Fantasy Basketball Schedule Preview: March 29-April 4

Fantasy basketball managers are trying to sort through the trade deadline moves and prepare for their playoffs. Here's a guide to this week's schedule to help get you a win.

The NBA trade deadline has passed and the top buyout candidates have selected their new homes. The fantasy basketball stretch run is officially here. The trade deadline in your league may have passed, but if not try to swing one final deal to prepare you for the finale.

Fans are treated to have a hefty slate this week. 24 teams play four times meaning there will be plenty of streaming opportunities. Let us use the Advanced Schedule Grid to help you maximize your games played in this matchup.

Teams that play four times (24)

Hawks, Celtics, Nets, Hornets, Bulls, Mavericks Pistons, Warriors, Rockets, Pacers, Clippers, Grizzlies, Heat, Bucks, Timberwolves, Pelicans, Knicks, Thunder, Magic, Sixers, Kings, Spurs, Jazz, Wizards

Teams that play three times (6)

Cavaliers, Nuggets, Lakers, Suns, Blazers, Raptors

Fantasy basketball talking points

  1. No team offers more fantasy potential than the Orlando Magic. They traded away their three top scorers at the deadline and are searching for pieces to fill in. Chuma Okeke led the way with 22 points in their first game after the break. Take a shot on him, Dwyane Bacon, Gary Harris, or Michael Carter-Williams in hopes their value rises.
  2. The Thunder are also offering plenty of opportunities with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander out and Al Horford getting shut down. Take a chance on one of their young talents in hopes he breaks out down the stretch.
  3. Be on the lookout for how new acquisitions are settling into their rotations too. It is the perfect time to take advantage and grab a valuable piece.
  4. The Sixers and the Magic are the two teams to target this week. Both have four games which all take place on light schedule days.
  5. The Raptors have the worst fantasy schedule with just three games all coming on days with double-digit contests.

Top streaming options from March 29 to April 4 (rostered in under 50% of Yahoo Leagues)

Saddiq Bey, Detroit Pistons (35%), SF

Bey is averaging 13.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.9 steals, and 2.7 3-pointers made since becoming a starter on Feb. 14. The rookie should be rostered in all leagues down the stretch.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 194 4 32.8 0.357 0.667 2.50 10.50 4.50 2.30 0.30 0.50 1.80
2020/21 Season 194 43 24.8 0.404 0.872 2.30 10.70 4.20 1.30 0.60 0.10 0.70

T.J. McConnell, Indiana Pacers (48%), PG/SG

McConnell averages 6.4 assists and 1.8 steals per game on the season. He could sway both categories in your matchups this week.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 91 4 27.2 0.581 1.000 0.30 10.30 2.80 5.80 1.30 0.30 1.30
2020/21 Season 87 41 25.3 0.546 0.571 0.20 7.20 3.60 6.40 1.80 0.40 1.90

Dillon Brooks, Memphis Grizzlies (48%), SG/SF

Brooks averages 16.1 points, 1.3 steals, and 1.8 3-pointers made per game on the season. He could sway all three of those categories in any matchup.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 82 4 29.4 0.500 0.875 1.50 21.00 3.30 1.80 1.00 0.30 1.30
2020/21 Season 134 40 29.1 0.399 0.855 1.80 16.10 2.90 2.40 1.30 0.40 1.90

Nerlens Noel, New York Knicks (48%), PF/C

Noel averages 2.0 blocks, 1.0 steal, and 6.1 rebounds per game on the season. His ability to get defensive stats can be massive in a week where he is playing four games.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 54 3 28.3 0.647 0.599 0.00 8.30 8.70 1.70 1.70 2.00 1.00
2020/21 Season 99 40 22.6 0.609 0.663 0.00 4.90 6.20 0.70 1.00 2.00 1.10

Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers (43%), SG/SF

Green is a fantastic steals, blocks, and threes add that could sway all three categories in any matchup.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 29 4 31.5 0.537 1.000 4.80 16.80 2.50 0.50 1.50 1.30 0.80
2020/21 Season 103 46 28.8 0.413 0.712 2.60 9.70 3.60 1.60 1.30 0.80 1.10

