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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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The Post All-Star Break Waiver Wire Is Open For The Taking

So, this will be fun. We are one day back into the NBA groove and there are going to be some waiver wire options budding up all over the place for the second half of the season. For the most recent narratives that were established last night, there are already a few players that have seemed to find productivity in their "new" homes. One name that should pop right up in your brain should becontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 18

The NBA's trade deadline changed a lot of things up this week around the league, so this week's waiver wire pickup is going to be reflective of a lot of that change, highlighting guys in new spots or guys whose spot on the depth chart has increased since Thursday. We don't have a ton of data to go off of yet, but what we do have should give us some sense of how minutes willcontinue reading...

Hot Waiver Pickups and Making Sense Of The NBA Trade Deadline

A LOT of "things" happened on Thursday. The most important "thing" is up for debate between two Eastern Conference teams. While Marc Gasol joining the Raptors may not have been seen as a blockbuster deal, I do see it having a drastic impact on the Raptors frontcourt. With Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol anchoring the paint defensively, it literally changes the whole dynamic of the team. Muchcontinue reading...

Kenrich Williams (SF, NOP) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of leagues ANALYSIS: Kenrich Williams didn't take the conventional path to the NBA, as he started off his collegiate career for New Mexico Junior College before transferring to Texas Christian University and then finding his way to the New Orleans Pelicans despite going undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft. While it would be impressive for a player of Williams's background to simply remain on thecontinue reading...

Delon Wright (PG/SG, MEM) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of leagues ANALYSIS: For my 500th article as a member of the RotoBaller writing team, Delon Wright will receive the prestigious honor of having me discuss why he is an asset of upside value for fantasy basketball managers proceeding past the 2019 All-Star break. The 26-year-old alumnus of the University of Utah has been a dependable fixture on the Toronto Raptors bench since 2015, andcontinue reading...

Tyler Johnson (PG/SG, PHO) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tyler Johnson had seen his role with the Miami Heat diminish steadily since the 2016-2017 season in which he averaged 29.8 minutes a contest, and this season through 44 games with Miami (including ten starting lineup appearances) he has been putting up 10.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 0.9 steals in 25.5 minutes per night. While he has been putting upcontinue reading...

Cheick Diallo (PF/C, NOP) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of leagues ANALYSIS: As hard as it may be to believe as he is in the midst of his third professional basketball campaign for the New Orleans Pelicans, but 6-9 former Kansas Jayhawk Cheick Diallo is still only 22 years old. Though the native of Kayes, Mali was understandably an NBA project from the get-go, he hasn't exactly been progressing at a prodigy-like pace. Hiscontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 17

Hopefully everyone enjoyed their Superbowl weekend. As we bring our attention back to the NBA, it's about to enter the last stretch of the season where owners should be looking at every realm of possibility to improve their team's chances of locking in a playoff berth. We are just a little over a month before we head into the fantasy playoffs in most formats. It's time to drop the dead weight and scout for thecontinue reading...

Jahlil Okafor and Waiver Wire Story Time With Jake Finnen

As of this moment, there are few players making as big of a splash in fantasy leagues as Jahlil Okafor.... OK, maybe the Kristaps Porzingis trade and Anthony Davis trade rumors are the only things people can talk about, but it shouldn't overshadow everything Okafor has done in the past two weeks. He has been productive on both sides of the ball, including one game with six blocks, something entirely uncharacteristic of what he has showncontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 16

It's about to enter the last stretch of the season where owners should be looking at every realm of possibility to improve their team's chances of locking in a playoff berth. We are just a little over a month before we head into the fantasy playoffs in most formats. It's time to drop the dead weight and scout for the waiver wire for any production that would be helpful for your team. Looking into Weekcontinue reading...

What Does D'Angelo Russell's Emergence Mean for The Rest of The Nets?

It's really annoying when the intro to your article focuses on one player, and we don't even have a photo of him we can use, so enjoy this picture of Caris Levert. Before the season started, the Brooklyn Nets were not looking like a team that would be contending for anything other than reasonable draft position. After the first two weeks, the entire league noticed that Spencercontinue reading...

Allonzo Trier (SG, NYK) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 26% of leagues ANALYSIS: The New York Knicks are very publicly looking towards the future, and that future could now involve former Arizona Wildcat Allonzo Trier. Though he has been in the starting lineup in just three out of his first 40 NBA games and played in a team seventh-best 22.4 minutes each contest, this future-oriented mentality could soon prompt the Knicks to trade away severalcontinue reading...

Ante Zizic (C, CLE) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of leagues ANALYSIS: In just 32 games played at a clip of 6.7 minutes per appearance, Ante Zizic didn't generate a whole lot of clout last season in his rookie campaign with the Cavaliers. This time around, while he's only been averaging 6.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in 34 total games, he has found himself in the starting lineup with much more prominent playing timecontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 15

We are past past half way into the fantasy week season, so it's critical to figure out how you can improve your team's success before it's too late. Looking into Week 15, there are a couple of must-add players that you shouldn't leave behind on your waiver wire. It's never too early to explore trades to boost your team's chances, especially in head-to-head leagues. With that said, we're here to bless you all with everything youcontinue reading...

