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Back by popular demand in 2016/2017… RotoBaller has brought back for the NBA season our Ultimate 2016/2017 Fantasy Basketball Sleepers & Waiver Wire Pickups List. Our team of NBA enthusiasts and fantasy basketball analysts follow basketball all day, during the offseason and especially during the NBA season. We recommend NBA players for you to consider as 2016-17 draft sleepers, ADP values, or hot trending pickups off the waiver wire once the season starts - every single day of the fantasy basketball preseason and regular season. Drafting the right undervalued player or adding sleepers off the waiver wire can be a huge difference maker in fantasy leagues.

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NBA Waiver Wire (Week 17): H2H Offensive Category Streamers

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 that roster spot to stream players to eke out wins in close categories in your weekly head-to-head matchups. This year, RotoBallercontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Wings (SG/SF, SF, SF/PF) for Week 18

It's the trade season in the NBA and lot's of players are having their value impacted by others or themselves switching teams. Values of all three of our Waiver wire pickups for the wing spots for Week 18 have either been impacted by previous trades, will be impacted by just made trades or might be impacted if a rumored trade takes place. The NBA trade deadline frenzy has been our friend once again as it has provided uscontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Bigs (PF, C, PF/C) for Week 18

Two trades in the previous week saw some big men switch sides and that opened up some opportunities for guys who are on the waiver wire in most leagues to become more than just blimps on fantasy radars. All three of the players who we'll be talking about today have benefited from trades their teams made recently and we will be taking a look at their potential outlook for the remainder of the season, consideringcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Deeper League Pickups (Week 17)

Sometimes it's pretty hard to part with a player you've drafted or picked up from the waiver wire in high hopes of a good return on your investment. And the longer you've stuck with him, the harder it is to let go. But swapping him for a good opportunity left available in the free agent pool at just the right time might just prove to be crucial for your fantasy playoffs run. The three guys we'recontinue reading...

Kelly Olynyk (C, BOS) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12- and 14-Team Leagues

OWNED IN: 31% Yahoo!

ANALYSIS: Kelly Olynyk started the season on the sidelines with a nagging shoulder injury, but has been able to stay on the court for the most part of late, and has played really well. In his last eight games, he has amassed averages of 12.4 points on 61.2% shooting, 6.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.6 steals

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12- and 14-Team Leagues

OWNED IN: 31% Yahoo!

ANALYSIS: Alex Len is averaging 7.3 PTS on 50.5 FG%, 6.3 REB and 1.3 BLK so far this season for the Suns. Those numbers are a bit underwhelming for those who had high expectations for him this season. The main reason for that is his low playing time. Len has been battling it out with

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Andre Roberson (SG/SF, OKC) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14- and 16-Team Leagues

OWNED IN: 12% Yahoo!

ANALYSIS: Andre Roberson doesn’t do a whole lot of scoring (6.7 points per game on the year), but he is on a defensive tear lately, and has been getting some more shots up, too. In his last four games, he has scored 9.8 points on 54.5% from the field, with 10.0 boards, 1.0 assists, 1.8 steals and

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Tony Allen (SG/SF, MEM) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14- and 16-Team Leagues

OWNED IN: 18% Yahoo!

ANALYSIS: Tony Allen is only scoring 9.5 points per game this season, but he’s also been efficient, connecting on his field goals at a 46.0% clip. He has managed 5.7 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 0.5 blocks to date. Allen has struggled with injuries over the past few years, but he is crucial to Memphis' defense, and

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NBA Bench Risers: Waiver Wire Sleepers for Fantasy Basketball (Week 17)

NBA teams have a multitude of players coming off the bench, each with a unique role to fill. As a fantasy owner, you need to decide which of those players can contribute across multiple categories and have the potential to make the most of their time on the court. To find bench players that can contribute more than just energy and defense during their time on the court, I will analyze usage rate and Per 36 statistics. Below are my Weekcontinue reading...

Jerian Grant (PG, CHI) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14- and 16-Team Leagues

OWNED IN: 1% Yahoo!

