NBA Waiver Wire: Monk, Green Among Guards to Target
NBA Waiver Wire: Monk, Green Among Guards to Target

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

With the season almost one week old, managers should be hitting the waiver wire hard. We've seen enough to drop some popular sleeper candidates (Nerlens Noel), and some unexpected names (Malik Monk) are emerging fast. Some of the players added over the next week or two will play crucial roles in determining Fantasy championships.

Decisive action is important, but it's important not to overreact. Giannis Antetokounmpo is technically ranked outside of the top 130 in nine-category settings, but that obviously doesn't mean anyone should drop him. Antetokounmpo is an extreme example, but he demonstrates an important principle: There are some really good must-add players out there, just make sure you're dropping your worst overall player, not your worst-through-three-games player.

As with previous seasons, the players featured in this article must be owned in less than two-thirds of CBS leagues. Players are listed in the order in which I recommend adding them, assuming they are equally good fits for your team.

Editor's note: Ownership percentages reflect availability in CBS leagues.

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E'Twaun Moore, Pelicans (31 percent owned)
The Pelicans have a lot of very good players at every position except small forward. At small forward, they are shockingly shallow. Moore is good enough to be a rotation player, but given the depth chart behind him, that level of ability makes him a near-lock for at least 30 minutes per game. He only played 24 minutes in the Pelicans' second game, but that was

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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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