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NBA Waiver Wire: Week 3 Targets

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 the NBA nears the close of its second full week, a number of rotations are rounding into focus. With each passing game, we learn something new about every team, and that knowledge often translates into fantasy value.

Though many of the best finds have already been scooped up, several players remain who could have dramatic and long-term impacts on fantasy rosters. Additionally, injuries are now -- as always -- the biggest drivers of fantasy value, and they continue to have an outsized impact on the players listed below – especially in the case of this week’s top add. So, without further ado, let’s get into the best waiver adds of the week.

All players listed must be owned in less than two-thirds of leagues.

Adds for All Leagues


T.J. McConnell, PG, 76ers (18 percent owned)
With Markelle Fultz (shoulder) now sidelined indefinitely, McConnell steps in as this week’s top waiver add. In the fi

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