Welcome to the 2023-24 Fantasy NBA Deep League Waiver Wire Adds for Week 5!
In Week 5, we’re unearthing hidden treasures—players so deep on the bench, they make pine trees jealous. So grab your binoculars, a magnifying glass, and a sense of humor as we uncover the most obscure, the most unexpected, and the most “Did he seriously just pick him up?” waiver wire adds to save your fantasy team.
The following players are rostered in < 20% of Yahoo leagues.
Without further ado, let’s dive in!
Deep League Waiver Wire Adds for Week 5
Goga Bitadze, C – Orlando Magic (22% rostered)
I’m cheating here a bit with this recommendation, but Bitadze needs to be rostered in a lot more leagues. The 24-year-old has started the last eight games for the Orlando Magic, averaging 8.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.9 blocks, and 1.3 steals in 23.1 minutes. The 6-11 center should be rostered and started in all deep fantasy leagues until Wendell Carter Jr. (hand) returns.
Sam Hauser, SF/PF – Boston Celtics (17% rostered)
Hauser has been a MACHINE from beyond the arc over his past 11 games, averaging 3.4 three-pointers on 50.0% three-point shooting. He has at least one three-pointer in 12 straight games and deserves a look in all leagues for those in need of treys and decent boards.
Terance Mann, PG, SG, SF – Los Angeles Clippers (5% rostered)
In case you missed it, Mann has supplanted Russell Westbrook in the starting lineup for the Los Angeles Clippers. While his first game didn’t yield fantastic results, deep league fantasy managers would be wise to give the 27-year-old a long look, especially if you need consistent boards and dimes with the occasional trey and swipe sprinkled in.
Corey Kispert, SG/SF – Washington Wizards (5% rostered)
Don’t look now, but Kispert is averaging double-digit points over his last six games, averaging 10.8 points to go along with 2.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.8 three-pointers, and 0.7 steals in 23.7 minutes. The 24-year-old has at least one three-pointer in five out of his last six games and should be added for his safe three-point floor with points, boards, and dimes consistently mixed in.
Donte DiVincenzo, SG – New York Knicks (6% rostered)
DiVincenzo is HEATING UP over his last two games, averaging 19.5 points on 66.7% field-goal shooting, 5.5 three-pointers, 3.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 2.0 stocks. The 26-year-old has been starting in place of the injured Quentin Grimes (wrist), which will continue as long as Grimes is out. Even if Grimes returns sooner than later, DiVincenzo has done enough to earn more minutes in the rotation and produce consistent 3-and-D stats for your fantasy team.
Ochai Agbaji, SG – Utah Jazz (5% rostered)
Agbaji (uh-BAH-jee) has started the last five games for the Utah Jazz, averaging 7.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, 1.4 three-pointers, and 0.8 steals in 28.4 minutes. The 23-year-old is producing low-end stats across the board and has a very safe floor as long as he’s starting.
Brandin Podziemski, SG – Golden State Warriors (10% rostered)
Podziemski came out of NOWHERE last week and averaged 14.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 2.3 three-pointers over the past three games. While two of those three came without Stephen Curry, head coach Steve Kerr has already said the rookie is “going to play every night”, which makes the rookie a very interesting flier in super deep leagues.
Andre Drummond, C – Chicago Bulls (10% rostered)
I tried my best to leave Drummond off this list because he hasn’t topped 20 minutes in any game so far this season, but the rebounds keep coming in limited minutes. The 30-year-old is averaging 9.0 rebounds over his last five games along with 7.0 points and 1.6 steals in 14.4 minutes. He’s not a fantastic add, but if you’re in dire need of boards, you could do a lot worse.
As we wrap up this Deep League Waiver Wire Adds article, remember that in the wild world of fantasy basketball, you’re not just managing a team; you’re practically running a circus.
So, get ready to juggle waiver wire decisions, make slam-dunk moves, and dodge fantasy curveballs. Lace up your virtual shoes and let the games begin.
As for this article? In the famous words of Chick Hearn, “You can put this one in the refrigerator. The door’s closed, the lights are out, the eggs are cooling, the butter’s getting hard and the Jell-O is jiggling.”
Good luck in Week 5!