fantasy basketball

From left to right: Robert Covington, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Kevin Huerter

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Whether it all falls down like Kim and Kanye's marriage or you found your only one, scouring through the waiver wire is bound to leave you paranoid.

But if you want to be stronger and have more power in your fantasy leagues, take four, five seconds (or more) to read this column so you can find free-agent gems like a gold digger or drop a player that you don't like.

Here are some amazing and not so amazing players from the last week to help your team become champions.

Um…Jesus Walks.

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From left to right: Kyle Anderson and Andre Drummond

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If you tried to ask our someone without a mask on Valentine's Day or played fantasy basketball this past week, congratulations: You probably had your heart (and maybe your nose) broken.

Thankfully, you have us for waiver advance whether you're a stud or dud. Here are some of the hottest and coldest NBA players in Week 8 of the season.

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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.

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From left to right: Harrison Barnes, Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), Kristaps Porzingis

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Did the fantasy basketball week have you feeling like a raging, "25-year-old" courtside housewife? Don't worry. I have what you need.

Unlike entitled wives of billionaires, we have the foresight to know that one choice can have negative (if not, hilarious) consequences. We got a list of booms that can propel you out of that funk or busts you may want to consider dumping like Monica Rambeau out of Westview, New Jersey.

Don't go "Courtside Karen" If things don't work out, though.

Booms

Gary Trent Jr. Guard/Forward Portland Trail Blazers

On a live stream after C.J. McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic went down with injuries, I asked who would step up as Portland's Alfred to Damian Lillard's Batman because there was no one who could even be Robin. Gary Trent Jr. is making a strong case to be more sidekick than a butler.

The past week, the former Duke guard averaged 18.5 points with 4.5 made threes and 1.8 steals while shooting 47.4 percent from the field. With McCollum and Nurkic out, Trent Jr. has every chance to surpass the impressive numbers he's been putting up. And with only 38 percent of teams on Yahoo rostering him, he is probably available in your league.

Joe Harris Guard/Forward Brooklyn Nets

All eyes are understandably on James Harden, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant carrying the Nets to a league-leading offensive rating, but Joe Harris is also thriving in the shadows like Creed in The Office. 71 percent of Yahoo leagues got a nice surprise last night with Harris dropping 30 points on eight made threes.

Over the last week, Harris has a .556/.485/1.000 slash line while averaging 17 points, three assists, one steal and four made threes a game. He will have some down games due to playing with three superstars, but he is trusted by those stars to make open shots and keeps the ball moving enough to make positive contributions to any fantasy team.


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