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Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds (List Updated Daily)


Back by popular demand in 2019/2020… RotoBaller has brought back for the NBA season our Ultimate 2019/2020 Fantasy Basketball 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 2019/2020 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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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (SF/PF, TOR) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of leagues ANALYSIS: One of my non-RotoBaller jobs involves writing about the Brooklyn Nets, so I've watched a lot of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson in my time and I knew it wouldn't be too long before he carved out a role with the Raptors. With Toronto dealing with... Read More

31 mins ago

Malik Monk (SG,CHA) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of leagues ANALYSIS: Malik Monk's had a good week, highlighted by a buzzer-beater three against the Pistons on Friday night. With a second left to play, the Hornets ran an out of bounds play, with Monk getting the ball in a less-than-ideal spot, double-teamed up top.... Read More

50 mins ago

Carmelo Anthony (SF/PF, POR) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 34% of leagues ANALYSIS: I'm actually writing about Carmelo Anthony not because I think he's a good waiver pickup, but because I think he can be a situationally good waiver pickup, which is to say I think you should absolutely roster him in a 14-team league, but... Read More

3 hours ago

Anfernee Simons (SG, POR) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of leagues ANALYSIS: After a mostly quiet rookie year, second-year Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Anfernee Simons has started to show some promising flashes of late. Simons kicked off November by scoring double digits in five straight games, with at least two three-pointers in all but... Read More

3 hours ago

Chris Boucher (PF/C, TOR) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 31% of leagues ANALYSIS: Toronto Raptors power forward/center Chris Boucher has seen his playing time increase greatly since the team lost Serge Ibaka (ankle) about a week ago. Ibaka doesn't have a timetable for his return and could potentially miss extended time. Boucher has an attractive skillset.... Read More

3 hours ago


T.J. McConnell (PG, IND) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of leagues ANALYSIS: Indiana Pacers point guard T.J. McConnell has started to emerge lately after a somewhat sluggish start to his first year in Indiana. The fifth-year guard had an extremely effective two-game stint from November 8 to November 10 where he averaged 14.5 points, 8.5... Read More

3 hours ago

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups, Adds for Week 5

The waiver wire is where leagues are won and lost. The draft is long past and now your rosters feel completely different if you are even moderately active. Players come and go due to poor performances and/or injury all the time. Staying on top of your needs is essential to winning matchups and grinding your... Read More

4 hours ago

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups, Adds for Week 4

The waiver wire is where leagues are won and lost. The draft is long past and now your rosters feel completely different if you are even moderately active. Players come and go due to poor performances and/or injury all the time. Staying on top of your needs is essential to winning matchups and grinding your... Read More

6 days ago

Fantasy Basketball Week 4 Waiver Wire Specialists

Hopefully everyone had a great week in fantasy hoops. This season has been entertaining with many different story lines, and we're excited for what the rest of the season has to offer. This is a reminder that fantasy basketball is a marathon, not a sprint. In this early part of the season, it's super important... Read More

6 days ago

Deeper Fantasy Basketball Waiver Adds for Week 4

To this point, Jonathan Isaac has been the most improved player in the league and it's not really in question. He is contributing in every way, not to mention dominating the defensive categories early in the season. This should continue and his role should not be hard to sustain with how the Magic offense is... Read More

6 days ago


Dillon Brooks (SG/SF, MEM) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of leagues ANALYSIS: Hi, it's me, a huge Dillon Brooks fan who was getting worried that that fandom wasn't going to pay off. Well, I've got some good news for myself! Brooks played just 18 games last season. This year, he's started all nine of Memphis's... Read More

1 week ago

Bruce Brown Jr. (SG, DET) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of leagues ANALYSIS: After a shaky first couple weeks of the season, Detroit Pistons shooting guard Bruce Brown Jr. has started to come on of late. Over a three-game stretch from November 2 to November 6, Brown compiled 20 assists, five steals and three blocks while... Read More

1 week ago

Troy Brown (SG/SF, WAS) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of leagues ANALYSIS: After missing the first three games of the season, Washington Wizards guard/forward Troy Brown has begun to establish himself amidst the team's core rotation. He played 30 minutes in his third game of the season, helping lead the Wizards to a win over... Read More

