Fantasy Basketball Schedule Preview: 10-16 May

Fantasy basketball wraps up with the final week of the regular season. Here is a look at how the schedule breaks down.

The final week of the 2020-2021 NBA regular season is here. If you are reading this article, congratulations are likely in order. You have either made your final in head-to-head leagues or are locked in a tight race for a rotisserie championship. Props go out to you.

Let us finish the season strong with one last look at the schedule using our Advanced Schedule Grid

Teams that play five times (4)

Pacers, Grizzlies, Bucks, Spurs

Teams that play four times (24)

Hawks, Celtics, Nets, Hornets, Bulls, Cavaliers, Mavericks, Nuggets, Warriors, Rockets Clippers, Lakers, Heat, Timberwolves, Pelicans, Magic, Knicks, Sixers, Suns, Trail Blazers, Kings, Raptors, Jazz, Wizards

Teams that play three times (2)

Pistons, Thunder

Fantasy basketball talking points

  1. Be on the lookout for teams resting in the last week. Playoff spots or lottery positions will be locked leaving teams with no reason to use their best options. That could present plenty of opportunities for fantasy managers.
  2. Shutdowns will happen for lottery-bound teams. Zion Williamson is done for the season with an injury. Others will follow, so stay on your toes.
  3. Expect increased opportunities for rookies and young players in the final week. Do not be afraid to take a spot on a youngster with more playing time on the horizon.
  4. The Spurs have the top schedule of the week with five games and they avoid Tuesday’s 11-game slate.
  5. The Pistons and Thunder have the worst slates of the week with only three games including two on light schedule days.

Top streaming options from 10-16 May. All of them play five games this week. (rostered in under 50% of Yahoo Leagues)

Oshae Brissett, Indiana Pacers (45%), SF/PF

The 22-year-old was not even on an NBA roster until April 2, but he is starting for the Pacers down the stretch. Over his last 11 games, Brissett averaged 13.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.1 steals, 1.5 blocks, and 1.9 3-pointers made in 31.8 minutes per game. The 6’7 guard is likely to play massive minutes in the final week.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 160 4 24.5 0.464 0.917 0.80 10.00 4.80 0.00 1.30 0.00 1.00
2020/21 Season 109 16 23.4 0.495 0.781 1.40 10.30 5.60 0.60 0.80 1.10 0.60

Lonnie Walker IV, San Antonio Spurs (18%), SG/SF

Over the last seven games, Walker IV is averaging 15.4 points and 2.1 3-pointer made in 28.5 minutes per game over the Spurs last seven. Expect him to keep piling on the points and threes this week.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 206 4 26.2 0.409 1.000 1.30 10.80 3.00 2.00 0.80 0.00 0.50
2020/21 Season 265 55 25.3 0.423 0.819 1.70 11.30 2.60 1.60 0.50 0.30 1.10

Keldon Johnson, San Antonio Spurs (44%), SF/PF

Johnson is a strong source of rebounds and points that continues to play around 28 minutes per game. The 21-year-old could help fantasy managers steal their final matchup with five games in the next seven days.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 291 4 25.5 0.361 0.857 0.50 8.50 3.30 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.80
2020/21 Season 181 64 28.9 0.478 0.730 0.90 12.70 6.20 1.80 0.60 0.40 1.10

Rudy Gay, San Antonio Spurs (18%), SF/PF

Gay’s minutes are down to around 21 per game, but he still produces solid production across the board. Expect plenty of minutes as the Spurs fight for a playoff position this week.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 113 4 18.5 0.444 0.750 1.80 10.50 4.30 1.00 1.00 1.50 1.30
2020/21 Season 177 59 21.7 0.422 0.789 1.70 11.30 4.80 1.40 0.70 0.60 1.10

Daily streaming options

Every team plays on Sunday to wrap up the season, so there is no streaming on that day. Tuesday features 11 games which should make streaming almost impossible. Fantasy managers in daily lineup changes leagues should look to exploit the other five days this week.

Back-to-backs

Monday-Wednesday pseudo

San Antonio Spurs

Keldon Johnson (44%): Points and rebounds add.

Rudy Gay (18%): Points, rebounds, and threes target.

Lonnie Walker IV (18%): Points and threes streamer.

Atlanta Hawks

No recommended streamers.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Isaac Okoro (15%): Steals target.

Houston Rockets

Kenyon Martin Jr. (33%): Points, rebounds, threes, steals, and blocks add.

New Orleans Pelicans

Jaxson Hayes (13%): Points, rebounds, blocks add.

Portland Trail Blazers

No recommended streamers.

Utah Jazz

Royce O’Neale (27%): Rebounds add.

Washington Wizards

Daniel Gafford (27%): Rebounds and blocks target.

Wednesday-Thursday

San Antonio Spurs

Listed under Monday-Wednesday pseudo.

Atlanta Hawks

Listed under Monday-Wednesday pseudo.

Portland Trail Blazers

Listed under Monday-Wednesday pseudo.

Thursday-Friday

Memphis Grizzlies

De’Anthony Melton (14%): Steals and threes target.

Denver Nuggets

Facundo Campazzo (35%): Assists and steals streamer.

LA Clippers

Ivica Zubac (45%): Rebounds and blocks add.

Marcus Morris Sr. (37%): Points and threes target.

DeMarcus Cousins (27%): Rebounds streamer.

Reggie Jackson (22%): Points, assists, and threes add.

Orlando Magic

R.J. Hampton (37%): Points, rebounds, and assists target.

Philadelphia 76ers

Danny Green (41%): Steals, blocks, and threes streamer.

Dwight Howard (21%): Rebounds and blocks add.

Matisse Thybulle (18%): Steals target.

Sacramento Kings

Terence Davis (4%): Steals and threes streamer.

Toronto Raptors

Gary Trent Jr. (44%): Points and threes add.

Friday-Saturday

No teams scheduled.

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