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Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups & Sleepers - Guards (G)

To help you dominate all of your 2017/2018 fantasy basketball leagues, below are some 2017-18 fantasy basketball guard (G) 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 guards for you to consider as 2017/2018 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 guard or adding G sleepers off the waiver wire can be a huge difference maker in fantasy leagues.


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Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds by NBA Position

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NBA Waiver Wire Pickups: Deeper League Adds (Week 5)

Got any bums on your bench screwing you over game after game? Stuck in a deep league with no obvious value on the waiver wire? Those are some dark clouds, I'll give you that. But don't fret. There's always a silver lining. Even in the deepest of leagues you can find a useful guy who is available and who can help your team out. Some of them stick around and turn your season around. Others fallcontinue reading...

Courtney Lee (SG/SF, NYK) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 45% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: In his second year with the Knicks, Courtney Lee has taken on a larger role as one of the club’s veterans. The 32-year-old journeyman is averaging 11.6 points (his most since 2009-’10) on 44.4 percent shooting with 3.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.4 steals through the first month of the season. Over the last week and a half, he has totaled 66 pointscontinue reading...

Jerian Grant (PG/SG, CHI) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 19% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: In his second year with the Bulls, Jerian Grant has carved out a role as the starting point guard, averaging close to 30 minutes per contest over the first month of the season. The 25-year-old isn’t the most reliable source of scoring (8.4 points per game on just 34.9 percent shooting) and doesn’t necessarily fill up the stat sheet, but he currently sitscontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Week 5 Waiver Wire

The injury bug has been spreading throughout the NBA, where key stars will be looking at extended time in the sidelines. The latest key fantasy stars to drop include Rudy Gobert and D'Angelo Russell. Unfortunately, injuries do happen often than not and it’s only the nature of the game where we as fantasy players, have to be prepared. This could be an opportunity to engage in trade offers, or pickcontinue reading...

Kyle Korver (SG/SF, CLE) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 24% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Kyle Korver has actually seen somewhat of a diminished role in his first full year with the Cavaliers, garnering just under 20 minutes per game over the first two weeks of the season. However, he has been incredibly efficient thus far, currently averaging 10.2 points on 52.3 percent shooting and 46.3 percent from three. The four-time three-point percentage leader likely won’t contribute incontinue reading...

Frank Ntilikina (PG, NYK) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 22% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Frank Ntilikina played just eight minutes in the Knicks’ season opener and proceeded to miss the following two games with an ankle injury. Since returning, the 19-year-old has showed signs of promise, averaging 6.3 points on 8-for-19 shooting with 3.0 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 1.3 steals across his last three games, playing more than 20 minutes in each of those three contests. Hiscontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Pickups: Deeper League Adds (Week 4)

Our NBA fantasy draft seems like it was just yesterday. Yet some of the players we picked near the end, it feels like they've been screwing us for months... Can you relate to the feeling? If so, maybe, just maybe it's time to move on. It's easier for those in a 10-12 man league. There are plenty of quality players still available and you don't have to put up with low-end players under-performing. But what about uscontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Standard League Adds for Week 4

It's week 4 -- the fantasy landscape is an ever-shifting field of potential studs and potential flops. There's no need to navigate this minefield alone, so let us help you out this week. 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 standardcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Rankings for Week 4

Welcome to our Week 4 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 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 there looking to beef up their fantasycontinue reading...

Norman Powell (SG/SF, TOR) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 21% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: The departure of DeMarre Carroll opened up a starting spot in Toronto, and Norman Powell has taken advantage of the opportunity for an increased role. The 24-year-old is seeing 24 minutes per game, averaging a career-high 9.3 points to go along with 2.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals. In particular, he’s taken his game to the next level overcontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Week 4 Waiver Wire and Buy/Sell

We are one month in on fantasy hoops fellas. Struggling teams should know where their weaknesses lie and teams sitting firming atop of the standings should be wary of players being dropped into the waiver wire. There are always teams that are going to be making drastic drops in order to improve their team. For example, players like Sacramento center Willie Cauley-Stein and Phoenix Suns forward Marquese Chrisscontinue reading...

Donovan Mitchell (PG/SG, UTA) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 26% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Donovan Mitchell went from fantasy draft afterthought to must-own asset in just a few days. After starting his career by knocking down just 13 of his first 52 shots, the former Louisville standout has eclipsed 20 points in three of his last four games played. He has seen more than 30 minutes of work in two consecutive contests, and figures to remain in acontinue reading...

