Each Wednesday we’ll take a look at the hottest free-agent pick-ups from around the National Basketball Association to help you in setting your upcoming lineup. Some players might have short-term value, while others might be moving up to have some long-term value. We’ll sift through the names so you can make the best choice for your team.
Shannon Brown, PG, Phoenix: It is surprising to see Brown on the waiver in so many leagues. In fact, he is owned in only about 35-40 percent of Fantasy leagues, although his ownership is steadily climbing. He has averaged 13.4 points per game (ppg) over his 11 contests to date, and he has chipped in with 12 3-pointers, 2.3 rebounds per game (rpg) and 1.8 assists per game (apg). He continues a little bit across the board, but his main focus is scoring. If you need help in this category in Rotisserie leagues, snap him up. However, he has a little more value in head-to-head formats, especially since he is hitting just 41.4 percent from the field.