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Back by popular demand in 2016/2017… RotoBaller has brought back for the NBA season our Ultimate 2016/2017 Fantasy Basketball Sleepers & 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 2016-17 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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Who Won or Lost You Your Fantasy Playoffs

The regular season of the NBA is drawing to a close. And as the chase for playoff berth is on, it's all over in most fantasy leagues. Owners in leagues that have playoffs surely have some stories of studs and duds of this last period to share with their fellow fantasy rivals. Disappointment, when a guy you picked yourself out of a bunch, and expected to contribute selflessly to your teams Championship push, burns out, cannot becontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Bigs (PF, C, PF/C) for Week 24

Most of the leagues have had their finals and the champions have been decided. But in case your league is still competing and you're looking for a big guy to help you out in these last days of the regular season, you're in the right place. We'll be taking a look at some frontcourt players who can help out your team, based on either their great play as of late or by decent enough contribution combinedcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Deeper League Pickups (Week 23)

Only the best of the best are left in most fantasy leagues that involve playoffs. Streaming becomes a a large part at this point, and if it's coming down to a block or two in these last couple of days, not even your first string player is safe from a cut. We will take it a bit differently this week, as we will not be picking out three players to target based on their % Owned.continue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Risers and Fallers for NBA Week 23

Well actually, I think this one could be called "Who won/lost you your fantasy playoffs". These are mostly players that have served you well during the regular season and you counted on them to provide for you when the things get tough. Some of them came through when needed, some of them didn't. Some of them you'll be picking out like a needle from a haystack come next years draft, and others, well... Let's keep things politecontinue reading...

NBA Bench Risers: Waiver Wire Sleepers for Fantasy Basketball (Week 23)

NBA teams have a multitude of players coming off the bench, each with a unique role to fill. As a fantasy owner, you need to decide which of those players can contribute across multiple categories and have the potential to make the most of their time on the court. To find bench players that can contribute more than just energy and defense during their time on the court, I will analyze usage rate and Per 36 statistics. Below are my Weekcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Wings (SG/SF, SF, SF/PF) for Week 23

It's the Finals!!! I hope you're in and that your team is still healthy and without any rests and shutdowns. If not, do not despair. There are still some guys on your wire that can fill in for those studs you lost throughout the year. Even if all your players are healthy, if some of them don't contribute as much as they should due to their schedule not mixing well with the rest of your team's, itcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Guards (PG, SG, PG/SG) for Week 23

In this post, we are looking into some potential Week 23 waiver wire pickups for guards.  It's the playoffs in many leagues.  That means it's time to stop messing around and take whatever value you can get in the short term, so I'll be focused on guards with good matchups and games on off-days where you're more likely to use them. We'll provide options for guards, eligible at PG, SG, or PG/SG who may be available in bothcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Bigs (PF, C, PF/C) for Week 23

Finals of the fantasy playoffs are upon us. Congratulations to all of you who made it to the very end. To the championship game. To the Big One. I wish you the best of luck and hope you prevail in the end and lift that Cup. And I'll try to help out by suggesting some options for all of those owners who would like to bolster their frontcourt. Welcome to RotoBaller's Week 23 waiver wire pickups for powercontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Risers and Fallers for NBA Week 22

As always in the NBA, there were some extraordinary performances, as well as a few that the players would like to forget. And like every week, we will be looking into those who impressed and those who were underwhelming. Today, I taught I'dd switch it up a bit and talk about the fallers first and then take a look at the risers. I like leaving things off on a higher note. And there hasn't been a higher notecontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Deeper League Pickups (Week 22)

Welcome to Rotoballer's Week 22 deeper league waiver wire pickups for your fantasy basketball teams. With many NBA teams deploying a youth-development tactics, and some hot flashes hitting some veterans as well, there are a few decent pick-ups left on the waiver wire, even in the deepest of leagues. Depending on what you need, how important your fantasy team's schedule is and how well a player fits into it, and of course how deep your league is,continue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Wings (SG/SF, SF, SF/PF) for Week 22

Congratz to all of you who have successfully surpassed the first obstacle towards your Fantasy NBA title, and won your Quarter-final matchup last week. But forget about that now, it's time to look ahead and book your ticket to the final. Streaming plays a large role in these situations, and adding the right player at the right time could mean the difference between lifting the cup and being left in the dust. If you're searching for acontinue reading...

