Top Fantasy Basketball Streamers: Week 11

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Let’s cover some streaming options for week 11 of the fantasy basketball season, December 24th-30th. Note: The ultimate goal of streaming is to maximize the number of games played by players who can help you win closely contested categories.

We also have these other resources to help you with roster construction:

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

RankNameTeamPosGamesQ. GamesY! Own
1Mason PlumleeDENPF/C30 18%
2Moe HarklessPORSF42 2%
3Noah VonlehNYKPF32 45%
4Cody ZellerCHAPF/C30 35%
5Juan HernangomezDENSF/PF30 35%
6Monte MorrisDENPG30 39%
7Marcus SmartBOSPG/SG32 44%
8Josh HartLALSG/SF42 40%
9E’Twaun MooreNORSG/SF30 31%
10Wesley MatthewsDALSG/SF30 48%
11Reggie BullockDETSG/SF30 37%
12Rajon RondoLALPG42 48%
13Kevin HuerterATLSG30 13%
14P.J. TuckerHOUSF/PF32 45%
15Rodions KurucsBKNSF/PF30 10%
16Mikal BridgesPHOSG/SF30 12%
17D.J. AugustinORLPG30 34%
18Kelly OlynykMIAPF/C30 40%
19Shai Gilgeous-AlexanderLACPG/SG30 46%
20Jeremy LinATLPG/SG30 10%

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.
RankNameTeamPosGamesQ. GamesY! Own
1Mason PlumleeDENPF/C30 18%
2Noah VonlehNYKPF32 45%
3Cody ZellerCHAPF/C30 35%
4Juan HernangomezDENSF/PF30 35%
5Monte MorrisDENPG30 39%
6Marcus SmartBOSPG/SG32 44%
7E’Twaun MooreNORSG/SF30 31%
8Kevin HuerterATLSG30 13%
9P.J. TuckerHOUSF/PF32 45%
10Rodions KurucsBKNSF/PF30 10%
11Mikal BridgesPHOSG/SF30 12%
12Shai Gilgeous-AlexanderLACPG/SG30 46%
13Jeremy LinATLPG/SG30 10%
14Jae CrowderUTASF/PF32 49%
15Derrick WhiteSASPG30 9%
16Moe HarklessPORSF32 2%
17Thomas BryantWASC30 19%
18Miles BridgesCHASF30 7%
19Jakob PoeltlSASC30 18%
20Davis BertansSASPF/C30 5%

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 streamer if he’s on your roster: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. And I’m giving longer leashes to Cody Zeller, Marcus Smart, & Monte Morris.
  • 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?

Other helpful streaming resources:

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