Top Fantasy Basketball Streamers: Week 20

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Let’s cover some streaming options for week 20 of the fantasy basketball season, February 25th-March 3rd. 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
1Cody ZellerCHAPF/C40 28%
2Patrick BeverleyLACPG/SG40 37%
3Marcus SmartBOSPG/SG41 40%
4Cheick DialloNORPF/C40 11%
5Justise WinslowMIAPG/SF/PF40 49%
6Delon WrightMEMPG/SG40 7%
7Kent BazemoreATLSG/SF40 45%
8Wayne EllingtonDETSG/SF40 10%
9Al-Farouq AminuPORSF/PF40 42%
10Kenrich WilliamsNORSF40 29%
11P.J. TuckerHOUSF/PF40 41%
12Robin LopezCHIC40 24%
13Mitchell RobinsonNYKC31 47%
14Landry ShametLACPG40 14%
15Jake LaymanPORPF40 12%
16Ivan RabbMEMPF40 12%
17Reggie BullockLALSG/SF40 16%
18Kevin HuerterATLSG40 18%
19Elfrid PaytonNORPG40 43%
20Kelly OlynykMIAPF/C40 21%

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
1Cheick DialloNORPF/C40 11%
2Justise WinslowMIAPG/SF/PF40 49%
3Kenrich WilliamsNORSF40 29%
4Reggie BullockLALSG/SF40 16%
5Elfrid PaytonNORPG40 43%
6Kelly OlynykMIAPF/C40 21%
7Cody ZellerCHAPF/C30 28%
8Allen CrabbeBKNSG/SF40 40%
9Bam AdebayoMIAPF/C40 20%
10Wesley MatthewsINDSG/SF40 30%
11Dion WaitersMIASG/SF40 20%
12Derrick WhiteSASPG/SG30 47%
13Dwyane WadeMIAPG/SG40 31%
14Patrick BeverleyLACPG/SG30 37%
15Marcus SmartBOSPG/SG31 40%
16James JohnsonMIASF/PF40 25%
17Andre IguodalaGSWSG/SF40 7%
18Delon WrightMEMPG/SG30 7%
19Kent BazemoreATLSG/SF30 45%
20Boban MarjanovicPHIC30 19%

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. 

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