Each week during the 2013-2014 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 of the hottest pickups at each position heading into Week 12 of the NBA season. If you have any waiver wire questions, feel free to post them in our Fantasy Basketball Forum.

Point Guards

Brian Roberts NO | PG

Jrue Holiday has been diagnosed with a stress fracture of his right tibia. Estimates are varying wildly as to how much time he will miss, but we’re going to assume it will be at least a month. Roberts is his direct backup and should be in line to play heavy minutes. He clearly won’t produce on the same level as Holiday, but hes a decent play if you need assists, steals, and strong FT%. (about 30% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Raymond Felton NYK | PG

Last call for anyone that needs a PG – Felton is back, and with a vengeance. His line against the Heat on Thursday included 13 points and 14 assists. The job of Knicks PG has always had the opportunity for stat stuffing, but Felton has only really been consistently good at being overweight and hurt recently. The time off looked to do him some good, and if he was dropped in your league, try and find a spot for him at the end of the bench based on upside alone. (about 65% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Shooting Guard

Gerald Green PHO | SG

The Suns have released the news that Eric Bledsoe has a torn meniscus, and will most likely miss the next 6-8 weeks recovering from surgery. He and Goran Dragic were sharing PG duties, so Dragic becomes a must start in all leagues if he wasn’t already anyway, but this leaves a ton of minutes open at SG for Green. He was playing well before this turn of events, and should be a strong play for the duration of the time Bledsoe is out. (about 50% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Randy Foye DEN | SG

Foye has really been crushing it over the last week or so, and the absence of Wilson Chandler has opened up even more minutes than usual. He’s nailed 13 3’s over his last 2 games, and has GS, UTA, CLE, ORL, and PHO on his upcoming schedule. Denver plays an up-tempo offense and Foye seems to have gelled well with Ty Lawson. Ride him while he’s hot and don’t be afraid to drop him once he cools down. (about 45% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Small Forward

Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL | SF

Last week I recommended Alphabet as a must add, and he rewarded me by posting two of his worst lines of the year. But I’m still confident, and am doubling down on him for this upcoming week. Even in his last game, admittedly poor, he still posted 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals. The Bucks rotation is a total mess, but if you can force yourself to hang onto the Greek Freak, the rewards should not be long in coming. (about 20% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Iman Shumpert NYK | SF

Shumpert has always had the ability and the upside to crush in fantasy, but he’s never really put it all together. It seems at times that his inconsistent play has lost him the faith of the Knicks coaching staff. But currently, he’s rolling, and if he gets 30+ minutes, he has a very high upside. Shump played 42 minutes against the Heat, and his balanced game is gold for a fantasy wing player. (about 30% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Power Forward

Kris Humphries BOS | PF

Though I never deemed it possible, it is feasible that Hump might be good for something other than a terrible reality show and a failed celebrity marriage. The Celtics are an under-talented mess of a rebuilding project, and incumbent starter Jared Sullinger has been benched lately. This has opened the doors for Humphries to play heavier minutes, and all he’s done is average over 10 points, 7 boards, 50% shooting, and a block per game, while shooting over 70% from the stripe. That’s good for a top 75 ranking over the last 14 days, and Humphries could earn C eligibility in the future, making him even more valuable. If you’re hurting for big man stats, you could do a lot worse off the wire this week. (about 30% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Trevor Booker WAS | PF

Booker isn’t flashy, but he sure is cheap, and whether off the bench or in the starting lineup, he ‘s been getting to job done. Over his last 14 days, he’s totaled 73 rebounds, over 58% from the field, and a few steals and blocks mixed in as well. He’s getting around 25 minutes per game at the moment, and if Nene gets hurt again (likely) then Booker will trend well over 30. Stash him in deeper leagues if available. (less than 10% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues, watch in standard leagues


Taj Gibson CHI | C

We’re going to pump up Gibson one more time here. He started two games in place of Carlos Boozer, and posted two double-doubles in 35+ minutes. He also added in a few assists, steals, and blocks in what I see as a preview of his potential if Noah or Boozer were lost long term. With the Luol Deng trade in the books, and Gibson’s ability to play both PF and C, he should be in line for more minutes for the rest of the season, and carries a very high upside for a widely available waiver wire addition. (about 40% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

John Henson MIL | C

Henson has now sat out 6 games in a row (including Friday) and thus has begun to be dropped in many daily leagues for his lack of production. Don’t be that guy, but it’s time to pounce if he’s been cut. He’ll be back soon, and the potential duo of Henson and Larry Sanders sounds formidable for both the Bucks future and for fantasy stat stuffing. You may have to be patient a bit longer for Henson to make a full return, but keep an eye on his season averages of 12 points and 8 boards. Once at full strength, Henson should make for a top 75 play for the rest of the season. (about 50% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues