• I’ve gone and tightened up his week’s wire adds to 30 percent owned in Yahoo or less, which means deep league targets galore. We’ve got a tonne to look at, so let’s get this started.

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    Jameer Nelson (28% Owned): Nelson has held down starting duties for Mike Malone and continues to provide decent assist numbers. He’s got a strong playing situation with the Nuggets holding onto the last playoff spot in the Western Conference and should be a reliable source of dimes from here on in.

    Recommendation: Should be owned in 12-team leagues


    Tyler Ulis (27% Owned): Earl Watson and company have gone with their youth movement in the second half and Tyler Ulis has been part of it. He’s averaging 9.4 points, 5.4 assists and 1.3 steals on 50.9 percent from the field in 20.4 minutes since the break and should see plenty of run from here on in.

    Recommendation: Worth a look in 14-team leagues


    Ish Smith (26% Owned): It looks like Stan Van Gundy is going to use the quick hook anytime Reggie Jackson doesn’t have it going, leading to a timeshare on most nights. Ish has put up great value in the ever elusive assists category with averages of 7.9 assists and 1.6 steals since the break. They’ll swap big nights in the backcourt, but that also means they’ll swap stinky performances as well. Still, assists are tough to come by on the wire.

    Recommendation: Worth a look in 12-team leagues


    Matthew Dellavedova (20% Owned): Delly has played much better since coming off the bench. In the month of March, he’s averaging 11.2 points, 5.0 assists and 1.2 triples on 48.8 percent from the field in 27.5 minutes. If you’re looking for low-end production from the point guard spot, look down under (sorry).

    Recommendation: Worth a look in 12-team leagues/Should be owned in 14-team leagues


    Tony Allen (16% Owned): The Grindfather has been returning top-100 value since the break because he does one thing really, really well. He’s averaging 2.3 steals since the break, adding 4.8 boards and 8.8 points on 51.1 percent from the field. It’s ugly to watch, but steals are some of the toughest stats to scrape off the wire.

    Recommendation: Should be owned in 12-team leagues


    E’Twaun Moore (6% Owned): Alvin Gentry has leaned on Moore since the trade, and regardless of how he begins games, is likely to see 25-plus minutes because of his ability to spread the floor. He’s scored in double-figures five of his last six games with averages of 10.6 points and 1.6 triples on 45.7 percent from the field (9.2 attempts) since the break. He’s a low-end add for offensive production in deeper formats.

    Recommendation: Worth a look in 14-team leages


    Nik Stauskas (6% Owned): Stauskas has been consistently dropping triples since the start of the season (1.6 per game) and with Philly starting their four game road trip on Thursday, you know Brett Brown will lean on him more than ever. If you need triples over the weekend, the Canadian makes a great target with a back-to-back starting on Saturday featuring both Los Angeles squads.

    Recommendation: Streaming threes option in Week 20


    Garrett Temple (4% Owned): Before going down with a hamstring injury before the break, Temple was playing solid for Dave Joerger and company. They’re being careful with his minutes, but once he’s able to resume a full workload and is consistently seeing 25-plus minutes, he’ll likely jump back with the starters and produce from that point forward.

    Recommendation: Add to watch lists in 12-team leagues/Worth a speculative add in 14-team leagues


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    C.J. Miles (28% Owned): Miles has nailed at least two triples in every game since the break with averages of 13.9 points and 3.6 treys on 50.7 percent from the field. As long as the shot is dropping, he should be owned in most formats.

    Recommendation: Should be owned in 12-team leagues


    Bobby Portis (24% Owned): Fred Hoiberg decided that Joffrey Lauvergne needs minutes in the rotation, further complicating the situation in Chicago. Nikola Mirotic picked up a DNP-CD on Wednesday and Portis started, but only saw 19 minutes. He still has the best playing situation for the power forward position and has oodles of potential, so he’s worth a hold going into the playoffs.

