Despite flaming out of the SGPN fantasy basketball league in the quarterfinals, I’m still here for those of you slugging it out for your league’s championship. The waiver wire is as crucial as ever now – you can’t afford to have any holes or weaknesses if you plan on bringing home the title. Here are ten more players who can help you do just that.
(only includes players rostered in 50% or less of Yahoo Fantasy leagues; stats listed are after Saturday’s games)
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Best Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups: Week of Mar 27th
T.J. McConnell – Indiana – PG – 31% Rostered
(8.1 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 5.1 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.1 BPG, 0.3 3PTs)
T.J. McConnell‘s strong play of late has propelled him to the top of our recommended pickups this week. This is a guy who can win you the assists category – if you’re in a cat league – but also won’t hurt you elsewhere. Over the past week, he averaged 10.5 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 4.8 APG, 1.0 SPG and blocked three shots. Plus, the Pacers have four games scheduled this week.
Tari Eason – Houston – SF/PF – 37% Rostered
(9.3 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 1.0 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.6 BPG, 0.7 3PTs)
I’m a Tari Eason fan. He is capable of massive games that can put you over the top this week in your fantasy playoffs. Just in the past week alone, he’s had games of 21 points, four rebounds, three assists, and a steal against Memphis, and 21 points, 12 boards, an assist, and four steals against Golden State. And he’s shown this season that he doesn’t need big minutes to produce big stat lines. He’s got four games coming up this week as well.
Bruce Brown – Denver – SG/SF/PF – 45% Rostered
(10.9 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 3.3 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.6 BPG, 1.2 3PTs)
Bruce Brown corner pocket 🕺pic.twitter.com/beyDaK2S7o
— Nuggets Nation (@NuggetsNationCP) March 26, 2023
Bruce Brown has been a pretty steady contributor for Denver this season and can be the same for your fantasy team over his four games this coming week. He’s hit double-figures in scoring in his last two games – and four of six – and has very solid rebounding and assist numbers. In fact, there isn’t a category where he won’t help you, at least a little bit. Plus, with three-position eligibility, you can fit him in your lineup with no problem.
Luke Kennard – Memphis – SG/SF – 16% Rostered
(8.5 PPG, 2.4 RPG, 1.4 APG, 0.5 SPG, 0.1 BPG, 2.0 3PTs)
Heading into Sunday’s action, Luke Kennard has been ON FIRE for Memphis. He had six straight games of double-figure scoring, including 30 points on 10(!!) three-pointers on Friday versus Houston. He also had a bunch of four-rebound games during this stretch, as well as a game with five assists and another with four steals. At the very least, he’ll help you in the three-point category. Once again, the Clippers are another team playing four games this week.
Trendon Watford – Portland – PF/C – 40% Rostered
(6.8 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 2.1 APG, 0.6 SPG, 0.2 BPG, 55.4% FG)
Trendon Watford highlights laban sa Jazz kanina 🎥
21 PTS | 9 REB | 2 BLK#TrailBlazersPH #RipCity pic.twitter.com/BDURnICP3P
— Portland Trail Blazers Philippines (@trailblazersph) March 23, 2023
Trendon Watford has been a top 25 fantasy basketball player over the past two weeks, so he’s a guy who you need to get in on quickly. In the past eight games he’s played in, he’s scored in double-digits. Over that span, he averaged 12.8 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 3.1 APG, and 1.3 SPG. Watford has stepped up with Portland’s starters on the sidelines in street clothes. He’s got four games this week to keep it going.
Coby White – Chicago – PG/SG – 14% Rostered
(9.2 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 2.4 APG, 0.8 SPG, 0.1 BPG, 1.7 3PTs)
Another guy on fire who’s playing four games this week is Chicago’s, Coby White. Including Sunday, he’s scored in double-digits in five straight games and six of his last seven. But he’s brought more than just points over that span. Over those seven games, he’s also averaged 3.9 RPG, 4.7 APG, and 1.0 SPG. And with 21 three-pointers over that stretch, he’s also got you covered there.
Other fantasy basketball waiver wire players worth checking out: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Daniel Gafford, Grayson Allen, Chris Boucher