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Fantasy Basketball Forecaster: December 16th - 22nd

With Luka set to miss time, this is going to be a brutal week for the Mavericks.

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. Kendrick Nunn (45% rostered) — Nunn has come out of nowhere to be a vital part of this year’s Heats team and the last week has been balling out. He’s averaging 21.7 points, 4.7 boards, 5 assists and 1.3 steals a game over the last seven days.
  2. Richaun Holmes (62% rostered) — Normally I try and keep percentages to under 50, but if Holmes, who’s averaging 12 points, 8.3 boards, 1 assist, and 2.4 stocks per game this season, is available on your league, add him. Even with Marvin Bagley Jr returning.
  3. Ben McLemore (5% rostered) — Getting starter minutes in Houston can do wonders for your fantasy output and it has for McLemore. He’s averaging 31.5 minutes over the last week, recording 12.3 points, 3.3 made threes, 2 boards, 1.8 assists and 1.6 stocks per game.

Stat leaders (last 7 days)

Player % Rostered PPG RPG APG SPG BPG
Player % Rostered PPG RPG APG SPG BPG
Anthony Davis 100% 32.3 - - - -
Norman Powell 82% 31.3 - - - -
Collin Sexton 92% 31 - - - -
Bradley Beal 100% 30.5 - - - -
Aron Baynes 25% 30.5 - - - -
Andre Drummond 99% - 17 - - 3
Hassan Whiteside 99% - 15 - - 3.3
Jonas Valanciunas 98% - 14.8 - - -
Deandre Ayton 98% - 14 - - 3
Nikola Vucevic 99% - 12.7 - - -
Ricky Rubio 95% - - 11 - -
LeBron James 100% - - 10.3 - -
Devin Booker 99% - - 10 - -
Matthew Dellavedova 0% - - 9.5 - -
Luka Doncic 100% - - 8.3 - -
Garrison Mathews 0% - - - 5 -
Gary Harris 22% - - - 3.3 -
Shaquille Harrison 4% - - - 2.8 -
James Harden 100% - - - 2.5 -
Dewayne Dedmon 28% - - - 2.5 -
Kristaps Porzingis 99% - - - - 3.7
Myles Turner 84% - - - 3.3

Strength of Schedule

A great week for the Nets and Warriors but it’s going to be a brutal week for the Mavericks, especially with Luka Doncic set to miss time.