Fantasy Basketball Category Streamers for Week 18

Quick and important note: Week 18 is February 14 to February 27 for most people, so that’s what we’ll be using. The star break means we will be without a game for several days. Boo, but we can all use a little break. All leagues should be gearing up for the playoffs in a few weeks! If you are not, you must press your commissioner and ask him to change it next season. Nobody should be playing fantasy basketball during the last month of the season, aptly dubbed the “silly season.”

Let’s see how our top picks fared last week: Jaxson Hayes (FG%, unranked womp womp), Reggie Bullock (FT% & 3PTM, 10th-round total value), Chris Duarte (PTS, 12th-round value), Kevon Looney (REBS, 15th round value), Patrick Beverley (ASTS, 7th round value), Nerlens Noel (STLS, unranked womp womp), Hassan Whiteside (BLKS, 2nd round value). Some big hits and 5 out of 7 guys hitting the standard league limit. We’ll take this all day!

Nine teams have five games over that extended period. The Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers all play three games during this span. We’re going to fade them for this round. Let’s go!

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Our RotoBaller staff has great insight and daily columns on how to improve your team and tips for your team to succeed, so be sure to check them out. Now let’s get ready for the week ahead and go win your leagues. All players in this article are registered at 50% or less.

Week 18 Standard leagues of 9 categories

The columns are written according to the nine-category H2H standard size leagues:

FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE

Brandon Clarke – SF/PF – Memphis Grizzlies (36% of squad)

Brandon Clarke has been quietly a fantasy freak for about a month now, and it’s a little confusing why he’s still available in the majority of leagues. He was sixth-round value over the past week, bolstered by his field goal percentage, free throw percentage, points and blocks. These are all categories we’re trying to win, so go get it dangit. The Grizz have a back-to-back game Tuesday and Wednesday.

Other streamers:

  • Udoka Azubuike – C – Utah Jazz (4% aligned, ONLY IF GOBERT IS STILL INJ)
  • Chimezie Metu – PF – Sacramento Kings (6% lined up)
  • Isaiah Jackson – PF – Indiana Pacers (31% aligned, SO HEALTHY)
  • Moe Harkless – SF/PF – Sacramento Kings (10% of squad)
  • JaVale McGee – C – Phoenix Suns (26% aligned)

FREE THROW PERCENTAGE

Jeff Green – SF/PF/C – Denver Nuggets (8% of the list)

Jeff Green is a career 80.5% shooter and he gets there with real consistency. He’s capable of putting up big lines from time to time, so over a five-game “week” I think you can roll the dice on him and expect him to produce. It will at least help you with free throw percentage while providing solid rebounds and scoring. He’s locked into a 20-minute role with room for more if he plays well.

Other streamers:

POINTS

Cameron Thomas – SG – Brooklyn Nets (29% of the squad)

When will Ben Simmons join the Brooklyn Nets? It’s really hard to say for sure, but if I had to guess, I don’t think there’s much chance he’ll join the team before the all-star break, so you should have at least three games during this period to extract maximum value. of all the others. Even when Ben joins the team, Cam Thomas seems to be locked in as a scorer for that team. He’s averaging an impressive 23.2 points per game over their last five games and shooting 17.6 per game over that span. He’s also shooting 50% over that span, which isn’t sustainable, but 20 ppg is definitely within the realm of possibility.

Other streamers:

  • Coby White – PG/SG – Chicago Bulls (43% registered)
  • Garrison Mathews – SG/SF – Houston Rockets (14% squad)
  • Brandon Clarke – SF/PF – Memphis Grizzlies (36% of squad)
  • Darius Bazley – SF/PF – Oklahoma City Thunder (47% squad)
  • Oshae Brissett – SF/PF – Indiana Pacers (32% aligned)
  • Jonathan Kuminga – SF/PF – Golden State Warriors (26% lined up)

THREE POINTS

Reggie Bullock – SG/SF – Dallas Mavericks (42% squad)

His ownership is up 10% since I told you to release him last week. He’s going to end up being a potential catch at this rate, but he’s still hot behind the arc, averaging 4.3 three-pointers per game over the past week. The time to catch it is now, then leave the thinking for later. He just played 40 minutes in their last game, for crying out loud. Spencer Dinwiddie might reduce his opportunities a bit, but I wouldn’t mind too much.

