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2019-20 Fantasy Basketball Week 16 Weekly Planner

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Welcome to the 2019-20 Fantasy Basketball Week 16 Weekly Planner!

Each week, I’ll review which teams play favorable or unfavorable schedules and weekly streamers and weekly streamers and sits.

Streamers will focus on players with 50% or less ownership. And hey, if they play well, they might find a permanent spot on your roster.

2019-20 Fantasy Basketball Week 16 Weekly Planner

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Positional eligibility and ownership % ‘s will be based on Yahoo numbers. Week 16 will cover February 3 to February 9.

Weekly Schedule (February 3 to February 9)

Four games: ATL, BOS, DAL, DET, HOU, IND, LAC, MEM, MIA, NYK, ORL, PHI, PHX, POR, SAS

Three games: BKN, CHA, CLE, DEN, GSW, LAL, MIL, MIN, NOP, OKC, SAC, TOR, UTA, WAS

Two games: CHI

Team With Favorable Week 16 Matchups

Los Angeles Lakers

I know I’m being Captain Obvious by saying start your players on a championship-caliber team. The Lakers remain the average favorites at a price of +248 according to SportsBettingDime.

But the Lakers should have explosive games against the Spurs, Rockets, and Warriors.

The Spurs and Warrior are terrible defensively. The Spurs have a 111.7 defensive rating and is allowing 45 Fantasy points to all positions. The Warriors have a dismal 112.0 defensive rating and is allowing 46.4 Fantasy points.

The Rockets are the best defense the Lakers will face in Week 16. But they are allowing a ton of Fantasy points (46) per game to everyone.

Let the NBA Final favorites carry you to victory in Week 16.

Team With Unfavorable Week 16 Matchups

Toronto Raptors

The Raptors face against the Pacers twice in a row in Week 16. The Pacers have a 107.5 defensive rating and only allow 21.1 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 4.5 assists to all positions this season.

Don’t expect huge games from your Raptors starters against the Pacers, especially in their second match against each other.

Starts For The Week

Ivica Zubac, Los Angeles Clippers, C (22%)

Zubac isn’t going to score a huge amount but will score a decent amount while adding rebounds and assists.

Zubac will be facing the Spurs, Heat, Timberwolves, and Cavaliers in Week 16. Each matchup should play into the strength of Zubac.

Against the Spurs this season, Zubac averages 9.7 points, five rebounds, and one assist. The Spurs have allowed 20.2 points, 15.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists to centers per game. Zubac has a shot at a double-double against San Antonio.

Zubac didn’t do well scoring last time against the Heat; he scored only four points. Zubac did have eight rebounds against Miami. The Heat is allowing 20.6 points, and 14.5 rebounds to centers this season. Maybe, he scores enough to compliment the number of rebounds he’ll pull down in his next game against Miami.

Karl-Anthony Towns has given up on playing defense, so Zubac will walk to the rim for easy buckets. I expect a huge game against the Timberwolves.

The cherry on top of Zubac’s Week 16 is the Cleveland Cavaliers. In his previous game against the Cavaliers, Zubac scored 12 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and dished out two assists. Cleveland is allowing 20.2 points, 15.2 rebounds, and 3.8 assists to centers.

Daniel Theis, Boston Celtics, PF/C (46%)

In his previous five games, Theis averaged 12 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, shot 64.1 percent from the field.

In January, Theis averaged 10.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.1 assists.

Theis is on a hot streak and will continue that streak in Week 16 against the Hawks, and Magic.

Theis will face off against the Hawks twice. In his last game against Atlanta, Theis provided 14 points, six rebounds, and two assists.

The last time Theis faced the Magic, he walked away with 16 points, six rebounds, and four assists.

With his recent success against the Hawks and Magic and his current hot streak makes Theis a great streaming option.

Sits For The Week

Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers, PF/C (94%)

Welcome back, Welcome back, Welcome back. Turner is making his second appearance in the sit section of the weekly planner.

The Pacers have two matchups against the Raptors, who have an impressive 104.4 defensive rating (second-best in the NBA).

Tough matchups aren’t the only reason to sit Turner. He just hasn’t been playing well. In his previous five games, Turner averaged 7.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 0.4 assists. Turner has accepted his role in the Pacers offense as the second post option. The second post option in the Pacers offense isn’t a great option for Fantasy owners.

Lonzo Ball, New Orleans Pelicans, PG (86%)

Speaking of repeat, let’s welcome back Ball to the sit section of the weekly planner.

Ball is an on-and-off-again scorer and can only be counted on for assists and rebounds (sometimes not even rebounds). He has 17 games with fewer than nine points, and 15 games with fewer than four rebounds.

If you think that is bad, Ball is shooting 30.4 percent from the field in his previous five games.

His road trip against the Eastern Conference in Week 16 is bad news for Ball. Against the Eastern Conference, Ball averages 9.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 6.3 assists. His rebounding and assist numbers seem great until you realize that his numbers decrease on the road.

Avoid Ball this week and insert him back in the starting lineup in Week 17.


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About Travis Argo

I'm a die hard fan of teams that constantly disappointment me every season. So, I write about fantasy sports to forget my sorrows. That's hard sometimes because I'm a Pacers correspondent for Fantasypros.com. I also recently graduated with honors from UNCC. Go Niners...I guess.

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