With only a few weeks left in our fantasy basketball regular seasons, it’s imperative that we hit on the correct pickups on the waiver wire. Names such as Amen Thompson, Keyonte George, and Grant Williams are all available in basically 50% of all Yahoo! Fantasy basketball leagues, so what are YOU waiting for? Let’s dive into the Week 18 fantasy basketball waiver wire article here at Fantasy Alarm!


Fantasy Basketball Top Waiver Wire Adds

Amen Thompson, Houston Rockets (52% Yahoo!)

Don’t look now, but Amen Thompson’s role is growing and it’s not incrementally, it’s rapid. It was unsure what that role would be with Fred VanVleet returning and he’s played 28 and 33 minutes with FVV back. In that second game, he played 33 minutes and Jalen Green barely sniffed 20. He’s coming for and is taking Green’s job and it’s very apparent. He’s a fantastic fantasy producer pretty much everywhere and is a must-add for the remainder of the year.

Keyonte George, Utah Jazz (46% Yahoo!)

The Jazz made a lineup change four games ago going back to their starting lineup featuring Keyonte George. He’s played 29-plus minutes in each of those games and in each of the last three, he’s had at least 13 points, five assists, and two rebounds. He’s also made two-plus three’s in each including a career-high nine against the Warriors. George is a must own for the remainder of the year as the Jazz look to develop their young future stars.

Grant Williams, Charlotte Hornets (36% Yahoo!)

There have been no updates on Mark Williams as his season seems all but lost, but someone’s season that’s been rejuvenated is Grant Williams who has seemingly found a home in Charlotte. He’s played 26 or more minutes in all five games with the Hornets and has scored double-figure points in each game. He’s contributed across the board but the points have been especially good averaging 17 PPG compared top his career mark of 6.6 and 8.1 on Dallas before the trade. He’s taking nearly seven three’s a game with Charlotte and knocking them down at a near 40% clip. If he can keep that up, he’s extremely viable down the stretch of the year.

Rui Hachimura, Los Angeles Lakers (23% Yahoo!)

When Hachimura gets extended, he’s very productive. In 15 starts this year, he’s averaging 28.6 minutes, 13.7 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists, and has shot 59% from the field and 42% from three. Solid add in all fantasy formats for as long as he remains a starting forward with the Lakers.

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Andrew Nembhard, Indiana Pacers (15% Yahoo!)

The Pacers guard has looked really good alongside the new-look lineup featuring Tyrese Haliburton and Pascal Siakam. Nembhard has topped 30 minutes in four straight and five of six overall and has been productive throughout. He has a four-game schedule this week and has some quality matchup’s against Toronto and San Antonio. As a starter this year, Nembhard averages 10.8 points, 5.4 assists, 2.1 rebounds, 1.0 steals, and is shooting just under 50% from the floor. He’s topped 20 Yahoo! points in nine of his last 11 games and 30+ in six of them.

Taylor Hendricks, Utah Jazz (5% Yahoo!)

We’ll see if the Jazz continue to roll with Taylor Hendricks in their starting lineup, but it’s worth monitoring and potentially worth a stream. There’s a lot to like about Hendricks prospects moving forward considering the first-round pick is on a team that’s clearly looking towards the future. In his first start, he played 26 minutes, scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Hendricks adds a lot to fantasy teams considering he’s a solid shot-blocker – over two per game last year at UCF – while shooting nearly 40% from three. He’s a really solid fantasy add if he sticks in the starting lineup. I’ll keep him as a streamer until we see the consistency in minutes that head coach Will Hardy is always seemingly afraid to give out.