Deep League Relevant: 14th Dec - 20th Dec


Welcome to another edition of deep league relevant, where we dig through the waiver wire looking for players who should hopefully be available in most 14 team deep leagues.


Jared Dudley (Washington Wizards, SG/SF)

Owned in 3% of Yahoo leagues.
3 games scheduled between Monday 14th December and Sunday 20th December.

Why is Jared worth adding?
Are you in need of a 3PM and STL guy? Jared has been averaging 10 PTS, 2 3PM and 1.6 STL over his past 5 games and the Wizards have a front-loaded schedule this week (2 games in the first 3 days) so he’s worth a look at if you’re currently streaming. He’s also in line for a few extra minutes given the recent injury to Bradley Beal.


Gary Harris (Denver Nuggets, SG)

Owned in 6% of Yahoo leagues.
4 games scheduled between Monday 14th December and Sunday 20th December.

Why is Gary worth adding?
Harris (otherwise known as the guy starting ahead of Will Barton) has recently returned from injury. Prior to his injury he had started to string together a nice run of games with averages of 13 PTS, 2.5 REB, 1 STL, 1.6 3PM on 48% FG and 83% FT and has some rest-of-season appeal.


Gary Neal (PG/SG), Ramon Sessions (PG/SG), Garrett Temple (PG/SG) - Washington Wizards

Owned in 6% (Neal), 2% (Sessions) and 1% (Temple) of Yahoo leagues.
3 games scheduled between Monday 14th December and Sunday 20th December.

Why are these players worth adding?
I’m going to group these guys together since they’re going to benefit the most from the Beal injury.

The way I see it Neal was getting steady minutes in a 6th man role prior to the injury so he’s the most likely to give you consistent numbers and is worth looking at if you need 3PM, PTS and a solid FT% whereas Sessions is your guy if you need more traditional PG numbers (PTS, AST, STL).

Temple is the wild card, he’ll get the start and there’s a chance he’ll have a break-out game here and there, but he’ll also follow it up with 2 average games.


Kyle O’Quinn (New York Knicks, PF/C)

Owned in 3% of Yahoo leagues.
3 games scheduled between Monday 14th December and Sunday 20th December.

Why is Kyle worth adding?
I feel a little guilty adding Kyle on this list since the last thing I want to do is start up the Kyle O’Quinn hype train for another season, but over his past 3 games he has put up averages of 9.7 PTS, 6.3 REB and 2.3 AST. Keep in mind he hasn’t topped 20 minutes since October, but he makes for an interesting play because of his Friday-Saturday back-to-back against Philly and Chicago.


Iman Shumpert (Cleveland Cavaliers, SG/SF), Kendall Marshall (Philadelphia 76ers, PG)

Owned in 12% (Shumpert) and 6% (Marshall) of Yahoo leagues.
3 games (Shumpert) and 4 games (Marshall) scheduled between Monday 14th December and Sunday 20th December.

Why are these players worth adding?
We’ve got a small sample size on these guys so far, but they’ve both just returned from injury and both have potential to be rosterable in 12 team leagues, which makes them worth a stash in a 14+ team league.


If you want to go even deeper take a look at players like Corey Brewer (Houston Rockets, SG/SF, owned in 6% of Yahoo leagues, Andrea Bargnani (Brooklyn Nets, PF/C owned in 3% of Yahoo leagues) and Patty Mills (San Antonio Spurs, PG, owned in 6% of Yahoo leagues).


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