Fantasy Basketball Pickups - Hawks' Cam Reddish

Yahoo Sports' Dalton Del Don offers up three players to add this week, including a former Duke star who's averaging 11.4 PPG this season.

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DALTON DEL DON: Hello, it's Dalton Del Don with Yahoo Fantasy Sports talking some NBA pick ups this week. First up is Cam Reddish, who should remain in Atlanta's starting lineup with Bogdanovic suffering a serious-looking knee injury that will sideline him indefinitely. As the once deep-looking Hawks are suddenly dealing with a bunch of injuries, Reddish put up some nice numbers when starting last season as a rookie. And his early struggles shooting should improve.

He's eligible at both small and power forward and is especially valuable in category leads. The 21-year-old has nice upside, and Reddish is still available in 55% of Yahoo leagues.

Next up is Tyrese Maxey. He may be more of a short term move, but he's starting while Philadelphia is dealing with a bunch of players being unavailable right now during a week in which they play five games. Maxey has impressed during his expanded role early on. As a rookie, he's averaged 23 points and 37 minutes played over the last three games since being moved into the starting five.

At minimum, Maxey is worth streaming right now until the 76ers get back to full strength. And there's long term upside here too if his early play is any indication. Maxey is still available in nearly half of Yahoo leagues.

Our final waiver wire option is for deeper leaguers here, and it's Precious Achiuwa. He looked good during his first start Tuesday, playing 35 minutes for a Miami squad missing most of its players. The number 20 pick in the draft out of Memphis, Achiuwa is super athletic and he gobbled up boards in college.

So Tuesday's 13 rebounds were a sign of things to come if he continues to get an opportunity. Achiuwa might be another short term only pick up, but he's available in more than 85% of Yahoo leagues and should be scooped up in competitive ones to see what happens.