Deep League Relevant: 21st Mar - 27th Mar


If you’re reading this it means you’re still in the playoff picture. Congratulations! Let’s get right into it by looking for some deep league relevant players on the waiver wire who are owned in 9% or less of Yahoo leagues.


Tim Frazier (New Orleans Pelicans, PG)

Owned in 6% of Yahoo leagues.
3 games scheduled between Monday 21st March and Sunday 27th March.

Why is Tim worth adding?
New Orleans is a mess. Their star player is done for the season and they're struggling to put healthy bodies on the floor. Insert Frazier, who has averaged 14.7 PTS, 4.3 REB, 5 AST and 1.7 STL in his 3 games on the Pelicans roster. What's most impressive is that he has done it while only averaging 24 minutes. He's an add in deep leagues while Cole is still out.


Hollis Thompson (Philadelphia 76ers, SG/SF)

Owned in 9% of Yahoo leagues.
4 games scheduled between Monday 21st March and Sunday 27th March.

Why is Hollis worth adding?
Hollis is the prototypical fringe deep league relevant guy, he's streaky and he’s on a team where minutes aren't an issue. He has stepped up in Covington's absence with averages of 15.8 PTS and 2.5 3PM over the past 7 days. I personally have him to thank for getting me over the line in one of my leagues last week. So thank-you, Hollis. Covington is due to return on Wednesday, but he still makes for solid deep league pick-up.


Nik Stauskas (Philadelphia 76ers, SG)

Owned in 9% of Yahoo leagues.
4 games scheduled between Monday 21st March and Sunday 27th March.

Why is Nik worth adding?
Outside of shooting Nik doesn't give you a whole lot, but he looks to be on target and can be a good source of PTS and 3PM, having averaged 14.3 PTS and 2.3 3PM over his past 7 games. His output may take a dip once Covington returns, but he's a good option to start the week with.


John Henson (Milwaukee Bucks, PF/C)

Owned in 7% of Yahoo leagues.
4 games scheduled between Monday 21st March and Sunday 27th March.

Why is John worth adding?
We all know the story with Henson. His per/36 numbers are impressive and he's a blocking machine, he just doesn't get enough minutes to be relevant, but he makes for an excellent streaming option if you're in need of blocks (having collected 7 over his past 2 games). The Monroe experiment looks to be failing and it's a positive sign that Kidd is acknowledging Henson's talent with playing time.


Sean Kilpatrick (Brooklyn Nets, SG)

Owned in 2% of Yahoo leagues.
3 games scheduled between Monday 21st March and Sunday 27th March.

Why is Sean worth adding?
Sean looks to be the winner of the Ellington/Brown/Kilpatrick battle and is able to do something a lot of the Brooklyn players can't (actually putting the ball in the basket). In the past 7 days he has averaged 15.3 PTS and 2 3PM on an efficient 58% FG and 86% FT. He has also recently signed an extension, so it makes sense that Brooklyn will give him some extra playing time as their season winds down.


Other players to consider

Darrell Arthur (Denver Nuggets , PF/ C, owned in 8% of Yahoo leagues), Channing Frye (Cleveland Cavaliers, PF/C, owned in 9% of Yahoo leagues), Tim Hardaway Jr (Atlanta Hawks, SG/SF, owned in 3% of Yahoo leagues).

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