Other streamers:

  • Coby White – PG/SG – Chicago Bulls (43% registered)
  • Malik Beasley – PG/SG – Minnesota Timberwolves (42% squad)
  • Duncan Robinson – SG/SF – Miami Heat (48% lined up)
  • Quentin Grimes – SG – New York Knicks (1% lined up)
  • Garrison Mathews – SG/SF – Houston Rockets (14% squad)

REBOUNDS

Oshae Brissett – SF/PF – Indiana Pacers (32% aligned)

I’m going to need you to stop what you’re doing right now and run to see if Oshae Brissett is still available in your league. Without Isaiah Jackson or Myles Turner, he racked up a ton of minutes as a power forward and he killed his last games. There’s no point in leaving it on the wire if you have dead weight on your bench. Take it and see if he can maintain close to the 18.3 points, 10 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game he’s averaged over his last three games.

Other streamers:

  • Hassan Whiteside – PF/C – Utah Jazz (44% aligned, ONLY IF GOBERT IS STILL INJ)
  • Jae Crowder – SF/PF – Phoenix Suns (23% of squad)
  • Darius Bazley – SF/PF – Oklahoma City Thunder (47% squad)
  • Kyle Anderson – SF/PF – Memphis Grizzlies (41% lined up)
  • Kenrich Williams – SF/PF – Oklahoma City Thunder (5% of squad)

ASSISTANCE

Ayo Dosunmu – PG – Chicago Bulls (49% squad)

Ayo Dosunmu crushed him in his expanded role, and while he definitely spews the occasional miss, he’s averaged 6.5 assists over the past week. Zach LaVine is also out with knee pain, which he is having checked out just to make sure everything is okay. There’s a bit of concern for LaVine’s health, which should mean even more opportunities for Ayo potentially down the line. He’s been solid 7th-round value over the past week.

Other streamers:

  • Killian Hayes – PG/SG – Detroit Pistons (8% registered)
  • Kemba Walker – PG – New York Knicks (43% registered)
  • Cory Joseph – PG – Detroit Pistons (4% of squad)
  • Patrick Beverley – PG/SG – Minnesota Timberwolves (34% squad)
  • Terance Mann – SG/SF – Los Angeles Clippers (22% of squad)

FLY

Matisse Thybulle – SG/SF – Philadelphia 76ers (36% aligned)

The Philadelphia 76ers are waiting to implement the newly acquired James Harden, but with or without The Beard, Matisse Thybulle’s value should be safe. He’s going to stockpile in bunches, and just had a game where he landed six interceptions! He relies heavily on himself for perimeter defense and that won’t change, so go get him if you need those defensive stats.

Other streamers:

BLOCKS

Alperen Sengun – C – Houston Rockets (36% squad)

I didn’t suggest everyone’s favorite this year, Alperen Sengun, mainly because I don’t think the opportunity is there for him this season with Christian Wood. However, he is getting minutes in the mid-20s now and putting up blocks in clusters. As long as you temper your expectations, you can spread it for now and maybe keep it for the long haul if it can continue to provide helps and blocks.

Other streamers:

  • Hassan Whiteside – PF/C – Utah Jazz (44% aligned, ONLY IF GOBERT IS STILL INJ)
  • Aleksej Pokusevski – SF/PF – Oklahoma City Thunder (21% aligned)
  • Brandon Clarke – SF/PF – Memphis Grizzlies (36% of squad)
  • JaVale McGee – C – Phoenix Suns (26% aligned)
  • Onyeka Okongwu – PF/C – Atlanta Hawks (21% aligned)

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