Top Waiver Wire Adds for Week 11

Happy Holidays Fantasy Hoops Junkies! Week 11 of Fantasy Basketball is almost here. If you are looking for the top waiver wire options you’ve come to the right place. In this piece we will provide a list of free-agent players you need to target in Week 11. Most of the suggestions are available in at least 50% of Yahoo fantasy basketball leagues.


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  1. Derrick Jones Jr. (30% owned) – In the last 6 games, Derrick Jones Jr. is averaging 10.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.2 steals, 1.5 blocks, and just 0.2 turnover per game, while shooting 55% from the field. In that span, Jones was ranked 43th in standard 9-category H2H. The Miami Heat will have 3-game week schedule in week 11. They will have a tough match-up against TOR first but the next 2 games against CLE and MIN should be favorable. Derrick Jones Jr. earned his minutes recently and i will add him in week 11 especially if i need the defensive stats.
  2. Monte Morris (37% owned) – In the last 7 games, Monte Morris is averaging 13.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.7 steals, and 2.1 3-pointers per game while shooting 53.2% from the field. In that 7 game period, the former 51st overall pick is ranked 37th in standard 9-category H2H. The Denver Nuggets will also play 3 games next week with back to back match-ups against SAS and an encounter with PHO. Those are actually not so easy match-ups but Morris is currently returning a top 40 value and he will continue that trend while Isaiah Thomas is still out.
  3. Kevin Huerter (10% owned) – In the last 5 games, Kevin Huerter is averaging 14.2 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.8 3-pointers per game. He was only ranked top 104 in standard 9-category H2H in that stretch but in 8-category he is ranked 69th. The Atlanta Hawks will play 3 games in week 11. A tough match-up against IND awaits them first but they will have 2 favorable match-ups next against MIN and CLE. Kevin Huerter is still playing good quality minutes and is a nice stream again in the upcoming week, while his ROS outlook remains positive.
  4. Reggie Bullock (37% owned) – Since returning from injury, Reggie Bullock is averaging 20.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and a solid 4.8 3-pointers per game. He is shooting a phenomenal 54.5% from the field and 80.0% from the line in that span. He managed to be the top 45 player in standard 9-category H2H while averaging 35.9 minutes and just 1.3 turnovers in his last 4 games. He continues to log heavy minutes and is completely outplaying his fellow starter, Luke Kennard. The Detroit Pistons will play 3 games in the upcoming week and Bullock will be somewhat useful again in Week 11 for owners looking for points and threes.
  5. Emmanuel Mudiay (57% owned) – The 7th overall pick of the 2015 NBA draft is currently the top 69 player in standard 9-category H2H in the last 6 games. In that period, he is averaging 23.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.3 3-pointers per game while shooting an impressive 51.5% from the field. He is still available in 43% of Yahoo Leagues and while i still don’t trust his FG%, he is playing well lately, averaging 33.4 minutes per game and 28.23% usage rate. The New York Knicks will have a 3-game week 11 schedule, consisting of a good back-to-back match up against MIL and a tough match-up against UTA. I will continue to ride Mudiay in standard leagues.

Week 11 Guide:

2 NBA teams playing 4 games:

Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers

26 NBA teams playing 3 games:

New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans Pelicans, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, Charlotte Hornets, Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, Brooklyn Nets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee Bucks, Utah Jazz, Chicago Bulls, Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors

2 NBA teams playing 2 games:

Indiana Pacers and Memphis Grizzlies

Stats are based on standard 9cat H2H. Please also take note that I made this article before the 7 game slate of December 22, 2018 NBA Sched.

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Top Waiver Wire Adds for Week 10

Week 10 of Fantasy Basketball is almost here. If you are looking for the top waiver wire options you’ve come to the right place. In this piece we will provide a list of free-agent players you need to target in Week 10. Most of the suggestions are available in at least 50% of Yahoo fantasy basketball leagues.

