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The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: Week 21

by David Leggieri
Updated On: March 7, 2020, 5:40 pm ET

ICYMI, here are several notable columns written by the Rotoworld Hoops crew throughout the week:

Michael Gallagher and Jonas Nader go deep into the waiver wire for potential additions.

Matt Stroup looks at players who contribute a lot outside of scoring.

Ryan Knaus evaluates each team's remaining strength of schedule for fantasy purposes.

Tommy Beer analyzes the recent play of a few Knicks and one certain former Knick.

Dr. A presents a few buy-low and sell-high options.

Lastly, check out our injury report for details on the injuries around the league.

Now, here's the Week 21 slate!

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Week 21 Schedule: Games Played

4 games: BOS, BKN, CHA, CHI, DEN, UTA

3 games: ATL, CLE, DAL, GSW, HOU, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIL, MIN, NOP, NYK, OKC, ORL, POR, SAS, WIZ

2 games: DET, IND, PHI, PHX, SAC, TOR

Most teams play three games, but those teams with just two are in for a tough week. The Raptors play Monday and then are off until Saturday, for example. 

NBA Streaming Schedule

Monday (3 games): Raptors @ Jazz, Bucks @ Nuggets, Hornets @ Hawks

Tuesday (9 games): Knicks @ Wizards, Mavs @ Spurs, Suns @ Blazers, Magic @ Grizzlies, Nets @ Lakers, Celtics @ Pacers, Wolves @ Rockets, Clippers @ Warriors, Cavs @ Bulls

Wednesday (6 games): Pelicans @ Kings, Pistons @ 76ers, Jazz @ Thunder, Hornets @ Heat, Nuggets @ Mavs, Knicks @ Hawks

Thursday (5 games): Grizzlies @ Blazers, Bulls @ Magic, Celtics @ Bucks, Rockets @ Lakers, Nets @ Warriors

Friday (7 games): Pelicans @ Jazz, Nuggets @ Spurs, Wolves @ Thunder, Knicks @ Heat, Nets @ Clippers, Cavs @ Hornets, Wizards @ Celtics

Saturday (9 games): Grizzlies @ Jazz, Pistons @ Raptors, Wolves @ Spurs, Pacers @ 76ers, Warriors @ Bucks, Bulls @ Heat, Pelicans @ Clippers, Suns @ Max, Cavs @ Hawks

Sunday (6 games): Thunder @ Wizards, Nets @ Kings, Rockets @ Blazers, Hornets @ Magic, Nuggets @ Lakers, Celtics @ Bulls

Back-to-backs

Sunday (3/08)-Monday: Raptors, Bucks

Monday-Tuesday: none

Tuesday-Wednesday: Knicks, Mavs

Wednesday-Thursday: none

Thursday-Friday: Celtics, Nets

Friday-Saturday: Heat, Jazz, Spurs, Clippers, Pelicans, Wolves, Cavs

Saturday-Sunday: Bulls

Sunday-Monday (3/16): Wizards, Lakers

Possible rest candidates: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kristaps Porzingis, Luka Doncic, Mike Conley, Kawhi Leonard, Zion Williamson, D'Angelo Russell, Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson

Some of these guys are more likely to sit than others, but most, if not all, of them have been dealing with nagging injuries of late and could see their teams give them a night off.

Three games in four days

Monday-Thursday: none

Tuesday-Friday: Knicks, Nets, Celtics

Wednesday-Saturday: Heat, Pelicans, Jazz

Thursday-Sunday: Bulls, Celtics, Nets

Daily Streaming Options

Most nights this week aren't as full as usual, so I chose to focus on the four lightest days of the slate for streaming purposes. As always, all players are owned in 50% or fewer of Yahoo! Leagues. Check out Michael Gallagher and Jonas Nader for even more waiver options.

Monday (3 games)

Players to stream: Chris Boucher, Terence Davis, Jordan Clarkson, Royce O’Neale, Tony Bradley, Donte DiVincenzo, Marvin Williams, George Hill, Wesley Matthews, Gary Harris, Jerami Grant, Monte Morris, Mason Plumlee, P.J. Washington, Cody Zeller, Cody Martin, Willy Hernangomez, Dewayne Dedmon, De’Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish

Wednesday (6 games)

Players to stream: Josh Hart, Kent Bazemore, Alex Len, Harry Giles, Brandon Knight, Jordan McRae, Langston Galloway, Svi Mykhailiuk, John Henson, Alec Burks, Glenn Robinson III, Furkan Korkmaz, Mike Scott, Jordan Clarkson, Nerlens Noel, P.J. Washington, Cody Martin, Willy Hernangomez, Jae Crowder, Derrick Jones Jr., Gary Harris, Jerami Grant, Monte Morris, Maxi Kleber, Seth Curry, Delon Wright, Bobby Portis, Dewayne Dedmon, De’Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish

Thursday (5 games)

Players to stream: Dillon Brooks, Josh Jackson, De’Anthony Melton, Tyus Jones, Trevor Ariza, Gary Trent Jr., Denzel Valentine, Shaquille Harrison, Enes Kanter, Robert Williams, Donte DiVincenzo, Marvin Williams, George Hill, Wesley Matthews, Eric Gordon, Danuel House, Danny Green, JaVale McGee, Rajon Rondo, Taurean Prince, Chris Chiozza, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Eric Paschall, Damion Lee, Jordan Poole, Mychal Mulder

Sunday (6 games)

Players to stream: Nerlens Noel, Shabazz Napier, Troy Brown Jr., Jerome Robinson, Taurean Prince, Chris Chiozza, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Kent Bazemore, Alex Len, Harry Giles, Eric Gordon, Danuel House, Trevor Ariza, Gary Trent Jr., P.J. Washington, Cody Martin, Willy Hernangomez, D.J. Augustin, James Ennis, Michael Carter-Williams, Gary Harris, Jerami Grant, Monte Morris, Danny Green, JaVale McGee, Rajon Rondo, Enes Kanter, Robert Williams, Denzel Valentine, Shaq Harrison

 

Hit me up on Twitter (@legsanity) with any questions about fantasy hoops or the NBA in general. Good luck in either the fantasy playoffs or the final weeks of your regular seasons!