Welcome to your midweek guidance for Week 18!  If you’re reading this now, you’re contending for a championship.  Congrats on making it this far.  Now it’s time to get the chip!

In many leagues, the non-contending managers are likely asleep at the switch, which may subdue the usual waiver wire feeding frenzy at the end of each week.  If that’s not the case, however, I’ve compiled a longer-than-usual list of streaming targets to tide you over until the next round.

The blurbs will be shorter this week.  Though there may be some guys that you hang onto going into the next round, I’m focusing exclusively on streaming rather than mid-to-long-term holds due to where we are in the season.  That being said, it pays to be ruthless at this stage.  If you have a player like Collin Sexton, who is missing games with no definitive return date during your playoffs, it may be best to cut him loose and stream the spot if you’re in a tight one.  The four games that you can pick up from that spot should make up for losing a top 80 guy if you play it right.

The following list is divided into players who can help you in four, three, or two categories.  Everyone listed below is rostered in 50% or less of ESPN and/or Yahoo leagues.

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Welcome to your midweek guidance for week 16!  The goal of this post is to find you stream candidates who will help you win your matchup in eight or nine category H2H leagues.  The annual tank-a-thon is in full effect for some teams, while others will begin resting their stars in preparation for the playoffs.  All that to say, there will be some diamonds in the rough that surface as we near the end.

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Welcome to your midweek guidance for week 15!  For many of us, it’s do or die time.  You’re probably either in a playoff matchup or battling for position.  The aim of this post is to find undervalued streaming options for the rest of this week that will earn you the win.

A lot can happen in a week.  Since I last posted, injuries to the Pelicans’ front court resurrected James Johnson’s fantasy value again, and Kelly Olynyk set out to make me regret fading him prior to his trade to the depleted Rockets. Johnson is worth adding until Brandon Ingram returns, while Olynyk looks to have staying power as a starter in Houston.

From last week’s post, Chuma Okeke looks to be a keeper as the shooting percentages remain high.  Danny Green maintained twelve-team value on the back of strong peripherals, and Nerlens Noel continued to be thoroughly underwhelming while still producing top 100 value.

For nine-category managers, it is assumed that none of the following players negatively impact turnovers.  If I view a player as a solid mid-to-long-term option in twelve-team leagues, I will signal that with an asterisk next to his name. In all other cases, I only recommend these players as options for teams with dedicated streaming spots.

These players have two or more games remaining in the current week and are rostered in 50% or less of Yahoo and/or ESPN leagues.

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Welcome to your midweek guidance for week 14, where the goal is to get you the W in your eight or nine-category H2H matchup.

The trade deadline turned a couple of last week’s suggestions into duds, but Alec Burks and Danny Green were among the gems who outperformed over the weekend.  Though it was a relatively quiet trade deadline, there are several players who have an opportunity to fill a productivity vacuum in the wake of a deal.  The Magic are the most glaring example of this after trading away their three highest usage players.

This week’s streaming recommendations are broken down into those who can help you in either three or four categories.  For nine-category managers, it is assumed that none of these highlighted players negatively impact turnovers.  If I view a player as a solid mid-to-long-term option in twelve-team leagues, I will signal that with an asterisk next to his name. In all other cases, I only recommend these players as options for teams with dedicated streaming spots.

These players have two or more games remaining in the current week and are rostered in 50% or less of Yahoo and/or ESPN leagues.

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Welcome to your midweek guidance for week 13!  For those of you in eight or nine category head-to-head leagues, your matchup’s most competitive categories should be starting to come into focus. It’s time to go get the W!

Hopefully you reaped the benefits of adding Jordan Poole or Moses Brown after last week’s post. As for Kelly Olynyk… well, I did say to ride out the hot streak. I just didn’t expect it to end immediately after I hit ‘submit!’

The format of this post is different from previous weeks. Rather than looking at punt strategies, I’ll be identifying players that are providing above-average value across multiple categories. You’ll see these broken out in the headings according to players who will help you in two, three, or four different areas. For nine-category managers, it is assumed that none of the highlighted players negatively impact turnovers. If this is not the case, I will specify by exception in the write-ups.

If I view a player as a solid mid-to-long-term option in twelve-team leagues, I will signal that with an asterisk next to his name. In all other cases, I only recommend these players as streaming options for teams with a dedicated roster spot(s) for that purpose.

These players have two or more games remaining in the current week and are rostered in 50% or less of Yahoo and/or ESPN leagues.

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Welcome to your midweek guidance for week 12!  The trajectory of your matchup should be starting to take shape in terms of your team’s category strengths and weaknesses.  It’s time to grab the win!  To help get you over the top, I’ve identified some players who are excelling in common punt strategies.

If you see a player listed across multiple formats below, he’s worth a closer look.  Keep in mind that these suggestions are primarily for streaming towards the end of close matchups.  If there is a player that I believe is a long-term option for 12-team leagues, I will specify that in the write up.  Otherwise, I only recommend adding these players if you have an obvious drop candidate.

The players listed below have two or more games remaining in the current week and are rostered in 50% or less of Yahoo and/or ESPN leagues.

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Welcome to your midweek guidance, All-Star break edition!  Most of you find yourselves in the midst of a two-week duel, so you already have five days’ worth of stats determining the direction of your contest.  To help get you over the top, I’ve identified some players that excel in common punt strategies.

If you see a player listed across multiple formats below, he’s probably worth a closer look.  During week ten, that player was Robert Williams III.  In week nine, I covered Jae’Sean Tate and Saddiq Bey as their minutes and value increased.  Yes, there have been a couple of landmines, but just remember that these suggestions are primarily for streaming towards the end of close matchups.  If there is a player that I believe is a long-term option, I will specify that in the write-up.  Otherwise, I only recommend adding these players if you have an obvious drop candidate.

The players listed below have two or more games remaining in the current week and are rostered in 50% or less of Yahoo and/or ESPN leagues.

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Welcome to your midweek guidance for week 10! It’s time to identify the competitive categories in your matchup and fortify the categories in which you already have an advantage. Based on various punt strategies, I’ll be profiling a few stream options that will increase your chances of winning the week.

Last week’s recommendations featured some players who boosted your win probability (Robert Williams III, Saddiq Bey, Jae’sean Tate) along with a dud (Grayson Allen), so hopefully you were able to find the players that helped your specific situation.

The players listed below players have two or more games remaining in the current week and are rostered in 50% or less of Yahoo and/or ESPN leagues.

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If you’re in a H2H categories league, you know by now that the direction of your matchup usually starts to come into focus around this time each week. For those of you in ultra-competitive leagues, you’ve also probably learned that victory is often found on the margins, and winning or losing can hinge on a single rebound, block, or free throw. Although the week’s final few days always bring some plot twists, you can help yourself out by identifying players on the waiver wire who will help you carve out a path to victory.

To help out, I’ve listed a few punt builds that are common across the fantasy hoops landscape, and provided some recommendations for player additions based on those scenarios. For instance, if you have a streaming spot and find your team getting mercilessly bludgeoned in threes, assists, and FT%, check out strategy 1 for players who can provide value in your more winnable categories.

The players listed below have two or more games remaining in the current week and are rostered in 50% or less of Yahoo and/or ESPN leagues.

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