Fantasy Basketball: Top NBA Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 6 of 2022-23

By | November 20, 2022

The NBA season has already given us a lot to be grateful for as we attain Thanksgiving week, which sits halfway via Week 6 of a season’s Fantasy Leagues. The schedule is a bit uneven as everybody leaves on Thursday creating mega slates on Wednesday (12 video games) and Black Friday (14 video games).

Whether or not you are beginning your vacation purchasing or saving it for later, you may decide up some bargains on your fantasy workforce this week. On this weekly characteristic all through the season, you will discover a number of the hottest gamers, Deep League additions to think about, and a better have a look at 4 dormant mics. The dormant targets listed under are usually not fully frequent, however they’re rising as choices with a number of potential. The highest trend gamers are good mics to think about if accessible, however rapidly disappear from the waiver wires. The deep league choices on the backside of the publish may be helpful if the higher choices and the 4 dormant mics have already been picked up.

In Week 6, which begins Monday, Nov. 21, 15 of the NBA’s 30 groups are scheduled for 4 video games. The Charlotte Hornets, Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors have mild weeks with simply two video games and the opposite 12 groups play 3 times every. Relying on whether or not you are in search of short-term or long-term assist, you may need to look into groups which might be enjoying extra this week.

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Prime Trending Gamers

  • PG Tyus Jones, Memphis Grizzlies
  • PG/SG De’Anthony Melton, Philadelphia 76ers
  • PG/SG Jalen Suggs, Orleanso Magic
  • PG/SG Bones Hyland, Denver nuggets
  • PG/SG Killian Hayes, Detroit Pistons
  • PG/SG Derrick White, Boston Celtics
  • PG/SG Cameron Payne, Phoenix Suns
  • SG/SF Max Strus, miami warmth
  • SG/SF Malik Beasley, Utah Jazz
  • SG/SF Royce O’Neale, brooklyn nets
  • SG/SF Lonnie Walker IV, Los Angeles Lakers
  • SF/PF Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings
  • SF/PF Bruce Brown, Denver Nuggets
  • PF/C Bowl Bowl, Orlando Magic
  • PF/C Jalen Smith, Indiana Pacers
  • FP/C Marcus Morris Sr. Los Angeles Clippers
  • PF/C Thaddeus Younger, Toronto Raptors
  • PF/C Larry Nance Jr., New Orleans Pelicans
  • C Mo Bamba, Orlando Magic

PG/SG Shake Milton, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. BKN, to CHA, to ENT, to ENT)

The 76ers had been already with out James Harden (foot) and can probably be with out Tyrese Maxey (foot) for a while after struggling an harm Friday night time in opposition to the Bucks. Maxey broke his foot bones and is predicted to overlook three to 4 weeks. De’Anthony Melton has accomplished a very good job changing Harden, however the Sixers may also want another person for future video games.

Milton averaged simply 12.4 minutes in his first 10 video games of the season and had performed greater than 20 minutes solely as soon as earlier than enjoying a season-high 31 minutes within the match during which Maxey was injured. He made probably the most of his elevated alternatives by posting season highs with 15 factors and 6 assists whereas including his first steal of the 12 months.

On Saturday, Milton entered the beginning lineup and had 27 factors, six rebounds and two assists in 38 minutes in opposition to Minnesota. His cap is extraordinarily excessive whereas Harden and Maxey are out, however he is nonetheless held in lower than a 3rd of the leagues as of Sunday’s begin.

Final season Milton had some improbable manufacturing bursts. In his six begins, he averaged 16.0 factors, 5.3 rebounds and three.8 assists with a 19.8% utilization price in these competitions. He had a utilization price of 24.0% on Friday and 26.8% on Saturday. If he continues to have a lot work to do, he ought to be capable of ship nice crossover manufacturing so long as Maxey and Harden are sidelined. It’s going to rapidly be snatched up by the waiver threads, so make your complaints fast!


