In the first couple weeks of the fantasy basketball season, Los Angeles Clippers SG J.J. Redick was one of the hottest shooters in the game. He was averaging a career-high 15.8 points and was even dropping 1.9 triples per contest.
Unfortunately, the former Duke star fractured his wrist on November 29th and ended up partially tearing his ulnar collateral ligament as well. Redick hasn’t played since that point and has found himself on the waiver wire in a large number of fantasy formats as a result.
It has been a long couple of weeks for fantasy fans, but Redick is very close to returning to action. He recently had his cast removed, and since it is an upper body injury, the veteran has been able to stay in fantastic shape. Redick is rumored to be returning as soon as January 15th, so fantasy owners would be wise to grab him off the waiver wire now while he is still available.
The Clippers have already lost PG Chris Paul for the next several weeks, which will only put more of a burden on the rest of the team’s backcourt. Redick will walk back into his starting position at the two-spot and will immediately get over 30 minutes per game. He has the potential to put up some serious fantasy stats when he gets back to work.
Redick is shockingly owned in just 32.8% of ESPN formats, so he is likely still sitting on the wire in your league. If you need a sharpshooter at the shooting guard position, cut some dead weight and pick up Redick.