NBA Waiver Wire: Top Adds for Week 12

NBA Waiver Wire: Top Adds for Week 12

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

As always, the players in this article must be rostered in less than two-thirds of CBS leagues. Players are listed in the order that I recommend adding them, assuming they are equally good fits for your team.

Adds for All Leagues

Aaron Holiday, Pacers (43 percent rostered)

For the second week in a row, Holiday is my top add. His roster rate has doubled since last week, but it should be a lot higher (frankly, I'm disappointed in you, CBS Fantasy community – you guys are usually excellent about quickly identifying a must-add player and getting him off the wire in almost all leagues). Holiday looks like a budding star, and he's probably earned himself a large and steady role even after Victor Oladipo (quad) returns. Even if Oladipo's return does harm Holiday, that looks like it is still roughly a month away, if not farther.

Holiday has played at least 30 minutes in eight of the last nine games, and he was limited by foul trouble in the ninth. He's started in seven of those. I think that the biggest reason Fantasy managers have been reluctant to buy-in on Holiday is a fear that his stats are inflated by injuries to his teammates, most notably to Malcolm Brogdon (back), but that fear doesn't align with the facts. The Pacers' backcourt was fully healthy when Holiday was promoted to the starting lineup, and his time sharing the floor with Brogdon has more than doubled (in games that they both

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Alex Rikleen
Rikleen writes the NBA column "Numbers Game," which decodes the math that underpins fantasy basketball and was a nominee for the 2016 FSWA Newcomer of the Year Award. A certified math teacher, Rikleen decided the field of education pays too well, so he left it for writing. He is a Boston College graduate living outside Boston.
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