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2019-20 Fantasy Basketball Week 6 Waiver Wire

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Welcome to the 2019-20 Fantasy Basketball Week 6 Waiver Wire.

Happy Thanksgiving!

We’ve reached Week 6 in the NBA season and hopefully, you have something to be thankful for on your fantasy rosters. With a lot of injuries so far in the NBA season though, you might not be. Staying on top of the waiver wire in your league can help mitigate some of those early-season woes.

I’ve brought you some new additions to the waiver wire column along with a few players who have been mentioned here before and are catching their stride with their respective teams. It’s not always about getting instant production but adding a player before the rest of your league catches on. The focus will be on players that are less than 40% owned in Yahoo leagues with some over 40% you’ll need to check your league’s availability.

Check your league for these players:

2019-20 Fantasy Basketball Week 6 Waiver Wire

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De’Andre Hunter, SF, Atlanta Hawks, 42%

I wrote about Hunter a few weeks ago as someone to get in early on and you’re probably pleased with that move if you did. If you didn’t pick him up, his ownership is still hovering near the 40% mark and could be available in your league.

Hunter has been on a tear as of late scoring 18+ points in his last 3 games and the minutes are there now. He’s averaging over 30 minutes per game this season now and is maturing into a consistent NBA player right before our eyes.

Tim Hardaway Jr., SG/SF, Dallas Mavericks, 28%

Getting the starting nod from Coach Rick Carlisle over the past week has done wonders for Tim Hardaway Jr. Posting point totals of 20,16, and 31 over the past 3 contests respectively. Since taking over the starting job from Seth Curry he’s shooting well over .600 from the field and averaging over 20 points.

I’m a sucker for family last name bias in the NBA and I have more faith that Hardway Jr. can live up to the last name than Seth Curry. It’s looking like Coach Carlisle is on the same page here.

Markelle Fultz, PG/SG, Orlando Magic, 34%

To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure Fultz would ever find NBA fantasy relevance.

However, you can’t deny the numbers he is putting up for the Orlando Magic lately. Fultz’s shot selection has improved and he’s starting to look like the stand out player he was at the University of Washington. The former PAC 12 point guard is averaging 14 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals over the last four games.

He’s still a deeper league add at this point but as I mentioned with De’Andre Hunter a few weeks back, don’t be surprised if this former No. 1 overall pick starts to mature into a usable fantasy asset.

Norman Powell, SG/SF, Toronto Raptors, 23%

Here are the stat lines for Norman Powell over the last four games heading into Monday’s contest vs.the 76ers (Pts,Reb,Ast,Stl):

  • 20/3/1/0
  • 15/1/2/0
  • 17/2/6/2
  • 26/6/1/1

Oh and he also recorded 12 triples over that period. He is filling in for Kyle Lowry due to injury still and is playing good ball. He is shooting at a high percentage and has the trust of his teammates. I’m not sure how is ownership is still under 25% so he gets the mention here again.


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About Nick Robbins

Nick is a fantasy sports fanatic living in Florida. He takes a statistical approach in his analysis and lineup decisions, but understands the importance of the "gut feeling" in fantasy sports. Always ready to take calculated chances when the opportunity arises. Follow him on Twitter: @NKRFantasy

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