(A note to readers: SheridanHoops is expanding into fantasy basketball coverage, because so many of our readers are hard-core fans of the game, and because so many hard-core fans play fantasy hoops. It’s a natural fit. Several readers applied to fill the role, and I have selected Marc Kravitz of Philadelphia because of his writing talents and his track record in cashing. This season, he was smart enough to select Brandon Jennings. I am struggling in my league, in part because I could have had Jennings at the same price I paid for Darren Collison – CS)
You had your draft, and now the first week of NBA games has passed. Though the guys on your squad have played but a handful of games, you no doubt have formed opinions of your quality picks and hideous reaches—and of course your chances of finishing “in the money.”
If you’re ready to ditch a late-round flyer or two, there are useful undrafted free agents available on your waiver wire, some of whom to immediately plug in and others to stash on your bench in hopes of fulfilling their upside potential.
Here are 10 Players owned in less than 33% of CBSSports.com and Yahoo! Fantasy Leagues. If they are available in your league, pick one or two of them up for Week 2:
Ryan Anderson, Orlando Magic
Analysis: The Magic’s big men include Dwight Howard and … and… well, not much else. Stan Van Gundy starts Anderson beside D12 with Glen Davis backing up both spots. With Howard clogging the middle, Anderson is the stretch-four with a green light to bomb threes. In 13 games last season as a starter, in just 22.7 MPG, Anderson averaged 2.2 3s per game. In the first three games this season Anderson is averaging 18.3 ppg, 6.0 reb, 3.7 3s and shooting 47.5 percent. At a minimum, Anderson gives your squad a boatload of 3s. Perhaps he proves more diverse and proves to be a four category asset.
Projected Stats: 15 PPG, 2.5 3s, 7.0 reb, 45.5 FG percent.