Week 14 began with a massive, 12-game slate on Monday, and the second day of the week won't be nearly as busy. Only four teams will take the floor for Tuesday's two-game slate, so fantasy managers have plenty of time to go over the best available waiver-wire targets ahead of Wednesday. Some players seem poised to maintain the roles they obtained by taking advantage of injuries, while others are poised to return from injuries.
Here are five Week 14 waiver-wire targets with rostership at 50 percent or less in CBS leagues.
Patrick Beverley, G, MIN (50% rostered)
It's easy for Beverley to get lost in the shuffle playing alongside D'Angelo Russell, Anthony Edwards, and Karl-Anthony Towns. However, the Timberwolves point guard is performing just as well as several other highly-rostered players at his position. Beverley's season averages of 9.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per game don't jump off the page, but his ability to do a little bit of everything helps him maintain his value. Beverly's been production in points leagues is almost identical to Kevin Porter Jr., and the Rockets' point guard is rostered in 90 percent of CBS leagues. His January averages of 11 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 6.0 assists are his best marks in any month this season.
Brandon Clarke, C, MEM (41% rostered)
Steven Adams won't destroy Brandon Clarke's fantasy value. The Grizzlies backup center thrived as a starter while Adams was in health and safety protocols earlier this month and is a threat to take on more minutes moving forward after falling out of the rotation earlier in the year. Clarke's averaged 12 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and 1.0 blocks per contest since Adams returned to the team and logged 40 minutes across two contests. Adams notched 44 minutes during that span and averaged 4.0 points with 8.0 rebounds. If the two continue to split center minutes down the middle, Clarke can be serviceable in 12-team leagues.
Amir Coffey, F, LAC (40% rostered)
The Clippers haven't provided any recent updates on Paul George's recovery, so Coffey should continue to be an impact player for Los Angeles on the wing. The third-year forward is averaging 13.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game in January. He's also been highly efficient from the field (51.9 percent) and three (45.7 percent) this month. In his current role, he's well worth rostering in points leagues and roto leagues.
Kelly Olynyk, F/C, DET (38% rostered)
Olynyk hasn't played since he injured his knee in mid-November but is set to make his return sometime in Week 14. The Pistons' stretch four averaged 12.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game in 2021, and Detroit needs a productive big. Isaiah Stewart has been a massive disappointment and is losing time to the more offensively talented Trey Lyles. Olynyk should make both bigs afterthoughts once he gets into the flow of things, as his game suits pick-and-roll basketball more thanks to his superior shooting. He'll be a much better pairing alongside Cade Cunningham.
Jonathan Kuminga, F, GSW (30% rostered)
Otto Porter Jr. and Kuminga are getting opportunities to be impact players with Draymond Green (calf) out for at least two more weeks. Porter is a little more versatile thanks to his efficiency three-point shooting and defensive contributions, but I prefer Kuminga because of his scoring upside. The rookie has averaged 19.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game over his last three contests and should be considered a short-term streaming option instead of a long-term solution. Both Warriors swingmen are decent options.
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