Fantasy basketball is finally back! If your fantasy team got off to a slow start, don’t panic. The fantasy basketball waiver wire is there for that reason. With that said, let’s take a look at some of the players to stream in Week 2.
Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Targets: Week 2
Alec Burks has had a fantastic week for the New York Knicks as their sixth man. He averaged 20.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists across 27.3 minutes per game during his first three games. Burks has been very efficient thus far, shooting 53.1 percent from the field. While the efficiency may not be sustainable for him as Burks’ career field goal percentage is in the low 40’s, it’s a good idea to ride on his hot streak right now. For fantasy purposes, it also helps that Burks has a high usage rate on the Knicks right now.
After having success in the bubble several months ago, Keldon Johnson has earned a starting spot on the San Antonio Spurs. Johnson has continued to find success in his first three games this season. So far, he is averaging 14.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.7 steals, and 1.0 blocks across 30.3 minutes per game. Johnson has been able to do a little bit of everything for the Spurs and is a reason as to why they’re off to a strong start this season. He is a player that must be rostered across all fantasy leagues.
With Jaren Jackson Jr. and Justise Winslow still sidelined with injuries, Kyle Anderson has gotten a lot more playing time as a result for the Memphis Grizzlies. He has been productive in his first two games. Across 32.5 minutes per game, Anderson is averaging 13.5 points and 12.0 rebounds. He is a player who can do a little bit of everything on the floor. With Jackson’s return a month away from now, feel free to pick up Anderson if your team is thin on forwards.
Terrence Ross has been the best player off of the Orlando Magic bench in recent years. He has gotten off to a fast start this year for Orlando. Ross is averaging 23.3 points and 2.0 rebounds across 29 minutes per game. While doesn’t offer much to your fantasy team outside of points and three-pointers made, he is worth a look in the waiver wire after a scorching hot start.
Mason Plumlee has stuffed the stat sheet since earning the starting job on the Detroit Pistons. In his two games thus far, he is averaging 10.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 1.5 steals across 32 minutes per game. The starting center spot on the Pistons is his to lose at this point. Plumlee is worth a look at the center position if your fantasy team is thin on big men.
Luguentz Dort has continued his success in the bubble during his first game this season. In 35 minutes, he recorded 15 points, five rebounds, two assists, a steal, and a block against the Charlotte Hornets. Dort’s defensive prowess should give fantasy owner extra defensive stats. The fact that he scored 15 points is a nice bonus from him for fantasy owners. With him locked in as the starting shooting guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Dort is worth a look in fantasy basketball.
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