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2019-20 Fantasy Basketball Week 9 Weekly Planner

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Welcome to the 2019-20 Fantasy Basketball Week 9 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 9 Weekly Planner

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Positional eligibility and ownership % ‘s will be based on Yahoo numbers. Week 9 will cover December 16 to December 22.

Weekly Schedule (December 16 to December 22)

Four games: CHA, DAL, DET, LAC, MEM, MIL, OKC, PHX, POR, TOR, WAS

Three games: ATL, BOS, BKN, CHI, CLE, DEN, HOU, IND, LAL, MIA, MIN, NOP, NYK, ORL, PHI, SAC, SAS, UTA

Two games: GSW

Pickup/Starts of The Week

Garrett Temple, Brooklyn Nets, SG/SF (21%)

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No player in the NBA has a more perfect situation in Week 9 than Temple. He has three matchups against teams who are terrible defensively against small forwards (New Orleans, San Antonio, and Atlanta). The Hawks, Spurs, and Pelicans are league leaders in points, rebounds, and assists to small forwards.

The Hawks have allowed 23.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 3.1 three-pointers made per game to small forwards.

The Spurs are allowing small forwards to average 22.4 points, 9.3 rebounds, 4.6 assists in each game.

The Pelicans have allowed 22.1 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 2.8 three-pointers made per game to SFs.

Not only does Temple have great matchups, but he has been playing fantastic recently. In his last ten games, Temple averaged 13.9 points, 7.8 3PA, 3.6 assists, 3.5 rebounds. He also shot a decent 39.3% from three-point range in his 10 previous games.

If you’re looking for a multi-category contributor, who won’t kill your three-point stats, Temple is the player for you.

Darius Garland, Cleveland Cavaliers, PG (20%)

Garland has been given more minutes off the bench and has been extremely productive that will continue in Week 9.

In his previous 10 games, Garland averaged 28.1 minutes, 13.3 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 5.5 three-pointers made, and shot 43.6% three-point range.

Garland will struggle in the Cavaliers’ first matchup against Toronto Week 9, but after that, it’s smooth sailing against Charlotte and Memphis, especially Memphis.

The Grizzlies have allowed 25 points, 7.6 rebounds, 7.5 assists, and 3.2 three-pointers made per game to point guards.

Sits For The Week

Kyle Kuzma, Los Angeles Lakers, SF/PF (69%)

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There are quite a few reasons why Fantasy owners should sit Kuzma for Week 9 and possibly longer.

Kuzma is dealing with an ankle injury and has already missed a few games because of it. His injury isn’t considered severe but could hamper his shooting and minutes.

All three of the Lakers’ Week 9 games are against teams who are in the top ten in defensive rating, Indiana (104.5), Milwaukee (101.1), and Denver (102.2).

In his previous 10 games, Kuzma averaged 9 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.1 assists.

Kuzma hasn’t become the Lakers’ third shooter and should ride the pine until he does become that guy.

Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers, PF/C (96%)

Trust me when I tell you to sit Myles Turner because I’m a die-hard Pacers fan, and I’m forced to watch his ineffectiveness night after night.

Turner is an inconsistent scorer and rebounder, the only category Fantasy owners can count on from Turner is blocks. There are plenty of other centers and power forwards who can provide blocks and points.

Turner’s Week 9 schedule includes games against the Lakers and Bucks, two teams that destroy centers, especially centers that refuse to rebound like Turner.

In his last five games, Turner averaged 7.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, and shot 21.1% from three-point range.

Sit Turner and think about how you missed out on drafting Domantas Sabonis.


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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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