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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Week 4 Waiver Wire


This Fantasy Basketball Week 4 Waiver Wire article could not come at a better time, at least for me. I for one am sick to my stomach with the injury news that has come out of the NFL in the past 24 hours. If you are not aware, Desean Watson tore his ACL and is out for the rest of the season and Pierre Garcon is out as well with a neck injury. This crushes me across my multiple leagues as I’m an owner of Hopkins, Fuller, Miller and Garcon. Like I said, it’s time to talk some basketball.

There have not been a lot of waiver wire gems this season yet, but there are still some players that you can pick up to replace the dead weight on your bench. You can also use these players as streaming options throughout the week to pad your counting stats, which is always a good strategy.

All players mentioned are owned in 40% or less of Yahoo leagues.

2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Week 4 Waiver Wire

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Spencer Dinwiddie, PG, Brooklyn Nets

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Not a starter on the Nets, but is averaging just around 25 minutes a game over the last week and putting some nice stat lines, including two 22 points performances. On the season he is averaging just under six assists, over a 3-pointer and steal a game.

Right now he is playing behind D’Angelo Russell, but coach Atkinson said he could start seeing minutes alongside him. Now is the time to pick him up in case that happens.

Kelly Oubre Jr., SF, Washington Wizards

Averaging 33 minutes on the season, Oubre is very useful in Fantasy leagues right now. He is averaging double-digit points, just over five rebounds, almost two 3-pointers and a steal a game.

The minutes are likely to drop down, with the return of Markieff Morris, but Oubre has played well enough that he should get plenty of run off the bench.

Bonus pickup: I know he is owned in over 40% of leagues, but if Morris is available, you want him instead.

Justice Winslow, SF/PF, Miami Heat

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Winslow offers little upside, but in a pinch you could do a lot worse than a player who has the ability to give you double-digit points and double-digit rebounds in any game.

What holds Winslow back in most leagues is the lack of other stats. He will give you the occasional steal, but virtually no 3-pointers, blocks or assists come from him. Still, when you need a streamer, he is averaging about 25 minutes, and can give a slight boost in points and assists.

Jarrett Jack, PG, New York Knicks

If you need a boost in assists, Jack is likely available in your leagues. The starting point guard for the Knicks has games with nine and 10 assists already on the season. Those games he played over 30 minutes.

The scoring is not going to be there for him so Jack really is only going to be useful if you’re looking to gain an advantage in assists.

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