Welcome one and all, new readers and returning readers, to the 2021-22 Fantasy Basketball Week 10 Waiver Wire!
Before we get into the must-have waiver adds, let's look at the studs and duds of the week.
Take a look at last week's waiver wire post to make sure you are cleaning up on the boards!
Stud: Jrue Holiday, PG/SG, Milwaukee Bucks
What a shot by Jrue Holiday 😱♨️pic.twitter.com/L2YnlMOmK1
— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) December 18, 2021
Holiday capped off an excellent week with a 40 point explosion against the Pelicans on Friday. He also dished out 14 assists, and nearly carried the team to a win single-handedly. The two-way guard has ripped off three straight performances of 20 points or more, and will continue to rack up the stats with Giannis and Khris Middleton out. Ride this wave as long as you can. Nobody else on the Bucks is as much of a threat with the ball as Holiday with Milwaukee's two other stars out of commission.
Dud: Alec Burks, SG, New York Knicks
Talk about a rough week. Burks is shooting 6-32 from the field, including an abysmal 3-15 from three point land, over the last three games. It also isn't a coincidence that New York lost two of those games, the only win coming against the lowly Rockets. When Burks is cold, the Knicks tend to struggle, as he is supposed to be one of the best shooters on the team. With Julius Randle prone to inconsistency, and RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley on the COVID list, Burks needs to step up and find his shot, or the Knicks could struggle even more.
Without further ado, time to see who you need to add to your Fantasy rosters!
2021-22 Fantasy Basketball Week 10 Waiver Wire
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This week is going to look a little different, as COVID-19 has wrecked just about every roster in the NBA. This week, we will look at a few opportunities that have arisen for players in the wake of the outbreak.
Franz Wagner, SF/PF, Orlando Magic (47.1% Rostered ESPN)
Franz Wagner hitting stepback pullup threes in Year 1
— Beyond the RK (@beyondtheRK) December 11, 2021
Wagner has already impressed as a rookie this year, but he is going to need to shoulder the load even more now, with Terrence Ross, Mo Bamba, and R.J. Hampton out with due to COVID-19. Wagner impressed in his last game out against the Heat, scoring 27 and dishing out six assists, showing excellent playmaking ability. The Magic will need everything Wagner can give them, as their games will be an uphill struggle with some of their regulars out.
Kevin Love, PF, Cleveland Cavaliers (15% Rostered)
— Dnpcdshow (@dnpcdshow) December 14, 2021
A blast from the past, Love has blossomed in his role off the bench for the Cavs. He has scored in double digits in six straight games, and in that time has not played more than 22 minutes in a game. He is still rebounding at a solid clip, pulling down more than seven per game, and he is shooting the three ball at a 41 percent clip. Love is hot at the right time, as Evan Mobley and Isaac Okoro are sidelined for the Cavaliers due to COVID-19. Love will need to continue his excellent level of play, and may get more minutes to do so.
Blake Griffin, PF/C, Brooklyn Nets (12% Rostered)
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) December 17, 2021
The Nets are a mess. Almost their entire roster is out of commission due to COVID-19. Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, and LaMarcus Aldridge are all going to be out for extended periods. The Nets will be calling upon a number of unproven players, such as David Duke Jr, Cameron Thomas, and Kessler Edwards. A veteran like Griffin will be key to linking these youngsters and putting a good performance on the field. When he gets minutes, Griffin can be a contributor, as his last two games have resulted in 26 points and 17 rebounds combined. The Nets will need every good minute they can get out of Griffin, since this roster will struggle to compete without its superstars.
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