2022-23 Fantasy Basketball Week 8 Waiver Wire

by Brian Dailisan

Hello Fantasy Basketball Junkies! Welcome to the 2022-23 Fantasy Basketball Week 8 Waiver Wire.

If you want the best waiver wire options, you have arrived at the right place. We will give you a list of free-agent players you need during week 8.

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 keep each waiver wire column focused on new names, only touching on previous players if they are still widely available.

Take a moment to read Mike's Fantasy Basketball Weekly Planner too! He goes over the upcoming NBA schedule and highlights players and teams to target/avoid.

2022-23 Fantasy Basketball Week 8 Waiver Wire

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Kyle Anderson, SF/PF, Minnesota Timberwolves (34% owned)

Due to a right calf strain, Karl-Anthony Towns will be out for four to six weeks. Kyle Anderson is the next man up for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Kyle Anderson averaged 8.0 PPG, 1.0 3PG, 6.0 RPG, 5.0 APG, 1.5 SPG, and 2.5 BPG in 34.9 minutes per game in the last two games. These numbers placed him in the top 48 of nine-category leagues. Furthermore, Kyle Anderson is more valuable in a punt points setup, where he is ranked 26th.

Kyle Anderson does not contribute much in scoring, but he has a lot of upside in terms of assists and defense. He is a solid streamer in week eight and a must-add in standard leagues until Karl-Anthony Towns returns.

Jaylen Nowell, PG/SG, Minnesota Timberwolves (33% owned)

If you don't get Kyle Anderson, you should look into Jaylen Nowell. Jaylen Nowell averaged 21.0 PPG, 3.0 3PG, 4.0 RPG, 2.3 APG, and 1.0 SPG in the last four games while shooting an impressive 51.8% from the field and 82.4% from the line. He only needed 25.9 minutes per game during that period to rank 49th in nine-category leagues. Furthermore, when it comes to punting assists, Jaylen Nowell is ranked 35th.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have a busy week ahead of them, with three games in four nights from Wednesday to Saturday. If you need points and threes, Jaylen Nowell is a good stream in week 8. Furthermore, some usage is available with Karl-Anthony Towns out of the lineup. Jaylen Nowell could be a good hold in deep leagues if he plays in the mid-20s over the next month.

Tim Hardaway Jr., PG/SG, Dallas Mavericks (41% owned)

Tim Hardaway Jr. has averaged 25.3 PPG, 6.3 3PG, 5.3 RPG, and 1.0 SPG in his last three games while shooting 50.9% from the field. These figures place him in the top 20 of nine-category leagues.

The Dallas Mavericks will play four games in week eight, including two back-to-backs on Monday and Tuesday and Friday and Saturday. Tim Hardaway Jr. is an excellent stream in deep leagues in the coming week. His current numbers are unsustainable, but if he continues to play more than thirty minutes per game, he will be a reliable source of points and three-pointers.

A.J. Griffin, SG/SF, Atlanta Hawks (10% owned)

De'Andre Hunter will miss at least one week due to a right hip flexor strain, while John Collins will miss at least two weeks due to a left ankle sprain. As a result, A.J. Griffin will be given some opportunity for the Atlanta Hawks in the short term.

A.J. Griffin has averaged 13.4 PPG, 2.1 3PG, 2.4 RPG, and 1.6 SPG in the last eight games while shooting 50% from the field and 100% from the line in 26.1 minutes per game. During that time, he is in the top 90 in nine-category leagues. Furthermore, A.J. Griffin is more valuable in punt assists, ranked 53rd.

The Atlanta Hawks have a favorable schedule this week, with games against the Oklahoma City Thunder, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, and Chicago Bulls. In week 8, A.J. Griffin will be an excellent stream. Until John Collins and De'Andre Hunter return, he'll be a reliable source of points and threes.

Here are some players who might also be relevant in the upcoming week:

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