Mavericks announcer Brian Dameris joins the promo hall of fame amongst the likes of Austin, The Rock, Flair, Cena, and CM Punk. If you haven't seen his speech already, Dameris calls out James Harden for his professional conduct over the years. It's Week 4, people! Welcome to the 2023–24 Fantasy Basketball Week 4 Planner!
Mavericks announcer Brian Dameris rants about James Harden pic.twitter.com/aqd0TAyyO2
— NBA Dramatics (@NBADramatics) November 11, 2023
Spicy, Spicy. Luckily, the Clippers only have two games this week. Except they will be facing the NBA Champion Denver Nuggets and the red-hot Houston Rockets. Will we witness an implosion?
If you haven't had a great start to the fantasy season, make sure to plan and strategize for your fantasy week 4 ahead!
2023–24 Fantasy Basketball Week 4 Planner
The list of injuries is already growing. The two biggest names added to the expanding list this week were Tyler Herro (ankle) and Jamal Murray (hamstring). Other players who might not otherwise have the chance to step up are given the opportunity to do so by injuries.
The majority of this week's recommended picks suit a team that has one or more injured key players. Here is a fresh group of players for Week 4 that you might want to consider grabbing.
Dorian Finney-Smith, Brooklyn Nets (SF,PF,C)
In seven of the eight games this season, Finney-Smith has scored in double figures. In Claxton's absence, he has flourished as a small-ball center, recording career highs in scoring (13.8 PPG), rebounding (6.0 RPG), made threes (3.4 3PG), blocks (0.9 BPG), and field-goal and three-point shooting percentages (48.2% FG, 45.0% 3PT). Finney-Smith is good in most formats and should be taken into consideration until Brooklyn gets closer to full strength.
Look at this Dorian Finney-Smith sequence. Pulls off a tough switch w/ Thomas on Kawhi, runs the floor, grabs his own miss, kicks out for an open Watford three. Hooping right now: pic.twitter.com/lgGKqHY91I
— Lucas Kaplan (@LucasKaplan_) November 9, 2023
Kyle Lowry, Miami Heat (PG)
Against the Grizzlies on Wednesday, Lowry had signs of life as a scorer. This was the first time this season that he had achieved his career scoring average of 14.5 points per game. The 37-year-old point guard put up a complete game in 35 minutes by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists, four threes, and a steal.
With Tyler Herro (ankle) sidelined for a few weeks, Lowry may be ready to handle a heavier offensive workload. Although Lowry has been productive in other areas as well—averaging 5.3 assists, 4.9 rebounds, 1.8 threes, and 1.4 steals—a scoring increase to 6.9 points per game would solidify his status as a starting point in all forms, even in the near future.
Kyle Lowry over 11.5 Points -125 DK
No Herro and No Jimmy. He’s scored 10+ in 19 of 21 games without Tyler Herro. No Jimmy makes this even better for him. Bam should still have a ton of usage, but Kyle Lowry should have the green light to do whatever he wants here. He’s… pic.twitter.com/ofSfOAmbem
— Matty Chucks⚡️ (@MattyChucks) November 11, 2023
Moritz Wagner, Orlando Magic (C)
Wagner's statistics in 3 games following Wendell Carter Jr.'s (finger) injury are 15.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.3 threes, 0.7 assists, and 0.7 steals in 21.7 minutes. For the next several weeks, Wagner should be taken into consideration by those in need of some temporary assistance in the areas of scoring and rebounding.
Wagner will probably still have opportunities during Carter's anticipated absence of at least one and a half weeks.
Moritz Wagner vs Dallas Mavericks
— A Walking Highlight (@11AWH) November 7, 2023
2023–24 Fantasy Basketball Week 4 Planner
Monday 13 November 2023 - Sunday 19 November 2023
2023–24 Fantasy Basketball Week 4 Outlook
2 Games: HOU, IND, LAC
3 Games: ATL, BKN, CHA, DEN, DET, GSW, MEM, MIA, MIN, NOP, PHO, SAS, UTA, WAS
4 Games: BOS, CHI, CLE, DAL, LAL, MIL, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHI, POR, SAC, TOR
Week 4 back-to-back games
Sun (Week 3)-Mon: CHI, NYK, WAS
Tues-Weds: ATL, DAL, LAL, MIN, ORL, PHI, POR
Fri-Sat: CHA, CHI, MIL, NOP, NYK, SAS
Sat-Sun: DAL, MEM, OKC
Sun-Mon (Week 5): BOS, DEN, DET, HOU, SAC
First Game on Weds: PHO
Team's First Game on Fri: HOU
Last Game on Fri: ATL, LAC, WAS
ATL: Game Friday, Next Game on Tuesday (Week 5)
IND: Game Tuesday, Next Game on Sunday
MEM: Game Tuesday, Next Game on Saturday
Mon: 4 Games (Light Game Day)
Tues: 10 Games
Weds: 8 Games
Thurs: 2 Games (Light Game Day)
Fri: 11 Games
Sat: 6 Games
Sun: 9 Games
Teams that play Monday & Thursday: None
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