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Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups & Sleepers - Forwards (F)

To help you dominate all of your 2016/2017 fantasy basketball leagues, below are some 2016-17 fantasy basketball forward (F) draft sleepers & waiver wire pickups to consider adding to your fantasy basketball teams. 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 forwards for you to consider as 2016/2017 draft sleepers, ADP values, or hot pickups off the waiver wire once the season starts - every single day of the fantasy basketball preseason and season. Drafting the right undervalued forward or adding F sleepers off the waiver wire can be a huge difference maker in fantasy leagues.

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NBA Waiver Wire Bigs (PF, C, PF/C) for Week 18

Two trades in the previous week saw some big men switch sides and that opened up some opportunities for guys who are on the waiver wire in most leagues to become more than just blimps on fantasy radars. All three of the players who we'll be talking about today have benefited from trades their teams made recently and we will be taking a look at their potential outlook for the remainder of the season, consideringcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Deeper League Pickups (Week 17)

Sometimes it's pretty hard to part with a player you've drafted or picked up from the waiver wire in high hopes of a good return on your investment. And the longer you've stuck with him, the harder it is to let go. But swapping him for a good opportunity left available in the free agent pool at just the right time might just prove to be crucial for your fantasy playoffs run. The three guys we'recontinue reading...

Alex Len (PF/C, PHO) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12- and 14-Team Leagues

OWNED IN: 31% Yahoo!

ANALYSIS: Alex Len is averaging 7.3 PTS on 50.5 FG%, 6.3 REB and 1.3 BLK so far this season for the Suns. Those numbers are a bit underwhelming for those who had high expectations for him this season. The main reason for that is his low playing time. Len has been battling it out with

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Andre Roberson (SG/SF, OKC) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14- and 16-Team Leagues

OWNED IN: 12% Yahoo!

ANALYSIS: Andre Roberson doesn’t do a whole lot of scoring (6.7 points per game on the year), but he is on a defensive tear lately, and has been getting some more shots up, too. In his last four games, he has scored 9.8 points on 54.5% from the field, with 10.0 boards, 1.0 assists, 1.8 steals and

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Tony Allen (SG/SF, MEM) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14- and 16-Team Leagues

OWNED IN: 18% Yahoo!

ANALYSIS: Tony Allen is only scoring 9.5 points per game this season, but he’s also been efficient, connecting on his field goals at a 46.0% clip. He has managed 5.7 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 0.5 blocks to date. Allen has struggled with injuries over the past few years, but he is crucial to Memphis' defense, and

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NBA Bench Risers: Waiver Wire Sleepers for Fantasy Basketball (Week 17)

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 17

Most of us drafted a player who just hasn't lived up to the expectations, got injured or just doesn't produce enough to warrant a place on our respective fantasy teams. Don't get too clingy unless you believe he will resurrect by some miracle and start turning in top notch performances to make up for screwing you over in the past, rather turn to the waiver wire to fix this problem. If the problem seems to becontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Risers and Fallers for NBA Week 17

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 17 of the NBA season. Post-Week 16 Fantasy Basketball Risers RISER - Andrew Wiggins (G/F, MIN) Since Zach LaVinecontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Bigs (PF, C, PF/C) for Week 17

There's not too much talent left in the free agent pool at the center position if you're in a deep league is there? But that's no reason to stop looking! If you're still searching for an uncut diamond in the pits of the waiver wire we will try to provide you with just the right tools to scope him out. We will be taking a look at some potential Week 17 waiver wire pickups for powercontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Deeper League Pickups (Week 16)

Deep league teams are hard to manage. If one of your players gets injured or is just playing some bad ball, it's pretty tough to replace him since there's not too much talent left on the waiver wire. But do not despair. Just because there isn't a player available who seems to be top tier it doesn't mean that one of the ones who is a free agent won't become valuable to your team. Don't getcontinue reading...

