Kelly Oubre Jr. (Washington Wizards)
Available in 50% of Yahoo leagues
With all the drama that has unfolded in Washington, a trade involving John Wall or Bradley Beal could be imminent.
If Wall or Beal do leave town, Oubre Jr. would likely boost up the pecking order. Although unreliable, the forward has proven to be a handy source of points, threes, rebound, steals and blocks when given the opportunity.
Oubre Jr. was promoted to the starting lineup in today’s win over the LA Clippers but got caught in foul trouble, posted a dud with three points, a triple and a steal in 12 minutes.
Tomas Satoranksy (Washington Wizards)
Available in 93% of Yahoo leagues
Much like his teammate Oubre Jr, Satoransky’s role could vastly increase if Washington trade away a key piece, particularly Wall.
Satoransky has proven to be a handy fantasy commodity in the past with good percentages, points, threes, steals and assists, notably last season when Wall missed time through injury.
Over the month of February 2017, Satoransky put up 11.8 points, 1.3 triples, 5.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game, while shooting 60 per cent from the field and 100 per cent from the charity swipe in 29.3 minutes.
Scott Brooks said last week that he would like to give Satoransky more minutes, and he put up a nice line today against the Clippers. The Czech guard recorded 13 points, a triple, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals, shooting 4-7 from the field and 4-4 from the free-throw line while only committing one turnover in 24 minutes.
Juancho Hernangomez (Denver Nuggets)
Available in 60% of Yahoo leagues
Nuggets coach Michael Malone has tried to cover the loss of Will Barton (groin) in a multitude of ways this season, and he may have found his answer.
Hernangomez has played well since recently being promoted to the starting lineup, with two big lines against the Hawks (25 points, two threes, nine rebounds) and Pelicans (20 points, four triples, 11 rebounds), before struggling in a tough matchup against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks.
The Spanish forward should be a handy streaming option for points, threes and rebounds so long as Barton is out, which could be for another month.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (LA Lakers)
Available in 59% of Yahoo leagues
Caldwell-Pope has seen an extra slice of minutes since Rajon Rondo went down with a broken hand, who will miss 3-5 weeks after undergoing surgery.
Coming off a 19-point outing against the Miami Heat which included three triples, KCP should be on everyone’s radar given his ability to provide threes and steals.
Buyer beware: KCP is a career 40 per cent shooter from the field.
Trey Burke (New York Knicks)
Available in 71% of Yahoo leagues
Anyone outside of Tim Hardaway Jr. and Enes Kanter is largely irrelevant for the Knicks, but you have to love what Burke is doing.
The point guard is averaging 24.6 points and 1.6 threes on 61 per cent shooting from the field in 26.6 minutes over his last three contests.
We have seen these hot stretches from Burke in the past, but another couple of big performances cannot be ignored. There are worse guys you could take a punt on.