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Fantasy Basketball Forecaster: October 28th - November 3rd

It’s going to be a tough week for Giannis and the Bucks.

Welcome to this week’s Fantasy Basketball Forecaster! In here you’ll find:

  • Top 3 waiver wire adds (among all players under 50% owned ESPN)
  • Leaders in each stat category over the last week
  • Each team’s schedule ranking, based on opponent's stats allowed, where the #1 ranked team faces the easiest fantasy schedule this week

Let’s begin!

3 players to add off waivers

  1. Tyler Herro (43% rostered) — Herro is averaging 12 points, 1.3 3PM, 6 rebounds and 1.7 assists on 33.7 minutes through three games and is currently top 30 in ESPN’s player rater. He’s a must-add especially if he continues to see over 30 minutes a game.
  2. Dejounte Murray (43% rostered) — Murray is still on a minute counter (23.5 MPG) but that hasn’t stopped him from stuffing the stat sheet, posting 18.5 points, 9 rebounds and 2.5 steals in his first two games. He’s the point guard of the future for the Spurs so get him now before his minutes increase.
  3. Brandon Clarke (33% rostered) — Clarke had a stellar Summer League where he was named Most Outstanding Player. Now he’s showing that his game translates well to the NBA and has scored double digit points in two of his first three games along with recording at least 5 boards. Oh, and he can get you blocks too.

Stat Leaders

Player % Rostered PPG RPG APG SPG BPG
Player % Rostered PPG RPG APG SPG BPG
Trae Young 98% 38.5 - - - -
Kyrie Irving 99% 37.7 - - - -
Karl-Anthony Townes 99% 32 - - 3 -
Damian Lillard 99% 31.7 - - - -
Giannis Antetokounmpo 99% 29.5 15 10 - -
Andre Drummond 98% - 15.7 - - -
Kevin Love 94% - 15.5 - - -
Hassan Whiteside 91% - 14 - - -
Nikola Jokic 99% - 13.5 - - -
Malcolm Brodgon 87% - - 10.5 - -
LeBron James 99% - - 10 - -
Russell Westbrook 99% - - 10 - -
Ricky Rubio 82% - - 10 3
Ben Simmons 99% - - - 3.5 -
Jayson Tatum 98% - - - 3 -
Elfrid Payton 10% - - - 3 -
Deandre Ayton 98% - - - - 4
Anthony Davis 99% - - - - 3.3
Joel Embiid 99% - - - - 3
Brook Lopez 62% - - - - 3
Jonathan Isaac 45% - - - - 3

Strength of schedule

The Hornets are set for a cake walk this week while Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks have a tough road ahead.