Welcome to Fantasy Basketball Week 16! Week 16 marks the beginning of the mysterious time in the season where your players seem to miss a few games for ‘phantom’ injuries before they suit up for the Rising Stars or All-Star game. All kidding aside, the smart General Manager wants to add quality games to their bottom line to jockey for playoff positioning. For this week, the schedule is balanced, so perhaps you do not need to tinker too much. However, if you want to sharpen your team around the edges, scroll down to find your streamers this week. Let’s dive in.
NBA Schedule: The Week Ahead
The weekly breakdown of games is as follows:
- January 31, Monday: 8 games
- February 1, Tuesday: 7 games
- February 2, Wednesday: 9 games
- February 3, Thursday: 6 games
- February 4, Friday: 9 games
- February 5, Saturday: 6 games
- February 6, Sunday: 8 games
Teams with 4 games this week (17)
POR, CLE, BOS, NOR, OKC, TOR, MIA, DEN, DET, IND, SAC, CHI, BKN, ORL, HOU, PHI, ATL
Teams with 3 games this week (12)
GSW, DAL, NYK, MIN, LAL, LAC, PHO, MEM, MIL, SAS, WAS, CHA
Teams with 2 games this week (1)
Streaming Options: Team Edition
Week 16’s schedule is consistent across the week, however, Thursday and Saturday are the low nights. The two most ideal schedules are the Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns. Both teams provide quality options to stream.
MIAMI HEAT (MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY)
Duncan Robinson (SG/SF)
Don’t overvalue him. If he is not available in your league, let someone else occupy a roster spot. However, he could prove useful this week as a points/threes streamer. He can have some big games mixed in with a few duds.
Gabe Vincent (PG)
Gabe Vincent is a great addition this week if Lowry continues to miss games. Gabe will soak up minutes and provide points, threes, and moderate assists.
PJ Tucker (SF/PF)
The Miami Heat have been able to get Tucker big minutes. Tucker can provide a stabilizing presence in your lineup by contributing a little of everything. Threes, rebounds, steals, and a few assists while shooting efficiently (he only shoots open shots) is valuable over the course of the week.
PHOENIX SUNS (TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY)
Cameron Johnson (SF) and/or Jae Crowder (SF/PF)
If Jae Crowder remains out, Cameron Johnson is a great add for this week. As an all-around forward, Cam will add points, threes, rebounds, and steals. When Crowder comes back, he is the one to stream. Crowder has a similar stat profile but will excel in rebounds and steals. Both players will be inconsistent.
Bismack Biyombo (C )
While Ayton has been out, Biyombo has been feasting. His stat line is straightforward – an efficient double-double stat line with the potential for 1 steal and 1 block per game.
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