February 14, 2019, 12:19 amDion Waiters - G - Miami Heat
Dion Waiters put up 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting in a win over the Mavs on Wednesday.
He made three 3-pointers and added four rebounds, three assists and one steal to the box score. He is still not 100-percent according to him, but he is coming around and starting to show signs of what he was doing when he was healthy for the Heat. He has the potential to be a solid deep-league scoring and shooting specialist.
February 12, 2019, 11:02 amDion Waiters - G - Miami Heat
Dion Waiters, who is working himself back from ankle surgery said that the hurdle is physical, at least from a conditioning standpoint.
“My game is coming," he said. "My body is not where I wanted it, though. My game is coming there, but I'm still not moving how I want to, as I'd like.” Waiters is locked into heavy minutes due to the departure of Wayne Ellington and Tyler Johnson and the injuries to Goran Dragic and Derrick Jones Jr.. He deserves consideration but his stat set is usually ugly as he can kill your percentages and turnovers.
Source: Miami Sun Sentinel
February 11, 2019, 11:19 pmDion Waiters - G - Miami Heat
Dion Waiters scored 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting with three 3-pointers, three rebounds and six dimes against the Nuggets on Monday.
Waiters is getting consistent playing time now and the dimes are a nice touch which means he's worth a shot in the dark if you're desperate on the wire. The Heat are still content with playing Dwyane Wade (22 minutes, eight points on 4-of-9 shooting with a rebound, three assists and two steals) during his last dance so consistency isn't something you'll find in Miami.
February 10, 2019, 11:30 pmDion Waiters - G - Miami Heat
Dion Waiters dropped a season-high 24 points on 9-of-19 shooting in a game-high 41 minutes in a loss to the Warriors on Sunday.
The trading away of Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington has cleared some playing time for Waiters as he is now starting. Although he may be forced to the bench when Goran Dragic returns, he should definitely continue to see minutes and have a big role in the Heat offense. He has deep-league scoring and shooting appeal.
February 9, 2019, 1:21 amDion Waiters - G - Miami Heat
Dion Waiters started against the Kings on Friday night and ended up with 12 points (4-of-12 shooting), four triples, a rebound and two assists in 32 minutes.
The departures of Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington will help him get minutes, but Waiters should still struggle to do much with them. He's not a recommended fantasy play.
January 30, 2019, 10:56 pmDion Waiters - G - Miami Heat
Despite the absence of Dwyane Wade, Dion Waiters finished Wednesday's loss to the Bulls with six points, four rebounds, five assists and a 3-of-10 shooting line in only 18 minutes.
If Waiters isn't going to get fantasy-worthy playing time when Wade is out, it's going to be tough for him to tread water, even in 16-teamers. If Wayne Ellington's recent play has earned him a spot in the rotation going forward then Waiters could feel even more of a squeeze. All this happened with Tyler Johnson playing through left calf soreness and Rodney McGruder getting a DNP-CD. Waiters really isn't worth the trouble in fantasy.
January 26, 2019, 6:56 pmDion Waiters - G - Miami Heat
Dion Waiters (migraine) is not on the Heat's injury report for Sunday.
Waiters missed Friday's game but will return for this one. With Tyler Johnson (ankle) questionable for this contest, Waiters and Rodney McGruder could see an uptick in minutes.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
January 25, 2019, 6:09 pmDion Waiters - G - Miami Heat
Dion Waiters (migraine) will not play on Friday.
Waiters is still out of shape after a long absence to injury and he’ll have to improve his conditioning before getting more minutes on a loaded Heat team. Since he’ll be out tonight, all of Miami’s guards look to benefit, especially Tyler Johnson and Rodney McGruder.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
January 25, 2019, 11:48 amDion Waiters - G - Miami Heat
Dion Waiters (migraine) is being considered a GTD for Friday's game versus the Cavs.
Waiters has been seeing decent minutes off of the bench and he were to miss the minutes would likely go back to Rodney McGruder.
Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter
January 21, 2019, 9:21 pmDion Waiters - G - Miami Heat
Dion Waiters was one of the few bright spots for the Heat on Monday, posting 18 points (8-of-16 shooting), two rebounds, one assist, two 3-pointers and one steal.
A now-healthy Waiters is making a case to start for the Heat with this being his second straight strong showing off the bench. He scored 21 points vs. the Bulls on Saturday. The Heat have been struggling and a shake-up could be in the works, with Waiters possibly earing a larger role in the rotation moving forward.
January 20, 2019, 12:48 amDion Waiters - G - Miami Heat
Dion Waiters hit 9-of-13 shots off the bench in Saturday's win over the Bulls, finishing with 21 points to go with three treys, six boards and two assists in 22 minutes.
Waiters' scoring is needed on this team and no it's not going to be tenable anytime soon unless Erik Spoelstra outright forces him into a 30-minute role, which doesn't seem remotely likely. Give him added consideration in points leagues, for what it's worth.
January 18, 2019, 6:29 pmTyler Johnson - G - Miami Heat
Tyler Johnson will start for Josh Richardson (illness) on Friday vs. the Pistons.
Johnson is a decent play in DFS but the Miami backcourt is still crowded with Derrick Jones Jr., Dwyane Wade and Dion Waiters all in play to get minutes at the two.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
January 18, 2019, 5:38 pmJosh Richardson - F - Miami Heat
Josh Richardson (illness) will not play on Friday vs. the Pistons.
It’s the first game of a back-to-back set and Richardson will not be suiting up for this one leaving more opportunity for Derrick Jones Jr., Tyler Johnson and Dion Waiters, with DJJ looking like the option with the highest upside in DFS. Wayne Ellington (illness) has been cleared to play but has been out of the rotation, playing in just two out of the Heat’s last 11 games.
Source: Barry Jackson on Twitter
January 16, 2019, 1:11 pmDion Waiters - G - Miami Heat
After played under 12 minutes in Tuesday's loss, Dion Waiters said "[Expletive] patience!" in response to his low playing time this season.
"I’ve been patient long enough. What do I got to be patient for? Come on man. I’ve been patient. I think everybody knows that. It’s time. What are we waiting for? If I’m out there, play me." How pleasant. Waiters has been back for seven games now, appearing in five and only exceeding 12 minutes in two. It wouldn't be the first time someone on the Heat complained about playing time, and the roster is deep enough that squeaky wheels don't get the grease unless they deserve the minutes. Waiters also wants back into the starting lineup, which is unlikely to happen. Coach Spoelstra has been adamant that Waiters needs to remain patient considering he missed over a year of action. He is not a fantasy option and hopefully his complaining doesn't affect the rotation at all.
Source: Miami Herald
January 12, 2019, 7:56 pmDion Waiters - G - Miami Heat
Dion Waiters played 10 minutes off the bench in Saturday's home win, scoring three points with a rebound and a 3-pointer on 1-for-3 shooting.
Waiters has seen his minutes cut for three straight games now, and it doesn't look like he'll be of much interest for fantasy purposes. The Heat are just too deep and Waiters needs minutes to get up the number of shots he'd need to hold fantasy value. There might be some appeal in very deep leagues but there are likely better options available at the moment. Most fantasy owners would prefer that he plays limited minutes so Miami's other guards won't have their playing time disrupted.