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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 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 in all your fantasy leagues. Below are our recommended waiver wire pickups for Week 9 of the fantasy basketball season, forcontinue reading...

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 in all your fantasy leagues. Below are our recommended waiver wire pickups for Week 8 of the fantasy basketball season, forcontinue reading...

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 guys need to stay ahead of your opponents in all your fantasy leagues. Below are our recommended waiver wire pickups for Weekcontinue reading...

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 in all your fantasy leagues. Below are our recommended waiver wire pickups for Week 6 of the fantasy basketball season, forcontinue reading...

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 Daniel Benjamin, so I'm avoiding both of those teams in this column since...well, sincecontinue reading...

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. Week 4 is the time where you can start to feel better about the prospect of dropping guys who just aren'tcontinue reading...

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 a game through the first nine games. He is shooting 44.8 percent from the floor, 28.9 percent on three-pointerscontinue reading...

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 the most flashy player available on your wire, but he has been hot lately and could certainly becontinue reading...

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 this season. Aminu does have some competition for playing time, coming in the form of continue reading...

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 to stay ahead ofcontinue reading...

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 last year's Rockets team, Trevor Ariza and Ryan Anderson, in the starting lineup, so that's...something.) Much ofcontinue reading...

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 up a highlight-reel posterization in the process). As far as bigs go, "The Big Handsome" isn't exactly a prototypicalcontinue reading...

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 minutes played (81) and averages just 16.2 minutes-per-contest, he has taken big-time advantage of every second on the floorcontinue reading...

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 seen at least 14 minutes of action in every other game. He will oft be competing for playingcontinue reading...

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 the fantasy basketball season, for those looking to beef up their teams. These next couple of weeks is absolutely critical tocontinue reading...

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 ANALYSISIman 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 fill-in for defensive purposes against Paul George, but his eruption could secure another startcontinue reading...

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 ANALYSISJustin 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 is the best wing defender on the Bulls roster. They are a team that can't defend the perimeter, andcontinue reading...

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 rebounds, blocked four shots and assisted on four dimes. It was a huge game for Len who iscontinue reading...

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 Batum, Malik Monk and newcomer Milescontinue reading...

Jae Crowder (SF/PF, UTA) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In All 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 40% of leagues ANALYSIS: Jae Crowder looks to be returning to his past form this season. While it’s only been two games, Crowder looks to be a key part of the Jazz’s rotation, as he has seen more than 28 minutes in each game. Through the first couple of games, Crowder is averaging 15.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals. He’s also knockedcontinue reading...

Danny Green (SG/SF, TOR) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues (especially if punting FG%) OWNED IN: 47% of leagues ANALYSIS: Danny Green is donning a new uniform in Toronto, but he is going to be the same old Danny Green that we have watched for years. Green is an excellent defender capable of providing valuable counting stats on the defensive end, as he flirted with averages of one steal and one block per game last year. He iscontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds for Week 1

YES! The NBA season is BACK and on behalf of RotoBaller, 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 1 of the fantasy basketball season, for those looking to beef up their teams. These next couple of weeks is absolutely critical to your season, where you cancontinue reading...

Overvalued Players in Yahoo's Fantasy Basketball Rankings

We all depend on fantasy sites' rankings. Some use them and them alone to measure a player's value and figure out when to target him in the draft. Others just consult them to see a point of view of others and compare them to their own. But the truth is, no matter how confident we are in our fantasy knowledge, when a well-known and respected fantasy NBA website like Yahoo has a big difference incontinue reading...

Undervalued Players on Yahoo's Fantasy Basketball Rankings

Every NBA season gives us a couple of diamonds in the rough. A few guys who are being slightly or heavily overlooked by most. Those are the guys who fall to us in the draft, kill their ADP and bring us that much closer to our top priority in life - winning our NBA fantasy league. Let's not kid ourselves, those bragging rights are very important. Throwing our success in our friends' faces is one ofcontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Week 24 Waiver Wire

We've made it into the final week of fantasy hoops. On behalf of RotoBaller, it's been a pleasure as always sharing my insights to our audience. We wish everyone the best of luck in your leagues and may the odds forever be in your favor! As a reminder for most leagues, it's crucial to plan ahead. Waiver wire adds, scheduling, player injuries are all things to consider at this point of the season. Drop the deadcontinue reading...

NBA Weekly Streamers for Week 24 (March 26 - April 1)

Ahhh, it's that time of the year! The Fantasy NBA Finals! Are you in? If so, you must be proud of your team! They have performed nicely and served you well. You certainly feel connected to most of them as they saved your ass on more than one occasion during the course of the season. FORGET THAT! There's no place for personal attachments in redraft leagues. Especially not when the finals come around. If your mid-late roundcontinue reading...

NBA Weekly Streamers for Week 23 (Mar 19 - Mar 25)

It's either the semi-finals or the finals in most fantasy hoops leagues. There's nothing left to hold back for now. If you've got a guy who's injured, no matter how good he is, it's time to cut bait and stream with that roster spot (assuming no available IR spot). So goodbye, Gary Harris. Adios, Kevin Durant. You can also consider dropping mid-round levelcontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Week 23 Playoff Waiver Wire Essentials

Hopefully you're in good shape as we are in the midst of fantasy basketball playoffs. We wish everyone the best of luck in your upcoming playoffs and may the odds forever be in your favor! As a reminder for most leagues, it's crucial to plan ahead. Waiver wire adds, scheduling, player injuries are all things to consider at this point of the season. Drop the dead weight, make an effort to improve your team by maximizingcontinue reading...

