Deep League Relevant: 9th Feb - 15th Feb

We go hunting again for players who should be available in most 14 team deep leagues.


James Johnson (Toronto Raptors, SF/PF)

Owned in 9% of Yahoo leagues.
1 game scheduled between Monday 9th February and Sunday 18th February.

Why is James worth adding?
We've been waiting for it since we called it in January; Johnson has finally replaced Ross in the starting line up! Although it's just a very small sample size, Johnson has averaged 18 points and 5 rebounds on 88% from the field (yes, field goal, not free throw). He's obviously not going to maintain those percentages, but so long as he keeps coming up with big plays to help them win the game you can expect him to keep starting.


Al-Farouq Aminu (Dallas Mavericks, SF)

Owned in 9% of Yahoo leagues.
2 games scheduled between Monday 9th February and Sunday 18th February.

Why is Al-Farouq worth adding?
Aminu has been on a defensive tear, in the past 14 days he has averaged 2.3 steals and 1.9 blocks a game. That alone makes him worthy of a roster spot in deep leagues.


Jason Smith (New York Knicks, PF/C)

Owned in 8% of Yahoo leagues.
2 games scheduled between Monday 9th February and Sunday 18th February.

Why is Jason worth adding?
Last week he put up top 60 numbers and the week before he put up top 90 numbers. Don't sleep on this guy if you're in a deep league. Eric touched on Jason Smith in his February Fantasy Rising & Falling Stocks article (as a rising, obviously) and I agree with him. He has a history of producing when given the playing time and he seems to be getting it in New York.


Rasual Butler (Washington Wizards, SG/SF)

Owned in 4% of Yahoo leagues.
2 games scheduled between Monday 9th February and Sunday 18th February.

Why is Rasual worth adding?
Need 3s? With Beal out injured John Wall needs a new wing man to assist on the open 3 and the next man in line is Butler. Since Beal has been injured Butler has put up 13 points, 2 3s, a steal all while shooting 55% from the field.


Marvin Williams (Charlotte Hornets, SF/PF)

Owned in 3% of Yahoo leagues.
1 game scheduled between Monday 9th February and Sunday 18th February.

Why is Marvin worth adding?
Marvin is another player making the most of extra playing time because of an injured starter. Marvin is the natural beneficiary while MKG is injured and you can expect a small, steady stream of 3s, points, rebounds and the odd defensive stat.


Mitch McGary (Oklahoma City Thunder, PF)

Owned in 2% of Yahoo leagues.
2 games scheduled between Monday 9th February and Sunday 18th February.

Why is Mitch worth adding?
Mitch who? Exactly. Mitch blew up out of nowhere for a 19 point, 10 rebound game against the Clippers with no Adams or Perkins available. Perkins is available again, but McGary should see 20 minutes a game for the rest of the short week.


Alexis Ajinca (New Orleans Hornets, PF/C)

Owned in 2% of Yahoo leagues.
2 games scheduled between Monday 9th February and Sunday 18th February.

Why is Alexis worth adding?
A wait and see candidate, Anthony Davis suffered a nasty fall and if he misses a game before the all-star break Alexis is a good spot play. Pick another option if Davis is named.


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