Basketball Pickups: Corey Kispert flourishes on Tuesday


While this portion of the season can churn out some unsung heroes in fantasy basketball, there are also low-rostered players whose roles have remained consistent in recent weeks. One such player is Wizards wing Corey Kispert (35% rostered, Yahoo), who moved into the starting lineup after Bilal Coulibaly was ruled out for the rest of the season and has held onto that job. Providing 10th-round value in 8- and 9-cat formats over the past two weeks, Kispert led the way offensively in Washington’s surprise win over the Bucks.

Shooting 10-of-18 from the field and 3-of-4 from the foul line, Kispert finished with 27 points, seven rebounds, one steal, and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes. And over the past two weeks, he’s playing 38.0 minutes per game, so a potential return for Kyle Kuzma would not impact Kispert’s minutes. The 35% rostered percentage means he can still be found on the waiver wire in some standard leagues, and Kispert’s role makes him a player worth adding. Washington plays three more games in Week 23, beginning with the Lakers on Wednesday.

A Wizards player worth tracking is rookie Tristan Vukcevic, who’s rostered in less than one percent of Yahoo leagues. With Richaun Holmes sidelined and Marvin Bagley III joining the list of injured players during the first half, Vukcevic was asked to play 31 minutes, and he finished with 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one 3-pointer. If Vukcevic can perform reasonably well against the Lakers, he may be worth a look in deep leagues for the rest of Week 23, especially if Holmes and Bagley remain sidelined.

Let’s look at some of Tuesday’s other top pickups:

Miles McBride (49%)

Deuce continues to log heavy minutes and perform, finishing Tuesday’s loss to the Heat with 24 points, two rebounds, two assists, one blocked shot, and four 3-pointers in 45 minutes. Over the past two weeks, the Knicks guard has been a top 25 player in 9-cat formats, averaging 18.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.6 steals, 0.3 blocks, and 3.7 3-pointers in 44.5 minutes per game. OG Anunoby (elbow) and Julius Randle (shoulder) remain without a timeline for return, meaning…

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