In Bruno Boys expanding coverage into fantasy sports, the Court Scene will be breaking down the fantasy basketball season on a weekly basis to advise you on who to add on your fantasy roster in both the frontcourt and backcourt. There are lots of players to consider but only a few who are really worth the effort to change your rotation and be fantasy worthy.
Finding quality big men and clutch guards in the waiver wire is like watching sand slip down an hourglass, at some point they just run out. It’s important to keep informed on not only which players are available on the long run, but also in the short run in certain scenarios as injuries and starting lineups shift all the time. So be sure to come here every week, whether you’re using this article to fill out your DraftKings daily fantasy rosters or looking for that next gem to help you in your season-long league for the present and future.
Here’s this week’s group of guards worth adding to your fantasy basketball team.
Archie Goodwin, SG, Phoenix Suns
If you blink, you might have missed your chance to add the Suns’ future back court to your fantasy roster. Goodwin along with Devin Booker have thrived in their roles as the Suns’ starting back court in the last week. Injuries to Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight have given the Suns little option but to give the youngsters big minutes and Goodwin in particular has had three consecutive 20-point games. Goodwin has also increased his defensive intensity and nabbed more steals in the last three games than he accumulated in the 16 games prior to his insertion into the starting lineup. Goodwin is in his third season and has shown excellent athleticism and it’s fun to see him go vertical and play above the rim. That athleticism unfortunately hasn’t translated to an all-around complete game, but this current stint as a starter is worth seeing just to see what he can do with more minutes.
Up ahead: Road games against the Cavs, Knicks and Mavs are up first. Then next week they start a long seven-game home stand with the Raptors, Rockets and Jazz, none of which are on back-to-back nights.