Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire, Week 18: Best players to add from top-rated expert

Finding the perfect addition to your team via the Fantasy basketball waiver wire can be the difference between winning your league or going home with nothing. And before you determine which players you should target on the Week 18 Fantasy basketball waiver wire, you'll want to see what SportsLine's NBA Fantasy expert Mike Barner has to say. Barner is one of the most respected voices in the industry, whose work has appeared in Sports Illustrated and on Yahoo, RotoWire and KFFL. He's also been featured on ESPN Radio. He digs deep into the data, examining team trends and projecting game outcomes. If there's anybody who knows what it takes to win a league, it's him.

Now, he's done an in-depth analysis of the best widely available free agents entering Week 18 and has revealed the best Fantasy basketball waiver wire additions. 

One we'll give away: Heat guard Dwyane Wade, who is available in over 40 percent of CBS standard leagues. 

"Before the trade deadline passed, Wade was already providing valuable production with averages of 14 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.2 3-pointers per game," Barner said. "He should now have even more opportunities to contribute after the Heat traded away Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington. Even though he still isn't going to start, he's someone to consider adding if you need a guard for the stretch run."

Another waiver wire target he's all over entering Week 18: Clippers guard Patrick Beverly.

"When Danilo Gallinari went down with a back injury, Beverley moved into the starting lineup," Barner told SportsLine. "He was likely ticketed to once again assume a reserve role upon Gallinari's return, but the trade of Tobias Harris to the Sixers changed all of that. The Clippers like to bring Lou Williams off of the bench, so Beverley has the potential to start from here on out. That's great news for his value since he's averaged 11.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.3 steals and two 3-pointers across his last 12 starts."

Barner has also identified which players you should target on waivers if you need a jolt for your squad, including a shocking forward who is almost guaranteed to be on your waiver wire right now because he's only owned in about 30 percent of leagues. Anyone who adds this player could hit it big.

So which players should you target on the waiver wire before Week 18? And which shocking forward could lead your team to Fantasy glory? Visit SportsLine now to see the best league-winning free agents entering Week 18, all from one of the most respected voices in the industry.

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