*All players listed are owned in under 30% of leagues on Yahoo in all formats*
Kevin Porter Jr. (CLE) – 3 Games
Kevin Porter Jr. has quietly become relevant over the last week or so for the Cavs. Porter Jr. has seen a slight minutes increase and has played an average of 24.4 minutes over his last 5 games, performing very well in those 5 games, averaging 13 ppg, 3 rpg, 2.5 apg and 2 spg in that time.
Porter is one of the most gifted athlete’s in this draft class, and with Kevin Love and potentially Jordan Clarkson involved in different deals and rumours of leaving the Cavs plus the added incentive to play the young guys, Porter Jr. could become a nice flier to see if he can keep his hot form up.
Dillon Brooks (MEM) – 4 Games
Brooks is consistently one of the more inconsistent players in the league. One night he could put up 27 points, the next it could be 4 points. Nothing ever seems to be a sure thing with Brooks, but his recent play in 4 of the last 5 games for the Grizzlies has put him back on the radar as a potential pickup.
And with the Grizzlies playing 4 games in each of the next 2 weeks, Brooks could be a key pickup for his points and surprising defensive stats.
Denzel Valentine (CHI) – 3 Games
Valentine has been solid since his return into the rotation in the absence of Otto Porter (ankle) and Chandler Hutchison. Over the last week, Valentine is averaging 11.3 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 2.5 apg and 1.3 spg and has eclipsed 20 minutes in his last two games off the bench and is benefiting big time.
If you’re in a very deep league, Valentine could be someone to look out for moving forward with the Bulls’ SF position nowhere near set in stone.
Moe Harkless (LAC) – 4 Games
Harkless has played more than 30 minutes in each of the Clippers’ last 3 games, and has performed well, averaging 11 ppg, 9 rpg and 1 spg during that time. The Clippers play four games next week, meaning a potential Kawhi Leonard sit that could see an uptick in Harkless’ play even more.
He should be in the eyes of deeper leagues because of his potential to fill up the stat sheet when he gets consistent minutes, and for the time being, it looks like Doc Rivers seems intent on playing him good minutes. Harkless is only owned in 4% of leagues and with the way he’s playing at the moment, he’s certainly worth a pickup.
Josh Okogie (MIN) – 3 Games
Okogie is a flier selection here because he is the starting SF for the Timberwolves for the foreseeable future and can perform well when given the opportunity. Okogie is more known as a defensive specialist, but can put points on the board and fill a stat sheet at any point, which would make him an interesting selection for your team.
If he’s one of your worst players on your roster, he’s certainly worth a selection to see how he goes, because the minutes are there and will continue to be there.