Justin Holiday, Indiana Pacers (48%), SG/SF

Holiday ranks just outside the top 100 in per-game value on the season. He is a strong threes, points, and steals add that will help you win your matchup.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 158 4 29.1 0.342 0.667 2.50 9.50 2.50 1.80 1.50 0.50 1.30
2020/21 Season 104 44 32.0 0.435 0.813 2.60 11.50 3.80 1.70 1.20 0.40 0.80

Maxi Kleber, Dallas Mavericks (20%), PF/C

Kleber is top 140 player in per-game value on the season, but his minutes and production have been up since being out in the health and safety protocols. Expect strong threes, rebounds, and blocks from the Mavericks starting four.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 141 4 30.5 0.385 0.750 2.00 7.80 6.30 0.50 0.50 1.30 0.30
2020/21 Season 139 32 28.1 0.452 0.938 1.90 7.80 5.50 1.30 0.40 0.80 0.60

Jae’Sean Tate, Houston Rockets (33%), SG/SF/PF

Since Feb. 15, Tate is averaging 11.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.7 steals in 31.2 minutes per game. He shoots over 50 percent from the field. Tate should start for the Rockets and continue producing. 

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 101 5 33.9 0.537 0.563 1.20 11.80 7.00 3.00 1.00 1.20 1.20
2020/21 Season 122 45 28.6 0.519 0.704 0.70 10.30 5.40 1.90 1.20 0.60 1.20

Chuma Okeke, Orlando Magic (36%), PF

Okeke looks to be one of the main beneficiaries of the Orlando tear-down.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 120 4 23.0 0.630 0.667 2.00 11.00 3.30 1.80 1.00 0.30 0.50
2020/21 Season 266 29 22.2 0.414 0.618 1.00 5.40 3.60 1.90 0.80 0.30 0.70

Daily streaming options

Three days (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) feature double-digit games during this matchup. It will be difficult to stream there, but the rest of the week should provide opportunities. Here is a look at how to get two games out of one pickup.

Back-to-backs

Tuesday-Thursday pseudo

Atlanta Hawks

Lou Williams (43%): How much playing time will Williams get in Atlanta? Expect points, assists, and steals if he plays 20-plus.

Charlotte Hornets

Miles Bridges (46%): Bridges produces a strong across-the-board line, but does not wow in any category.

Malik Monk (26%): Points and threes target.

Cody Zeller (11%): Rebounds streamer.

Bismack Biyombo (5%): Blocks add.

LA Clippers

Ivica Zubac (47%): Rebounds and blocks target.

Nic Batum (34%): Rebounds, assists, steals, and threes add.

Marcus Morris Sr. (23%): Points and threes streamer.

Orlando Magic

Chuma Okeke (36%): After Orlando’s teardown, Okeke could see a massive role down the stretch.

Gary Harris (5%): Can Harris revive his fantasy value in Orlando? He could be worth taking a flier to see how he is performing.

Philadelphia 76ers

Danny Green (43%): Steals, blocks, and threes add.

Dwight Howard (35%): Rebounds and blocks streamer.

Matisse Thybulle (9%): Steals target.

Washington Wizards

No recommended pickups.

Denver Nuggets

Thursday-Saturday pseudo.

Thursday-Saturday pseudo

Detroit Pistons

Saddiq Bey (35%): Bey is a points, rebounds, steals, and threes target.

Miami Heat

No recommended streamers.

Orlando Magic

Listed under Tuesday-Thursday pseudo.

Philadelphia 76ers

Listed under Tuesday-Thursday pseudo.

San Antonio Spurs

Patty Mills (19%): Points and threes add.

Washington Wizards

Listed under Tuesday-Thursday pseudo.

Cleveland Cavaliers

No recommended streamers.

Saturday-Sunday

Philadelphia 76ers

Listed under Tuesday-Thursday pseudo.

Orlando Magic

Listed under Tuesday-Thursday pseudo.

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