In today’s edition of “All Wired Up”, I’ll delve into the fantasy strengths of potential waiver wire gold like Brewer and fellow Timberwolf Ronny Turiaf for deep league consideration.
» Corey Brewer, SG/SF, Minnesota Timberwolves (18.8 percent owned on ESPN.com)
11 points (5-8 FG, 0-0 FT), 1 three-pointer, 0 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks, 2 turnovers vs. Bulls
Corey Brewer’s last four games have been nearly as good as anyone’s in fantasy basketball, which is surprising considering the terrible run he suffered a couple of weeks ago. According to Basketball Monster.com’s rankings, Brewer is the 16th ranked player over these past seven days, averaging 14.0 points, 1.5 three-pointers, 2.0 steals and 1.5 blocks per game, while shooting 60.5 percent from the field on nine field goal attempts per game. He also hasn’t missed a free throw over that stretch.
Brewer has earned his reputation as an elite perimeter defender throughout his seven years in the league and that reputation is backed up by fantasy stats. His 1.6 steals per game this season is the best of his career and that is where he can really help your fantasy team. One of best parts of Brewer’s fantasy game is the fact that he doesn’t really hurt your team in any area, with the exception of rebounding.
With no real competition for his minutes or starting job, Brewer seems locked into top 100 value for the rest of the season and would be a great addition to any fantasy team.