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Category Strategy: Keep an Eye on Mills, Henson, Simmons

Alex Rikleen

Rikleen writes the NBA column "Numbers Game," which decodes the math that underpins fantasy basketball. 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 in Delaware.

There’s a natural ebb and flow to the waiver wire. Even as the league’s scoring boom is in full force, the waiver cupboard is pretty bare for managers in need of points.

Meanwhile, threes are available in abundance. If you’re in a season-long roto league, then you should follow the advice of an old timey villain, and “get while the gettin’s good”. Scorers will emerge eventually, so build up your advantage in threes while the wire is loaded with sharp-shooters. If you’re in a head-to-head league, then plan for the fact that your opponent will have an easier time adding threes than points this week.

Regardless of what strategies your pursuing, the players below should help you in your categories of want.

In general, we’ll focus on players available in at least 50% of ESPN, Yahoo!, and CBS leagues. That said, since the ownership can vary significantly from one site to the next, sometimes we have to fudge those rules a bit, especially early in the season.

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