Fantasy Basketball Week 25 Schedule Primer

The fantasy basketball season is entering the final ten days. Here is a look at the schedule to help managers maximize their games in the final days.

The fantasy basketball season is almost over. The season wraps up on April 10th meaning the championship is nearly decided. If there are games remaining, you still need help in setting your lineup, though. Here is a look at the schedule to attempt to maximize your games for head-to-head leagues.

Weekly lock leagues

Tips for the week: There are very few days left to stream in any fantasy league. Week 25 features a packed schedule. Six teams play three games. The remaining 24 squads have four contests.

Ideally, your lineup would be all four game options. A one game disparity is not enough to sit any top-50 option, though. Fantasy managers should be advised that things will get funky down the stretch. Players will rest or be ruled out for the season. Others will be signed or called up from the G-League and have a massive game. With that said, here are a few players to target to slot into the back end of starting lineup this week.

  1. Tyus Jones- Minnesota Timberwolves (38%)- Over his last eight games, Jones is producing 11.1 points, 2.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists, and 1.0 steal per game on steady percentages.
  2. Derrick White- San Antonio Spurs (49%)- In his last 13 games, White is averaging 10.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.2 blocks.
  3. Jalen Brunson- Dallas Mavericks (37%)- Since Feb. 22, Brunson is netting 15.3 points per game on 53.2 percent from the field. Ride that hot shooting to your fantasy title. Brunson also helps in assists, rebounds, and 3-pointers made.
  4. P.J. Tucker- Houston Rockets (45%)- Tucker continues to produce steals, rebounds, and 3-pointers made.
  5. Cedi Osman- Cleveland Cavaliers (46%)- Since Feb. 21, Osman is averaging 14.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 2.3 3-pointers made per game in 33.9 minutes a night.
  6. Mikal Bridges- Phoenix Suns (26%)- For eight straight games, Bridges has played over 31 minutes a night. The increased playing time should mean elite steals production from the rookie.

Daily roster changes

First, a word on the schedule itself: It is an unfriendly week for streaming. Wednesday (12), Friday (13), and Sunday (14) all feature too many games to be able to fit an option into your starting lineup. Then, Monday has nine games making it also questionable. Here is a look at some potential streaming options.

This will be the last week for streaming as well. There are only games on Tuesday and Wednesday for Week 26, but both days feature 11 games. Do not miss out on your chance here.

Back-to-backs

Monday-Tuesday

No teams scheduled.

Tuesday-Thursday pseudo

Golden State Warriors

*The Warriors are not a team for fantastic streamers but monitor their lineup heading into Tuesday because if they sit out any of the key rotation pieces others become more valuable. Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, and Kevon Looney are the targets depending on who hits the bench.

Los Angeles Lakers

Lance Stephenson (10%)- Stephenson is averaging 8.0 rebounds per game over the last four contests and figures to play more with LeBron being ruled out for the year.

Sacramento Kings

Nemanja Bjelica (28%)- Bjelica is playing 24.5 minutes over his last six, but producing 8.2 rebounds per game.

Thursday-Saturday pseudo

Milwaukee Bucks

Pat Connaughton (12%)- Over the Bucks last six games, Connaughton is playing 30.8 minutes a night. He is averaging 6.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.8 3-pointers, and 1.2 steals per game.

Philadelphia 76ers

No recommended streamers.

Final thoughts

That is a wrap for the weekly schedule primer this season. Fans looking to feed their fantasy needs can check out the Watching the Boxes podcast for plenty of fantasy chatter all offseason long. We will be covering the draft, dynasty/keeper leagues, your questions, and so much more. Check it out.

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