Welcome to the 2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 2 Waiver Wire
The focus will be on players that are roughly less than 40% owned in Yahoo leagues with some over 40% that you will need to 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.
With position eligibility being different in each league, this column will just reference the positions as a generic Guard, Forward, Center.
2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 2 Waiver Wire
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Josh Jackson, F, Detroit Pistons
Josh Jackson in the L tonight:
27 PTS - 4 REB - 2 AST - 58 FG%
Only 23 years old. 👀🔥 pic.twitter.com/ZcXN1Mdrsp
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) December 29, 2020
Playing on his fourth team already in only his fourth season, Jackson may have finally found a home.
He is playing 25 minutes a game for the Pistons, and that number may increase as the Pistons look to play their youth more.
Jackson is making the most of his time on the court, chipping in with 17.3 ppg and 2.0 3PM/G.
He also has been effective on the boards with 6.0 RPG and 1.7 APG.
Overall, as long as Jackson gets getting the minutes, he belongs on a fantasy roster.
Bismack Biyombo, C, Charlotte Hornets
Biyombo is the direct benefactor of Cody Zeller breaking his hand.
He has averaged 27.6 MPG in the three games he has played in the absence of Zeller.
In that stretch, he has averaged 9.3 points, 6.3 rebounds (2.7 offensive rebounds), 1.7 assists, and 1.3 blocks.
Biyombo will not light the world on fire for you, but he is a very serviceable center who will mainly contribute with boards and blocks.
Keldon Johnson, Guard - San Antonio Spurs
Keldon Johnson with the dunk of the night. #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/Kk9aefD6ot
— Joe Garcia (@twoshotspodcast) December 27, 2020
The former first-round pick out of Kentucky has started the season hot for the Spurs.
Johnson has started every game so far this season and is contributing across the board.
His stat line is pretty impressive: 14.0 PPG, 1.0 3 M/G, 8.3 RPG, 2.7 APG, 1.7 SPG, and 1.0 BPG.
Derek White is due back soon, so that may have an impact on Johnson, but with how he played in the bubble, combined with how he is playing now, Greg Popovich will have a hard time taking him out of the lineup.
Jarrett Culver, Guard - Minnesota Timberwolves
This one is for those leagues that have a little deeper of a bench.
He is a defensive-minded player, but his offense is starting to come along.
Playing 23 MPG to start the season, Culver already is averaging more points (10.7) and rebounds (6.7) then he did last season
Culver has made improvements to his game over last season, and it is starting to show on the court, keep an eye on him.
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