NBA Waiver Wire: Early Season Impact Players to Add

NBA Waiver Wire: Early Season Impact Players to Add

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

Welcome back! Happy to have you back here with me. Let's dive in.

The NBA season is only three days old, but we've already learned a ton. The Bucks and Warriors have played twice, everyone else has played once, and there are plenty of players who've already emerged as fantasy targets.

One note before we get to the players: it's important to be aggressive early when it comes to the waiver wire, but don't go overboard. Don't drop a seventh round pick after one or two bad games. At least for now, we're only dropping players from the last few rounds of our drafts. 

As we do every year, the players in this article must be rostered in less than two-thirds of CBS leagues. That said, this early in the season, I may fudge the boundary there a little bit as rosters settle out. Players are listed in the order that I recommend adding them, assuming they are equally good fits for your team. 

Double-check Your League

Players rostered in more than two-thirds of CBS leagues but who are still under-rostered. Double-check to make sure they aren't available in your league.

Jordan Poole, Warriors (84% rostered)

Josh Giddey, Thunder (82% rostered)

Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Pelicans (83% rostered)

Al Horford, Celtics (72% rostered)

Scottie Barnes, Raptors (82% rostered)

Extra Attention Required

These three players are widely rostered but still available in more than one in every seven leagues, and demand some extra explanation

Mo Bamba, Magic

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Alex Rikleen
Rikleen writes the NBA column "Numbers Game," which decodes the math that underpins fantasy basketball and was a nominee for the 2016 FSWA Newcomer of the Year Award. 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 outside Boston.
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