Fantasy Basketball Waivers and Streamers Week 20
Week 19 is quickly coming to a close, which means it's time to prep for your Week 20 Fantasy Basketball Dynasty Points matchup! We have everything you need in this article including: Games Played, Back-to-Back Games, Headline News, Top Fantasy Basketball Streamers, and Waiver Wire Pickups. We advise you to BOOKMARK this article and refer back to it whenever you need to stream a player OR to see which teams play on back-to-back days. This article is an AWESOME tool for all your fantasy basketball needs in Week 20.
Week 20 Schedule: Games Played
4 Games: BOS, BKN, CHI, CLE, DAL, HOU, IND, MEM, MIA, MIL, MIN, NOP, NYK, OKC, ORL, POR, SAC, SAS, UTA, WAS
3 Games: ATL, CHA, DEN, DET, GSW, LAC, LAL, PHI, PHX, TOR
2 Games: N/A
Week 20 Schedule: Back-to-Back Games
Tues-Wed: BKN, BOS, MIN, NOP, OKC, WAS
Fri-Sat: ATL, MEM, POR, UTA
Sat-Sun: CLE, DET, HOU, SAC
Sun-Mon (Week 21): MIL, TOR
Before we dive into the streaming chart, let's take a look at notable headlines from Week 19:
Stephen Curry will return to action on Sunday against the Wizards
Clint Capela may be able to return by mid-March
Malik Monk has been suspended for violating the league's anti-drug policy
Christian Wood moved into the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. Denver
Brandon Clarke will miss at least the next two weeks with a right quad injury
The following list of players are ALL owned in UNDER 50% of Yahoo, ESPN, and Fantrax leagues.
Please Note: We have a column labeled "Th", which highlights players who play on a slow game day this week.
Top 10 Widely Available
Points League Streamers
1. Gorgui Dieng
2. Dillon Brooks
3. PJ Washington
4. Darius Garland
5. James Johnson
6. Taurean Prince
7. Cedi Osman
8. Troy Brown Jr.
9. Josh Jackson
10. Dorian Finney-Smith
Waiver Wire Pickups
Let's get to the players you should consider picking up if they are available in your league: Gorgui Dieng is the last big man standing in Memphis following the injuries to Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke. He is set to take on a HUGE role over the next few weeks and should be owned EVERYWHERE. Dieng has provided Top 50 value over the past week averaging 12.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals, and 1.7 blocks. Shake Milton has started in place of Ben Simmons over the past three games. In those three games, he is averaging 15.8 points, 3.8 three-pointers, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 block. He's worth starting in ALL leagues while Simmons is sidelined. I have pounded the table all year long for Damion Lee to be universally owned. He's had no competition for minutes at the shooting guard position all season. Over the past week, Lee is averaging 17 points, 3.7 three-pointers, 5.3 rebounds, 4 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.7 blocks. The return of Stephen Curry will inevitably eat into Lee's production, but he should still provide Top 150 value for the rest of the season. James Johnson has been providing Top 75 value since the All-Star break. Over the past week, Johnson has averaged 13 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1 steals, and 2 blocks. He should be owned in ALL leagues as an ELITE 3&D specialist. Shabazz Napier finally took the starting job away from Ish Smith last Wednesday and produced 9 points, 1 three-pointer, 1 rebound, 5 assists, and 2 steals. The results weren't spectacular, but as long as he's starting, he should be owned in both points and category 12-team leagues. With Kevin Porter Jr. on the verge of being unleashed, it's time to pick him up in ALL category leagues and deep points leagues. He has the potential to provide owners with solid points, three-pointers, rebounds, assists, and steals for the rest of the season. Another big man taking advantage of multiple injuries is Harry Giles III. He has been a great resource for points, rebounds, and field-goal percentage. Over the past week, Giles III has averaged 15.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 2.3 assists while shooting 60% from the field. Give him a look in 14-plus team category leagues while Richaun Holmes and Marvin Bagley III are on the sidelines. Kent Bazemore has always been capable of providing low-end across-the-board stats, and he's been getting heavy minutes lately. Give him a look if you need a little bit of everything in category leagues. Justin Holiday makes my streamer's list EVERY SINGLE WEEK for his 3&D stats. Lately, he's been providing Top 100 value averaging 11.3 points, 2.8 three-pointers, 1.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 steals, and 0.8 blocks while shooting 48% from the field. Ride the wave. Lastly, Furkan Korkmaz is another Philadelphia 76ers guard taking full advantage of the absence of Ben Simmons. He is a three-point specialist who contributes low-end points, rebounds, and assists.
The following players are producing Top 100 value over the past month. Consider adding these players while they're hot!
Shake Milton (Top 25)
Jordan McLaughlin (Top 25)
Derrick Jones Jr. (Top 50)
James Johnson (Top 50)
Maxi Kleber (Top 50)
Kelly Olynyk (Top 50)
Gorgui Dieng (Top 50)
Royce O'Neale (Top 75)
Shabazz Napier (Top 75)
Justin Holiday (Top 75)
Chris Boucher (Top 75)
Nicolo Melli (Top 75)
Dorian Finney-Smith (Top 75)
Nerlens Noel (Top 75)
Deep League Waiver Wire Adds
(Players owned in UNDER 20% of Yahoo Leagues)
Kyle Anderson (18%), Dorian Finney-Smith (14%), De'Anthony Melton (8%), Donte DiVincenzo (15%), Justin Holiday (15%), Josh Okogie (5%), Moe Harkless (3%), Troy Brown Jr. (15%), Juancho Hernangomez (17%), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (9%), Garrett Temple (7%), Derrick Jones Jr. (7%), Landry Shamet (14%), Andre Iguodala (5%), Royce O'Neale (5%), Cody Martin (1%), Furkan Korkmaz (11%), Gary Trent Jr. (7%), Mo Bamba (7%), D.J. Augustin (19%)
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God bless you and let's win Week 20 together!
Jacob W. Dunne
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