As we head into another week of play, as always, there are a couple of intriguing options out there that can still be had for Fantasy Basketball owners.
If you could use depth at any position due to injury, these guys make for must-adds for this week.
The first guy I’m going to suggest picking up immediately is Washington Wizards center Nene.
One good thing is that Nene is eligible at center, a position that is pretty thin on most fantasy rosters.
Nene is available in almost 40 percent of current ESPN leagues and has been on a tear as of late. He was back in the Wizards’ starting lineup on Jan. 13 against the Bulls and has since put together back-to-back games of 19 points and multiple blocks while playing 34 and 36 minutes.
He’s averaging 13.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game on the season, but in Washington’s last four games he has averaged 15.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per night while shooting 56.6 percent from the floor during that span.
While he is playing over 30 minutes per night, Nene is a guy you should add to your roster immediately as the Wizards play four times this week.
Portland’s Mo Williams is another guy who could pay you immediate short-term dividends.
Very rarely would I suggest picking up a backup point guard, but he is averaging 6.0 assists, 2.0 3-pointers and 1.5 steals per game so far this month, all numbers that can help your team out in a big way.
Portland’s schedule also plays a role into why I like Williams a lot this week. He’s owned in only 7 percent of ESPN leagues and the Blazers have five games on the schedule this week, meaning that Williams could see even more minutes.
The final guy I suggest looking at is pretty much a no-brainer in New York Knicks’ center Tyson Chandler.
The All-Star center is somehow available in 40 percent of ESPN leagues and even though he has been dealing with health issues, he is likely to see a big bump in minutes this week.
Chandler is currently averaging 8.2 points and 7.9 rebounds per game to go along with 1.44 blocks. He also shoots a respectable 54.5 percent from the floor.
I would expect all of Chandler’s numbers to go up over the course of the next couple of weeks.
You would be doing your team a favor by taking a look at adding all three guys this week.