NBA Waiver Wire: Nerlens Noel Still a Wait-And-See
NBA Waiver Wire: Nerlens Noel Still a Wait-And-See

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

The Trail Blazers and the 76ers both play five games this week, a rare scheduling quirk that Fantasy managers should take advantage of as much as possible. Unfortunately, neither team has that many waiver wire prospects, but managers in non-games-max leagues should prioritize the few addable Blazers and 76ers.

We're far enough into the season that short-term injuries impact a lot of the waiver wire prospects listed below. Not every player we add will be a home run, but out teams can still benefit greatly from a series of smaller positive moves.

And while not every add is a home run, some of the season's best additions are probably still ahead of us. Remember: at this time last season, Donovan Mitchell was still unownable in Fantasy, ranked outside of the top-180, was averaging 9.3 points per game and had yet to play 30 minutes in any game. He would finish the season inside Fantasy's top-55 and inside the top-30 in points per game. In most leagues, he was the only player who came off the waiver wire and averaged 20 points per game.

Mitchell's 2017-18 breakout began in Game No. 8. Every NBA team plays their eighth game in Week 8. Stay diligent.

As always, the players in this article must be rostered in less than two-thirds of CBS leagues. Players are listed in the order that I recommend adding them, assuming they are equally good fits for your team.

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Alex Rikleen
Rikleen writes the NBA column "Numbers Game," which decodes the math that underpins fantasy basketball. A certified math teacher, Rikleen decided the field of education pays too well, so he left it for writing. He is a Boston College graduate living in Delaware.
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