1 week ago

Furkan Korkmaz (SG, PHI) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of leagues ANALYSIS: Against all odds and expectations, Furkan Korkmaz is a piece part of the Philadelphia 76ers rotation this season. It looked like Korkmaz wouldn't even make this team this year, but he's actually averaging 20.5 minutes per game and seems to have earned the... Read More

1 week ago

Deeper Fantasy Basketball Waiver Adds for Week 3

The NBA season is off to one of the best starts in recent years and it has already translated to very entertaining fantasy basketball. With the Rockets and Wizards posting what will probably be the highest scoring game of the season in the first week, we moved onto the next narrative which has been the... Read More

2 weeks ago


Jaxson Hayes (C, NOP) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of leagues ANALYSIS: While the last two games of Jaxson Hayes haven't gone the same way his first one did -- he had 19 points on 9-for-11 shooting in that one -- he's still worth a roster spot in a 14-team or deeper league at this... Read More

2 weeks ago

Richaun Holmes (PF/C, SAC) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In All Leagues OWNED IN: 53% of leagues ANALYSIS: Here at RotoBaller, we usually keep these weekly waiver pieces restricted to lesser owned players, but in the early days of the NBA season there will guys who suddenly see 50 percent spikes in ownership out of nowhere. It's usually worth owning those... Read More

2 weeks ago

Rodney Hood (SG/SF, HOU) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of leagues ANALYSIS: With athleticism and a smooth lefty stroke, Rodney Hood has always been a tantalizing option for fantasy owners. Now fully ingratiated into the Portland Trail Blazers organization, the five-year veteran has gotten off to an impressive start. His 12.2 points per game are... Read More

2 weeks ago

Eric Paschall (SF/PF, GSW) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of leagues ANALYSIS: Drastic changes to Golden State's roster have opened up opportunities for players like Eric Paschall that haven’t ordinarily been present during the team’s five-year run.  A recent second-round pick by the Warriors, the former Villanova alum has taken full advantage of his near 30... Read More

2 weeks ago

Danuel House Jr. (SG/SF, HOU) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of leagues ANALYSIS: After making a name for himself in the NBA last season, Houston Rockets shooting guard/small forward Danuel House Jr. is taking the leap to become a valuable fantasy asset in 2019. After starting in only 13 of the 39 games he played for... Read More

2 weeks ago


Bryn Forbes (PG/SG, SA) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of leagues ANALYSIS: With at least two three-pointers made in each of his first four games this year, San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes is an excellent target for any fantasy owners in need of three-point shooting help. Forbes shot a stellar 42.6% from beyond the... Read More

2 weeks ago

Christian Wood (PF/C, DET) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of leagues ANALYSIS: Detroit Pistons power forward/center Christian Wood has seen some extended playing time so far this year as the team awaits Blake Griffin's (knee) return. The timetable for Griffin to make it back on the court is currently unknown, but for however long his... Read More

2 weeks ago

Kendrick Nunn and Deeper Waiver Wire Adds (Week 2)

Good Monday friends. It's been a few months since I cranked out one of these deep waiver wire adds articles and for the first week of the season I am throwing out some juicy names. If you are new to following me, then you probably missed out Devonte' Graham, Thomas Bryant and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, but... Read More

3 weeks ago

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups, Adds for Week 2

What a great opening week. There's been some surprises and some mild disappointments. However as I mentioned last week, this is a reminder that fantasy basketball is a marathon, not a sprint. In this early part of the season, it's super important to have a roster spot open on your team. The reason being is... Read More

3 weeks ago

Aron Baynes (C, PHO) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of leagues ANALYSIS: With Suns second-year center Deandre Ayton suspended for 25 games, Phoenix has turned to former Celtics big man Aron Baynes to man the starting center role. And so far, Baynes is doing a good job with that role. In two starts since Ayton's... Read More

3 weeks ago


Elfrid Payton (PG, NYK) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of leagues ANALYSIS: The New York Knicks began their season without a starting point guard, giving shooting guard Allonzo Trier the start at the one. It didn't take long for the team to decide that maybe they did need a point guard, though, and with Dennis... Read More

3 weeks ago

Frank Kaminsky (PF/C, PHO) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 9% of leagues ANALYSIS: Phoenix Suns forward/center Frank Kaminsky should be near the top of fantasy owners waiver wire lists heading into Week 2 of the NBA season. Kaminsky is in line to be a primary benefactor of the minutes vacated by suspended center Deandre Ayton. Ayton... Read More

