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2018-19 Fantasy Basketball Week 8 Waiver Wire

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We’re now headed into Week 8 of the season and the first week of December. For some of you, this is the time of the season where you get distracted with the holiday shuffle, thus neglecting your lineups. This gives dedicated owners the opportunity to get an edge over apathy of others in their league.

No matter what time of year it is, fantasy seasons move on. As the basketball season moves on, so does the value of players. Names like Bryn Forbes and Kyle Anderson may have not seemed appealing initially, but are now emerging as valued waiver wire additions.

Players listed below are owned in 50% of leagues or less.


2018-19 Fantasy Basketball Week 8 Waiver Wire


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Marvin Williams, SF/PF, Charlotte Hornets

Williams is surely not the top-50 player he was a few years ago. But over the past three games, he has looked just like his old self. Over this span, he has played 34.5 minutes per game, putting up 15.3 PPG, 9.0 RPG, and 3.3 three pointers per game.

Prior to this span, Williams has only averaged 23.7 MPG, signaling some concern as to how long this production will last. Due to this, consider Williams a moderate risk with a moderate reward value.

Cedi Osman, SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

Osman’s production this season has been overshadowed by his abysmal field goal percentage of 37%. There has been some improvement as of late, as he has risen this percentage to 39% just in the last five contests. Osman averages a productive 11.5 PPG, 5.0 RPG, and 2.7 RPG on a considerable 33 minutes per contest.

If Osman continues his shot efficiency, he will prove to be a valuable waiver wire asset. Being on a bottom-dweller Cleveland Cavaliers team that wants to continue to develop him, opportunities will come easily.

Wayne Ellington, SG/SF, Miami Heat

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If I have to tell you to add on player from this list, Ellington is that guy (only until Tyler Johnson and Goran Dragic return). Over the past five games, Ellington has been a top-30 fantasy player, averaging 12.2 PPG, 3.4 three-pointers, 2.0 RPG, 2.4 APG, 2.0 SPG, and 0.6 BPG on 33 minutes per game.

Even when the Heat guards return, Ellington is still a valuable asset to his team and will get plenty of opportunities. He’s overall a quality player who can give teams some stats in the three-point column.

Bryn Forbes, PG/SG, San Antonio Spurs

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Forbes has shot the ball very well so far this season. He is shooting 45% from the field and 45% from beyond the arc. He even had a stretch recently where he shot over 50% from three over a span of 11 games, making at least one three in 10 out of 11 contests. For the season as a whole, he has averaged 12.6 PPG and 2.6 APG.

Unfortunately, Forbes offers little value other than scoring. Nevertheless, he offers consistent three point statistics that can help teams in all leagues. He remains a starter for the Spurs and will have plenty  of opportunities for scoring.


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