NBA Bench Risers: Waiver Wire Sleepers for Fantasy Basketball (Week 22)

NBA teams have a multitude of players coming off the bench, each with a unique role to fill. As a fantasy owner, you need to decide which of those players can contribute across multiple categories and have the potential to make the most of their time on the court. To find bench players that can contribute more than just energy and defense during their time on the court, I will analyze usage rate and Per 36 statistics. Below are my Weekcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Guards (PG, SG, PG/SG) for Week 22

In this post, we are looking into some potential Week 22 waiver wire pickups for guards.  It's the playoffs in many leagues.  That means it's time to stop messing around and take whatever value you can get in the short term, so I'll be focused on guards with good matchups and games on off-days where you're more likely to use them. We'll provide options for guards, eligible at PG, SG, or PG/SG who may be available in bothcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Bigs (PF, C, PF/C) for Week 22

With fantasy playoffs underway, in addition to what a player is capable of on court, we will be taking into account their schedule for this week. So, all three of our Bigs for today have a favorable schedule in this upcoming week, and will have an extra opportunity to prove valuable to the owners brave enough to put their trust in these youngsters. Welcome to RotoBaller's Week 22 waiver wire pickups for power forwards and centers. Standard League Waiver Wirecontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Deeper League Pickups (Week 21)

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Those times get more desperate as the league you're in gets deeper. The fantasy playoffs are here and if you're stuck with one or more streaming spots, you would be wise to use the hell out of them this week, whether you've got a bye or you're in a close matchup that will decide which one is through to the Semi finals of your fantasy playoffs. So, if you're lookingcontinue reading...

NBA Bench Risers: Waiver Wire Sleepers for Fantasy Basketball (Week 21)

NBA teams have a multitude of players coming off the bench, each with a unique role to fill. As a fantasy owner, you need to decide which of those players can contribute across multiple categories and have the potential to make the most of their time on the court. To find bench players that can contribute more than just energy and defense during their time on the court, I will analyze usage rate and Per 36 statistics. Below are my Weekcontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Risers and Fallers for NBA Week 21

Throughout the season, players get hot and see an increased role while others struggle and fight to stay relevant. Experienced fantasy players know this happens every year. In this weekly column, we’ll showcase those who have taken important steps forward and those who have taken steps back. Now, starting from this week I'll be taking over this column for a great fantasy basketball expert and fellow RotoBaller writer, JT Rosales. I hope I can at least fill onecontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Wings (SG/SF, SF, SF/PF) for Week 21

And they're off! The fantasy playoffs are finally here and I hope you're in! If you are, and you need some boarder-line standard league candidates for the SG and SF spots, keep on reading.  The three players we will be talking about today all contribute in roughly the same way to their respective fantasy teams. But depending on your team's situation, playoff schedule and personal preferences, all three have a different values.continue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Guards (PG, SG, PG/SG) for Week 21

In this post, we are looking into some potential Week 21 waiver wire pickups for guards.  It's the playoffs in many leagues.  That means it's time to stop messing around and take whatever value you can get in the short term, so I'll be focused on guards with good matchups and games on off-days where you're more likely to use them. We'll provide options for guards, eligible at PG, SG, or PG/SG who may be available in bothcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Bigs (PF, C, PF/C) for Week 21

With fantasy playoffs just around the corner, it's time to fit those last pieces into your puzzles. If that piece is a "big one", you may find this article interesting. There aren't any long term moves at this point, unless you're in a dynasty league, so we will be taking a different approach today by focusing on some recent injuries to centers and power forwards, and the impact they have on other players on theircontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Deeper League Pickups (Week 20)

