Fantasy Basketball pickups ahead of Week 16

Yahoo Fantasy Basketball analyst Dan Titus offer a pair of forwards to target for managers

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DAN TITUS: We're in week 15, but I have a couple of recommendations that you'll want to jump on ahead of week 16 in fantasy basketball. The first pickup is Deni Avdija of the Washington Wizards. He's averaging a double double in his first two contests without Rui Hachimura, and he's also racked up 3 assists and 5 stocks in those games.

He's seen over 30 minutes in both of those games as well. And as long as he's getting 30 minutes, this is a guy you need to pick up, despite him coming off the bench. And let's not forget, he had a 20-rebound performance just a couple of weeks ago. So if you're in the market for a forward, look up Deni Avdija and pick him up in fantasy.

The next player is Drew Eubanks of the Portland Trail Blazers. Jusuf Nurkic left Wednesday's contest with calf soreness. That should open up more opportunities for Eubanks, a guy that could get you a double double. Now he's averaging 12 points and 7 rebounds in 42 career starts.

But if you're looking for a big man that can get you blocks, Eubanks is your guy. He's racked up at least one block in nine straight games, and he's averaging 2 over that span, one game that included a 6-block performance. So with the Portland Trail Blazers having a four-game schedule in week 16, make sure you pick up Drew Eubanks.

And for more waivers, make sure you check out my article on Monday where I'll have several other pickups ahead of week 16. All right, see you next time.