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Fantasy Basketball Pickups to win you a 2018 Title

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By Joe Castro – 

With the Fantasy Basketball Playoffs coming to a close for most leagues, now is the time to make only the smartest moves possible. Many teams, mine included, have been decimated by the injury bug, or by teams just resting guys for the real Playoffs or because the team is in full tank mode. Here a few names you should grab now if they are still available:

Brandon Ingram – Ingram was back last week and then suffered a concussion. Once he is fully back, he should see a lot of minutes as the team wants to see what they have heading into next year, and have nothing to tank for.

John Wall – Wall came back over the weekend but we saw him sit the 2nd game of a back to back. He is an absolute difference maker, but with 2 more back to back sets for Washington, you might only get him for 3 of their 5 remaining games, so beware.

Danilo Gallinari – Gallinari is also back, but has yet to hit his stride. With the Clippers battling for the Playoffs, and with the big man seeing plenty of minutes and plenty of offensive looks, he could be a nice pickup.

James Johnson – Johnson continues to just put up Fantasy points in bunches. He has been on an absolute run the past month, and with him playing multiple positions, he could be a valuable asset for your fantasy team.

Skal Labissiere – The Kings are in tank mode, but they still want to see what their young guys have. Labissiere might be a gamble, but when he plays, he produces in multiple categories for fantasy owners.

Reggie Jackson – Jackson has been back for over a week, and hasn’t made a huge impact. He is a scoring guard, and with Griffin out for a week, and Detroit fighting for the playoffs, you need to give him a serious look.

Dewayne Dedmon – While Atlanta is tanking, Dedmon is streaking! He is putting up points and rebounds, and with how scarce good Centers are, he is worth adding now if you are thin at the position.

Quinn Cook – With Curry being out most likely until the playoffs, Cook provides a scoring spark for both the Warriors and your fantasy team. He could end up being the Fantasy MVP for some teams!

Fred VanVleet – Toronto is sitting securely in the #1 seed, so as we get closer to the Playoffs, they might start resting players if they lock that up. The first guy to sit will be Lowry, which VanVleet instantly becomes the starter and a great fantasy option.

Marquese Chriss – Talk about full on tank mode, the Suns would be the definition if looked up in the dictionary. With that said, Chriss has been getting a ton of minutes lately and putting up some great fantasy games. Grab him now if it’s not too late!

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