Ahhh, yes! I can smell it now! The spring is upon us and basketball fans are in for a treat for the next couple of months with March Madness set to start in less than a week, the end of NBA regular season about a month away and that's when the real fun starts. The NBA playoffs! But before all that, all of us Fantasy Basketball nuts have to prepare for playoffs of our own, don'tcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire (Week 20): H2H Offensive Category Streamers

It's never too early to start streaming. Whether you have an opening due to an injury, you auction-drafted a crew of stars and scrubs, or you just didn't bother putting any effort into your last couple draft picks, you probably have a player or two on your team who isn't must-own. You're better off using that roster spot to stream players to eke out wins in close categories in your weekly head-to-head matchups. This year, RotoBallercontinue reading...

NBA Bench Risers: Waiver Wire Sleepers for Fantasy Basketball (Week 20)

NBA teams have a multitude of players coming off the bench, each with a unique role to fill. As a fantasy owner, you need to decide which of those players can contribute across multiple categories and have the potential to make the most of their time on the court. To find bench players that can contribute more than just energy and defense during their time on the court, I will analyze usage rate and Per 36 statistics. Below are my Weekcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Wings (SG/SF, SF, SF/PF) for Week 20

Our wings for today have either already shown they had potential, have a very soft touch when it comes to long range shooting or have the opportunity to break out in their new situation on their tanking team. In addition to being decent add for owners in different situations, they all have favorable fantasy playoff schedules, and that is definitely something most owners with some spots left on their roster should becontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Risers and Fallers for NBA Week 20

Throughout the season, players get hot and see an increased role while others struggle and fight to stay relevant. Experienced fantasy players know this happens every year. In this weekly column, we’ll showcase those who have taken important steps forward and those who have taken steps back. These are the risers and fallers in the top-100 heading into Week 20 of the NBA season. Post-Week 19 Fantasy Basketball Risers RISER - Bradley Beal (G, WAS) – Well, he’scontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Bigs (PF, C, PF/C) for Week 20

Fantasy playoffs are drawing near. I sincerely hope that the main guys on your roster avoided the injury bug and that you were able to construct your team by your preferences. But just in case you did get hit by an injury late in the season, or if you just haven't found that missing link just yet and are still searching for a big to round off your squad, below are our Week 20 waiver wire pickups for powercontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Guards (PG, SG, PG/SG) for Week 20

In this post, we are looking into some potential Week 20 waiver wire pickups for guards. We'll provide options for guards, eligible at PG, SG, or PG/SG who may be available in both standard leagues (less than 50% owned) and deeper leagues (less than 25% owned), and will typically provide a boost in points, assists, threes, and steals.  All position eligibility and ownership rates based on Yahoo! fantasy leagues. This year, RotoBaller is separating its waiver wire recommendations bycontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Deeper League Pickups (Week 19)

No matter how deep a league you're in, there's always some value to be found floating around in the free agent pool. It's just that sometimes it takes a little longer for them to swim up to the surface. But when they do, and they take that first breath of fresh air, those talented players can really contribute to your fantasy team. So, if you're looking to add some of that talent to your roster, you'recontinue reading...

Marquese Chriss (PF, PHO) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12- and 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 20% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Marquese Chriss didn't start the year off with too much playing time, but has now played as many as 34 minutes for the Suns. Dragan Bender has been injured for a while, and just shed his walking boot a few days ago. Additionally, Tyson Chandler has picked up four consecutive DNP-CD’s, and it seems thatcontinue reading...

Willy Hernangomez (C, NY) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10- and 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 41% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Willy Hernangomez didn't have too big a role on the Knicks until not that long ago. He actually averaged just 14 minutes per game in his first 41 contests this season, and even picked up a few DNPs. He did make use of the time he was given, though, recording averages of 5.6 PTS on 53.9 FG%, 5.1 REB and 0.5 BLK over thatcontinue reading...