    Recommendation: Worth a look/hold in 12-team leagues


    Wayne Ellington (9% Owned): Ellington has quietly put together a streak of 16 straight games with a triple. Tyler Johnson returned on Wednesday, but still isn’t 100 percent. If you’re in a deep league and looking for treys over the weekend, Ellington should provide some value with a back-to-back starting on Saturday.

    Recommendation: Streaming threes option in Week 20


    Norm Powell (6% Owned): Norm has started to pick up some momentum and the timing is perfect since DeMarre Carroll (ankle) is hampered at the moment. It looks like Dwayne Casey will have P.J. Tucker and Powell absorb most of the perimeter minutes, with the latter holding the most upside. Norm’s averaging 14.5 points, 3.3 boards, 2.5 assists and 1.3 treys pm 51.4 percent from the field (9.3 attempts) and 88.2 percent from the line (4.3 attempts) in the month of March.

    Recommendation: Worth a look in 14-team leagues


    Justin Anderson (5% Owned): Philly knows what they have in Justin Anderson, it’s just a matter of playing time. He’s shown flashes over his last three games, but is limited with Gerald Henderson (hip) in the lineup. I would watch this situation closely as Anderson is one rotation move away from being standard league relevant.

    Recommendation: Add to watch lists in 12-team leagues


    Lance Thomas (4% Owned): Jeff Hornacek had Thomas run with the starters for a number of games lately with averages of 10.4 points, 5.8 boards, 0.9 steals and 1.3 triples in 31.0 minutes since the break. That came to a halt on Wednesday when Willy Hernangomez entered the starting lineup. While I think Willy should remain a starter, Jeff Hornacek has been unpredictable with his lineups and the move could’ve been matchup based. I would watch this situation closely and add Thomas if he re-joins the starters on Saturday’s bout against the Pistons.

    Recommendation: Add to watch lists in 12-team leagues


    Jeremy Lamb (3% Owned): Lamb continues to put up great per-36 numbers on the offensive end, scoring in double-figures and recording two triples, two out of his last three games. The Hornets have a back-to-back starting Friday against the Magic, which leaves some flexibility to add a player on Sunday to finish off the week. Give him a look this week if you’re in need of the offensive stats.

    Recommendation: Offensive streaming option (points and threes) for Week 20


    Skal Labissiere (3% Owned): Skal has shown off a lot in limited minutes since the Boogie trade. He currently holds averages of 8.4 points, 5.6 boards, 0.4 steals, 0.4 blocks on 59.1 percent from the field in 14.6 minutes since the break. If he could regularly see 20-plus minutes, he would certainly be worth owning in deeper formats with his ability to contribute in multiple categories.

    Recommendation: Add to watch lists in 14-team leagues


    Jordan Crawford (3% Owned): Crawford has added the scoring punch from the perimeter that New Orleans has been desperate for since the trade. He’s scored in double figures in the two games under Alvin Gentry, averaging 14.5 points, 2.0 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.5 triples in 23.0 minutes over that span. The Pelicans should extend him after his 10-day contract expires and will probably rely on him on for the offensive production moving forward.

    Recommendation: Worth a look in 14-team leagues



    Kosta Koufos (14% Owned): Koufos has double-doubled three games in a row, but has done little else than rebound (8.4 since the break). Still, his percentages don’t hurt you (49.2 field goal since the break) and the block numbers (0.7 since the break) are rosterable. He’s a low-end add if you’re in need of a rebound specialist.

    Recommendation: Worth a look in 12-team leagues


    Ian Mahinmi (7% Owned): Since returning to the lineup, Mahinmi has been admirable as Marcin Gortat’s backup with averages of 6.6 points, 5.2 boards, 2.6 steals and 1.4 blocks on 54.5 percent from the field in 19.6 minutes. The bench unit has been big for the Wizards as they look to secure a top playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and it looks like Scott Brooks will use them as much as he can. Mahinmi worth an add for the low-end defensive stats he’s bringing to the table from the center spot.

    Recommendation: Worth a look in 14-team leagues


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