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Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds (List Updated Daily)


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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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

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 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

7 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

7 months ago

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 23

Hopefully most are able to move onto the playoffs following this week. With that said, owners should be looking at every realm of possibility to improve their team's chances of advancing to the next round. Make use of the daily streaming options and do anything it takes to keep you alive week to week. It's... Read More

7 months ago

Point Guards Will Save Your Team During The Dead Month

I'll tell you right now, if you are looking for a big name player who is just going to play well through playoffs...you might be a little late for that train. BUT, in this article there are plenty of names that you can stream for the time being. None of these options carry a ton... Read More

7 months ago

Ivica Zubac (C, LAC) - Week 23 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add-In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of leagues ANALYSIS: It is surprising that Ivica Zubac is still so widely available in fantasy leagues. The 21-year-old has been very good, albeit a little inconsistent, since switching locker rooms in the Staples Center. Since trading in the Lakers' purple and gold for the Clippers' red,... Read More

7 months ago


Tyus Jones (PG, MIN) - Week 23 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add-In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tyus Jones seems to be a different player when he is in the starting lineup compared to when he comes off the bench. When the 22-year-old comes off the bench, he appears to let the game flow dictate how he plays, but when Jones... Read More

7 months ago

Frank Jackson(PG/SG NO) - Week 23 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add-In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of leagues ANALYSIS: Frank Jackson has been fabulous for the Pelicans over the last 10 days. The Pelicans have known that the athletic 6-foot-3 rookie point guard was an explosive scorer as he demonstrated during his one year at Duke (2016-17) and a stint with the G-League's... Read More

7 months ago

Jakob Poeltl (C, SAS) - Week 23 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add-In 10-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of leagues ANALYSIS: Jakob Poeltl is playing a key role in the San Antonio Spurs playoff push. The Spurs (41-29) have reeled off eight straight wins to move into sixth place in the Western Conference playoff chase. Poeltl replaced Rudy Gay in the starting lineup at the... Read More

7 months ago

Kevin Huerter (SG, ATL) - Week 23 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 26% of leagues ANALYSIS: It would be easy to say that Kevin Huerter has spent the 2018-2019 season in the shadow of Atlanta teammate and Rookie of the Year candidate Trae Young. However, by putting up 9.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.9 steals, and 1.8 three-pointers... Read More

7 months ago

Moritz Wagner (PF, LAL) - Week 23 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of leagues ANALYSIS: I'm not sure if you've heard, but the Los Angeles Lakers (and therefore LeBron James) are going to be absent from the 2019 NBA playoffs. As a result, the Lakers and coach Luke Walton (who is in hot water to boot) are limiting... Read More

7 months ago


Royce O'Neale (SF, UTA) - Week 23 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Utah Jazz have impressively muscled their way safely into the Western Conference playoff picture, and with current injuries to reserve players like Tony Bradley, Dante Exum, and Thabo Sefolosha, coach Quin Snyder has continually looked to Royce O'Neale for high-importance minutes off... Read More

7 months ago

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 22

The fantasy basketball playoffs are here, which means the whole way you do waivers is a little different. There's no maybe I'll grab this guy in case he does well later in the year or well, I can roster this injured guy because I'll need him. No! Drop those injured guys! Only make moves that help you win... Read More

7 months ago

Returns From Injuries and Kelly Olynyk Three's

The season is quickly and sadly coming to a close. There have been so many narratives to follow and players seem to be just now coming into their own. For example, Kelly Olynyk jumped from top-150 value over the past month, to top-25 over the past two weeks. While his role is more than sustainable,... Read More

7 months ago

Alex Caruso (PG/SG, LAL) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of leagues ANALYSIS: The unthinkable is now the inevitable: LeBron James will be absent from the 2019 NBA playoffs, and the Lakers are going to be placing restrictions on his usage for the remainder of the season as a result. The Lakers are resting their injured... Read More

7 months ago

Alex Len (PF/C, ATL) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of leagues ANALYSIS: Though his 19.4 minutes per game this year for the Atlanta Hawks is his lowest volume of playing time since the 2013-2014 season with the Phoenix Suns, the 2018-2019 NBA campaign has been, in many ways, a year of substantial growth for former... Read More

