Fantasy Basketball: Top Waiver-Wire Adds for Friday, February 28th

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O.J. Mayo

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»O.J. Mayo, SG, Milwaukee Bucks (42.8 percent owned)

14 points (5-14 FG, 1-2 FT), 3 three-pointers, 0 rebounds, 0 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks, 0 turnovers vs Pacers.

O.J. Mayo missed almost a month of action suffering from sort of virus throughout January and February.  Given the length of his absence, you couldn’t be blamed for thinking there was something fishy happening in Milwaukee, aside from the standard of the Bucks’ play.

Even before that extended stint on the sidelines, Mayo had been very poor. His season long rank of 190 on Basketball illustrates that point perfectly.  Since he returned on February 20th against the Nuggets, Mayo has looked more like the guy who played in Dallas last season, than the facsimile we saw in the first three months of this campaign.

In those four games, Mayo has averaged 14.5 points, 3.3 three-pointers, 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocks, shooting a fantastic 47.7 percent from the field.  This ranks him 74th in that time frame.

Mayo’s strength lies in points and threes and to a lesser extent, steals, so if your team is hurting in those categories, I see no reason why you wouldn’t take a flier on Mayo.  With Caron Butler out (and possibly on his way to Miami), the minutes on the wing in Milwaukee should settle between Mayo, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton.

I’d add Mayo in all 12 team leagues and see how things pan out over the next week.

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