Fantasy Basketball Week 24 Schedule Primer

Week 24 is the finish line for most fantasy basketball leagues, and we're here to help you get your championship with our weekly streaming suggestions.

Fantasy basketball managers still reading this column have a team that has made a deep playoff run. For that, congratulations go out to you, but you still need to get through the week, so here's a look at the schedule for Week 24.

Weekly lock leagues

Tips for the week: The NBA schedule lightens up a bit in Week 24. Nine teams have four games. The New York Knicks are the only team playing twice and the remaining 20 organizations have three contests.

Take every Knick out of your weekly lock lineup. They do not have a player that I would start this week. Replace him with someone playing four times.

Here are the top waiver wire options for Week 24. Cut off for making the list is being under 50 percent rostered on Yahoo.

  1. Terrance Ross- Orlando Magic (48%)- Over his last 13 games, Ross is averaging 15.5 points and 3.2 3-pointers made per game in 27.1 minutes a night.
  2. D.J. Augustin- Orlando Magic (47%)- Over the last month, Augustin is producing 13.1 points, 5.9 assists, 1.9 3-pointers made, 3.1 rebounds, and 0.9 steals in 28.8 minutes a night.
  3. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander- LA Clippers (48%)- In his last 17 games, SGA is averaging 11.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.4 steals per game in 25.9 minutes a night.
  4. Moe Harkless- Portland Trail Blazers (12%)- Since Feb. 21, Harkless is averaging 10.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.8 blocks per game in 26.7 minutes.
  5. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope- Los Angeles Lakers (42%)- With the injuries mounting on the Lakers, KCP is playing more. Over his last six games, Caldwell-Pope averages 29.7 minutes per game. That was allowed him to produce 17.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.2 3-pointers made, 1.3 steals, and 0.5 blocks a night. A risky add because the playing time could decrease, but ride the hot hand.
  6. Mason Plumlee- Denver Nuggets (18%)- Over his last 15 games, Plumlee is averaging 7.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.9 blocks per game in only 21.1 minutes a night.
  7. Landry Shamet- LA Clippers (12%)- Since joining the Clippers, Shamet is producing 11.7 points and 2.9 3-pointers made per game in 28.1 minutes a night.
  8. Delon Wright- Memphis Grizzlies (23%)- Add Wright for help in rebounds, assists, and steals.
  9. Ivica Zubac- LA Clippers (22%)- Since joining the Clippers, Zubac is averaging 7.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 0.9 blocks per game in 19.9 minutes.
  10. Thomas Bryant- Washington Wizards (31%)- Add Bryant for his blocks (1.3 per game over the last month).

Daily roster changes

First, a word on the schedule itself: Tuesday has ten games this week. Every other night should be primed for streaming so let us jump right into the back-to-backs.

Note: The Oklahoma City Thunder have the top schedule of the week by playing four games and avoiding both Tuesday and Saturday.

Back-to-backs

Monday-Wednesday pseudo

Phoenix Suns

Mikal Bridges (29%)- Bridges is producing elite steals numbers. Since Jan. 19, he is averaging 2.0 steals per game.

Richaun Holmes (6%)- Blocks target.

Utah Jazz

Jae Crowder (43%)- Over the last month, Crowder is averaging 12.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.2 3-pointers made, and 0.9 steals per game.

Memphis Grizzlies

Justin Holiday (26%)- Since joining Memphis, Holiday has seen his minutes and production dip, but he still averaging 1.0 steal per game.

Joakim Noah (25%)- Since Feb. 9, Noah is averaging 11.7 points, 7.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 0.6 steals, and 1.1 blocks per game. He is dealing with a knee injury that needs to be monitored.

Delon Wright (23%)- Since joining the Griz, Wright is playing 29.3 minutes a night. He is producing 10.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.6 blocks per game.

Ivan Rabb (2%)- If Noah is out, Rabb should play more minutes making him a worthy streamer for points and rebounds.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Nerlens Noel (7%)- Deeper league blocks target.

Portland Trail Blazers

Al-Farouq Aminu (36%)- Aminu is a strong add for rebounds and steals, but is known for his up and down performances.

Moe Harkless (12%)- Add Harkless for the steals and blocks.

Wednesday-Thursday

No teams scheduled.

Thursday-Friday

Denver Nuggets

Mason Plumlee (18%)- Add Plumlee for the rebound, assists, and blocks help.

Monte Morris (16%)- Deeper league assists and steals target.

Friday-Saturday

Boston Celtics

Terry Rozier (44%)- Rosier is overrated, but would make a fine deep league threes, points, and steals target.

Indiana Pacers

Wesley Matthews (34%)- Since joining the Pacers, Matthews is averaging 11.9 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.2 3-pointers made, and 0.9 steals per game.

Cory Joseph (7%)- Steals target.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Tyus Jones (27%)- Jones is starting with Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague out for the season. In 13 games as a starter, Jones averages 10.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, 7.2 assists, and 1.9 steals per game making him a must-roster in all leagues.

Portland Trail Blazers

Listed under Monday-Wednesday pseudo.

Saturday-Sunday

LA Clippers

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (48%)- Gilgeous-Alexander is trending towards an elite steals producer and helps in points and assists as well.

Ivica Zubac (22%)- Add Zubac for rebounding.

Landry Shamet (12%)- Stream Shamet for his 3-pointers made.

Memphis Grizzlies

Listed under Monday-Wednesday pseudo.

Sacramento Kings

Nemanja Bjelica (29%)- Rebounds, steals and blocks target.

Looking ahead to Week 25

If you are looking to get a head start on next week, here are the teams that play on Sunday of Week 24 and Monday of Week 25. It is worth noting that Monday was nine games so check your lineup before making the addition.

Sunday-Monday of Week 25

Charlotte Hornets

Frank Kaminsky (8%)- Add this to the surprise list. Since March 1, Kaminsky has played in all ten games and is averaging 12.5 points with 1.4 3-pointers made per game.

Dallas Mavericks

Jalen Brunson (46%)- Since Jan. 31, Brunson is averaging 13.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 1.3 3-pointers made per game.

Maxi Kleber (12%)- Add Kleber for blocks.

Milwaukee Bucks

No recommended streamers.

Final thoughts

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