James Ennis (SG/SF, MEM) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 6% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: It took five years for James Ennis to secure a decent role, and now, in his sixth NBA season, he appears to have become a legitimate contributor for the Grizzlies. The 27-year-old is averaging 9.4 points and 4.9 rebounds across eight games, starting all eight and logging at least 30 minutes four times. Memphis is lacking star-power at the forward positions, so ifcontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Hype Train: New Teams, New Games for Four Point Guards

In the midst of all the superstars changing teams this offseason, there was an interesting game of point guard musical chairs that took place with four mid-tier point guards and four small market teams. The Minnesota Timberwolves gave up on Ricky Rubio as a shooter just when he was starting to shoot, and shipped him to the Utah Jazz. The Wolves replaced him by signing former Indiana Pacer point guard continue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Pickups: Deeper League Adds (Week 3)

We're knee deep into Week 3 of the new NBA season and some things are starting to unravel. All of us have had the opportunity to figure out which picks have made us look silly in the eyes of our competition and whether or not those players deserve our patience. I know I have a few of them who don't. How about you? Greg Monroe's lesser role and now an injury have givencontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Standard League Adds for Week 3

It's week 3 -- we're here to show you that the seemingly desolate waiver wire ain't as bad as it seems. There are still some gems out there who you should buy now 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 atcontinue reading...

Jerryd Bayless (PG, PHI) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 15% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: With rookies Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz expected to run the point in Philadelphia this year, Jerryd Bayless was nothing more than an afterthought on draft day. However, Brett Brown has chosen to play Simmons alongside two other guards, and Fultz is battling a shoulder injury that could keep him out for an extended period of time.continue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Week 3 Waiver Wire and Buy/Sell

Hey everyone, my name is Dicky and I’m a new contributor here at RotoBaller. Pleased to meet all of you. I will be in and out of the RotoBaller Chatroom to talk hoops and fantasy throughout the season, so come join us and say hi! I’m also on Twitter as well, so free feel to follow me @fungo24! Week 2 has wrapped, and we’re going to get you prepared for Week 3. If you have been strugglingcontinue reading...

NBA Weekly Streamers for Week 3 (10/30-11/5)

This year we'll take more of a holistic approach to streaming, by providing a weekly overview of which teams to look at based on their schedules and what players to consider targeting in advance to maximize the bang for the buck you get out of limited weekly transactions. Streaming is just about maximizing a roster spot with whoever is available after all, it's never about targeting a specific player. Anybody can go onto their waiver wire,continue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Rankings for Week 2

Welcome to our Week 2 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 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 there looking to beef up their fantasycontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Pickups: Deeper League Adds (Week 2)

NBA is back! And so is fantasy basketball. The long break is finally over and we can get back to planning, calculating, trading and "dancing on the wire". I hope your drafts went well and your players avoided the injury plague that hit in the previous 10 days. If either of these statements is not true, we have an out for you. As many times before, the waiver wire comes to our aid. Championships have beencontinue reading...

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 standardcontinue reading...

NBA Weekly Streamers for Week 2 (10/23-10/29)

We've tried a lot of weekly streamer pieces over the years at RotoBaller. Who's a good add for this category, who's a good add for this weekend, you know the drill. But these posts have tended to be a bit repetitive and never quite as helpful as we wanted them to be. This year we'll take more of a holistic approach to streaming, by providing a weekly overview of which teams to look at based oncontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire Rankings for Week 1

The NBA season is finally underway, but it's never too early. There's always an opportunity on the waiver wire for your fantasy basketball teams. Consider this your weekly quick-hit list of 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 there looking to beef up their fantasy rosters to kickoff thecontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Hype Train: Isn't the NFL Supposed to be the Brutal Sport?

It's been a rough start to the 2017-18 NBA season. It was a bad omen in the preseason when likable players started going down with injuries to start a season where they were looking at big opportunities to break out -- including Seth Curry, Dante Exum, and Slam Dunk Contest winner Glenn Robinson III. Then Nikola Mirotic got his face broken bycontinue reading...

Five Under the Radar Fantasy Basketball Sleepers

This NBA season is an especially hard one to predict. So many stars have changed teams and changed roles. We don't even know what first round fantasy superstars like Russell Westbrook and James Harden are going to do, much less second tier guys like Carmelo Anthony. In all the uncertainty in the earlier rounds, it is easy to forget about the less flashy producers around thecontinue reading...

Five Point Guards to Target in Fantasy Basketball

It’s been way too long. The NFL does not satisfy my taste for entertainment like it used to and this offseason has been painfully exhilarating. Luckily, we are in the waning stages of the NBA offseason and every team will have played their last preseason game by Friday. While the takes from preseason must be tempered, it’s been a dose of energy that we all very much needed in our dull non-NBA lives. It's alsocontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Hype Train: 15 Minutes in Heaven with Joel Embiid

CHOO CHOO! The Fantasy Basketball Hype Train is a season-long fantasy basketball feature where I can just have fun and write about the players me, you, and everyone else already wants to talk about. Are you ready for a ride on the fantasy basketball hype train? There's no kind of hype like 76ers hype, and there's no kind of 76ers hype like Joel Embiid hype. Yes, as a Redditor pointed out, hecontinue reading...

Jamal Murray - Fantasy Basketball Sleeper

Player: Jamal Murray Team: Denver Nuggets Projected Role: (Uncertain) Starting Point Guard / Sixth Man What to Expect: While Jamal Murray's role is yet to be determined (Nuggets coach Michael Malone has stated that he will settle the ongoing point guard battle after the pre-season), one thing is clear: Denver is high on Jamal Murray. The second-year guard from Kentucky had his fair share of dazzling and disappointing outings last season. Butcontinue reading...

