College Basketball Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

College Basketball Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

This article is part of our College Basketball Waiver Wire series.

Just like NFL, NBA and NHL, COVID-19 and its variations have hit college basketball hard, forcing a slew of cancellations over the past week. Staying in tune to our college basketball news feed will be vital, as fantasy managers will likely see players lose games and be left to streaming options, trying simply to squeeze some stats out of players who are actually healthy. 

Since we can't predict where the virus might hit most, we'll focus on players who are seeing changes in circumstance as most schools hit finals week. Several players are making long-anticipated returns, so it's worth checking the wire to see if impatient managers cut bait too early during roster crunches.

While I'm filling in for Chris this week, we'll keep the same setup, taking a look at high majors before diving deeper into the next tier of players most commonly used in fantasy college basketball.

Power Conferences

Allen Flanigan, F, Auburn

Flanigan is a player one could easily make a case for stashing after draft day due to his all-around production – 14.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.9 apg – in 2020-21. He had targeted a December return from an Achilles injury all-along, and while it's the tail end of the month, he apparently has a real chance to suit up Wednesday against Murray State. There will be competition for playing time with freshman wing Jabari Smith more than earning his minutes, though Flanigan's return most likely costs Devan Cambridge and Lior Berman playing time and shots.

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Jake Letarski
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