Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups — Week 4

Yahoo Sports' Dan Titus explains why fantasy managers should add Brooklyn’s Cam Thomas, Oklahoma City’s Aleksej Pokusevski, Washington’s Jordan Goodwin, Toronto’s Otto Porter Jr., Phoenix’s Cameron Payne and Charlotte’s Mason Plumlee.

Video Transcript

DAN TITUS: We've reached the midpoint of Week 4, and I have a few pickups that I think are going to be valuable to close out the week. First one, Cam Thomas of the Brooklyn Nets. He's 40% rostered, and he's been filling in really well for Kyrie Irving.

He's averaging 15.8 points with 3.5 assists and 2.8 rebounds, along with 1.3 threes and 1.8 stocks. Now, that includes Wednesday night's dud, but he did close out the game so I think he's still going to get the minutes there. The Nets have a Saturday-Sunday back to back. So I think he's worth scooping on waivers.

The next player is Alexsej Pokusevski. He's 34% rostered, but I think he's going to get minutes for this Thunder team. Now, these rotations continue to be frustrating for fantasy managers, but he did drop a 17 and 10 double-double with four stocks. Make sure that Alexsej Pokusevski is not on waivers.

Next player is Jordan Goodwin of the Washington Wizards. He's only 4% rostered, so this is going to be a deeper league add, but he's been filling in very well for Bradley Beal as he's been out in health and safety protocols. He's averaged 13.6 rebounds with five assists in his last two outings without Bradley Beal on the court.

The Wizards play three games in four nights, so that's Thursday, Friday and Sunday. So I think he's certainly worth an add as well. Another player, Otto Porter of the Toronto Raptors. He's only 5% rostered, but the injuries keep piling up for the Raptors front court. Chris Boucher is an option too, but I prefer Otto Porter, as he's been getting more minutes over the last three games.

He had 14 points with six rebounds and a steal in a comeback victory over the Rockets, so I think he's earned the trust of Nick Nurse coming over as a free agent. And when he plays, he's pretty money. So I'd plug him into your lineups as well. And for some final last streams, for one day only, if Cam Payne is still out on waivers.

Chris Paul is still day to day, we haven't gotten an update on his heel yet. So if he's out there, I think he could be a good stream for Friday. And then also Mason Plumlee. He's still only 43% rostered, but over his last five games, he's averaging almost a double-double with four steals. So Mason Plumlee is an add not only in 12-team leagues but 10-team leagues as well.