Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: Targets for Week 8
As we enter week 8 of fantasy basketball, there’s a wide range of players on the waiver wire that could help you out if you’re in dire need of production. From big men, to lethal scorers, to promising sophomores on the rise, checkout this week’s edition of waiver wire targets.
Jodie Meeks, SG (20% Owned)
After being sidelined for nearly 2 months with a back injury, Jodie Meeks has finally re-joined the Pistons and is beginning to shake off some rust.
In his debut against the Suns, he totaled 12 points on 4-4 shooting, along with 1 steal and 1 assist. He followed that up against the Kings with 6 points on 2-9 shooting and 6 steals.
With Kentavious Caldwell-Pope still starting, owners may have to take the wait and see approach with Meeks to figure out when he’s bound to get big minutes.
However, if you desperately need points and three point shooting, it’s not a bad idea to nab Meeks off the wire before someone else does.
Rudy Gobert, C (21% Owned)
With Derrick Favors out with an ankle injury, Rudy Gobert has been elevated from seldom used bench warmer to full-fledged starter in what seems like an instant.
On Friday the French native totaled 9 points, a season-high 11 rebounds, a career-high 4 assists and a career-high 5 blocks in just 26 minutes off the bench.
He drew the starting job 2 nights later against the Wizards, finishing with the same numbers in the same exact time frame.
Derrick Favors should be back sooner than later since he’s listed day-to-day, but in the meantime, reap the benefits of Gobert if you’re in need of a big man that can stuff the stat sheet.
Shabazz Muhammad, SF (9% Owned)
Injuries have finally given Shabazz Muhammad a chance to prove what he’s capable of doing in big minutes and boy has he stepped up.
On Friday against the Thunder he finished with 18 points on 6-13 shooting. He then followed it up with 28 points and 9 rebounds against the Lakers in 27 minutes.
Typically Muhammad won’t provide much more than scoring and can be inconsistent with his minutes, but if you’re needing more points in a deep league he’s a great guy to own.
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