NBA Waiver Wire: Week 6 Look-Ahead
NBA Waiver Wire: Week 6 Look-Ahead

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

Gobble Gobble. Thanksgiving week is here, and if you play in daily lineups leagues, the holiday has notable impact on the Week 6 schedule. No matter what type of league you play in, it's always important to stay vigilant on the waiver wire – so this article is here to help.

The NBA takes Thanksgiving Day off, which leads to massive 13- and 14-game slates on Wednesday and Friday. With so many teams active, pretty much every Fantasy team will have completely full starting lineups on both of those days. As a result, waiver wire prospects who play on both days suffer a huge hit in value, as their production will be wasted on Fantasy benches. The Clippers, Heat, Magic, Wizards, Mavericks and Kings play on either Wednesday or Friday, but not both – everyone else plays both days.

If you play in weekly lineup leagues, then the Week 6 schedule is pretty straightforward – 10 teams play three games, and 20 teams plays four; it's an even-enough split, and there are no silly one-, two- or five-game weeks. Play your best guys, and when in doubt give the edge to the one playing more games.

The players below are listed in the order I'd recommend adding them.

As always, this article focuses on players available in at least 50 percent of leagues. That said, here are some good players who might still be available in your league, and are worth checking for:

Kris Dunn, Bulls (64 percent rostered)

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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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