Welcome to Week 3’s edition of fantasy basketball waiver wire! Last week, we saw some great individual performances including the 62-point outburst by Stephen Curry. If your fantasy team still hasn’t hit its stride, don’t be discouraged by it. There’s still a lot of basketball left to be played. Here’s a look at some of the players to target in the waiver wire coming into this week.
Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Targets: Week 2
De’Andre Hunter has had a strong start to the season so far for the Atlanta Hawks. He’s averaging 14.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 2.2 assists while shooting 52 percent from the field and 48 percent behind the arc. The sophomore is also averaging 31 minutes per game as a starter which is another boon for fantasy owners. If your fantasy team needs some extra depth at the forward position, feel free to add Hunter. He’s a solid young player.
Harrison Barnes is a name that is overlooked in fantasy basketball this year. Even though he’s not the go-to guy on the Sacramento Kings, Barnes has had a strong start to the season. Across 36 minutes per game, he’s averaging 16.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 2.7 assists. While he’s one of the higher owned waiver wire targets, Barnes needs to be owned in more leagues. He’s another option at the forward position if your fantasy team needs depth at that position.
Since Cody Zeller came down with an injury during the first game of the season for the Charlotte Hornets, Bismack Biyombo has filled in nicely as their starting center. Across 29 minutes per game this season, he’s averaging 10.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.0 blocks. With Zeller out for several weeks due to the hand injury, Biyombo will continue to see nearly 30 minutes each game. If your fantasy team is lacking at the center position, he is a player that deserves a look on your fantasy team.
Eric Gordon has been a spark offensively for the Houston Rockets these past few seasons. However, his health has always been a question mark since he has had a long history of injuries. Gordon didn’t make his season debut until last Thursday because he had to quarantine for seven days prior to it. The veteran has had a strong start to the season in his sixth-man role as he scored 17 and 21 points in his first two games. Gordon is looking to bounce back this season after struggling with injuries last year. In fantasy, Gordon will mostly offer points and three-pointers. If your fantasy team needs another wing player, feel free to add Gordon as he has been unclaimed in many leagues.
George Hill has always been a solid player whether he starts or comes off the bench. The veteran is currently averaging 15.3 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game across 25 minutes as a starter for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Hill has also shot the ball well to begin the season as he’s shooting 56 percent from the field and 45 percent from behind the arc. The veteran has been added to many fantasy teams recently and it’s not a bad idea to take advantage of his current production by adding him.
Embed from Getty Images