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Tuesday's PUD

by Jonas Nader
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

James Johnson- He’s available in 46% of Yahoo! leagues despite playing like a must-start player for over a week. Hassan Whiteside’s return is nowhere in sight. 

 

Kelly Olynyk- He’s even more available (49%) than James Johnson and just had a monster game vs. the Nuggets, scoring 30 points with eight rebounds, five assists, one steal and four blocks. Like I said with Johnson, Whiteside’s target date is unclear. 

 

Caris LeVert- He has been a stud in March and the Nets have three more games this week. Probably long gone in competitive leagues. 

 

Andrew Harrison- You might be surprised to see him ranked higher than Quinn Cook on this list, but the Grizzlies have three more games this week and the Grizzlies are being really shady with Tyreke Evans. Harrison has had some monster games without Evans and was productive on Monday with 19 points and eight assists in 31 minutes. 

 

Michael Beasley- Another strong game for Beasley and he’s approaching must-own status again. 

 

Cameron Payne- I’d have Cook ranked higher if Curry wasn’t expected back Friday. Payne had a rough game on Monday, but the Bulls play three more times this week and Kris Dunn (toe) suffered a setback. 

 

Quinn Cook- Stephen Curry could be back for Friday’s game, but if not, fire up Cook in all fantasy leagues. He’s averaging 24.3 points, 4.0 assists, 4.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 4.0 triples in his last three starts. 

 

Wilson Chandler- Not sure where he was earlier this season, but the dude is rolling right now and just dropped 26 points against the Heat.  Paul Millsap’s return was supposed to slow him down but it hasn’t happened yet. 

 

Jeremy Lamb- He didn’t go off, but he’s pretty much a must-own player with Nicolas Batum (Achilles) on shut-down watch. 

 

JaMychal Green- Only owned in 41% of Yahoo! leagues and Marc Gasol is battling the flu with three more games on the schedule this week.

 

Wayne Ellington- You’d be hard-pressed to find a better 3-point specialist on your waiver wire. He had six triples on Monday and 23 combined triples over his last six games. 

 

Allen Crabbe- If you missed out on Wayne Ellington and need triples, Crabbe is a similar player and just returned from his illness and scored 22 points with four triples. 

 

Reggie Bullock- He’s still the most reliable wing in Detroit by a mile with solid contributions in points and triples. 

 

Skal Labissiere- His role will only grow from here, assuming he stays healthy. Solid all-around upside. 

 

Andre Iguodala- Since Kevin Durant went down, Iggy is averaging 10.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.0 triples. The Warriors are off until Friday, though. 

 

Nick Young- He didn’t play well, but is coming off two nice games and still played 40 minutes in the loss. Someone on that team besides Quinn Cook has to score. 

 

Kyle Korver- In terms of 3-point specialists, Korver is in the same tier as Wayne Ellington and Allen Crabbe, but he’ll lose value when Rodney Hood (back) returns. 

 

Jeff Green- Even with Kevin Love back, Green played 41 minutes. Cavaliers are very shorthanded at the moment. 

 

Patty Mills- He’s still starting and the Spurs play three more times this week, so he’ll be a decent source of triples and dimes. 

 

Bam Adebayo- He’ll continue to provide low-end big man stats until Whiteside returns, but make sure Johnson and Olynyk aren’t on your wire first. 

 

Willy Hernangomez- Hornets are finally playing him, but he’s not a strong pickup while Dwight Howard is healthy. 

 

Kevon Looney and Jordan Bell- It sounds like Draymond Green (pelvic contusion) will be fine, but if not, Bell and Looney will have some streaming appeal on Friday. I’m a huge Bell fan, but he hasn’t been great since returning from his ankle injury, while Looney has been very impressive. 

 

Frank Ntilikina- Two solid games in a row, but can’t trust him outside of dimes and steals yet. 

 

Antonio Blakeney- He’s firmly in Chicago’s plans going forward and is worth monitoring in deeper leagues. One more injury away from big minutes.