Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: Beno Udrih, Lance Stephenson and more

by Justin "Fensty" Fensterman on April 6, 2013 @ 13:20:50 PDT

 

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Carl Landry, forward, Golden State Warriors: You do not even need to look at the statistics in depth to see that Landry is a solid fantasy player. Landry has scored 10.8 points and has grabbed 6.0 rebounds per game this season. He has shot 54.1 percent from the field and 82.2 percent from the free-throw line. Those are four categories that Landry can help you win.

Landry plays only 23 minutes per game, which can be seen as a negative. Guess what? You are running out of season on which to judge a player, so do yourself a favor and pick Landry up to stash on your bench. He is owned in 31 percent of leagues polled, and there is still time to find him. The Warriors have a deep front court and Landry is the odd man out, but that does not change the fact that he is still a very valuable fantasy asset.

Kyle O'Quinn, center, Orlando Magic: O'Quinn is on this list because he can provide help in many categories and has seen his playing time increase over the Magic's last seven games. O'Quinn has played 10.4 minutes per game this season. He has played 22.5 in his last 7 games. When you see a major playing-time increase from a team out of playoff contention, it is a great indicator that he has impressed the coaching staff.

O'Quinn has scored 8.9 points and grabbed 6.9 rebounds per game in the last two weeks. He has blocked a shot in every other game and has been shooting 60 percent from the field. O'Quinn plays right under the basket on both ends of court, and if he stays aggressive, he will see even more playing time. What I like best about O'Quinn is that he never gives up on a rebound. He will tip the ball five times if he has to in order to gain possession. That is the type of center you should want on your fantasy team, and he is owned in just 2 percent of leagues polled. Could he be the best-kept secret at center for the remainder of the season? Pick him up and find out.

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About Justin "Fensty" Fensterman

Fensterman covers fantasy basketball for KFFL and joined the team in 2012. He is a Sports Radio Producer on SiriusXM's Fantasy Sports Radio channel, the first channel dedicated solely to fantasy sports. An avid fantasy basketball player, Fensty's biggest accomplishment in the fantasy sports world was in 2004 when he had an undefeated season in a Yahoo! Sports Fantasy NBA league and was ranked in the top 30 among all players in the world.

A native from Oyster Bay, NY, Fensty left New York to study Broadcast Journalism at American University in Washington D.C. in 2005. Fensty has previously worked for MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM, NBC Sports, Fox Sports, MTV and News 12: Long Island.

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