NBA Bench Risers: Waiver Wire Sleepers for Fantasy Basketball (Week 19)

NBA teams have a multitude of players coming off the bench, each with a unique role to fill. As a fantasy owner, you need to decide which of those players can contribute across multiple categories and have the potential to make the most of their time on the court. To find bench players that can contribute more than just energy and defense during their time on the court, I will analyze usage rate and Per 36 statistics. Below are my Weekcontinue reading...

Malcolm Brogdon (PG/SG, MIL) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10- and 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 39% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Milwaukee's been hitting some injury woes (first Jabari Parker, now Michael Beasley) that are going to lead to extra production for some of the bench guys. Malcolm Brogdon is a guy who produces for fantasy by being pretty good everywhere, which lends him best toward roto leagues. He might still be splitting time withcontinue reading...

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10- and 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 31% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Kyle Lowry is expected to miss most of the remainder of the regular season, likely returning for the playoffs. That means Cory Joseph is the Raptors’ starting point guard for the rest of the fantasy basketball season. Joseph doesn't have elite upside, nor does he do any one thing particularly well. His per-36 minute production is mediocre— 13.4continue reading...

Nik Stauskas (SG/SF, PHI) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14- and 16-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Nik Stauskas has found a pretty decent role with the Philadelphia 76ers. He hadn't been too consistent in the beginning of the season, but he seems comfortable with his situation at the moment. He has hit double-digits in points in eight straight games, and is averaging 11.3 PTS with 1.9 3PM on 41.7 FG%, 4.3 REB and 3.0 AST in 27 minutescontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Wings (SG/SF, SF, SF/PF) for Week 19

If you're looking for a wing on the waiver wire to replace an injured player, or just a guy that's not up to your standard, here at RotoBaller we are searching high and low for someone to recommend to you in hopes that one of those guys will help you win your fantasy league. Today, we will be looking at some guys who haven't had the best of seasons and didn't live up tocontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire (Week 19): H2H Offensive Category Streamers

It's never too early to start streaming. Whether you have an opening due to an injury, you auction-drafted a crew of stars and scrubs, or you just didn't bother putting any effort into your last couple draft picks, you probably have a player or two on your team who isn't must-own. You're better off using that roster spot to stream players to eke out wins in close categories in your weekly head-to-head matchups. This year, RotoBallercontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Guards (PG, SG, PG/SG) for Week 19

In this post, we are looking into some potential Week 19 waiver wire pickups for guards. We'll provide options for guards, eligible at PG, SG, or PG/SG who may be available in both standard leagues (less than 50% owned) and deeper leagues (less than 25% owned), and will typically provide a boost in points, assists, threes, and steals.  All position eligibility and ownership rates based on Yahoo! fantasy leagues. This year, RotoBaller is separating its waiver wire recommendations bycontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Risers and Fallers for NBA Week 19

Throughout the season, players get hot and see an increased role while others struggle and fight to stay relevant. Experienced fantasy players know this happens every year. In this weekly column, we’ll showcase those who have taken important steps forward and those who have taken steps back. These are the risers and fallers in the top-100 heading into Week 19 of the NBA season. Post-Week 18 Fantasy Basketball Risers RISER - Robert Covington (F, PHI) - Lord Covingtoncontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Bigs (PF, C, PF/C) for Week 19

This NBA regular season is reaching it's final stretch and most teams know by now whether they have a shot to reach the playoffs or not. The ones that do not usually use the remainder of the season to experiment with their lineups, develop their young players or just plain tank to get as high a draft pick as possible. All three of the centers in our Week 19 waiver wire pickups for power forwards and centers herecontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Deeper League Pickups (Week 18)

The trade deadline didn't live up to it's hype this year. Only Lou Williams going to Houston is worth especially mentioning in addition to the DeMarcus Cousins trade, the Serge Ibaka deal which were made earlier. But there were several other "smaller" deals that did change things up fantasy-wise. Especially in some deeper formats. So, if you're looking to add some talent to your roster, aren't surecontinue reading...