Deep League Relevant: 7th Dec - 13th 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.

There have been requests to dig a little deeper, so this week’s edition comes with an extra 14 suggestions on top of the 4 players featured.


Trevor Booker (Utah Jazz, PF)

Owned in 11% of Yahoo leagues.
4 games scheduled between Monday 7th December and Sunday 13th December.

Why is Trevor worth adding?
People quickly swooped to the waiver wire after news of Gobert’s injury and some looked to Booker as his likely replacement and were instantly put off with his 2 PTS, 2 REB, 1 STL, 1 BLK performance.

If his following outing (with a viral infection) of 10 PTS, 14 REB, 1 STL and 1 BLK is anything to go by he’s still worth rostering for the next few weeks.


Jon Leuer (Phoenix Suns, PF/C)

Owned in 13% of Yahoo leagues.
4 games scheduled between Monday 7th December and Sunday 13th December.

Why is Jon worth adding?
With rumours of a potential Morris trade looming it has opened up playing time and the starting PF spot to Leuer, and he has repaid the Phoenix coaching staff nicely with averages of 12 PTS, 5 REB, 1 BLK and 1.2 3PM on 55% FG and 70% FT. He’s worth a speculative adding to see how the Morris situation plays out.


Matthew Dellavedova (Cleveland Cavaliers, PG/SG)

Owned in 9% of Yahoo leagues.
2 games scheduled between Monday 7th December and Sunday 13th December.

Why is Matthew worth adding?
With Kyrie’s return looking likely for Christmas day Mo Williams has asked to start coming off the bench a few weeks early to help familiarise himself with his soon-to-be new role.

This means Dellavedova will get the start for the next few weeks. Over the past week Dellavedova has put up averages of 11 PTS, 3.3 AST, 2 3PM and 1 STL. While not spectacular, he can still be somebody you can rely on while starting.


Spencer Hawes (Charlotte Hornets, PF/C)

Owned in 1% of Yahoo leagues.
4 games scheduled between Monday 7th December and Sunday 13th December.

Why is Spencer worth adding?
Remember how awesome Hawes was in fantasy a few seasons ago? While he won’t return to his former glory and will continue coming off the bench (apologies for the big build up) it looks like Spencer has caught himself in a bit of a groove with Al Jefferson out injured.

Spencer has put up averages of 10 PTS, 7 REB and 1.3 3PM on 53% FG and 88% FT. If you need a big man who can hit the 3 ball and you missed out on Leuer then Spencer is a good back-up option.


If you want to go even deeper take a look at players like Rodney Stuckey (Indiana Pacers, PG/SG, owned in 13% of Yahoo leagues), Darrell Arthur (Denver Nuggets, PF/C, owned in 5% of Yahoo leagues), Shane Larkin (Brooklyn Nets, PG, owned in 4% of Yahoo leagues), Andrew Nicholson (Orlando Magic, PF, owned in 5% of Yahoo leagues), Hollis Thompson (Philadelphia 76ers, SG/SF, owned in 7% of Yahoo leagues), Allen Crabbe (Portland Trail Blazers, SG, owned in 2% of Yahoo leagues), O.J. Mayo (Milwaukee Bucks, PG/SG, owned in 9% of Yahoo leagues), Doug McDermott (Chicago Bulls, SF, owned in 5% of Yahoo leagues), Raymond Felton (Dallas Mavericks, PG/SG, owned in 3% of Yahoo leagues), Gary Neal (Washington Wizards, PG/SG, owned in 1% of Yahoo leagues), Ramon Sessions (Washington Wizards, PG/SG, owned in 2% of Yahoo leagues), Cody Zeller (Charlotte Hornets, PF/C, owned in 5% of Yahoo leagues), Gary Harris (Denver Nuggets, SG, owned in 6% of Yahoo leagues) and Corey Brewer (Houston Rockets, SG/SF, owned in 5% of Yahoo leagues).


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