We are officially into the second week of the 2020-21 NBA season and have already seen numerous players starting to create a buzz for themselves. Some of these players such as CJ McCollum, Trae Young, Joel Embiid, Russell Westbrook, and Nikola Jokic, we expected them to put on a show. But there been a few under the radar players such as Julius Randle, Gary Trent Jr., and Tyrese Haliburton, who have had good performances that might warrant a spot on your fantasy team.
We are going to look a few power forwards that you need to consider grabbing off of waivers with Week 2 NBA action underway.
Davis Bertans, Washington Wizards
Ownership percentage: 28 percent in ESPN Leagues
The Washington Wizards have not won a single game this season, starting 0-4. But there is some good news and that was Davis Bertans finally reaching the 20-point threshold. On Tuesday night against the Chicago Bulls, Bertans saw his minutes increase to 26 and he proceeded to score 20 points. Despite the Wizards’ struggles, fantasy basketball managers should seriously think about putting in a waiver claim on Bertans, who is a three-point sharp shooter.
Richaun Holmes/Marvin Bagley III, Sacramento Kings
Ownership percentage: Holmes - 50 percent; Bagley - 49 percent
If you are looking for two forwards that aren’t getting a lot of attention but have been productive, look no further than Richaun Holmes and Marvin Bagley. In four games this season, Holmes is almost averaging a double-double, consisting of 11.3 points and 8.5 rebounds in 26 minutes per game. Bagley is averaging 13.8 points and 7.8 rebounds in 24.5 minutes per game at his natural position (PF).
Larry Nance Jr., Cleveland Cavaliers
Ownership percentage: 51 percent
With Kevin Love out for the next 3-4 weeks because of injury, it should open up more minutes for Larry Nance Jr. On Tuesday night against the New York Knicks, Nance Jr. stuffed the stat sheet with nine points, six rebounds, three assists, four steals, and two blocks in 43 minutes. This stat line almost falls inline with what we’ve seen from the veteran forward through the first four games. That being said, if he’s available in your league, put in a waiver wire quickly. Nance might not be a double-double or 20-point scorer like other forwards, but he provides a lot of value across the board.