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Back by popular demand in 2018/2019… RotoBaller has brought back for the NBA season our Ultimate 2018/2019 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 2018/2019 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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Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds by NBA Position

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Iman Shumpert (SG/SF, SAC) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In Very Deep Leagues (16-to-20 Teams) OWNED IN: 8% of leagues ANALYSISIman Shumpert exploded on Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, posting 26 points, three rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks on 9-for-13 shooting and 4-for-5 from the charity stripe. Shumpert started the game for the Kings as a one-game fill-in for defensive purposes against Paul George, but his eruption could secure another startcontinue reading...

Justin Holiday (SG/SF, CHI) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues (if need 3PM) OWNED IN: 14% of leagues ANALYSISJustin Holiday looks to be in store for another strong campaign during the 2018 to 2019 season. The 29-year-old has posted an average of 32.5 minutes per game to begin the year and should continue a similar trajectory throughout the season. Holiday is the best wing defender on the Bulls roster. They are a team that can't defend the perimeter, andcontinue reading...

Rodney McGruder (SG, MIA) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 33% of leagues ANALYSISRodney McGruder has been pushed into an early season role for the Miami Heat because of injuries to Justise Winslow (hamstring), Wayne Ellington (ankle) and Dion Waiters (ankle). Winslow and Ellington are expected to be back shortly, and Waiters status remains unknown as of this time. During their absences tocontinue reading...

Malik Monk (PG/SG, CHA) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 43% of leagues ANALYSIS: After a dreadful 2017/2018 rookie season, Malik Monk is beginning to make himself invaluable for the Charlotte Hornets. The Kentucky product averaged only 6.7 points per game during his first year, which included contributing only one rebound and 1.4 assists in 13.5 minutes of game action. Monk's 36 percent field goal percentage made it difficult for Head Coach Steve Clifford tocontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds for Week 2

With a fantastic (and dramatic) start to the NBA season, we look forward into Week 2. We're super excited to kick off the 2018-2019 season and bless you all with everything you guys need to stay ahead of your opponents in all your fantasy leagues. Below are our recommended waiver wire pickups for Week 2 of the fantasy basketball season, for those looking to beef up their teams. These next couple of weeks is absolutely critical tocontinue reading...

J.J. Barea (PG/SG, DAL) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues (or if need AST) OWNED IN: 23% of leagues ANALYSISJ.J. Barea has been dishing out dimes to his Dallas teammates early on this season, averaging a league best 10.5 assists per game thus far this year. He’s averaging 10.5 points, 10.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 three-pointers per game thus far, all in just 21 minutes per game. With the Mavericks issuing in the youth movement, it’scontinue reading...

Alex Len (PF/C, ATL) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues (short term REB + BLK) OWNED IN: 24% of leagues ANALYSIS: Alex Len had his best game of the young season on Sunday in the Hawks win over the Cavaliers. He played 32 minutes and scored 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting. He also recorded a double-double with his 11 rebounds, blocked four shots and assisted on four dimes. It was a huge game for Len who iscontinue reading...

Jeremy Lamb (SG/SF, CHA) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues (for efficient %) OWNED IN: 37% of leagues ANALYSIS: Jeremy Lamb seems to be in the same role as last season with the Hornets, and that’s certainly not a bad thing as 2017-18 was Lamb’s best season of his career. The 26-year-old will be competing for minutes with Nicolas Batum, Malik Monk and newcomer Milescontinue reading...

Derrick Rose (PG, MIN) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues (for upside in PTS) OWNED IN: 40% of leagues ANALYSIS: Derrick Rose has gotten off to a strong start to the 2018-19 season and could be worth an add if he’s still on the wire. He’s owned in 40% of leagues at the moment but that number is likely to rise after his recent run of solid outings. He has logged more than 30 minutes of courtcontinue reading...