7 months ago


Delon Wright (PG/SG, MEM) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of leagues ANALYSIS: It's been a few weeks since I last checked in on Delon Wright down on Beale Street, and since then he has continued to put well-rounded numbers on the stat-sheet for the Memphis Grizzlies. In the four games since the March 3rd match-up... Read More

7 months ago

Rodions Kurucs (SF/PF, BKN) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 13% of leagues ANALYSIS: This isn't the first time this season that I've recommended fantasy owners pick Rodions Kurucs up. After injuries hit the Nets and Kurucs was forced into the starting lineup, the rookie performed admirably, but he eventually hit that rookie wall and was relegated... Read More

7 months ago

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 21

We are down to the final week of the fantasy basketball season. Hopefully most are able to move onto the playoffs following this week. With that said, owners should be looking at every realm of possibility to improve their team's chances of locking in a playoff berth. Make use of the daily streaming options and... Read More

8 months ago

Tyus Jones (PG, MIN) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of leagues Analysis: It has never been an easy path to consistency in either playing-time or role-prominence for Tyus Jones on the Minnesota Timberwolves squad that boasts Jeff Teague, Derrick Rose, and surprise-rookie Josh Okogie just at the point guard position. He has managed to produce 5.7... Read More

8 months ago

Joakim Noah (PF/C, MEM) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 37% of leagues ANALYSIS: Joakim Noah has served in a sparing role for the Memphis Grizzlies for the majority of his 34-game run with the team this season in which he has averaged 6.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 0.8 blocks in 15.6 minutes per contest.... Read More

8 months ago


Jalen Brunson (PG, DAL) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of leagues Analysis: With 7.4 points, 2.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and a solid 35.4% success-rate from three-point territory through 54 games with the Dallas Mavericks (including 20 as a part of the starting-lineup), Jalen Brunson is having a concrete rookie-campaign (not to mention for a second-round pick).... Read More

8 months ago

The Jalen Brunson Train Is Heading To The Playoffs

By now, if you are still hunting the waiver wire, that means one thing. Either you are in the playoffs and just securing the best players, or you need production to get you into the playoffs. Either way, I am going to find you those trend-starting players that should be good from here till the... Read More

8 months ago

Harry Giles (PF/C, SAC) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of leagues ANALYSIS: With Marvin Bagley out for a week or two with a knee sprain, the opportunity is here for rookie center Harry Giles to assert himself in the Kings lineup. I was extremely on the Harry Giles hype train after Summer League, but so far... Read More

8 months ago

Dwight Powell (PF/C, DAL) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Mavericks inserted Dwight Powell into the team's starting lineup on February 25th. With Salah Mejri and Maxi Kleber struggling, Dallas turned to the underrated Powell. In three games since, Powell is averaging 16.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game on 73.1... Read More

8 months ago

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 20

We're in the final stretches of the NBA fantasy season for most, as a majority of leagues will start their playoffs starting on Week 22. Owners should be looking at every realm of possibility to improve their team's chances of locking in a playoff berth. It's time to drop the dead weight and scout for... Read More

8 months ago


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... Read More

8 months ago

Avery Bradley (MEM, PG/SG) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-team leagues OWNED IN: 22% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Avery Bradley was really struggling with the Los Angeles Clippers, but he has gotten a second wind with the Memphis Grizzlies. Bradley, who was in the midst of his worst season since his rookie campaign with the Celtics, has been a pleasant surprise... Read More

8 months ago

Robin Lopez (CHI, C) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-team leagues OWNED IN: 18% ANALYSIS: Robin Lopez is currently playing his best basketball this season. He has upped his production significantly since being inserted into the starting lineup after Wendell Carter Jr. went down with a thumb injury. The 7-foot center has played very well over the last seven contests, scoring... Read More

8 months ago

Dion Waiters (SG,SF MIA) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-team leagues OWNED IN: 19% ANALYSIS: Dion Waiters has been excellent for the Heat since being inserted into the starting lineup. Waiters, who has been a key member of the team's bench squad after making his season debut on January 2nd, was elevated to the first unit following the trade of Tyler... Read More

8 months ago

Cody Zeller (CHA, C) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10-team leagues OWNED IN: 28% ANALYSIS: Cody Zeller has been on a vengeance since returning from hand surgery that caused him to miss 16 games. The 7-footer's scoring has been inconsistent, but he really has hit the boards hard and become a more consistent rim-protector. Zeller notched his third double-double in the... Read More

8 months ago