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2019-20 Fantasy Basketball Week 7 Waiver Wire

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Welcome to the 2019-20 Fantasy Basketball Week 7 Waiver Wire.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

We’ve hit the quarter mark in the season and hopefully you’re starting to fill that roster out with consistent production. It’s that time of year to be thankful for the reliable contributors up to this date, at the same time looking forward to potential changes that could make you and your team better. Keep checking those box scores and weigh those poor performers on the roster against available waiver wire targets.

The focus will be on players that are less than 40% owned in Yahoo leagues with some over 40% you’ll need to check your league’s availability. I’ll try to keep each waiver wire column focused on some new names, but previous columns contain worthwhile targets as well who may still be available in your league. Assuming they don’t read this column.

2019-20 Fantasy Basketball Week 7 Waiver Wire

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Josh Hart, SG/SF, New Orleans Pelicans, 46%

Hart has returned from injury to post double-digit points in 2-of-3 appearances with his most recent performance showcasing a 11 point, 11 rebounds, two assists, two blocks, two steal performance in 33 minutes.

At 46% owned it’s likely that his owner in your league dropped him after the early-season injury. Hart is a scrappy player who fills out the stat sheet nearly every night and is good for at least 10 points each time he laces them up.

Rodney Hood, SG/SF, Portland Trailblazers, 22%

Unconcerned with the addition of six time All-NBA team Carmelo Anthony, Hood has thrived over the past couple weeks. Hood has scored double digit points in the last five contests and seven of the last nine games. He’s getting it done on both ends of the floor, shooting a high percentage from the field all while averaging 30+ minutes a game.

He may not be a league winner but he’s more consistent than many who are over 60% ownership. In deeper leagues Hood is a diamond in the rough.

Duncan Robinson, SG/SF/PF, Miami Heat, 15%

The 2nd year pro out of Michigan is starting to “heat” up. Sometimes this stuff just writes itself. All jokes aside, Robinson has moved into the starting lineup as Justice Winslow heads to the bench. Robinson and Herro are this year’s Splash Brothers for the NBA.

Robinson is a marksman from outside shooting over 40% from 3 point land. He has made three or more triples in each of his last 3 games. If you play in a categories, he has extreme upside now that his role in the offense is growing.

Christian Wood, PF/C, Detroit Pistons, 5%

Wood is averaging 19.5 points per game and 7 rebounds per game when he gets at least 20 minutes. The 4th year player out of UNLV is contributing more and more each night. Coach Casey’s criticism all along is that he wants to see Wood show more consistency. He’s critical of Wood disappearing at times during games, thus the lack of minutes some nights.

After posting 28 points and 10 rebounds in 22 minutes against the Spurs a couple nights ago I think it’s safe to say that the Detroit Pistons organization and fan base saw what their future holds. If Griffin or Drummond were to miss substantial amounts of time, Wood has league winner upside.

Kevon Looney, C, Golden State Warriors, 29%

Likely relinquished to waivers early on in the season by fantasy owners and the impact of his injury overshadowed by that of Stephen Curry not long after, Mr. Kevon Looney is set to make his return.

Looney is returning from a neuropathic condition and is (at the time of this writing) expected to play Monday night. Coach Steve Kerr raved all offseason at Looney and his potential in this offense. This offense is much different than the one Kerr envisioned for Looney to be a part of, but I’m sure Kerr will find a way to get touches Looney’s way.

It’s likely that the Warriors will monitor Looney’s minutes and ease him back in so this pickup may be a bit of stash and grab for the time being. The Warriors frontcourt is starting to get crowded with Looney’s return and the future for this Warriors frontcourt is bright.


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About Nick Robbins

Nick is a fantasy sports fanatic living in Florida. He takes a statistical approach in his analysis and lineup decisions, but understands the importance of the "gut feeling" in fantasy sports. Always ready to take calculated chances when the opportunity arises. Follow him on Twitter: @NKRFantasy

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