Welcome one and all, new readers and returning readers, to the 2021-22 Fantasy Basketball Week 25 Waiver Wire!
I hope you all are staying safe and enjoying your daily dose of sports! The playoffs are upon us, and fantasy owners will be on the lookout for players who can give them the edge they need.
Before we get into the must-have waiver wire adds, let’s look at the studs and duds of the week.
Stud: Robert Covington, SF/PF, Los Angeles Clippers
Robert Covington dribbled just NINE times on his 15 makes en route to his 43 points:
1. C&S 3PT
2. 1 dribble, banker
3. 3 drib, 3PT
4. Cut, dunk
5. C&S 3PT
6. C&S 3PT
7. C&S 3PT
8. C&S 3PT
9. C&S 3PT
10. 4 drib, 3PT
11. C&S 3PT
12. 1 drib, 3PT
13. C&S 3PT
14. Cut, dunk
15. Dunk pic.twitter.com/Gls0SoHhY2
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) April 2, 2022
Covington has earned the Stud of the Week for his insane performance, dropping 43 points and 11 three-pointers. With the Clippers sitting some of their starters, Covington saw more opportunities as a scorer and he certainly took advantage. This will be looked back on as a fun anecdote in a bizarre 2021-22 season.
Dud: Cole Anthony, PG, Orlando Magic
Anthony has seen a drop in productivity over his last several games. Shooting lines of 1-7, 5-16, 4-11, and 3-10 will simply not cut it on a rebuilding team. With Jalen Suggs and Markelle Fultz also in the wings at the guard spots, Anthony will need to show more of what he can do to ensure he doesn’t lose any minutes.
Take a look at last week’s waiver wire post to make sure you are cleaning up on the boards! Without further ado, time to see who you need to add to your Fantasy rosters!
2021-22 Fantasy Basketball Week 25 Waiver Wire
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Rui Hachimura, PF, Washington Wizards (7.4% Rostered ESPN)
Rui Hachimura with 21 points on 8-for-14 shooting against the Dallas Mavericks: 50% overall on the season!!
Love how he drained the mid-range J when the drive to the lane wasn't there.
— Ersin Demir (@EDemirNBA) April 2, 2022
Hachimura has stepped up his game as of late, with multiple 20 point performances. Shooting over 47 percent from three on the year, he has helped Washington stay afloat up in the absence of Bradley Beal. If he can keep this up, he’ll cement his status as a core member of the Wizards’ future. He should at least be added in your leagues to take you over the top.
Isaiah Roby, PF/C, Oklahoma City Thunder (17.9% Rostered)
Isaiah Roby has been incredibly underrated this season due to missing some time at the start
Averaging almost 10 points and game with 5 rebounds while shooting 44.3% from three (3rd among players with 1.5+ attempts) pic.twitter.com/jmBSWTg01B
— Lu Dort Fan Account (@LuDortBurner) March 29, 2022
Roby has been the beneficiary of extended opportunities, as the Thunder have seen their entire typical starting lineup ruled out with injuries. Roby has been shooting the lights out and converting from inside the paint. Empty numbers on a rebuilding team spell success for fantasy managers. Scoop him up for the fantasy playoffs and reap the rewards.
Trey Lyles, PF, Sacramento Kings (5.6% Rostered)
TREY LYLES pic.twitter.com/oQysJgC7rP
— chimezie metu fan 🤠 (@Kings_Insight) March 24, 2022
Lyles has been given the opportunity to start, with Domantas Sabonis hurt. In his starts, Lyles has routinely scored in double-digits and even has an 18 rebound double-double game. Opportunity is key for fantasy basketball, and Lyles certainly has been given that. What’s more, is that he has succeeded. Grab him if you need that scoring boost in the fantasy playoffs.
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