Week 20 is quickly coming to a close, which means it’s time to prep for your Week 21 Fantasy Basketball Dynasty Points matchup! We have everything you need in this article including: Games Played, Back-to-Back Games, Headline News, Top Fantasy Basketball Streamers, and Waiver Wire Pickups. We advise you to BOOKMARK this article and refer back to it whenever you need to stream a player OR to see which teams play on back-to-back days. This article is a PHENOMENAL tool for all your fantasy basketball needs in Week 21.
Week 21 Schedule: Games Played
4 Games: BOS, BKN, CHA, CHI, DEN, UTA
3 Games: ATL, CLE, DAL, GSW, HOU, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIL, MIN, NOP, NYK, OKC, ORL, POR, SAS, WAS
2 Games: DET, IND, PHI, PHX, SAC, TOR
Week 21 Schedule: Back-to-Back Games
Tues-Wed: DAL, NYK
Thurs-Fri: BKN, BOS
Fri-Sat: CLE, LAC, MIA, MIN, NOP, SAS UTA
Sun-Mon (Week 22): LAL, WAS
Before we dive into the streaming chart, let’s take a look at notable headlines from Week 20:
- Damian Lillard returned last Wednesday with 22 points, four 3-pointers, five assists, two steals, and one block.
- Lauri Markkanen returned last Wednesday with 13 points, one 3-pointer, and four rebounds.
- Stephen Curry returned last Thursday with 23 points, three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, and seven assists.
- Jaren Jackson Jr. could return as soon as next week.
- Clint Capela has been cleared for “impact activities” and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
The following list of players are ALL owned in UNDER 50% of Yahoo, ESPN, and Fantrax leagues.
Please Note: We have a column labeled “M/Th”, which highlights players who play on a slow game day this week.
Top 10 Widely Available
Points League Streamers
1. Dillon Brooks
2. Naz Reid
3. PJ Washington
4. Trevor Ariza
5. Jordan Clarkson
6. Maxi Kleber
7. Seth Curry
8. De’Anthony Melton
9. Juancho Hernangomez
10. Taurean Prince
Waiver Wire Pickups
Let’s get to the players you should consider picking up if they are available in your league: James Johnson KEEPS PRODUCING. Over the past two weeks, Johnson is averaging 12.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.6 blocks while shooting 53% from the field. Add him if you want a boost in EVERY category (who doesn’t?). Naz Reid is the only big man that matters in Minnesota. Over the past week, Reid is averaging 11.3 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.8 steals, and 1.5 blocks. He’s raw, but he’s getting a ton of run with Towns sidelined and should be owned everywhere. Seth Curry has been LIGHTS OUT since the All-Star Break averaging 19.9 points, 4 3-pointers, 3.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.0 steals while playing 33 minutes per game. The Dallas Mavericks seem content on giving Curry all the run he can handle for the rest of the season. With Ayton looking at a potential multi-game absence with a sprained left ankle, Aron Baynes and Dario Saric are both worth a look in 12-plus team leagues for owners in need of a big man. Baynes is the safer option out of the two, but Saric possesses more upside. Danuel House Jr. has picked up the pace as of late averaging 14.3 points, 2 3-pointers, 4 rebounds, 0.7 steals, and 1.3 blocks over the past week. As long as Houston keeps playing micro-ball, House’s minutes should be safe. Cameron Johnson has been taking full advantage of life after Kelly Oubre’s injury. Over the past two weeks, Johnson is providing Top 100 value averaging 12 points, 3 3-pointers, 4.3 rebounds, 0.7 steals, and 1 block. He’s worth owning in 14-plus team leagues. Brandon Knight is doing his best “2015 Brandon Knight” impression averaging 17.7 points, 4.7 3-pointers, 2.3 rebounds, 6 assists, and 1 steal over the past week. Even though Bruce Brown is expected back soon, Knight still warrants a pickup in 14-plus team leagues until he cools off. Chris Boucher is the ultimate BOOM-or-BUST big man. His upside is otherworldly, but he’s inconsistent at best. If you can deal with the occasional duds, his blow-up games could help you win your week. Tread lightly. Jordan McRae was recently picked up by the guard-needy Detroit Pistons and proceeded to play 26 minutes in his first game producing 15 points, 2 3-pointers, 2 rebounds, and 3 assists. He’s a pickup in 14-plus team leagues while the Pistons wait on Rose and Kennard to return from injury.
The following players are producing Top 100 value over the past month. Consider adding these players while they’re hot!
- Maxi Kleber (Top 25)
- Duncan Robinson (Top 25)
- Marquese Chriss (Top 50)
- Seth Curry (Top 50)
- Trey Lyles (Top 50)
- Ivica Zubac (Top 50)
- Shake Milton (Top 50)
- Juancho Hernangomez (Top 50)
- Damion Lee (Top 50)
- Kelly Olynyk
- Naz Reid
- Harry Giles III
- Josh Jackson
- De’Andre Hunter
- Tyus Jones
Deep League Waiver Wire Adds
(Players owned in UNDER 20% of Yahoo Leagues)
Donte DiVincenzo (15%), De’Anthony Melton (8%), Kyle Anderson (17%), Royce O’Neale (8%), Moe Harkless (3%), Trey Lyles (15%), Josh Okogie (5%), Dorian Finney-Smith (14%), Nicolo Melli (5%), Derrick Jones Jr. (7%), Cody Martin (2%), Shabazz Napier (16%), Jalen McDaniels (0%), Jordan McLaughlin (3%), Gary Trent Jr. (7%), Monte Morris (9%), Brad Wanamaker (1%), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (9%), Willy Hernangomez (1%), Andre Iguodala (4%)
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Jacob W. Dunne
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