Top Fantasy Basketball Streamers: Week 15

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Let’s cover some streaming options for week 15 of the fantasy basketball season, January 21st-27th. 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
1Maxi KleberDALPF41 8%
2Justin HolidayMEMSG/SF41 33%
3Bobby PortisCHIPF/C40 41%
4Moe HarklessPORSF43 2%
5Jonathan IsaacORLSF/PF40 45%
6D.J. AugustinORLPG40 42%
7Mikal BridgesPHOSG/SF42 25%
8E’Twaun MooreNORSG/SF42 25%
9Noah VonlehNYKPF40 47%
10Royce O’NealeUTASF40 4%
11Bam AdebayoMIAPF/C40 35%
12Kenneth FariedHOUPF/C40 28%
13Jae CrowderUTASF/PF40 36%
14P.J. TuckerHOUSF/PF40 44%
15JaMychal GreenMEMPF/C41 41%
16Richaun HolmesPHOPF/C42 26%
17Jeff GreenWASSF/PF41 30%
18Marcus SmartBOSPG/SG31 39%
19Wesley MatthewsDALSG/SF41 32%
20Patrick BeverleyLACPG/SG41 14%

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
1Justin HolidayMEMSG/SF41 33%
2Moe HarklessPORSF43 2%
3E’Twaun MooreNORSG/SF42 25%
4JaMychal GreenMEMPF/C41 41%
5Maxi KleberDALPF31 8%
6Royce O’NealeUTASF30 4%
7Bobby PortisCHIPF/C30 41%
8Marcus SmartBOSPG/SG31 39%
9Jonathan IsaacORLSF/PF30 45%
10Kevin HuerterATLSG31 32%
11Darius MillerNORSG/SF42 2%
12D.J. AugustinORLPG30 42%
13Mikal BridgesPHOSG/SF32 25%
14Jeremy LinATLPG/SG31 11%
15Garrett TempleMEMSG/SF41 10%
16Jae CrowderUTASF/PF30 36%
17Bam AdebayoMIAPF/C30 35%
18Noah VonlehNYKPF30 47%
19Reggie BullockDETSG/SF30 33%
20P.J. TuckerHOUSF/PF30 44%

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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