Note: All players must have an ownership rate that does not exceed 25 percent on Yahoo!
E’Twaun Moore, G Chicago Bulls (10%): Moore isn’t going anywhere while Jimmy Butler (knee) is on the shelf. He’s going to keep getting run, and a 10% ownership rate is too low.
Patty Mills, G San Antonio Spurs (11%): Mills is averaging 14.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.8 triples on 50.5% from the field in the month of February. Why is he only rostered in 11% of leagues?
Patrick Patterson, F/C Toronto Raptors (16%): Prior to struggling with foul trouble in Monday’s game, Patterson had averaged 10.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 triples over his prior three games. His playing time is on the rise, and DeMarre Carroll’s return date from knee surgery remains uncertain.
Shelvin Mack, PG Utah Jazz (9%): Upon reuniting with Quin Snyder, it took Mack exactly one game to assert himself in Utah’s point guard rotation. With his head coach recently saying the team has had no “consistency” from that spot this season, it shouldn’t take Mack long to carve out a larger than expected role.
Bobby Portis, F/C Chicago Bulls (20%): Bobby Portis, freed again? Over his last four games, BP is averaging 12.5 points, 8.8 rebounds, 0.5 blocks and 1.0 3-pointers on 46.7% shooting. He’s seen at least 22.5 minutes in each of those contests, as well.
Moe Harkless, F Portland Trail Blazers (11%): Harkless has no business being on this list, but yet here he is. After being given a chance to impact the rotation, that is exactly what he’s done with averages of 14.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.2 triples on 63% shooting. There is no reason for Harkless to be so under-owned.
Josh McRoberts, F/C Miami Heat (5%): Jokes.
Lance Stephenson, G/F Memphis Grizzlies (9%): Talk about taking a flier, right? That’s essentially what the Grizzlies are doing with Stephenson, and that’s the action you’d mimic in this scenario. The Grizzlies have no choice but to make Lance a part of what they’re trying to do, and a motivated Born Ready could translate to a more familiar player than the one we’ve seen since leaving the Pacers.
Steven Adams, C Oklahoma City Thunder (11%): Owner of the best mustache in the NBA, Adams is averaging 7.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over his last three games. It’s certainly not sexy, but he’s basically what we expected Roy Hibbert to be.