Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!


Receive free daily analysis


Already have an account? Log In


Forgot Password


Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Player Comparisons
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts

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 standard (10-12 team) league adds, we use a general rule of thumb of an ownership rate of under 50% on Yahoo. All position eligibility based on Yahoo leagues.

Featured Promo: Get any full-season NBA Premium Pass for 50% off. Win big with our exclusive DFS lineup tools, matchup rating projections, powerful Research Station, Lineup Optimizer, daily DFS lineup picks/cheat sheets and more! Sign Up Now!


Standard League Adds for Week 2

John Collins, PF/C - Atlanta Hawks

Ownership: 47%

11.8 PPG / 7.8 REB / 1.0 BLK / .528 FG%

With all the makings of a Fantasy MVP, John Collins should be rostered in standard leagues. The rookie big man was drafted 19th overall by the Atlanta Hawks out of Wake Forest, where he was first team all-ACC. After a strong preseason, where he earned All-Summer League First Team honors, Collins is already putting up solid numbers early this season. An athletic big, at 6’10”, he has a lot of room to grow but is in a great situation in Atlanta. Without Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard, the Hawks have an obvious void to fill as the only real competition at Power Forward is Ersan Ilyasova. Ilyasova is 30 years old, on a one year contract, and has durability issues.

The Hawks are not expected to compete in the East, so Collins will surely get minutes as the season goes on. Though, he is already showing his worth as one of the highest energy players so far this young season, producing good numbers in limited minutes. He has flashed his potential with athletic pick and rolls, a mid-range jumper, and versatility by playing the 5 when Dewayne Dedmon sits. Collins has averaged 19 minutes a game so far this season, but already has a double-double to his name, and has a Player Efficiency rating of 25.62. Yes, it’s early in the season, but a player who was supposed to be somewhat of a project is already showing dividends. Pick him up now, as he won’t be around for much longer.


Kelly Oubre Jr., SF - Washington Wizards

Ownership: 24%

10.7 PPG / 6.3 AST / 2.0 STL / 440 FG%

Coming into the season, Oubre was expected to play a key sixth man role for the Wizards. However, with early injuries to Markieff Morris (hernia) and Jason Smith (shoulder), Oubre is pushing for a starting role by showing he is finally ready. Already with 2 starts this season, he has had a huge workload, playing 35 minutes a game, and making the most of it. He is showing his ability to have an impact right now, and worthy of a roster spot going forward. Even when Morris and Smith return, he should provide value in standard leagues as he has been one of Scott Brooks young projects and has shown growth so far in his range and defensive aggressiveness.

Still only 21, he has a smooth jumpshot, with added range, and has grown into a body ready for drives into the paint. The minutes won’t be this high the whole season, but it is not unreasonable to expect something close to 30 MPG. When Morris returns, expect Oubre to be a swingman, filling in whenever Morris or Otto Porter need a breather down the stretch. The Wizards obviously like what they see, as they have recently picked up his fourth-year option on his rookie contract, and the maturing forward will now be in like to show his worth.


Terry RozierPG/SG - Boston Celtics

Ownership 48%

12.7 PPG / 5.7 AST / 3.3 REB / 483 FG%

Terry Rozier is displaying why Danny Ainge didn’t pull the trigger on trading the young Guard last year, as he was tied to just about every rumor out there. Expected to be a rotation piece for the Celtics, Rozier has taken advantage of the opportunity the injuries of Gordon Hayward (ankle) and Marcus Smart (ankles) provided. Through the first three games, Rozier is averaging a stellar line of 12.7 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 3.3 APG, and 2.0 SPG. He has also shown off his range, with 2.0 3PG and played with more discipline of defense. If he can maintain the defensive discipline, he is sure to earn more trust and a longer leash through the season.

There is no question about the talent level of the young Celtics team, but their depth was already in question before being ravished by injuries. But, with the impressive play so far by Rozier, pressure may subside if he can continue at this pace. You can expect for his efficiency to drop a bit, as his FG% will drop as his minute’s increase, but that doesn’t necessarily mean his counting stats will be adversely affected. He is a great stash to have with good upside as the season progresses, possibly playing himself into the sixth man of the year conversation. Though, with Brad Stevens’ offense, there will undoubtedly be some frustrating moments this season.


More Fantasy Basketball Analysis


NBA DFS Premium Subscription

Get a free trial of our powerful NBA Premium Tools. Our famous DFS Cheat Sheets, and NBA Lineup Optimizer & Generator with daily matchup projections.

Win more. Try the most advanced lineup optimizer in daily fantasy basketball.

Sign Up Now!

By popular demand, RotoBaller has aggregated all of our fantasy basketball NBA waiver wire pickups into a running list of NBA waiver options, so bookmark the page and check back often for updates.


Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Player Comparisons
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts




Marcus Morris2 hours ago

Sr. In Protocols, Remains Out Wednesday
Norman Powell2 hours ago

Upgraded To Questionable Wednesday
Isaac Okoro2 hours ago

Downgraded To Out Tuesday
Lauri Markkanen2 hours ago

Questionable Against Spurs
Gabe Vincent2 hours ago

Picks Up Late Questionable Tag
Gary Trent2 hours ago

Jr. Remains Out Tuesday Against Heat
Grant Williams2 hours ago

Good To Go Tuesday
Alec Martinez2 hours ago

Returns For Vegas Tuesday
Roman Josi2 hours ago

Will Remain Out Tuesday
Jesper Fast3 hours ago

A Game-Time Call Tuesday
Carter Hart3 hours ago

Won't Play Tuesday
Jeff Petry3 hours ago

A Game-Time Decision For Tuesday
Philipp Kurashev3 hours ago

Shut Down For The Season
Alexander Barabanov3 hours ago

Misses Tuesday's Action
Gabriel Vilardi3 hours ago

Out On Tuesday
Adam Schenk4 hours ago

Wants To Keep Momentum Rolling At Valero
Ryan Moore4 hours ago

Cannot Get Past The Cut Lately
Stephan Jaeger4 hours ago

Could Warm Things Up At Valero
Gary Trent4 hours ago

Jr. Considered Questionable On Tuesday
Si Woo Kim4 hours ago

A Possible Contender At Valero
Taylor Montgomery4 hours ago

Attempting To Find Weekend Consistency
Corey Conners4 hours ago

Trying To Recreate A Little Magic
Jimmy Butler5 hours ago

Will Miss Tuesday's Game Versus Toronto
Jarrett Allen5 hours ago

Downgraded To Out On Tuesday
Jake Oettinger5 hours ago

Minds The Crease Against Chicago
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander5 hours ago

Has Been Ruled Out On Tuesday
Joonas Korpisalo5 hours ago

To Start Against Calgary Tuesday
Ben Simmons5 hours ago

Officially Out For The Remainder Of The Season
Jacob Markstrom5 hours ago

Tending Twine Tuesday
Kevin Durant5 hours ago

Will Return On Wednesday Against Minnesota
Jordan Binnington5 hours ago

Between The Pipes Against Vancouver
Casey DeSmith5 hours ago

Named The Starter Tuesday
Carter Hart5 hours ago

Starting Tuesday Against Montreal
Johan Oviedo6 hours ago

To Start Season In Rotation
Tyler Heineman6 hours ago

Yerry De Los Santos Sent Down
Sandy León6 hours ago

Sandy Leon Re-Signs With Rangers
Jurickson Profar6 hours ago

Has Visa Issues Resolved
Keston Hiura6 hours ago

Outrighted To Triple-A
Andrés Giménez6 hours ago

Guardians, Andres Gimenez Finalizing Long-Term Extension
Lamar Jackson7 hours ago