ANALYSIS: Jerian Grant has been playing fairly well of late with Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler missing time, averaging over 20 minutes per game and shooting well (58% over the last two weeks). If nothing changes, the Bulls stars get healthy, and Grant's shooting goes back to his normal bad

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Garrett Temple (PG/SG, SAC) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12- and 14-Team Leagues

OWNED IN: 4% Yahoo!

ANALYSIS: Kings guard Garrett Temple was having a career season with useful, if boring, all-around contributions as a nice source of steals without being really terrible in any other category. Then he suffered a small tear in his hamstring on Jan. 31 in a game against the Houston Rockets that was projected to keep him

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NBA Waiver Wire Guards (PG, SG, PG/SG) for Week 17

In this post, we are looking into some potential Week 17 waiver wire pickups for guards. We'll provide options for guards, eligible at PG, SG, or PG/SG who may be available in both standard leagues (less than 50% owned) and deeper leagues (less than 25% owned), and will typically provide a boost in points, assists, threes, and steals.  All position eligibility and ownership rates based on Yahoo! fantasy leagues. This year, RotoBaller is separating its waiver wire recommendations bycontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Wings (SG/SF, SF, SF/PF) for Week 17

Most of us drafted a player who just hasn't lived up to the expectations, got injured or just doesn't produce enough to warrant a place on our respective fantasy teams. Don't get too clingy unless you believe he will resurrect by some miracle and start turning in top notch performances to make up for screwing you over in the past, rather turn to the waiver wire to fix this problem. If the problem seems to becontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Risers and Fallers for NBA Week 17

Throughout the season, players get hot and see an increased role while others struggle and fight to stay relevant. Experienced fantasy players know this happens every year. In this weekly column, we’ll showcase those who have taken important steps forward and those who have taken steps back. These are the risers and fallers in the top-100 heading into Week 17 of the NBA season. Post-Week 16 Fantasy Basketball Risers RISER - Andrew Wiggins (G/F, MIN) Since Zach LaVinecontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Bigs (PF, C, PF/C) for Week 17

There's not too much talent left in the free agent pool at the center position if you're in a deep league is there? But that's no reason to stop looking! If you're still searching for an uncut diamond in the pits of the waiver wire we will try to provide you with just the right tools to scope him out. We will be taking a look at some potential Week 17 waiver wire pickups for powercontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Deeper League Pickups (Week 16)

Deep league teams are hard to manage. If one of your players gets injured or is just playing some bad ball, it's pretty tough to replace him since there's not too much talent left on the waiver wire. But do not despair. Just because there isn't a player available who seems to be top tier it doesn't mean that one of the ones who is a free agent won't become valuable to your team. Don't getcontinue reading...

NBA Bench Risers: Waiver Wire Sleepers for Fantasy Basketball (Week 16)

NBA teams have a multitude of players coming off the bench, each with a unique role to fill. As a fantasy owner, you need to decide which of those players can contribute across multiple categories and have the potential to make the most of their time on the court. To find bench players that can contribute more than just energy and defense during their time on the court, I will analyze usage rate and Per 36 statistics. Below are my Weekcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire (Week 16): H2H Offensive Category Streamers

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 that roster spot to stream players to eke out wins in close categories in your weekly head-to-head matchups. This year, RotoBallercontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Guards (PG, SG, PG/SG) for Week 16

In this post, we are looking into some potential Week 16 waiver wire pickups for guards. We'll provide options for guards, eligible at PG, SG, or PG/SG who may be available in both standard leagues (less than 50% owned) and deeper leagues (less than 25% owned), and will typically provide a boost in points, assists, threes, and steals.  All position eligibility and ownership rates based on Yahoo! fantasy leagues. This year, RotoBaller is separating its waiver wire recommendations bycontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Risers and Fallers for NBA Week 16

