Fantasy Basketball Week 21 Schedule Preview

Here is a look at how fantasy managers can use the schedule to maximize their games played in head-to-head leagues during week 21.

Everybody should be in playoff-mode as we enter week 21, and it's more important than ever to maximize your games played. Today we'll run through how to do that. As always, keep an eye on our Advanced NBA Schedule Grid to see which days teams are playing, and if you want to run a little deeper, here are our suggestions for players rostered in 30% or less of Yahoo leagues.

Weekly lock leagues

Tips for the week: Six teams (Celtics, Nets, Hornets, Bulls, Nuggets, and Jazz) play four times in Week 21. Six other squads (Pistons, Pacers, Sixers, Suns, Kings, and Raptors) have just two games. The other 18 teams play three times.

Managers should avoid anyone playing two games that ranks outside the top 50. Instead, stream in someone with four tilts.

Here is a look at the top six streaming options that play four times in Week 21 and are rostered in fewer than 50 percent of Yahoo Leagues.

  1. PJ Washington, Charlotte Hornets, SF/PF (48%): Washington is a strong across the board contributor. He is averaging 12.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 0.9 steals, 0.8 blocks, and 1.5 3-pointers made per game on the season.
  2. Jordan Clarkson, Utah Jazz, PG/SG (46%): Clarkson is averaging 15.2 points and 2.1 3-pointers made per game on the season.
  3. Taurean Prince, Brooklyn Nets, SF/PF (39%): Over his last 20 games, Prince is averaging 12.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 0.8 steals, and 2.2 3-pointers made per. Expect similar production down the stretch.
  4. Gary Harris, Denver Nuggets, SG/SF (47%): Harris is a steals streamer (1.4 per game) that produces enough stats in other categories that they add up to help you keep pace.
  5. Cody Zeller, Charlotte Hornets, PF/C (39%): Zeller is averaging 7.0 rebounds per game with 11.0 points on 52.1 percent from the field. He could swing a couple of categories in your favor.
  6. Jerami Grant, Denver Nuggets, SF/PF (36%): Steals, blocks, and threes add.

Daily roster changes

First, a word on the schedule itself: No day features double-digit games in Week 21 making streaming important. Managers need to choose their pickups wisely. Here is a look at maximizing the games per pickup by using back-to-back sets to get two games for one add.

Back-to-backs

Monday-Tuesday

No teams scheduled.

Tuesday-Wednesday

Dallas Mavericks

Maxi Kleber (47%): Blocks and threes target.

Seth Curry (43%): Points and 3-pointers made add.

Delon Wright (40%): Steals and assists streamer.

New York Knicks

Maurice Harkless (4%): Steals, blocks, and rebounds target.

Wednesday-Thursday

No teams scheduled.

Thursday-Friday

Boston Celtics

Enes Kanter (37%): Deeper league rebounds add.

Brooklyn Nets

Taurean Prince (39%): Points, rebounds, steals, and threes target.

Friday-Saturday

Utah Jazz

Jordan Clarkson (47%): Points and threes streamer.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Darius Garland (21%): Points, assists, and 3-pointers made add.

Kevin Porter Jr. (16%): Points and steals target.

LA Clippers

Patrick Beverley (45%): Steals, rebounds, and assists streamer.

Ivica Zubac (23%): Rebounds and blocks add.

Reggie Jackson (15%): Assists and threes target.

Miami Heat

Tyler Herro (38%): Points and 3-pointers made streamer.

Jae Crowder (35%): Rebounds, steals, and threes add.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Juan Hernangomez (33%): Rebounds and points target.

New Orleans Pelicans

Josh Hart (26%): Threes, steals, and rebounds add.

San Antonio Spurs

Derrick White (45%): Rebounds and assists streamer.

Saturday-Sunday

Chicago Bulls

No recommended streamers.

Looking ahead to Week 22

Here is how to grab someone in Week 21 that can help you early on in your next matchup.

Sunday-Monday of Week 22

Los Angeles Lakers

Dwight Howard (45%): Rebounds and blocks target.

Danny Green (42%): Steals and threes add.

JaVale McGee (35%): Rebounds and blocks streamer.

Rajon Rondo (11%): Assists and steals target.

Washington Wizards

Shabazz Napier (14%): Steals, assists, and rebounds add.

Troy Brown Jr (11%): Steals and rebounds streamer.

That wraps up your look at Week 21. Good luck in your matchups. Hopefully, it pushes you one step closer to a championship.

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