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Back by popular demand in 2017/2018… RotoBaller has brought back for the NBA season our Ultimate 2017/2018 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 2017-18 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. 

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Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds by NBA Position

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Courtney Lee (SG/SF, NYK) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 45% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: In his second year with the Knicks, Courtney Lee has taken on a larger role as one of the club’s veterans. The 32-year-old journeyman is averaging 11.6 points (his most since 2009-’10) on 44.4 percent shooting with 3.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.4 steals through the first month of the season. Over the last week and a half, he has totaled 66 pointscontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Standard League Adds for Week 5

It's week 5 -- the value of players is beginning to stabilize, with the amount of high upside season long adds giving way to borderline or specialist contributors and guys with new opportunities from injuries. This year, we're tossing out our old convention of separating waiver wire posts into positions, and instead, we're separating them into depth of league -- standard, shallow, deep, etc. The NBA is trending to positionless basketball, so we at RotoBaller shouldcontinue reading...

Tyson Chandler (C, PHO) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 22% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Tyson Chandler is not the player he once was on either side of the ball, but he is still starting and playing roughly 25 minutes in every game for the Suns. The 35-year-old big man remains capable of pulling down double-digit rebounds on any given night — he has done so seven times this season — and can still stand in the paintcontinue reading...

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 19% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: In his second year with the Bulls, Jerian Grant has carved out a role as the starting point guard, averaging close to 30 minutes per contest over the first month of the season. The 25-year-old isn’t the most reliable source of scoring (8.4 points per game on just 34.9 percent shooting) and doesn’t necessarily fill up the stat sheet, but he currently sitscontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Week 5 Waiver Wire

The injury bug has been spreading throughout the NBA, where key stars will be looking at extended time in the sidelines. The latest key fantasy stars to drop include Rudy Gobert and D'Angelo Russell. Unfortunately, injuries do happen often than not and it’s only the nature of the game where we as fantasy players, have to be prepared. This could be an opportunity to engage in trade offers, or pickcontinue reading...

Kyle Korver (SG/SF, CLE) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 24% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Kyle Korver has actually seen somewhat of a diminished role in his first full year with the Cavaliers, garnering just under 20 minutes per game over the first two weeks of the season. However, he has been incredibly efficient thus far, currently averaging 10.2 points on 52.3 percent shooting and 46.3 percent from three. The four-time three-point percentage leader likely won’t contribute incontinue reading...

Luke Babbitt (SF, ATL) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 5% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Luke Babbitt has spent most of the last seven seasons as nothing more than a bench option for various teams, but he now appears to have an opportunity to showcase his skills in a larger role for the struggling Hawks. The 28-year-old currently owns career highs in minutes (19.0), points (7.6), field goal percentage (54.0) and three point percentage (48.6). Over his lastcontinue reading...

Frank Ntilikina (PG, NYK) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 22% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Frank Ntilikina played just eight minutes in the Knicks’ season opener and proceeded to miss the following two games with an ankle injury. Since returning, the 19-year-old has showed signs of promise, averaging 6.3 points on 8-for-19 shooting with 3.0 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 1.3 steals across his last three games, playing more than 20 minutes in each of those three contests. Hiscontinue reading...

Emmanuel Mudiay (PG, DEN) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of leagues ANALYSIS: Now in his third season in the NBA, Congo-born Emmanuel Mudiay is no longer starting, rather coming off the bench. In his new role, however, he’s thriving, leading the second unit, averaging nearly 12 points per game, an improvement on last year. Still only 21 years old, Mudiay is convincing many that he isn’t a bust after all, averaging 3.5 rebounds per game,continue reading...

Jerian Grant (PG, CHI) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of leagues ANALYSISJerian Grant is now facing stiff competition from Kris Dunn for minutes at the point guard position in Chicago, but the 25-year-old is still making the most of his time on the floor. Now in his second season with the Bulls, Grant is seeing career highs in minutes, points, assists, and rebounds. Perhaps sensing the competition from Dunn, he’s steppedcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Pickups: Deeper League Adds (Week 4)

Our NBA fantasy draft seems like it was just yesterday. Yet some of the players we picked near the end, it feels like they've been screwing us for months... Can you relate to the feeling? If so, maybe, just maybe it's time to move on. It's easier for those in a 10-12 man league. There are plenty of quality players still available and you don't have to put up with low-end players under-performing. But what about uscontinue reading...

John Henson (PF/C, MIL) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 32% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Despite playing only 18 minutes on Tuesday against the Cavaliers, John Henson could be in line for an uptick in playing time with the departure of Greg Monroe. The 26-year-old rim protector is averaging just 4.7 points to go along with 6.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks across 20 minutes per contest, but the stat line he put upcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Standard League Adds for Week 4

It's week 4 -- the fantasy landscape is an ever-shifting field of potential studs and potential flops. There's no need to navigate this minefield alone, so let us help you out this week. This year, we're tossing out our old convention of separating waiver wire posts into positions, and instead, we're separating them into depth of league -- standard, shallow, deep, etc. The NBA is trending to positionless basketball, so we at RotoBaller should too. For standardcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Rankings for Week 4

Welcome to our Week 4 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 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 there looking to beef up their fantasycontinue reading...