Jae Crowder (SF/PF, UTA) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In All 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 40% of leagues ANALYSIS: Jae Crowder looks to be returning to his past form this season. While it’s only been two games, Crowder looks to be a key part of the Jazz’s rotation, as he has seen more than 28 minutes in each game. Through the first couple of games, Crowder is averaging 15.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals. He’s also knockedcontinue reading...

Danny Green (SG/SF, TOR) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues (especially if punting FG%) OWNED IN: 47% of leagues ANALYSIS: Danny Green is donning a new uniform in Toronto, but he is going to be the same old Danny Green that we have watched for years. Green is an excellent defender capable of providing valuable counting stats on the defensive end, as he flirted with averages of one steal and one block per game last year. He iscontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Standard League Adds (Week 1)

This is the first week of fantasy basketball and there are already plenty of names a case for why they need more minutes. Right off the bat and looking at last night, it's hard to ignore someone like Nik Stauskus. Guaranteed he will be the top scorer on your waiver wire, but his production is all but that. He played well and with confidence, but it's unsure whether his consistency will lead to problems. Givecontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds for Week 1

YES! The NBA season is BACK and on behalf of RotoBaller, we're super excited to kick off the 2018-2019 season and bless you all with everything you guys need to stay ahead of your opponents in all your fantasy leagues. Below are our recommended waiver wire pickups for Week 1 of the fantasy basketball season, for those looking to beef up their teams. These next couple of weeks is absolutely critical to your season, where you cancontinue reading...

Overvalued Players in Yahoo's Fantasy Basketball Rankings

We all depend on fantasy sites' rankings. Some use them and them alone to measure a player's value and figure out when to target him in the draft. Others just consult them to see a point of view of others and compare them to their own. But the truth is, no matter how confident we are in our fantasy knowledge, when a well-known and respected fantasy NBA website like Yahoo has a big difference incontinue reading...

Undervalued Players on Yahoo's Fantasy Basketball Rankings

Every NBA season gives us a couple of diamonds in the rough. A few guys who are being slightly or heavily overlooked by most. Those are the guys who fall to us in the draft, kill their ADP and bring us that much closer to our top priority in life - winning our NBA fantasy league. Let's not kid ourselves, those bragging rights are very important. Throwing our success in our friends' faces is one ofcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Standard League Adds for Week 25

This time of year can be miserable for fantasy basketball owners. As NBA teams start to establish their position in the playoffs, your best players can find themselves earning extra days off. That's great for those particular team's playoff stretch, but absolutely awful for fantasy basketball. Last week, James Harden, Kevin Durant and Damian Lillard all sat among a host of others. If you're still playing, don'tcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Shallow League Adds for Week 25

It's Week 25. Some leagues wrapped it up this week, so congratulations if you're in a league where you won! If you're still playing these last two weeks out, keep reading and we'll make sure you feel good about your chances. Regardless of your situation, this is the home stretch and working the waiver wire successfully in these next few weeks are key to making a last push in the postseason. Here are some interestingcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Standard League Adds for Week 24

We know you just want to get to the picks. If you're still playing fantasy basketball, congratulations. For many leagues, it's championship week or the semifinals. Don't be too rigid on who you look to pick up on the waiver wire. Study your opponent. See where you can pick up an advantage. Sometimes it is not about picking up the best player on the waiver wire, but rather the player who can help you in acontinue reading...

Trey Burke (PG, NYK) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Standard Leagues OWNED IN: 30% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: The Knicks have an abundance of young guards, but Jeff Hornacek appears intent on getting them all as much playing time as possible. In March, Trey Burke is garnering 23.1 minutes per contest, averaging 14.5 points and a team-high 4.6 assists, shooting 51.6 percent from the floor and 39.0 percent from deep. The 25-year-old has scored in double figures in 10 of hiscontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Shallow League Adds for Week 24

It's Week 24. Congratulations if you've made it this far! We hope you still have a shot at winning it all and you're feeling good about your chances. Regardless of your situation, this is the home stretch and working the waiver wire successfully in these next few weeks are key to making a strong run in the postseason. Here are some interesting adds that can help you with your season goals. This year, we're tossing outcontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Week 24 Waiver Wire

We've made it into the final week of fantasy hoops. On behalf of RotoBaller, it's been a pleasure as always sharing my insights to our audience. We wish everyone the best of luck in your leagues and may the odds forever be in your favor! As a reminder for most leagues, it's crucial to plan ahead. Waiver wire adds, scheduling, player injuries are all things to consider at this point of the season. Drop the deadcontinue reading...