  1. Reggie Bullock (6% owned) – In 10 games from November 9 up to December 1, Reggie Bullock is averaging 12.1 points, 2.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.0 steal, 2.6 3-pointers and just 1.0 turnover per game, while shooting 46.7% from the field and 91.7% from the line. In that span before getting injured, Bullock was ranked 87th in standard 9-category H2H. The Detroit Pistons has the most favorable schedule in week 10, wherein they will play 4 games, including match ups against MIL, MIN, CHA and ATL. As of this time, Reggie Bullock is listed as probable vs BOS and i will monitor any updates on him. If he will be available in week 10, he will be a nice stream/add for owners looking for a 3-point specialist.
  2. Allen Crabbe(47% owned) – In the last 4 games before hurting his knee, Allen Crabbe is averaging 17.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steal and a whopping 4.8 3-pointers per game while shooting 48.8% from the field. In that 4 game period, Crabbe is ranked 56th in standard 9-category H2H. The Brooklyn Nets will have a 4-game week 10 and favorable match ups against LAL, CHI, IND and PHO. Allen Crabbe is currently listed as questionable vs ATL. I’ll closely watch any updates on his knee and if he is good to go in week 10, he will be a nice add for managers looking for some boost in points and 3-pointers.
  3. Kevin Huerter (10% owned) – In the last 5 games, Kevin Huerter is averaging 12.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.0 block and 2.6 3-pointers per game. He is also averaging 2.8 turnovers per game but because of his ability to rack up stats across the board he was ranked top 50 in standard 9-category H2H in that stretch. The Atlanta Hawks will only play 3 games in week 10 but they are one of the few teams who have a favorable schedule in the upcoming week including match ups against WAS and NYK. There is also some value in Huerter beyond week 10 so I will add him in any standard leagues if i could.
  4. Kevin Knox (51% owned) – The number 9 overall pick of the 2018 NBA draft is balling. In the last 3 games, Kevin Knox is averaging, 21.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.7 steal, 1.0 block and 3.3 3-pointers per game. He is just shooting 43.6% from the field and 70.0% from the line but he managed to be the top 35 player in standard 9-category H2H in that 3-game period. He averaged 38.7 minutes and just 0.3 turnover in his last 3 games. Week 10 is a nice week for the New York Knicks although they will only play 3 games. They will have favorable match ups against PHO and ATL. I will add Knox in standard leagues and ride him while he’s hot.
  5. Richaun Holmes (24% owned) – The Phoenix Suns is still a mess. They still can’t figure out what to do in trades. Again if i could, i would stay away from the Phoenix Suns players in fantasy basketball. But if you are in a deep league and desperately need some help, you may consider Richaun Holmes. In the last 7 games, he is averaging 11.9 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.9 steal and 1.9 blocks while shooting an outstanding 66.7% from the field and 78.9% from the line. He was a sneaky top 59 player in standard 9-category H2H in that span. The Phoenix Suns will be playing 4 games in week 10 and have favorable match ups against NYK and WAS. Richaun Holmes is a per minute beast and I will add him in standard leagues where i need some decent big man stats.

Week 10 Guide:

19 NBA teams playing 4 games:

Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, Brooklyn Nets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee Bucks, Utah Jazz, Chicago Bulls, Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors

10 NBA teams playing 3 games:

New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans Pelicans, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors, Charlotte Hornets

1 NBA team playing 2 games:

Denver Nuggets

Here are some of the other possible free agents to consider in week 10:

With 4 games:

  1. Jamychal Green (34% owned)- nice schedule in week 10
  2. Nemanja Bjelica (41% owned) – nice stream while Bagley is out
  3. Jakob Poeltl (22% owned) – nice stream for rebounds and blocks
  4. Kevon Looney (5% owned) – decent minutes while waiting for Cousins

With 3 games:

  1. Noah Vonleh (43% owned) – favorable match ups vs PHO and ATL
  2. Tim Frazier (23% owned) – assist specialist

Stats are based on standard 9cat H2H. Please also take note that I made this article before the 7 game slate of December 15, 2018 NBA Sched.

