College Basketball Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

College Basketball Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

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Power Conferences

Chris Lykes, G, Miami

A move to stay ahead of the curve. Lykes has missed 10 games but is reportedly close to returning from a bad ankle sprain. He'll likely be eased into action when he does return, so there's likely time to make this move, but a healthy Lykes can be a difference-maker, and you have to assume he was dropped given the extended absence. In two games before injury, he averaged 5.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals to go along with his volume scoring.

Steffon Mitchell, F, Boston College

Mitchell is/was drafted for his rebounding ability, but he hadn't been tremendously consistent there while also laboring through a calf injury. He appears back in for now, and is seeing a scoring uptick to go along with rebounding, and blocks, swatting nine shots while scoring in double-digits in three straight.

John Harrar, F, Penn State

The Nitany Lions returned to action for the first time since December 30th yesterday, and Harrar had his best performance to date, posting 14 points, 14 boards and three assists. He's an inconsistent scorer, but assuming managers held Myreon Jones and Izaiah Brockington through the team's pause, Harrar look to be the best choice for a boost now that they are back in action.

Mike Smith, G, Michigan

Smith is a bit of a one-trick pony, but that one trick is a challenging stat to come by in fantasy. He's dished out six or more assists in

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Chris Bennett
Bennett covers baseball, college football and college basketball for RotoWire. Before turning to fantasy writing, he worked in scouting/player development for the Atlanta Braves and Montreal Expos. He's also a fan of the ACC.
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