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Ranking the top targets for Week 15

Week 15 of the fantasy basketball season is upon us, and, like every Monday, I’ll break down several players who are rostered in 50% or less of Yahoo leagues.

But before we get to this week’s waiver pickups, here are the games played by each team in Week 15.

Four games: 13 teams (Bucks, Bulls, Cavaliers, Celtics, Clippers, Grizzlies, Hornets, Magic, Pacers, Pelicans, Rockets, Spurs and Timberwolves)

Three games: 14 teams (Hawks, Heat, Jazz, Kings, Knicks, Lakers, Mavericks, Nets, Nuggets, Pistons, Raptors, Suns, Trail Blazers and Wizards)

Two games: Three teams (76ers, Thunder and Warriors)

Okay, now that you know which teams to target for streaming, let’s get to the pickups.

Priority adds in shallow leagues (10 teams or less)

Caris LeVert, SG/SF, Cleveland Cavaliers (50% rostered)

In eight games without Donovan Mitchell in the lineup this season, LeVert is averaging 19.0 points with 4.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists while earning over 33 minutes per contest. The Cavs play four games this week, and it appears that the Cavs are taking a conservative approach to Mitchell’s return, so LeVert’s value should remain intact for Week 15.

Derrick White, PG/SG, Boston Celtics (50% rostered)

The Celtics open up Week 15 with a back-to-back set against the Magic and Heat. Malcolm Brogdon (personal reasons) and Marcus Smart (ankle) have been ruled out ahead of Monday’s contest. That leaves a lot of available minutes for White, the only Celtics player who’s played in every game this season.

He’s been struggling from the field lately, shooting 39% over the past two weeks, but he’s otherwise useful in category leagues for his high free-throw percentage, assists, steals and threes, while also being one of the best shot-blocking guards in the league. The Celtics play four games this week, and with a battered backcourt, White is worth streaming this week.

Boston Celtics guard Derrick White is an intriguing fantasy pickup for Week 16. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Priority Adds in Deep Leagues (12+)

Josh Richardson, SG/SF, San Antonio Spurs (33% rostered)

Richardson has been a top-60 fantasy player over the past two weeks, and one could argue that he’s…


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