How Sustainable Is This Version Of Bradley Beal?

This biggest trend in the NBA recently has been Bradley Beal and his emergence as a clear-cut All-Star, doing everything he can to get his team in the playoffs. In the fantasy realm, Beal has nearly doubled his value and it's increasing every game. The offensive burden will always be on his shoulders and he seems to indulge in this type of usage. For the time-being and immediate-future, there are fewcontinue reading...

Kenneth Faried (PF/C, HOU) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 34% of leagues ANALYSIS: Technically, Kenneth Faried is not a member of the Houston Rockets yet, as the Rockets still need to clear out a roster spot for the recently-waived former Brooklyn Nets. Looking solely at Faried's numbers, you might be surprised to see a 34 percent jump in ownership over the last week, because he hasn't been able to carve out a role in Brooklyn behind continue reading...

Jabari Parker (SF/PF, CHI) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 45% of leagues ANALYSIS: It has been a difficult road over the last couple of seasons for Jabari Parker, as injury issues forced him to play in only 82 games combined from 2016 to 2018 for the Milwaukee Bucks. Not only that, but plenty of uncertainty surrounds his short term NBA future with trade talks swirling that Parker could end up a member of the Newcontinue reading...

Kyle Korver (SG/SF, UTA) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 13% of leagues ANALYSIS: To say that Kyle Korver may have the wettest jump shot out of anyone since he's been in the NBA, may be an understatement. The veteran sharp-shooter has led the league in three-point field goal percentage an astounding four times, and he has averaged a 43.1% success rate from beyond the arc across his 16-year career with five different squads (Philadelphia, Utah,continue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds for Week 14

We are just a little past half way into the fantasy week season, so it's critical to figure out how you can improve your team's success before it's too late. Looking into Week 14, there are a couple of must-add players that you shouldn't leave behind on your waiver wire. It's never too early to explore trades to boost your team's chances, especially in head-to-head leagues. With that said, we're here to bless you all withcontinue reading...

Shabazz Napier (PG, BRK) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of leagues ANALYSIS: Shabazz Napier is still just 27 years old, and in his fifth NBA season, he has already played for four franchises (Miami, Orlando, Portland, and Brooklyn). 33 games into the 2018-2019 campaign, Napier has averaged just 16.9 minutes per contest, and has only found himself inserted into the starting lineup once. In that amount of floor time, he has put up 1.8continue reading...

Justin Jackson (SF, SAC) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 9% of leagues ANALYSIS: It's hard to find space to shine when you play in the frontcourt of the extremely young and talented Sacramento Kings squad, but Justin Jackson has still found a window to demonstrate his skills in his recent performances. Last season, Jackson averaged 22.1 minutes per game and was a part of the starting lineup in 41 out of 68 outings. This season,continue reading...

Ian Mahinmi (C, WAS) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-team leagues OWNED IN: 7% of leagues ANALYSIS: Ian Mahinmi has made the most of his recent spike in playing time. The 6-foot-11 big man has seen action in a season-high six straight games as he is currently the Wizards only option at center behind center Thomas Bryant with Dwight Howard and Markieff Morris currently dealing with injuries. He is coming offcontinue reading...

Will Barton Is Returning Soon And The League Isn't Ready

This intro will be spent talking about Will Barton's season-long projection and how it will impact the rest of the Nuggets. If you own you him, definitely throw out some trade offers to see what the return on him is looking like. If anyone is dangling an injured Robert Covington, Tobias Harris, Klay Thompson, or continue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds for Week 13

It's Week 13 and an excellent time to take a step back to look over your roster. Take advantage of injuries and be sure to dump any dead weight that is negatively impacting your team. Below are our recommended waiver wire pickups for Week 13 of the fantasy basketball season, for those looking to beef up their teams. Our staff at RotoBaller has great insight and daily columns on how to improve your squad andcontinue reading...

Austin Rivers (PG/SG, HOU) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Short term add in 12-team leagues, long term add in 14-team leagues OWNED IN: 11% of leagues ANALYSIS: In the middle of December, no one wanted Austin Rivers. The Wizards traded him to the Suns in that weird non-trade where everyone forget which Brooks they wanted, and then the Wizards actually traded him to the Suns in the follow up deal, at which points the Suns waived him. He finally landed incontinue reading...

Dante Exum (PG/SG, UTA) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of leagues ANALYSIS: Dante Exum had to exit the Jazz's Saturday match-up against the Detroit Pistons due to an ankle sprain, though for the moment let's discuss the 23-year old Melbourne, Australia native's progress to this point in the NBA and where he stands for the remainder of the 2018-2019 campaign as a member of the Utah back court. It would appear that he hascontinue reading...

Thomas Bryant (C, WAS) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 54% of leagues ANALYSIS: Thomas Bryant hasn't seen the lion's share of floor-time out of the Washington Wizards front court this season, in fact, the 6-11 former Indiana Hoosier currently ranks just eleventh on the roster in terms of minutes per contest with 17.8 (though he technically ranks tenth with John Wall out for the rest of the year). However, with team megastarcontinue reading...

