NBA Waiver Wire: Week 4 Look-Ahead
NBA Waiver Wire: Week 4 Look-Ahead

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

The NBA's Week 4 schedule is relatively balanced, with only two items worth noting: First, the Spurs are the only team that plays just two games, while everyone else plays either three or four. That significantly detracts from the fantasy potential of anyone other than LaMarcus Aldridge, Rudy Gay, or DeMar DeRozan – the schedule is the primary reason Bryn Forbes isn't one of the players listed below.

The second scheduling note is that there are only four games Tuesday and Thursday, compared to 10 on Wednesday and Saturday. The Bucks, Suns, and Trail Blazers all have games on both Tuesday and Thursday, making them more valuable in daily lineup leagues without a games max. On the opposite end of the spectrum is the Kings, Cavaliers, Lakers, Grizzlies, Pelicans, Mavericks, Raptors, Bulls, and 76ers – they all play three games this week, two of which are Wednesday and Saturday. That their games come on nights when your starting lineup might already be full makes them less appealing. The Spurs have it even worse, playing only two games, both of which are Wednesday and Saturday.

The players below are listed in the order I'd recommend adding them.

This article will focus on players available in at least 50 percent of leagues. That said, especially early in the season, ownership levels don't quite correlate with value the same way that they will later in the season. Many teams are reluctant to part with some bad draft picks, meaning that some

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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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