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Fantasy Basketball Forecaster: April 26th - May 2nd

Top waiver adds, strength of schedule and more!

New Orleans Pelicans v Orlando Magic Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images

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. Cole Anthony (44% rostered) — The rookie has started the last five games for the Orlando Magic and in that time is averaging 16 PPG/5 RPG/6.4 APG/1.4 StPG.
  2. Isaiah Stewart (35% rostered) — Stewart has emerged in recent weeks as a key building block for the future for the Detroit Pistons. In the month of April, the rookie big is averaging 10.6 PPG/9.3 PRG/1.1 APG/1.9 StPG while playing only 24 minutes per game. Those minutes will likely increase as the season wraps up.
  3. Nerlens Noel (34% rostered) — If you’re looking for blocks, there’s no better option than Noel. In April, Noel is averaging 5.8 PPG/7.9 RPG/1 APG/3.7 StPG, 2.7 of those stocks are blocks.

Stats Leaders (Last 7 Days)

Player % Rostered PPG RPG APG SPG BPG
Player % Rostered PPG RPG APG SPG BPG
Steph Curry 100% 34.0 - - - -
Kevin Durant 99% 33.0 - - - -
Paul George 100% 33.0 - - - -
Bradley Beal 100% 31.3 - - - -
Joel Embiid 100% 30.0 - - - -
Mason Plumlee 74% - 18.5 - - -
Clint Capela 99% - 18.3 - - -
Rudy Gobert 99% - 15.0 - - -
Jusuf Nurkic 77% - 14.3 - - -
Giannis Antetokounmpo 100% - 13.0 - - -
Russell Westbrook 100% - - 12.3 - -
Draymond Green 96% - - 11.5 - -
Trae Young 99% - - 10.5 2.7 -
Luka Doncic 100% - - 10.0 - -
Mike Conley 96% - - 10.0 - -
Kent Bazemore 2% - - - 3.0 -
Jimmy Butler 99% - - - 2.7 -
Bam Adebayo 99% - - - 2.7 -
Anthony Edwards 94% - - - 2.7 -
Jakob Poeltl 58% - - - - 3.8
Nerlens Noel 34% - - - - 3.0
Jaren Jackson Jr. 81% - - - - 2.5
Freddie Gillespie 0% - - - - 2.5
Daniel Gafford 16% - - - - 2.3

DFS Strength of Schedule

The Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics face the easiest schedule this week in terms of DFS points allowed, while the Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors face an uphill challenge.