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2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 6 Weekly Planner

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Welcome to the 2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 6 Weekly Planner!

Each week, I’ll be reviewing which teams have the toughest matchups and which have the most favorable matchup. To go along with that I’ll also be providing you with weekly streams and sits at several positions.

The Streamers will focus on guys who are 50% owned or less in ESPN leagues. And hey, if they end up playing well enough they may find a permanent spot on your roster for the season.

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2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 6 Weekly Planner

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Schedule Run Down: January 25th – January 31st

Road Back-to-Backs

  • Wizards (Tue @ HOU, Wed @ NO)
  • Kings (Fri @ TOR, Sat @ MIA)
  • Bucks (Fri @ NO, Sat @ CHA)
  • Lakers (Wed @ PHI, Thu @ DET)
  • Clippers (Thu @ MIA, Fri @ ORL)

Home/Away Back-to-Backs

  • Warriors (Wed VS MIN, Thu @ PHX)
  • Pistons (Wed @ CLE, Thu VS LAL)
  • Mavericks (Fri @ UTAH, Sat VS PHX)

Four Game Slates

Wizards, Jazz, Raptors, Spurs, Kings, 76ers, Magic, Pelicans, Timberwolves, Heat, Lakers, Clippers, Pacers, Warriors, Pistons, Nuggets, Mavericks, Cavaliers, Hornets, Nets

Three Game Slates

Blazers, Suns, Thunder, Knicks, Bucks, Grizzlies, Rockets, Bulls, Celtics, Hawks

Pickups of the Week

Immanuel Quickley, PG, New York Knicks (13.5% owned ESPN)

The Knicks may have found themselves a gem with the number 25 overall pick in the 2020 draft. That pick is young rising star Immanuel Quickley. The young buck is quietly averaging a nice 10 points per game on the season but has been balling out of the past week. Take a look at a tweet I crafted showing the difference when Quickley gets minutes versus when he doesn’t.

Outstanding numbers to say the least. The young guard seems to fit really nice in the offense with fellow rookie Obi Toppin. They show real chemistry with passing the basketball and adding a scoring touch. What impresses me most about Quickley is his unique scoring ability His natural shooting form and his high parking floater is some of the smoothest in the NBA. Take a look at a floated compilation someone crafted about Quickley.

Quickley is a fast-rising young player, his scoring touch and potential role on a bad team makes him a very desirable piece in fantasy. I’m grabbing him as a stash play for now in hopes he can beat out players like Frank Ntilikina, Dennis Smith Jr, and Austin Rivers.

Cole Anthony, PG, Orlando Magic (19.0% owned ESPN)

After the injury of Markelle Fultz, the team had no choice but to turn to backup rookie guard Cole Anthony. After only one game without Fultz, many were concerned. He had five turnovers across 27 minutes scoring 19 fantasy points. The signs of promise shined through though as Anthony scored 15 points and collected six rebounds in that same game.

But it’s not just about what he did in game one. After an overreaction game and drop, people quickly were back on the train after his last three games. Especially after Tuesday’s game. On Tuesday, Anthony hit a game-winning shot in a close game versus the Timberwolves. Take a look at the clip.

That nail bitting game-winner is a huge confidence booster for a young rookie like Anthony. The young Magic guard has flashed signs of great play on the season since Fultz went down for the season. In three of four games, he’s logged over 13 points and collected over five rebounds. It’s also a great sign to see he is averaging a solid floor of 28 minutes per game.

Anthony flashes the ability to pass the ball with ease as he recorded eight assists in only his second game without Fultz. A great sign with his handling and passing is that he limited his five turnovers as a starter to only one per game.

With the minutes being at 28 a game, and him averaging over 13 points per game it’s clear he needs to be rostered. If he can find a way to add in some assist and steals paired with his 5.3 rebounds per game he will be a no-brainer start. Grab Anthony now before he has his next big game.

Weeks Biggest Movers

Enes Kanter, C, Portland Trailblazers

After bouncing around for years, Kanter found himself at home with the Blazers in 2019. It only lasted one season until he went to the Boston Celtics in the offseason. Quickly after the Celtics were eliminated they shipped off the center back to Portland. And man oh man are the Blazers loving that trade looking back at it now.

In recent days, stars Jusuf Nurkic and C.J. McCollum were each ruled out for four-plus weeks with injuries. With the abundance of star power and scoring being hurt, the Blazers will now turn to Kanter to help Damian Lillard fill the void. Take a look at the averages left behind by the pair of players.

  • McCollum: 26.7 PPG, 3.9 REB, 5.0 AST, 1.3 STL
  • Nurkic: 9.8 PPG, 7.7 REB, 2.8 AST, 0.9 BLK

With 35 points per game and 11 rebounds, someone needs to fill the gap left behind. Kanter steps in from his bench role. Over the past two games without the pair, Kanter has flirted with high-end fantasy numbers. He’s logging over 27 minutes per game along with averaging 10.5 PPG, 11.5 REB, and 4.0 AST.

With the pair out for multiple weeks each and Kanter seeing high-end minutes, he is moving rapidly in fantasy as he shot up nearly 50% in ownership this week.

Sits of the Week

De’Andre Hunter, SF/PF, Atlanta Hawks

With a three-game slate scheduled for the Hawks this upcoming week, I’m wary of starting Hunter. With the Hawks scheduled to get Danilo Gallinari back from a few week’s injuries, things might lessen for Hunter. In only one game on the season together things were bleak for Hunter.

The young guard saw just 26 minutes and logged in 11 points, three rebounds, and an assist. It may not happen in an instant but it will. Hunter will revert back to a bench role or downgrade to a low-end starter in the lineup.

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The other concerning thing for Hunter is that he has been very scoring dependant. Over the past four games, Hunter missed one and scored less than 20 fantasy points in two. Hunter has flirted with scoring in each game at near 16 points per game but isn’t doing much of anything else. His rebounds shrunk over one per game over the past four and he isn’t averaging anything in the assist, steal, or block category. I’m fading Hunter this week on a three-game slate.

Injuries to Monitor

  • Jayson Tatum (covid-19) likely back this week
  • Karl-Anthony Towns (covid-19) out indefinitely
  • Wizards roster (covid-19) remain out
  • Grizzlies roster (covid-19) remain out
  • Christian Wood (ankle) out 1-3 games
  • Dejounte Murray (ankle) monitor
  • C.J. McCollum (knee) out 4 weeks
  • Jonas Valanciunas (covid-19) out 3 games
  • Tyler Herro (back) Day-to-day
  • Caris Levert (kidney) out indefinitely

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