Most-Added Fantasy Basketball Players from Week 16

While trades are definitely a great way to acquire the best players for your fantasy basketball team, the waiver wire and free agent pool are also a great source for finding key contributors and players that will help your team win on a weekly basis. From surprise breakout stars to players who are hot for a couple weeks at a time, here are the most-added players from Week 16 of the 2011 fantasy basketball season.

Metta World Peace
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Monday, Apr. 9: PG Kyle Lowry, Houston Rockets, 15,153 adds*

After missing 15 games with a sinus infection, Lowry finally returned off the bench on April 8 against the Sacramento Kings. Although Goran Dragic is still starting for the Rockets, Lowry has put up some solid shooting and passing numbers since his return.

Other top adds of the day: Cleveland Cavaliers PG/SG Lester Hudson (10,621 adds), New Jersey Nets SG/SF Gerald Green (10,562 adds), Orlando Magic PF/C Glen Davis (10,056 adds)

Tuesday, Apr. 10: PG/SG Greivis Vasquez, New Orleans Hornets, 8,921 adds

With Jarrett Jack going down for the rest of the season, Vasquez once again assumes the starting point guard spot for the Hornets. Since returning to the starting lineup on April 4, Vasquez has scored in double-digits for every game and has three double-digit assist games.

Other top adds of the day: Denver Nuggets SF Danilo Gallinari (7,378 adds), Lester Hudson (7,373 adds), Kyle Lowry (4,582 adds)

Wednesday, Apr. 11: PG/SG Lester Hudson, Cleveland Cavaliers, 5,803 adds

A top add for the past couple of days, Hudson finally broke into the top spot on Wednesday. Including his 19-point performance against the Indiana Pacers, Hudson had averaged 15 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.3 steals in eight games for the Cavaliers.

Other top adds of the day: Washington Wizards PF/C Kevin Seraphin (4,910 adds), Charlotte Bobcats PG D.J. Augustin (4,412 adds), Minnesota Timberwolves PG J.J. Barea (3,849 adds)

Thursday, Apr. 12: PF/C J.J. Hickson, Portland Trail Blazers, 8,376 adds

Once it was announced that LaMarcus Aldridge would be out for the year, Hickson stock immediately went up. A very good player since joining the Trail Blazers, Hickson immediately played well in his first start as the permanent replacement for Aldridge, recording 23 points, 13 rebounds, and three assists against the Golden State Warriors. Hickson is a must start for the rest of the season.

Other top adds of the day: Kevin Seraphin (6,401 adds), Minnesota Timberwolves PF/C Anthony Randolph (4,572 adds), Lester Hudson (4,377 adds)

Friday, Apr. 13: PF/C Anthony Randolph, Minnesota Timberwolves, 7,086 adds

On Wednesday, All-Star Kevin Love sustained a concussion against the Denver Nuggets. As Love's replacement, Randolph has done exceptionally well with Love out, averaging 22 points, 8.7 rebounds, and three blocks in his last three games.

Other top adds of the day: Kevin Seraphin (5,176 adds), Lester Hudson (3,845 adds), San Antonio Spurs SG/SF Danny Green (3,413 adds)

Saturday, Apr. 14: SG/SF/PF Metta World Peace, Los Angeles Lakers, 9,931 adds

World Peace has done wonders for the Lakers since Kobe Bryant injured his shin. From a 26-point game against the Spurs on April 11 to his five steals against the Nuggets on April 13, World Peace is serving as has been one of the best fantasy performers of Week 16.

Other top adds of the day: Orlando Magic PF/C Glen Davis (9,830 adds), New York Knicks SG/SF J.R. Smith (6,261 adds), Dallas Mavericks PF Brandan Wright (5,203 adds)

Sunday, Apr. 15: PF/C Anthony Randolph, Minnesota Timberwolves, 4,107 adds

Other top adds of the day: Golden State Warriors PG/SG Nate Robinson (2,507 adds), New York Knicks PF/C Amar'e Stoudemire (2,237 adds), Metta World Peace (2,089 adds)

*Adds numbers according to Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball Transaction Trends Research Tool.

Sources:

Transaction Trends Adds, Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Basketball

Greivis Vasquez Game Log, Yahoo! Sports

Lester Hudson Game Log, Yahoo! Sports

J.J. Hickson Game Log, Yahoo! Sports

Anthony Randolph Game Log, Yahoo! Sports

Metta World Peace Game Log, Yahoo! Sports

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Austin Chang is a lifelong basketball fan, Golden State Warriors supporter, and fantasy basketball player since 2005 who has been a Top 3 finisher in 72% of the leagues he has played in. Follow this contributor on Twitter @_austinchang.

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Updated Monday, Apr 16, 2012