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

Point Guards

Jordan Farmar LAL | PG

Farmar has been amazing when he’s been on the court in 2014, and his return on February 5th was more of the same. He scored 21 points and added 8 dimes in 33 minutes before injuring his calf. He’s day-to-day and should be considered a strong speculative pickup based on his potential in the Lakers suddenly-crowded back court. (less than 15% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Shaun Livingston BKN | PG

Deron Williams is and will continue to be the main PG in Brooklyn, but Livingston is gaining momentum quickly as a SG and backup PG. He’s been logging heavier minutes recently, and has made them count, culminating in a 13 / 6 / 8 / 7 line recently. Yeah, that’s 7 steals. At the time I’m writing this on Thursday, Livingston already has 3 blocks. He looks to be a versatile speedy fixture in the elderly Nets lineup for the time being. (about 25% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Shooting Guard

Steve Blake LAL | SG

Never thought I would write “Steve Blake should be the top waiver pickup of the week”. But there you have it. Blake triple-doubled in only his second game back from injury, and added 3 steals just for good measure. There’s no chance that Steve Nash remains healthy or plays 30+ minutes, and the Lakers just lost Jodie Meeks for an undetermined amount of time as well. Blake will be a great source of assists, 3’s, and steals and should be owned in all leagues. (about 35% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues

Danny Green SA | SG

Another guy returning from injury, Green posted a 7 point, 7 rebound return game, and then followed that up on Wednesday by hitting 5 3’s as part of a 22 / 7 / 2 / 1 / 2 line against the Wizards. Green was a absolute monster down the stretch last year, contributes strongly in defensive stats, and is going to get as much playing time as he can handle for the injury-ravaged Spurs. Make sure he’s not on your waiver wire. (about 55% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues

Small Forward

Marvin Williams UTA | SF

Starvin’ Marvin was on fire earlier this year, got hurt and came back ineffective. He was consequently dropped in most leagues, but it is time to take another look at Williams. He’s back in Utah’s rotation and getting 25+ minutes over his last three games, two of which he’s double-doubled in. MWill hits 3’s, contributes strong percentages, and grabs rebound while maintaining low turnovers. He’s well worth a look if you need a solid wing player in deeper formats. (less than 15% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues

Khris Middleton MIL | SF

Not going to waste too much time on this one. Since we reviewed Middleton’s play last week, he’s averaged 16+ points, 4+ boards, 2+ assists, 1+ steals, multiple 3’s made every game, and hit all his free throws. This makes him a top 50 play. He’s easily the hottest Bucks player and should be in line for even more usage going forward. If you can use a white-hot wing player (and who couldn’t), go grab Middleton immediately. (about 25% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Power Forward

DeMarre Carroll ATL | PF

Carroll was 30% owned last week when we discussed his many virtues. Since that time, he messed around and posted the #17 line out of all players, averaging a 15.5 / 6.0 / 3.5 / 2.3 line per game. He’s completely on fire, and will definitely be getting 30+ minutes of run as long as he’s healthy. Go pick this guy up – this is probably your last chance. (about 40% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Taj Gibson CHI | PF

I’ve discussed Taj here before, and assumed his ownership percentage was much higher by this point. It’s still hovering below 50%, and this is just insane. He averages over 45% from the field, 70% from the line, and more than 12 points, 6 boards, and 1.4 blocks. His minutes have been on the rise lately, and he’s goes off every time Noah or Boozer sit out (which is often). If Boozer were to be traded, or either of the Bulls big men were to suffer a serious injury, Gibson would explode and be a must-start. (about 50% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues


Brandon Bass BOS | C

In the ever-revolving Celtics big man rotation, the verdict this week is the folllwing: Humphries out, Bass in. The return of Rajon Rondo has resulted in strong gains for Bass, who played 36 minutes in the Celtics last two games.. He’s a great source of percentages, points, boards, and the occasional block., and is a perfect glue-guy to add in all leagues. (about 40% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Brandan Wright DAL | C

Wright is more of a speculative add for deeper leagues, but he’s worth putting on our watch lists. He’s part of the Dallas 3-headed C monster (, which caps his value, but lately he’s been the biggest of the three heads. He’s averaged 22 minutes per game over his last three, posting double-digit points in all three. Wright is still rounding into form after returning from a shoulder injury, and carries considerable upside. If he were to inherit 30+ minutes, he could be a fantasy force for early investors. (less than 15% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues