This week's schedule is much more streamer-friendly than last, so if your still in it at this point, let's
keep looking at that waiver pool. Cleveland is the only team with 2 games this week, so plan
Dennis Schroder (28% ownership) should really be owned by now. The Hawks have a back-to-back
on Monday and Tuesday, and Jeff Teague is still dealing with a nagging ankle injury. The Hawks
don't play again until Saturday, but if he happens to be on your wire, he deserves a roster spot for
Monday and Tuesday at the least. Schroder has double-doubled on points and assists as a starter in
the last two games.
Langston Galloway (23% ownership) is one of those guards that does a little bit of everything, and
is good for a healthy boost in steals. Over his last five games, he averages 12.6 points, 4.6 assists, 3.8
rebounds, 1.4 steals, and 1.2 threes. His major downside is his field goal percentage, at a subpar
35.3% over that same span. The all around numbers are nice to bolster your stats, but it would unwise
to rely on him for any single category. He is in line to continue seeing minutes in the mid to high 30's
with Calderon and Shved sidelined for the rest of the fantasy season. Unfortunately, the Knick's only
play three games on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
The Wolves play three games, the last of which on Friday, meaning you can drop them for some
weekend streamers if necessary.
Zach Lavine (25% ownership) is continuing to see heavy minutes while Rubio is sitting. He doesn't
do much for steals, but his threes, points, and assists are some of the best on the wire now. Over his
last six, Lavine boasts 16.8 points, 4.6 assists, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.0 threes. Even if Rubio plays, it
would likely be on a minutes restriction, and the Wolves are far out of the playoff picture.
Chase Budinger (26% ownership) has been playing reliably on an otherwise unreliable team. He
can help you in points, threes, and some rebounds with 16.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.2 threes
over his last six games. The upside to Budinger over Adrien Payne or Justin Hamilton is that he sees
more minutes consistently even when Garnett and Pekovic play.
If Gorgui Dieng's injury keeps him out, Adreian Payne (2% ownership) should be the one seeing
more minutes along with more rebounds and some points. He was able to scrape together a double-double
in 36 minutes played with 11 rebounds and 14 points on 50% shooting after Dieng went out Sunday.
The Sixers also play four games: Monday, Wednesday, and a back-to-back on Saturday and Sunday,
which includes a game against the Lakers on Monday and the Knicks on Sunday. Even if your not
comfortable rostering them for the whole week, the back-to-back on Saturday and Sunday will be
worth a look if you're fishing for stats.
Ish Smith (24% ownership) is still worth a look for standard leagues, and is a good choice for a
boost in steals. He has some nice lines with averages of 12.0 points, 6.8 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 1.4
steals, and 1.0 threes over his last six, but with a poor shooting percentage of 37.3%.
Isaiah Canaan (13% ownership) is becoming reliable for threes, with 2.0 per game over his last six.
His sporadic production in points, assists and rebounds can be nice, but is nothing to rely on. He also shoots poorly, with an abysmal 31.3% in that span.
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