Fantasy Basketball Week 7 Schedule Preview (Monday-Thursday)

Fantasy basketball managers looking to gain an advantage in games played in head-to-head league for week 7 should look no further than this weekly preview.

The Grizzlies missed five straight games but returned to action on Saturday night. They used a total team effort to top the Spurs after an extended absence. Fantasy managers should feel comfortable rolling with Ja Morant, Dillion Brooks, Kyle Anderson, and Brandon Clarke this week.

Keep an eye on the injury report, though. Any team could be the next one hit hard by COVID and have their games postponed. That is just the nature of this crazy season in 2021.

Hopefully, the schedule holds this week. Today, we will use the Advanced Schedule Grid to help fantasy managers maximize their games in Week 7.

Teams that play four times (22)

Hawks, Celtics, Hornets, Bulls, Cavaliers, Mavericks, Pistons, Rockets, Pacers, Clippers, Grizzlies, Heat, Bucks, Timberwolves, Pelicans, Knicks, Thunder, Suns, Blazers, Kings, Jazz, Wizards.

Teams that play three times (8)

Nets, Nuggets, Warriors, Lakers, Magic, 76ers, Spurs, Raptors.

Fantasy basketball talking points

  1. Kevin Durant is unbelievable. The 32-year-old superstar missed an entire season recovering from a torn Achilles only to come back and average over 30 points per game on incredible efficiency. Durant is in the race for the number one spot in fantasy after many wrote him off heading into the season.
  2. Jimmy Butler missed ten straight games in the health and safety protocols only to drop 30 points in his return. It was arguably Butler’s best game of the season. Fantasy managers will see a host of players returning from the protocols, but most will struggle out of the gate. Proceed with caution.
  3. Be on the lookout for ways to improve your roster. Managers should know their team’s strengths and weaknesses and be looking to plug holes at this point in the season.
  4. The Utah Jazz have the best schedules of the week. They play four times with three of those coming on light schedule days.
  5. The San Antonio Spurs have the worst schedule featuring three games on high volume days.

Top ten streamers for Week 7 (rostered in under 50% of Yahoo Leagues)

Joe Ingles, Utah Jazz (40%), SG/SF

Ingles is a fantastic stream for assists and 3-pointers made. The veteran is a strong shooter than should chip in some rebounds and steals too.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 90 3 28.3 0.539 0.000 3.30 12.70 3.30 6.00 0.30 0.00 2.00
2020/21 Season 123 15 25.2 0.517 0.783 2.40 10.90 3.40 4.10 0.30 0.20 1.50

Dillon Brooks, Memphis Grizzlies (37%), SG/SF

Brooks should be owned in more leagues. He is averaging 15.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.4 steals, and 2.0 3-pointers made per game on the season. His field goal percentage is rough, but Brooks could help you win this week’s matchup.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 96 1 27.7 0.455 1.000 3.00 14.00 3.00 4.00 1.00 0.00 2.00
2020/21 Season 149 14 29.4 0.374 0.777 2.00 15.10 3.90 3.10 1.40 0.40 2.40

Gary Trent Jr., Portland Trail Blazers (32%), SG/SF

Trent Jr. has been on fire since entering the starting lineup. Expect points, threes, and over one steal per game as C.J. McCollum remains out.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 68 4 34.3 0.474 0.667 4.50 18.50 1.30 0.80 1.80 0.30 1.00
2020/21 Season 207 16 27.1 0.441 0.670 2.80 12.70 1.60 1.10 0.70 0.10 0.60

Josh Richardson, Dallas Mavericks (46%), SG/SF

Richardson is still working his way back after missing nine games in the league’s health and safety protocols. He played 35 minutes against the Suns on Saturday night, though. Find him on your waiver wire. Richardson should be a top 75 player the rest of the way.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 281 3 28.0 0.384 1.000 0.00 7.00 2.30 1.30 0.70 0.00 0.70
2020/21 Season 210 11 31.6 0.405 0.945 1.50 11.90 2.70 1.50 0.80 0.20 1.10

Justin Holiday, Indiana Pacers (39%), SG/SF

Holiday is an add for points, threes, and steals on strong percentages. The veteran has been a top 100 player in 9-cat leagues so far this season and plays four games this week.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 103 4 36.4 0.375 1.000 3.00 11.50 5.50 2.00 1.00 0.30 0.30
2020/21 Season 119 19 31.4 0.483 0.766 2.10 10.90 3.90 1.40 1.10 0.30 0.80

Alec Burks, New York Knicks (42%), SG/SF

Burks is a points and 3-pointers made streamer that ranks inside the top 100 for the season in 9-category leagues. Pick him up as the Knicks play four times in Week 7.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 144 3 24.7 0.429 0.796 2.00 11.30 5.70 1.00 1.30 0.00 1.00
2020/21 Season 98 8 27.1 0.420 0.810 2.30 14.50 4.80 2.10 0.90 0.50 1.50

Ricky Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves (47%), PG

Rubio provides elite assists and steals. His limited playing time has hurt the rest of his stat line, but add him for the two-category contributions alone.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 263 3 21.8 0.239 0.835 0.00 5.00 2.30 6.70 0.70 0.00 3.70
2020/21 Season 211 16 23.7 0.340 0.822 0.30 6.10 3.10 5.70 1.30 0.00 2.10

T.J. McConnell, Indiana Pacers (16%), PG/SG

McConnell provides elite assists and steals and is available in most leagues. Add him and win those two categories this week.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 104 4 24.2 0.556 0.000 0.30 5.30 3.50 7.80 1.30 0.50 1.50
2020/21 Season 138 16 20.7 0.517 0.316 0.10 4.10 3.20 5.80 1.70 0.10 1.40

P.J. Tucker, Houston Rockets (17%), PF/C

It has been a rough season so far, but expect Tucker to produce plenty of rebounds, steals, and threes moving forward.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 264 3 30.2 0.272 0.493 0.00 2.30 3.70 0.70 1.00 0.70 0.30
2020/21 Season 176 18 31.3 0.453 0.778 1.00 5.30 4.60 1.30 0.90 0.80 1.10

Thaddeus Young, Chicago Bulls (24%), PF

Young is always a strong source of rebounds and steals, but he has increased his assists this season. The veteran could sway all three categories in your matchup this week.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 48 2 30.1 0.524 0.500 0.00 12.00 10.00 10.00 1.00 0.50 1.50
2020/21 Season 124 14 24.6 0.561 0.522 0.30 10.10 5.20 4.10 1.10 0.40 1.90

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 7 slate and a look ahead to Week 8.

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 this week.

Back-to-backs

Tuesday-Thursday pseudo

Memphis Grizzlies

Dillon Brooks (37%): Points, threes, and steals add.

Tyus Jones (6%): Assists streamer.

Portland Trail Blazers

Gary Trent Jr. (32%): He is starting with C.J. McCollum out. Trent Jr. has averaged 21.0 points and 5.0 3-pointers made per game over his three starts thus far.

Utah Jazz

Joe Ingles (40%): Assists and threes streamer.

Royce O’Neale (24%): Rebounds and 3-pointers made add.

Derrick Favors (8%): Blocks target.

Golden State Warriors

No recommended streamers.

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