Fantasy Basketball Pickups - Cole Anthony heating up in Orlando

Yahoo Fantasy expert Dalton Del Don offers three NBA players to add to fantasy rosters, including a center who is tops in the league in shooting percentage.

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DALTON DEL DON: I'm Dalton Del Don from Yahoo Sports talking fantasy hoops pick-ups this week. And first up is Karl Anthony of the Orlando Magic. Anthony was an attractive fantasy ad after Markelle Fultz tore his ACL and went down for the season. But he was later dropped by many teams thanks to a cold shooting stretch.

But the rookie has looked much better of late, when he's been a top 75 fantasy player over the last four games. Anthony's jumper is a work in progress, but he's been on fire lately. And with him locked in as Orlando's starting point guard, he's well worth adding, and remains available in more than 40% of Yahoo leagues.

Next up is Ivica Zubac from the LA Clippers, especially if you need a big man, as he's been splitting center minutes with Serge Ibaka. Zubac has double-doubled in three of the past four games despite coming off the bench, and he's quietly been a top 50 fantasy producer this year per 36 minutes.

This Clippers team is depleted right now with both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George expected to miss the next week for health and safety protocols, so a bigger short-term role should be there. Zubac is still just 23 years old, would be leading the league in field goal percentage right now if he qualified, and remains available in 2/3 of Yahoo fantasy leagues.

And finally, our last pick-up candidate is Thad Young on the Chicago Bulls, who's widely available while rostered in just 10% of Yahoo leagues. With Wendell Carter Junior out at least the next month after suffering a severe quad strain and Daniel Gafford simply not looking ready, Young is going to see a nice increase in minutes and role moving forward. He was a top 70 fantasy player four straight seasons before last year when injury struck, so Young needs to be scooped up in deeper fantasy leagues.