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Fantasy Basketball Forecaster: February 15th - 21st

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Top waiver adds, strength of schedule and more!

Welcome to my weekly Fantasy Basketball Forecaster! In here you’ll find:

  • Top 3 waiver wire adds (among all players under 50% rostered ESPN)
  • Leaders in each stat category over the last week
  • Each team’s schedule ranking, based on opponent’s points allowed, where the #1 ranked team plays the easiest DFS schedule for the week

Top 3 Waiver Wire Adds

  1. Hamidou Diallo (42% rostered) — Diallo has started three of the last four games for the Thunder and in those games is averaging 14.3 points, 10.3 boards, 3.0 assists, and 2.1 stocks. That is elite fantasy production.
  2. Josh Jackson (30% rostered) — Jackson’s breakout season continues in Detroit as over the last week, he is averaging 16.5 PPG/5.0 RPG/2.3 APG/1.8 StPG on 26 minutes. He’s also starting to shoot the ball better from deep, shooting 41% from 3 in his last five games.
  3. T.J. McConnell (27% rostered) — There are very few players on your waiver wire who are getting you assists like McConnell. In the month of February, McConnell is averaging 9.0 assists per game, including three double-digit assist games.

Stat Leaders (Last 7 Days)

Player % Rostered PPG RPG APG SPG BPG
Player % Rostered PPG RPG APG SPG BPG
Luka Doncic 100% 36.0 - - - -
Zach LaVine 99% 35.7 - - - -
Kawhi Leonard 100% 34.5 - - 2.0 -
Stephen Curry 100% 32.8 - - - -
Giannis Antetokounmpo 100% 32.5 13.0 - - 2.0
Jonas Valanciunas 94% - 14.0 - - -
Rudy Gobert 99% - 12.0 - - 3.3
Nikola Jokic 99% - 11.8 - - -
Nikola Vucevic 99% - 11.8 - - -
James Harden 100% - - 11.0 - -
Trae Young 99% - - 10.7 - -
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 99% - - 10.0 - -
Ja Morant 99% - - 10.0 - -
Draymond Green 88% - - 10.0 - -
Dejounte Murray 94% - - - 2.8 -
Kendrick Nunn 38% - - - 2.7 -
Nicolas Batum 55% - - - 2.3 -
LaMelo Ball 98% - - - 2.3 -
Jakob Poeltl 20% - - - - 3.3
Nerlens Noel 15% - - - - 2.7
Chris Boucher 92% - - - - 2.3

Strength of Schedule

The Luka Doncic train is going to keep rolling as the Dallas Mavericks have the easiest schedule this week facing just the Pistons and Rockets. Brutal week for Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks as they only take on top 10 teams, playing the Knicks, Celtics twice, and Nuggets.