Top Fantasy Basketball Streamers: Week 13

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Let’s cover some streaming options for week 13 of the fantasy basketball season, January 7th-13th. 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.

TOP 20 STREAMERS:

RankNameTeamPosGamesQ. GamesY! Own
1Moe HarklessPORSF40 8%
2D.J. AugustinORLPG40 45%
3Marcus SmartBOSPG/SG41 33%
4Derrick WhiteSASPG41 43%
5Mason PlumleeDENPF/C51 14%
6Wesley MatthewsDALSG/SF40 38%
7Reggie BullockDETSG/SF41 18%
8Luke KornetNYKPF/C40 24%
9Jeremy LinATLPG/SG40 10%
10Kevin HuerterATLSG40 11%
11Terrence RossORLSG/SF40 30%
12Davis BertansSASPF/C41 6%
13T.J. McConnellPHIPG40 6%
14Jeff GreenWASSF/PF40 37%
15Iman ShumpertSACSG/SF41 8%
16P.J. TuckerHOUSF/PF40 34%
17DeAndre’ BembryATLSF40 8%
18Bryn ForbesSASPG41 33%
19Rodney HoodCLESG/SF40 15%
20George HillMILPG/SG40 4%

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
1Marcus SmartBOSPG/SG41 33%
2Derrick WhiteSASPG41 43%
3Reggie BullockDETSG/SF41 18%
4Davis BertansSASPF/C41 6%
5Iman ShumpertSACSG/SF41 8%
6Bryn ForbesSASPG41 33%
7Jae CrowderUTASF/PF40 40%
8D.J. AugustinORLPG30 45%
9Moe HarklessPORSF30 8%
10Mikal BridgesPHOSG/SF30 31%
11Mason PlumleeDENPF/C41 14%
12Bruce BrownDETSG410%
13Kyle KorverUTASG/SF40 6%
14Wesley MatthewsDALSG/SF30 38%
15Rodions KurucsBKNSF/PF30 8%
16Daniel TheisBOSPF/C41 1%
17Luke KornetNYKPF/C30 24%
18Taj GibsonMINPF/C30 48%
19Marco BelinelliSASSG/SF41 10%
20Jeremy LinATLPG/SG30 10%

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.
  • 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 & Mitchell Robinson. Why not take a flier?

Other helpful streaming resources:

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