Throughout the season, players get hot and see an increased role while others struggle and fight to stay relevant. Experienced fantasy players know this happens every year. In this weekly column, we’ll showcase those who have taken important steps forward and those who have taken steps back. These are the risers and fallers in the top-100 heading into Week 16 of the NBA season. Post-Week 15 Fantasy Basketball Risers RISER - Blake Griffin (F/C, LAC) The Chris Paulcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Wings (SG/SF, SF, SF/PF) for Week 16

The regular season of the NBA is more than half way through and the trade deadline is just around the corner. If you have a cut candidate on your team be sure to keep your eyes wide open for any trades that would change values of players directly involved or those impacted by the moves. Furthermore he injuries are heaping up. That's one more thing to follow and be careful about. Today we will be writingcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Bigs (PF, C, PF/C) for Week 16

Need a tall player for your team? If you've been searching for bigs this season the waiver wire has been slim pickings. If you don't act on time, you could miss out on the little talent that is to be found there. But fear not! You're not alone. In the previous weeks we have been featuring a lot of centers not available in most deeper leagues. You can read more about the likes and future outlooks ofcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Deeper League Pickups (Week 15)

If you're in a deep league you're bound to have a player who isn't meeting your expectations. If your doubts about that changing are strong, move on immediately. If you think he might improve, you can hold on for a while, but let enough be enough and don't get too attached. Sometimes, when there's enough upside and the league is so deep that it's really difficult to find a decent replacement taking a dip incontinue reading...

NBA Bench Risers: Waiver Wire Sleepers for Fantasy Basketball (Week 15)

NBA teams have a multitude of players coming off the bench, each with a unique role to fill. As a fantasy owner, you need to decide which of those players can contribute across multiple categories and have the potential to make the most of their time on the court. To find bench players that can contribute more than just energy and defense during their time on the court, I will analyze usage rate and Per 36 statistics. Below are my Weekcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire (Week 15): H2H Offensive Category Streamers

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 that roster spot to stream players to eke out wins in close categories in your weekly head-to-head matchups. This year, RotoBallercontinue reading...

Dario Saric (SF/PF, PHI) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10- and 12-Team Leagues

OWNED IN: 43% Yahoo!

ANALYSIS: Dario Saric, who just recently gained small forward eligibility, has been a roller coaster ride for his owners so far this season, but the rookie is still coming to terms with the differences between Europe and the NBA. His season averages aren't spectacular — 9.9 PTS with 1.2 3PM on 38.5 FG% and 79.1 FT%, 5.7 REB,

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Ivica Zubac (C, LAL) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12- and 14-Team Leagues

OWNED IN: 31% Yahoo!

ANALYSIS: Ivica Zubac didn't have much space in the Lakers’ rotation in the beginning of the season, playing in just seven of their first 42 games. But he has now appeared in eight straight games, and has turned a few heads doing it. In his last two games, he has scored 14.0 points on 42.3% from the field

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Jameer Nelson (PG, DEN) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10- and 12-Team Leagues

OWNED IN: 18% Yahoo!

ANALYSIS: After shooting below 40% for every year of his thirties to date, all of a sudden prime Orlando Jameer Nelson is back, shooting .449 on the season, including .485 since the calendar flipped to 2017. This sudden efficiency, combined with his steady flow of four or five assists per game (depending on minutes) has suddenly turned

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NBA Waiver Wire: Wings (SG/SF, SF, SF/PF) for Week 15

As R. Kelly says, I believe you can fly! Your fantasy NBA team that is. But to fly, you've got to spread your wings. Yeah, I changed it up so much it defeats the purpose of quoting the great artist. Anyway, if you're unsatisfied with your current set of aforementioned wings, you might want to check out this article to see if there are any possible improvements available in your league. Welcome to a new edition ofcontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Risers and Fallers for NBA Week 15

Throughout the season, players get hot and see an increased role while others struggle and fight to stay relevant. Experienced fantasy players know this happens every year. In this weekly column, we’ll showcase those who have taken important steps forward and those who have taken steps back. These are the risers and fallers in the top-100 heading into Week 15 of the NBA season. Post-Week 14 Fantasy Basketball Risers RISER - Robert Covington (SF/PF, PHI) Over the last seven games, Robert Covingtoncontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Guards (PG, SG, PG/SG) for Week 15

