Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: Targets for Week 10
Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of waiver wire targets.
We’ve officially hit the halfway point of the fantasy basketball season, meaning the battle to clinch a playoff spot will only continue to get more competitive as the weeks pass.
Whether you’re near the top of the standings or fighting to sneak in, there’s still plenty of hidden gems on the waiver wire that could increase your chances of securing that beloved postseason berth.
Ed Davis, PF/C (24% Owned)
Over the last 6 games Ed Davis has been an absolute beast for the Lakers, averaging 12.6 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks on an incredibly efficient 68.2 percent shooting.
Could it simply be because Kobe Bryant was sidelined with an injury for nearly half of those games? Maybe.
But it’s worth noting he still managed to average close to those numbers even with the ‘Black Mamba’ in the lineup, proving this hot streak might not be a fluke after all.
Regardless of the skepticism, he’s worth a shot in all leagues and should be a great asset for your fantasy team if he continues to put up these stellar numbers.
Alex Len, C (19% Owned)
After months of battling Miles Plumlee for minutes, Alex Len finally secured the starting job at center and has done wonders in the early going, averaging 9.2 points, 7.3 rebounds and a whopping 2.8 blocks on 55 percent shooting.
With that kind of statline, it’s clear Len will more than likely remain in the starting lineup, especially since Plumlee has continued to struggle all season long.
Go ahead and nab Len off the wire before someone else does, because he screams nothing but upside and could do wonders for your squad if you need more blocks, rebounds and efficiency on your roster.
Cole Aldrich, C (5% Owned)
Who knew this would be the season Cole Aldrich would suddenly break out?
We’re talking about a player that’s been in the league for 5 years, and hadn’t been able to showcase that much promise during stints with the Thunder, Rockets and Knicks… that is, up until this season.
During his last 6 games he’s averaged 11.3 points and 8 rebounds, most notably grabbing a career-high 19 boards on Sunday night against the Portland Trailblazers.
It’s really a mystery if he’ll actually keep up this stellar production, but he’s worth a shot in all leagues if you’re desperately in need of help and have nothing to lose.
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