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NBA Waiver Wire: Quality Game Streamers for Week 2

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NBA Waiver Wire: Reacting to Opening Night

The first round of games has just wrapped up. That means it’s time for owners to overreact to either spectacular or lackluster performances. Let’s take a look at the add/drop trends on Yahoo! after Wednesday and decide whether or not owners are making the right call on a couple of players trending on the waiver... Read More

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NBA Waiver Wire: Deep League Options (Week 1)

The waiver wire can be a gold mine. A player that a Fantasy Basketball Manager picks up from the wire can be the difference in that close battle for the playoffs, or even in the Fantasy Finals. So if you are not very happy with the guy you picked up at the end of your... Read More

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Three NBA Teams to Watch on the Week One Waiver Wire

Imagine this scenario: your draft ended, you feel really good about the guys you managed to grab, then you look at your roster and reality hits. Your team may be solid but three or four of your guys are hurt and, worst of all, there's no clear timeline for when they'll be returning. If you're... Read More

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NBA Waiver Wire: Weekend H2H Defensive Category Streamers (Week 1)

It's never too early to start streaming.  Whether you have an opening due to an injury, you auction-drafted a crew of stars and scrubs, or you just didn't bother putting any effort into your last couple draft picks, you probably have a player or two on your team who isn't must-own.  You're better off using... Read More

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NBA Waiver Wire: Weekend H2H Offensive Category Streamers (Week 1)

It's never too early to start streaming. Whether you have an opening due to an injury, you auction-drafted a crew of stars and scrubs, or you just didn't bother putting any effort into your last couple draft picks, you probably have a player or two on your team who isn't must-own. You're better off using... Read More

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NBA Waiver Wire: Category Streamers (Week 22 – Playoff Edition)

It's championship week in most leagues.  It's time to go all-out on streaming.  You can dump your stars if they're banged up or out of games, and totally sell-out on trying to win certain categories. This column is posted weekly as part of RotoBaller's regular season NBA coverage for the 2015-16 NBA season. It will... Read More

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Alexis Ajinca (PF/C, NO) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: These are the final days of many teams' fantasy championships, so as injuries and rest start to mess with your lineups you need some replacements. The New Orleans Pelicans can sympathize because they've been decimated by injuries. As a result, guys... Read More

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J.J. Barea (PG/SG, DAL) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 33% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: He may be little, but he's playing big right now. J.J. Barea has played exceptionally well while Deron Williams has been shelved. Over the last eight games Barea has scored double digit points seven times. He only shot under 43% in one... Read More

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Dewayne Dedmon (C, ORL) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In Deep Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: With star player Nikola Vucevic hobbled with a groin injury, backup center Dewayne Dedmon has been filling in big time for the Orlando Magic. Dedmon has started the last 11 games for the Magic. Despite only averaging 18.6 minutes, the numbers have... Read More

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Ed Davis (PF/C, POR) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In All Leagues* OWNED IN: 50% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: Ed Davis is a borderline roster player who has probably been added and dropped a couple of times in the past few weeks by teams streaming in the playoffs. Today is the time to add again, wherever available. With 3 games in... Read More

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Sean Kilpatrick (SG, BKN) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: It's late in the season, and many of you are locked in playoff battles. The waiver wire is likely very thin. You're going to need to dig deep, and that's why Sean Kilpatrick could be a good pickup for you. The... Read More

4 years ago

Tim Frazier (PG, NO) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Short Term Add In Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 9% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: Normally I wouldn't advocate for such a short term add, but it's crunch time. Tim Frazier has been playing really well for the decimated Pelicans in Norris Cole's absence. He's played 20+ minutes in all four games so far, and... Read More

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NBA Waiver Wire: Category Streamers (Week 21 – Playoff Edition)

It's week two of the playoffs in most leagues, meaning the big dogs have enjoyed their bye weeks and it's time to put-up or shut-up. It's now win or go home. You have to cut bait with anyone injured or struggling and max out the production of your roster with key category streamers. That's where... Read More

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NBA Forwards: Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups & Sleepers

Hello and welcome to another week of perpetual requirement as a Fantasy Basketball Manager. If you have questions this week regarding the forward position and who could possibly fill it, hopefully I'm about to present you with three rock-solid answers for the coming weeks. Position Eligibility & Ownership Rate Based on Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball Player... Read More

