As always, the players in this article must be rostered in less than two-thirds of CBS leagues. Players are listed in the order that I recommend adding them, assuming they are equally good fits for your team.
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Gary Trent, Trail Blazers (36% rostered)
CBS fantasy community, I’m disappointed in you. You never make me repeat the top add two weeks in a row! I get it – Trent’s first two games after CJ McCollum (foot) went out were bad. But Trent is good! After Robert Covington (concussion) joined McCollum on the sidelines, Trent entered the starting lineup and put up 22.5 points and 5.5 threes. Covington’s eventual return will probably hurt Trent’s prospects, but I still think Trent is likely to remain rosterable as long as McCollum is out.
If you’ve read this column in previous seasons, you’ll know that I’ve been in the tank for Ellington for years. Typically, he profiles as an add-him-while-he’s-hot three point shooter, but on this bizarro Pistons roster he’s actually filling a much larger role. He missed five of the first six games, and then it took another six games for the team to figure out which role he best fit in. Much to my delight, it seems that they’ve settled on “No. 2 scoring option”. He’s been a starter all season, and over the last seven games he’s averaging 18.9 points and 5.3 threes in 30.9 minutes. Those numbers are buoyed