Fantasy Basketball Waivers and Streamers Week 16
Updated: Feb 5
Week 15 is quickly coming to a close, which means it's time to prep for your Week 16 Fantasy Basketball Dynasty Points matchup! We have everything you need in this article including: Games Played, Back-to-Back Games, Headline News, Top Fantasy Basketball Streamers, and Waiver Wire Pickups. We advise you to BOOKMARK this article and refer back to it whenever you need to stream a player OR to see which teams play on back-to-back days. This article is a FANTASTIC tool for all your fantasy basketball needs in Week 16.
Before we dive into the streaming chart, let's take a look at notable headlines from Week 15:
NBA Legend Kobe Bryant passed away last Sunday at the age of 41. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Bryant family.
Victor Oladipo returned to action last Tuesday after missing A YEAR due to a ruptured quad tendon.
Luka Doncic will be OUT "two weeks, give or take" due to a sprained right ankle.
Marvin Bagley's left foot will be re-evaluated in three weeks.
Paul George returned to action last Thursday after missing 25 days due to a hammy aggravation.
The following list of players are ALL owned in UNDER 50% of Yahoo, ESPN, and Fantrax leagues.
Please Note: We have a column labeled "Tu/Th", which highlights players who play on slow game days this week.
Waiver Wire Pickups
Let's get to the players you should consider picking up if they are available in your league: With Luka Doncic set to miss the next "two weeks, give or take", it's time to let Jalen Brunson back into our lives. The last time Doncic was out for an extended period of time, Brunson slid into the starting lineup and produced elite stat lines. Pick him up in ALL category and points leagues. Ever since being traded to the Portland Trailblazers, Trevor Ariza has averaged 35-plus minutes a game while chipping in 3-pointers, points, rebounds, and steals. Give him a look if you need low-end fantasy stats across the board. I'll beat the drum once again for Reggie Jackson. Since coming back from injury, Reggie Jackson has averaged 14.2 points, 2 3-pointers, 4.2 assists, 0.8 steals while shooting 45% from the field. He won't always be this efficient, but I would still add him in ALL points leagues. Christian Wood is looking more and more like a bankable fantasy stash for the stretch run. The Pistons have been involved in a ton of trade talks, which bodes well for Wood's rest-of-season value. If the Pistons turn him loose after the All-Star break, he could carry your team to the championship. Cam Reddish has cemented himself into a 30-plus minute role due to all of the injuries the Hawks have faced recently. He is providing a steady source of 3-pointers, points, rebounds, and low-end steals. His FG% is lackluster, but as long as he's receiving starter's minutes, he is worth owning. Ever since Jeff Teague was shipped out of Minnesota, Shabazz Napier has played well over 30 minutes a game and is providing middle-round value in 9-category leagues. Add him in you need solid point guard stats. Danuel House Jr. has been playing a lot better as of late. He has been a Top 50 player over the past week and is providing 3-pointers, rebounds, and steals. The Golden State Warriors carousel keeps spinning and Glenn Robinson III is the current beneficiary. He is averaging over 30 minutes a game while providing 3-pointers, points to go along with low-end rebounds and assists. Rude the wave while he's getting the playing time. If you're a Marc Gasol owner or a deep-league opportunist, grab Chris Boucher. He is officially back in the rotation following Gasol's injury and has seen his minutes in the teens. He has upside and just needs consistent minutes to produce. Ever since Willie Cauley-Stein was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, Marquese Chriss has been the main beneficiary. Over the last 7 days, Chriss has averaged 12.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.0 blocks in 25 minutes. He's a superb 16-plus team league add.
The following players are producing Top 100 value over the past week. Consider adding these players while they're hot!
Kris Dunn (Top 25)
P.J. Tucker (Top 25)
Danuel House Jr. (Top 50)
Daniel Theis (Top 50)
Elfrid Payton (Top 50)
Patty Mills (Top 50)
Dewayne Dedmon (Top 75)
Josh Hart (Top 75)
Duncan Robinson (Top 75)
Cam Reddish (Top 75)
Deep League Waiver Wire Adds
(Players owned in UNDER 20% of Yahoo Leagues)
Monte Morris (12%), Matisse Thybulle (15%), Damion Lee (12%), Donte DiVincenzo (16%), Seth Curry (15%), Markieff Morris (13%), Dorian Finney-Smith (12%), Landry Shamet (17%), Malik Monk (11%), Jalen Brunson (10%), Marquese Chriss (14%), Tony Snell (1%), Malik Beasley (4%), Torrey Craig (2%), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (11%)
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God bless you and let's win Week 16 together!
Jacob W. Dunne
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