Week 18 is underway, and some of the players who have the best chance to improve their long-term Fantasy outlooks following the trade deadline are stepping into the spotlight. Most transplants have played at least a pair of games with their new teams, and that has helped Fantasy managers evaluate their worth. We'll delve into a trio of players trending in the right direction ahead of Tuesday's slate here.
Here are three Week 18 waiver-wire targets with rostership close to 50 percent or less in CBS leagues.
Justise Winslow, F, POR (55% rostered)
Winslow has now started in four games with the Trail Blazers. The point forward is averaging 12.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.3 steals per game through four starts for Portland. He also tallied his first double-double since being traded against the Bucks on Monday with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Larry Nance Jr. (knee) will miss an extended period of time, so Winslow should hold onto his current role past the All-Star break.
Terance Mann, G, LAC (54% rostered)
Mann made his 22nd start of the season against the Warriors on Monday and tallied 25 points, seven rebounds, and six assists. The third-year wing has averaged 15.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game since Eric Bledsoe was moved to the Trail Blazers. Luke Kennard's lingering ankle injury could help Mann maintain his boost in production over his next few games.
Corey Kispert, G, WAS (21% rostered)
The Wizards are looking for a fresh start in their backcourt now that Bradley Beal is out for the year and Spencer Dinwiddie has been traded. Kispert has moved into a starting role alongside Raul Neto in the aftermath of those moves, and the rookie sharpshooter's ceiling has been raised. He's averaging 12.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 31.8 minutes per game as a starter this year and has eclipsed 20 points in two of his previous four outings. Someone has to score to support Kyla Kuzma, and Kispert is on track to improve his standing among scoring wings down the home stretch.