Top Fantasy Basketball Streamers: Week 14

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Let’s cover some streaming options for week 14 of the fantasy basketball season, January 14th-20th. 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
1Marcus SmartBOSPG/SG40 41%
2Reggie BullockDETSG/SF40 24%
3De’Anthony MeltonPHOPG/SG41 8%
4Richaun HolmesPHOPF/C41 28%
5Bryn ForbesSASPG41 34%
6Patrick BeverleyLACPG/SG41 14%
7Mikal BridgesPHOSG/SF41 21%
8Kelly Oubre Jr.PHOSF41 50%
9JaMychal GreenMEMPF/C40 20%
10Danny GreenTORSG/SF30 47%
11Malik MonkCHASG41 6%
12Josh JacksonPHOSG/SF41 40%
13Cory JosephINDPG41 7%
14Moe HarklessPORSF30 3%
15Garrett TempleMEMSG/SF40 11%
16Shai Gilgeous-AlexanderLACPG/SG41 28%
17D.J. AugustinORLPG30 45%
18Davis BertansSASPF/C41 6%
19Terrence RossORLSG/SF30 36%
20Tyreke EvansINDPG/SG41 34%

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/SG40 41%
2Reggie BullockDETSG/SF40 24%
3JaMychal GreenMEMPF/C40 20%
4Danny GreenTORSG/SF30 47%
5Moe HarklessPORSF30 3%
6Garrett TempleMEMSG/SF40 11%
7D.J. AugustinORLPG30 45%
8Terrence RossORLSG/SF30 36%
9Nemanja BjelicaSACPF30 46%
10Bruce BrownDETSG40 0%
11De’Anthony MeltonPHOPG/SG30 8%
12Richaun HolmesPHOPF/C30 28%
13Ish SmithDETPG40 3%
14P.J. TuckerHOUSF/PF30 39%
15Bam AdebayoMIAPF/C30 33%
16Jonathan IsaacORLSF/PF30 47%
17Terry RozierBOSPG/SG40 45%
18Justin HolidayMEMSG/SF40 34%
19Patrick BeverleyLACPG/SG30 14%
20Bryn ForbesSASPG30 34%

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.
  • 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.

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