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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 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 months ago


Marquese Chriss (PF/C, CLE) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of leagues ANALYSIS: You'd be forgiven for not wanting Marquese Chriss on your fantasy team. His NBA career has been wildly disappointing since the Suns made him the eighth pick in 2016. He struggled through two seasons in Phoenix where the team gave him plenty of... Read More

2 months ago

Landry Shamet (PG, LAC) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of leagues ANALYSIS: With the glut of guards that the Clippers had when this season opened, I don't think anyone expected that a rookie they'd acquire via trade at the deadline would end up playing almost 30 minutes per game for them, but that's just what's... Read More

2 months ago

Boban Marjanovic (C, PHI) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues, Stream In Shallower Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of leagues ANALYSIS: It's Boban's world, and we're just living in it. As someone who watches a lot of 76ers games, I was skeptical of the trade that brought center Boban Marjanovic to Philadelphia. Sure, the Sixers got Tobias Harris, but they... Read More

2 months ago

John Jenkins (SG, NYK) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of leagues ANALYSIS: John Jenkins was taken 23rd overall in the 2012 NBA Draft, and in the years since has served as a league journeyman in limited stints with the Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Washington Wizards, and now the New York Knicks. The 27-year... Read More

2 months ago

Allen Crabbe (SG/SF, BKN) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 40% of leagues ANALYSIS: Allen Crabbe reached a peak last season in terms of role-prominence for his six-year NBA career with the Portland Trailblazers and Brooklyn Nets, averaging 13.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game (all career-high figures) in 29.3 minutes per contest while also... Read More

2 months ago


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Jeremy Lin (PG/SG, TOR) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 13% of leagues Analysis: "Linsanity" was finally able to reach a contract buyout with the Atlanta Hawks and subsequently signed on as the backup point guard for the Toronto Raptors for the post All-Star Break portion of the season behind Kyle Lowry after the organization shipped Delon Wright... Read More

2 months ago

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... Read More

2 months ago

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... Read More

2 months ago

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... Read More

2 months ago

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... Read More

2 months ago