Fantasy Basketball waiver wire: Week 3
We are just three weeks into the fantasy basketball season, and as players' roles become more defined, it’s a great time to make some roster changes to get an early season edge over your leaguemates.
Let’s dive into the players you should add in week 3.
John Wall, PG, Los Angeles Clippers
The five-time all-star may not be that same star player anymore, but Wall has been an excellent role player for the Clippers.
Wall is averaging 12.9 points, 2.1 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game while only playing around 21 minutes per game. Wall’s play has been good enough to average 24.4 fantasy points per game, only scoring less than 20 fantasy points in one game this season.
Wall did not play a single game last year for the Rockets, so as he stretches out, expect Wall’s minutes to expand and his numbers to improve.
Add Wall to your roster, as he has a consistent floor and high ceiling.
Kevin Huerter, SG, Sacramento Kings
Huerter is fitting right in Sacramento after they acquired him from the Atlanta Hawks this past offseason.
Huerter is averaging 18.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game. While scoring 22 or more points in three straight games.
Huerter is averaging 34 fantasy points per game, with two performances of 51 and 54 fantasy points.
With De’Aaron Fox dealing with a knee injury, Huerter will continue to be the main scoring threat on the Kings, making him a must-add.
Aaron Gordon, PF, Denver Nuggets
The high-flying Gordon has had an excellent start in his first full season with the Nuggets after he was dealt to them by the Orlando Magic at last year’s trade deadline.
Gordon is averaging 15.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, two assists and a block per game.
This excellent statline has Gordon averaging 29.6 fantasy points per game. Additionally, Gordon has had three performances of 40 plus fantasy points, including a 51-point masterclass against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Give Gordon an add, as he should continue to provide fantasy managers with solid performances.
Brook Lopez, C, Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks have had a fantastic start to the season as they have yet to lose a game, starting a franchise-best 8-0. Giannis Antetokounmpo’s MVP-caliber start is undoubtedly a huge reason for the early season success, but the contributions of his supporting cast, particularly Brook Lopez, can not be overstated.
Lopez has had a great start, as he has been averaging 13.8 points, seven rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game. This solid stat line has been good enough for Lopez to average 35.1 fantasy points per game, including four games where he scored more than 42 fantasy points.
If you are looking for some more production from your center position, add Brook Lopez.
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