Top Streamers: Week 8

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Back into the swing of a normal NBA schedule, only 4 teams with 2 games this week (Washington, San Antonio, Portland, Dallas). There are also a handful of teams with multiple Quality Games (Philadelphia, Denver, Portland). Rodney Hood has torn his Achilles, making way for Kent Bazemore, while Elfrid Payton has made his way back from an injury and looks to be back to his triple double potential self. I know this is a streaming article, but seeing as Payton is only rostered in 11% of Yahoo leagues right now, find a permanent spot on the roster for him as long as he is healthy and getting minutes in New York

The tail end of this article is a break down of streamers based on each of the standard 8 categories. What this will do is provide you with the opportunity to go seeking specific categories throughout the week in addition to getting the most games possible. Check it out, let us know how you like it or what results you got, and we’ll keep making changes to give you the edge against your opponent every week.

As always, there are players that might be worth more than just a stream like Elfrid Payton, so be sure to check out our weekly Waiver Wire Wisdom. The criteria for this week’s streamer list are as usual:

  • The list is based on 9-category formats & all players available in 50% or more of Yahoo! leagues.
  • This list is sorted by quality games, followed by total number of games, then back-to-backs as a way to highlight who can get you the most opportunity in the least amount of transactions.
  • Quality games are nights when there aren’t as many games being played and your roster should have some empty spots, so look ahead through the week and plan out your moves. More often than not, especially if you have limited transactions, it is better to have someone for 4 games than someone for 2 games. The only asterisk to that is if you have a full roster at the same time as those 4 games, they don’t do you any good compared to the 2 Quality Games from someone else, so be aware of schedules before making moves.
  • Follow injury news closely throughout the week and stream players who get unexpected opportunities. Injuries and rotation changes can significantly alter the streaming landscape, so keeping an eye on guys like Aaron Holiday and Miles Bridges is important as they have significant value changes as the health status of their teammates Malcolm Brogdon and PJ Washington become clearer.

If you have any questions on who to stream, what streaming is, or anything else feel free to tweet/DM me @rhett_bauer. I’ll get back to you ASAP so you don’t miss out on the opportunity to dominate your league!

Top Streamers: Monday – Saturday

RankNameTeamPosGQGsb2bY! % Own
1Elfrid PaytonNYKPG41111
2Duncan RobinsonMIAPF31126
3Kelly OlynykMIAPF/C31144
4Daniel TheisBOSPF/C3118
5Langston GallowayDETPG/SG31016
6Moritz WagnerWASPF21038
7Kris DunnCHIPG/SG40218
8Daniel HouseHOUSG/SF40145
9Nemanja BjelicaSACPF40137
10George HillMILPG/SG40110
11Jae CrowderMEMSF/PF40135
12Donte DiVincenzoMILSG4018
13Willie Cauley-SteinGSWPF/C40046
14Alec BurksGSWPG/SG40048
15Josh HartNORSG/SF40043
16Justin HolidayINDSG/SF40011
17Glenn Robinson IIIGSWSG/SF40026
18Nerlens NoelOKCPF/C30138
19Norman PowellTORSG/SF30139
20Garrett TempleBKNSG/SF30120

Top Streamers: Monday – Saturday

This distinction is important because Sunday can be a day specifically for one category, or for you to gear up for next week. By removing Sunday from consideration, it allows you to really see who has the most value through the week while also giving you some more flexibility for those last ditch category swings.

RankNameTeamPosGamesQ Gamesb2bY! % Own
1Duncan RobinsonMIAPF31126
2Elfrid PaytonNYKPG31111
3Kelly OlynykMIAPF/C31144
4Daniel TheisBOSPF/C3118
5Langston GallowayDETPG/SG31016
6Moritz WagnerWASPF21038
7Kris DunnCHIPG/SG40218
8Daniel HouseHOUSG/SF40145
9George HillMILPG/SG40110
10Jae CrowderMEMSF/PF40135
11Donte DiVincenzoMILSG4018
12Nemanja BjelicaSACPF30137
13Nerlens NoelOKCPF/C30138
14Norman PowellTORSG/SF30139
15Aron BaynesPHOC30042
16Willie Cauley-SteinGSWPF/C30046
17Alec BurksGSWPG/SG30048
18Josh HartNORSG/SF30043
19Justin HolidayINDSG/SF30011
20Glenn Robinson IIIGSWSG/SF30026

8 Category Streaming

Throughout the week, you’ll start to get an idea of a category you will struggle in against this particular opponent. This is a great opportunity, transaction limits permitting, to stream that category and turn the tides of the matchup. Some of the names in these groups aren’t in the above streamer list because they don’t have as many games this week, but they provide the most value in their specific category of all players owned in less than 50% of Yahoo! leagues. As long as you can find a roster spot for them on a night when they have a game, you’re going to see great results:

Points: Alec Burks, Aron Baynes, Jordan Clarkson, Norman Powell, Dillon Brooks
Threes: Duncan Robinson, Daniel House, Langston Galloway, Bryn Forbes, Josh Hart
Rebounds: Nemanja Bjelica, JaMychal Green, Ivica Zubac, Daniel Theis, Willie Cauley-Stein
Assists: Rajon Rondo, Ish Smith, Elfrid Payton, Frank Ntilikina, George Hill
Steals: Elfrid Payton, Ty Jerome, Kris Dunn, Donte DiVincenzo, DeAndre’ Bembry
Blocks: Nerlens Noel, Daniel Theis, Jakob Poeltl, JaVale McGee, Willie Cauley-Stein
FG%: Moritz Wagner, Aron Baynes, Nerlens Noel, Jaxson Hayes, JaVale McGee
FT%: Alec Burks, Jordan Clarkson, Langston Galloway, Terrence Ross, Maxi Kleber