Deep League Relevant: 16 Jan - 22 Jan

Welcome to another edition of Deep League Relevant. This week we’re going to dig a little deeper and take a look at the waiver wire for some fantasy basketball players owned in 5% or less of Yahoo leagues. We're also launching a new tool, which shows you trends in fantasy basketball rankings over the past month, 2 weeks and week. You can check it out at http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/fantasy-basketball-ranking-trends.

Anthony Tolliver (Sacramento Kings, SF/PF)

Owned in 4% of Yahoo leagues.
3 games scheduled between Monday 16th January and Sunday 22nd January.

Why is Anthony worth adding?
Tolliver looks to have gained a bit of trust from the coaching staff, and has played 30+ minutes in a starting role over his past 4 games. In those 4 games he has averaged 12.5 PTS, 2.2 3PM, 4.8 REB and 1.5 STL. While it may only be short-lived (given how much Sacramento like to change their line-up), Tolliver is still a solid stream for the week given his recent form.

Jameer Nelson (Denver Nuggets, PG)

Owned in 3% of Yahoo leagues.
5 games scheduled between Monday 16th January and Sunday 22nd January.

Why is Jameer worth adding?
It’s not so much about Jameer’s recent play, but the fact that Denver play 5 games this week. If you can get 12 PTS, 6.5 AST and 2.5 3PM out of him (his averages over his past 2 games), in 3 of his 5 games this week, you can consider it a win.

Jodie Meeks (Orlando Magic, SG)

Owned in 5% of Yahoo leagues.
4 games scheduled between Monday 16th January and Sunday 22nd January.

Why is Jodie worth adding?
It’s hard to look past recent form, and with Fournier still sidelined his minutes look to be safe (for now). Over his past 4 games he has averaged 11.2 PTS, 2 3PM, 1.7 STL and 2.7 AST. If you need some threes and steals, Jodie can be a nice streaming option given Orlando start the week with 2 games in 3 days.

Malcolm Delaney (Atlanta Hawks, SG)

Owned in 3% of Yahoo leagues.
3 games scheduled between Monday 16th January and Sunday 22nd January.

Why is Malcolm worth adding?
Delaney looks to be in some nice form, averaging 12.6 PTS, 1.6 3PM, and 5.3 AST over his past 3 games. He’s also listed as a SG, even though he’s been playing back-up PG all season, so if you’re looking for assists from the SG position, use this to your advantage.

Joe Ingles (Utah Jazz, SG/SF)

Owned in 3% of Yahoo leagues.
3 games scheduled between Monday 16th January and Sunday 22nd January.

Why is Joe worth adding?
Ingles has a chance to get some more playing time with Rodney Hood out with a bruised right knee, and while he has produces some nice numbers in the 5 games Hood has missed, they were without Burks in the rotation. Another thing working against Joe’s favor is Utah’s schedule, as they only play one game in the first 4 days of the week, so don’t go rushing to the waiver wire for him just yet.


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