NBA Weekly Streamers for Week 24 (March 26 - April 1)

Ahhh, it's that time of the year! The Fantasy NBA Finals! Are you in? If so, you must be proud of your team! They have performed nicely and served you well. You certainly feel connected to most of them as they saved your ass on more than one occasion during the course of the season. FORGET THAT! There's no place for personal attachments in redraft leagues. Especially not when the finals come around. If your mid-late roundcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Standard League Adds for Week 23

The fantasy basketball playoffs are here. If you are still playing, then kudos, because you have made it further than most. The grind doesn't stop here. To make it to the end, stay vigilant, stay hungry, stay focused. As a reminder, for standard (10-12 team) league adds, we use a general rule of thumb of an ownership rate of under 50% on Yahoo. All position eligibility based on Yahoo leagues. Standard League Adds for Week 23 continue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Shallow League Adds for Week 23

It's Week 23. We hope you still have a shot at the finals, and you're feeling good about your chances to win it all. Regardless of your situation, this is the home stretch and working the waiver wire successfully in these next few weeks are key to making a strong run in the postseason. Here are some interesting adds that can help you with your season goals. This year, we're tossing out our old convention ofcontinue reading...

NBA Weekly Streamers for Week 23 (Mar 19 - Mar 25)

It's either the semi-finals or the finals in most fantasy hoops leagues. There's nothing left to hold back for now. If you've got a guy who's injured, no matter how good he is, it's time to cut bait and stream with that roster spot (assuming no available IR spot). So goodbye, Gary Harris. Adios, Kevin Durant. You can also consider dropping mid-round levelcontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Week 23 Playoff Waiver Wire Essentials

Hopefully you're in good shape as we are in the midst of fantasy basketball playoffs. We wish everyone the best of luck in your upcoming playoffs and may the odds forever be in your favor! As a reminder for most leagues, it's crucial to plan ahead. Waiver wire adds, scheduling, player injuries are all things to consider at this point of the season. Drop the dead weight, make an effort to improve your team by maximizingcontinue reading...

Caris LeVert (PG/SG/SF, BKN) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Standard Leagues OWNED IN: 40% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Since returning from a knee injury late last month, Caris LeVert has been an impact player off the bench for the Nets. The 23-year-old is scoring 13.8 points per game on 45.6 percent shooting and 37.9 percent from deep over that span, adding in 4.3 assists and 2.9 rebounds in the process. He has proven his ability to score in bunches in hiscontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Standard League Adds For Week 22

The fantasy basketball playoffs start next week for most players and its time to shore up your roster. Whilethe three names listed below will be an added value to your team, it's also important to take a quick inventory of your roster and fill holes. Round out your team to provide the best opportunity to win a title. As a reminder, for standard (10-12 team) league adds, we use a general rule of thumb of an ownership ratecontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Deeper League Adds for Week 22

Now that you're in the playoffs, it doesn't mean it's time to take your foot off the gas when it comes to streaming. If anything, in a single elimination format, it is even more important than before to sell out for that W. We're here to help you pick out targets to swing those match-ups. Here are today's Week 22 deeper league waiver wire pickups for your fantasy basketball teams. Deep League Adds for Week 22 Ed Davis, PF/C,continue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Shallow League Adds for Week 22

It's Week 22. The playoffs are here, and I hope you're feeling good about your chances to win it all. Regardless of your situation, this is the home stretch and working the waiver wire successfully in these next few weeks are key to making a strong run in the postseason. Here are some interesting adds that can help you with your season goals. This year, we're tossing out our old convention of separating waiver wire postscontinue reading...