4 years ago

Jerami Grant (SF/PF, PHI) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Most Leagues OWNED IN: 24% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: Jerami Grant has been a key piece for the 76ers, playing 26.4 minutes per game for the league's worst team. In 65 games, he has averaged 9.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.7 blocks. Grant is not the most efficient player... Read More

4 years ago


Matt Barnes (SG/SF, MEM) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 48% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: With the Grizzlies having a lot of injuries to growl about lately, Matt Barnes (along with others) has been asked to shoulder a bigger offensive responsibility. This comes with some good and bad. The good: Barnes has upped his scoring of late,... Read More

4 years ago

Michael Beasley (SF/PF, HOU) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: Talk about a blast from the past. The second overall pick from the 2008 NBA draft, Michael Beasley has found a new home in Houston, and has been thriving a bit in a reserve role. Over his last four games, Beasley... Read More

4 years ago

NBA Waiver Wire: Category Streamers (Week 20 – Playoff Edition)

It's the playoffs! It's now win or go home. You have to cut bait with anyone injured or struggling and max out the production of your roster with key category streamers. That's where I come in! This column is posted weekly as part of RotoBaller's regular season NBA coverage for the 2015-16 NBA season. It... Read More

4 years ago

Lance Stephenson (SG/SF, MEM) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: After being acquired from the Clippers back in February, Lance Stephenson has found new life with the Grizzlies. In 10 games since the move, the 25-year-old swingman has averaged 25.0 minutes, 14.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists, despite having to share... Read More

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NBA Forwards: Week 19 Waiver Wire Pickups & Sleepers

Hello again and welcome to another week of statistics that point in every direction. We'll continue to try our best to make sense of the endless numbers. The good news about this week: three players have made it very easy to see some promise in them going forward (no pun intended). Whether it is return... Read More

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NBA Waiver Wire : Category Streamers – Weekend Edition (Week 19)

This is the stretch run -- in many leagues, it is the last week before the fantasy playoffs. Now it's all about what your available roster spots can do for you now. There's no point in holding onto a guy who's banged up or struggling. Instead, you should be focusing on maximizing contributions every day... Read More

4 years ago

Mario Chalmers (PG/SG, MEM) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Short Term Add OWNED: 30% of Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball Leagues Throughout his 8 year career, Mario Chalmers has been the type of player that both NBA teams and fantasy owners have classified as “useful” but not necessarily “reliable”. After being drafted towards the top of the second round back in 2008 by the... Read More

4 years ago

D.J. Augustin (PG, DEN) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: D.J. Augustin continued a mini-streak of strong play with a 26 point performance against the Lakers on Wednesday. He shot 63% from the field, hitting three 3-pointers and adding five assists. The incredible part of this performance was that 22 of his... Read More

4 years ago

Bojan Bogdanovic (SG/SF, BKN) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: With Joe Johnson gone, Bojan Bogdanovic has been starting for the Nets and has played well. In his last four games, he's scored in double digits three times. On Tuesday, Bogdanovic scored 18 points with seven rebounds and three assists. He... Read More

4 years ago

NBA Forwards: Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups & Sleepers

Hello again -- it's time to find some more "diamonds in the rough" at the forward positions. As the weeks progress and the NBA season trudges on I, along with all of you, am reminded of one painfully clear fact in professional basketball: week by week, the super stars continuously dominate every statistical category. This... Read More

4 years ago


NBA Waiver Wire: Week 18 Fantasy Basketball Category Streamers

The regular season for fantasy basketball is coming to a close, with the playoffs only a week or two away in most leagues. It's time to start giving it all you can and go all-in streaming for close-fought categories. It's all about what your available roster spots can do for you now. This column is... Read More

4 years ago

Josh Richardson (SG/SF, MIA) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: Yet another rookie from this awesome draft class has started looking like a keeper -- this time it's Josh Richardson, a second-rounder out of Tennessee. He's been great for the Miami Heat at a time where the team is really thin on... Read More

4 years ago

Alex Len (PF/C, PHO) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 55% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: Alex Len has been playing well for the Suns over his last five games, scoring double digit points in each contest. The FG% hasn't been very consistent as in two of those games he shot under 35%. That's not great for a... Read More

4 years ago

Gary Harris (SG, DEN) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED: 22% of Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball Leagues Gary Harris has been one of the better stories in the NBA so far. He is has greatly improved as a player and is one of the bright spots on a young Nuggets team ticketed for the lottery once again. Despite being... Read More

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