Dennis Schroder headlines priority waiver wire adds for Week 13

Week 13 of the fantasy basketball season is upon us, and, like each Monday, I’ll break down a number of gamers who’re less-than-50 percent-rostered in Yahoo fantasy basketball leagues and ought to be thought-about in lineups. But earlier than we get to this week’s waiver pickups, listed here are the video games performed by every staff in Week 13.

Four video games: 13 groups (76ers, Bulls, Bucks, Celtics, Kings, Knicks, Magic, Mavericks, Nuggets, Pistons, Thunder, Trail Blazers and Spurs)

Three video games: 16 groups (Cavaliers, Clippers, Grizzlies, Hawks, Heat, Hornets, Jazz, Lakers, Pacers, Pelicans, Raptors, Rockets, Suns, Timberwolves, Warriors and Wizards)

Two video games: One staff (Nets)

Okay, now that you already know which groups to focus on for streaming, let’s get to the pickups.

Priority Adds

Naji Marshall – SF/PF, New Orleans Pelicans (44% rostered)

Zion Williamson (hamstring) will not be evaluated for a few weeksand many others Brandon Ingram’s the timeline continues to maneuver to the correct as he is rehabbing an injured toe. There’s optimism that Ingram returns this week, however you by no means know. In the meantime, Marshall is the man who’s extensively out there in 56% of Yahoo leagues and ought to be rostered.

Marshall has began and performed at the very least 33 minutes within the final three contests and is averaging 21.0 factors, 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.0 threes and a pair of.0 steals whereas capturing 50% from the sphere. He’s been constant all season when taking part in over half-hour, producing 15.5 factors, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.6 steals per recreation with a 65% true capturing proportion.

He’s a lockdown defender and is turning into a dependable scorer for the shorthanded Pelicans. He’d be even increased in final week’s rankings (completed 171st) if it weren’t for capturing 72% from the road and committing over three turnovers per recreation. But in any other case, it ought to be clean crusing for Marshall in Week 13.

Advice: Add in all factors and H2H leagues whereas Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram even out

Jalen McDaniels – SF/PF, Charlotte Hornets (48% rostered)

Kelly Oubre had surgical procedure on his left hand and shall be out for 4-6 weeks, and Gordon Hayward is not able to return from a hamstring harm. That leaves McDaniels because the de facto starter for the Charlotte Hornets.

McDaniels is having fun with his finest skilled season thus far, averaging a career-best in factors, rebounds, assists, steals and three-pointers made per recreation. He’s additionally capturing 87% from the charity stripe, which has been nice for his fantasy worth.

The Hornets are additionally on Wemby Watch, and Hayward’s incapacity to remain wholesome solely provides extra alternative for McDaniels this season.

In Week 12, McDaniels averaged 13.5 factors, 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.8 3PM, 2.0 steals, 1.3 blocks and a pair of.3 turnovers per contest. He shot 47% from the sphere and 85% from the road, ending 62nd in per-game worth. But he is been doing this for a while now. McDaniels has been seventy fifth in per-game worth within the final month and lately cracked the highest 100 (ninety fifth in per-game worth). He’s not only a deep-league add anymore and ought to be effectively over 50% rostered by now.

Advice: Add in all factors and H2H leagues

Dennis Schroder – PG/SG, Los Angeles Lakers (48% rostered)

Schroder is making a splash in his second stint with the Lakers (and hopefully, he does not fumble the bag this time round) and ought to be rostered in all leagues.

Schroder is averaging 21.4 factors, 2.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 3.0 threes and 1.4 steals throughout his final 5 video games. He’s additionally been uncharacteristically environment friendly over that span, capturing 50% from the sphere and 54% from three-point vary. For the season, he is capturing 46% from the sphere, which is his finest because the 2019-2020 season.

(*13*)Dennis Schroder has been delivering for fantasy managers recently. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Lakers have reeled off 5 wins in a row, and Schroder has been considered one of their finest gamers outdoors of LeBron James since turning the calendar 12 months. His minutes are as much as almost 38 per night time in January, and he has been 73rd in per-game worth over the previous two weeks. He’s benefitting from a number of accidents, however the way in which he is taking part in, he’ll proceed to get heavy minutes for a Lakers staff that desperately wants his scoring.

Advice: Add in all leagues

Mid-tier Adds

Daniel Gafford – C, Washington Wizards (42% rostered)

The Wizards have deployed a brand new large lineup over the previous 9 video games, beginning Gafford at middle alongside Kristaps Porzingis whereas transferring Kyle Kuzma to the small ahead spot. So far, it is yielding optimistic outcomes, with the Wizards going 6-3 in that span. As lengthy as Gafford performs over 20 minutes per night time, he is value including. Over his previous 9 video games, Gafford is averaging 11.6 factors, 6.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks. He completed 76th in per-game worth the previous two weeks, and he’ll proceed to be a low-end double-double menace with the rise in minutes.

