There is a reason the last week of the NBA schedule is usually avoided by many fantasy leagues, as it has been called the “Silly” season. Many teams are all out of objectives to chase and are flat out tanking or have already clinched their playoff spots and are resting their stars and even rotational players. This results in many funky boxscores that are not to be expected at any other point of the season. Corey Brewer anyone?
But don’t be afraid, I am here for you to squeeze fantasy value even in this trying part of the fantasy schedule. If your H2H league is still running though, may I suggest an alteration for next year in order to finish it one week earlier, but for you fine folks that play Roto this is the most important week of the year as you chase the categories that can give you that one extra point to win it all. As a result, I don’t see a reason to include a Sell column at this time, as anyone can be safely dropped at this point of the season with so few games left.
Regarding last week’s suggestions, Kent Bazemore and R.J. Hampton continued their solid finish to the season, while Frank Jackson unfortunately got injured. Special mention to Mo Bamba who also got injured but this finish to the season suggests that he will be a major draft target for next year and can be a true breakout star if he can get the starting spot from Wendel Carter Jr.
Khyri Thomas: Silly season is in full effect and that has provided Khyri Thomas an unprecedented opportunity with the undermanned Rockets. His previous career-high with the Pistons at 13 points seems like a distant memory, as he has scored 16, 27, and 18 points in his games with the Houston jersey and is looking like a great get from the waiver wire for the remaining games of the season (9% owned).
Terence Davis: Suddenly the Kings are all out of healthy bodies, so the rotation has been opened up to feature more and more of Terence Davis. A complementary player in Toronto, Davis was traded to clear roster space but is showcasing that he belongs in the league, with averages of 15.9/2.6/4.3/2.9/1.4/0.3/1.8 on 48.9%/88.9% shooting during the last two weeks. The shooting and steals are especially tempting and with three more games left for the Kings, he is looking like a lucrative add (8% owned).
Jaxson Hayes: Steven Adams is questionable to play today and has missed the last three Pelicans games with Jaxson Hayes picking up the slack. He exploded for 6 blocks versus Charlotte and is the future at the center position for New Orleans. Still only 20 years old, he is also a great draft target for next year but can immediately help with big man stats for the stretch run, without hurting your ft% (19% owned).
Malachi Flynn: The Raptors have nothing to play for in the remaining games, so all of their stars are expected to continue resting, leaving the floor open for Malachi Flynn to produce. He has proven that he is a valuable fantasy contributor when given minutes and that should be the case now, so stream him with confidence (20% owned).
This will likely be the final article of the season and I sincerely hope my advice has helped even one of you to perform better this fantasy season. Thank you for reading and participating in the comments and I’ll see you all in the yearly evaluation of my preseason projections sometime in the summer, followed by the top 155 projections, as is our annual tradition.