From left to right: Tyrese Haliburton, The Weeknd, Blake Griffin

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If you're looking at your fantasy team and the waiver wire like you're The Weeknd walking through a mirror room at Super Bowl LIV, we got the remedy for you.

Your team may have been more like the Chiefs than the Buccaneers this past week, but we have a list of waiver picks and underperforming studs you may want to look at to solve your fantasy roster needs.

Here are your booms and busts for the last week of NBA action.


Tyrese Haliburton Guard Sacramento Kings

And they said the jumper wouldn't translate. Tyrese Haliburton's unorthodox shooting form is doing just fine in the NBA, as well as his other skills. The rookie averaged 3.3 made threes, 15.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists with just one turnover per game the last week with a .535/.542/1.000 slash line.

Haliburton has been the steal of the draft so far and it looks like the Kings have found a bright guard to lead them into the future.

Justin Holiday Guard/Forward Indiana Pacers

The middle child often gets lost no matter how well they are doing, but the middle Holiday brother shouldn't be overlooked in fantasy basketball after this past week. Justin, younger brother Jrue Holiday and older brother of teammate Aaron Holiday, is hitting .500 percent of his shots averaging 3.5 threes, 14 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.8 steals in the last four games.

Like J. Cole, Justin is taking the "middle child" title and succeeding with it.

Norman Powell Guard/Forward Toronto Raptors

Steals are a premium category in 9-cat fantasy basketball and anyone on the waiver wire that can give that to you should be on your team. Throw in a per-game average of 20.3 points, 2.7 three-pointers and 48.8 percent shooting from the field and you have a must-roster player. That's what Norman Powell gave the 71 percent of Yahoo managers who have him last week.

If he is available in your league, snatch him up.

Thaddeus Young Power Forward Chicago Bulls

Yes, Thaddeus Young is still in the NBA and he's still balling out.

With Lauri Markkanen and Otto Porter Jr., out, the Bulls have leaned on Young for his overall game and he's rewarded them with 14.5 points on 65.9 percent shooting, 5.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 2.3 steals and one block a game over the last four contests.

His contributions in six categories and long absences from some key rotation players should put Young in a position to have similar numbers in the next few weeks.


Marvin Bagley III Forward/Center Sacramento Kings

While the Kings may have found a stud in Tyrese Haliburton, Marvin Bagley III isn't living up to his 2nd overall selection. The former Duke Blue Devil is seeing a dip in his minutes and it resulted in an average of 7.8 points on 41.2 percent shooting from the field and 5.5 rebounds in the last four games.

He has shown flashes of productivity, but the "bust" bells might be ringing louder for Bagley.

Blake Griffin Forward/Center Detroit Pistons

Anyone holding out hope that Blake Griffin will be even a shadow of his former self can give up. In the two games he played last week, the former All-Star averaged 10 points on 27.3 percent shooting from the field and three rebounds per game.

Anyone holding onto him in their fantasy lineups should free themselves of his meager services.

Russell Westbrook Guard Washington Wizards

Westbrook's time with the Wizards has been anything but productive, and fantasy managers are kicking themselves for contributing to his 21.4 ADP on Yahoo. In three games last week, the former MVP averaged 14 points, 8.7 rebounds and 7.3 assists, making 0.3 threes and turning the ball over five times in that span of time.

With Washington short on talent, he will have plenty of chances to impact the game, but his already shaky efficiency doesn't appear to be improving any time soon.

R.J. Barrett Guard/Forward New York Knicks

The Maple Mamba was more "Maple" than "Mamba" last week, averaging 13 points on 13 shots a game with only 0.8 made threes. He has also only registered one steal in the last four games and turned the ball over 10 times.

Barrett can only go up from this and managers will need to be patient with the second-year player, but it isn't fun to hold onto him in this kind of slump.

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We have seen LeBron James make public statements opposing the new format even though it was unanimously approved by the NBA Board of Governors last year. It's understandable that James would have negative feelings about the new format as his Lakers have struggled throughout the season as both him and superstar teammate, Anthony Davis, have dealt with injuries which have caused them to miss significant time.

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Here we'll examine three players you may want to consider moving on from if you have them rostered, and provide three potential replacements for them. Just like in real baseball, sometimes you have to make the tough moves in order to win. But if you don't know what the right moves are to make then you just end up looking like the Pittsburgh Pirates of your fantasy league.

Here's some advice for you so you don't become the Pirates of your league.

