2023–24 Fantasy Basketball Week 20 Planner

by Mark B
2022-23 Fantasy Basketball Weekly Planner

Week 20 is the last week before the playoffs start in a lot of fantasy leagues. Managers who are fighting for the opportunity to succeed will need to pay attention to the 2023–24 Fantasy Basketball Week 20 Planner!

The fact that the Lakers and Timberwolves will only play two games in Week 20 presents a challenge for managers who depend on their players to perform at a high level. Additionally, a few players who play four games—namely Victor Wembanyama of San Antonio and Devin Booker of Phoenix—have some injury concerns.

Now that the fantasy playoffs are rapidly approaching, it's a good idea to look for low-rostered players who might have more worth during those weeks. Portland is one club that fantasy managers should keep an eye on because it is well out of the running for a Play-In Tournament position and has several veterans (including Scoot Henderson) out with injuries. Unproven athletes have begun to emerge as a result of those circumstances; two such individuals are Dalano Banton (6% rostered, Yahoo) and Kris Murray (4% rostered, Yahoo).

Banton and Murray aren't guys that would typically be taken into consideration based on their fantasy values for the whole season. Some low-rostered players will help managers win a playoff round (or more) in the upcoming weeks, though, since this is undoubtedly a "special" circumstance in Portland.

Let's examine the main plot points and schedule breakdown for Week 20.

2023–24 Fantasy Basketball Week 20 Planner Consideration

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Isaac Okoro, Dean Wade, and Georges Niang could all be in play during Week 20

Donovan Mitchell (knee), Max Strus (knee), and Evan Mobley (ankle) are the three starters still out for Cleveland. Strus's next appointment is not yet known, Mobley is scheduled for a checkup at some point in Week 20, and Mitchell is scheduled for a follow-up evaluation this coming weekend.

Ever since Mitchell was injured, Okoro has been a constant in the starting lineup, but throughout the last week, Niang and Wade have been given more responsibility. On Monday, Cleveland takes on the Suns in the first of three games in Week 20.

Is Boston facing any issues with managing injuries?

The Celtics have five games spread over eight days in addition to their four games in Week 20. This Monday's matchup in Portland will be the first. A second back-to-back follows that run.

Considering that he hasn't played both ends of a back-to-back this season, Al Horford is the most apparent guy to take into consideration. The same issue surrounds Kristaps Porzingis' possible availability. He hasn't participated in back-to-back games since January 6.

Before Saturday's matchup with the Suns, Jayson Tatum (ankle) and Jaylen Brown (pelvis) were also included on the injury report. Boston will be playing four games, three of them against clubs that have little chance of making the playoffs.

Does Minnesota's two-game week benefit Naz Reid?

Due to a meniscus tear, Karl-Anthony Towns has missed the previous two games for Minnesota and is unlikely to return in time to influence fantasy basketball this season. Among those who have benefited is Reid, who was previously available in the majority of leagues. In Friday's overtime defeat to Cleveland, Reid scored 34 points (along with five rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks, and seven 3-pointers).

Minnesota has a light schedule, but considering the productivity and minutes, fantasy managers should feel confident in committing to him. The new addition to the starting lineup, Kyle Anderson, raises questions, though. Though his worth will not diminish, he is presumably a low-end streaming option with potential.

2023–24 Fantasy Basketball Week 20 Planner Schedule

Mar 11 - Mar 17

Schedule 3/11 to 3/17
TeamGamesHomeAwayb2bMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
ATL3030@POR@UTA@LAC
BKN3031@ORL@IND@SAS
BOS4131@POR@UTAPHO@WAS
CHA4131@DET@MEMPHO@PHI
CHI4311DAL@INDLACWAS
CLE3121PHO@NOR@HOU
DAL4221@CHIGSW@OKCDEN
DEN4130TOR@MIA@SAS@DAL
DET4400CHATORMIAMIA
GSW3030@SAS@DAL@LAL
HOU3210@SASWASCLE
IND3211@OKCCHIBKN
LAC4221MIN@CHI@NORATL
LAL2110@SACGSW
MEM3301WASCHAOKC
MIA3120DEN@DET@DET
MIL3210@SACPHIPHO
MIN2020@LAC@UTA
NOR3301CLELACPOR
NYK3120PHI@POR@SAC
OKC3210INDDAL@MEM
ORL3210BKN@TORTOR
PHI3120@NYK@MILCHA
PHO4041@CLE@BOS@CHA@MIL
POR4311BOSATLNYK@NOR
SAC3301MILLALNYK
SAS4401GSWHOUDENBKN
TOR4130@DEN@DETORL@ORL
UTA3301BOSATLMIN
WAS4131@MEM@HOU@CHIBOS

2023–24 Fantasy Basketball Week 20 Planner Outlook

2 Games: LAL, MIN

3 Games: ATL, BKN, CLE, GSW, HOU, IND, MEM, MIA, MIL, NOP, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHI, SAC, UTA

4 Games: BOS, CHA, CHI, DAL, DEN, DET, LAC, PHO, POR, SAS, TOR, WAS

Back-to-back games

Sun (Week 19)-Mon: CLE

Mon-Tues: BOS, SAS

Tues-Weds: IND, MEM, SAC

Weds-Thurs: CHI, DAL, POR

Thurs-Fri: LAC, PHO

Fri-Sat: CHA, NOP, UTA

Sat-Sun: BKN, WAS

Sun-Mon (Week 21): ATL, BOS, DET, MIA

Late Start

First Game on Weds: ATL, BKN, LAL, MIA, NOP, ORL

Big Gaps

MIN: Game on Tuesday, Next Game on Saturday

Game Schedule

Mon: 6 Games

Tues: 7 Games

Weds: 9 Games

Thurs: 6 Games

Fri: 6 Games

Sat: 9 Games

Sun: 7 Games

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