NBA Waiver Wire: Brunson, Thybulle Among Best Adds for Week 4

NBA Waiver Wire: Brunson, Thybulle Among Best Adds for Week 4

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

Welcome to Week 4. By now, managers should be getting a better sense of their teams – which positions and categories are strengths and weaknesses. This information should guide your decision making. While everyone should add this week's top pickup if he's available, after that, your teams' nuances should matter more than my ranking (if you don't need defensive stats, don't add Matisse Thybulle!).

That said, whatever your team needs, there are lots of good options available on this week's waiver wire. 

No members of the Magic qualify for this article this week, but regular readers know that I'm a big advocate for several magicians, including Franz Wagner (80% rostered). However, it's a tough week for them, as they are one of only two teams (along with the Wizards) who play just two games. 

Managers in leagues with daily lineups should target players on the Jazz, 76ers, and Clippers, each of whom play on both Tuesday and Thursday – unusually quiet nights with merely three games apiece. 

As we do every year, the players in this article must be rostered in less than two-thirds of CBS leagues. That said, this early in the season, I may fudge the boundary there a little bit as rosters settle out. Players are listed in the order that I recommend adding them, assuming they are equally good fits for your team. 

Double-check Your League

A few names right at the cut line, rostered in roughly two-thirds of leagues, who are still under-rostered. Double-check

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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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