Although the Minnesota Timberwolves are resigned to finishing outside the playoffs yet again, Corey Brewer has turned his season around and now is a legitimate fantasy target.
In today’s edition of “All Wired Up”, I’ll delve into the fantasy strengths of potential waiver wire gold like Brewer and the Golden State Warriors’ Jermaine O’Neal.
» Corey Brewer, SF, Minnesota Timberwolves (23.2 percent owned on ESPN.com)
21 points (9-13 FG, 3-4 FT), 0 three-pointers, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals, 0 blocks, 2 turnovers vs Nets.
With fantasy seasons winding down, Corey Brewer’s season is heating up. But he seems to be flying under the radar in a lot of leagues.
Over the last week, Brewer is the 39th ranked player on Basketball Monster.com, averaging 16.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.3 steals on 57.8 percent shooting and 85.7 percent from the line. Those are some incredible numbers — numbers that would no doubt help any fantasy team that is currently duking it out in the playoffs.
Brewer has been a fantastic source of steals all season, ranking 14th in the NBA in that statistical category, but it’s been the uptick in his scoring that has really impressed lately.
With a season-long average of only 11.8 points, Brewer has really turned things up a notch of late. In his past five games, Brewer has averaged 15.8 points, registering in double digits in all five contests.
He will continue to be a defensive pest for the duration of the season, and now that there is an offensive portion to his game, you could do far worse than adding Brewer to your fantasy squad for these all-important weeks.