Fantasy Basketball: Top Waiver-Wire Adds in Week 11
For the rest of the NBA fantasy season, you'll find this weekly primer which will include hot waiver-wire additions along with a schedule layout for the week.
Week 11 Schedule
4 Games: ATL, BOS, BKN, DAL, DET, MIN, NOR, ORL, PHI, PHO, WAS
3 Games: CHA, CHI, CLE, DEN, GSW, HOU, IND, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIL, NYK, OKC, POR, SAC, SAS, TOR
2 Games: UTA
Ahead, I'll outline some key pickups that could give your team a lift in Week 11.
Kris Humphries (BOS, PF)
Owned in just 28 percent of Yahoo! leagues, Kris Humphries is playing his way back into fantasy relevancy in Boston. In his last three games, Humphries is averaging 11.3 points and 11 rebounds over almost 26 minutes of play. Humphries has always been a talented rebounder going back to his time as a starter with the then New Jersey Nets, and as long as he continues to see 25-plus minutes, Humphries becomes a valuable power forward asset.
The Celtics have favorable rebounding matchups against the Miami Heat (last in the NBA in rebounding), Brooklyn Nets (28th in total rebounding) and Atlanta Hawks (24th overall in rebounding). Make the add and hope the former double-digit rebounding Humphries is here to stay.
Terrence Ross (TOR, SG/SF)
When the Toronto Raptors traded the shooting black hole known as Rudy Gay, Terrence Ross was tabbed to pick up some of the scoring slack. He didn't hit the ground running but despite his up-and-down play, Ross should retain value as a source of three-pointers and points.
Ross has connected for 3.2 three-pointers over his last five games to go along with 14.4 points and 1.4 steals. Owned in 28 percent of Yahoo! leagues, owners seeking an upgrade in scoring should look no further than Ross.
Gerald Green (PHO, SG)
I touched on Gerald Green's value while looking for sharpshooters on the wire this past Friday. With the news that Eric Bledsoe is expected to miss at least a week with a knee injury, Green's value continues to skyrocket. Starting for Bledsoe last night, Green netted four three-pointers and 24 points in 33 minutes.
Green is a must-own, must-start player in Week 11, as the Suns play four times next week.
Pero Antic (ATL, C)
You might look at this name (admittedly, I did the same) and think it's some mishmash of Spanish and English. Nope, it's the name of 6'11" Yugoslavian center Pero Antic and he demands your attention in fantasy leagues.
In his last five games, Antic has averaged 7.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and two (two!) three-pointers. With Al Horford out for the season with a torn pectoral muscle, Antic may continue to see an expanded role in the Hawks offense. He isn't a must-add player, but keeping tabs on his minutes would be the prudent move. Antic is owned in just seven percent of Yahoo! leagues.
Trevor Booker (WASH, PF)
This one perplexes me a little bit. Since being inserted into the starting lineup on Dec. 9, Trevor Booker is averaging 9.5 points on 53 percent shooting with 9.8 rebounds, and yet he's only owned in 13 percent of Yahoo! leagues?
Let's keep it short and sweet. Booker is getting starting minutes, and the Wizards are playing four times in Week 11. Make the add now.
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