10 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Targets for Week 11
We're here once again to look at 10 of the most interesting players to emerge off fantasy basketball waiver wires over the past week.
As always, make sure you're checking out last week's edition (and the week before for good measure). We try not to repeat ourselves, but there are always some high-priority options to be found in previous iterations of this column who should still be on your radar if they're out there.
All rankings come courtesy of Basketball Monster.
Now, let's hit the wire.
Marvin Williams, SF/PF, Charlotte Hornets
Yahoo Ownership: 50%
Marvin Williams is rolling right now.
Over his last eight games, he's been the 50th-ranked player in nine-category leagues, averaging 12.8 points, 2.8 three-pointers, 6.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steal, 0.6 blocks, and a mere 0.4 turnovers in 30.3 minutes per contest, while shooting 43.6% from the field and 80.0% from the free throw line.
Williams has been worthy of ownership as a borderline top-100 asset on the season as a whole as it was, but with him posting mid-round value over the last month, and early-round value over the last couple weeks, he's now a must-add, must-start player. He's locked in as the Charlotte Hornets starting power forward, and therefore has a clear path to keeping up this kind of production going forward.
P.J. Tucker, SF/PF, Houston Rockets
Yahoo Ownership: 45%
P.J. Tucker has quietly posted close to top-100 value in nine-category leagues this season (102nd to be exact), and has been trending up over his last five.
Over that span, he's been the 49th-ranked player, averaging 12.2 points, 3.2 triples, 8.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steal, 0.2 blocks, and 0.8 turnovers in 36.1 minutes per contest, while shooting 50.0% from both the field and the line.
With Chris Paul out at least the next 2-to-3 weeks with a hamstring strain, Tucker is likely to take on a larger role on offense for the Houston Rockets. He's been worth owning all season for his late-round value, but with mid-round returns over the last week or so, and an increased opportunity on the horizon, he is now a must-add guy.
Joe Harris, SG/SF, Brooklyn Nets
Yahoo Ownership: 60%
Joe Harris should really be owned in more leagues. He's been the 104th-ranked player in nine-category leagues on the season as a whole, 76th over the last month, and 56th over the last two weeks.
Over his last seven games, he's averaged 15.0 points, 2.9 triples, 2.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 0.4 steals, 0.3 blocks, and 1.3 turnovers in 30.8 minutes per contest, while shooting 55.2% from the field and 91.7% from the line.
Harris will always give you solid points, assists, and percentages with low turnovers, but he's especially worth owning if you're in need of a boost in three-pointers.
Reggie Bullock, SG/SF, Detroit Pistons
Yahoo Ownership: 40%
Over that span, he's averaged 18.2 points, a whopping 4.2 triples, 2.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.4 steals, 0.0 blocks, and 1.6 turnovers in 36.2 minutes per contest, while shooting 52.5% from the field 85.7% from the line.
He's been a borderline late-round guy on the year, and might not be as fantasy-relevant in a week as he is now, but he's certainly worth owning when he's tossing in so many points and threes.
Rodions Kurucs, SF/PF, Brooklyn Nets
Yahoo Ownership: 10%
Over his last seven games -- including six consecutive starts -- he's averaged 12.9 points, 1.1 threes, 4.4 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 0.7 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 1.0 turnover in 26.4 minutes per contest, while shooting 52.6% from the field and 88.0% from the charity stripe.
Crabbe's eventual return could torpedo Kurucs' fantasy value, but for now, he's well worth the add. He and the Nets have been playing well enough since the switch that's it's conceivable that he manages to keep the job going forward too.
Fred VanVleet, PG, Toronto Raptors
Yahoo Ownership: 50%
While his role is not exactly consistent, VanVleet fairly regularly posts solid fantasy numbers however he gets into the game. Over his last seven games, for instance, he's been the 41st-ranked player in nine-category leagues, averaging 13.1 points, 2.4 three-pointers, 3.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.4 blocks, and 1.0 turnover in 31.2 minutes per contest, while shooting 45.5% from the field and 83.3% from the free throw line.
It's worth mentioning that he managed to get into the starting lineup for five of the aforementioned seven games, and that won't always be the case, but he's still worth owning now that he's rolling and his early-season struggles appear to be a thing of the past.
Richaun Holmes, PF/C, Phoenix Suns
Yahoo Ownership: 20%
Over that eight-game span, Holmes has been the 66th-ranked player in nine-category leagues, averaging 10.8 points, 0.0 threes, 5.0 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 0.5 steals, 1.4 blocks, and 0.4 turnovers in only 20.2 minutes per contest, while shooting a blistering 69.2% from the field and 82.4% from the line.
Holmes isn't out there stuffing the stat sheet, but he gets enough blocks to be worth an add if you need help in that area. The sterling shooting percentages and low turnovers certainly don't hurt either.
Garrett Temple, SG/SF, Memphis Grizzlies
Yahoo Ownership: 15%
Garrett Temple doesn't get a lot of attention in fantasy hoops, but he's posted fairly consistent late-round value on the season as a whole, and has been particularly hot over his last six games.
Over that span, he's been the 38th-ranked player in nine-category leagues, averaging 12.8 points, 2.2 threes, 3.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.3 blocks, and 1.0 turnover in 32.6 minutes per contest, while shooting 55.8% from the field and 66.7% from the charity stripe.
He's not the flashiest of assets, but he's got a starting spot and the accompanying minutes locked up on the Memphis Grizzlies, and is well worth owning whenever he's on a hot streak like this one.
Thomas Bryant, C, Washington Wizards
Yahoo Ownership: 10%
He's been shining particularly bright over his last five games, ranking 52nd in nine-category leagues over that span for his averages of 13.2 points, 0.6 threes, 7.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.2 steals, 0.8 blocks, and 0.4 turnovers in 23.9 minutes per contest, and blazing hot shooting split of 75.0% from the field and 81.8% from the line.
Howard is only a few weeks into his initial 2-to-3 month timetable following back surgery, so Bryant stands to hold onto his current role and the kind of production that comes with it for quite a while. Give him a look if you need help at the center position.
Bryn Forbes, PG, San Antonio Spurs
Yahoo Ownership: 15%
He is currently on an upswing, however, averaging 17.0 points, 2.7 triples, 4.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 0.0 steals, 0.3 blocks, and 1.3 turnovers in 28.0 minutes per game over his last three, while shooting 63.3% from the field and a perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line.
That's good enough to rank him 43rd in nine-category leagues over that span, which should put him firmly on fantasy radars in all but the shallowest of leagues. Another rough patch might be just around the corner, but go ahead and ride the hot hand until he cools off.