Welcome to your midweek guidance for week 20! To all of you that won your championship in the previous few weeks, congratulations! To those who are going for it in week 20, gird your loins, because I have a feeling this is going to be a wacky end to the season in terms of player availability. You may have started your season with this…
But due to injuries, load management, COVID, and the like, you’re probably trying to drag some version of this bloated corpse across the finish line…
Regardless of where you’re at, this post is going to help you identify streaming options that will maximize your chance of victory, whether that involves bragging rights, cash $, or both!
It’s crucial that you take the schedule into consideration over these last few days. Every team plays on Sunday. As a result, you need to focus on streaming options for games on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. There are no back-to-backs on Friday and Saturday. Ideally, you’ll pick up a guy who plays a back-to-back on Thursday/Friday, then drop him for another player on Saturday.
Last week’s post holds some relevant streaming options that I won’t mention here for the sake of brevity, but check that out if you need some additional point-outs. Hopefully, you were able to cash in on guys like Kenyon Martin Jr., Terence Davis, and Trevor Ariza (may he never grow old), who were featured in that post. Also, in case you missed it, check out my conversation with Son on his podcast here.
At this point in the season, many of the ownership percentages are deceptively low due to the fact that many managers have checked out. Undoubtedly, you have savvy managers in the playoffs who have scooped up some of these names. Nonetheless, the following players are owned in less than 50% of ESPN and/or Yahoo leagues. I am only profiling players who have two games remaining before Sunday, since playing on Sunday is assumed. Unless noted, these players are not known turnover risks for nine-category formats:
Please, blog, may I have some more?