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NBA Waiver Wire: Players to Target Week 2

Alex Rikleen

Rikleen writes the NBA column "Numbers Game," which decodes the math that underpins fantasy basketball. 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 in Delaware.

With almost one week of NBA action under our belts, waiver wires are heating up, and the best options are flying off the board fast. In future weeks, this article will focus only on players owned in less than 50 percent of leagues – but since this is the first week, we’ll be a little flexible with that rule until the waiver wire stabilizes.

Players are listed in approximately the order of how highly recommended they are.

Adds for All Leagues

Terry Rozier, Celtics, PG (53% owned in CBS leagues)
Rozier is too good, and too close to the 50 percent “Mendoza line”, to leave off this list. With Gordon Hayward (ankle) out for the rest of the season, the Celtics depth chart loosened up, and Rozier is a major beneficiary. In the two games since the injury, he’s averaging 28.5 minutes, 14.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.5 threes, and 1.0 steals – a high-usage, multi-categorical machine. He’s especially attractive as a point guar

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