Top Streamers: Week 5

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Will the injuries ever stop? Seems like every week there is another wave of 3-5 top 100 guys that go down. This week it was D’Angelo Russell (again), Gordon Hayward, Kevin Love, Derrick Favors, Malcolm Brogdon, and more. Just like I said last week, as much as it sucks to have a guy go down in the league, that injury is an opportunity to stream a guy that wouldn’t otherwise see those minutes. Not only that, but the Phoenix Suns have 5 games this week, with two back to backs! If you are in a league that has a very restricted transaction limit, be sure to grab a Suns player and enjoy your 5 game week.

A new addition at the tail end of this article is a break down of streamers based on each of the standard 8 categories. (Turnovers don’t count here because they cater heavily to players that don’t end up getting minutes, which usually are not good pickups). What this will do is provide you with the opportunity to go seeking specific categories throughout the week in addition to getting the most games possible. Check it out, let us know how you like it or what results you got, and we’ll keep making changes to give you the edge against your opponent every week.

As always, there are players that might be worth more than just a stream, so be sure to 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 quality games, then back-to-backs as a way to highlight who can get you the most opportunity in the least amount of transactions. More often than not, especially if you have limited transactions, it is better to have someone like Dario Saric for 4-5 games than someone like Nemanja Bjelica for 2 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 and Glenn Robinson III are still good options this week on an even more depleted Warriors roster now that D’Lo is joining Steph and Looney in missing extended time. Another option is George Hill. who will see an uptick in usage while Khris Middleton is out 3-4 weeks with a thigh contusion. Finally, Daniel House should see some good minutes while Eric Gordon takes 4-6 weeks for knee surgery.
  • We started adding back to backs as a column as well. Adding someone on a back to back is a great way to double your production per transaction. As usual, we have Quality Games as a consideration. Quality games are nights when there aren’t as many games being played and your roster should have some empty spots, so look ahead through the week and plan out your moves.

If you have any questions on who to stream, what streaming is, or anything else feel free to tweet/DM me @rhett_bauer. I’ll get back to you ASAP so you don’t miss out on the opportunity to dominate your league!

Top 20 Streamers: Monday – Sunday

RankNameTeamPosGamesQ. Gamesb2bY! %Own
1Dario SaricPHOPF/C53246
2Kenrich WilliamsNORSF43121
3Rodney HoodPORSG/SF42116
4Frank NtilikinaNYKPG41115
5George HillMILPG/SG41113
6Daniel HouseHOUSG/SF41043
7Ivica ZubacLACC41032
8Maxi KleberDALPF41034
9Jordan ClarksonCLEPG/SG40234
10Kris DunnCHIPG/SG40117
11Patty MillsSASPG4018
12Bryn ForbesSASPG/SG40122
13Nemanja BjelicaSACPF32032
14Nerlens NoelOKCPF/C31124
15Alec BurksGSWPG/SG31142
16Glenn Robinson IIIGSWSG/SF31123
17Moritz WagnerWASPF31026
18Troy Brown JrWASSG/SF31011
19Davis BertansWASPF/C31043
20Langston GallowayDETPG/SG30114

Top 20 Streamers: Monday – Saturday

This distinction is important because Sunday can be a day specifically for one category, 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.

RankNameTeamPosGamesQ. Gamesb2bY! % Own
1Dario SaricPHOPF/C42146
2Rodney HoodPORSG/SF42116
3George HillMILPG/SG41113
4Jordan ClarksonCLEPG/SG40234
5Kris DunnCHIPG/SG40117
6Patty MillsSASPG4018
7Bryn ForbesSASPG/SG40122
8Kenrich WilliamsNORSF32021
9Nerlens NoelOKCPF/C31124
10Alec BurksGSWPG/SG31142
11Glenn Robinson IIIGSWSG/SF31123
12Langston GallowayDETPG/SG30114
13Robert WilliamsBOSPF30113
14Daniel TheisBOSPF/C30110
15Kelly OlynykMIAPF/C30134
16Danuel HouseHOUSG/SF30043
17Frank NilikinaNYKPG30015
18Ivica ZubacLACC30032
19Maxi KleberDALPF30034
20Nemanja BjelicaSACPF21032

8 Category Streaming

Throughout the week, you’ll start to get an idea of a category you will struggle in against this particular opponent. This is a great opportunity, transaction limits permitting, to stream that category and turn the tides of the matchup. Some of the names in these groups aren’t in the above streamer list because they don’t have as many games this week, but they provide the most value in their specific category of all players owned in less than 50% of Yahoo! leagues. As long as you can find a roster spot for them on a night when they have a game, you’re going to see great results:

Points: Jordan Clarkson, Bryn Forbes, Dillon Brooks, Alec Burks, Langston Galloway
Threes: Davis Bertans, Bryn Forbes, Daniel House, Duncan Robinson, Langston Galloway
Rebounds: Trey Lyles, JaMychal Green, Bobby Portis, Daniel Theis, Ivica Zubac
Assists: Tyus Jones, T.J. McConnell, Shabazz Napier, D.J. Augustin, George Hill
Steals: Kris Dunn, Frank Ntilikina, Shabazz Napier, Mikal Bridges, Hamidou Diallo
Blocks: Daneil Theis, Nerlens Noel, Invica Zubac, Robert Williams, Jahlil Okafor
FG%: Jahlil Okafor, Daminan Jones, JaVale McGee, Robert Williams, Ivica Zubac
FT%: Jordan Clarkson, Alex Burks, Langston Galloway, Bryn Forbes, Terrance Ross