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 15 of the NBA season. If you have any waiver wire questions, feel free to post them in our Fantasy Basketball Forum.

Point Guards

D.J. Augustin CHI | PG

I’m totally astonished that at this point, Augustin is still only 55% owned. What the heck are the other 45% of players thinking? D.J. has been a top 30 play over the last two weeks, and there isn’t anyone on the Bulls that can really threaten his playing time. He’s a very strong addition in all formats for both the short and long term. Find a way to get him on your squad, folks. (about 55% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Devin Harris DAL | PG

Making his return from toe surgery after a lengthy absence, his first few games were unremarkable, and few heads were turned, or eyebrows raised. However, it appears that Harris has his legs back under him now, and the time has come for deep leagues to take notice. He’s scored 14 points in three straight outings now, on strong shooting and free throw numbers, which adding as many as 7 assists and 2 treys to his stat line. His play has made him first guard off the bench, and pushed recently surging Shane Larkin to the bench. Harris has flashed strong playmaking ability before, so if you’re looking for solid PG play, keep a close watch on Harris. If Calderon or Ellis were to go down, he would immediately become a must-add player. (less than 5% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues

Shooting Guard

Tim Hardaway, Jr. NYK | SG

Pundits recently were punditting loudly that J.R. Smith would be the beneficiary of Iman Shumpert missing time with a shoulder injury, but the real winner so far has been Tim Hardaway, Jr. After posting consecutive games of 10, 18, and 16 points, THJ exploded for 29 and 6 treys against the Cavs on Thursday night. He should continue playing heavy minutes while Shumpert is out, and should only continue to get better. Valuable for points and 3’s, he makes for a solid short term SG add. ( less than 15% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues

Evan Fournier DEN | SG

Fournier has been lost in the deep guard rotation in Denver for the vast majority of the season. He averages less than 15.5 minutes per game for the Nuggets, and is easily overlooked. But on Wednesday, he got 30+ minutes for only the third time all year in the wake of injuries to both Ty Lawson and Nate Robinson. Fournication made the most of his court time, handling most of the PG duties and posting 19 points, 5 boards, 6 assists, 3 steals, and 3 treys. Lawson is day to day, but Robinson has been reported to have suffered a sprain ACL and ‘could be facing a long absence’. Lil’ Nate had been getting 25 minutes per game, and if given that as first guard off the bench consistently, Fournier could explode. Keep a close eye on this former 1st round draft pick. (less than 15% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues

Small Forward

Terrance Ross TOR | SF

With Demar Derozan out, Ross exploded for 51 points against the Clippers last Saturday, drilling 10 3’s in the process. The outburst wasn’t preceded by any positive fantasy momentum, and in fact Ross had been downright poor. I predicted he would be a flash in pan and a poor add, but he’s proven me wrong. There have been no further explosions, but in his last 2 starts, Ross has averaged 35 minutes, two 3’s made, 11 points, 7.5 boards, and 3 assists. He’s stayed fantasy relevant, and at very least should be first guard off the bench, and good for 20+ minutes, upon Dorozan’s impending return. (about 35% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Khris Middleton MIL | SF

In the muddled wasteland that is the Bucks starting rotation outside of Brandon Knight, Middleton has begun to emerge from the fantasy wreckage as a solid contributor. Over the last 14 days, he’s posted averages of 11+ points and 2+ rebounds, assists, and steals while making more than one 3 per game. This workmanlike but unspectacular line places him firmly inside the top 100 with room to grow if Larry Drew can ever settle on a rotation. Middleton generally should be own in leagues consisting of 12 or more teams. (about 15% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Power Forward

DeMarre Carroll ATL | PF

After having missed time recently both for a strained hamstring and the birth of his daughter, Carroll is back in the lineup and rolling. He’s scored 15+ points with 5+ boards 1+ steals and 3’s per game, and pretty strong percentages. With Al Horford out for the season, there are plenty of minutes to be had in the Hawks frontcourt, and Carroll is entrenched at PF. He’s the least talked about player ranked inside the top 65 for the season. (about 30% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Boris Diaw SAS | PF

Yeah, it’s that same Diaw. The one you owned in 2008 when he was a stretch 4 for the Zero-Defense Suns. Years later, he’s unexpectedly become important for the Spurs in due to injuries to multiple key players. He’s played 25+ minutes in his last 5 games, and has played very well in 4 of out 5, to the tune of 15 points, 5 boards, and almost 3 assists per game. He can still hit the 3 and contributes strong percentages. If you need a fill-in big man at PF or C, give Boris a look. (less than 15% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues


Alex Len PHO | C

Len was taken with a high draft pick (#5) this year by the Suns, and got off to a slow start due to recovery from multiple ankle surgeries. He’s not exactly rolling as yet, but he’s starting to show signs and gain additional minutes in the Suns rotation. On January 29th against Milwaukee, Len played 22 minutes, scoring 7 points and grabbing 10 boards. More importantly, he looked quick and athletic, and made a definite impact when on the floor. As an impending playoff team the Suns have plenty of incentive to continue to bring along their C depth. He’s at least well worth watching in deeper formats for now. (about 25% owned)
Recommendation: Watch in all leagues

Timofey Mozgov DEN | C

Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw recently stated that he wanted to get Timofey more touches and minutes, and Timofey has taken advantage, most recently posting a 15 point, 14 board line in 27 minutes. He was a +17 in the loss to Charlotte, while starter J.J. Hickson was a -18. Timofey has been playing well for 3 straight games now, and a lineup change, along with 30+ minutes playing time, could be imminent. Mozgov has had his ups and downs this year, but if Denver commits to him as an offensive option, his upside could be enormous. (less than 15% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues