Top Fantasy Basketball Streamers: Week 10

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Let’s cover some streaming options for week 10 of the fantasy basketball season, December 17th-23rd. Note: The ultimate goal of streaming is to maximize the number of games played by players who can help you win closely contested categories.

For an overview of streaming strategy, please visit the Fantasy Basketball Streaming Strategy: Overview. For daily streaming recommendations, follow me on Twitter @BasketBlogBoy. For longer-term waiver wire options, visit our week 10 waiver wire rankings.

Let me know if there’s anything you’d like me to cover in next week’s post.

Top 20 Streamers:

RankNameTeamPosGamesQ. GamesY! Own
1Nemanja BjelicaSACF4042%
2Allen CrabbeBKNG/F4147%
3Moe HarklessPORF402%
4Patrick BeverleyLACG4114%
5Wesley MatthewsDALG/F4249%
6Reggie BullockDETG/F406%
7JaMychal GreenMEMF/C4034%
8P.J. TuckerHOUF4130%
9Tomas SatoranskyWASG413%
10Marvin WilliamsCHAF3046%
11Cody ZellerCHAF/C3031%
12Garrett TempleMEMG/F4011%
13Richaun HolmesPHOF/C4024%
14Iman ShumpertSACG/F405%
15Nerlens NoelOKCF/C4012%
16Kevon LooneyGSWF/C405%
17Alec BurksCLEG4115%
18Terrence RossORLG/F3044%
19Luke KennardDETG404%
20Noah VonlehNYKF3044%

Context and a tip:

  • These rankings are based on 9-category formats & all players are available in at least 50% of Yahoo! leagues.
  • “Q. Games” stands for quality games. That means games played on a day with a light NBA schedule, typically 5 games or less.
  • Follow injury news closely throughout the week and stream players who get unexpected opportunities. Injuries and rotation changes can significantly alter the streaming landscape.

Top 20 Monday-Saturday Streamers:

RankNameTeamPosGamesQ. GamesY! Own
1P.J. TuckerHOUF4130%
2Nemanja BjelicaSACF3042%
3Allen CrabbeBKNG/F3147%
4Noah VonlehNYKF3044%
5Derrick WhiteSASG4010%
6Mitchell RobinsonNYKC3014%
7Moe HarklessPORF302%
8Jakob PoeltlSASC4022%
9Patrick BeverleyLACG3114%
10Davis BertansSASF/C403%
11Jae CrowderUTAF4043%
12JaMychal GreenMEMF/C3034%
13Tomas SatoranskyWASG313%
14Fred VanVleetTORG3046%
15Marco BelinelliSASG/F409%
16Reggie BullockDETG/F306%
17Wesley MatthewsDALG/F3249%
18Garrett TempleMEMG/F3011%
19Marvin WilliamsCHAF2046%
20Mason PlumleeDENF/C2116%

More context and tips:

  • Why Monday-Saturday streamers? To maximize the number of games played by “weekly” streamers while also affording you roster flexibility for additional moves on Sunday, depending on what categories are close. Or, if your matchup is already decided by Sunday, you can proactively acquire players for next week, both conserving roster moves and giving you first dibs on streamers.
  • Hold the following streamers if they’re on your roster: Wesley Matthews, Cody Zeller, Terrence Ross, & Mitchell Robinson. Hold Matthews, Zeller, and Ross for their steady production, and Robinson for his upside. The other players are churnable.
  • Consider a consolidation trade if your streamers get too good to drop and cramp your streaming. Sometimes you’ll be too deep to roster every serviceable player and will have to cut bait. It happens. But when you can, first attempt to extract some value by trading more players for fewer players, so long as you’re clearly getting the best player(s) in return. Someone recently tweeted me about a THJ + Lou Williams for Marc Gasol deal (they got Gasol). That is a great example of a consolidation trade.
  • Stash quality injured players if you have an IR spot. Injuries make fantasy managers nervous, often leading them to drop players they shouldn’t. If you have the small luxury of an IR spot, stash any player who could become fantasy-relevant at some point this season. Bogdan Bogdanovic was an injury stash to start the year, and now he looks like a top-80 player at worst. Others to monitor:
    • Caris LeVert is now under 50% ownership. Check his availability in your league.
    • Same goes for Kristaps Porzingis and Elfrid Payton. Why not take a flier?

Possible Week 10 injuries and DNPs with streaming implications:

  • Kyle Lowry (stream Fred VanVleet)
  • Jimmy Butler (stream Furkan Korkmaz)
  • Kyle Anderson (stream Shelvin Mack)

Other helpful streaming resources:

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