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2013 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: SF Khris Middleton

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One of the most disappointing teams to own players from this fantasy basketball season has been the Milwaukee Bucks. The team is near the bottom of the league in nearly every category and has suffered numerous injuries to key players.

However, amongst all the team’s disappointments, some players have stepped up. One of these guys is SF Khris Middleton.

Over the last five games, Middleton has been unstoppable. He has averaged 18 points with 5.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.2 steals over that stretch. He has even added 2.4 three-pointers per contest and has become a pretty reliable outside shooter. He is gaining more confidence with each passing game and the former Texas A&M standout has become a pretty strong fantasy contributor.

Probably the most telling statistic has been that the former second round pick is averaging 41.8 minutes over the five-game hot-streak. Middleton has been filling in for Ersan Ilyasova and Caron Butler in recent weeks, as the duo has struggled to stay healthy. Ilysaova has missed time lately with an ankle injury, while Butler is simply too old to play on a nightly basis. This has allowed Middleton to get plenty of minutes this month and allow him to put together some decent fantasy performances.

Middleton is owned in just 17.4 percent of ESPN leagues and the  second-year player is worth picking up in any format. If you need a backup forward that lays down some heavy ink in the stat sheet, take a flyer on Middleton.

 

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.