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Category Strategy: Lamb, Sabonis Among Top Early Season Adds

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.

As they say in Ma$es timeless epic - You Back Kid! The 2017-18 season is underway, and the waiver wire is already going wild. On Monday, I highlighted general waiver additions, but this article is all about focusing in on players who can help in each specific category of need.

In general, well focus on players available in at least 50% of leagues in ESPN, Yahoo!, and CBS. That said, since the ownership can vary significantly from one site to the next, sometimes we have to fudge those rules a bit, especially early in the season.

Before we can into the ranks, just a PSA to all owners, but especially to ESPN: go check if Lauri Markkanen is available. Hes still available in one-third of Yahoo! leagues, and over two-thirds of ESPN leagues. Thats just silly. Hes averaging almost a double-double and more than three three-pointers in 34.0 m

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