NBA Waiver Wire: Top Adds for Week 11

NBA Waiver Wire: Top Adds for Week 11

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

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.

Adds for All Leagues

Jae'Sean Tate, Rockets (64% rostered)

He still qualifies here, so I'll keep talking about him. He's averaging 30.9 minutes since Christian Wood (ankle) got hurt and has topped 30 minutes in four straight. Tate is officially Houston's starting small forward, but functionally he's also their primary backup center and power forward. He's not great in any one category, but he does a little bit almost everywhere. If you missed out on Tate, David Nwaba (11% rostered) is a decent consolation prize.

Saben Lee, Pistons (22% rostered)

The rookie second-round pick's NBA debut was back in early January, but he played fewer than 13 minutes in each of his first eight appearances, spread out across a month. But with Delon Wright (groin) out the last three games, Lee has become a major player in the rotation, averaging 28.0 minutes and 15.3 points. He's also making major contributions in assists and steals without hurting in any category. Wright is slated to be out for at least another week and a half, making Lee an excellent short-term pickup heading into the All-Star break. It's also worth noting that Dennis Smith Jr., who's taken over the starting role in Wright's absence, has been his typical underwhelming self, so there is still

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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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