Norman Powell (SG/SF, TOR) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 21% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: The departure of DeMarre Carroll opened up a starting spot in Toronto, and Norman Powell has taken advantage of the opportunity for an increased role. The 24-year-old is seeing 24 minutes per game, averaging a career-high 9.3 points to go along with 2.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals. In particular, he’s taken his game to the next level overcontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Week 4 Waiver Wire and Buy/Sell

We are one month in on fantasy hoops fellas. Struggling teams should know where their weaknesses lie and teams sitting firming atop of the standings should be wary of players being dropped into the waiver wire. There are always teams that are going to be making drastic drops in order to improve their team. For example, players like Sacramento center Willie Cauley-Stein and Phoenix Suns forward Marquese Chrisscontinue reading...

Luc Mbah a Moute (SF/PF, HOU) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues OWNED IN: 15% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Long considered to be defensive specialist, Luc Mbah a Moute has shown some signs of life on the offensive end this year with the Rockets. The 31-year-old is averaging 9.3 points on 52.2 percent shooting to go along with 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals, and just mustered his first 20-point showing since 2012 on Friday against the Hawks. He is seeing almost 30 points per gamecontinue reading...

Donovan Mitchell (PG/SG, UTA) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 26% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Donovan Mitchell went from fantasy draft afterthought to must-own asset in just a few days. After starting his career by knocking down just 13 of his first 52 shots, the former Louisville standout has eclipsed 20 points in three of his last four games played. He has seen more than 30 minutes of work in two consecutive contests, and figures to remain in acontinue reading...

James Ennis (SG/SF, MEM) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 6% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: It took five years for James Ennis to secure a decent role, and now, in his sixth NBA season, he appears to have become a legitimate contributor for the Grizzlies. The 27-year-old is averaging 9.4 points and 4.9 rebounds across eight games, starting all eight and logging at least 30 minutes four times. Memphis is lacking star-power at the forward positions, so ifcontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Hype Train: New Teams, New Games for Four Point Guards

In the midst of all the superstars changing teams this offseason, there was an interesting game of point guard musical chairs that took place with four mid-tier point guards and four small market teams. The Minnesota Timberwolves gave up on Ricky Rubio as a shooter just when he was starting to shoot, and shipped him to the Utah Jazz. The Wolves replaced him by signing former Indiana Pacer point guard continue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Pickups: Deeper League Adds (Week 3)

We're knee deep into Week 3 of the new NBA season and some things are starting to unravel. All of us have had the opportunity to figure out which picks have made us look silly in the eyes of our competition and whether or not those players deserve our patience. I know I have a few of them who don't. How about you? Greg Monroe's lesser role and now an injury have givencontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Standard League Adds for Week 3

It's week 3 -- we're here to show you that the seemingly desolate waiver wire ain't as bad as it seems. There are still some gems out there who you should buy now while they're still available. This year, we're tossing out our old convention of separating waiver wire posts into positions, and instead, we're separating them into depth of league -- standard, shallow, deep, etc. The NBA is trending to positionless basketball, so we atcontinue reading...

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (SF, CHA) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 38% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: After missing the first three games of the season due to a personal issue, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist stumbled out of the gate in his season debut, hitting just one of his six shot attempts for two points across 11 minutes. However, he appears to have found a rhythm over the last two games, totaling 20 points on 9-for-9 shooting with 10 rebounds in thatcontinue reading...

Caris LeVert (SG/SF, BKN) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In All Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of leagues ANALYSIS: We’ve been monitoring Caris LeVert’s rise since last season, when he first showed signs of his capability. Now an every day starter, following Jeremy Lin’s season-ending injury, LeVert is averaging 11 points, four rebounds and three assists, averaging 27 minutes per game. Brooklyn is off to in interesting start, posting a 3-4 record with a marquee victory against the Clevelandcontinue reading...

Mike James (PG, PHX) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In All Leagues OWNED IN: 41% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Phoenix Suns are a shambles, having fired their coach just three games into the season and already had their starting point guard, Eric Bledsoe, publicly express his desire to be moved. This has resulted in an 0-3 start to the year, but perhaps an answer to the point guard position. Early on in the season, Mike James, a 27-year-oldcontinue reading...

Jerryd Bayless (PG, PHI) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 15% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: With rookies Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz expected to run the point in Philadelphia this year, Jerryd Bayless was nothing more than an afterthought on draft day. However, Brett Brown has chosen to play Simmons alongside two other guards, and Fultz is battling a shoulder injury that could keep him out for an extended period of time.continue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Week 3 Waiver Wire and Buy/Sell

Hey everyone, my name is Dicky and I’m a new contributor here at RotoBaller. Pleased to meet all of you. I will be in and out of the RotoBaller Chatroom to talk hoops and fantasy throughout the season, so come join us and say hi! I’m also on Twitter as well, so free feel to follow me @fungo24! Week 2 has wrapped, and we’re going to get you prepared for Week 3. If you have been strugglingcontinue reading...

