Another week, another ravage through the waiver wire in hopes of something sticking. If it feels like the walls are closing in, I know how you feel. The only thing we have left is hope. And the waiver wire. There is still time to turn around the fantasy season and sneak into the playoffs. The turnaround starts… now.
Week 14 Fantasy Basketball Deep Waiver Wire Adds
Gabe Vincent, PG/SG – Miami Heat (21% rostered)
Stat highlight: Leads the league in steals + deflections over the past week
Vincent has averaged 40 minutes per game over the last three games. Granted, that is only because Kyle Lowry missed all three with knee discomfort. Lowry is scheduled to miss at least one more but there are no guarantees that it won’t be two, three, four, five, or six more. In Lowry’s stead, Vincent has performed as Miami’s best fantasy player with 22.7 points, 2.7 steals, and 3.7 threes per game being particular highlights. So for the time being, Vincent is a must-add for leagues of any size.
Terance Mann, SG/SF – Los Angeles Clippers (15% rostered)
Stat highlight: Averaged 38 minutes per game over the last week
Mann just scored 31 against the Rockets and if there’s one thing active fantasy players love, it’s jumping on a player who got hot for a hot second. All joking aside, with half the Clippers’ squad in the infirmary, Mann is a must-roster. Obviously, scoring is his forte and getting a high-scoring player off the waivers is quite a rarity so grab him while you can.
Aaron Nesmith, SF/PF – Indiana Pacers (14% rostered)
Stat highlight: Top 30 per game in 9-cat leagues over the last week
An overlooked player in the Tyrese Haliburton injury fallout, Nesmith is someone who could be in line for a nice chunk of minutes and offensive opportunities. In the first game back from an illness of his own, Nesmith tied his season high with 8 attempted three-pointers. Don’t look up how many he made (spoiler: it was 0) but that’s going to improve next game, right? In theory, he could be a solid source of threes, rebounds, steals, assists, and free throw percentage over the next few weeks.
Wenyen Gabriel, PF – Los Angeles Lakers (5% rostered)
Stat highlight: Top 60 fantasy player per game over the last week
An unexpected fantasy star – Wenyen Gabriel has played himself into semi-relevance over the past week. He’s averaged 2 blocks and shot 68% from the field. Does that sound like scraping the bottom of the barrel? Maybe, but, hey, 2 blocks is still nice. And you know he doesn’t get any turnovers either. The Lakers aren’t exactly spoilt for serviceable role-players so if Gabriel can keep up the high-energy play, there is no reason for him to fall out of the rotation.