Week 8 of the 2021-22 NBA season is upon us and several widely available targets are trending upward ahead of Tuesday's three-game slate. Injuries and Covid-19 outbreaks have helped a few players step into the spotlight. While they might not shine bright for long, they could return promising fantasy basketball results ahead of Week 9.

Here are four Week 8 waiver wire targets worth pursuing.

Tyus Jones, G, MEM (49% rostered)

Ja Morant's knee injury was bound to raise the Fantasy ceiling of the Memphis Grizzlies' other guards, and Jones's role has changed the most since the franchise player got hurt against the Atlanta Hawks. Jones has averaged 10 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 7.4 rebounds on 29 minutes per contest over his previous five outings. His playmaking and sturdy decision-making should keep him on the court while Morant works toward a return.

Monte Morris, G, DEN (46% rostered)

Morris has done well in December with Bones Hyland and Austin Rivers in health and safety protocols. The Denver Nuggets point guard is averaging 16.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per contest on 61 percent shooting. There's no telling how many more games Denver's reserve guards will miss, but Morris is sure to carry a heavier offensive workload while they're out of commission. 

Dewayne Dedmon, C, MIA (41% rostered)

Dedmon became a very desirable waiver wire candidate once it became clear that Bam Adebayo's thumb injury would sideline him for an extended period of time. The big man's averaged 7.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per contest since taking over as the starter. He'll be a double-double threat on his best days, and his efficient outside shooting could provide value in Roto leagues.

Luke Kennard, G, LAC (34% rostered)

Kennard has functioned as the Los Angeles Clippers' greatest bench weapon lately. He's averaging 16.3 points and 4.8 assists per game in December through four outings and has made three triples in all but one game this month. He's shot an efficient 53.4 percent from the field since November ended. There's been no indication that another Clippers reserve is a threat to Kennard's offensive production.