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Shake Milton (PG/SG, PHI): Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

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ANALYSIS: With Philly’s two centerpieces Joel Embiid (shoulder) and Ben Simmons (back) out for the foreseeable future, the team needs guys to step up. One of those guys has been second-year guard Shake Milton. Don’t let his current average of 7.6 points per game be a deterrent to his potential fantasy value. The 23-year-old is coming up clutch in the past few games, scoring in double digits in three of the last four games.

These point totals include 19, 20, and 17 points respectively. Now that the team is short on firepower for a handful of upcoming games, guys like Milton will see an uptick in minutes and potentially scoring. To be honest, the SMU product was never a factor on the team this season, scoring double-digit points five times total in 2019-20 before his current streak of three in the past four. His recent success has been directly correlated to the injuries on the team. Throughout the season, the guard has averaged 17 minutes per game but has played 32, 37, 26, and 22 minutes the past four games.

It’s not just the recent point totals that make this youngster an intriguing fantasy option, it’s also his shooting abilities. He has drilled five, four, one, and five three-pointers in the past four games. Milton is a solid pickup for your fantasy team at this moment, and he’s worth keeping until Embiid and Simmons return and factor into his production.


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