Gafford has lengthy been a blocking specialist who finishes among the many league-best on the rim, so fantasy managers ought to recognize that Gafford’s lastly a fixture within the Wizards’ rotation. He’s making his presence felt, with the Wizards being top-three in Defensive Rating over the previous 9 video games in comparison with twenty fourth 13 weeks into the NBA season.

Keep Gafford rostered as a result of he can win you every week in blocks and get an inexpensive double-double.

Advice: Add in 12 staff factors and H2H leagues. Stream in 10-team leagues.

Quentin Grimes – SG/SF, New York Knicks (39% rostered)

I’ll make this fast as a result of that is the third consecutive week I’ve had Grimes as both a mid-tier or priority add in fantasy basketball. He’s averaged over 36 minutes per recreation over his earlier 10 contests and has been a high 100 participant over the previous two weeks (87th).

It’s arduous to seek out that many minutes and alternatives on waivers, and he’ll proceed to start out for the Knicks afterwards RJ Barrett returns — which we won’t say about Immanuel Quickley. The Knicks have a four-game week, and Grimes will get you factors, threes, and shares whereas being environment friendly from the sphere. Pick him up.

Advice: Add in 12-team factors and H2H leagues

Short-term however value a glance

Malik Monk – SG, Sacramento Kings (32% rostered)

Monk was load-managed on Saturday however is nice to go for the Kings’ upcoming four-game schedule in Week 13. Even higher, the Kings are dealing with three of the worst groups in fantasy factors allowed, with two of these groups rating within the backside 5 towards opposing capturing guards. The Kings play the Rockets twice, the Magic and the Spurs — all groups Monk’s had current success.

Monk averaged 22 factors with 4 rebounds and three assists in his final two video games towards the Rockets. A small caveat, he performed 40 minutes in every of these video games as a member of the Lakers. Still, this Rockets staff is much like final season. Monk additionally dropped 15 factors with 5 assists towards the Magic and 26 factors with 4 rebounds and two assists towards the Spurs earlier this season.

The Kings are fifth within the Western Conference heading into Monday, and dealing with three groups within the backside three of their respective conferences leaves the door open for a spike in minutes. Monk has cooled off lately, however this is a wonderful week to rebound.

Advice: Stream in 12-team leagues

Duane Washington, Jr. – PG/SG, Phoenix Suns (7% rostered)

The Suns are going via it — Chris Paul aggravated his hip on Friday, Devin Booker is out as much as a month with a groin harm, and Cam Payne (ankle) is on IL. Landry Shamet can also be a participant I’d contemplate rostering, however I like what I’ve seen from Washington Jr. lately. And, given his feedback right here, I feel it is honest to imagine the Suns shall be with out their backcourt stars within the instant future:

Washington Jr.’s per-game rank is not spectacular due to his low field-goal proportion, however he is proven he can rating and facilitate the offense. In three video games during which he performed greater than 20 minutes this season, he averaged 21.3 factors, 6.0 assists, 2.3 rebounds and three.6 threes per recreation.

He hasn’t performed a ton of minutes this 12 months as a result of, coming into the season, he was the third capturing guard on the Suns’ depth chart. But accidents occur, and in fantasy basketball, gamers like Washington Jr. may very well be value streaming with Paul and Payne out of the lineup.

Keep an eye fixed on the Suns’ harm report, however Suns HC Monty Williams had good issues to say about Washingtonso there’s streaming enchantment right here.

Advice: Stream if Paul and Payne are out

Montrezl Harrell – PF/C, Philadelphia 76ers (24% rostered)

I’d say keep away from Harrell as a result of his finest days are behind him, however he is proven he is bought extra within the tank after placing collectively three sturdy fantasy performances in a row. He completed 76th in per-game worth in Week 12, and he’ll additionally maintain worth heading into Week 13.

Joel Embiid’s foot harm doesn’t look like extreme, however given the Sixers’ upcoming schedule towards groups just like the Pistons and Thunder, it would not shock me to see Embiid miss these video games. Embiid may relaxation his ailing foot for 12 days (final performed on January 4) and return on the second leg of a back-to-back set towards the Lakers. Or the Sixers could hold him out for their upcoming five-game street journey. Either method, Harrell is value streaming till we get a extra definitive timeline on Embiid’s return.

In 12 video games with out Embiid this season, Harrell is averaging virtually 12 factors with six rebounds and two shares per recreation. He’s capturing a shade underneath 64% from the sphere in these video games, so decide up Harrell if you happen to want an enormous man within the quick time period.

Advice: Stream in 12-team H2H leagues

Others to contemplate by my rankings

Grant Williams – SF/PF, Boston Celtics (22%)

Ayo Dosunmu – PG/SG, Chicago Bulls (26%)

Norman Powell – SG/SF, Los Angeles Clippers (44%)

Andrew Nembhard – PG/SG – Indiana Pacers (10%)

Zach Collins – PF/C, San Antonio Spurs (18%)

Romeo Langford – SG/SF, San Antonio Spurs (8%)

Royce O’Neale – SG/SF, Brooklyn Nets (41%)

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