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Naji Marshall takes over as starter for Zion Williamson in New Orleans

Naji Marshall

Naji Marshall

Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

This has been an incredible NBA season. Night after night, we get historic performances and exciting games. This 12-game Wednesday was no different. Giannis Antetokounmpo posted a 30/21/10 line with 12 turnovers, which was just enough to hold off the Raptors after they blew a 21-point lead with 3:10 left in the game. Evan Mobley buried the Suns in an ugly game with a mid-range jumper. The 76ers beat the Pacers in overtime. Saddiq Bey beat the Warriors with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer. And Dejounte Murray hit two free throws, ripped the ball from De’Aaron Fox and finished a fastbreak layup to seal a win in Sacramento. There was no beam on Wednesday, but there are plenty of players that are widely available that you need to add.

Naji Marshall- 13%, Willy Hernangomez- 2%, Jaxson Hayes- 14%

With Zion Williamson set to be re-evaluated in three weeks, these three are in for a major increase in minutes. Marshall entered the starting unit on Wednesday and played 33 minutes and put up a 16/7/4 line with two triples. He called himself “the best passer in Pelicans history”, though he later tweeted that he’ll settle for second behind Rajon Rondo.

Landry Shamet- 23%

Devin Booker will be out at least a few more weeks, and Shamet has established his role as the starting shooting guard. Over the past two weeks, he has nearly provided top-100 value, and he played 36 minutes on Monday. Most of his value will come from deep, but he’s more than capable of filling it up from beyond the arc.

Caris LeVert- 41%

LeVert has started the last three games for Cleveland with Darius Garland sidelined with a thumb sprain. Over the past week, he has provided top-100 value. Put two and two together, as long as Garland is out, LeVert should be rostered everywhere.

Jalen Williams- 50%

Williams isn’t widely available, but he should be rostered in more than half of all Yahoo! leagues. Over the past two weeks, he has provided 5th round value, and he’s become a staple of the ever-changing starting lineup in OKC.

Pat Connaughton- 5%

The Bucks have brought Connaughton along very, very slowly, but he’s starting to get back to the guy that provided top-150 value last season. Most of that comes from his deep range shooting, and he hit five shots from deep on Wednesday.

Ty Jerome- 2%

Stephen Curry said that he’s going to attempt to make his return next week, but until then, Jerome will be a fixture in Golden State’s rotation off the bench. Over the past three weeks, he has nearly provided top-150 value. He’s only a deep league option at best, but he can provide efficient, all-around play if needed.