This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.
After some complicated schedule analysis, I've determined that five games is a lot. That's how many games the Nuggets play in Week 13. It will be the fourth of just five such weeks for any team this entire season.
Unfortunately for us, there aren't a whole lot of Nuggets who look like worthwhile waiver pickups right now. So while you should be firing up any and all Nuggets in weekly leagues, none of them look like good longer term pickups. The following are the Nuggets who are widely available and worth considering for their Week 13 schedule, but who would not otherwise receive mention in this article (listed, as always, in the order I'd recommend them):
Mason Plumlee (14 percent rostered)
Torrey Craig (1 percent rostered)
Juancho Hernangomez (24 percent rostered)
Monte Morris (21 percent rostered)
Trey Lyles (6 percent rostered)
Malik Beasley (27 percent rostered) squeaks in at the end of the other recommendations list, below. That means that I'd add him before any of the other five just listed.
As it turns out, despite the Nuggets' schedule, the top of the recommended additions are players benefiting from injured teammates. It's an old formula, but it's tried and true. Most owners have already picked up Josh Hart (55 percent rostered) after LeBron James' (groin) injury, so the players to pick up are those filling in for injured All-Star point guards Kyrie Irving (eye) and Chris Paul (hamstring).
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