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2019-20 Fantasy Basketball Week 4 Weekly Planner

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Welcome to the 2019-20 Fantasy Basketball Week 4 Weekly Planner!

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

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

2019-20 Fantasy Basketball Week 4 Weekly Planner

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Positional eligibility and ownership %’s will be based on Yahoo numbers. Week 4 will cover November 11th to November 17th.

Weekly Schedule (November 11th to November 17th)

Four games: ATL, BOS, GSW, HOU, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIN, NOP, PHI, SAS

Three games: BKN, CHA, CHI, CLE, DAL, DEN, DET, IND, MIA, NYK, ORL, POR, SAC, TOR, UTA, WAS

Two games: MIL, OKC, PHX

Pickups/Starts for the Week

Jabari Parker, Atlanta Hawks, SF/PF (47%)

The no-brainer pick-up of the week. Run, don’t walk, to pick up Jabari if he’s still on your league’s waiver wire. With the news that John Collins is on that juice and will also be suspended 25 games (shout out to Wilson Chandler and DeAndre Ayton), Parker is the obvious candidate to step into a more meaningful role.

Parker averaged just under 21 minutes per game in five games with Collins in the lineup, and has bumped that up to around 30 in the two games since Collins’ suspension. He’s an easy 20 points per night, will grab around six to seven rebounds, and hit a few threes as well.

Danuel House Jr, Houston Rockets, SG/SF (41%)

A hamstring injury to Eric Gordon (who hasn’t been playing well anyway) will likely keep him out a few games. That’s great for House and your team as the Rockets lace it up four times next week.

House is averaging 13 points and 2.8 three-pointers per game on the notoriously free-flowing Rockets. He has an ultra-green light to shoot and has hit 45.8% of his three-pointers after hitting 41.6% last year.

Because of the Rockets’ small-ball system, he plays 41% of his minutes at power forward which results in sneaky-good rebounding (5.4 per game) and about a block per game.

Dillon Brooks, Memphis Grizzlies, SG/SF (25%)

Another wing option is not Marshon Brooks, but Dillon Brooks of the Grizzlies.

He scored a season-high 31 points (five three-pointers) against the Timberwolves on 11/6 and has averaged over 21 points per game in his last three games.

He’s the best wing on this Memphis team that wants to run and a great fit next to Ja Morant. He won’t contribute much in the other categories, but he won’t kill you. Hopefully, he can put together a nice string of secondary stats in a four-game week.

Alec Burks, Golden State Warriors, PG/SG (11%)

It’s a great week for wing streamers, as Burks is another solid option who plays a four-game slate. He basically has free reign of the offense while the Warriors’ stars are out and should have a decent role off the bench even when they are back.

On the season, he’s averaging 12.4 points, 3.6 rebounds,two assists and 1.4 three-pointers per game. He tossed up a monster 28 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals, three three-pointers line on 11/6 against Houston.

While I’m not saying you should expect more of that, he should hover in the high 30’s for minutes and will be the primary playmaker off the bench. Eligibility at the point guard position certainly doesn’t hurt.

Sits for the Week

Steven Adams, Oklahoma City Thunder, C (87%)

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One of the most predictable things going into the 2019-2020 NBA season was that Adams’ rebounding numbers were going to skyrocket with the departure of rebound-stealer Russell Westbrook.

A two-rebound-per-game increase from 9.5 to 11.6 may not seem like a lot, but if you dig into rebound percentage, the truth is obvious. In Adams’ last three years with Westbrook (his triple-double years), his average defensive rebounding percentage was 14.7%. Without Westbrook this season? 28.3%

With that being said, Adams has been underwhelming on the offensive end this season. He’s only registered double-digit points in two of six games and still kills you at the free-throw line. With only two games this week, he’s better off being benched.

Kendrick Nunn, Miami Heat, PG (74%)

One of Week 1’s hottest pickups, Nunn has cooled off in his last three games. His minutes have fluctuated from 19 on 11/3 to 33 on 11/5 and 22 on 11/7. It’s no coincidence that his scoring has also cooled off, scoring only 27 points in that span.

Savvy owners may have seen this coming. I’m not saying Nunn was a flash-in-the-pan, but obviously when Jimmy Butler got back into the swing of things, Nunn’s usage was going to decrease significantly. Add that to the improved play of Goran Dragic and Nunn is a sit (but hold) until further notice.

Paul Millsap, Denver Nuggets, PF/C (66%)

Millsap’s best days are behind him and after seven games it’s clear he’s not the same player he once was and there’s no real reason to keep him on fantasy rosters. He was once one of fantasy’s best values in 9-category leagues as he contributed in literally every stat. But this season, he’s averaging 11.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1 assist, and – most importantly – 0.6 steals and blocks each.

His main value was his defensive numbers where in his prime he routinely combined for ~2.5+ stocks (steals + blocks) per game. The combination of his numbers dropping across the board and Jerami Grant lurking behind him makes him a drop candidate, but a definitive sit.


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About Kevin Huo

Kevin is a fantasy football writer for Fantasy Six Pack. He considers every angle - whether statistical or theoretical - when weighing his options and isn't afraid to be a contrarian. You can follow him on Twitter: @KevinMHuo

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