2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 16 Weekly Planner

by Kyle Williams
2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 16 Weekly Planner

Welcome to the 2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 16 Weekly Planner!

What a weekend it was last weekend. We saw one of the best shots in NCAA Tournament history and it was also a beautiful Easter Sunday for many. What a time to be alive. Am I right?

We continue to subtract days, weeks, and months from the 2021 calendar, the hunt to the NBA playoffs, and the final march to the fantasy basketball playoffs as well.

Right now more than ever, it's super important to get your rosters in order, fix your problems, and set the most ideal lineups to make sure that you for one get in the playoffs, and two, win the playoffs.

But that's what I'm here to help you do. I'm here to help you set what should be your second to last lineup, give you ideal targets, players to watch, and much more.

Now let's dive into this 2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 16 Weekly Planner and break down some streamers, starts, sits, and many more things!

2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 16 Weekly Planner

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Schedule Run Down: April 12th - April 18th

Road Back-to-Backs

  • Lakers (Mon @ NY, Tue @ CHA)
  • Clippers (Tue @ IND, Wed @ DET)
  • Heat (Tue @ PHX, Wed @ DEN)
  • Bucks (Wed @ MIN, Thu @ ATL)

Home/Away Back-to-Backs

  • Thunder (Tue @ UTA, Wed vs GS)
  • Pacers (Tue vs LAC, Wed @ HOU)
  • Kings (Wed vs WAS, Thu @ PHX)
  • Warriors (Wed @ OKC, Thu @ CLE)
  • Jazz (Fri vs IND, Sat @ LAL)
  • Spurs (Fri vs POR, Sat @ PHX)
  • Grizzlies (Fri @ CHI, Sat @ MIL)
  • Pistons (Fri vs OKC, Sat @ WAS)

Four Game Slates

Wizards, Jazz, Raptors, Spurs, Kings, Suns, Magic, Thunder, Knicks, Pelicans, Timberwolves, Heat, Grizzlies, Lakers, Clippers, Pacers, Rockets, Warriors, Mavericks, Bulls, Hornets, Nets

Three Game Slates

Blazers, 76ers, Bucks, Pistons, Nuggets, Cavaliers, Celtics, Hawks

Pickup of the Week

Mo Bamba, C, Orlando Magic

Bursting on to the scene over the past week. Bamba has been an electric sensation for a reeling rebuilding Orlando Magic squad. After waiving center Khem Birch on Thursday afternoon, one thing was clear. Give Mo Bamba more minutes.

That's exactly what the squad from Orlando has done. Since the waiving of Birch, Bamba has played two games of 23+ minutes and has looked excellent in each of the games. He also has shown great scoring touch in each of the games recording double-digit points in each game.

Things are starting to trend up for Bamba. With the Magic being in a rebuild and wanting to see what they have in a nice young riser like Bamba is amazing. His ability to block shots and add touch on the offensive side of the ball makes him a dominant force for fantasy reasons.

He is the top add on the waiver wire right now as he is scoring over 35 fantasy points a game since Birch's departure.

Team to Target

Oklahoma City Thunder

The matchups for this tanking Oklahoma City Thunder squad make them this week's team to target for the 2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 16 Weekly Planner.

With a rash of injuries to the team including star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander being ruled out for a while along with several other minor injuries that affect the rotation, the Thunder are the perfect team to target. Let's take a look at the schedule this week for the Thunder as they are one of 22 teams that play four games.

  • Tuesday @ Jazz
  • Wednesday vs Warriors
  • Friday @ Pistons
  • Sunday @ Raptors

What an absolutely beautiful schedule. Starting with the Utah Jazz is never a good thing. But the other three games are delicious. The Warriors are the league's second-most ideal team to play as they rank 2nd in the NBA in pace per game, just behind the Wizards.

They also play little defense making guys like Aleksej Pokusevski and Moses Brown smash plays against guys like Draymond Green and James Wiseman. Both have been subpar defenders this season which draws me to the conclusion that Brown and Pokusevski will clean house.

The Pistons and Raptors are also bottom-end defensive teams that the Thunder can take advantage of. Guys like Svi Mykhailiuk, Lu Dort, Aleksej Pokusevski, and Moses Brown may also feast in these matchups against subpar defenders like Gary Trent Jr, Dennis Smtih Jr, and others.

Playing three road games is less than ideal, but the matchups and overall pace in the games make the Thunder my team to target. Especially with the number of guys on the wire you'll be able to stream.

Team to Avoid

Atlanta Hawks

The team to fade this week is none other than the Atlanta Hawks. Being one of only eight teams that play three games for the week, the Hawks are at a severe disadvantage as we enter the final stretches of the season. It's uber important now that you get your lineups right and sitting the Hawks not named Trae Young is the move.

With the injured Hawks squad starting to get right likely next week, the rotation may be a bit too much for fantasy managers to handle. John Collins and De'Andre Hunter are both likely back next week. Clint Capela and Danillo Gallinari are both banged up and likely will be healthy next week as well.

With a full rotation, the team may struggle to have real fantasy assets outside of Capela and Young. And when Collins comes back his splits with and without Capela are brutal. Both players kill each other fantasy values big time.

Without Collins on the floor, Capela averages nearly five more points, 0.2 more blocks, and .02 more rebounds. That is equivalent to about 7 more fantasy points per game without him which kills his fantasy upside.

Now diving into the schedule for the week.

  • Tuesday @ Raptors
  • Thursday vs Bucks
  • Sunday vs Pacers

Great defensive teams with the Pacers and Bucks that will likely smother and slow down the high-paced Hawks. Guys like Jrue Holiday and Malcolm Brogdon are going to give Trae Young and the other guards nightmares. Domantas Sabonis and Giannis Antetokounmpo are also going to give Capela hell.

With all these teams being great defensively and slow-paced, the Hawks have a tough schedule and are an auto fade for me this week.

Hot and Trending

Aleksej Pokusevski, SF/PF, Oklahoma City Thunder

One of the NBA's rising stars and a name that you will know sooner rather than later. The young European native has stepped up from his G-League days into becoming a starter and a high-end one at that.

His presence has been smooth and calming for a Thunder squad that is missing its best player in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Since SGA went down with an injury here is what Pokusevski has been doing.

  • 31.4 MPG
  • 16.4 PPG
  • 5.2 RPG
  • 2.8 APG
  • 1.2 BPG

His highly efficient offensive skills have him shooting the three and from the field at a high level. Take a look at the young studs stat line from his career night on April 7th.

  • 25 PTS
  • 9 REB
  • 4 AST
  • 7 3PM, the most ever by a Thunder rookie

A star in the making. He continues to be a force as he is knocking down shots and rebounds the basketball like crazy. As I touched on, his skills will be in full effect this week with such an easy schedule.


Injuries to Monitor

And finally, the worst part of the 2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 15 Weekly Planner, some injuries we need to monitor:

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