2023-24 Fantasy Basketball Week 15 Waiver Wire

by Brian Dailisan
2023-24 Fantasy Basketball Week Waiver Wire

As we step into the fifth month of the season, the fantasy playoffs are just around the corner. It's a wild ride in basketball, where injuries and lineup shake-ups are the norms. But fear not, I've got your back with the 2023-24 Fantasy Basketball Week 15 Waiver Wire, brimming with hidden gems to fortify your squad.

Are you ready to unveil some secret fantasy weapons? Our selection is packed with underrated players, each primed to make a significant impact in your league. Get ready for some picks that could revolutionize your roster!

Every week, I comb through the waiver wire, shining the spotlight on those less-than-40%-owned heroes who could be your ticket to fantasy glory.

So, let's roll up our sleeves and identify the players who'll turbocharge your Week 15 results. It's time to give your lineup the ultimate boost with our Week 15 Waiver Wire picks!

2023-24 Fantasy Basketball Week 15 Waiver Wire

Aaron Nesmith, SF/PF, Indiana Pacers (34% owned)

Aaron Nesmith is tearing it up in his last three games, averaging a solid 17.0 points, 2.3 three-pointers, 8.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists. He's also been efficient, shooting 55.9% from the field and 85.7% at the free-throw line, while logging a hefty 32.2 minutes per game. This impressive run has propelled him into the top 60 in nine-category leagues.

Throughout the season, Nesmith has maintained consistent form, securing a spot in the top 80 of nine-category leagues over 41 games. Despite starting only 16 games, he's been a valuable contributor off the bench, enhancing his team's performance in points, threes, and steals.

Looking ahead to Week 15, the Indiana Pacers have a busy schedule with four games, including a convenient three-game stretch in four nights, ideal for streaming. They'll kick off the week with challenging matchups against the Boston Celtics, followed by games with the New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings, and concluding the week against the Charlotte Hornets.

Given Nesmith's recent injury, he might have slipped under the radar in some leagues. Now's your chance to snag him. His ability to consistently deliver in scoring, threes, and steals makes him a valuable asset, especially for strategies focusing on these stats. Don't miss out on the opportunity to add Aaron Nesmith to your squad for both immediate impact and potential long-term value.

Nicolas Batum, SF/PF, Philadelphia 76ers (9% owned)

Nicolas Batum, over his last 9 games, has been a stealthy fantasy asset despite averaging just 6.9 points per game. He's managed to rank within the top 75 in nine-category leagues, thanks to his averages of 1.4 threes, 4.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.1 blocks. Exclude his scoring, and Batum's value jumps to the top 40.

The Philadelphia 76ers have an advantageous schedule in Week 15, facing relatively easier opponents. They also enjoy a packed 3-game stretch from Monday to Thursday, starting with back-to-back matchups against the Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors, followed by games against the Utah Jazz and Brooklyn Nets.

Batum holds a secure spot with the Sixers, and if he maintains his health, he's a nine-category asset, particularly in non-scoring categories. While he may not be a top priority in standard leagues, his multi-category potential is a boon in deeper formats. If you're seeking a player who can contribute across various stat lines, Nicolas Batum is a savvy pick-up.

John Konchar, SG/SF, Memphis Grizzlies (11% owned)

John Konchar is making waves in fantasy leagues, ranking in the top-60 over his last 3 games despite scoring just 8.0 points per game. His well-rounded contributions include 5.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.3 steals, and an impressive 2.7 blocks per game. With the Memphis Grizzlies' roster depleted by injuries to key players like Ja Morant, Marcus Smart, Desmond Bane, and Steven Adams, Konchar has emerged as a crucial player, providing a well-rounded performance for the team.

The Grizzlies have a packed Week 15 schedule with four games, including a valuable three-game sequence spread over four days, ideal for fantasy streaming. They start off against the Sacramento Kings on Monday, followed by back-to-back matchups against the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, and conclude the week with a challenging game against the Boston Celtics.

For fantasy managers in deep leagues, especially those employing a punt points strategy, Konchar is an excellent target. This approach might be tricky, but when executed well, it can be highly effective. If you missed out on Nicolas Batum, Konchar is a solid alternative. His unique blend of rebounds and blocks, combined with the Grizzlies' current roster situation, could mean sustained opportunities for consistent fantasy contributions from Konchar.

Santi Aldama PF/C Memphis Grizzlies 14% owned

Santi Aldama has made a striking comeback, impressing in his return game against the Orlando Magic. He put up 14 points, nailed 2 threes, grabbed 7 rebounds, and dished out 5 assists, all in a notable 28.9 minutes of play. Significantly, Aldama took the court ahead of Xavier Tillman Sr.

Aldama's recent performances have fluctuated, partly due to injury. However, if he continues to get the nod over Tillman, he's a smart pick in deep leagues. The Grizzlies are currently without several key players, creating opportunities for Aldama to contribute in points, threes, and rebounds in nine-category leagues.

He's an attractive short-term option, with the potential to become an invaluable asset, particularly if the Grizzlies decide to shift focus later in the season. Keep an eye on Aldama as a possible valuable addition for your fantasy team.

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