Fantasy Basketball Week 9 Schedule Preview (Monday-Thursday)

Fantasy basketball managers in head-to-head leagues are always searching for a games played advantage, and here's how you can make it happen in week 9.

Fantasy basketball managers are gearing up for Week 9. It is hard to believe that much of the season is gone already. All-Star voting ends Tuesday and the game is three weeks away. The races in fantasy should be heating up.

One way to gain an advantage in head-to-head leagues is to maximize games played. Today, we will use the Advanced Schedule Grid to do just that.

Teams that play four times (19)

Hawks, Celtics, Nets, Bulls, Nuggets, Pistons, Warriors, Rockets, Clippers, Heat, Bucks, Timberwolves, Pelicans, Knicks, Sixers, Kings, Raptors, Grizzlies, Thunder.

Teams that play three times (10)

Hornets, Cavaliers, Pacers, Lakers, Magic, Suns, Trail Blazers, Spurs, Jazz, Wizards.

Team that plays twice (1)

Mavericks.

Fantasy basketball talking points

  1. Only three weeks remain in the first half of the schedule, so fantasy managers should be looking to solidify their rosters. Now is the time to make a trade or add pieces to make a push for the title.
  2. Be sure to stay on top of the news. The NBA has rescheduled some games and COVID issues could pop up at any moment. Be on your toes.
  3. Nerlens Noel (52 percent rostered) does not qualify for streaming, but is available in a ton of leagues. He produces outstanding steals and blocks, plus should be in line for more minutes with Mitchell Robinson out.
  4. The Brooklyn Nets and the Sacramento Kings have the best schedule of the week as they play four times and avoid the two heaviest schedule days.
  5. The Dallas Mavericks have the worst slate. It features two games both on the days with double-digit contests.

Top streaming options for Week 9 (rostered in under 50% of Yahoo Leagues)

Dillon Brooks, Memphis Grizzlies (43%), SG/SF

Brooks averages 15.4 points, 2.0 3-pointers, and 1.3 steals per game on the season. His steal might drop, but the 25-year-old will pile on the points and threes. Add him all leagues.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 94 3 32.5 0.457 0.504 3.30 18.00 2.30 2.70 1.30 0.70 2.70
2020/21 Season 165 21 29.3 0.387 0.760 2.00 15.40 3.40 2.70 1.30 0.40 2.20

Tyus Jones, Memphis Grizzlies (10%), PG

Jones averages 5.6 assists and 1.3 steals per game on the year. He could help fantasy managers win both categories in Week 9.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 204 3 20.7 0.381 0.752 1.00 7.30 2.00 4.30 1.00 0.00 1.70
2020/21 Season 138 21 24.6 0.443 0.774 0.80 8.70 2.80 5.60 1.30 0.10 1.00

Patrick Williams, Chicago Bulls (25%), SF/PF

Williams has played over 30 minutes per game in six straight as the Bulls deal with injuries. This season in the 11 games where he has played over 30 minutes, the rookie averages 12.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.1 steals, and 0.8 blocks. Now is the time to pick up Williams.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 215 3 35.0 0.264 0.700 1.00 6.70 5.00 1.00 0.70 1.00 1.30
2020/21 Season 183 24 27.7 0.459 0.788 0.90 10.00 4.40 1.00 0.80 0.70 1.50

Kelly Olynyk, Miami Heat (44%), PF/C

Olynyk ranks 104th in 9-cat leagues in per-game value this season. He contributes across the board and does not hurt fantasy managers anywhere.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 123 4 29.8 0.474 0.400 2.50 12.00 7.80 1.00 0.50 0.80 0.80
2020/21 Season 110 25 26.9 0.435 0.667 2.30 10.30 6.00 2.00 0.80 0.70 1.30

Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers (21%), SG/SF

Green is averaging 1.1 steals, 0.7 blocks, and 2.2 3-pointers made per game on the season. His numbers are not flashy, but make him a standard league contributor in 9-cat leagues.

TYPE R# GP MPG FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Last 7 Days 184 3 29.9 0.466 1.000 1.00 6.30 4.30 0.00 1.30 0.30 1.70
2020/21 Season 142 27 28.3 0.400 0.712 2.20 8.70 3.70 1.80 1.10 0.70 1.30

Daily streaming options

Wednesday features 11 games making it almost impossible to stream someone into your lineup. The other days to start the week should be open.

Back-to-backs

Monday-Tuesday

Brooklyn Nets

Jeff Green (26%): Deeper league 3-pointers made and rebounds streamer.

Tuesday-Thursday pseudo

Brooklyn Nets

Listed under Monday-Tuesday.

Milwaukee Bucks

No recommended streamers.

Toronto Raptors

No recommended steamers.

Los Angeles Lakers

Kyle Kuzma (39%): Points and rebounds add.

Marc Gasol (19%): Blocks streamer.

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