Hello, Fantasy Basketball Managers! Gear up for the 2023-24 Fantasy Basketball Week 4 Waiver Wire rundown.
Seeking the week's top waiver wire gems? You're in the right arena. We've got your back with a roster of essential free-agent players for Week 4 triumphs.
We're spotlighting those stealthy prospects who are stashed in less than 40% of Yahoo leagues, plus a few who might have slipped past your league mates' radars.
Here's my pledge: every waiver wire article will introduce a fresh batch of players, circling back to previous mentions only if they're still up for the taking.
So, ready to make some smart moves with the 2023-24 Fantasy Basketball Week 4 Waiver Wire? Let's hit the court and line up those players who might just help you outmaneuver the competition and claim victory. Time to play ball and pick up this week's fantasy steals!
2023-24 Fantasy Basketball Week 4 Waiver Wire
Skylar Mays, SG, Portland Trail Blazers (15% owned)
With Anfernee Simons, Malcolm Brogdon, and rookie Scoot Henderson sidelined, the Trail Blazers have swiftly promoted Skylar Mays from a two-way contract to the big leagues. Now, as the Blazers navigate through a guard shortage, Mays is stepping up to the challenge.
Mays made waves in his recent showdown with the Sacramento Kings, tallying 18 points, 11 assists, 2 rebounds, and a commendable number of steals over an impressive 37 minutes.
Week 4 looks bright for the Blazers, with winnable games against the Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers, and Oklahoma City Thunder, and just one tough clash with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday. Moreover, their three-game stretch over four days presents a prime streaming opportunity.
If your fantasy lineup is craving points, assists, and steals, Skylar Mays should be your target for Week 4. Furthermore, his per-36-minute averages — 15.5 points, 6.8 assists, and 2.2 steals — highlight his fantasy prowess. Therefore, consider keeping Mays on your fantasy forefront at least until the return of either Malcolm Brogdon or Scoot Henderson.
Skylar Mays with AUTHORITY ?️ pic.twitter.com/Nt5O93dXca
— NBA TV (@NBATV) November 6, 2023
Derrick Jones Jr., SF, Dallas Mavericks (6% owned)
Derrick Jones Jr. is making waves with his recent performances. Over his last three games, he's averaging 10.3 points, 1.7 threes, 6.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.0 steal, and 1.7 blocks, shooting a solid 52.2% from the field and a perfect 100% at the line, with a mere 1.3 turnovers in nearly 29 minutes per game. These numbers have catapulted him into the top 60 of nine-category leagues.
Stepping into the Mavericks' starting lineup as a small forward, Jones has grabbed the spotlight. As we approach Week 4, the Mavericks are poised with an advantageous schedule, looking at four games where they're pitted against the Washington Wizards, New Orleans Pelicans, and Milwaukee Bucks — all matchups that lean in their favor, with the Sacramento Kings posing the only real threat.
Also, given the back-to-back sets on Tuesday-Wednesday and Saturday-Sunday, Jones stands out as an ideal streaming option.
For those in need of a defensive surge in Week 4, specifically steals and blocks, Derrick Jones Jr. is a prime candidate. His scoring may fluctuate, yet you can rely on his defensive stats to stay strong. It's smart to capitalize on Jones Jr.'s current momentum while it continues.
Still early, but Derrick Jones Jr. is currently averaging career-highs in points (9.1), made 3s (1.4), 3PT% (37%), FG Attempts (6.8), and eFG% (61.5%).
Dallas is a special place, and we love Derrick Jones Jr. here. pic.twitter.com/TEnxnE7itf
— Mavs Film Room ?? (@MavsFilmRoom) November 11, 2023
Moritz Wagner, C, Orlando Magic (32% owned)
Alright, Moritz Wagner is back on our radar, and here's why: he's simply not getting the ownership he deserves. Without Wendell Carter Jr., Wagner has shined, averaging 16 points, hitting 1.3 threes, and grabbing 6 rebounds with stellar shooting percentages. These stats have nudged him into the top 100 of nine-category leagues.
Also tipping the scales in Wagner's favor is the Orlando Magic's Week 4 schedule. While their matchups may challenge them more than others, they still boast a promising double-header against the Chicago Bulls. Additionally, the Magic will play three games from Tuesday to Friday, creating a sweet spot for those looking to stream.
If you're on the hunt for a big man who can contribute to your point totals, nail threes, and shore up your rebounding, Wagner's your man. Blocks may not be his forte, but his offensive output is worth the roster spot. Snatch up Moe Wagner for Week 4 and consider keeping him as a valuable asset until Wendell Carter Jr. makes his return.
Moritz Wagner vs Dallas Mavericks
— A Walking Highlight (@11AWH) November 7, 2023
Goga Bitadze, C, Orlando Magic (20% owned)
Stepping out from Wendell Carter Jr.'s shadow, Goga Bitadze is making noise with the Orlando Magic. Since his ascent to the starting lineup over the last four games, he's clocked in averages of 7.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 1.0 steal, and an impressive 2.0 blocks. This stat line has quietly nudged him into the top 80 in nine-category leagues.
As we navigate through Week 4, both Goga Bitadze and Moritz Wagner stand out due to Orlando's favorable schedule, perfect for those looking to stream. The battle for the center spot is on, and both players are showing their worth. If your team is thirsting for points, Wagner's your man. On the other hand, if it's a feast of rebounds and blocks you're after, Bitadze could be the main course you need.
Pick up Goga Bitadze for classic big man stats and consider keeping him until Carter Jr. returns.
Goga Bitadze out here catchin’ BODIESpic.twitter.com/3NcmK2aJpg
— Adam Koffler (@AdamKoffler) November 7, 2023
Here are some players who might also be relevant in the upcoming week:
- Matisse Thybulle, SG/SF, Portland Trail Blazers (5% owned)
- Nicolas Batum, SF/PF, Philadelphia 76ers (3% owned)
- Jonathan Isaac, SF/PF, Orlando Magic (6% owned)
- Robert Covington, SF/PF, Philadelphia 76ers (8% owned)
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