There are some players that remain on tons of waiver-wires throughout the season for no good reason. The Minnesota Timberwolves’ Corey Brewer is one of the players.
In today’s edition of “All Wired Up”, I’ll delve into the fantasy strengths of potential waiver wire gold like Brewer and the Los Angeles Lakers’ Jordan Farmar.
» Corey Brewer, SF, Minnesota Timberwolves (33.2 percent owned on ESPN.com)
14 points (5-8 FG, 3-3 FT), 1 three-pointer, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals, 0 blocks vs Spurs.
I don’t think I’ll ever be understand why fantasy owners haven’t woken up to the fact that Corey Brewer is actually a fantasy force this season.
For him to be owned in only 33 percent of leagues is laughable. For the season, Brewer is Basketball Monster.com’s 89th ranked player, definitely good enough to be owned in basically 100 percent of leagues.
It’s gotten better recently as well. He is the 64th ranked player in the last month and 35th over the past two weeks, yet people aren’t sitting up and taking notice. In his last eight games, Brewer is averaging 13.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.6 steals, shooting 55.3 percent from the field and 79.2 percent from the line. I doubt there are many fantasy teams that wouldn’t benefit from that sort of production.
In the last two games alone, Brewer has accumulated nine steals with 29 points on over 60 percent shooting. Superb stuff.
Now, with the Wolves reeling from injuries to wing players Kevin Martin, J.J. Barea, Chase Budinger and Shabazz Muhammad, Brewer is basically left to go it alone, with a little help from Robbie Hummel and J.J. Barea.
Not only is his defense elite, but now he will become a bigger focus offensively and should be owned in every team that wants to win their championship.