NBA Waiver Wire: Week 4 Look-Ahead
NBA Waiver Wire: Week 4 Look-Ahead

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

On the one hand, it's hard to believe we're only entering the third weekend of the NBA season. On the other, the fact that that most teams have now played 10 percent of their games is equally inconceivable. The season is still so young, yet a meaningful portion of it is already in the rear-view. 

Though the season is young, we've now seen enough that it's OK to make significant changes to our preseason expectations for players. Jonathan Isaac, OG Anunoby, and a pair of Rockets listed below were dramatically underrated this preseason.

Contrarily, widely drafted players like Derrick White and Joe Ingles now look like they will never reach their October expectations, and both are rightly getting dropped in shallower leagues. However, while we now have a meaningful sample, we still must be careful to avoid overreaction. While White and Ingles are legitimate drop candidates, Otto Porter is not.

No matter what your situation, the best way to ensure a winning fantasy season is to remain constantly vigilant on the waiver wire. 

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

As always, this article will focus on players available in at least 50 percent of leagues. With that said, especially this early in the season, there are a lot of very valuable players who are widely available but miss that cut-off. I won't go into depth on those guys, but I'll include them below in the appropriate order.

Some under-rostered names who might

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Alex Rikleen
Rikleen writes the NBA column "Numbers Game," which decodes the math that underpins fantasy basketball and was a nominee for the 2016 FSWA Newcomer of the Year Award. 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 outside Boston.
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