The playoffs are nearing and now is the time to position yourself to make and have success in them. In this 2017 - 18 Fantasy Basketball Week 22 Waiver Wire post, I will point you in the direction of three players that can do just that.
First I want to cover some of the injury news that impacts Fantasy Basketball.
- Anthony Davis has sprained his ankle. Good news is the MRI came back negative, but he is likely to miss some time.
- Stephen Curry injured his ankle. The extent of the injury has yet to be determined.
- Jimmy Butler is out indefinitely with a knee injury.
- Kawhi Leonard is targeting a March return.
- Danilo Gallinari is out until late March.
- De'Aaron Fox and Willy Cauley-Stein both day-to-day.
- Aaron Gordon is out with a concussion.
The players mentioned are owned in 50% or less of Yahoo leagues.
2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Week 22 Waiver Wire
Mario Hezonja, SF, Orlando Magic
This is a repeat, but with the injuries to not only Aaron Gordon but also Evan Fournier, he is a lock to get solid minutes.
The last time Gordon was injured, Hezojna was good. He had three games over 20 points and also averaged over six rebounds a game.
Hezonja can also contribute plenty 3-pointers and steals. He is the perfect player to add to make the push to the playoffs.
Montrezl Harrell, PF/C, Los Angeles Clippers
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For the last two weeks, Harrell has been fantastic. He has averaged 17.1 points and almost five rebounds a game. His percentages are really good too, especially the free-throw percentages from a big man.
The most important thing to know here is he started the second half of the last game in place of Wes Matthews. If he sticks in the starting lineup then his fantasy value skyrockets.
Tyler Johnson, PG/SG, Miami Heat
Johson has entered the starting line up for the Heat and does not look to be going anywhere anytime soon.
Even without fully being in the starting lineup the last two weeks, he has still averaged over 16 points and 1.6 3-pointers a game. Those are useful this time a year when you are looking for a scoring boost from just about anywhere.
Those numbers may not go up much even with him entering the starting lineup. However, they are more likely to stay consistent now that he is getting more minutes.
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