3 weeks ago

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups, Adds for Week 1

The NBA is back! What a joyful summer it's been and we kick off with Week 1 in fantasy basketball. Hopefully everyone had a successful draft. It's important to note that although it's crucial to do your homework, it comes down to having fun. You are the owner of the team and you have the... Read More

3 weeks ago

Undervalued Fantasy Basketball Draft Targets - Yahoo ADPs

Are you in a league where some of your rivals use the Yahoo default rankings to help them out while they draft? If so, here's how you can use that against them to gain advantage and pick up some bargains much later than their real value would suggest. Creating quality rankings ahead of each NBA... Read More

4 weeks ago

Second-Year Breakouts - Fantasy Basketball Draft Values

While sophomores like Trae Young and Luka Doncic have already boosted their draft value to about second-round status, most second-year players are still working on emerging as elite fantasy options, or even just roster-worthy fantasy options. Year two is where a lot of NBA players make enormous leaps in their productivity after the first year... Read More

4 weeks ago


The All-Underrated Guards List for Fantasy Basketball

Hope everyone had an enjoyable summer. This NBA off-season has been one of the most entertaining and everyone has to be itching for some NBA action. The long wait is coming to a close and preseason is just around the corner! As a reminder this season, it’s recommended you choose to join leagues that will... Read More

4 weeks ago

Ja Morant - Fantasy Basketball Rookie Profile

Position: PG Team: Memphis Grizzlies Draft Spot: 1.02 Analysis: JA Morant was clearly the best player in the 2019 draft class outside of Zion Williamson. In his sophomore season, he averaged 24.5 points, 10 assists, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.8 steals while shooting 49.9 percent from the field and 36.3 percent from three. Those numbers combined... Read More

4 weeks ago

Carsen Edwards - Fantasy Basketball Rookie Profile

Finding the one or two rookies from each class that actual carry value is one of the best parts of fantasy basketball. Identifying them early can help you make some favorable trade offers and if you time it correctly, your team will be preparing for the playoffs only a few weeks into the season with... Read More

4 weeks ago

Mikal Bridges: 2019-20 Fantasy Basketball Sleeper

Welcome to October. NBA season is encroaching and drafts are looming. I wanted to key in on one of my sleeper candidates for the upcoming season. There might be a load of biases heaped onto this as I had him on my fantasy roster last year, but let me try to convince you why Mikal... Read More

1 month ago

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T.J. Warren: 2019-20 Fantasy Basketball Sleeper

In perhaps the most bizarre move of the offseason, the Phoenix Suns traded forward T.J. Warren and the 32nd overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft to the Indiana Pacers for cash considerations. Despite being stranded on the underachieving Suns, Warren managed to put up good numbers whenever he was on the floor. Warren has... Read More

1 month ago


Maurice Harkless: 2019-20 Fantasy Basketball Sleeper

Not only have the Clippers done a complete overhaul of their roster, but they have added the necessary role players to help create the perfect atmosphere for their superstars. Forward Maurice Harkless is one of those players who not only can score from anywhere on the court, but his defensive focus is his primary threat... Read More

1 month ago

Drafting With The Fantasy Basketball Playoffs In Mind

Praise the Lord, it's fantasy basketball time again! And even though the season is over a month away, it's never too early to start preparing. The research you do before your draft is the most important research of the whole season. It will determine if you pick the right strategy, the right players, and most... Read More

1 month ago

Cal Quantrill (SP/RP, SD) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of leagues ANALYSIS: He has jumped back a bit between rotation and bullpen action, but 24-year-old highly regarded arm Cal Quantrill has been absolutely shut-down for the San Diego Padres in recent outings. The former Stanford Cardinal has turned in a respectable body of work through his... Read More

4 months ago

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups, Adds for Week 24

We're down to the final week of the Fantasy Basketball season. If you're still playing after this upcoming week, you need to revisit your league's settings, because it's officially shut down season. With that said, owners should be looking at every realm of possibility to improve their team's chances of securing a win. Make use... Read More

8 months ago

Why Are People Asking Me About Larry Nance Jr.?

At this point it's all or nothing if you are streaming players. You need production and you need it now. For those unlucky few still in championship contention, but need streamers in order to pull out a win, no need to worry. Sure, this part of the season consists of way too many "load management"... Read More

8 months ago