As we head into Week 4 in fantasy basketball, we have another edition of the fantasy basketball waiver wire. Last week was an absolute bloodbath in basketball. There were players who suffered major injuries along with others quarantining due to COVID-19. It will be tough sledding the next few weeks in fantasy basketball. The waiver wire may be running a bit thin but there are some good pick-ups that could help your fantasy team in the short-term.
Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Targets: Week 4
Kelly Olynyk has had a solid start to this season. He is averaging 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 26 minutes per contest. After starting the season as one of the key players off of the Miami Heat bench, his strong play has earned him a spot in the starting lineup. Olynyk will offer you some points, rebounds, and shooting in fantasy. If your fantasy team is thin on centers or shooters, Olynyk will fit right in so add him if he is still available.
Cam Reddish has become a popular waiver wire pick-up with Bogdan Bogdanovic sidelined with an injury. The sophomore will likely play 30 minutes per game for the Atlanta Hawks as a result. While Reddish has been somewhat inconsistent to start this season, he has had a couple of 20-point games thus far. However, fantasy owners need to know Reddish’s shooting efficiency is not his strong suit. With Bogdonavic not having a timetable to return, feel free to add Reddish to your team especially if you’re willing to punt field goal percentage in fantasy.
Gary Harris has played some good basketball lately for the Denver Nuggets after a horrendous start to the season. In the past three games, he has averaged 16.7 points per game and shot over 60 percent from the field in each of those games. Keep in mind that Harris averaged 17.5 points three seasons ago. However, this was before he struggled with injuries the past couple of seasons. When Harris is completely healthy, he is capable of putting up similar numbers. With his shot coming back to him and the fact that he is in a starting role, feel free to add Harris and take advantage of his recent production.
Moritz Wagner became a popular waiver wire pick-up after Thomas Bryant went down with a season-ending injury. He has some good upside offensively for the Washington Wizards. In his last game, he scored 13 points and added seven rebounds in 21 minutes of action against Miami. However, the only downside is that he is splitting minutes at the center position with Robin Lopez. Wagner will offer some shooting and rebounds in fantasy. If you need to replace Bryant on your team, he is the Wizards center that you should pick up off of waivers.
Hamidou Diallo has been a real spark plug off the bench for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He has had back-to-back 20-point games for them. While Diallo is inconsistent, he is worth a look in fantasy after those performances. However, Diallo is only averaging 21 minutes per game which is not appealing for fantasy owners. Hopefully, what Diallo did in the past couple of games isn’t a fluke.
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