2022-23 Fantasy Basketball Week 10 Planner

by Mike Cooper
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Welcome to the 2022-23 Fantasy Basketball Week 10 Planner!

A lot of buy-low windows have closed in the last few weeks.  Players like CJ McCollum, Chris Paul, and Klay Thompson have shown signs of life.  The returns of James Harden, Damian Lillard and LaMelo Ball have all gone far better than expected.  There aren't many players left to capture at discount prices.

Your best chance to steal some wins is with sneaky pickups to gain an advantage. The injuries to Steph Curry and Clint Capela have opened up some windows for Donte DiVincenzo and Onyeka Okongwu.  We still have to see what will happen with Anthony Davis.

Meanwhile, Week 10 has some scheduling bumps including only six teams with four-game weeks and a two-game Thursday slate. Let's dive in to see how we can capitalize.

2022-23 Fantasy Basketball Week 10 Planner

Schedule Overview

There are six teams with a 4-game week and four with a 2-game week!  That means most fantasy squads are looking at lighter-than-usual games played.  In weekly leagues, the teams to target are the Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers, and the Phoenix Suns. The Lakers play a back-to-back on Monday, which could mean rest for Lebron James.  Big stat weeks lay ahead for Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, and Joel Embiid.

Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, and Miami Heat all play just twice.  One wouldn't expect the random rest days from Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, and Jimmy Butler on a two-game week, but you never really know.  Proceed with caution.

In daily leagues, Thursday is the only day with a severe deficit of games.  There are just 2 games, with the New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs, Washington Wizards, and Utah Jazz playing.  Look for streamer pickups like Trey Murphy, Larry Nance, Walker Kessler, Malik Beasley, Monte Morris, and, if Bradley Beal is still out, Jordan Goodwin.

# Games Played79511214057
Atlanta Hawks3ORLCHIDET
Brooklyn Nets2@DETGSWMIL@CLE
Charlotte Hornets3@DEN@SAC@LAC@LAL@POR
Cleveland Cavaliers3UTAMILTORBRO
Dallas Mavericks4@MIN@MIN@HOULAL
Golden State Warriors3@TOR@NYK@BROMEM
Houston Rockets3SASORLDAL@CHI
Indiana Pacers2NYK@BOS@MIA@NOP
Los Angeles Clippers2CHA@PHI@DET
Los Angeles Lakers4WAS@PHX@SACCHA@DAL
Memphis Grizzlies3@DEN@PHX@GSW
Milwaukee Bucks4@NOP@CLE@BRO@BOS
Minnesota Timberwolves3CHIDALDAL@BOS@MIA
New Orleans Pelicans3MILSAS@OKLIND
Oklahoma City Thunder3PORPORNOP
Orlando Magic3@BOS@ATL@HOUSAS
Philadelphia 76ers4TORDETLAC@NYK
Portland Trail Blazers3@OKL@OKL@DENCHA
Sacramento Kings3CHALALWAS
San Antonio Spurs3@HOU@NOP@ORLUTA
Toronto Raptors3GSW@PHI@NYK@CLE
Washington Wizards3@LAL@PHX@UTA@SAC

Quentin Grimes might be figuring it out. 16% rostered with 4 games in week 10.

Believe it or not, the man the New York Knicks decided not to trade for Donovan Mitchell might actually be worth a fantasy roster spot. Not definitively. But maybe. He is putting up 8th-round value over the past 2 weeks and getting big minutes. In the last 14 days, he is averaging 11.3 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 1.5 APG 1.0 steals, and 0.8 blocks. He is also knocking down 2.0 three-pointers while shooting 50% from the field and 86% from the line. I would consider those numbers his floor (blocks aside) if he can stick with the starters.  Seems like a worthwhile risk on a four-game schedule.

Last call for Larry Nance Jr.  52% rostered (up 26% in the last week).

Larry Nance Jr is doing a lot of things right.  In fact, in the last 7 days, he is the 12th-ranked player in fantasy.  On the season he is shooting 64.8% from the field on 9.4 PPG.  He has upped his peripheral stats in the last two weeks, with 7.3 RPG, 2.0 APG, and a beastly 2.7 stocks.  He won't hit threes, but he also won't turn the ball over.  It's clear that he is crucial to this Pelicans team winning games, and he will continue to receive meaningful minutes even once Brandon Ingram returns.

Injury List

Back Soon

John Collins, PF, ATL - Collins is now day-to-day and should be back sooner than later.  He also might be traded sooner than later.

Dejounte Murray, PG, ATL - 8 days into a two-week timeline means Dejounte will probably miss all of Week 10, but be back in Week 11.

Ricky Rubio, PG, CLE - Rubio is cleared for 5-on-5 work, and his return to the court could come before the New Year.

Michael Porter Jr., SF, DEN - MPJ could be back tomorrow or in a month.  I'm banking on sooner than later.

Andrew Wiggins, SF, GSW - Wiggins is back at practice and should play in week 10.

Wendell Carter Jr, C, ORL - Carter should be back sometime in Week 10.

Deandre Ayton, C, PHO - Initially feared to be a more serious ankle injury, Ayton looks like he is days away from a return.

Out A While

Clint Capela, C, ATL - Capela will sit for 1-2 weeks with a calf strain, meaning he might return in Week 11, but more likely in  Week 12.

Stephen Curry, PG, GSW - Steph will miss a month with a shoulder labrum injury.  Put him on the IL and hope for the best.

Desmond Bane, SG, MEM - Bane is likely out another 2 weeks still with his toe injury.

Karl-Anthony Towns, C, MIN - KAT has been out 17 days of his 4-6 week timetable, meaning he has 2-4 more weeks before he returns.

Brandon Ingram, SF, NOP - Finally a sort of update! Ingram will be out for at least one more week.

Tyrese Maxey, C, PHI - Maxey will now be out another 3-4 weeks.  Fire up Melton everywhere.


Thanks for reading the 2022-23 Fantasy Basketball Week 10 Planner!  Check in next week for the Week 11 edition.

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