Fantasy Basketball Waivers and Streamers Week 18
Updated: Apr 17
Week 17 is quickly coming to a close, which means it's time to prep for your Week 18 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 SUPREME tool for all your fantasy basketball needs in Week 18.
Week 18 Schedule: Games Played
4 Games: N/A
3 Games: CHI
2 Games: ATL, BOS, BKN, CHA, CLE, DAL, DEN, DET, GSW, HOU, IND, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIL, MIN, NOP, OKC, PHI, PHX, POR, SAC, SAS, TOR, UTA, WAS
1 Game: LAC, NYK, ORL
Week 18 Schedule: Back-to-Back Games
Mon-Tues: All-Star Break
Tues-Wed: All-Star Break
Fri-Sat: CLE, DAL, PHX, UTA
Sun-Mon (Week 19): MIN, WAS
Before we dive into the streaming chart, let's take a look at notable headlines from Week 17:
Stephen Curry went through 5-on-0 work last week and will be re-evaluated on March 1
Kyrie Irving could return to practice after the All-Star break according to Kenny Atkinson
Luka Doncic returned to action last Wednesday with 33 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists, and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes
Jordan Poole got the start at point guard last Wednesday over Ky Bowman
Derrick Rose and Svi Mykhailiuk returned to action last Wednesday
The following list of players are ALL owned in UNDER 50% of Yahoo, ESPN, and Fantrax leagues.
Please Note: We have a column labeled "Th", which highlights players who play on a slow game day this week.
Top 10 Widely Available
Points League Streamers
1. Donte DiVincenzo
2. Daniel Theis
3. Darius Garland
4. PJ Washington
5. Ish Smith
6. Malik Monk
7. Maxi Kleber
8. Jordan Clarkson
9. Thaddeus Young
10. Dorian Finney-Smith
Waiver Wire Pickups
Let's get to the players you should consider picking up if they are available in your league: Marquese Chriss is on another planet right now. Over the past 7 days, Chriss is averaging 20.3 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.0 steals, and 2.0 blocks. He should be universally owned. Daniel Theis is another player that should be universally owned as he is the only healthy big man in Boston who can play defense. Add him if you need a consistent source of points, rebounds, and blocks. Who doesn't? Larry Nance Jr. was dropped in a TON of leagues following the results of the trade deadline. I get it. The Cleveland Cavaliers have nothing to play for (except the lottery) and Nance Jr. should be able to produce despite the presence of Andre Drummond. For those games that Drummond or Kevin Love sit out due to injury or load management, Nance Jr. becomes a must-start. Juancho Hernangomez was an NBA Trade Deadline winner stepping right into the starting lineup for a rebuilding Minnesota Timberwolves team. Since being traded to the Timberwolves, Hernangomez is averaging 15 points, 6 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and low-end stock stats while playing 30 minutes per game. He's a speculative pickup everywhere. Jordan Poole got the start at point guard over Ky Bowman and winded up playing 32 minutes. Poole seems poised to hold onto the starting point guard job for as long as Stephen Curry is sidelined, which gives him value in 12-plus team leagues. Over the last four games, Poole is averaging 14.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 0.7 steals while playing 29 minutes per game. Karl Anthony-Towns is expected to miss a few games after the All-Star Break, which means James Johnson should continue to start in his place. Last Wednesday, Johnson started in place of KAT and had 5 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, and 3 blocks in 32 minutes. Add him in all leagues for his elite 3-and-D stats. If he's already taken, give Naz Reid a look. Malik Monk has been ON FIRE over the last two weeks. He is averaging 15.6 points, 4 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and low-end stocks stats while playing 29 minutes per game. He is worth owning and starting in all leagues while he's hot. With the uncertain futures of Marvin Bagley and Richaun Holmes, Jabari Parker becomes very interesting. Parker was traded to the Sacramento Kings before the trade deadline and he should step into big minutes after the All-Star Break. Thon Maker is loving life right now. Over the past week, Maker is averaging 14 points, 6 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.8 steals, and 1.5 blocks while playing 28 minutes. He is locked into 25-30 minutes a night following the Drummond trade, and he should AT LEAST be looked at as a consistent source of blocks with room for more. Seth Curry is doing his best Stephen Curry impression by averaging 3.8 3-pointers over the past week in addition to 19.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.0 steals. WOW! Ride the Curry wave while it's raging! The Cavaliers seem to have given their prized rookie Kevin Porter Jr. more run over the past week. Over the past week, he's averaging 23 minutes per game while contributing low-end stats across-the-board. As the season goes on, I expect the Cavaliers to fully unleash him as they build towards the future. Lastly, with Damian Lillard set to miss the next 1-2 weeks with a groin strain, Anfernee Simons and Gary Trent Jr. are both worth a look in DEEP leagues.
The following players are producing Top 100 value over the past week. Consider adding these players while they're hot!
Tim Hardaway Jr. (Top 50)
Jordan Clarkson (Top 50)
Seth Curry (Top 50)
Furkan Korkmaz (Top 75)
Trevor Ariza (Top 75)
Gary Trent Jr. (Top 75)
Ish Smith (Top 75)
Thon Maker (Top 75)
Reggie Jackson (Top 75)
De'Andre Hunter (Top 75)
Deep League Waiver Wire Adds
(Players owned in UNDER 20% of Yahoo Leagues)
Donte DiVincenzo (16%), Malik Monk (14%), De'Anthony Melton (10%), Wesley Matthews (3%), Kyle Anderson (17%), Coby White (19%), Jordan Poole (2%), Monte Morris (9%), Markieff Morris (9%), Michael Carter-Williams (1%), Tyus Jones (5%), Rajon Rondo (13%), Thon Maker (19%), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (8%), Jarrett Culver (10%), Willy Hernangomez (1%)
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God bless you and let's win Week 18 together!
Jacob W. Dunne
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