Pickups of the Day

Zach Collins ready to step up for injury-riddled Spurs' frontcourt

by Zak Hanshew
Updated On: November 30, 2022, 1:30 pm ET

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Zach Collins (11%): Jakob Poeltl and Jeremy Sochan are both expected to be out for at least the next week due to their respective quad issues, leaving Collins in a position to feast. The Spurs play the Thunder, Pelicans and Suns over the next seven days, which are all excellent fantasy matchups. Collins is averaging 8.3 points, 5.2 boards, 2.5 dimes, 1.3 blocks, 0.7 steals and 0.8 triples in just 18.1 minutes per game this season, and he ranks 120th in per-game value despite the limited playing time. An increase in minutes could do wonders for his fantasy stock over the next week, and he's a guy you need to get on your roster.

Terance Mann (31%): He's been doing a bit of everything for the shorthanded Clippers recently, and with Paul George still ailing and Kawhi Leonard forever on the bench due to one injury or another, Mann should be “the man” moving forward.

Kyle Anderson (20%): In case you missed it, Karl-Anthony Towns will be sidelined 4-6 weeks with a calf injury. That makes Slow Mo a priority pickup, so grab him off the waiver wire as quickly as possible.

Killian Hayes (51%): Cade Cunningham is going to be out for the foreseeable future, and there's a chance the Pistons shut him down entirely. Take this opportunity to add Hayes now. He'll be the starting point guard for as long as Cunningham is sidelined, and he's put up top-100 numbers in that role.

Malik Monk (34%): Monk has been a bucket recently, and he ranks 91st in per-game value ove the last two weeks on the merits of scoring, steals, triples and quality shooting.

Dorian Finney-Smith (47%): He's a deeper-league option thanks to his work on defense, the occasional triple and low turnovers. Nothing to get too excited about.

Caleb Martin (44%): The dude posted top-5 value over the last week, and he's still rostered in less than half of Yahoo leagues? Something's not adding up here. Miami's injury report reads like a CVS receipt, and as long as Martin is available, he'll remain our sweet, streaming prince.

Markelle Fultz (32%): He'll make his season debut Wednesday, and fantasy managers should take a long look at him. Fultz has struggled to stay on the court, but his upside when available is tremendous. He averaged 13.4 points, 6.8 dimes, 2.8 boards and 1.6 steals over the final eight games of last season in just 22.4 minutes per contest.

Jaylen Nowell (8%): More affectionately known as “Father Christmas,” Nowell can be the gift under the fantasy tree this season. He averaged 19.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 3.0 triples across his last two games and figures to see a bump in playing time for as long as KAT is out.

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Trey Murphy (51%): It's inexcusable that this man is still available in nearly 50% of Yahoo leagues. Brandon Ingram's injury should drive that percentage up, but he's worth holding onto even after BI is healthy thanks to his sharpshooting abilities and consistent rotational role.

Grayson Allen (16%): Allen has logged over 30 minutes per game across his last five contests, and his well-rounded play combined with strong shooting percentages has him ranked inside the top-45 fantasy players over the last two weeks.

Andrew Nembhard (2%): He earned some brownie points with a game-winning buzzer beater over LeBron James on Monday night. No big deal or anything. Nembhard logged 29 minutes in his return and finished with a productive 12/4/1/1/2 line that included four triples. He's worth a look in deeper leagues.

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.