Welcome to week 10 of the NBA season. The holiday season is upon us! Injuries and health protocols continue to take down players so it’s important as ever to keep active on the fantasy basketball waiver wire. Here are a few players who are primed for success and ready to contribute to your fantasy playoff aspirations!
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Week 10 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire
Chuma Okeke, PF – Orlando Magic (38% rostered)
The Orlando Magic are dealing with injuries and health protocols all over so Chuma Okeke will get all the minutes he can handle, and he was phenomenal on Friday night. Okeke posted 18 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and a whopping 6 steals! He posted another solid outing of 15 points, 6 rebounds with 2 steals and 2 blocks Saturday which is not too shabby if I say so! Wendell Carter looked to be in quite a lot of pain with his injury so Okeke is primed for a big week!
Malik Beasley, PG/SG – Minnesota Timberwolves (35% rostered)
Anthony Edwards has been dazzling for the Timberwolves of late but has entered health and safety protocols. Insert Malik Beasley! Beasley is averaging 15 points, 4.5 assists, 1.5 steals, and 3.5 3PTM without Edwards. He was red hot to start December averaging 19 points per game and will get an extra opportunity now. This is a hot scoring touch you do not want to miss out on!
Blake Griffin, PF/C – Brooklyn Nets (32% rostered) & Nicolas Claxton, C – Brooklyn Nets (16% rostered)
Where’s Brooklyn at!? The Brooklyn Nets have been the team most affected by Covid protocols on at the moment. Everyone playing on Saturday was either from the G-league or 10-day contracts besides Patty Mills and Blake Griffin. Which makes Blake Griffin a great addition. When given the opportunity the veteran continues to produce. Griffin has now posted back-to-back excellent games averaging 17 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 1.0 steals, and 2.0 3PTM. That’s top-notch production any fantasy team can use.
Nicolas Claxton on the other hand missed Saturday night’s action due to a wrist injury. Which is actually semi positive news as he won’t be out of the lineup for over a week due to health protocols. The injury was considered pretty minor and is expected to return this week. The Nets continue to praise Claxton and love his athleticism. The 22-year-old is certain to get a great opportunity with so many Nets missing and he’s been great averaging 16.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.5 blocks over his last two games.
Chimezie Metu, PF – Sacramento Kings (16% rostered)
The Sacramento Kings are the next team where the injuries and health protocols continue to pile up. So, fire away with Chimezie Metu who’s been quite productive at times this season already. Richaun Holmes is dealing with an eye injury which paves the way for a ton of minutes for Metu and the 4th year pro is taking advantage. Metu is averaging 13.3 points, 8 rebounds, 2.0 steals, and 1.0 blocks over his last three games. Add away!
Herbert Jones, SF/PF – New Orleans Pelicans (20% rostered)
Rookie Herbert Jones is starting to make a name for himself in the NBA. He’s the talk around Pelicans interviews at the moment as everyone is loving his new-found confidence. The rookie posted 17 points, 9 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal Friday night in 33 minutes. A week prior he dopped 19 points with 7 rebounds, and 2 blocks and a 10/5/4 line the same week. Zion Williamson’s timetable continues to be delayed like no other so Herb Jones will handle PF duties in N’awlins for the foreseeable future. I like it a lot!
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