This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.
I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving, but this is no time for feast-induced lethargy. The pool of waiver wire options is about as deep as it's been all season. There are multiple high-value targets, some with rest of season staying power, and others who are more short-term splashes but with potentially higher upside. And most of the options highlighted this week help in those particularly scarce categories – blocks and steals.
Schedule-wise, the NBA returns to normalcy next week. The Celtics and Spurs play only twice, and 12 teams play four times. Thursday has only four games, and Wednesday and Thursday both have 10, but those are all normal slates for a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The players below are listed in the order I'd recommend adding them.
This article will focus on players available in at least 50 percent of leagues.
Danuel House, Rockets (47 percent rostered)
Next week's schedule: at SA, at Tor, Pho
House's roster rate is up a little from last week, but I'm going to keep listing him near the top of this article as long as he qualifies. Wednesday's 23 points, four rebounds, four threes, two assists and two steals, got him back into the top-55 in 9-category settings. Yet, despite his high quality production, his roster rate may fall again as he's listed as doubtful for Saturday due to illness. As I've said before about House – he is better than most of the players on your roster. I don't need to