Week 7 Back-to-Back's
Tue/Wed: HOU, MEM, ORL, UTA
Wed/Thu: ATL, CHI, LAC, NYK
Thu/Fri: OKC, PHI
Fri/Sat: BOS, CHA, DET, GSW, IND, LAL, MIL, NOR, POR, SAS, WAS
Total Games Per Day
Monday: 9 games
Tuesday: 6 games
Wednesday: 10 games
Thursday: 4 games (PHI@BKN, ATL@OKC, LAC@CHI & NYK@SAC)
Friday: 11 games
Saturday: 9 games
Sunday: 4 games (MIN@PHX, MEM@MIA, PHI@TOR & UTA@OKC)
Cleveland and Denver play only 2 games on Tuesday and Friday, while Sacramento plays 2 games on Tuesday and Thursday, making it hard to stream anyone there.
The rest of the league, however, will be very busy this week, so streamers like us need to double-check our schedules – there's nothing more humiliating than adding a player when you can't even play them!
Seriously, make sure you're planning ahead this week, if you wait until the weekend this time, you might be out of both options and luck – Friday and Saturday see 11 and 9 games respectively, while Sunday only has 4.
Adding players for Friday and Saturday may be difficult if you have full lineups already, and with only 4 games Sunday, and no Sat/Sun B2B's, there just isn't a lot of options on the wire.
Back-to-Back Streaming Candidates
Portland kicks the week off with a Mon/Tue B2B, but there isn't much to look at. Allen Crabbe (2%) can chip in some threes and points, and has been shooting well recently, but I personally need to see more productive games before I trust him as a streamer. If you got nothing to lose he is worth a look, though.
Matt Barnes (15%) has been producing well off the bench for the Grizzlies – he looks like a good fit for Memphis. Zach Randolph's return cut into his recent bump in value, to be sure, but he offers some sneaky production with 1.2 threes, 1.1 steals, 4.1 rebounds and 8.1 points without really hurting any of your other categories much.
Mario Chalmers (12%) is a high-risk, high-reward type guy that has the opportunity to get his shot going any given night. Additionally, Memphis plays 2 more games this week on Friday and Saturday.
Trevor Booker (11%) has been in and out of value as Utah tries to figure out their lineup without Gobert. He is a guy to watch for sure, but for now he is a high-risk play, his ceiling is a strong double-double with good percentages, his floor is 2 points and 2 rebounds against Orlando on the 3rd.
Thabo Sefolosha (17%) has kept his production going after returning from injury. He remains a starter over Bazemore and has been playing more than his 25.1 minutes per-game average. The scoring comes and goes, but 5.1 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 0.7 blocks are a welcome line from a SG – he might even get a three at 0.8 on the season. Atlanta also plays Saturday, so they get all 3 of their games over a span of 4 days, a noteworthy schedule for a streamer.
Dion Waiters (18%) He has been reliable as a 1-steal and 1-three a game guy, the rest is popcorn stats. He's worth a look if you can take a hit to your FG%. OKC also plays games on Thursday and Sunday in which there are only 4 games played on each.
The recent return of Tony Wroten (19%) and the nearing return of Kendall Marshall (1%) (supposedly Thursday) makes TJ McConnell (20%) and Isaiah Canaan (25%) much less attractive options from here on out. However, since they are both returning from serious injury, you can keep tabs on these guys for another week or so.
Evan Turner (21%) continues to produce, albeit in his usual inefficient ways. Besides being fairly reliable in steals at 1.1 per game, the rest is popcorn stats. He is shooting well under his average of 41.3% lately, does not hit the three, and averages close to 2 TO's a game. If you can take a hit in those categories, Turner has decent value. Also, R.J. Hunter limped off the practice court early Sunday, likely giving Turner that many more minutes.
Festus Ezeli (19%) sees about the same stats regardless of Bogut's status, and has locked himself in the rotation. He never strays too far from his averages of 6.5 rebounds, 8.1 points on 55.5% shooting and 1.4 blocks. His FT% is a terrible 54.9% but he only attempts 3.4 per game. He is one of only a few reliable big men on the wire so far this year.
Mahinmi (23%) and Jordan Hill (20%) are essentially splitting minutes, and value, until Myles Turner comes back. Hill has said his back problems are getting much better, so he may return to the value he saw last year for the Lakers. Hill has a better FT% though they are both on low volume, and he is more of a double-double threat than Mahinmi is because he is more of a scoring threat, while Mahinmi is a much better shot-blocker at 1.4 on the season. Hill averages 0.8 steals, while Mahinmi gets a solid 1.0, so those are both nice for bigs.
High Risk / High Reward
These guys either have questionable roles still at this point, or are just really streaky.
Alex Len 19% ownership
Len is not as consistent as Ezeli, though can produce in similar fashion. His minutes can disappear based on the matchup, but as long as Tyson Chandler sits with a hamstring injury, Len can be a sneaky option. If Len isn't getting the minutes then Mirza Teletovic (13%) usually gets the green light to launch threes, likely in a much more uptempo paced game. Phoenix plays 4 games without a B2B.
Gerald Green 15% ownership
Green has got some ugly stats, but he has a (small) chance to blow up every night in Miami, but mostly just for threes and points. Miami plays 4 games without a B2B.