This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.
This week's edition dives into the depths of the waiver wire, focusing on players rostered in less than one-third of Yahoo Fantasy leagues. Several players mentioned in last week's column remain widely available, as well, so be sure to double-check your league for players like Boston's Robert Williams and Houston's Jae'Sean Tate.
Looking ahead to the Week 11 schedule, the majority of the league plays only two games, as the All-Star break begins following Thursday night's slate. The Nuggets, Pacers, Pelicans, Trail Blazers and Spurs are all scheduled for three games, however, so players on those teams receive an inherent boost. Meanwhile, the Timberwolves are the lone team with one game (Wednesday vs. CHA), so Karl-Anthony Towns managers are at a bit of a crossroads.
Here are the top players to target on the waiver wire ahead of Week 11:
Playing the Long Game
Robert Williams, Celtics (38% rostered)
Now in his third NBA season, Williams has slowly and steadily improved over the years. Through 26 games, he's managing career-high averages in points (6.6), rebounds (5.7), blocks (1.4), steals (1.0) and minutes (15.6) — and he's still Boston's third big behind the more experienced duo of Daniel Theis and Tristan Thompson. But if coach Brad Stevens is to be taken at his word, Williams will see an uptick in playing time as the season progresses. If you need steals and blocks, or can afford to stash a player with long-term upside, Williams is an