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Thursday's Pickups of the Day

by Mike Gallagher
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:09 pm ET

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DeMarre Carroll - He’s a must-own player.
 
Kent Bazemore - Love me some Bazemore.
 
Mike Dunleavy - Maybe that slump from earlier this month was just a slump. Dunleavy has nice upside and is worth owning in standards.
 
Tony Allen - He’s getting back in the swing of things mighty quick. Allen is worth owning for his steals and plenty of other stats. He should be able to hold value in standards even in limited minutes.
 
Jordan Farmar - If he stays healthy, it could be go time. He’s pretty much a must-add player.
 
Marco Belinelli - He’s getting hot again.
 
Mo Williams - He’s gotta be in the top five for Sixth Man of the Year.
 
James Anderson - The Sixers need him to play big minutes and he should be able to turn in better lines. Anderson has been quiet since the deadline, so it makes sense to swap him out for the guys above.
 
Will Bynum - He’s played even better lately, but the news of Brandon Jennings hurting his toe makes him a nice speculative add.
 
Alexis Ajinca - If Anthony Davis misses time, it looks like Double A is the pickup.
 
Brandan Wright - He blocked three shots with three steals on Wednesday. This was what we were all hoping for.
 
Jerryd Bayless - He was terrific in the start with 29 points and five 3-pointers on 12-of-21 from the field. The Celtics went small and it paid off. That shouldn’t happen often.
 
James Johnson - He saw some action in the first quarter tonight.
 
Will Barton - Will The Thrill! He’s a lot of fun to watch.
 
Elton Brand - Gustavo Ayon doesn’t sound like he’ll miss much time, so Brand’s line of 10 points, seven boards, five assists, one steal and five blocks isn’t the biggest news in the NBA.
 
Moe Harkless - He’s getting minutes and is actually hitting triples. Harkless’ value will take a hit once Arron Afflalo comes back this weekend. That could be Saturday.
 
Henry Sims - He played 23 minutes and is probably going to get the starts for the foreseeable future. Arnett Moultrie is done.
 
Byron Mullens - He attempted 11 shots, but only made three of them. Mullens’ role looks like it’ll increase.
 
Jordan Crawford - He’s scoring with consistency, but that’s it.
 
Jarrett Jack - No thanks.
 
Ish Smith - His line of 13 points, eight boards and five dimes was a little sad. The fantasy world had their hearts set on a 25-point game in a nice matchup.
 
Archie Goodwin - I was crazy about Archie back in Las Vegas Summer League, but he still can’t shoot worth a lick. He was able to score a career high in points tonight, but the Suns are going to get their guards back soon.

Mike Gallagher
Mike Gallagher has covered fantasy hoops for eight years and this season is his second with Rotoworld. You can find him on Twitter talking about a player's shots at the rim.