During the NBA season FST brings you our Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups, which breaks down players available in many leagues that could have an immediate impact on your fantasy roster, or simply just players to keep on your radar. Let’s take a look at some players at each position that might be worthy of scooping off the waiver wire heading into Week 14 of the NBA season. If you have any waiver wire questions, feel free to post them in our Fantasy Basketball Forum.

Point Guards

Randy Foye UTA | PG

Foye has just been on fire the last two weeks. He’s hitting 55% of his shots, making 3.8 3’s per game, getting 1.6 steals, and throwing in 16 points per game for good measure. He’s more or less the starting SG for the Jazz, but you can plug him in at PG, so if you have a need, he’s a great short term add. Keep in mind: Foye owns a 41% lifetime percentage from the field. Give him a little leash, but don’t be afraid to dump him in coming weeks once he regresses to the mean. (about 40% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Eric Bledsoe LAC | PG

Bledsoe has been about as high an upside stash backup PG as possible thus far. His per-minute averages are ridiculous, all he’s needed is more minutes. Enter Chris Paul’s knee injury. CP3’s timetable is unknown, and you can’t really see the Clippers rushing Paul back from any kind of injury, as important as he is to their success. If Bledsoe is still available in your league, make it so that is not so, and quickly. (about 20% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Devin Harris ATL | PG

Devin Harris is another excellent point guard pickup this week who has been given his chance by injury. Lou Williams is done for the year with a torn ACL, and thus the door has been opened for Harris. True to form, Harris sprained his ankle 3 games into his starting gig, but he should be back soon. His first game with starters minutes netted speculative owners 18 points, 4 assists, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, and 2 3’s. (about 20% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues, watch in standard leagues

Shooting Guards

Shannon Brown PHX | SG

Let’s review: Phoenix is a trainwreck. Anyone who can shoot a basketball somewhat competently can log some serious minutes for the Suns. Fortunately for us, Shannon is quite capable. In fact, he’s killing it. What can Brown do for you? Over the last two weeks, he’s averaged 14 points and 2+ assists, rebounds, and steals per game. His percentages are solid, and he’s one Jared Dudley cold streak from heavier minutes in the starting lineup. (about 25% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Mike Dunleavy MIL | SG

Would you believe that Mike Dunleavy has been a top 50 play for the last month? File this one under “Strange, but true.” Over the last 14 days, he’s been even better: 2.6 3’s, 12 points, 51% from the field, and 83% from the stripe. All this brings to mind only two questions: What more could you ask from a shooting guard off the waiver wire, and “How is this guy only 44% owned?”. Gamers, time to change that. (about 44% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Kyle Singler DET | SG

We’re going to dig a littler deeper for this recommendation, and we’re going to uncover a little fantasy gold on a bad team. Gamers, let’s have another look at Kyle Singler. He had a hot stretch earlier, only to vanish back into both obscurity and the Pistons bench. Whether by virtue of better focus, improved practices, or being the cream of the Pistons white guy crop, he’s starting again. His line over the last two weeks includes almost 30 minutes per game, 53% from the field, 80% from the line, 10 points, almost 5 rebounds, 3+ assists, and over 1 three pointer made per game. Deep leaguers, take note – Singler is on the way up.
(less than 10% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues, watch in standard leagues

Small Forwards

Al-Farouq Aminu NO | SF

I can’t pronounce his name, but I can recommend you add him ASAP. Aminu has been balling out of control for the past two weeks, to the tune of a top 50 overall rating. He’s averaging 10 and 10, along with high percentages and over 2 steals + blocks per game. Add Aminu – he’s a strong play in any format. (about 30% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Martell Webster WAS | SF

Webster is an excellent deep league special, excelling for my recently resurgent Washington Wizards. He’s starting and playing 25+ efficient minutes per game, and can definitely help your deep league squad – How does 11 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 53% shooting on average sound? Better yet, Martell is still coming on: His line Wednesday night included 15 points, 6 of 6 from the stripe, 3 3’s, a block, and a steal. (less than 10% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues, watch in standard leagues