Caris LeVert (PG/SG/SF, BKN) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Standard Leagues OWNED IN: 40% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Since returning from a knee injury late last month, Caris LeVert has been an impact player off the bench for the Nets. The 23-year-old is scoring 13.8 points per game on 45.6 percent shooting and 37.9 percent from deep over that span, adding in 4.3 assists and 2.9 rebounds in the process. He has proven his ability to score in bunches in hiscontinue reading...

NBA Weekly Streamers for Week 22 (March 12 - March 18)

It's playoffs time!!! Forget sentiment. Forget the love you've gotten from a player throughout the year. If his schedule does not fit with the rest of your team, and he is not indispensable, he's out! Waiver wire gold is awaiting and don't miss out just because Delon Wright used to bring you defensive stats that won you a few matchups during the regular season. It's all about winning now, and having acontinue reading...

Week 22 Essentials - Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire

As the regular fantasy season comes to an end in most leagues, things are getting tight for some as a result of various injuries and rotation adjustments thoughout the association. If you are in a deeper league, are faced with injury issues and about to make the playoffs, things are about to get rough. Luckily, there are some options available to help, even though they aren’t as sexy as some of the options available incontinue reading...

Rudy Gay (SF/PF, SA) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Standard Leagues OWNED IN: 46% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Rudy Gay returned from a heel injury on Feb. 23, and has played sparingly in five games since. However, he has made the most of his playing time, scoring in double figures in back-to-back games despite playing just 50 total minutes. The 31-year-old has battled injuries his whole career and has only appeared in 69 games over the last two seasons, so hecontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Rankings for Week 21

Welcome to our Week 21 waiver wire rankings for all of you fantasy basketball owners. There's always an opportunity on the waiver wire for your fantasy basketball teams. Consider this your weekly quick-hit list of 8-to-10 players to consider off the waiver wire. Keep an eye out for more in-depth waiver wire analysis and columns coming in the next few days. But for now, hopefully this helps fantasy owners out therecontinue reading...

Week 21 Essentials - Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire

Congratulations are in order in making this far into the season, as we head to the final week of the regular season in most formats. We wish everyone the best of luck in your upcoming playoffs and may the odds forever be in your favor! As a reminder for most leagues, fantasy playoffs will begin on Week 21 which begins March 12th. Drop the dead weight, make an effort to improve your team by maximizing yourcontinue reading...

NBA Weekly Streamers for Week 21 (March 5 - March 11)

This is it! Everything we have worked for this whole season is coming to a culmination in Week 21. Some leagues have already started their playoffs, but in most leagues, Week 21 is the Regular season finale. For those of us in the hunt, it's the last chance to make the playoffs. For those lucky enough to have already secured a spot, it's a chance to pick up the best seed possible and improve thecontinue reading...

Dwight Powell (PF/C, DAL) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 38% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Dwight Powell is enjoying something of a breakout late in his fourth NBA season. The 26-year-old averaged 13.4 points (59.2 percent shooting) and 8.4 rebounds in February. He capped off the month with a monster showing against the Thunder on Wednesday in which he posted 21 points on 10-of-13 from the floor with eight rebounds, three assists and three steals across a career-highcontinue reading...

Week 20 Essentials - Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire

NBA is back in full swing, as we enter the most crucial time of the year for fantasy hoops. It was a nice refresher to get a two-week break, but it's officially crunch time. As a reminder for most leagues, fantasy playoffs will begin on Week 21 which begins March 12th. Drop the dead weight, make an effort to improve your team via trades / waiver wire. Don't be attached to short-term pick ups when therecontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Rankings for Week 20

Welcome to our Week 20 waiver wire rankings for all of you fantasy basketball owners. There's always an opportunity on the waiver wire for your fantasy basketball teams. Consider this your weekly quick-hit list of 8-to-10 players to consider off the waiver wire. Keep an eye out for more in-depth waiver wire analysis and columns coming in the next few days. But for now, hopefully this helps fantasy owners out therecontinue reading...

Bogdan Bogdanovic (SG/SF, SAC) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Standard Leagues OWNED IN: 43% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Bogdan Bogdanovic is making the most of his first opportunity in the NBA. Since the beginning of January, he is playing just shy of 30 minutes per contest, averaging 13.3 points on 45.7 percent from the floor, 44.1 percent from beyond the arc and 92.3 percent from the stripe. He’s also tacked on 3.2 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 0.9 steals over that span.continue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Standard League Adds for Week 19

A little over 20 games remain in the NBA, once the league resumes from the All-Star break. More than likely you like (or hate) your fantasy basketball team and are searching the waiver wire for one of two things: either someone who comes on late from out of nowhere, or a gang of players to stream based on matchups. This week's Standard League Adds focus on young players who should receive an increase in minutes and thus acontinue reading...