Kev Mahserejian offers advice on the Week 6 NBA Waiver Wire and the Top Fantasy Basketball Week 6 Pickups.
(Note: Roster % is as listed for Yahoo! leagues. FAAB bid range is based on a percentage of a fantasy basketball player’s remaining budget.)
Week 6 NBA Waiver Wire: Fantasy Basketball Top NBA Pickups
Top Fantasy Basketball Players To Add
Jeremy Lamb, SG/SF, Indiana Pacers (27% rostered)Jeremy Lamb is back in action. After tearing his ACL last February, he returns to the court 11 months later and looks like he has not missed a beat. Lamb’s game is not predicated on heavy athleticism (though he has his fair share) which allows him to navigate the perimeter and play a “safer" game than someone who was banging bodies inside. He is very likely to rest on back-to-back games which should be taken into account when adding him but otherwise, he could wind up a good waiver add.
Lamb is no superstar, but he can perform like a top-100 player by all means. His contributions in scoring, threes, rebounds, free throw, and steals are all solid. Players like him are the crucial glue guys who don’t hurt you anywhere and help almost everywhere. His field goal percentage will likely be a tick worse than his career 44.5% rate but that is palatable with low double-digit shots per game. Lamb’s usage rate through two games is at 24% and should remain in the low-20’s as long as he does not encounter any setbacks. With Victor Oladipo out of town, Caris LeVert unfortunately out of commission and T.J. Warren injured, Lamb will be needed on the floor for Indiana. ➕ Jeremy Lamb FAAB bid range: 5-10% ➕
Malcolm Brogdon (23 PTS, 6 AST) hits the game-winning jumper with 2.8 remaining to lift the @Pacers in OT.— NBA (@NBA) January 23, 2021
Myles Turner: 22 PTS, 9 REB, 3 BLK
Jeremy Lamb: 22 PTS
Domantas Sabonis: 18 PTS, 11 REB, 9 AST, 5 STL pic.twitter.com/3GZ4OUIXcy
Jeff Green, SF/PF/C, Brooklyn Nets (21%)The Brooklyn Nets are DESPERATE for a big man, and Jeff Green is one of the closest things available. He has some history playing the five as recently as in his time with the Rockets but as we’ve seen, that is not ideal. Jeff Green is a fine player at his age, but when Joel Embiid and Domantas Sabonis are out there … oof. Nevertheless, Green’s performance for us only matters via his stat-sheet. With Jarrett Allen out of town and DeAndre Jordan, the lone true center on the active roster, Green’s output has spiked. Over his past five games, Green is averaging 12.8 points, 4.6 boards, 2.6 threes, 1.2 assists, and 0.8 steals. He has double-digit points in each game which could remain a trend unless Brooklyn adds a piece to their front-court. Green is not someone to consider for the long haul this season and should be dropped the instant he underperforms. His three-point shooting percentage will go down, but the field-goal rate should remain around 50, which is a fantastic little boost on his volume. ➕ Jeff Green FAAB bid range: 5-8% ➕
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