2021 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Week 11 | Top Pickups, Free-Agent Sleepers, & FAAB Tips

Thanks for reading our fantasy basketball waiver wire report for Week 11! Every week, we’ll help you decide which fantasy basketball waiver pickups to make that could benefit your fantasy basketball teams now, later in the season, or just for the upcoming Week 11.

Note: Free-Agent Acquisition Budget dollar bid prices for NBA Week 11 are based on a season-long budget of $100. Adjust your percentage and scale accordingly for your league’s unique FAAB allotment and your remaining FAAB dollars.

(Roster % is based on Yahoo! Fantasy leagues information as of Monday, December 27.)

2021 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Week 11: Top Pickups

Cameron Johnson, SF/PF, Phoenix Suns (47% Rostered)

Cameron Johnson has developed into an elite three-point shooter, which is unsurprising given his historic numbers in college. For fantasy’s sake, he has quite the double-digit point streak going and that bodes well for his value moving forward.

Since this streak began on November 30, Johnson is averaging 14.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1 steal, and 3.2 threes per game while shooting 49% from the field and 83% from the stripe.

Johnson is a priority pickup with fellow Suns wing Jae Crowder hitting the COVID list.

  • Cameron Johnson Waiver Wire FAAB Bid: 10-15%

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Luke Kennard, SG/SF, Los Angeles Clippers (44% Rostered)

Luke Kennard has returned from a one-game absence and is now set for an even more expanded role going forward. Paul George (elbow) is out for the foreseeable future, and the usage opened up is massive. Kennard may now be in line for a career year.

Obviously, the full usage from PG’s absence will not trickle down solely to Kennard, as Terance Mann, Nicolas Batum, and Marcus Morris Sr. should also benefit. However, Kennard’s scoring role is easiest to expand.

There is also a possibility that veteran pieces like Eric Bledsoe or Reggie Jackson are moved at the deadline, further solidifying Kennard as a key fantasy piece for the rest of the season.

  • Luke Kennard Waiver Wire FAAB Bid: 10-12%
Luke Kennard, SG, Los Angeles Clippers

Luke Kennard has had a strong month for the Los Angeles Clippers, averaging 15.4 points per game and shooting 50% from three since December 1. (Image: USA TODAY Sports)


2021 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Week 11: Best Players To Stash

Nicolas Batum, SG/SF, Los Angeles Clippers (28% Rostered)

Nicolas Batum is another beneficiary of Paul George’s injury. While he has been quite mediocre for fantasy of late, that can be correlated to his ankle injury and slow return. On Sunday, he managed to play 30 minutes for the first time since November 19.

Prior to the injury, Batum had been averaging 9.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.3 threes, 1.5 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game while shooting 52% from the field and 44% from deep. The shooting percentages may dip in George’s absence, though the counting stats should tick up.

All in all, Batum is a worthwhile addition who could blossom soon.

  • Nicolas Batum Waiver Wire FAAB Bid: 2-5%

Herb Jones, SF/PF, New Orleans Pelicans (19% Rostered)

Herb Jones is a revelation for New Orleans. This rookie second-round pick’s name might not be well-known, but his game is loud, particularly on the defensive end.

Jones is an impact player who can do a little bit of everything and has been playing starter-level minutes (whether he’s actually started or not) since the second game of the season.

Jones’ biggest concern for fantasy relevance is scoring, but that’s changed a tad over the past few weeks. Since November 29, he is averaging 9.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.9 steals, and 1.3 blocks. Not exactly world-beater numbers, though that stock combo is worth rostering alone.

  • Herb Jones Waiver Wire FAAB Bid: 1-2%

2021 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Week 11: One-Week Streamer Plays

Omer Yurtseven, C, Miami Heat (37% Rostered)

Omer Yurtseven is the last person anyone expected to roster in 2021, but with Bam Adebayo, P.J. Tucker, and Dewayne Dedmon all out due to injury, he is the next big man up in Miami.

Yurtseven’s production speaks for itself. He has recorded at least 12 rebounds in each of the past five games, and he’s logged a total of four blocks and three steals as well. He does not score much but put up 16 against the Magic in his most recent game.

Miami has four games on the schedule this week, and the other bigs still out. Yurtseven is a worthwhile stream.

  • Omer Yurtseven Waiver Wire FAAB Bid: 1-5%

Jalen McDaniels, SF/PF/C, Charlotte Hornets (13% Rostered)

With P.J. Washington and breakout star Miles Bridges in COVID protocols, Jalen McDaniels serves as the logical successor to their roles. He has already been productive since his return from COVID and now gets the benefit of usurping teammates that clog up minutes/usage.

On the whole, McDaniels’ year is mediocre and looks similar to his first two seasons. However, since his return, he is averaging 11.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.0 three, o.8 steals, and 0.6 blocks while shooting 52% from the field and 60% from the stripe.

His poor form at the free-throw line will certainly hurt as he plays more, though it’s a small price to pay for the all-around production this week.

  • Jalen McDaniels Waiver Wire FAAB Bid: 1-5%

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  • Early money slightly leaning towards the over in the 49ers-Rams matchup

    DraftKings Sportsbook is reporting good two-way action on the over/under for the NFC Championship Game matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams.

    Betting Impact:
    Per DraftKings, the over of 46 points has attracted 55% of the bets and 60% of the money thus far. Much moreso than the AFC Championship Game, the betting splits on the point spread and total in this game are much more evenly split, so the sportsbook does not have too much liability on either at the moment. From a moneyline perspective, Los Angeles's -170 moneyline odds have attracted 60% of the bets and 70% of the money.

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  • Early bettors give slight lean to the Rams over the 49ers

    Based on the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook, the favored Los Angeles Rams are getting slightly more betting attention in their matchup with the San Francisco 49ers.

    Betting Impact:
    Per DraftKings, Los Angeles's -3.5 point spread has received 65% of the bets and 61% of the handle thus far. Bettors are clearly torn in this matchup considering the Rams have arguably been playing better football through the first two playoff games, while the 49ers have won six consecutive games against the Rams, including a thrilling Week 18 overtime victory in Los Angeles.

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  • Early money more than 4/1 on the over in the Bengals-Chiefs matchup

    DraftKings Sportsbook is reporting one-sided betting action for Sunday's over/under in the matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs.

    Betting Impact:
    Per DraftKings, the over of 54.5 points has attracted 75% of the bets and 85% of the money thus far. At this point, the sportsbook has big liability to the Chiefs point spread and the over in this matchup, as their most ideal scenario would be a Bengals cover in a low-scoring game at the moment. From a moneyline perspective, Kansas City's -335 moneyline odds have attracted 58% of the bets and 61% of the money.

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  • Early money 3/1 on the Chiefs over the Bengals

    DraftKings Sportsbook is reporting one-sided betting action for Sunday's matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs, as the majority of the action is backing the favored Chiefs.

    Betting Impact:
    Per DraftKings, Kansas City's -7 point spread has received 61% of the bets and 76% of the handle thus far. Cincinnati is shaping up to be the biggest need of any side or any total this weekend, as the public seems to be enamored with the Chiefs after their thrilling Divisional Round win over Buffalo.

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  • 49ers-Rams over/under reaches lowest number of the week

    After another line movement, the over/under for the NFC Championship matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams has reached its lowest total of the week.

    Betting Impact:
    Per DraftKings, the 49ers-Rams over/under on Sunday night was posted at 47.5 points. It was quickly bet down to 46.5 in less than 24 hours. However, it has once again moved toward the under, and now currently sits at 46 points. Given that there has not yet been buyback on the over, it is extremely unlikely we see the total get back to anywhere close to the 47.5 points it opened at.

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