Fantasy basketball, Week 22 waiver wire picks: Best players to add from top-rated expert

Finding the perfect addition to your Fantasy basketball team via the 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 waiver wire for the Fantasy playoffs, you absolutely need 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 22. One we'll give away: Jazz forward Jae Crowder, who's available in over 50 percent of leagues and could provide plenty of value because he has four games on the schedule this week. 

"Crowder looked lost with the Cavaliers last season, but was able to return to his productive ways after being dealt to the Jazz at the trade deadline," Barner told SportsLine. "He's carried that success over to this year, averaging 12 points, 4.9 rebounds and a career-high 2.2 3-pointers per game. Even though he's mostly come off the bench, he's getting plenty of playing time at 28 minutes a night."

Another waiver wire target he's all over entering Week 22: Wizards forward Jeff Green. 

"Green has been able remain a Fantasy relevant option even after the Wizards acquired Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker, averaging 13.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.4 3-pointers across his past nine games," Barner added. "He also shot 48.8 percent from the field and 84.8 percent from the charity stripe during that stretch. With the Wizards playing at the eighth-fastest pace (102.6 possessions per game) in the league, Green is going to receive a lot of opportunities to provide value during this four-game week."

Barner has also identified which players you should target on waivers if you need a jolt for your squad, including a center available in over 60 percent of leagues who has an extremely favorable schedule this week. Anyone who adds this player could hit it big.

So which players should you target on the waiver wire before Week 22? And which shocking center could lead your team to Fantasy glory? Visit SportsLine now to see the best league-winning free agents entering Week 22, all from one of the most respected voices in the industry.

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