NBA Bench Risers: Waiver Wire Sleepers for Fantasy Basketball (Week 16)

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 (Week 16): 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...

Fantasy Basketball Risers and Fallers for NBA Week 16

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 16 of the NBA season. Post-Week 15 Fantasy Basketball Risers RISER - Blake Griffin (F/C, LAC) The Chris Paulcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Wings (SG/SF, SF, SF/PF) for Week 16

The regular season of the NBA is more than half way through and the trade deadline is just around the corner. If you have a cut candidate on your team be sure to keep your eyes wide open for any trades that would change values of players directly involved or those impacted by the moves. Furthermore he injuries are heaping up. That's one more thing to follow and be careful about. Today we will be writingcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Bigs (PF, C, PF/C) for Week 16

Need a tall player for your team? If you've been searching for bigs this season the waiver wire has been slim pickings. If you don't act on time, you could miss out on the little talent that is to be found there. But fear not! You're not alone. In the previous weeks we have been featuring a lot of centers not available in most deeper leagues. You can read more about the likes and future outlooks ofcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Deeper League Pickups (Week 15)

If you're in a deep league you're bound to have a player who isn't meeting your expectations. If your doubts about that changing are strong, move on immediately. If you think he might improve, you can hold on for a while, but let enough be enough and don't get too attached. Sometimes, when there's enough upside and the league is so deep that it's really difficult to find a decent replacement taking a dip incontinue reading...

NBA Bench Risers: Waiver Wire Sleepers for Fantasy Basketball (Week 15)

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 (Week 15): 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...

Dario Saric (SF/PF, PHI) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10- and 12-Team Leagues

OWNED IN: 43% Yahoo!

ANALYSIS: Dario Saric, who just recently gained small forward eligibility, has been a roller coaster ride for his owners so far this season, but the rookie is still coming to terms with the differences between Europe and the NBA. His season averages aren't spectacular — 9.9 PTS with 1.2 3PM on 38.5 FG% and 79.1 FT%, 5.7 REB,

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NBA Waiver Wire: Wings (SG/SF, SF, SF/PF) for Week 15

As R. Kelly says, I believe you can fly! Your fantasy NBA team that is. But to fly, you've got to spread your wings. Yeah, I changed it up so much it defeats the purpose of quoting the great artist. Anyway, if you're unsatisfied with your current set of aforementioned wings, you might want to check out this article to see if there are any possible improvements available in your league. Welcome to a new edition ofcontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Risers and Fallers for NBA Week 15

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 15 of the NBA season. Post-Week 14 Fantasy Basketball Risers RISER - Robert Covington (SF/PF, PHI) Over the last seven games, Robert Covingtoncontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Bigs (PF, C, PF/C) for Week 15

If you have some dead weight on your roster and could use a center to better fill that spot you're in the right place. We will be taking a look at some potential Week 15 waiver wire pickups for power forwards and centers who should help your team become even more competitive. This year, RotoBaller is separating its waiver wire recommendations by position a little differently.  In our three position breakdowns, we'll be separating players into GUARDS, including pointcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Deeper League Pickups (Week 14)

There have been a lot of injuries around the NBA lately. And while no true fan welcomes them, fantasy owners have an openning to pick up a player from the waivers who will step in a larger role if his fellow teammate went down. Keeping track of those situations and pouncing on such an opportunity can make all the difference in a gameweek, or maybe even the rest of the season. Today, we will be looking atcontinue reading...

