We're back to a regular schedule this week, and the wire should be interesting going forward with new rotations and teams starting to tank on purpose and develop their younger roster. Wednesday and Friday are your busy days this week while Thursday only features three games. Take note that there are no Saturday/Sunday back-to-backs so let's take a look at the schedule to find some value early in the week.
Games Per Day
Monday- 7 games
Tuesday- 6 games
Wednesday- 11 games
Thursday- 3 games
Friday- 10 games
Saturday- 8 games
Sunday- 7 games
Tue/Wed- DEN, DET, UTA, WAS
Fri/Sat- BKN, CLE, LAC, MEM, MIA, MIL, PHI, SAS, TOR
Zaza Pachulia 10% ownership
Zaza is back and up to his usual tricks. His moderate output of points and rebounds is balanced with a high FG% and a nice slew of blocks. Javale McGee has been filling in for him during his absence, and they will likely split minutes at the Center position, but Zaza only needs about 24 minutes to be worthy of standard-league streaming. In his two games back he tallied 14 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks in a total of 38 minutes. He has a limited skill set, but it's hard to argue with that kind of consistency when he's not really hurting you anywhere as well. The Warriors have the only Monday/Tuesday back-to-back and the only team to play three games within the first four days of the upcoming week.
Andre Iguodala 10% ownership
We get two Warriors this week on account of their fantasy-friendly schedule. Durant is probable with that hand injury but his absence would mean good things for Iggy. He has an extremely versatile skillset and his game to game production can vary wildly depending on what the team needs from him, but that kind of popcorn production early in the week can be very helpful in padding your stats. The Warriors play Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, but the first two or three games really boost their value this week.
Michael Beasley 25% ownership
Middleton will rest for Monday's road-game giving Beasley the bump he needs to be relevant this week. Although we're starting to see some peripheral counting stats it seems far from reliable at this point and he will likely be strictly a points and rebounds type player. In his last seven games he has averaged 15.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 0.9 steals on 67% shooting. He also shot 65% from the line on 2.4 attempts per game. The Bucks play four games on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Kyle O'Quinn 11% ownership
KOQ has been a monster energy guy off the bench for a dysfunctional Knicks rotation. His minutes will undoubtedly vary, but he will be able to put up value in blocks, rebounds and some steals. In his last five games, averaging just 19.7 minutes, he has put up 7.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 2.6 blocks on 56% shooting. He also went 71% from the line on 1.4 attempts. The Knicks play four games this week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Moe Harkless 29% ownership
He's trending up again with Evan Turner not expected to be back for another couple weeks. He's doing a little bit of everything right now averaging 11.8 points with 1.4 threes, 5.6 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.6 blocks on 55% shooting in his last five games. He is also 60% from the line on 2.0 attempts in that span so keep that in mind as well. The Blazers play three games on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday this week.