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Top Waiver Wire Adds for Week 9

Week 9 of Fantasy Basketball is almost here. If you are looking for the top waiver wire options you’ve come to the right place. In this piece we will provide a list of free-agent players you need to target in Week 9. These suggestions are available in at least 50% of Yahoo fantasy basketball leagues.

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  1. J.J. Barea (28% owned) – In the last 7 games, J.J. Barea is averaging 15.1 points, 2.6 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 1.1 steals, 1.1 3-pointers and just 1.9 turnovers per game, while shooting 49.4% from the field and 75.0% from the line. In that period, Barea was ranked 97th in standard 9-category H2H. The Dallas Mavericks has the most favorable schedule in week 9, wherein they will play 4 games, including match ups against ATL, PHO and SAC. J.J Barea will be a nice add/stream in week 9 for owners looking for some points and assists.
  2. Terry Rozier (44% owned) – Aside from the Dallas Mavericks, another team that has a very good schedule in week 9 is the Boston Celtics. They will also play 4 games, including match ups against NOR, WAS and ATL. Terry Rozier is one player i will look for if I am in a deep league and want to stream in week 9. In the last 4 games, Rozier is averaging 10.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.8 3-pointers, while shooting 47.1% from the field and 75.0% from the line. Except against DET, the Celtics will have favorable match ups next week and Rozier could be in line for some great usage and should be a nice stream.
  3. De’Anthony Melton (8% owned) – The Phoenix Suns have been in a mess recently. They just lost there 8th game in a row and they aren’t looking good. If i could, i would stay away with Phoenix Suns in Fantasy Basketball because of the weird rotations that coach Igor Kokoskov is doing lately. But if i’m in a deep league and want to take a chance, i will look for De’Anthony Melton. He is one of the bright spots in the Suns right now. In the last 3 games, Melton is averaging 13.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 2.0 3-pointers per game while shooting 48.5% from the field and 66.7% from the line. He has a 9th round value in standard leagues in that 3-game period. In case you want to know, Elie Okobo only has a 2oth round value in that same period. The Phoenix Suns will play 4 games in week 9 and Melton is worthy of a speculative add.
  4. Alec Burks (16% owned) – After being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Alec Burks is averaging 14.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.2 3-pointers and just 1.4 turnovers per game, while shooting 39.3% from the field and 85.7% from the line. In that span, he is ranked 120 in standard 9-category H2H. However, if you are neglecting FG%, Burks is the top 93 player in that same stretch. The Cavs will play 4 games in the upcoming week and Burks could be a nice stream for owners looking for some points and threes.
  5. Nemanja Bjelica (36% owned) – Nemanja Bjelica is a sneaky top 70 player in standard 9-category H2H this year. In 24 games this season, he is averaging 11.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.5 3-pointers per game while shooting 54.5% from the field and 75.9% from the line. He started every game this season and did not yield his spot to Marvin Bagley just yet. In week 9, the Sacramento Kings will play 4 games and i could see 2-3 easy match ups where you can use Bjelica in deep leagues. 

Week 9 Guide:

14 NBA teams playing 4 games:

Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Memphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder, Toronto Raptors, Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Wizards

16 NBA teams playing 3 games:

Brooklyn Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves,  Charlotte Hornets, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks, Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz, Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans Pelicans, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets

Here are some of the other possible free agents to consider in week 9:

With 4 games:

  1. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (36% owned) – 3-point specialist
  2. Jamychal Green (27% owned) – when JJJ is in foul trouble, Green is a nice play
  3. Thomas Bryant (5% owned) – good source of FG% and Rebs while Dwight Howard is out

With 3 games:

  1. Allen Crabbe (6% owned) – averaging 3.2 3-pointers per game in the last 6 games
  2. Jakob Poeltl (18% owned) – quite good lately as a source of FG%, Blks, and Rebs

Stats are based on standard 9cat H2H. Please also take note that I made this article before the 9 game slate of December 8, 2018 NBA Sched.

