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2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 17 Waiver Wire

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Welcome to the 2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 17 Waiver Wire.

The focus will be on players that are roughly less than 40% owned in Yahoo leagues with some over 40%. Make sure that you check your league’s availability.

I will try to keep each wavier wire column focused on new names, only touching on previous players if they may still be widely available.

This week we will touch on a player that is benefiting from a change of scenery as well as two Pistons who should play significantly the rest of the way.

With position eligibility being different in each league, this column will just reference the positions as a generic Guard, Forward, and Center.

2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 17 Waiver Wire

Khem Birch, F, Toronto Raptors

Birch is starting to find his way with the Raptors, joining them after being released by the Magic.

Over the last four games, Birch has seen his minutes rise to 25 or more in each of those games. In that span, he is averaging 6.25 RPG, 1.25 SPG, and 1.75 blocks.

He has gelled well with his new team, and his minutes should become consistent. If you can deal with the lack of scoring, give him a look

Isaiah Stewart, C, Detroit Pistons

The center position can be a shallow one in fantasy basketball, especially this late in the year. If you are in need, look no further than Stewart.

Detroit has made it no secret that they plan to play their youth the rest of the season and guys like Stewart will be direct beneficiaries of that.

Stewart is coming off back-to-back double-doubles over the weekend and had two blocks apiece in both games.

Killian Hayes, G, Detroit Pistons

Speaking of young Pistons, Hayes is back from an injury that has sidelined him for most of the season and has taken back the reigns of the PG duties.

Hayes is still ramping up his minutes and is not playing back-to-backs yet, but he is still a good source of assists. It will only be a matter of time before he is back to normal.

Naj Marshall, F, New Orleans Pelicans

I will admit this one is a bit of a dart throw or shot in the dark but with the fantasy playoffs looming, why not try to snag a potential lottery ticket.

Marshall topped 30 minutes twice late last week and made the most of his minutes. He averaged 15 PPG, 10 RPG, and 5 APG in those two games played.

Yes, Marshall did start both, but he flashed major potential. His minutes may be a bit inconsistent, but this late in the season, if someone has the potential to break out, hop on it immediately.


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About Jon Witt

Buffalo Boy born and raised. He loves his Buffalo sports unconditionally, despite them driving him nuts more often than not. Bleeds Dodgers Blue during the summer and wishes he had an NBA team. Plays all sorts of fantasy sports, has been for a very long time. Hit him up @JPW2542 with any comments or questions.

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