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NBA Fantasy Basketball Deep League Waiver Wire Adds: Week 16

Ladies and gents, this is the moment you’ve waited for. You’ve been searching for a superhero to save your bench. Well, you’ve come to the right place! I have scoured the waiver wire TIRELESSLY to bring you my top deep league pickups to help bolster your fantasy squad. So lace up your Nike Hyperdunks and step on the virtual court with me as we find widely available players ready to save your fantasy team with my fantasy basketball deep league waiver wire adds for Week 16.

Last week, I highlighted Precious Achiuwa and Ayo Dosunmu. Both players are now rostered in TOO many leagues to qualify for this list. If they’re somehow available in your league, RUN to your waiver wires and make the move.

The following players are rostered in < 50% of Fantrax leagues.

Deep League Waiver Wire Adds for Week 16

Malik Beasley, SG – Milwaukee Bucks (49% rostered)

Welcome back, old friend. Beasley was a deep-league DANDY before his ownership crept over the 50% mark a few weeks into the season. With fantasy managers dropping the 27-year-old due to a recent scoring slump, I’m here to ensure he never qualifies for this list again. Despite single-digit scoring outputs in six straight games, the Florida State product was still averaging a respectable 3.7 rebounds, 1.7 three-pointers, and 1.0 steals. Beasley “broke out” of his mini-scoring slump on Sunday, accumulating 16 points, four triples, three boards, two dimes, and a swipe. Beasley is a super safe fantasy asset and should be rostered everywhere for consistent 3-and-D stats along with decent rebounds and assists.

Corey Kispert, SG/SF – Washington Wizards (43% rostered)

Kispert is not only crushing it from downtown over his last five games with 2.6 three-pointers, but he’s also averaging 14.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.2 assists during that span. Expect the 24-year-old to keep firing away from beyond the arc with Washington clawing their way back in virtually every game. The Gonzaga product should continue being an excellent source of triples, points, boards, and assists.

Lonnie Walker IV, SG/SF – Brooklyn Nets (40% rostered)

According to NBA JAM rules, Walker is *ON FIRE*, having scored 19, 19, and 20 over his last three games. On top of being a walking bucket, the 25-year-old is averaging 4.7 assists, 3.3 threes, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.7 steals during that span. The reason he’s not higher on this list is because he’s doing all of this with Dorian Finney-Smith (ankle) sidelined. If Finney-Smith gets dealt ahead of the NBA Trade Deadline, Walker’s path to consistent playing time could be cleared. Add “Skywalker” while he’s hot and hold until the trade deadline this Thursday.

Taurean Prince, SF/PF – Los Angeles Lakers (36% rostered)

Prince came off the bench for the first time last Saturday and posted his highest scoring mark since Christmas with 16 points. Even before Saturday’s stellar performance, the 29-year-old produced 11 points, eight rebounds, two assists, one three-pointer, one steal, and one block against the Celtics in the game prior. The Baylor product is heating up for the surging Lakers and should be added to see if his hot streak continues.

Josh Green, SG/SF – Dallas Mavericks (32% rostered)

Green has been given the green light over the past two games, averaging 19.0 points on 12.5 field-goal attempts. During that span, the 23-year-old is also producing 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 three-pointers, 2.0 assists, and 0.5 steals. The Arizona product has started 14 straight games, which gives him a safe floor to produce plenty of triples, points, boards, and dimes.

Amir Coffey, SG – Los Angeles Clippers (11% rostered) 

Before Sunday’s meager five-point performance, Coffey had scored double-digit points in four games straight. During that span, he was averaging 13.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.3 three-pointers, and 2.3 stocks. Despite Coffey cooling down Sunday, he still played 22 minutes, mustering a triple, three boards, a swipe, and a swat. If you like your coffee with stocks (cream) and treys (sugar), give the Minnesota product a long look.

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 16!

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