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Top Waiver Wire Adds for Week 8

If you are looking for the top waiver wire options at fantasy basketball you’ve come to the right place. In this piece we will provide a list of free-agent players you need to target in Week 8. These suggestions are available in at least 50% of Yahoo fantasy basketball leagues.

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  1. Alec Burks (9% owned) – Alec Burks was recently traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Kyle Korver and he immediately made an impact. In his debut with the Cavs he registered 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Although he didn’t make a three and he only shot 36.4% from the field, he managed to salvage his line with his counting stats. Burks had a 25.3% usage rate in his debut, which is a good sign and that could continue because the Cavaliers badly needs a wing scorer right now. He could be a very nice add/stream in the upcoming week because I find the Cleveland Cavaliers schedule as the best sched in week 8. That includes match ups against GSW, SAC and WAS.
  2. Mason Plumlee (11% owned) – Mason Plumlee is averaging 8.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.6 steals, 1.8 blocks while shooting 62.1% from the field and with only 0.8 turnover through his last five games. In that span, he is a sneaky top 33 player in 9-category H2H while only playing 18 minutes per game. The Denver Nuggets will play 4 games in week 8 in what could be an arguably second best schedule in the upcoming week. After a tough match up with TOR, they will face ORL, CHA and ATL. Mason Plumlee is a nice stream in week 8 if you need big man stats with some out-of-position assists and some bonus cash counters.
  3. Juancho Hernangomez (27% owned) – The Denver Nuggets is on a 5 game winning streak. Aside from Mason Plumlee, another contributor for the Nuggets’ recent success is Juancho Hernangomez. Since taking over that starting small forward spot, he is averaging 11.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 2.1 3-pointers, while shooting 48.2% from the field and 85.7% from the line. Juancho is a top 87 player in 9-category H2H in that 10-game period. Mason and Juancho could be a nice combo stream in week 8.
  4. Tim Frazier (11% owned) – The 28 year old NBA journeyman recently got the starting gig for the New Orleans Pelicans and he responded competently. As the Pelicans starting guard once again, Tim Frazier is averaging 9.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 10.5 assists and 1.5 3-pointers while playing 30.6 minutes per game. Elfrid Payton will be out for eight weeks due to sprained ankle and broken finger and Tim Frazier could be a good pickup for owners who are looking for a point guard, especially those who are in dire need of assists. The New Orleans Pelicans will play 4 games in week 8.
  5. Elie Okobo (18% owned) – The Phoenix Suns finally decided to waive Isaiah Canaan. Here comes the french man who, earlier this season showed us that he can put up some quality games. In the last 2 games, Elie Okobo is averaging 14 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 3-pointers and 2 steals while shooting 52.2% from the field. That is enough to make him a top 50 9-category player in that stretch. He already overcome Mikal Bridges in usage rate and I will add Okobo in week 8 even though the Suns will only play three games because he is worthy of a speculative add even beyond the upcoming week.

Week 8 Guide:

8 NBA teams playing 4 games:

 Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, San Antonio Spurs, New Orleans Pelicans, Toronto Raptors

20 NBA teams playing 3 games:

Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers,Los Angeles Lakers,  Minnesota Timberwolves, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards

2 NBA teams playing 2 games:

Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers

Here are some of the other possible free agents to consider in week 8:

With 4 games:

  1. Reggie Bullock (12% owned) – 3-point specialist
  2. DeMarre Carroll (8% owned – just needs to be healthy and consistent
  3. Bryn Forbes (21% owned) – 3-point specialist
  4. Derrick White (9% owned) – has 3 consecutive games with solid minutes

With 3 games:

  1. Kyle Korver (6% owned) – 3-point specialist

Stats are based on standard 9cat H2H. Please also take note that I made this article before the 7 game slate of December 1, 2018 NBA Sched.

