2013 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: Add Alec Burks In Deeper Leagues

By Adam McGill
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Utah Jazz G Alec Burks is currently sitting behind SG Gordon Hayward and SF Richard Jefferson on the depth chart, but the young guard can still put up numbers for fantasy basketball fans.

Burks is currently averaging 14.2 points per game to go along with 2.3 assists and 3.4 rebounds. The former Colorado Buffalo is even adding a couple three-pointers and steals per game, which is only increasing his value as a spot starter in daily leagues. He is shooting the ball just over 12 times (12.7) per contest to go along with a rather decent 40.8% field goal percentage. Burks saw his minutes limited due to inconsistent play and shaky defense last season, but he seems primed to post career numbers in 2013.

The second-year guard continues to have an impact for fantasy fans, despite coming off the bench for the Jazz. He is still earning quality minutes and it is only a matter of time until he cracks the starting-five. Jefferson is extremely injury prone at 33 years old and the super veteran doesn’t have the legs to go 70-plus games anymore.

Burks will obviously see a cap on his minutes while he is coming off the bench, but he is still worth a roster spot in deeper formats. If he is sitting on the wire in your league, add this swing-guard before your competition figures out what this kid brings to the table.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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