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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Week 6 Waiver Wire

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As I’m writing this 2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Week 6 Waiver Wire article I’m watching the Houston Rockets put up 90 points on the Phoenix Suns in the first half. Yes, you read that right, 90 points in the first half. That is absolutely incredible, embarrassing and sad at the same time. This was after watching the Celtics hold the Warriors to 88 points earlier in the night. Again, amazing.

It got me thinking about how bad defenses have gotten in the NBA. Did you know in the 2014-15 season, 15 teams held offenses under 100 points on average on the season. Last season that number went down to two. This season? So far four teams are allowing less than 100 points a game. I like scoring, but it is like all these guys are playing street ball.

Anyway I’ll get off my soap box and get to why you are here and that is this week’s Waiver Wire targets. Let’s get to it.

All players mentioned are owned in 50% or less of Yahoo leagues.

2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Week 6 Waiver Wire

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Al-Farouq Aminu, SF, Portland Trail Blazers

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Aminu was rolling early on this season playing on average 30 minutes a game. He was not dominating in any one category, but he was contributing across the board with averages of 9.4 points, 8.1 rebounds, 0.9 steals, 1.3 blocks and 1.6 3-pointers a game.

He got hurt early in November and at the time it was announced he would only miss 2-3 weeks. With that timeframe, it means he should be back sometime next week.  If you have the room to stash him I would go ahead and do it, especially if you have the need for some defensive stats.

John Henson, C, Milwaukee Bucks

Henson is somebody who teases us with his abilities every season at one time or another. Now is that time this season.

Over the last few games Henson has averaged double-digit points and eight rebounds. Of course, his shot blocking ability is there as it always has been with 1.6 a game.

When you pick him up, keep in in mind this kind of production is likely to be short-lived, but he is worth taking a chance on just in case he can keep it going.

Justin Holiday, PG, Chicago Bulls

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The starting shooting guard for the Bulls for the next few weeks until Zach LaVine returns, Holiday is doing quite well for himself this season. His averages on the season are 14.3 points and more than two 3-pointers a game. He is also able to contribute in the steals and rebounds categories, averaging 1.2 and 4.9 respectively.

I would not drop anybody who has long-term value since he loses almost all his value one LaVine returns, but if you have somebody disposable on your roster, make the swap.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, Charlotte Hornets

Look I’ll fully admit I do not love me some MKG. The guy gets hurt too often for me to really ever want to roster him. With that said, I realize how good he can be when he is on the floor and getting consistent minutes.

Just this last game he scored 22 points and pulled down six rebounds while adding two steals and blocks. You’re not going to get 22 points on a regular basis, but double-digits points is reasonable to expect along with some rebounds, steals and blocks. Just be ready to move on from him as injuries are a constant thing for him.


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Not just another "Average Joe" when it comes to Fantasy Sports, he is the fantasy brain trust behind the up-and-coming FantasySixPack.net website. He has been spreading his love and addiction of fantasy sports there and many other sites including SoCalledFantasyExperts.com, FantasyPros.com, and FanDuel.com. Joe has finished as the No. 5 Fantasy Football Draft Ranker on Fantasy Pros in 2014, while being the No. 1 QB ranker for in-season during 2016. He has also finished in the top-15 twice for Fantasy Baseball Draft Rankings. You can find him on Twitter, @fantasysixpack, where he is waiting by the keyboard for your question.

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