First Up

Cole Irvin Oakland A's SP (30% Rostered in Yahoo)

Irvin hasn't allowed more than two runs in the past four starts and will carry a 3.09 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 34/5 strikeout to walk ratio heading into his next one against Tampa Bay this weekend. To put how effective Irvin has been into perspective, he's averaging nearly a strikeout per inning while only .1 walk per inning.

Even if Irvin comes back down to earth a little, now is the time to pick him up while he's riding this hot streak. He is coming off a game against the hard-hitting Blue Jays where we saw him set his career-high in strikeouts with nine over eight innings. Take into consideration he has three quality starts (out of six) and his most recent loss was to the Rays who he sees again on Saturday. In that last appearance against Tampa he went six innings, striking out eight, allowed only two runs and earned a quality start in a loss.

If you're looking for a long term option at starting pitcher, Irvin presents a great opportunity to snag a hidden gem off waivers but don't expect him to last much longer if he puts in another strong performance against the Rays on Saturday.

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Oshae Brissett

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Welcome to the final round of the basketball fantasy season. You're either in the championship or you've decided that you wanted to set your lineups early and actually enjoy watching basketball.

In any case, you need to fill your rosters and we have the players you need to look out for on those waiver wires.


Oshae Brissett Guard/Forward Indiana Pacers

You'd be excused for not knowing who Oshae Brissett was before this week. He went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft and started his professional career in the NBA G League. Now, he is making a name for himself in Indianapolis.

Last week, the former Syracuse forward averaged 16 points, made three three-pointers, 10.7 rebounds, 1.3 steals and four blocks. With multiple Pacers players fighting injuries, Brissett should have plenty of opportunities to prove he can be a consistent contributor in the final stretch of the NBA season.

Ricky Rubio Point Guard Minnesota Timberwolves

Much like the Timberwolves, it has been an objectively bad statistical year for the Rubio. Also much like the Timberwolves, even he can have a span of success. Rubio didn't provide a ton in any category this past week, but he did average a solid 10.5 points, 1.8 made threes, four rebounds, 5.3 assists, 2.8 steals and 0.8 turnovers.

Rubio may have had a good week, but even his good week isn't much in terms of massive contributions. He may be high on last week's rankings, but he isn't worth the pick-up unless you're really desperate for steals and assists.

Isaiah Stewart Forward/Center Detroit Pistons

Stewart goes back-to-back on the list despite his scoring numbers dropping. In three games last week, Stewart scored 11 points on 53.8 percent shooting, 7.7 rebounds, one steal and 3.3 blocks.

While minutes volatility is still a fear with any Pistons player, Stewart has shown that he can contribute in four or more categories for another week. Pick him up for the rest of the season if you can.

Saddiq Bey Small Forward Detroit Pistons

Bey may still be figuring out how to be successful in the league, but at least he can score like a seasoned vet. In three games last week, he averaged 17 points, four made threes, 7.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals.

He's still a liability in terms of accuracy (39.5 percent from the field last week), but if you need scoring and rebounding, there aren't a ton of other options on the waiver.


Dillon Brooks Guard/Forward Memphis Grizzlies

The former Duck has developed into a consistent scorer for the Memphis Grizzlies. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, he doesn't provide much else. Last week, he averaged 17.5 points, but only managed to average 1.8 made threes, 1.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.8 steals.

He may not provide much in fantasy, but Memphis is fighting hard to stay in the playoff picture. Brooks will have plenty of chances to keep up his scoring numbers so if that's something you require, he is a great option to give you a boost.

Duncan Robinson Guard/Forward Miami Heat

Shooters in fantasy basketball are DCEU movies: Sure, you'll get a Snyder cut of "Justice League" or "Wonder Woman," but you have to wade through the other travesties to really appreciate them. Duncan Robinson's last week was "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice"-esque.

In four games, Robinson averaged three made three-pointers but only 10.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.8 assists. People aren't picking up Robinson for his other stats, but if he's not scoring or shooting at an elite level, he's a tough pickup at best.

Danilo Gallinari Forward Atlanta Hawks

Gallinari's up and down year hit another valley last week when he averaged 10.3 points on 37.9 percent shooting, 1.3 made threes, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists.

With Kevin Huerter and Bodgan Bogdanovic to compete with for minutes, anything consistent from the Italian baller can't be counted on moving forward.

Delon Wright Guard/Forward Sacramento Kings

Wright was making the most of his minutes in Detroit but since he was traded to Sacramento, his lack of opportunity has been frustrating for anyone who manages him. In four games last week, he averaged 10 points, one made three, 3.3 assists and 1.3 steals.

If you are holding out hope that Wright will step up in the finals weeks of the season, I have a monorail I think you'd be interested in.