NBA Waiver Wire: Finding Value After the Break
NBA Waiver Wire: Finding Value After the Break

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

Welcome back. The NBA All-Star break ends today. The Fantasy season is about to kick into high gear.

Relatedly, tanking season is about to kick-off. The All-Star break is usually the breaking point after which the bad teams stop pretending to try to be good, and modify their rotations accordingly. This column could look very different a week from now, so stay vigilant.

For now, though, we have a balanced schedule, with literally every team playing two games. In daily lineups leagues, there is extra advantage to adding players from the Clippers, Spurs, Magic, Nuggets, Raptors or Knicks. Those six teams are the only ones with Saturday off, and the only ones who play on Sunday – so there is a better chance of being able to fit them into your starting lineups.

As always, 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

Mitchell Robinson, Knicks (55 percent rostered)
Blocks are fundamentally hard to find. They are the rarest of the Fantasy categories, and most of the biggest contributors are drafted back in October. Therefore, Robinson's 3.0 blocks per game over the last six games would make him a waiver candidate even if he provided nothing else. The fact that he's boosted his scoring to 11.5 points per game during that window is a bonus. The fact that
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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.
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