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Top Waiver Wire Adds for Week 7

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Belated Happy Thanksgiving fellow Fantasy Junkies! Let’s have a glimpse of the available free agents and look for the NBA schedule of the upcoming week. If you are looking for the top waiver wire options at fantasy basketball you’ve come to the right place. In this piece we will provide a list of free-agent players you need to target in Week 7. These suggestions are available in at least 50% of Yahoo fantasy basketball leagues.

  1. Cody Zeller (23% owned) – In the last 4  games, Cody Zeller is averaging 10.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists while shooting 55.9% from the field and 100% from the line. In that span, he was a top 95 player in standard 9-cat H2H. The Charlotte Hornets will play 4 games in week 7 with favorable match ups against ATL and NOR, and Zeller is a nice low end stream for owners looking for big man stats without hurting percentages.
  2. Bryn Forbes (24% owned) – If you are looking for a 3-point specialist in week 7, Bryn Forbes could be your guy. In 18 games this season, he has more 3-pointers than Evan Fournier and Gary Harris. He is applicable in some builds only because he doesn’t provide help in other categories (1.8 RPG, 2.2 APG and 0.8 SPG). In standard 9-cat H2H, he is ranked 146th only, but when ignoring assists, he is more valuable than De’Aaron Fox and Jeff Teague. Feel free to stream Forbes in week 7, where the Spurs will play 4 games including favorable match ups against CHI, MIN and POR.
  3. Mikal Bridges (16% owned) – Mikal Bridges started in the last 4 out 5 games of the Phoenix Suns. In that span, he registered a combination of solid games as well as subpar performances. Entering week 7, I’m still buying the hype of the 10th overall pick of the 2018 NBA draft, who was regarded as an elite 3 and D prospect out of Villanova. In the upcoming week, the Phoenix Suns will play 4 games and Bridges isn’t a must start player yet, but the Suns are giving him opportunities this early which makes him worthy of a speculative add.
  4. Tomas Satoransky (11% owned) – The Washington Wizards is in disarray right now, they are currently at the 11th spot of the East standings with a 6-11 Win-Loss card. It was also reported that there are no players exempted in possible trade talks for the Wizards, including John Wall and Bradley Beal. While there is a melodrama inside the Wizards, Tomas Satoransky became a bright spot recently. Coach Scott Brooks spoke highly of him and said “he needs to get Sato more minutes”. In the last 6 games, Tomas is averaging 8.5 points, 2.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.3 steals while shooting 59.4% from the field and 90% from the line. In that period he was the top 72 player in standard 9cat H2H. He could be a nice stream in week 7 as the Wizards will play 4 games.
  5. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (40% owned) – In the last 4 games while Rondo was out, KCP is averaging 11.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 1.5 threes. In that stretch he was just top 112 in standard 9cat H2H because he is just shooting 34.3% from the field. The good news is he is now averaging 26.9 minutes per game. Rajon Rondo will still be weeks away and that would mean more opportunities for KCP. The Los Angeles Lakers will play 4 games in week 7 and Pope is a nice stream for owners looking for threes and steals.

Here are some of the other possible free agents to consider in week 7:

With 4 games:

  1. Kelly Oubre Jr. (41% owned) – started the last 2 games, the only problem is consistency
  2. Richaun Holmes (2% owned) – blocks specialist
  3. Aaron Holiday (3% owned) – Oladipo could be back but worthy of a speculative add 
  4. Ryan Arcidiacono (7% owned) – still logging huge minutes
  5. Shaq Harrison (1% owned)  – steals specialist
  6. David Nwaba (3% owned) – steals specialist

With 3 games:

  1. Jeremy Lin (23% owned) – just like in week 6, more valuable in blowout games
  2. Reggie Bullock (12% owned) – 3-point specialist

Stats are based on standard 9cat H2H. Please also take note that I made this article before the 7 game slate of November 24, 2018 NBA Sched.

