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Fantasy Basketball: Week 15 Waiver Wire and Sleepers

Phil has seven waiver wire options for Fantasy Basketball owners to consider for week 15 of the Fantasy Basketball season.

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Week 15 of the Fantasy Basketball season begins on Monday January 25, 2016. Please remember to check your league settings for your individual trade deadlines, limits restrictions and anything else that might be unique to your league........here is what I have for you this week!

Teams with four games this week are the Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings and Washington Wizards.

Every other NBA team has three games this week.

Week 15 Waiver Wire Options

Point Guard/Shooting Guard: Marcus Smart and the Celtics have four games this week and Smart is once again making his presence felt averaging 10.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.4 steals over his last five games. During that same five game stretch he's shooting 41 percent from the floor and 78 percent from the line and is averaging 30.2 minutes per game. Smart is available in just over 60 percent of all Fantasy Basketball leagues.

Small Forward/Power Forward: Ersan Ilyasova and the Pistons have four games this week and over his last five games Ilyasova averaged 14.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2 triples a night playing 32 minutes a game. Ilyasova shot 45 percent from the floor, 88 percent from the line and 43 percent from behind the arc. Ilyasova is becoming a true stretch four and is available in just over 50 percent of all Fantasy Basketball leagues.

Shooting Guard: Gary Harris and the Nuggets have four games this week and Harris has been a solid contributor for the Nuggets with 13.6 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 triple a night while playing 33.2 minutes a night. Harris shot 43 percent from the floor, 33 percent from behind the arc and 92 percent from the line and is available in just over 75 percent of all Fantasy Basketball leagues.

Shooting Guard: Devin Booker and the Suns have four games this week and Booker has been on a roll over his last five games averaging 19 points and nearly 2 triples but pedestrian stats in all the other scoring categories. Over those five games Booker shot 50 percent from the floor, 39 percent from behind the arc and 85 percent from the line while playing 32 minutes a night and is available in just over 60 percent of all Fantasy Basketball leagues.

Power Forward/Center: Kelly Olynyk and the Celtics have four games this week and as long as Olynyk gets the 24 minutes a night he's averaged over his past five games he's good to go. Over those five games Olynyk has averaged 15.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1 steal and THREE triples a night while shooting 55 percent from the floor, 62 percent from behind the arc and 71 percent from the line. Those triples are intriguing and Olynyk is available in just over 65 percent of Fantasy Basketball leagues.

Shooting Guard: Jamal Crawford and the Clippers have four games this week and Crawford has been lighting it up over his last five games averaging 17.8 points and two triples a night playing 30 minutes a night. Over those five games Crawford shot 47 percent from the floor, 44 percent from behind the arc and 90 percent from the line. Crawford is a scorer and can only be counted on for points and threes and is available in just over 50 percent of all Fantasy Basketball leagues.

Power Forward: Derrick Williams and the Knicks have four games this week and if you need points and rebounds from the power forward position Williams has averaged 16.8 points and 5.8 rebounds over his past five. Williams also shot 51 percent from the floor and 84 percent from the line and played 26 minutes a night during those five games. Williams is available in just over 85 percent of all Fantasy Basketball leagues.

Good luck this week Fantasy Basketball owner!

On my Thursday show Rotowire NBA writer and Fantasy Basketball expert Alex Rikleen and I discuss tips on working the waiver wire and finding value in DFS. There's also plenty of hoops talk and I will leave the player below!