Gary Harris - Fantasy Basketball Sleeper

Player: Gary Harris Team: Denver Nuggets Projected Role: Starting Shooting Guard What to Expect: Gary Harris, affectionately called "Garris" by the Nuggets fan base, quietly took quite a major leap last season. Thus far in the preseason and training camp, he appears to be picking up right where he left off. After trade rumors swirled around him this summer, he has now signed a major contract extension with the Nuggets. Assuming his projected rolecontinue reading...

2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Late Round / Deep League Sleepers

If you're 13 rounds deep into your fantasy basketball draft and you've started wondering, what's the point? This guy's not going to be on my roster in two weeks. Well, we've got you covered. Today we'll take a look at three players to look out for as late round flyers for the 2017-18 NBA season. Rather than taking someone at random and dropping them for a hot waiver pickup, these guys will give you a chance tocontinue reading...

NBA Rookie Fantasy Profile: Malik Monk

Position: PG/SG Team: Charlotte Hornets Draft Spot: 1.11 Analysis: There were plenty of question marks surrounding Monk's draft stock. He's listed as a shooting guard, but he is a bit small at only 6'3". Some teams project him as a point guard, but he did not display traditional skills of a point guard. Even though he is seen as a tweener, Monk was selected in the lottery by the Charlotte Hornets. They said he could spend some time at point guard, butcontinue reading...

NBA Rookie Fantasy Profile: Luke Kennard

Position: SG Team: Detroit Pistons Draft Spot: 1.12 Analysis: Kennard enjoyed a dominant season, in which he took over as the leader of Duke's offense. He saw a massive increase in production, as he increased his averages of points, rebounds, assists, and three-point percentage. He is arguably the best pure shooter in this draft, and he flashed the potential to become a combo guard. It was far from surprising that the Pistons selected him in the lottery. Kennard showed flashes as a freshman atcontinue reading...

NBA Rookie Fantasy Profile: Donovan Mitchell

Position: PG/SG Team: Utah Jazz Draft Spot: 1.13 Analysis: For quite some time, Mitchell was seen as a second round pick, but there were rumblings that he could work his way into the top-10 slightly before the draft. That obviously never came to fruition, but he he did help his stock quite a bit while showing off his athleticism. Ultimately, the Utah Jazz took a chance on him after trading away Trey Lyles for this pick. Mitchell playedcontinue reading...

NBA Rookie Fantasy Profile: Dennis Smith Jr.

Position: PG Team: Dallas Mavericks Draft Spot: 1.09 Analysis: Smith and Frank Ntilikina were seen as the two prospects that were going to be selected with the eighth and ninth picks. Ntilikina was selected eighth overall, followed by Smith with the ninth pick. Both are in great situations, though, and Smith could potentially have been selected into the better one. Smith only played one season of college basketball, but he put on a show on a nightly basis forcontinue reading...

NBA Rookie Fantasy Profile: Frank Ntilikina

Position: PG Team: New York Knicks Draft Spot: 1.08 Analysis: There were rumblings for weeks before the draft that the Knicks were targeting either Ntilikina or Dennis Smith Jr. with the eighth overall pick. Unsurprisingly, both players were available with the pick. It also was not very shocking that the Knicks opted for Ntilikina, as there were rumors that he was their target all offseason. Players overseas are a bit more difficult to project when they are young becausecontinue reading...

NBA Rookie Fantasy Profile: De'Aaron Fox

Position: PG Team: Sacramento Kings Draft Spot: 1.05 Analysis: Fox was one of the top prospects in the NBA Draft. He could have been taken first overall if this draft was not loaded with point guards. Fox consistently stated that he felt he was the best overall player in the draft and that he would prove it throughout his career. The Kings felt the same, selecting him with the fifth overall pick. Fox showed serious flashed throughout his only season of colligate basketball. Hecontinue reading...

NBA Rookie Fantasy Profile: Lonzo Ball

Position: PG Team: Los Angeles Lakers Draft Spot: 1.02 Analysis: Ball was expected to be the second overall pick throughout the process, but there were a few times he was questioned. The Lakers then opted to trade D'Angelo Russell to the Brooklyn Nets, which certified they were after a point guard. At that point, it was just a formality that Ball's name was called on draft night. Ball was a one-and-done player at UCLA, averaging 14.6 points, 6.0 rebounds,continue reading...

NBA Rookie Fantasy Profile: Markelle Fultz

Position: PG Team: Philadelphia 76ers Draft Spot: 1.01 Analysis: Fultz was the favorite to be the first overall selection on draft night for quite a while before he even announced he was entering the draft. The Philadelphia 76ers needed a point guard worse than anyone in the draft, and Fultz was widely seen as the top prospect. It was a match made in Heaven. Fultz only played one season at Washington, failing to make the NCAA Tournament. It was not his fault, though,continue reading...

King, Joker or Jack of Assists? Who to Pick 9th in Fantasy Basketball Drafts

The popular opinion these days, at least on the fantasybball subreddit, is that the top eight picks in fantasy basketball are Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Karl Anthony Towns, Anthony Davis, and Kawhi Leonard. So if we take this group of players as the "top tier", who is thecontinue reading...