The Grizzlies, Nuggets, and Celtics are streaking. The Suns are out of the playoffs, and the Sacramento Kings are 7 games over .500 sitting as the fourth seed in the west, just as we all suspected.
The start of 2023 has showcased a balanced and parity-laden NBA. The same can be said about the current state of Fantasy league waiver wires. There is an abundance of weekend streaming options across standard leagues, and below are some of the best.
Fantasy Basketball Weekend Streamers
NBA Fantasy Streamers is a weekly article put out by Fantrax to help Fantasy NBA managers chase down statistics in weekly league formats. All the players listed below play 2 games in three nights between Friday and Sunday, giving you the best opportunity to maximize their statistical output.
Teams With Two Games
ATL, BKN, CLE, DAL, DEN, GSW, IND, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIA, NOP, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHX, SAC, TOR
Norman Powell, G/F – Los Angeles Clippers | 69% rostered
Best Stats: PTS, 3PM
Powell’s name appeared on a weekend streamers list in weeks past, and since then he’s been on a tear. Over his last 8 contests, the veteran wing is averaging 19.6 points and 3 three-pointers made, including 7 deep bombs in his last matchup against the Jazz.
He is surely available in over half the standard 10-12 team leagues, and if he starts adding more defensive stats to his game, Powell could warrant a full-time roster spot.
Gabe Vincent, G/F – Miami Heat | 40% rostered
Best Stats: PTS, 3PM, STL
The Erik Spoelstra rotation juggling act continues in south beach, and this time Gabe Vincent has been the beneficiary of big minutes. During this five-game stretch, Vincent is averaging over 34 minutes a night and putting up 18.8 points, 3.4 threes, and 2 steals.
Dorian Finney-Smith, F – Dallas Mavericks | 52% rostered
Best Stats: REB, 3PM
The league giveth and taketh away. The same night Finney-Smith returned from a month-long absence, Christian Wood sustained a fractured thumb. Wood will be re-evaluated in a week, but in the meantime, Finney-Smith will likely see more usage than Dallas had anticipated coming off an injury.
The Maverick’s lack of talent around Luka Doncic has been a hot-button topic all season long, and will only continue to heat up in Wood’s absence. Regardless, the show must go on, and Dorian will be forced into a main character role, no matter if he was originally cast as an extra.
Seth Curry, G – Brooklyn Nets | 53% rostered
Best Stats: 3PM, PTS
While his role remains as inconsistent as his usage, the Nets are starved for scoring options with Kevin Durant sidelined, and Curry’s shooting prowess is as recognizable as his last name. He has scored 14+ in half of his last ten games including hitting 3 or more threes on three different occasions. Yes, that sentence had far too many “threes” in it, but maybe that’s a good omen for his weekend to come.
Damion Lee, G – Phoenix Suns | 29% rostered
Best Stats: PTS, AST, 3PM, REB
Keeping it in the family, we move on to Seth’s brother-in-law, Damion Lee. Google it, it’s true. This is purely a matter of capable bodies, as Phoenix currently have six players on their injury report. Lee is likely an end-of-the-bench option with a healthy squad, but that is far from Sun’s current reality.
All of that being said, over his last four games, Lee has done a bit of everything, to the tune of 18 points, 4.8 assists, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.5 three-pointers made.
Isaiah Stewart, F/C – Detroit Pistons | 93% rostered
Best Stats: REB
(Only 1 game this weekend)
Don’t let that rostered percentage get in the way of searching for Stewart on your waiver wire. The Pistons’ big man is likely under 50% owned in standard leagues and could be at a veritable low point due to coming off of an injury.
Stewart can’t be relied on to score, or even block shots but he has been a consistent rebounder all year, averaging 8 a game. It certainly pigeonholes managers to pick up a player who doesn’t consistently produce in more than one statistical category, but Stewart is by far the most reliable, readily available rebounding option.