For most of us the playoffs are right around the corner, if not at the front door already. For teams struggling to make the playoffs, streaming is more important now than ever and you might have to make some tough decisions to stay alive. For those teams in a comfortable playoff spot, pay attention to who gets dropped and you might land someone that works better for you than scouring the wire every week. We have three days over ten games this week on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, while all other days feature eight or less. Portland players can give you a strong advantage this week playing five games, many of which on quality days.
Games Per Day
Monday- 12 games
Tuesday- 3 games
Wednesday- 11 games
Thursday- 5 games
Friday- 8 games
Saturday- 12 games
Sunday- 6 games
Wed/Thu- DET, LAC, SAS
Fri/Sat- ATL, CHA, DAL, DEN, GSW, MIL, MIN, ORL, SAC, TOR, WAS
Sat/Sun- CLE, MIA, NYK, PHI, PHO, POR
Allen Crabbe 22% ownership
Despite his mediocrity, he's worth a long look this week for his five-game schedule. He's a three-point specialist shooting 46% on the season and 56% in his five, hitting the mark on a total of five threes and averaging 9.0 points. He's in a bit of a slump, but he's also just not that exciting of a fantasy player. Still, with five games it only takes one or two above average performances to help you out and he isn't really going to hurt you anywhere so give him a look if you need threes and some points.
Ish Smith 23% ownership
His negatives generally outweigh the positive, but he's on the radar as an assist specialist or for certain punt-builds. He's also far from consistent evident in a sixteen-assist game followed by a three-assist game followed by a game in which he tallied seven steals (he averages 0.8 on the season). Still, he's in something of a position battle with Reggie Jackson and he can accrue some steals and rebounds with extended minutes. In his last five games he's played between 14 and 29 minutes, averaging 23.6 minutes with 8.4 assists, 7.6 points and 2.0 steals on 37% shooting. The Pistons play four games this week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Tyler Ulis 11% ownership
Ulis is emerging with some nice games recently and he could shape up to be a more efficient assists guy than Ish while Brandon Knight remains a DNP-CD. In his last five games averaging just 17.5 minutes he has tallied 7.8 points, 5.6 assists and 1.4 steals on 48% shooting. The Suns play four games this week Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Zaza Pachulia 15% ownership
His consistency is his main appeal and in his last five Zaza has averaged 10.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 0.6 steals and 0.6 blocks on 68% shooting and 80% from the line which is hard to come by for a big, The Warriors play four games this week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.