Fantasy basketball pickups for week 21 - Get ready for the fantasy playoffs!

Yahoo Fantasy analyst Dan Titus offers several pickups for managers to keep an eye on before the fantasy basketball playoffs begin next week.

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DAN TITUS: All right, y'all, it's week 20. The playoffs are right around the corner in week 21. So here are three players that are less than 50% rostered that you'll want to pick up right now in fantasy. The first one is Xavier Tillman of the Memphis Grizzlies. Steven Adams just received a stem cell injection. He's going to be missing the rest of the regular season and possibly more. That just opens up a ton of front court minutes for Xavier Tillman, a guy that's been averaging 12 points with 8 rebounds over the last seven days.

He also is a really good source of steals too. And he gives you sneaky dimes at 3 a game. So I think that Xavier Tillman does definitely have a ton of upside right now. He's at only 38% rostered. And the Grizzlies' favorable schedule over the next three weeks, they play four games each week across weeks 21 through 23, you must pick up Xavier Tillman.

The next player that I would pick up is Josh Okogie of the Phoenix Suns. Kevin Durant's likely going to miss the regular season with a grade two ankle sprain. Josh Okogie was thriving when KD was off the court for the Suns. He's going to be a good source of points, rebounds, as well as some stocks. So make sure that you get Josh Okogie as well, who is only 23% rostered in Yahoo leagues.

And my last pickup is Moe Wagner of the Orlando Magic. Wendell Carter, Jr. is still dealing with a hip issue. And there's no timetable for his return. So I think Moe Wagner is going to step into some significant minutes here for the Orlando Magic. They also play four games in week 21. And Moe Wagner can give you the points, the rebounds, and also gives you a little bit of steals as well. So make sure that Moe Wagner is not on your waivers. He's currently 28% rostered in Yahoo leagues. So make sure you prioritize Xavier Tillman, Josh Okogie, and Moe Wagner heading into week 21.