2023-24 Fantasy Basketball Week 12 Waiver Wire

by Brian Dailisan
2023-24 Fantasy Basketball Week Waiver Wire

Hey there, Fantasy Ballers! As we hit the midway mark of the season, it's a great time to check your standings. Sitting pretty at the top? Awesome! But if you're lagging behind, don't sweat it. The 2023-24 Fantasy Basketball Week 12 Waiver Wire is here to help you spot those sneaky talents that could catapult you up the rankings.

Are you ready to uncover some hidden fantasy gold? Our carefully selected lineup is packed with under-the-radar players, all set to make a splash in your league. Hold onto your hats, because we've got some game-altering picks coming your way!

Week after week, I dive deep into the waiver wire jungle, seeking out those unheralded players who could be the key to your success.

Buckle up and let's zero in on the players who can supercharge your Week 12 results. Prepare your lineups; our Week 12 Waiver Wire is overflowing with potential fantasy game-changers!

2023-24 Fantasy Basketball Week 12 Waiver Wire

Luguentz Dort, SG/SF, Oklahoma City Thunder (33% owned)

Luguentz Dort is tearing it up lately! Over his last 12 games, he's averaging an impressive 12.7 points, 2.3 threes, 4.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.9 steals, and 1.0 blocks per game. His shooting has been on point too, hitting 50.5% from the field and 84.2% at the free-throw line. These stats have propelled him into the top-70 ranks in nine-category leagues during this period.

In Week 12, the Oklahoma City Thunder play four games, offering a prime streaming opportunity. They kick off the week against the Washington Wizards on Monday, followed by back-to-back games against the Miami Heat and Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday and Thursday. They cap off the week with a challenging match against the Orlando Magic on Saturday.

If you're looking to boost your fantasy scores in points, threes, steals, and blocks, Luguentz Dort is your guy for Week 12. Let's just hope my track record of jinxing players when I feature them doesn't continue. Here's to Dort keeping the fire burning!

Alec Burks, PG/SG/SF, Detroit Pistons (10% owned)

Alec Burks is heating up! Over his last 6 outings, he's averaging 19.3 points, nailing 3.5 threes per game, along with 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists. His shooting efficiency is impressive, hitting 50.0% from the field and 93.8% from the free-throw line on 4 attempts per game. This performance has vaulted him into the top-70 in nine-category leagues.

For Week 12, the Detroit Pistons have a 3-game schedule spread over 4 nights, ideal for strategic streaming. They kick off with back-to-back games on Tuesday and Wednesday against my favorite, the Sacramento Kings, followed by the struggling San Antonio Spurs. They wrap up their week early with a Friday showdown against the surging Houston Rockets.

At 32, the veteran guard is a boon for teams needing a lift in points, three-pointers, and free-throw percentage. If these are the stats you're chasing in Week 12, snag Alec Burks and enjoy the ride. Just keep an eye out, as coach Monty Williams might shift focus to younger guards to shake up the Pistons' game plan.

Simone Fontecchio, SF, Utah Jazz (30% owned)

Simone Fontecchio is making waves for the Utah Jazz. Recently starting as a forward, he's impressing with averages of 13.2 points, two three-pointers, 6.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.6 steals per game. His shooting is solid too, with a 48.1% field goal percentage and only 1.4 turnovers per game. During this stretch, he's earned an 8th-round value in nine-category leagues.

Looking ahead to Week 12, the Jazz have a packed 4-game schedule. This includes a beneficial 3-game run over four days, ideal for fantasy streaming. They'll face off against the formidable Milwaukee Bucks on Monday and then the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. The week ramps up with back-to-back games against the Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Lakers from Friday to Saturday.

If you need a boost in points, threes, and rebounds, Fontecchio is your guy. As long as he maintains his starting role and gets ample court time, he's a valuable asset. However, stay alert. Coach Will Hardy could switch up the lineup at any moment, potentially reducing Fontecchio's playing time. Keep an eye on the Jazz's rotation for any changes.

Larry Nance Jr., PF/C, New Orleans Pelicans (20% owned)

Larry Nance Jr. is on a hot streak, delivering top-notch performances in his last five games. Despite averaging just 21.9 minutes per game, his contribution is significant. Since returning from injury, he's averaging 8.2 points, 8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and an impressive 1.8 steals per game. His shooting efficiency stands out at 61.5% from the field, with a low turnover rate of just 0.8 per game.

While his scoring fluctuates, his consistent rebounding and defensive prowess are fantasy gold. Over this period, he's reached 6th-round value in nine-category leagues.

The New Orleans Pelicans have a three-game slate in Week 12, starting mid-week but offering a compact schedule suitable for streaming. They kick off against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, followed by back-to-back clashes with the Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks on Friday and Saturday.

Now might be the perfect time to bet on Larry Nance Jr. His rebounding and stealing abilities are especially beneficial in deep leagues. He becomes an even more valuable asset if you're strategizing around his weaker categories, like points. Grab Nance Jr. and watch him potentially elevate your team's performance in Week 12

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