NBA Bench Risers: Waiver Wire Sleepers for Fantasy Basketball (Week 14)

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 mycontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire (Week 14): 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: Wings (SG/SF, SF, SF/PF) for Week 14

Hello friends. Welcome to a new edition of Waiver wire pickups for the wing spots here at RotoBaller. We're at Week 14 and injuries are starting to pile up and bench players will be needed to fill in for the starters. Here might lie some hidden talent from the free agent pond, and if you choose just right, you could end up with a decent catch that can help you in your quest to win your NBA Fantasycontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Risers and Fallers for NBA Week 14

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 14 of the NBA season. Editor's Note: Our industry-leading NBA DFS Lineup Optimizer/Generator tool helps you build winning DFScontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Bigs (PF, C, PF/C) for Week 14

If you're in the market for a center and are searching your waiver wire hoping to pick up someone who will make it worth your while you're in the right place. We will be taking a look at some potential Week 14 waiver wire pickups for power forwards and centers who should help your team become even more competitive. This year, RotoBaller is separating its waiver wire recommendations by position a little differently.  In our three positioncontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Deeper League Pickups (Week 13)

The injury plague has hit the NBA. A lot of star players are hurt for a shorter or longer period of time. And as much as it hurts them and their teams, and as much as us fans hate when that happens and feel for the players, it still opens up room for some bench players to show their worth. Especially in fantasy basketball. If you have a player you're not too attached to, you shouldcontinue reading...

NBA Bench Risers: Waiver Wire Sleepers for Fantasy Basketball (Week 13)

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 mycontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire (Week 13): 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...

Doug McDermott (SF, CHI) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12- and 14-Team Leagues

OWNED IN: 16% Yahoo!

ANALYSIS: Doug McDermott is just a rotational player coming off the bench in Chicago, but has played fewer than 20 minutes in only three games so far this season. He can be viewed as just a three-point specialist in most leagues, and his value definitely depends on the hotness of his hand on any given night. On Jan.

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Fantasy Basketball Risers and Fallers for NBA Week 13

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 13 of the NBA season. Editor's Note: New users that sign up on FantasyAces, make a $20 deposit,continue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Wings (SG/SF, SF, SF/PF) for Week 13

Welcome back RotoBallers. Here are my Week 13 waiver wire pickups for the wing spots. That includes shooting guards, small forwards, and power forwards. Any fantasy team that wants to fly high needs some good wings. Yeah, cheesy line... Anyways, if you're in need of a good player who plays the SF position, and maybe SG or PF also, just to fit in even better with your team, we will be looking at the current situation oncontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Bigs (PF, C, PF/C) for Week 13

Today we are looking into some potential Week 13 waiver wire pickups for power forwards and centers. These NBA players might fit well with your lineups and are sitting on the waiver wire in about a half or more of the Yahoo! leagues. So if you're in the market for a big to help your team fill out it's needs, one of the players from this article might just be what you're looking for. This year, RotoBaller is separating itscontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Deeper League Pickups (Week 12)

Finding decent help from the waiver wire gets harder and harder the deeper an owner's league is. A player underperforming can overstay his welcome on a fantasy team just based on the lack of visible talent available in the free agent pool. We dig deeper. We'll take a look at some players performing better than their selected % in Yahoo! leagues and some players in a situation to up their performances if something realistic happens incontinue reading...

NBA Bench Risers: Waiver Wire Sleepers for Fantasy Basketball (Week 12)

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 mycontinue reading...

Tim Hardaway Jr (SG/SF, ATL) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12- and 14-Team Leagues

OWNED IN: 26% Yahoo!

ANALYSIS: The Hawks are rebuilding, and the loss of Kyle Korver should open up more opportunities for Tim Hardaway Jr. to become fantasy relevant— even though Mike Dunleavy plays a similar role to that of Korver, he likely won’t play as many minutes.

In his last five games, Hardaway has averaged 17.2 PTS with 3.6

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Bojan Bogdanovic (SG/SF, BKN) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12- and 14-Team Leagues

OWNED IN: 48% Yahoo!

ANALYSIS: Bojan Bogdanovic is a gifted shooter who plays both the SG and SF positions. He can score in bunches and is a constant three-point threat. Unfortunately, from a fantasy perspective, he isn't much more than a points and threes specialist with relatively good percentages and low turnovers. So far this season, he has averaged 14.1 PTS

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NBA Waiver Wire (Week 12): 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...