The Washington Wizards (23-42) may be completely written out of the Eastern Conference playoff picture, but that hasn’t stopped their players from putting up some solid performances recently for fantasy basketball purposes.
The player who has seen his value increase the most, however, has been small forward Martell Webster.
On Saturday night, Webster scored a career-high 34 points. In the 127-105 win over the Phoenix Suns, Webster also hit seven 3-pointers and sunk ten total field goals. He propelled the Wiz to their third straight victory, and it was the best fantasy performance of his seven-year NBA career.
This has easily been Webster’s best season as a pro. He is playing a career-high 29.1 minutes per game, and is also posting 11.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per contest.
However, Webster has picked it up even more this week. He has averaged 21.8 points over his last five contests and is playing 36.2 minutes per game. Webster has even taken 14.6 shots per game during his hot streak, which is much higher than the 8.2 shots he has put up over the rest of the year.
Webster has taken over as the offensive compliment to PG John Wall, and the duo have formed a strong chemistry together. Webster will continue to get the share of minutes at the small forward position with Trevor Ariza out, so expect MW to keep up his amazing scoring pace.
Webster can give fantasy owners a steady diet of 3-pointers on top of adding around 15 points per game. He can be a very valuable addition for the fantasy playoffs this year, so make sure to check out your waiver wire.