NBA Waiver Wire: Best Adds for Week 6

NBA Waiver Wire: Best Adds for Week 6

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

Congratulations everyone, we made it. Where did we make it, you ask? We made it to the point in the season where Bobby Portis and Grayson Allen no longer qualify for this article. I'm proud of all of us. (Well, all of us except for the roughly one in four leagues who are still ignoring this pair, but at some point you have to just declare victory and move on – it's The American Way.)

Though our Bucks pair is no longer eligible, we still get to start off with some major contributors to legitimate contenders. Eventually this article will get overwhelmed by tanking teams, so it's exciting that we can still focus on actually competitive rosters.

As usual, 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

Kevin Huerter, Hawks (30% rostered)

The Hawks were in the Eastern Conference Finals and didn't lose a single rotation player in the offseason. They count as contenders. We're not arguing about this. We're here to talk about Huerter and your fantasy basketball team. They should be together.

Huerter joined the Hawks' starting lineup for two extended stretches last season. During the first one, which lasted just over two months from mid-January to late-March, Huerter was a top-100 player in both eight and nine-category leagues. During the second stretch, which lasted almost

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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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