Kev Mahserejian offers advice on the Week 11 NBA Waiver Wire and offers his choices for the Top Week 11 Fantasy Basketball Pickups.
(Note: Roster percentage is as listed from Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball leagues. FAAB bid range is based on a percentage of a fantasy basketball general manager’s remaining budget.)
Week 11 NBA Waiver Wire: Top Week 11 Fantasy Basketball Pickups
Derrick Jones Jr., SG/SF, Portland Trail Blazers (23% rostered)The former Slam Dunk Contest champ is taking advantage of the opportunity to shine in Portland. With CJ McCollum out and Rodney Hood struggling, DJJ has earned 29.3 minutes per game since Valentine’s Day. Throughout this span, he has averaged 11.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1 three but most importantly, 2 blocks! That’s insane from a wing, but when you consider his level of athleticism, you start to question how he hasn’t averaged at least one per game throughout his career.
Jones is an actually decent NBA player who just needs to consistently hit from the perimeter to gain some real respect. He just turned 24 years old last week. It is very possible that he shocks fantasy basketball leagues in a year or two if he can continue expanding his game. Buy in on DJJ now off the fantasy basketball waiver wire and hope his Week 11 chances pay off while the opportunity/production remains present. ➕ Derrick Jones Jr. FAAB bid range: 5-8% ➕
A little Derrick Jones Jr. appreciation post.— Marlow Ferguson Jr. (@meloferg) February 18, 2021
Been loving Dame’s MVP tear, and how everyone has stepped up … but it’s been fun watching DJJ take on every team’s best offensive player — guards, wings, etc — and life difficult.
Players shoot 4.9% worse against him than average. pic.twitter.com/FgyccOYO9T
Marc Gasol, C, Los Angeles Lakers (22%)If you need points out of every roster spot, ignore this addition. Marc Gasol has taken on an expanded role in the frontcourt over the past few games and is becoming moderately fantasy-relevant. The former All-Star has significantly declined since his prime years, but given the Lakers’ desperation for a spark without Anthony Davis (Achilles’) available, they are looking at Gasol more. Gasol is averaging 7 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 threes, 2 blocks, and 1 steal over the past four games. Not great, especially with the mediocre percentages, but given the low shot volume, it is not a FG or FT killer. Gasol is like a better version of Nerlens Noel right now for fantasy, which is still a useful piece. If he slumps, or the Lakers add a big via their open roster spot, just drop Gasol and move on. ➕ Marc Gasol FAAB bid range: 1-5% ➕
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