Welcome to the 2019-20 Fantasy Basketball Week 21 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 21 Weekly Planner
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Positional eligibility and ownership % ‘s will be based on Yahoo numbers. Week 21 will cover March 9 to March 15.
Weekly Schedule (March 9 to March 15)
Four games: BOS, BKN, CHA, CHI, DEN, UTA
Three games: ATL, CLE, DAL, GSW, HOU, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIL, MIN, NOP, NYK, OKC, ORL, POR, SAS, WAS
Two games: DET, IND, PHI, PHX, SAC, TOR
Teams With Favorable Matchups
The Magic have a cakewalk in Week 21 against Memphis, Chicago, and Charlotte.
The Grizzlies are allowing 113.7 points per game, and allowing a 46.8 field goal percentage to opponents this season. In their previous matchup against Orlando, they let the Magic score 118 points.
The Bulls’ defense only causes irritation when Jim Boylen calls a pointless late-game timeout.
The Hornets have a terrible 112.5 defensive rating and haven’t played defense since the All-Star break.
Start all Magic Players
February was a short month, but we still got PLENTY of blocks in. 🚫😤
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) March 3, 2020
The Hawks are playing defenses that are just as bad as them in Week 21 (Charlotte, New York, and Cleveland).
I’m pretty sure I mentioned that Charlotte’s defense is terrible, but if I didn’t let me reiterate that they are bad. The Hawks scored 122 points against the Hornets in their last game.
Speaking of bad defenses, the Knicks have allowed the Hawks to walk all over them (as long as they don’t walk through the employee entrance). Atlanta has scored 140 or more points in each game against the Knicks this season.
Teams With Unfavorable Matchups
The Pacers have only two games in Week 21, and both are against two defensive juggernauts, Philadelphia and Boston.
The Sixers have one of the best home records in the NBA (28-2) and can’t see Indiana disrupting it.
🔵 Career-high 29 points
🔵 Five three pointers
🔵 10 rebounds
— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) March 5, 2020
The Pistons have won only one game in their previous ten games, and their Week 21 opponents Toronto and Philadelphia are going to destroy this already broken Detroit team.
Fantasy owners can only count on Christian Wood.
Starts For The Week
Cedi Osman, Cleveland Cavaliers, SF/PF (21%)
The Cavaliers are riddled with injuries in both the back and frontcourt, Darius Garland (strained groin), Tristan Thompson (knee), and Kevin Porter Jr. (Concussion). Cedi Osman will be Cleveland’s utility player until the rest of the team gets healthy.
Osman is averaging 10.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.4 assists for the season. He is coming off two back-to-back games with double-digit points, five rebounds, and five or more three-pointers attempted in this new utility role. His matchups against the Hawks and Hornets will provide plenty of scoring opportunities.
The Hawks allow the most fantasy points to small forwards, 23.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game.
I’m starting to feel like Austin Powers talking to Will Ferrell’s character in The Spy Who Shagged Me. Do I really need to tell you three or more times how bad the Hornets defense is?
Mo Bamba, Orlando Magic, C (8%)
Mo Bamba Jonathan Isaac
Being John Collins’ Dad pic.twitter.com/Ak06w4Oa4B
— Ethan ⚜️ (@JortsEthan) February 27, 2020
This may be the only time Fantasy owners can use the seven-footer with confidence this season.
As previously mentioned, the Magic have some great matchups in Week 21, and each one of them is terrible at defending centers
Memphis allows 21.1 points and 15.4 rebounds per game to centers this season.
Chicago allows the third-most fantasy points to centers, 23.1 points and 15.4 rebounds per game.
Charlotte allows the fourth-most fantasy points to centers, 22.1 points and 16.5 rebounds per game.
If you’re looking for someone who could add some double-doubles in Week 21, Bamba is your guy.
Sits For The Weeks
Joe Harris, Brooklyn Nets, SG/SF (64%)
Harris has two bad matchups in Week 21, the Lakers and Clippers.
The Lakers are third in defensive rating in the NBA, and allow the second-fewest fantasy points to shooting guards. The last time Harris faced the Lakers, he only scored six points.
The Clippers have the fifth-best defensive rating, and Harris will either be guarded by Kawhi Leonard or Paul George throughout that game.
Start Harris against Golden State, but sit him against the two Los Angeles teams.
Joe Ingles, Utah Jazz, SG/SF (64%)
JUST IN: The Jazz have now decided to instead remove Joe Ingles from the lineup, instead of Mike Conley Jr., league sources tell @ShamsCharania and @Tjonesonthenba. Story developing with more details to come shortly. https://t.co/wl25hpGfAM
— The Athletic NBA (@TheAthleticNBA) February 26, 2020
Joe Ingles has been playing like an average Joe, which is why he is the second Joe to earn a spot on the sit list.
In his previous ten games, Ingles averaged only 6.3 points, and his games against the Thunder and Raptors are not going to improve that average.
The Thunder’s defense is going to swarm Ingles and prevent him from scoring or dishing out the ball. They’ve only allowed 21 points and 4.3 assists to guards this season.
Toronto is the second-ranked team in defensive rating. Ingles scored only six points and dished out three assists in the previous game. For his career, Ingles averages 6.5 points and 3.2 assists against the Raptors. So, it’s safe to say he’ll only walk away with six points and three assists.
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