In this post, we are looking into some potential Week 15 waiver wire pickups for guards. We'll provide options for guards, eligible at PG, SG, or PG/SG who may be available in both standard leagues (less than 50% owned) and deeper leagues (less than 25% owned), and will typically provide a boost in points, assists, threes, and steals.  All position eligibility and ownership rates based on Yahoo! fantasy leagues. This year, RotoBaller is separating its waiver wire recommendations bycontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Bigs (PF, C, PF/C) for Week 15

If you have some dead weight on your roster and could use a center to better fill that spot you're in the right place. We will be taking a look at some potential Week 15 waiver wire pickups for power forwards and centers who should help your team become even more competitive. This year, RotoBaller is separating its waiver wire recommendations by position a little differently.  In our three position breakdowns, we'll be separating players into GUARDS, including pointcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Deeper League Pickups (Week 14)

There have been a lot of injuries around the NBA lately. And while no true fan welcomes them, fantasy owners have an openning to pick up a player from the waivers who will step in a larger role if his fellow teammate went down. Keeping track of those situations and pouncing on such an opportunity can make all the difference in a gameweek, or maybe even the rest of the season. Today, we will be looking atcontinue reading...

NBA Bench Risers: Waiver Wire Sleepers for Fantasy Basketball (Week 14)

NBA teams have a multitude of players coming off the bench, each with a unique role to fill. As a fantasy owner, you need to decide which of those players can contribute across multiple categories and have the potential to make the most of their time on the court. To find bench players that can contribute more than just energy and defense during their time on the court, I will analyze usage rate and Per 36 statistics. Below are mycontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire (Week 14): H2H Offensive Category Streamers

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 that roster spot to stream players to eke out wins in close categories in your weekly head-to-head matchups. This year, RotoBallercontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Wings (SG/SF, SF, SF/PF) for Week 14

Hello friends. Welcome to a new edition of Waiver wire pickups for the wing spots here at RotoBaller. We're at Week 14 and injuries are starting to pile up and bench players will be needed to fill in for the starters. Here might lie some hidden talent from the free agent pond, and if you choose just right, you could end up with a decent catch that can help you in your quest to win your NBA Fantasycontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Risers and Fallers for NBA Week 14

Throughout the season, players get hot and see an increased role while others struggle and fight to stay relevant. Experienced fantasy players know this happens every year. In this weekly column, we’ll showcase those who have taken important steps forward and those who have taken steps back. These are the risers and fallers in the top-100 heading into Week 14 of the NBA season. Editor's Note: Our industry-leading NBA DFS Lineup Optimizer/Generator tool helps you build winning DFScontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Guards (PG, SG, PG/SG) for Week 14

In this post, we are looking into some potential Week 14 waiver wire pickups for guards. We'll provide options for guards, eligible at PG, SG, or PG/SG who may be available in both standard leagues (less than 50% owned) and deeper leagues (less than 25% owned), and will typically provide a boost in points, assists, threes, and steals.  All position eligibility and ownership rates based on Yahoo! fantasy leagues. This year, RotoBaller is separating its waiver wire recommendationscontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Bigs (PF, C, PF/C) for Week 14

If you're in the market for a center and are searching your waiver wire hoping to pick up someone who will make it worth your while you're in the right place. We will be taking a look at some potential Week 14 waiver wire pickups for power forwards and centers who should help your team become even more competitive. This year, RotoBaller is separating its waiver wire recommendations by position a little differently.  In our three positioncontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Deeper League Pickups (Week 13)

The injury plague has hit the NBA. A lot of star players are hurt for a shorter or longer period of time. And as much as it hurts them and their teams, and as much as us fans hate when that happens and feel for the players, it still opens up room for some bench players to show their worth. Especially in fantasy basketball. If you have a player you're not too attached to, you shouldcontinue reading...