In need of fantasy basketball advice or is one of your star players injured? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Here, every Sunday, we will break down the waiver wire and select five players you should consider adding to your squad. Pre and post All-Star Break, several players have shined who don’t appear in many fantasy lineups. Here are a few players who deserve a share under the spotlight. Roster percentages are from ESPN.
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Carmelo Anthony, Los Angeles Lakers (54.7% Rostered)
Playing in the shadows of LeBron James is not a simple task. Anthony, a veteran forward, has performed fairly well and is a well-grounded role player to the addition of James. Averaging 13.6 fantasy points on the year, Anthony has performed exceptionally well since the All-Star break. Over the past two games, Anthony combined for 56 fantasy points. Anthony anticipates holding this streak and intends to enhance the Los Angeles Lakers offense to another level.
Evan Fournier, New York Knicks (56.8% Rostered)
While Fournier has struggled over the past few games, the 29-year-old is ambitious to bounce back. Averaging 23.8 ESPN fantasy points per game, Fournier is prominently known for his hot streaks. Heading into the upcoming week, the New York Knicks have a rough schedule. Starting off with the Los Angeles Clippers and concluding with a matchup against Ja Morant and his Memphis Grizzlies. As previously stated, Fournier can catch fire at any time and you need to consider him an option for your lineup. Whether an injury or a night off, Fournier can fulfill your fantasy lineup needs.
Malik Beasley, Minnesota Timberwolves (36.1% Rostered)
While undervalued by many, Beasley has caught fire straight out of the break. Combining for 71 ESPN points over the past two games, Beasley has been hot as of late. Averaging 19.6 fantasy points, Beasley deserves more attention than he receives. With the Minnesota Timberwolves on a light schedule heading into the week, Beasley aspires to continue his streak and give the Timberwolves something to cheer for. With Anthony Edwards dealing with a knee injury, Beasley expects to receive a sizeable role in the Timberwolves offense embodied by head coach Chris Finch.
Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns (24.7% Rostered)
After his elite performance on Friday against the Knicks, Johnson’s fantasy stock is rising higher and higher. With All-Stars Chris Paul and Devin Booker dealing with injuries, Johnson has evolved into a huge asset to the Phoenix Suns lineup. Averaging 25 fantasy points on the year, the young forward deserves more credit. In addition, Johnson has combined for 100 fantasy over the past two games and has been tearing it up. Overseeing the upcoming week for the Suns, Johnson should receive a sizeable amount of playing time. With the return of Paul and Booker unknown, you should consider Johnson as an addition to your lineup.
Jae Crowder, Phoenix Suns (20.7% Rostered)
Crowder, a veteran forward, is a solid option to fall back on. His elite shooting paired with his stealing ability has shined over the past few games. On Friday night, Crowder displayed 26 fantasy points on his 14 point night. The game prior to that, in a matchup versus the Portland Trail Blazers, Crowder was even more efficient. Shooting three for six on two of four from three, Crowder played a huge role in the Suns’ victory. As previously stated, the Suns’ dynamic duo is currently on injury and the Suns can utilize Crowder in a big way. Whether from three or defensively, the veteran forward will play a huge role for the Suns in the upcoming week.
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