Pickups of the Day

A.J. Griffin demands your attention

by Zak Hanshew
Updated On: December 5, 2022, 12:11 pm ET

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We've got a number of solid adds following Friday's busy, 11-game slate, including a priority pickup down in Hotlanta, a pair of Magic guards and a couple of Pelicans. Let's get to it!

AJ Griffin (6%) is tonight's priority add, and you'd better make sure you use your waiver priority or throw down some FAAB to acquire him before it's too late. I mentioned him in Thursday's edition of this column, highlighting his increased opportunity with John Collins and De'Andre Hunter both on the shelf for at least a week. Griffin proceeded to start Friday's win over Denver, lead the team in minutes (35) and finish with 24 points (11-of-16 FG, 2-of-5 3-Pointers), three rebounds, an assist and three steals. Trae Young was out, but it's not like this was an outlier performance. Griffin has played well when given a significant run earlier in the season, and he even played hero ball with a game-winning bucket at the buzzer when Atlanta beat Toronto in overtime. Griffin has the perfect mix of talent and opportunity to be a strong addition to your fantasy team.

Trey Murphy (61%): It's pure blasphemy that he's not rostered in more leagues, so we'll continue to beat the drum. Murph has provided top-50 value this season, regardless of who's been healthy on the Pelicans' roster. Please don't let him languish on the waiver wire any longer.

Dyson Daniels (9%): He wasn't great Friday, but he still started and played over 30 minutes. He should continue to be heavily involved while Brandon Ingram and Herbert Jones are sidelined.

Jaylen Nowell (22%): On the first Nowell… yep, it's that time of year, so Jaylen “Father Christmas” Nowell is on my mind, and he should be on yours, too. Over his last three games, he's averaged 21.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 3.3 triples. He's a shoe-in for strong production while Karl-Anthony Towns is out.

Joe Harris (11%): He's played well since joining the Nets' starting lineup, and he finished with a 17/5/4 line in Friday's win, stroking five triples in the process. 

Bruce Brown (62%): He should continue to start with Michael Porter Jr. on the shelf indefinitely, posting well-rounded stat lines consistently.

Malik Monk (43%): He's been hot recently, and the Kings' fast-paced offense is the perfect environment for fantasy success. Light the beam.

Markelle Fultz (44%) and Cole Anthony (67%): Both have played well in two games since re-joining the lineup earlier in the week. Anthony posted 19/6/3/3/1 with three triples across 30 minutes and Fultz went 10/6/6 across 29 minutes Friday.

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Other options: Grayson Allen (25%), Zach Collins (25%), Jalen McDaniels (28%), Tim Hardaway Jr. (37%), T.J. Warren (25%), Killian Hayes (56%), Marvin Bagley (62%), Caleb Martin (48%), Kyle Anderson (33%), Jarrett Culver (2%), Larry Nance (26%), Grant Williams (26%), T.J. Warren (26%)

Zak Hanshew

Zak is a blessed father of four, lucky husband and proud WVU alum. He’s been covering fantasy sports for more than three years for multiple sites. When he’s not writing, he can usually be found strumming his guitar, laughing way too hard at Simpsons re-runs or watching whatever NFL or NBA games are on. You can find him on Twitter @ZaktheMonster.