Jakob Poeltl (C, TOR) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 23% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Even coming off the bench, Jakob Poeltl has played a large role for the Raptors in the early goings, managing 9.0 points and 8.6 rebounds over 21 minutes per game through the first week and a half. The 22-year-old 7-footer has been the first big man off the bench, and is earning his playing time by converting 66.7 percent of his shot attempts.continue reading...

NBA Weekly Streamers for Week 3 (10/30-11/5)

This year we'll take more of a holistic approach to streaming, by providing a weekly overview of which teams to look at based on their schedules and what players to consider targeting in advance to maximize the bang for the buck you get out of limited weekly transactions. Streaming is just about maximizing a roster spot with whoever is available after all, it's never about targeting a specific player. Anybody can go onto their waiver wire,continue reading...

Skal Labissiere (PF/C, SAC) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 37% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Skal Labissiere’s college career never got off the ground, but he showed signs of promise as a rookie last season, averaging 8.8 points and 4.9 rebounds. The 21-year-old has seen an uptick in playing time this year, managing 12.2 points per game on 54.3 percent shooting with 5.2 rebounds in 23 minutes per contest. The departure of DeMarcus Cousins pavedcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Rankings for Week 2

Welcome to our Week 2 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 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 there looking to beef up their fantasycontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Pickups: Deeper League Adds (Week 2)

NBA is back! And so is fantasy basketball. The long break is finally over and we can get back to planning, calculating, trading and "dancing on the wire". I hope your drafts went well and your players avoided the injury plague that hit in the previous 10 days. If either of these statements is not true, we have an out for you. As many times before, the waiver wire comes to our aid. Championships have beencontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Standard League Adds for Week 2

It's week 2 -- we're far enough into the season to start latching onto breakout waiver wire stars. If you haven't already, it's time to start adding these guys while they're still available. This year, we're tossing out our old convention of separating waiver wire posts into positions, and instead we're separating them into depth of league -- standard, shallow, deep, etc. The NBA is trending to positionless basketball, so we at RotoBaller should too. For standardcontinue reading...

NBA Weekly Streamers for Week 2 (10/23-10/29)

We've tried a lot of weekly streamer pieces over the years at RotoBaller. Who's a good add for this category, who's a good add for this weekend, you know the drill. But these posts have tended to be a bit repetitive and never quite as helpful as we wanted them to be. This year we'll take more of a holistic approach to streaming, by providing a weekly overview of which teams to look at based oncontinue reading...

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (SF/PF, BKN) - Week 1 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In All Leagues OWNED IN: 54% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Brooklyn Nets are turning a new leaf this season as Brook Lopez is gone, D’Angelo Russell  and Allen Crabbe have arrived and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is poised to take a big step forward. The 22-year-old is already a terrific defender, and coming off a season that saw him play improved basketball down the stretch, he couldcontinue reading...

Dejounte Murray (PG, SA) - Week 1 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of leagues ANALYSIS: With Tony Parker still recovering from a quad injury that could cost him two more months at least, the Spurs named Dejounte Murray as starting point guard for this week’s season opener. The 21-year-old sophomore from Washington saw very limited action last season, just averaging eight minutes per game, but his starting role on opening night saw plenty of promise.continue reading...

Dillon Brooks (SF, MEM) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12- and 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 31% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: A second-round pick in the 2017 draft, Dillon Brooks played a surprising 29 minutes in his NBA debut Wednesday, finishing with 19 points on 7-for-13 shooting with five boards, two assists, four steals and two blocks. The former Oregon standout (16.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.7 assist as a junior) should continue to see some unexpected playing time with JaMychal Greencontinue reading...

Dejounte Murray (PG, SA) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12- and 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: When the Spurs selected Dejounte Murray late in the first round in 2016, it was clear they wanted him to become Tony Parker’s successor at the point guard position. The University of Washington product played sparingly as a rookie, averaging just 3.4 points over just 8.5 minutes, but he showed glimpses of promise, particularly in the postseason (5.7continue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Rankings for Week 1

The NBA season is finally underway, but it's never too early. There's always an opportunity on the waiver wire for your fantasy basketball teams. Consider this your weekly quick-hit list of 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 there looking to beef up their fantasy rosters to kickoff thecontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Hype Train: Isn't the NFL Supposed to be the Brutal Sport?

It's been a rough start to the 2017-18 NBA season. It was a bad omen in the preseason when likable players started going down with injuries to start a season where they were looking at big opportunities to break out -- including Seth Curry, Dante Exum, and Slam Dunk Contest winner Glenn Robinson III. Then Nikola Mirotic got his face broken bycontinue reading...