Top Streamers: Week 4

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Another week of fantasy basketball down, another set of streamers coming up. It seems like every night there is another injury, which is another opportunity to stream a guy that wouldn’t otherwise see those minutes. Not only that, but depending on the severity of the injury (or suspension in some recent cases) the players may be worth holding onto for a while longer than anticipated. To check out some more players that might be worth more than just a stream, check out our weekly Waiver Wire Wisdom. The criteria for this week’s streamer list are as usual:

  • The list is based on 9-category formats & all players available in 50% or more of Yahoo! leagues.
  • This list is sorted by total number of games, followed by back-to-backs as a way to highlight who can get you the most opportunity in the least amount of moves. More often than not, especially if you have limited transactions, it is better to have someone like Ivica Zubac for 4 games than someone like Nerlens Noel 2 for games.
  • Follow injury news closely throughout the week and stream players who get unexpected opportunities. Injuries and rotation changes can significantly alter the streaming landscape. Alec Burks, Willie Cauley-Stein, and Glenn Robinson III are good options this week on a still depleted Warriors roster, especially considering Eric Paschall went down with an injury late this past week. Another option is Dillon Brooks because the Grizzlies don’t have great wing options, and the options they do have (Crowder, Anderson) don’t score well.
  • Normally we would have Q. Games as a column, but there are no quality games this week. This means that your opportunity for streaming is most constricted by how many players you have playing on a given night, and that there is no clear cut night where streaming is the most beneficial.
RankNameTeamPosGamesb2bY! % Own
1Ivica ZubacLACC41 33
2Bryn ForbesSASPG/SG41 23
3Alec BurksGSWPG/SG40 29
4Jae CrowderMEMSF/PF40 19
5Willie Cauley-SteinGSWPF/C40 45
6Glenn Robinson IIIGSWSG/SF40 18
7Dillon BrooksMEMSG/SF40 30
8Langston GallowayDETPG/SG31 4
9Rodney HoodPORSG/SF31 20
10Nemanja BjelicaSACPF30 12
11Frank NtilikinaNYKPG/SG30 26
12Jordan ClarksonCLEPG/SG30 33
13Maxi KleberDALPF30 34
14Davis BertansWASPF/C30 48
15Troy Brown JrWASSG/SF30 17
16Moritz WagnerWASPF30 4
17Garrett TempleBKNSG/SF30 2
18Cedi OsmanCLESF/PF30 27
19George HillMILPG/SG20 16
20Nerlens NoelOKCPF/C20 26

Top 20 Mon-Sat streamers:

This distinction is important because Sunday can be a day specifically for one stat, or for you to gear up for next week. By removing Sunday from consideration, it allows you to really see who has the most value through the week while also giving you some more flexibility for those last ditch category swings.

RankNameTeamPosGamesb2bY! % Own
1Langston GallowayDETPG/SG31 4
2Ivica ZubacLACC31 33
3Bryn ForbesSASPG/SG30 23
4Alec BurksGSWPG/SG30 29
5Jae CrowderMEMSF/PF30 19
6Willie Cauley-SteinGSWPF/C30 45
7Glenn Robinson IIIGSWSG/SF30 18
8Dillon BrooksMEMSG/SF30 30
9Rodney HoodPORSG/SF21 20
10Nemanja BjelicaSACPF20 12
11Frank NtilikinaNYKPG20236
12Jordan ClarksonCLEPG/SG20 33
13Maxi KleberDALPF20 34
14Davis BertansWASPF/C20 48
15Troy Brown JrWASSG/SF20 17
16Moritz WagnerWASPF20 4
17Garrett TempleBKNSG/SF20 2
18Cedi OsmanCLESF/PF20 27
19Nerlens NoelOKCPF/C20 26
20George HillMILPG/SG10 16