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

To help you dominate all of your 2018/2019 fantasy basketball leagues, below are some 2018-19 fantasy basketball forward (F) 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 2018/2019 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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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

4 weeks 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

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

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

1 month 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


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

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

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


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

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

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

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 17

Hopefully everyone enjoyed their Superbowl weekend. As we bring our attention back to the NBA, it's about to enter the last stretch of the season where owners should be looking at every realm of possibility to improve their team's chances of locking in a playoff berth. We are just a little over a month before... Read More

3 months ago

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 16

It's about to enter the last stretch of the season where owners should be looking at every realm of possibility to improve their team's chances of locking in a playoff berth. We are just a little over a month before we head into the fantasy playoffs in most formats. It's time to drop the dead... Read More

3 months ago


Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 15

We are past past half way into the fantasy week season, so it's critical to figure out how you can improve your team's success before it's too late. Looking into Week 15, there are a couple of must-add players that you shouldn't leave behind on your waiver wire. It's never too early to explore trades... Read More

3 months ago

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds for Week 14

We are just a little past half way into the fantasy week season, so it's critical to figure out how you can improve your team's success before it's too late. Looking into Week 14, there are a couple of must-add players that you shouldn't leave behind on your waiver wire. It's never too early to... Read More

3 months ago

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds for Week 13

It's Week 13 and an excellent time to take a step back to look over your roster. Take advantage of injuries and be sure to dump any dead weight that is negatively impacting your team. Below are our recommended waiver wire pickups for Week 13 of the fantasy basketball season, for those looking to beef up their... Read More

4 months ago

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds for Week 12

On behalf of RotoBaller, we wish everyone a Happy New Year. Looking into Week 12, the NBA was hit by the John Wall (heel) season-ending injury news on Saturday, so owners should be picking up Tomas Satoransky almost everywhere before they continue reading. It's never too early to explore trades to boost your team's chances,... Read More

4 months ago

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds for Week 11

On behalf of RotoBaller, we wish everyone a Merry Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Looking into Week 11, It's never too early to explore trades to boost your team's chances, especially in head-to-head leagues. With that said, we're here to bless you all with everything you guys need to stay ahead of your opponents in... Read More

4 months ago


Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds for Week 10

Looking ahead into Week 10, we're just about halfway into the fantasy basketball season. It's never too early to explore trades to boost your team's chances, especially in head-to-head leagues. With that said, we're here to bless you all with everything you guys need to stay ahead of your opponents in all your fantasy leagues.... Read More

4 months ago

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds for Week 9

Looking ahead into Week 9, owners should have a slight idea of what their team's strengths and weaknesses are. It's never too early to explore trades to boost your team's chances, especially in head-to-head leagues. With that said, we're here to bless you all with everything you guys need to stay ahead of your opponents... Read More

4 months ago

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds for Week 8

Looking ahead into Week 8, owners should have a slight idea of what their team's strengths and weaknesses are. It's never too early to explore trades to boost your team's chances, especially in head-to-head leagues. With that said, we're here to bless you all with everything you guys need to stay ahead of your opponents... Read More

5 months ago

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds for Week 7

Hopefully, everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Looking ahead into Week 7, owners should have a slight idea of what their team's strengths and weaknesses are. It's never too early to explore trades to boost your team's chances, especially in head-to-head leagues. With that said, we're here to bless you all with everything you... Read More

5 months ago

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds for Week 6

Looking ahead into Week 6, owners should have a slight idea of what their team's strengths and weaknesses are. It's never too early to explore trades to boost your team's chances, especially in head-to-head leagues. With that said, we're here to bless you all with everything you guys need to stay ahead of your opponents... Read More

5 months ago


Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds for Week 5

Another week of NBA action is upon us, and there are things happening, including whatever the Carmelo Anthony situation is in Houston, and the Jimmy Butler trade, and the Kings continuing to be not bad. It's a weird week! You can find a long breakdown of the 76ers and Timberwolves on the site today from... Read More

5 months ago

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds for Week 4

The fourth week of the NBA season is already upon us! If you're here to read Dicky Fung's great column about who to add on waivers for the week ahead, I have some bad news, which is that I'm filling in for Dicky this week. But it's okay -- he'll be back for next week.... Read More

