Fantasy Basketball Pickups - Week 13

Yahoo Sports’ Dan Titus explains why fantasy managers should add the Wizards' Deni Avdija, Pelicans’ Naji Marshall, Knicks’ Quentin Grimes and a few other players for week 13.

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DAN TITUS: All right, week 12 is almost a wrap. So I'm going to give you guys some names that you'll want to consider ahead of week 13 that you'll want to jump on that are less than 50% rostered in Yahoo leagues. The first one is Deni Avdija of the Washington Wizards. He's 24% rostered right now.

But over the last month, he's been 69th in per game value. And he was solid last week, too, 82nd in per game value after averaging 12.7 boards, 4 assists, and 1.7 steals. Bradley Beal is going to be missing a few games next week with that hamstring strain. So I think Deni Avdija is going to continue to be streaming worthy in week 13.

Naji Marshall of the New Orleans Pelicans is the next player that I'm recommending. He's only 17% rostered. And I think Trey Murphy is going to get a nice little bump here. Zion Williamson is going to be missing up to a month. And there's still no timetable for Brandon Ingram to return.

So Naji Marshall is a guy that I think is going to be under rostered here. It's going to be between him and Larry Nance. And I think that he carries less risk than Larry Nance, who just can't seem to stay healthy. Naji Marshall is going to be a good source of points, three's, and steals. So I think that he's a solid pickup for week 13 as well.

The next one, I've been saying his name for the last like, what, three or four weeks. It seems like Quentin Grimes of the New York Knicks, he's still under 50% rostered. He's right at 40% right now. And he was 76 in per game value over the last month.

But he's just solid, man. And he's going to continue to start for the Knicks. RJ Barrett is still going to be out with a laceration in his finger over the next few games. But he's been averaging 36 minutes over his last 10.

He's a reliable scorer. And he shoots efficiently from the field and can also get you stock. So I think Quentin Grimes upside, can't say it enough, this dude needs to be rostered in more than 50% of leagues.

And just want to throw out some other names for consideration, Ayo Dosunmu is going to be looking up into a lot more minutes now that Alex Caruso sprained his ankle again of the Chicago Bulls. So I think I would give him a look. He's been averaging over 30 minutes over his last three games.

Also, Rui Hachimura of the Washington Wizards has been on a scoring tear. He's averaged over 18 points over the last 7 games. So if you're looking for scoring, I think he's a good option. And if you're still looking for blocks and rebounds, I would stay in Washington and look at Daniel Gafford.

Now, the Wizards play three games next week. But I think he's going to be a really nice source of rebounds and blocks for you. And if you're looking for steals, Jalen McDaniels is your guy.

Gordon Hayward is going to be out and as well as Kelly Oubre for the next month, maybe longer. So I think Jalen McDaniels is going to be a guy there that's going to get upwards of 30 minutes and also do a little mix of three's and rebounds as well. And then lastly, if Darius Garland is going to continue to be out. Cari, LeVert is still worth streaming. So good luck, see you next time.