Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: Targets for Week 9

By Evan Caulfield on December 22, 2014

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: Targets for Week 9

Welcome to week 9 of fantasy basketball!

Hopefully your team has done fairly successful through what’s close to being the half-way point of the season. If not, there’s still plenty of talent available on the open market. Whether you’re in need of a versatile big man or a streaky scorer, I’ve got you covered with this week’s addition of fantasy basketball waiver wire targets.

C.J. Miles, SG/SF (16% Owned)

C.J. Miles has been an absolute monster for the Pacers ever since he returned from a knee injury, averaging a team-high 20.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1 steal on 44.8 percent shooting over his last 4 games.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise since Miles has always been more of a streaky scorer throughout his career, but with George Hill and C.J. Watson still sidelined with injuries, there’s a chance he could keep actually keep this up.

Right now he’s considered more of a short term option in standard leagues, however, you should at least keep an eye on him to see if he can evolve into a consistent threat for this heavily depleted Pacers offense.

Gerald Henderson, SG/SF (7% Owned)

With Lance Stephenson out until at least Christmas, Gerald Henderson has stepped up big time for the highly disappointing and struggling Charlotte Hornets, averaging 14 points and 4 assists on 56 percent shooting through 2 games.

It’s clearly a short sample size, but all signs indicate that Henderson could post similar numbers to what he did last season, as long as he remains in the starting lineup and receives consistent minutes from head coach Steve Clifford.

Like Miles, Henderson is more of a short term option, so it’s best to hurry up and nab him off the wire before his production goes back to being useless in at least standard leagues.

Kyle O’Quinn, PF/C (11% Owned)

Kyle O’Quinn isn’t the type of player that will supply you with large scoring numbers, rather, it’s his ability to produce in numerous categories that’s made him so valuable as of late.

Over his last 3 games, he’s averaged 8.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.3 steals, 1.6 blocks and even chipped in 2 three pointers, not to mention, he was even placed in the starting lineup against the Sixers on Sunday night.

For all we know, this very well could have been an experiment by head coach Jacque Vaughn, but regardless, he’s a guy you should own if you need plenty of production all across the board and potential upside if he does wind up keeping the starting job.

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