Deep League Relevant: 29th Dec - 4th Jan


Welcome to the ninth instalment of deep league relevant. Today we’re going to time how long it takes you to check whether Cole Aldrich is still available in your league and suggest a few other players worth adding in your deep, 12-14+ team leagues.

Cole Aldrich

Owned in 9% of Yahoo leagues.
3 games scheduled between Monday 29th December and Sunday 4th January.

Why is Cole worth adding?
All aboard the Cole-train! Cole has been putting up top 40 numbers over the past 2 weeks and is giving you a bit of everything across the board (except for 3s and assists). If you don't have him I'll forgive you for skipping the rest of this article to check whether he's still available in your league.

Danny Granger

Owned in 4% of Yahoo leagues.
4 games scheduled between Monday 29th December and Sunday 4th January.

Why is Danny worth adding?
Danny looks to have finally found the keys to the time machine he's been looking for since 2011, the only problem is whether his body can hold together. We all know what he's capable of and is worth an add so long as he's able to play 20+ minutes a game.

Jonas Jerebko

Owned in 4% of Yahoo leagues.
3 games scheduled between Monday 29th December and Sunday 4th January.

Why is Jonas worth adding?
I covered Jonas last week and I'll cover him again since he's still only owned in 4% of leagues. The departure of Josh Smith has opened the door for a chunk of big-man minutes, and Jonas is quietly getting it done putting up top 60 numbers since Smith's departure.

Marvin Williams and Cody Zeller

Owned in 3% and 4% of Yahoo leagues.
4 games scheduled between Monday 29th December and Sunday 4th January.

Why are Marvin and Cody worth adding?
It's only a matter of time until Al Jefferson misses a few games to rest his injury and when he does expect Marvin and Cody to step-in and try to fill the void. Watch this space, or specifically, watch Al Jefferson.

Charlie Villanueva

Owned in 2% of Yahoo leagues.
4 games scheduled between Monday 29th December and Sunday 4th January.

Why is Charlie worth adding?
Charlie has emerged as the new preferred big man off the bench in Dallas and has been putting up top 60 numbers since Dallas traded away Wright, don't expect him to continue his hot streak from deep (11 3s over the past 3 games), but do expect him to be roster worthy in deep leagues.

Players from last week's list

This is to track and compare the owned percentages of players from last week's list to today.

Alex Len (last week 5%, now 26% owned), Jared Dudley (last week 5%, now 15% owned), Chris Andersen (last week 3%, now 4% owned), Jon Leuer (last week 1%, now 1% owned), Jusuf Nurkic (last week 1%, now 1% owned).

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