Tony Allen MEM | SF

I love having guys like Allen on my teams. He’s the quintessential ‘glue guy’ who doesn’t really stand out in any one area, but seems to mix in well with your stars and always delivers the mail. Allen, however, does stand out in one area, which is steals. He’s averaging 1.6 thefts over the past 14 days, to go with strong percentages, and about 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. If you like watching your guys, you’ll love Allen – he flies all over the court like an angry wasp, and must be annoying as hell to play against. If you need steals and strong overall play, consider Allen. (about 35% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Power Forwards

Jared Sullinger BOS | PF

Deeper league owners in need of strong play from the power forward spot should have this Boston battering ram on their collective radar. Sully has averaged a double-double, 55%+ from the field, and below one turnover per game. Roll it all together, and you have yourself a top 100 play over the past 2 weeks, plenty strong enough to play in deeper formats. Speculation in Boston is that eventually Sullinger will overtake Brandon Bass for the starting job. Obtain his services while he’s dirt cheap. (about 15% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues, watch in standard leagues

Jason Maxiell DET | PF

What is this, Pistons hour? I’ll explain. I’m a huge advocate of mining terrible real-life teams for excellent fantasy value. I’m constantly checking the box scores of New Orleans, Washington, Detroit, etc. These types of teams have constant turnover in playing time, and tend to go young once their slim playoff hopes are dashed. And thus, again we find ourselves in the Motor City for another deep league add. Maxiell has averaged almost 24 minutes per game, 1.8 blocks, and 48% shooting over the past two weeks, and started Wednesday night while accumulating 31 minutes, 11 rebounds, and 2 blocks. If you find yourself in need of cheap big man stats, check out the Max. (less than 10% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues, watch in standard leagues

Earl Clark LAL | PF

My lord, how bad are the Lakers? They were pummeled again Wednesday night in Memphis, and to make matters worse, they lost Dwight Howard again to a right shoulder injury. Reports are that it isn’t terribly serious, but Earl Clark is the man of the hour regardless. Clark has now joined the starting lineup, and will remain there for the duration of any Howard ailment and potentially longer. It makes sense too – Clark checks in with 11 points, 10 boards, 2.6 assists, and 1.4 blocks, along with 53% from the field and 75% from the line over the last 14 day period. Are there any real reasons left not to add Clark in all formats? Good PF help is hard to find – snap him up if he’s somehow still available.
(about 20% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues


Andre Drummond DET | C

I’m sorry for using Drummond again in this spot. On second thought, I’m not. As good as he was during the last two-week period, he’s been even better this time around. Take a gander at his ridiculous line. Per game – 2 blocks, 1.4 steals, 70+% shooting from the field, 11 points, 8 boards, and to cap it off, less than one turnover. He’s a top 50 play, and he’s only playing 21 minutes per game. Detroit sucks at basketball, it’s only a matter of time before they realize it, and Drummond will get his chance. Until then, he’s a ridiculous addition, with huge upside, for anyone playing in shallower formats. (about 35% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Tiago Splitter SAS | C

28. The number of days in February. Also, the per-game average rank of one Tiago Splitter over the last two weeks. This ranks Splitter higher than such notables as Anthony Davis, Deron Williams, Paul Milsap, and Damian Lillard. Classy company, yes? He’s doing it by being one efficient SOB. Try this on for size: a whopping 67% from the field, 73% from the line, 13 points, 8 boards, and a steal and block per game for good measure. Best of all, he’s still somehow available in around 70% of leagues. (about 30% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Tyler Zeller CLE | C

Fantasy Ballers, I recommended Mr. Zeller last week, and I’m going to do it again. There is no way that a starting center averaging 2+ blocks per game, 88% from the free throw line, and 9.1 boards per game should only be un-owned in more than 70% of leagues. His FG% still stinks, but decent assist and turnover numbers (for a big man) cancel that out. Note that the Cavaliers have recently acquired Mareese Speights, but the prevailing theory is that Speights will back up both Tristan Thompson and Zeller. Keep an eye on this situation, and Speights as well. (about 25% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues, watch in standard leagues

Gentlemen to keep a deep league sharp eye on: Darrell Arthur, Michael Beasley, Mareese Speights, Alan Anderson, Jason Smith, James Johnson, Thomas Robinson, Jannero Pargo