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2019-20 Fantasy Basketball Week 17 Weekly Planner

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Welcome to the 2019-20 Fantasy Basketball Week 17 Weekly Planner!

The NBA Trade Deadline is today and after Clint Capela was traded from the Houston Rockets to the Atlanta Hawks last night, D’Angelo Russell was just traded by the Golden State Warriors to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Andrew Wiggins!

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 17 Weekly Planner

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Positional eligibility and ownership % ‘s will be based on Yahoo numbers. Week 17 will cover February 10 to February 16.

Weekly Schedule (February 10 to February 16)

Two games: ATL, BOS, BKN, CHA, DAL, DEN, DET, GSW, IND, LAC, LAL, MIA, MIL, MIN, NOP, OKC, ORL, PHX, POR, SAC, SAS, TOR, UTA, WAS

One game: CHI, CLE, HOU, MEM, NYK, PHI

Starts Of The Week

Trevor Ariza, Portland Trailblazers, SG/SF (20%)

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The Trailblazers have been winning quite a few games with Trevor Ariza in the starting lineup (it could also be Damian Lillard‘s crazy scoring run). Ariza should be a great streamer for Fantasy owners on Portland’s away games right before the All-Star break.

Ariza is better on the road than at home, he is averaging 7.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.6 assists this season. Ariza’s Week 17 opponents, New Orleans and Memphis will feel his three-point scoring wrath.

Against Memphis this season, Ariza is averaging nine points, eight rebounds, and 1.5 assists. For his career against the Grizzlies, Ariza averaged 10.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.3 assists. The Grizzlies have struggled with small forwards this season. They’ve allowed 22.1 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game to small forwards. It also helps that the Grizzlies are terrible at defending at the three-point range.

Memphis is allowing opponents to shoot 36.9 percent from three-point range for the season, and they’ve allowed opponents to shoot 39.5 percent in their three previous games.

Ariza has better career numbers against the Pelicans.

Against New Orleans, Ariza averaged 11 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 2.3 assists for this career. The Pelicans are slightly better at preventing small forwards from scoring than Memphis, but they are worse at preventing rebounds and assists. The Pelicans have allowed 21.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 3.9 assists to small forwards this season. They too are allowing opponents to score from three, 35.6 percent from three-point range.

Malik Beasley, Minnesota Timberwolves, PG/SG (20%)

I don’t want to repeat myself too much, so read this to find out why you should add Beasley.

Minnesota will face off against the Raptors and Hornets in Week 17. For his career, Beasley has averaged 15.8 minutes, 5.8 points, two rebounds, and 0.8 assists against Charlotte; and he averaged 18 minutes, 9.3 points, three rebounds, and 0.7 assists to Toronto. His numbers against them should increase since he’ll be in the Timberwolves starting lineup.

As a starter, Beasley is averaging 16 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.6 assists for this career. He will become a permanent fixture on your roster.

Sits For The Week

DeAndre Jordan, Brooklyn Nets, C (67%)

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Jordan is quickly becoming a drop candidate. He has 31 games with fewer than nine points this season. He isn’t showing any signs of improving with his recent play.

In his last five games, Jordan averaged 20.2 minutes, 7.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, and two assists. He only attempted 3.6 field goals per game in those five games. That kind of production is not going to help Fantasy owners, especially when you consider Jordan will be facing off against the Pacers and Raptors.

Indiana is a solid defensive team with a respectable 107.8 defensive rating. Now that the Pacers have seemed to have found their groove again, Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis will destroy Jordan. He will get his rebounds, but he is not going to get any buckets and he’ll struggle more against the Raptors.

Toronto is second in defensive rating in the NBA with a 104.6 rating. The Raptors annihilate centers, they’ve allowed 18.8 points, 15.3 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game to centers.

Keep in mind that Jordan is dealing with a finger injury, so he could easily re-injure it fighting for boards.

Dejounte Murray, San Antonio Spurs, PG (76%)

Murray showed some promise at the beginning of the season but has started to struggle recently.

In his previous five games, Murray averaged 8.2 points, five rebounds, 2.4 assists. He has 22 games with fewer than nine points this season. The Spurs will be at the tail end of their rodeo road trip in Week 17 which is bad news for Murray owners.

On the road this season, he is averaging nine points, 4.8 rebounds, and 3.3 assists this season. His Week 17 opponents (Denver and Oklahoma City) have caused him problems in the past.

Against the Nuggets for his career, Murray has averaged 8.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 3.1 assists. Plus, the Nuggets have only allowed 21.7 points and 5.6 rebounds to point guards.

Against the Thunder for his career, Murray has averaged seven points, 4.3 rebounds, and two assists.

When you add Murray’s recent struggles with two road games against two tough opponents, it’s all ingredients for a disaster.


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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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