Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Week 13 | Top Pickups, Free-Agent Sleepers, & FAAB Tips

Thanks for reading our fantasy basketball waiver wire report for Week 13! Every week, we’ll help you decide which fantasy basketball waiver pickups to make that could benefit your fantasy basketball teams now, later in the season, or just for the upcoming Week 13.

Note: Free-Agent Acquisition Budget dollar bid prices for NBA Week 13 are based on a season-long budget of $100. Adjust your percentage and scale accordingly for your league’s unique FAAB allotment and your remaining FAAB dollars.

Roster % is based on Yahoo! Fantasy leagues information as of Monday, January 10.

2022 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Week 13: Top Pickups

Kevin Huerter, SG/SF, Atlanta Hawks (39% Rostered)

Huerter has had a weird season on the whole after taking a step forward last year. His points, steals, and assists are down while shooting percentages from field goal and three-point range are up. Playing time is down to the lowest it has been since his rookie year, while the roster is thinner with De’Andre Hunter‘s absence and Bogdan Bogdanović‘s injuries.

However, over the past month and a half, Huerter is playing big minutes and producing. Since November 27, Huerter is averaging 33.5 minutes, 14.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.2 threes, and 0.7 steals while shooting 47% from the field and 36% from three-point range. He does not get to the free-throw line often but has an 80% rate on 1.2 attempts per game in this span.

Huerter has a chance to blow up for fantasy if Cam Reddish is dealt by the deadline.

  • Kevin Huerter Waiver Wire FAAB Bid: 10-15%

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Immanuel Quickley, PG/SG, New York Knicks (16% Rostered)

Quickley’s year, on the whole, is fairly disappointing as there has been minimal growth outside of his 2PT%. Nevertheless, over the past few weeks, he has woken up, mostly thanks to the absence of Derrick Rose and Kemba Walker‘s ailing knee.

Since December 16, Quickley is averaging 13.9 points, 3.2 assists, 2.3 rebounds, 2.4 threes, and 0.6 steals while shooting 43% from the field and downtown. Quickley is getting to the line 2.6 times per game in this stretch and shooting 91% – not a bad boost whatsoever.

With Walker still sidelined with his knee issues, Quickley should be rostered.

  • Immanuel Quickley Waiver Wire FAAB Bid: 10-12%

2022 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Week 13: Best Players To Stash

Rui Hachimura, SF/PF, Washington Wizards (17% Rostered)

Rui Hachimura has been a ghost all season due to a mysterious, potentially non-injury-related absence. He just returned to the court on Sunday and put up a meager six points, three rebounds, and one assist in 14 minutes of action. He will likely need a few weeks to ramp his minutes/conditioning up and is unlikely to contribute too much in fantasy.

At full strength, Hachimura is not a world-beater but a solid contributor who does not hurt your percentages or turnovers while providing points and rebounds along with a three and steal per game.

  • Rui Hachimura Waiver Wire FAAB Bid: 2-5%

Onyeka Okongwu, PF/C, New Orleans Pelicans (19% Rostered)

Onyeka Okongwu missed a chunk of this season after undergoing offseason labrum surgery but has returned to the floor and played at a high level for a second-year big. His scoring, rebounds, and blocks have doubled relative to last year and he’s shooting 74% from the field and 88% from FT on 2.3 attempts per game.

With the Hawks’ roster in flux at the moment due to a sputtering season, Okongwu could find himself in a position to play more minutes if a big (John Collins) is dealt or if Okongwu himself is traded to a big-needy team.

  • Onyeka Okongwu Waiver Wire FAAB Bid: 2-5%

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Monte Morris, PG/SG, Denver Nuggets (50% Rostered)

Monte Morris is a beneficiary of Will Barton‘s current Covid-related absence. Morris has been a solid scoring guard all season and should see an uptick in overall usage and shot attempts while Barton is sidelined. Morris could also be considered someone to roster beyond this week as he contributes across the board at a decent level while keeping percentages intact and minimally impacting turnovers (1.2/game).

  • Monte Morris Waiver Wire FAAB Bid: 1-5%

Kevon Looney, PF/C, Golden State Warriors (8% Rostered)

Kevon Looney has played relatively well of late. Since December 8, he is averaging 7.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.5 stocks, and shooting 57% from the field. Draymond Green was absent for the Warriors’ most recent game (Klay Thompson‘s debut) and it gave way to more opportunities for Looney who seems to have the starting role on lock no matter when James Wiseman returns. With four games this week and Green ruled out for Tuesday’s matchup, get Looney where available.

  • Kevon Looney Waiver Wire FAAB Bid: 1-5%

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  • Early money slightly leaning towards the over in the 49ers-Rams matchup

    DraftKings Sportsbook is reporting good two-way action on the over/under for the NFC Championship Game matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams.

    Betting Impact:
    Per DraftKings, the over of 46 points has attracted 55% of the bets and 60% of the money thus far. Much moreso than the AFC Championship Game, the betting splits on the point spread and total in this game are much more evenly split, so the sportsbook does not have too much liability on either at the moment. From a moneyline perspective, Los Angeles's -170 moneyline odds have attracted 60% of the bets and 70% of the money.

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  • Early bettors give slight lean to the Rams over the 49ers

    Based on the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook, the favored Los Angeles Rams are getting slightly more betting attention in their matchup with the San Francisco 49ers.

    Betting Impact:
    Per DraftKings, Los Angeles's -3.5 point spread has received 65% of the bets and 61% of the handle thus far. Bettors are clearly torn in this matchup considering the Rams have arguably been playing better football through the first two playoff games, while the 49ers have won six consecutive games against the Rams, including a thrilling Week 18 overtime victory in Los Angeles.

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  • Early money more than 4/1 on the over in the Bengals-Chiefs matchup

    DraftKings Sportsbook is reporting one-sided betting action for Sunday's over/under in the matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs.

    Betting Impact:
    Per DraftKings, the over of 54.5 points has attracted 75% of the bets and 85% of the money thus far. At this point, the sportsbook has big liability to the Chiefs point spread and the over in this matchup, as their most ideal scenario would be a Bengals cover in a low-scoring game at the moment. From a moneyline perspective, Kansas City's -335 moneyline odds have attracted 58% of the bets and 61% of the money.

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  • Early money 3/1 on the Chiefs over the Bengals

    DraftKings Sportsbook is reporting one-sided betting action for Sunday's matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs, as the majority of the action is backing the favored Chiefs.

    Betting Impact:
    Per DraftKings, Kansas City's -7 point spread has received 61% of the bets and 76% of the handle thus far. Cincinnati is shaping up to be the biggest need of any side or any total this weekend, as the public seems to be enamored with the Chiefs after their thrilling Divisional Round win over Buffalo.

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  • 49ers-Rams over/under reaches lowest number of the week

    After another line movement, the over/under for the NFC Championship matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams has reached its lowest total of the week.

    Betting Impact:
    Per DraftKings, the 49ers-Rams over/under on Sunday night was posted at 47.5 points. It was quickly bet down to 46.5 in less than 24 hours. However, it has once again moved toward the under, and now currently sits at 46 points. Given that there has not yet been buyback on the over, it is extremely unlikely we see the total get back to anywhere close to the 47.5 points it opened at.

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