SG/SF Jalen Williams, Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder (in opposition to NY, in opposition to DEN, in opposition to CHI, at HOU)

The Thunder slotted their No. 12 total decide from final 12 months’s draft into their beginning lineup, and their trajectory seems to be again on monitor after going off the rails with a fractured orbital bone suffered throughout the opening night time. Williams nonetheless has a number of progress to do, after all, however her uncooked expertise helps her stand out on the charts. He ought to hold working, though the Thunder are continually taking a look at completely different rotations and mixtures.

Williams has scored double digit factors in 4 of his final 5 video games, together with every of his two begins. He averaged 11.6 factors, 5.2 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 makes 3-pointers over that five-game streak. He had his first profession double-double to start out this run in a blowout win over the Raptors, and he additionally posted a brand new profession excessive with 16 factors in his final recreation Friday night time. On this recreation, he additionally confirmed his multi-category potential by including seven assists, six rebounds and two steals whereas enjoying 33 minutes.

He is solely held to lower than 1 / 4 of a league after his accidents and gradual begin, however he has a excessive ceiling in some ways in what needs to be a positive four-game schedule this coming week.


C Thomas Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers (at PHX, at SA, at SA)

Bryant was drafted as a free agent this previous offseason after a torn ACL and again points hampered his growth throughout his 4 years in Washington. In mid-October, nevertheless, he was compelled to bear thumb surgical procedure and was solely capable of make his season debut final Friday.

Bryant got here off the bench on his debut however may enter the beginning lineup quickly if he’s wholesome and has an affect. Anthony Davis likes to play up entrance moderately than heart, so Bryant’s emergence may additionally assist him be extra snug.

In his debut, Bryant had eight factors, 5 boards and a block in simply 13 minutes. In the event you’re wanting so as to add a giant man, Bryant is usually a good speculative addition as a result of, when wholesome, he has a excessive factors, blocks and rebounds ceiling. His up-to-the-minute manufacturing all through his profession exhibits he is usually a nice possibility if he is wholesome. You may must act quick, nevertheless, as he is already been added to over 10% of leagues and that quantity may develop quickly if his function will increase.


SF/PF Torrey Craig, Phoenix Suns (in opposition to LAL, in opposition to DET, in opposition to UTA)

The Suns misplaced Cameron Johnson (knee) for a month or two only a week in the past, they usually’ve additionally been with out Chris Paul (heel) in latest video games. Changing Johnson offered an amazing alternative for Craig, who has rebounded within the league and is in his second stint with the Suns, who purchased him in a commerce from the Pacers halfway via final season.

Craig has averaged 27.9 minutes per recreation beginning every of the workforce’s final seven video games. As normal, it is not a closely used participant, however manufacturing chips in a number of classes. He averaged 1.7 3-pointers, 1.0 blocked pictures, 1.1 steals, 5.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists to go along with his 8.9 factors per recreation.

He hit double-digit factors in three straight video games and had a double-double on Wednesday in an amazing win over the Warriors. His steals and blocks are dependable sufficient that he may help fill peripheral classes as a “Three and D” possibility on your fantasy workforce, identical to he’s for the Suns.


Different choices to think about

  • PG/SG/SF Alec Burks, Detroit Pistons
  • SG/SF Tim Hardaway Jr., Dallas Mavericks
  • SG/SF Austin Reaves, Los Angeles Lakers
  • SG/SF John Konchar, Memphis Grizzlies
  • SF/PF Rui Hachimura, Washington Wizards
  • SF/PF Kenyon Martin Jr., Houston Rockets
  • SF/PF Grant Williams, Boston Celtics
  • SF/PF Yuta Watanabe, Brooklyn Nets
  • PF Jeremy Sochan, San Antonio Spurs
  • PF/C Isaiah Jackson, Indiana Pacers
  • PF/C Santi Aldama, Memphis Grizzlies
  • PF/C Marvin Bagley III, Detroit Pistons
  • PF/C Jalen Duren, Detroit Pistons
  • PF/C Walker Kessler, Utah Jazz
  • C Jericho Sims, New York Knicks
  • C Nick Richards, Charlotte Hornets

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