Texans Not Expected To Pursue Lamar Jackson
Desmond Ridder7 hours ago

Preparing To Be Falcons Starter
Thomas Detry7 hours ago

Continues To Impress In Rookie Season
Kyler Murray7 hours ago

No Timeline For Kyler Murray
Buffalo Bills7 hours ago

Von Miller On Schedule In His Recovery
Aaron Rai7 hours ago

Brings Positive Momentum To Valero Texas Open
Javonte Williams7 hours ago

Making "Great Strides" In Recovery
Akshay Bhatia7 hours ago

Looks To Stay Hot In Texas
Hobie Harris8 hours ago

Makes Opening Day Roster
Tyrone Taylor8 hours ago

Hoping To Return In Mid-May
Adrian Houser8 hours ago

Likely To Open On Injured List
Jeff Hoffman8 hours ago

Released By Twins
Kris Bubic8 hours ago

Named Royals Fifth Starter
Sean Doolittle8 hours ago

Tanner Rainey To Continue Rehabbing
Hunter Gaddis8 hours ago

Expected To Enter Rotation
Josiah Gray8 hours ago

To Make Season Debut Saturday
Matthew Stafford9 hours ago

Won't Have Any Limitations
Trey Lance9 hours ago

Has A Chance To Regain Starting Job
DJ Chark9 hours ago

Undergoes Ankle Surgery
Michael Thomas9 hours ago

Making Progress In Recovery
Aaron Rodgers9 hours ago

Trade Could Involve Two Second-Round Picks
Irv Smith Jr.9 hours ago

Agrees To One-Year Deal With Bengals
César Hernández10 hours ago

Tigers Release Cesar Hernandez
James McCann10 hours ago

Likely To Open On Injured List
Mychal Givens10 hours ago

Headed To Injured List
Leody Taveras10 hours ago

Out Another Week
Sergio Romo10 hours ago

Officially Retires With Giants
Cristian Pache10 hours ago

Won't Be On Opening Day Roster
Daniel Hudson10 hours ago

Could Return In Late April
Nicolas Batum11 hours ago

Drops Eight Three-Point Bombs On Chicago
Nikola Jokic11 hours ago

Logs His 29th Triple-Double Of The Year
Tyrese Maxey11 hours ago

Leads Sixers Offense With 29 Points
Immanuel Quickley11 hours ago

Scores Career-High 40 Points
Bennedict Mathurin11 hours ago

Breaks Out Of Slump Monday
Jaden Ivey11 hours ago

Fills The Box Score Monday
Khris Middleton12 hours ago

Has Season-High 34 Points Monday
Lawson Crouse12 hours ago

Delivers Three Assists Monday
Leon Draisaitl12 hours ago

Takes Point Streak To Nine Games
Connor McDavid12 hours ago

Hits 140 Points For The Season
Cale Makar12 hours ago

Helps To Set Up Two Goals
Marc-Andre Fleury12 hours ago

Returns To Form Monday
Matthew Boldy12 hours ago

Scores Another Hat Trick
Trevor Zegras13 hours ago

Suffers A Lower-Body Injury
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander21 hours ago

Questionable Versus Charlotte
Mac Jones23 hours ago

Not Guaranteed To Start In 2023
Justin Herbert23 hours ago

Chargers Confident They'll Keep Justin Herbert Long Term
Ezekiel Elliott1 day ago

Cowboys Open To Re-Signing Ezekiel Elliott
Rashod Bateman1 day ago

Will Be Running In Three Weeks
Saquon Barkley1 day ago

Giants Hopeful Of Long-Term Extension With Saquon Barkley
Lamar Jackson1 day ago

Commanders Won't Pursue Lamar Jackson
Aaron Rodgers1 day ago

No Timeline On Aaron Rodgers Trade
Jalen Hurts1 day ago

Eagles Want To Get Extension Done With Jalen Hurts Soon
Todd Gilliland1 day ago

Impressive At COTA
Ty Gibbs1 day ago

Finds His Footing At COTA
Chris Buescher1 day ago

Continues To Shine On Road Courses
NASCAR1 day ago

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Finishes Seventh
DeAndre Hopkins1 day ago

Deandre Hopkins Granted Permission To Seek Trade
Brandon Aiyuk1 day ago

49ers Planning To Exercise Brandon Aiyuk's Option
Austin Cindric1 day ago

Has A Solid Day
Marlon Vera1 day ago

Has Four-Fight Winning Streak Snapped
Cory Sandhagen1 day ago

Dominates Striking Department
Yana Santos1 day ago

Dominated In Decision Loss
Holly Holm1 day ago

Dominates In Co-Main Event
Austin Lingo1 day ago

Suffers Submission Loss
Nate Landwehr1 day ago

Shines With Second-Round Submission Win
Andrea Lee1 day ago

Suffers Defeat In Close Matchup Saturday
Maycee Barber1 day ago

Takes Close Matchup On Saturday
Chidi Njokuani1 day ago

Takes Close Loss In Split-Decision Showing
Albert Duraev1 day ago

Holds Off Opponent In Tight Split Decision
William Byron1 day ago

Rounds Out Top Five At COTA
Ross Chastain1 day ago

Caught Up To Fourth At COTA On Sunday
Alex Bowman1 day ago

Brings Home Third Place Finish At COTA
Kyle Busch1 day ago

Scrambles Up To Second At Austin
Tyler Reddick2 days ago

Dominates And Wins At COTA
Jordan Taylor3 days ago

Making NASCAR Debut At COTA, Will Start 4th
Austin Cindric3 days ago

Excited To Showcase Speed At COTA This Weekend
Austin Dillon3 days ago

Starts 28th At COTA For Sunday
Ricky Stenhouse Jr3 days ago

. In Middle Of Pack For COTA
Denny Hamlin3 days ago

Rough Patch In Qualifying On Saturday
Kyle Busch3 days ago

Starts Ninth For COTA Race On Sunday
Kyle Larson3 days ago

Could Be A Wildcard On Sunday
Noah Gragson3 days ago

Finds Way To Qualify 10th At COTA
Brad Keselowski3 days ago

A Few Seconds Off the COTA Pace
Ryan Blaney3 days ago

Begins 38th For Sunday's Race At COTA
Chase Briscoe3 days ago

Just A Little Off At COTA On Saturday
Cory Sandhagen4 days ago

Can Earn Back-To-Back Victories
Marlon Vera4 days ago

Finds Himself In Main-Event Spotlight Saturday
Yana Santos4 days ago

Looking For Biggest UFC Win Of Her Career
Holly Holm4 days ago

Seeking First Victory Since 2020
Austin Lingo4 days ago

On Verge Of Three-Fight Winning Streak
Nate Landwehr4 days ago

Hoping For Third Straight Strong Performance
Maycee Barber5 days ago

Can Continue Her Flyweight Ascent
Andrea Lee5 days ago

In Need Of Victory To Keep Momentum Going
MMA5 days ago

Manel Kape On The Hunt For Fourth Straight Victory Saturday
Alex Perez5 days ago

Seeking First Victory Since 2020
Albert Duraev5 days ago

Can Rebound With A Victory