Fantasy Basketball Week 6 Schedule Preview (Monday-Thursday)

Fantasy basketball managers looking to gain a game's advantage in week 6 head-to-head leagues should look no further.

Sunday marks the return of the Washington Wizards. They have not played a game since Jan. 11 as their team dealt with COVID issues. The Wizards have four games in Week 6 and are a team to watch. Fantasy managers need to know who is playing and what the minutes look like before deciding who to pick up.

The NBA is gearing up for a hefty slate of games in Week 6. Here is a look at how fantasy managers can use the schedule to their advantage to maximize games played. 

Teams that play four times (19)

Nets, Hornets, Cavaliers, Mavericks, Nuggets, Pistons, Warriors, Pacers, Clippers, Lakers, Heat, Timberwolves, Pelicans, Magic, 76ers, Spurs, Raptors, Jazz, Wizards.

Teams that play three times (10)

Hawks, Celtics, Bulls, Rockets, Bucks, Knicks, Thunder, Suns, Blazers, Kings.

Team that plays twice (1)

Grizzlies.

Fantasy basketball talking points

  1. The Grizzlies are the latest team to be sidelined in the health and safety protocols. Monday’s game has already been postponed leaving them with just two contests this week. Both those games could be postponed as well. Stay tuned.
  2. Week 6 could mark the returns of a lot of players that have been in the league’s health and safety protocols. The Wizards are back. Dallas and Miami both have players nearing returns. Keep an eye on rotation shifts and how it could impact your fantasy team.
  3. Fantasy managers should be looking to round out their rosters via trades this week. Examine your team and determine where upgrades are needed. 25 percent of the regular season is in the books already. Make moves before it is too late.
  4. The Clippers have the best schedule of the week with four games including three on light schedule days. Fantasy managers can see who to pick up later in this article.
  5. The Grizzlies have the worst schedule with just two games. Take them all out of our active roster in weekly leagues and do not be afraid to cut in daily leagues.

Top 10 streamers for Week 6 (rostered in under 50% of Yahoo Leagues)

Jeremy Lamb, Indiana Pacers (38%), SG/SF

The Pacers need scoring with T.J. Warren and Caris LeVert both out. Jeremy Lamb has only played two games, but he is averaging 16.0 points per contest. Expect solid steals and rebounds as he pushes into the top 100, while Indiana gets healthy.

Delon Wright, Detroit Pistons (40%), SG/SF

Wright is averaging 4.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 1.0 steal per game this season. He should have plenty of opportunities this season on a rebuilding Pistons squad.

Naz Reid, Minnesota Timberwolves (22%), C

Over the last four games with Karl-Anthony Towns out, Reid has averaged 14.0 points, 2.3 blocks, and 1.5 3-pointers made. He is not a big-time rebounder, but fantasy managers get the added boost of threes from a center.

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic (31%), PG

Since Markelle Fultz suffered a season-ending knee injury, Anthony is averaging 11.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, three assists, 1.0 steal, and 1.4 3-pointers made in 29.0 minutes per game. The percentages are going to cost fantasy managers, but the rookie point guard could finish inside the top 130.

Patty Mills, San Antonio Spurs (35%), PG

Mills has been hot. He is averaging over 14 points, three assists, and nearly three 3-pointers made per game. Ride the hot hand with the veteran.

Rudy Gay, San Antonio Spurs (28%), SF/PF

Gay is an underrated contributor that can produce everywhere. Fantasy managers needing a boost this week could give him a look. He averages 11.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.7 threes, 0.7 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game on the season.

Justin Holiday, Indiana Pacers (33%), SG/SF

Holiday offers strong threes, steals, and points. He should get plenty of minutes because of the Pacers injuries, expect the veteran to capitalize.

Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers (33%), SG/SF

Green does not produce flashy numbers, but his ability to pile up steals, blocks, and threes often has him pushing standard league territory.

Wayne Ellington, Detroit Pistons (18%), SG/SF

Ellington is averaging over three 3-pointers made per game for the season to go along with 11.9 points. Pick him up if you need help in those categories.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Los Angeles Lakers (20%), SG/SF

KCP is shooting the lights out so far this season. The Lakers are creating a ton of open looks, and he is knocking them down. Expect strong threes and steals numbers going forward.

Daily streaming options

Today’s article will only focus on Monday to Thursday for daily pickups. There will be a mid-week update featuring the rest of the Week 6 slate and a look ahead to Week 7.

Monday and Wednesday both feature double-digit games meaning streaming is likely out in daily leagues. Here is a look at the lone chance to get two games from one pickup.

Back-to-backs

Tuesday-Thursday pseudo

LA Clippers

Marcus Morris Sr. (24%): Points and threes streamer.

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

Patrick Beverley (20%): Steals, rebounds, and threes target.

Houston Rockets

P.J. Tucker (20%): Rebounds, steals, and threes streamer.

David Nwaba (2%): Steals add.

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