Deep Diving: Tony Wroten

The NBA season has kicked off and knowing lots of fantasy owners, you’ll all be eager to action your trigger fingers and make a grab at free agents on your waiver wire from the get-go. In these “Deep Diving” posts, which I’ll endeavour to have up daily, I’ll look at the best performances from players who are on the waiver wire in deeper leagues, leagues of over 14 teams.

Tony Wroten –  (ESPN 7 percent, Yahoo 32 percent)

Tony WrotenAs is often the case early in the season, the hot guys on the waiver wire are players benefitting from another’s demise. In the case of Tony Wroten, it’s the shoulder injury to Michael Carter-Williams that has opened up playing time in the fantasy friendly Sixers’ starting lineup. I must admit, I was shocked to see Wroten’s ownership percentage so low. Not only is Wroten a must-own in leagues of 14 teams of more, he should be owned in pretty much all leagues, assuming you can stomach the horrific percentages. Against the Pacers, Wroten had a team-high 22 points (9-21 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-8 FT), eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals in 35 minutes, in a line eerily similar to what MCW was putting up last season. While Carter-Williams sits, Wroten is going to get plenty of burn, but when he returns, coach Brett Brown has stated that Wroten will play backup point, not as the two, so his value becomes muted. I still believe in deeper leagues, he’ll still be worth holding, as long as you can absorb his efficiency deficit.

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