NBA Fantasy Alert: Top 6 Waiver Wire Targets Ahead of Week 16 Unveile


As the NBA trade deadline looms just around the corner, fantasy basketball managers are faced with a tricky Week 16. Potential player movements add uncertainty to roster decisions, but fear not! We've identified six valuable waiver wire targets, widely available in Yahoo leagues, to strengthen your fantasy squad.

  1. Kelly Oubre Jr., Philadelphia 76ers (50% available):

    • Despite a dip in production since joining the 76ers, Oubre has recently stepped up, averaging 20.3 points and 5.3 rebounds over the last four games. With injuries to key players like Tyrese Maxey and Joel Embiid, Oubre's role is expanding, making him a valuable addition.
  2. Scoot Henderson, Portland Trail Blazers (52% available):

    • Henderson has been a consistent contributor for the Trail Blazers, offering a mix of points, rebounds, and assists. If Portland becomes a seller at the trade deadline, Henderson could see increased playing time, making him a potential long-term asset.
  3. Paul Reed, Philadelphia 76ers (57% available):

    • With Joel Embiid sidelined due to injury, Reed has seized the opportunity, averaging 12.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, and showcasing defensive skills. Expect him to be a crucial part of the 76ers' frontcourt for the next few weeks, providing fantasy managers with a reliable option.
  4. De’Andre Hunter, Atlanta Hawks (67% available):

    • Returning from a knee injury, Hunter aims to reclaim a significant role in the Hawks' lineup. As the trade deadline approaches, potential moves could open up more shot attempts for Hunter, making him a compelling option for both short-term and long-term fantasy success.
  5. Santi Aldama, Memphis Grizzlies (68% available):

    • In a Grizzlies team plagued by injuries, Aldama has stepped up, starting the last six games and showcasing his scoring ability. While lacking in defensive stats, Aldama's consistent playing time makes him a worthy consideration, especially in deeper leagues.
  6. Ayo Dosunmu, Chicago Bulls (71% available):

    • With Zach LaVine and Patrick Williams sidelined, Dosunmu has emerged as a key player for the Bulls. Over the last nine games, he's posted impressive numbers in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and three-pointers. Dosunmu's expanded role demands attention from fantasy managers until the return of the injured players.

As the fantasy basketball landscape shifts with the approaching trade deadline, strategic additions from the waiver wire can make all the difference. Stay tuned for further updates and analysis as Week 16 unfolds in the NBA fantasy realm.