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Top Waiver Wire Adds for Week 6

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While our opponents are still busy streaming in week 5, let’s have a glimpse of the available free agents and look for the NBA schedule of the upcoming week. If you are looking for the top waiver wire options at fantasy basketball you’ve come to the right place. In this piece we will provide a list of free-agent players you need to target in Week 6. These suggestions are available in at least 50% of Yahoo fantasy basketball leagues.

  1. Collin Sexton (44% owned) – In the last 4  games, Collin Sexton is averaging 18.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.8 threes and a very efficient 48.4% FG shooting. In that period, he is only top 148 in standard 9-category H2H league but he played a whopping 35.7 minutes per game. If you don’t mind his poor steal rate, you may consider him in the upcoming week because the Cleveland Cavaliers will play 4 games and Sexton will be usable in some leagues especially while George Hill is out.
  2. Patrick Beverley (22% owned) – Shai-Gilgeous Alexander is supposedly here if only he is available in at least 50% of Yahoo fantasy basketball leagues. Instead we pick Pat Bev for this spot. The defense-oriented point guard of the LA Clippers is up and down this season and while Shai-Gilgeous Alexander continues to impress, we could still see some good games from Beverley if Avery Bradley continues to be out (watch out for any update). The Clippers will have 4 games in week 6 and some favorable match ups against ATL and WAS. Patrick Beverley is a top 80 player in standard 9-category H2H in the last 5 games when Bradley was out.
  3. Mike Muscala (8% owned) – The Philadelphia 76ers needed to fill the PF spot vacated by Dario Saric who was recently traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Wilson Chandler is currently their starting Power Forward but is still on a 20-minute restriction as of this time (watch out for any update). In the last 3 games, Mike Muscala averaged 9.0 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.3 3PM in 28.7 minutes per game. In the upcoming week with the Sixers playing 4 games, Muscala can be a good source of out-of-position 3s and modest rebounds. He isn’t shooting very well yet but the opportunities are there for him right now.
  4. Juancho Hernangomez (7% owned) – After 2 straight losses of the Denver Nuggets, Juancho got  promoted to the starting lineup. In his first 2 games as a starter, he was quite invisible although playing an average of 34.4 minutes per game. In his last outing he had a breakout with 25 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 2 threes in 75% FG shooting. Although that was a blowout win and he had every opportunity to showcase his skills, the good news is they won, so the starting gig might continue for a while. He could be a nice stream in week 6 with the Nuggets having 4 games.
  5. Allonzo Trier (11% owned) – Just like Juancho, Allonzo also got the nod to start for the New York Knicks. In his last outing vs the New Orleans Pelicans, he played 32.3 minutes and scored 11 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block and 1 3PM. There is still uncertainty if he will stick at the starting lineup but coach David Fizdale likes playing the young guys. He is worthy of a speculative add and a nice stream in the upcoming week with the New York Knicks having 4 games.

TOR and BOS have the easiest match ups in week 6. Both teams have 4 games and I could see some games could be blowout wins. Terry Rozier is supposedly here but he is currently rostered in 52% of Yahoo fantasy basketball leagues. You may find some other players below who can be useful but can be limited to deep leagues only.

  1. Fred Vanvleet (44% owned) – more valuable in a blowout game
  2. OG Anunoby (8% owned) more valuable in a blowout game and if Kawhi is rested in b2b
  3. Delon Wright (3% owned)steals specialist, more valuable in a blowout game

Week 6 is a wonderful moment for Fantasy Basketball because it features 20 NBA teams playing 4 games each and the remaining 10 teams play 3 games. There are no NBA teams playing 2 games and below next week.

Here are some of the other possible free agents to consider in week 6:

With 4 games:

  1. Monte Morris (16% owned)
  2. Trey Lyles (15% owned)
  3. DeMarre Carroll (16% owned) – coach Atkinson might need him if Allen Crabbe continues his slump but temper your expectations
  4. Shelvin Mack (21% owned) 
  5. Mikal Bridges (3% owned) – worthy of a speculative add in deep leagues
  6. Derrick White (39% owned)
  7. Bryn Forbes (15% owned)
  8. Jeremy Lin (11% owned) – tough match ups in week 6, could be blowout losses and more opportunities again for Lin

Stats are based on standard 9cat H2H. Please also take note that I made this article before the 10 game slate of November 17, 2018 NBA Sched.

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Top Waiver Wire Adds for Week 5

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It is never too early to prepare in Fantasy Basketball. You can always scout free agents and look for the NBA schedule of the upcoming week and be one step ahead of your opponents. If you are looking for the top waiver wire options at fantasy basketball you’ve come to the right place. In this piece we will provide a list of free-agent players you need to target in Week 5. These suggestions are available in at least 50% of Yahoo fantasy basketball leagues.

  1. Quinn Cook (21% owned) – Stephen Curry suffered an injury (left groin strain) in the Warriors last game vs Milwaukee Bucks. Meanwhile, Shaun Livingston is also nursing an injury (right foot soreness) and is expected to miss at least 4 more games. That makes Quinn Cook a speculative add for week 5 where the Warriors will play a whopping 5 games and 2 back-to-back sets. He was a top-50 player in 9cat H2H in the last 15 games of the 2017-2018 season when Curry was out.
  2. Derrick White (26% owned) – Derrick White came back ahead of his schedule and started in the San Antonio Spurs game vs the Miami Heat to play his first game of the regular season. He had an underwhelming performance after playing only 16 minutes. While there is still uncertainty for his ROS value, i’m still adding him in week 5 where he has a chance to redeem himself in 4 games including favorable match-ups against SAC and PHO.
  3. D.J. Augustin (41% owned) – D.J. Augustin is the starting point guard of the Orlando Magic and he doesn’t really have any competitor. He is averaging 27.1 minutes per game yet he is only currently ranked 126th in 9cat H2H. While his production is inconsistent, the Magic has 4 games in week 5 and D.J. is a nice stream for owners looking for a boost in assists, threes and FT%.
  4. Terrence Ross (15% owned) – Week 4 was a nice week for Terrence Ross, he averaged 14.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steal and 2.3 steals per game while shooting 46.9% FG in that span. The Magic will have 4 games again in week 5 and if Jonathan Isaac (ankle) will continue to be out, more opportunities again for Ross to provide owners with some help in threes and steals.
  5. E’Twaun Moore (38% owned) – Moore continues to start for the New Orleans Pelicans and plays 30.6 minutes per game. He is also averaging a very modest 13.3 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.5 threes while shooting 52.3% FG and 78.9% FT. With 4 games in the upcoming week, Moore is a low end option for owners looking for some points, threes and nice percentages.

Below are some of the other possible free agents to consider in week 5:

With 4 games:

  1. Kelly Olynyk (25% owned) – out-of-position (assists, 3s and steals)
  2. Justise Winslow (30% owned)- points, rebounds, assists, 3s (added opportunities if starting and Goran Dragic is out)
  3. Shelvin Mack (6% owned) – assists and 3s
  4. Patty Mills (15% owned) – 3s (added opportunities if Rudy Gay is out)

With 3 games:

  1. Jeremy Lin (6% owned) – points, assists, FT%
  2. Omari Spellman (7% owned) – points, rebounds, 3s and percentages (added opportunities if starting and if John Collins is still out)
  3. Zach Collins (34% owned) – rebounds, block, percentages
  4. P.J. Tucker (36% owned) – 3s, rebounds, steals
  5. Allonzo Trier (14% owned) – points, 3s
  6. Damyean Dotson (19% owned) – points, 3s
  7. Shai-Gilgeous Alexander (23% owned) – (added opportunities if starting and Avery Bradley is out)
  8. Trey Lyles (13% owned) – points, rebounds

Player to Avoid in Week 5:

  1. Langston Galloway (4% owned) – He is hot right now but the Detroit Pistons only have 1 game in week 5 so i will look somewhere else for that stream spot.

Stats are based on standard 9cat H2H. Please also take note that I made this article after the 7 game slate of November 9, 2018 NBA Sched.

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