Finding the perfect addition to your team via the Fantasy basketball waiver wire can be the difference between winning your league or going home with nothing. And before you determine which players you should target on the Week 6 Fantasy basketball waiver wire, you'll want to see what SportsLine's NBA Fantasy expert Mike Barner has to say. Barner is one of the most respected voices in the industry, whose work has appeared in Sports Illustrated and on Yahoo, RotoWire and KFFL. He's also been featured on ESPN Radio. He digs deep into the data, examining team trends and projecting game outcomes. If there's anybody who knows what it takes to win a league, it's him.
Now, he's done an in-depth analysis of the best widely available free agents entering Week 6. One of his top Week 6 waiver wire picks we'll give away: Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson.
"To be honest, it's pretty surprising that Clarkson is still available in this many leagues," Barner told SportsLine. "This was going to be a tough season for the Cavaliers to begin with, but it's turned out to be a horrible start because of a laundry list of injuries. Clarkson might not be starting, but his 28.6 percent usage rate is the highest on the team. That has enabled him to average 15.4 points and 1.2 3-pointers per contest. He doesn't provide much else in terms of counting stats, but he's been an asset by shooting 46.3 percent from the field and 88 percent from the charity stripe. With four games in Week 6, Clarkson could provide a nice scoring boost."
Another waiver wire target he's all over entering Week 6: Grizzlies guard Shelvin Mack.
"The Grizzlies brought Mack in to provide point guard depth behind Mike Conley and have to be thrilled with how well he has played so far," Barner told SportsLine. "He's been able to log 26 minutes a game, helping him average 11.4 points, 2.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.4 3-pointers. His 68.8 percent shooting from the free throw line leaves a lot to be desired, but he is shooting 50.9 percent from the field. The Grizzlies don't really have any other quality options at the position to push Mack for minutes, so expect him to be busy over the course of this four-game week. He might not be a sexy pickup, but he can still provide value."
Barner is also recommending a shocking guard who gets an extremely favorable schedule this week. Anyone who adds this player could hit it big.
So which players should you target on the waiver wire before Week 6? And which shocking guard could lead your team to Fantasy glory? Visit SportsLine now to see the best league-winning free agents entering Week 6, all from one of the most respected voices in the industry.