NBA Waiver Wire: Best Adds for Week 16

NBA Waiver Wire: Best Adds for Week 16

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

As the dust settles after a busy trade deadline, a lot of familiar names are back at the top of this week's waiver wire recommendations. The new rotations are settling, and several players have risen to fantasy relevance. 

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

Chuma Okeke, Magic (68% rostered)

I'm cheating by including Okeke, but he needs to be mentioned. He's a must add in all settings. He's averaging 16-7-3 on top of 2.0 threes and 2.3 stocks (steals plus blocks) while playing 32.3 minutes per night. You could keep a straight face while arguing that he's the best healthy player on the Magic right now (not sure that you should, but that's a different question). He's the best rest-of-season pickup available, if he's still available at all. He's "go check for him before finishing this column" good. If you miss out on Okeke but still want a piece of the Orlando "wait, who's starting for them?" Magic, Dwayne Bacon (24% rostered) is a solid consolation prize.

Jae'Sean Tate, Rockets (66% rostered)

Will this be the last time I get to sing Tate's praises? He's finally at the roster-rate cutoff for this column. You've heard it all before from me: Tate plays tons of minutes, the tanking Rockets will keep that going, and

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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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