NBA Weekly Streamers for Week 22 (March 12 - March 18)

It's playoffs time!!! Forget sentiment. Forget the love you've gotten from a player throughout the year. If his schedule does not fit with the rest of your team, and he is not indispensable, he's out! Waiver wire gold is awaiting and don't miss out just because Delon Wright used to bring you defensive stats that won you a few matchups during the regular season. It's all about winning now, and having acontinue reading...

Week 22 Essentials - Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire

As the regular fantasy season comes to an end in most leagues, things are getting tight for some as a result of various injuries and rotation adjustments thoughout the association. If you are in a deeper league, are faced with injury issues and about to make the playoffs, things are about to get rough. Luckily, there are some options available to help, even though they aren’t as sexy as some of the options available incontinue reading...

Cory Joseph (PG, IND) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 6% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Cory Joseph has been getting a ton of run with the Pacers lately, averaging 35.1 minutes and 10.8 points on 43.2 percent shooting over his last eight games. Darren Collison could return as early as this weekend, but will be slowly worked into the rotation. Joseph’s playing time will certainly be cut down going forward, but the 26-year-old has provencontinue reading...

David Nwaba (SF/SG, CHI) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In Standard Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of leagues ANALYSIS: After going undrafted and signing with his hometown Los Angeles Lakers two years ago, David Nwaba was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Bulls last summer. Now, he’s finally making an impact with the Bulls, starting numerous games and playing in over 50 games this season. Nwaba’s workload with the Bulls continue to grow, as he’s seen over 30 minutes of action in eachcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Standard League Adds For Week 21

The NBA is an every day business. That means Fantasy Basketball is a 24/7 sport. Remember that. While the majority of the sports world is caught up in the NCAA Tournament and March Madness, this is your opportunity to strike. Use the diversion to swoop up players while people are filling up brackets and looking at buzzer beaters. It doesn't mean you can't enjoy the games as well, but know that it's rare for week-long events tocontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Shallow League Adds for Week 21

It's Week 21. Some of us have started playoffs this week or are in the last week of the regular season! Regardless of your situation, this is the home stretch and working the waiver wire successfully in these next few weeks are key to making a strong run in the postseason. Here are some interesting adds that can help you with your season goals. This year, we're tossing out our old convention of separating waiver wirecontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Deeper League Adds for Week 21

It's the last week before most playoffs start, and whether you're looking to fight your way into a playoff spot, or pickup someone for a deep run, we've got you covered. Here are today's Week 21 deeper league waiver wire pickups for your fantasy basketball teams. Deep League Adds for Week 21 Denzel Valentine, SG/SF, Chicago Bulls (15% Owned in Yahoo! Leagues) Justin Holiday has finally fallen close to out of the rotation, picking up DNP-CDscontinue reading...

Rudy Gay (SF/PF, SA) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Standard Leagues OWNED IN: 46% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Rudy Gay returned from a heel injury on Feb. 23, and has played sparingly in five games since. However, he has made the most of his playing time, scoring in double figures in back-to-back games despite playing just 50 total minutes. The 31-year-old has battled injuries his whole career and has only appeared in 69 games over the last two seasons, so hecontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Rankings for Week 21

Welcome to our Week 21 waiver wire rankings for all of you fantasy basketball owners. There's always an opportunity on the waiver wire for your fantasy basketball teams. Consider this your weekly quick-hit list of 8-to-10 players to consider off the waiver wire. Keep an eye out for more in-depth waiver wire analysis and columns coming in the next few days. But for now, hopefully this helps fantasy owners out therecontinue reading...

Week 21 Essentials - Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire

Congratulations are in order in making this far into the season, as we head to the final week of the regular season in most formats. We wish everyone the best of luck in your upcoming playoffs and may the odds forever be in your favor! As a reminder for most leagues, fantasy playoffs will begin on Week 21 which begins March 12th. Drop the dead weight, make an effort to improve your team by maximizing yourcontinue reading...