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2018-19 Fantasy Basketball Week 19 Waiver Wire


The All-Star break ended and the second half of the season has now kicked off. This is the time of year where playoff mode and tank mode begin to take form. Good teams will be fighting for playoff seedings, while bad teams shut it down and begin to prepare for the offseason.

The teams out of playoff contention will likely modify their rotations, thus changing the fantasy landscape. Otherwise, one should be able to expect consistency for the rest of the league, barring any injuries that may occur. Nevertheless, the waiver wire will be constantly changing throughout the remainder of the season. This makes it a necessity to stay on top of heading into the high gear of the fantasy season.

Players are owned in 50 percent of leagues or less.

2018-19 Fantasy Basketball Week 19 Waiver Wire

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Dion Waiters, SG/SF, Miami Heat

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Despite the injuries and inconsistent play, Waiters has come on nicely as the Heat’s starting guard as of late. In the past four games, Waiters has averaged 16.8 PPG and 3.8 APG on 33.8 MPG. Possibly the most encouraging stat Waiters has produced is his 16/36 from three-point range during these games.

Hopefully, we are starting to see the reemergence of the aggressive shooter Waiters, because that is when he is at his best. While this production may not last, Waiters is a hot hand that is worth an add for now.

Marquese Chriss, F/C, Cleveland Cavaliers

Having been on three teams in as many seasons, it appears Chriss may have found his fit. In his five games since his trade to Cleveland, Chriss has averaged 12.6 PPG and 5.2 RPG on 52.2 percent shooting, including a 23 point and seven rebounds outing against the Brooklyn Nets.

With Cleveland being a lottery team, it wouldn’t be surprising for Chriss to continue to get minutes, despite the return of forward Kevin Love. Bein21-year-old old former lottery pick with raw talent, Chriss is the perfect player for a tanking Cleveland team to develop as the season comes to a close.

Kenrich Williams, SF, New Orleans Pelicans

It appears any game now could be Anthony Davis‘ last in New Orleans. Davis has no interest in playing for the team, and the front office now feels the same. As the saga continues, Kenrich Williams has benefited from Davis’ absence and limited minutes. Williams has started the last 6 games, averaging 10 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 3.3 APG, and one BPG.

Williams is currently available in most leagues. With his playing time and production likely to remain the same throughout the rest of the season, he will not be on the waiver wire for long.

Boban Marjanovic, C, Philadelphia 76ers

This is a purely short term add. With Joel Embiid expected to miss the next week, Marjanovic will be the guy to fill the production gap. Marjanovic may not receive big minutes, but he makes the most out of his playing time. In fact, Marjanovic reached 1,000 points with the second fewest minutes to do so on Thursday (first being Embiid).

In his first start for the 76ers on Thursday, Marjanovic had 19 points, 12 rebounds, and two assists on 6/7 shooting, playingseason-highigh 27 minutes. This production will only last the rest of the week, making Marjanovic a temporary must-add.

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