6 months ago

Kelly Olynyk (PF/C, MIA) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

Baller Move: Add In 14+Team Leagues Owned In: 36% of Leagues Analysts: Miami Heat power forward/center Kelly Olynyk is an intriguing waiver wire add for fantasy owners who are in need of a big man who can shoot, score and pass. The 7-footer is averaging 9.0 points, 3.0 rebounds along with 2.3 assists in 20 minutes... Read More

6 months ago

Ersan Ilyasova (PF, MIL)- Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-team leagues OWNED IN: 14% of leagues ANALYSIS: Ersan Ilyasova is the definition of an NBA journeyman, having played for six different teams throughout his career. He's back with the Bucks, where he started his NBA career, and he's crafting a nice role for himself in Milwaukee. Ilyasova may not be... Read More

6 months ago

Al-Farouq Aminu (SF/PF, POR) Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ team leagues OWNED IN: 36% of leagues ANALYSIS: Al-Farouq Aminu is an interesting option who could be available on waiver wires in standard leagues. Aminu isn't necessarily a stat-sheet stuffer, but he is a player who gets pretty consistent run on the court, having started all 10 of Portland's games... Read More

6 months ago


Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds for Week 3

Looking ahead into Week 3, the injury bug has been spreading across the association. Key guys like James Harden and Devin Booker are dealing with hamstring injuries. Kevin Love is battling a leg injury, and Anthony Davis (elbow) was a late scratch Saturday night as well. Unfortunately, Injuries are part of fantasy and the only way... Read More

6 months ago

P.J. Tucker (PF/SF, HOU) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 26% of leagues ANALYSIS: It has not been a great start to the season for the Houston Rockets, who currently sit at 1-4 and just a half-game out of last place in the West. (A spot occupied by the Suns, who have a pair of guys from... Read More

6 months ago

Cody Zeller (PF/C, CHA) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues (or if you need PTS + REB) OWNED IN: 15% of leagues ANALYSIS: Cody Zeller's hair line may be receding like it's running from something really, really scary, but that doesn't mean that he hasn't been going to work in the Charlotte frontcourt to start the season (and put... Read More

6 months ago

Nerlens Noel (PF/C, OKC) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues (or if you need REB + BLK) OWNED IN: 21% of leagues ANALYSIS: It always seems like just as Nerlens Noel seems on the cusp of fading into obscurity, he finds a new spark of life to his game. Although he ranks just ninth on the Thunder roster in... Read More

6 months ago

Miles Bridges (SF, CHA) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of leagues ANALYSIS: Miles Bridges has seen his minutes fluctuate early on in the 2018-19 season, but he's certainly a player to keep tabs on. The Hornets rookie was a DNP in the team's third game of the year when they traveled to Miami, but he's... Read More

6 months ago


Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds for Week 2

With a fantastic (and dramatic) start to the NBA season, we look forward into Week 2. We're super excited to kick off the 2018-2019 season and bless you all with everything you guys need to stay ahead of your opponents in all your fantasy leagues. Below are our recommended waiver wire pickups for Week 2 of... Read More

6 months ago

Iman Shumpert (SG/SF, SAC) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In Very Deep Leagues (16-to-20 Teams) OWNED IN: 8% of leagues ANALYSIS: Iman Shumpert exploded on Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, posting 26 points, three rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks on 9-for-13 shooting and 4-for-5 from the charity stripe. Shumpert started the game for the Kings as a one-game... Read More

6 months ago

Justin Holiday (SG/SF, CHI) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues (if need 3PM) OWNED IN: 14% of leagues ANALYSIS: Justin Holiday looks to be in store for another strong campaign during the 2018 to 2019 season. The 29-year-old has posted an average of 32.5 minutes per game to begin the year and should continue a similar trajectory throughout the season. Holiday... Read More

6 months ago

Alex Len (PF/C, ATL) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues (short term REB + BLK) OWNED IN: 24% of leagues ANALYSIS: Alex Len had his best game of the young season on Sunday in the Hawks win over the Cavaliers. He played 32 minutes and scored 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting. He also recorded a double-double with his 11... Read More

6 months ago

Jeremy Lamb (SG/SF, CHA) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues (for efficient %) OWNED IN: 37% of leagues ANALYSIS: Jeremy Lamb seems to be in the same role as last season with the Hornets, and that’s certainly not a bad thing as 2017-18 was Lamb’s best season of his career. The 26-year-old will be competing for minutes with Nicolas... Read More

6 months ago