Top Streamers: Week 7

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Now that we are all back from our food coma, we have a full week of games to look forward to. Week 7 brings 3 or 4 games to every team but two, Boston and San Antonio, who only have 2 games. Even though the week is packed with games, there are a handful of teams with 2 quality games that can maximize your streaming efforts like Phoenix, Philly, Houston, New Orleans, and the Knicks. Keep in mind that these quality games may not match up with your lineup, and that everything should be taken within the context of your team needs and transaction limits.

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 quality games, followed by total number of 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 for 4 games than someone 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, so keeping an eye on guys like Garrett Temple and DeAndre’ Bembry is important as they have significant value changes as the health status of their teammates becomes clearer.
  • 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

RankNameTeamPosGQGsb2bY! % Own
1Frank NtilikinaNYKPG/SG32119
2Daniel HouseHOUSG/SF32046
3Josh HartNORSG/SF32044
4Delon WrightDALPG/SG41248
5Moritz WagnerWASPF41128
6George HillMILPG/SG41111
7Justin HolidayINDSG/SF4115
8Donte DiVincenzoMILSG41113
9Jae CrowderMEMSF/PF31138
10Jordan ClarksonCLEPG/SG31132
11Norman PowellTORSG/SF31021
12Rodney HoodPORSG/SF40118
13Kelly OlynykMIAPF/C40144
14Duncan RobinsonMIAPF40113
15JaVale McGeeLALC40136
16Nemanja BjelicaSACPF40035
17Kris DunnCHIPG/SG40013
18Willie Cauley-SteinGSWPF/C30146
19Glenn Robinson IIIGSWSG/SF30132
20Langston GallowayDETPG/SG30122

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
1Frank NtilikinaNYKPG/SG32119
2Daniel HouseHOUSG/SF32046
3Josh HartNORSG/SF32044
4Justin HolidayINDSG/SF4115
5Moritz WagnerWASPF31128
6Jae CrowderMEMSF/PF31138
7Delon WrightDALPG/SG31148
8Jordan ClarksonCLEPG/SG31132
9Norman PowellTORSG/SF21021
10Willie Cauley-SteinGSWPF/C30146
11Rodney HoodPORSG/SF30118
12Kelly OlynykMIAPF/C30144
13Glenn Robinson IIIGSWSG/SF30132
14Duncan RobinsonMIAPF30113
15Langston GallowayDETPG/SG30122
16Marquese ChrissGSWPF/C30113
17Markelle FultzORLPG/SG30142
18JaVale McGeeLALC30136
19Nemanja BjelicaSACPF30035
20George HillMILPG/SG30011

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: Tim Hardaway Jr, Bryn Forbes, Dillon Brooks, Jordan Clarkson, Coby White
Threes: Duncan Robinson, Bryn Forbes, Langston Galloway, Daniel House, Tim Hardaway Jr
Rebounds: Daniel Theis, JaMychal Green, Ivica Zubac, Dwight Howard, Cody Zeller
Assists: Isaiah Thomas, Rajon Rondo, DJ Augustin, T.J. McConnell, Shabazz Napier
Steals: Kris Dunn, DeAndre Bembry, Shabazz Napier, Frank Ntilikina, Hamidou Diallo
Blocks: Robert Williams, Daniel Theis, Nerlens Noel, Dwight Howard, Javale McGee
FG%: Moritz Wagner, Jahlil Okafor, Dwight Howard, Damian Jones, Nerlens Noel
FT%: Shabazz Napier, Langston Galloway, Jordan Clarkson, Brad Wanamaker, Bryn Forbes