Alex Len (PF/C, ATL) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of leagues ANALYSIS: After five seasons with the Phoenix Suns, Alex Len has begun his career anew as a member of the rebuilding Atlanta Hawks, and has gotten off to an excellent start despite his reduction in floor-time. Although Len ranks just eighth on the 11-27 Hawks in minutes per contest at 20.2 per game (his lowest volume of PT since his rookie campaign); hecontinue reading...

I Am Disappointed In A Lot Of You (Week 12 Waiver Wire Adds)

Every time I come back to write this article, I really look for some players with really low-ownership rates. It never fails that three or four of the guys that NEED to be owned are below 10%. Luckily, Derrick White has been just about picked up in most leagues, but he's still at 38% right now and that's after MULTIPLE big games. You won't be getting any ridiculous lines from him,continue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds for Week 12

On behalf of RotoBaller, we wish everyone a Happy New Year. Looking into Week 12, the NBA was hit by the John Wall (heel) season-ending injury news on Saturday, so owners should be picking up Tomas Satoransky almost everywhere before they continue reading. It's never too early to explore trades to boost your team's chances, especially in head-to-head leagues. With that said, we're here to bless you all with everythingcontinue reading...

Malik Beasley (PG/SG, DEN) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of leagues ANALYSIS: So far through 34 games of the 2018 NBA season, Malik Beasley is averaging 9.1 points and 2.5 rebounds in 20.4 minutes per contest. While those figures seem insignificant, they are a vast step in the right direction when compared to his averages of 3.2 points and 1.1 rebounds in 9.4 minutes per game from last year. Most impressive for the formercontinue reading...

Luke Kornet (PF/C, NYK) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of leagues ANALYSIS: The New York Knicks have not been very good over the past few seasons, and while this means that they have been able to acquire players like Kristaps Porzingis and Kevin Knox through high draft picks, it also means that they have been saving money lately by serving as a grounds for experimenting with players who otherwise wouldn't havecontinue reading...

Ivica Zubac (C, LAL) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 34% of leagues ANALYSIS: Behind a burgeoning group of talented young players and a time-tested couple of veteran centers, there hasn't appeared to be much room on the Los Angeles Lakers for 21-year old Bosnian native Ivica Zubac to contribute on the floor. However, due to a few recent injuries, Zubac has received an uptick in minutes and he has taken excellent advantage of the presentedcontinue reading...

Garrett Temple (SG/SF, MEM) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 24% of leagues ANALYSIS: At the age of 32 and now 35 games into his tenth NBA season, Garrett Temple has seen the most prominent on-court role of his career with the Memphis Grizzlies. His 31.8 minutes per game rank third on the roster behind Grizz-greats Mike Conley and Marc Gasol, and he has been a part of the startingcontinue reading...

Centers Went From Rare To Everywhere

Late-December and early-January is right about the time when players mysteriously suffer from an un-curable disease called "rest." It's common and floods every teams locker room at some point. Luckily it only lasts one game, usually on the front or back end of back-to-back games. Teams are starting to totally scrap game plans because of injuries, for example the Miami Heat naming Justise Winslow as their new starting point guard. Thiscontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds for Week 11

On behalf of RotoBaller, we wish everyone a Merry Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Looking into Week 11, It's never too early to explore trades to boost your team's chances, especially in head-to-head leagues. With that said, we're here to 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 11 of the fantasy basketball season, for those lookingcontinue reading...

Let's Get Monte Morris Ownership Levels Rightfully Above 50%

If only we had a cover picture of Monte Morris...Anyway, I'll be sure to spread the knowledge around to the rest of the league as well, but there have only been 20-odd players that have been more valuable than Monte Morris over the past two weeks. With all the injuries and the talent the Nuggets have, no matter where he falls in the rotation, whether it be for his defense, passing, orcontinue reading...

Tyus Jones (PG, MIN) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of leagues ANALYSIS: Former Duke Blue Devil Tyus Jones has been a reliable staple in the Minnesota Timberwolves backcourt for four seasons now, and last year he played in all 82 games at a (at that time) career-high clip of 17.9 minutes per game. This season he has been averaging a career-best 18.1 minutes per outing through 31 games, and that is saying something consideringcontinue reading...

Robert Williams (PF/C, BOS) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of leagues ANALYSIS: Unfortunately for Brad Stevens' Boston Celtics squad, Aron Baynes will be out for four to six weeks (retroactive to December 21st) due to having surgery on his hand. On the bright side, this has presented an opportunity to 6-10 rookie Robert Williams to put his defensive skills on full display. So far through 15 games in his rookie campaign,continue reading...

Reggie Bullock (SG/SF, DET) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 37% of leagues ANALYSIS: At the age of 27, former North Carolina Tar Heel Reggie Bullock has earned his way into the core four minute-earners for the Detroit Pistons under head coach Dwane Casey. At 29.7 minutes per game, Bullock is third on the team in floor-time (1.3 minutes above Reggie Jackson) behind only star players Blake Griffin andcontinue reading...


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