Week 15 of the Fantasy Basketball season puts us is in “make or break” territory. Believe it or not, the season is sneaking towards the final few weeks where General Managers need to squeak out as many wins as possible for playoff seeding. This week offers a slightly different schedule in addition to the already tumultuous covid and injury environment that currently exists. Let’s jump into it.
Fantasy Basketball Schedule Preview: January 24-30
The weekly breakdown of games is as follows:
- January 24, Monday: 4 games
- January 25, Tuesday: 9 games
- January 26, Wednesday: 10 games
- January 27, Thursday: 2 games
- January 28, Friday: 11 games
- January 29, Saturday: 6 games
- January 30, Sunday: 8 games
Teams with 4 games this week (13)
CHI, IND, DEN, LAL, SAS, POR, LAC, PHO, DAL, CHA, UTA, MIN, NOR
Teams with 3 games this week (14)
BOS, PHI, CLE, TOR, ATL, DET, MEM, SAC, MIA, MIL, NYK, ORL, BKN, GSW
Teams with 2 games this week (3)
HOU, WAS, OKC
Streaming Options: Team Edition
The schedule is allocated slightly differently this week. The low nights are Monday, Thursday, and Saturday and no team is active for those all of those days. However, Golden State offers three games with two of them on Thursday and Saturday while the Chicago Bulls play 4 games with the easiest schedule. Also of note for the Chicago Bulls: Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso are out 6-8 weeks so the Bulls will be scrambling to fill the minutes.
Golden State (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)
Kevon Looney (PF/C):
Kevon Looney is a rebounding beast without Draymond Green in the lineup. Until Draymond is back, add Looney for your big man stats. The last week Looney has averaged 7 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.7 blocks on 70% shooting.
Otto Porter (SF)
Also while Draymond Green is out, Otto Porter Jr. is a stream. As usual, Otto will offer you threes, some points, rebounds, and steals with great percentages.
Gary Payton II (PG)
Payton is a game-changer in steals and efficient in percentages. He offers little else in short minutes, but given an odd schedule this week, he could be of use.
Andre Iguodala (SG/SF)
Currently managing a hip injury, Iguodala could be an option later in the week if you need assists in deeper leagues.
Chicago Bulls (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)
Ayo Dosunmu (SG)
Coby White is now the point to roster in Chicago, but Ayo is getting a massive opportunity. Expect inconsistency, but Dosunmu can deliver big lines and excel in rebounds, assists, and steals from the PG/SG positions.
Other Chicago Bulls to watch:
Matt Thomas (SG), Troy Brown Jr. (SF)
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