues.

Wesley Matthews, PG/SG, Utah Jazz
Matthews stepped up his game last week by averaging 15.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.7 three-pointers. He shot 62.1 percent from the floor and 71.4 percent from the line. Wesley is owned in 4 percent of Yahoo! and 0.7 percent of ESPN leagues.

Vladimir Radmanovic, SF/PF, Golden State Warriors
Radmanovic is also taking advantage of the Warriors injuries. Last week he averaged 11.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals, and 1.8 three-pointers. He shot 47.5 percent from the floor without missing a free throw. Vladimir is owned in 10 percent of Yahoo! and 1.2 percent of ESPN leagues.

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