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My Precious: Pick up Achiuwa now!

Precious Achiuwa

Precious Achiuwa

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Precious Achiuwa (47%): What more can be said for fantasy’s hottest pickup? He delivered a career-high 27 points Saturday against the Trail Blazers, adding 13 rebounds for a fourth double-double in five appearances. He’s scored in double figures in seven straight and averaged 16.3 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.0 steals, 1.0 assists, 0.9 blocks and 0.9 threes in that span. In three starts over those seven outings, the numbers have been even better: 18.7 points, 11.7 boards, 1.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.0 blocks while shooting 57.1% from the floor and 87.5% from the charity stripe.

Achiuwa’s monster Saturday performance was a result of O.G. Anunoby‘s absence due to a wrist injury, and Anunoby has already been ruled out Monday against Phoenix. The Raptors play three other games after Monday against Utah, Houston and Memphis, and the four-game week paired with Anunoby’s health concerns makes Achiuwa a must-add. Prioritize picking him up if he’s still available on your waiver wire.

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Here are some other names to consider:

Seth Curry (31%): He’s logged at least 30 minutes in five of his last six games and scored in double figures in nine straight. Ben Simmons is questionable Monday against the Lakers, and T.J. Warren is doubtful, meaning Curry should be in line for plenty of playing time and quality production.

Alec Burks (23%): He’s been in the starting lineup in each of the Pistons’ last two games and averaged 20.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 4.5 triples while shooting 57.1% from the floor and 80.0% from the charity stripe. Burks has scored at least 20 points in back-to-back contests, and there’s a good chance he remains in the starting five at least for the short term. His efficient shooting and solid point totals have put him on our fantasy radars, and he’s certainly worth adding off the waiver wire.

KJ Martin (29%): The hero of Saturday’s hard-fought victory over Detroit has been big in his recent stint in the starting lineup. Over that nine-game stretch, he’s averaged 13.6 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists while shooting better than 54% from the field. Martin ranks 111th over the last week in per-game fantasy value, just below his fellow Rockets forward.

Tari Eason (24%) ranks 100th in that same span. Eason has produced back-to-back double-doubles, and he should continue to take on an expanded role for as long Kevin Porter Jr., Jalen Green and/or Alperen Şengün remain sidelined.

Dennis Schröder (35%): Schroder continues to play heavy minutes for the Lakers, and while his scoring, rebounding and assist numbers might fluctuate a bit from game to game, he’s been putting up enough of all those numbers to remain viable. Mix in his quality steal totals, the fact that both LeBron James and Anthony Davis will sit Monday against the Nets and a four-game week for the Lakers, and you’ve got the recipe for a bona fide streamer.

Drew Eubanks (12%): Drew Eubanks has seen increased run over his last two games, averaging 7.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 2.0 blocks with Jusuf Nurkić sidelined. Eubanks logged just 22 minutes to Trendon Watford‘s 25 on Saturday, but Watford’s 6/3/2 final stat line was nothing to write home about. Eubanks remains the top frontcourt add, and Nurkic is questionable for Monday’s tilt with the Hawks, meaning the former could be in line for a second straight start and even more defensive stats.

Chris Boucher (26%): He should see some extra run with Anunoby out, but he’s far from thrilling and wildly inconsistent. He’s better as an add in deep leagues or a consolation prize if you can’t land Achiuwa.