This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.
The NBA schedule in Week 6 is pretty balanced – every team plays either three or four games – so the biggest storylines relate to some shifting rotations around the league. The Rockets have given Carmelo Anthony a friendly version of the Joakim Noah treatment, the Magic and Grizzlies got some important players back, and the Knicks keep tinkering.
The most exciting players this week are all already rostered in more than 50 percent of leagues, but below this article's cutoff point of 67 percent. Those players get their own breakout section at the top of the article, and if any of them are available in your league, they should be your highest priorities. As always, the players are listed in the order I'd recommend adding them, but after that top section no player really emerges as a must add immediately option. If you need assists or defensive stats, your best options are probably D.J. Augustin or Kyle Anderson, respectively, and they don't show up until the "other recommendations" list.
One note for managers in daily lineups leagues: There are no NBA games on Thanksgiving, which causes unusually large 13- and 14-game slates on Wednesday and Friday, respectively. Every team plays on one of those days, and most play on both. With so many teams active, pretty much every Fantasy team will have completely full starting lineups on both of those days. As a result, waiver wire prospects who only play on one of those days see a big