(FREE) 22/23 Week 20 Schedule Analysis and Streaming Guide
I’m releasing this week’s schedule analysis and streaming guide a day early because we have a bit of a problem on our hands. Week 20’s schedule is not ideal. In fact, this is one of the roughest schedules of the year. There are not many back-to-back sets this week and many of the sets that do exist involve teams without quality streaming options. This is not going to be a week where it is easy to make adjustments on the fly. If you are in a playoff matchup or in a must-win scenario, it is extremely important to come up with not just a plan for the week, but a backup plan as well. You don’t want to be figuring things out mid-week because this schedule doesn’t allow for major adjustments. Use the Matchup Tool to plan and track your matchup. You can add players manually. The tool has been updated for the latest projections and all of the trades.
- Before we get into Week 20’s schedule, let’s talk about what we can do over the final couple of days of Week 19. Since it’s going to be tough to stream during Week 20, we should focus on picking up extra games next week using Week 19 moves. The easiest way to do that is to swap your two- and three-game players for four-game players. Anyone with a three-game schedule who isn’t a top-100 player is a candidate to be upgraded. A back-end player with three games may not be a top-150 player in Week 20. The other thing we can do is swap out players with backloaded Week 20 schedules for teams that play a lot of games early in the week. Pistons role players are great streamers this week because they play three games by Thursday. We also want to target teams that play four games by the end of Saturday. Targeting those players will make it easier to use our Week 20 moves effectively. The Pistons, Heat, and Hawks are the three teams that wrap up their four-game schedule on Saturday instead of Sunday.
- If this is a playoff week for you, everyone on the two-game teams who isn’t a clear top-100 player is droppable. The only Clippers that need to be held are Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. The only Wolves that need to be held are Rudy Gobert and Anthony Edwards. The top four on the Suns are holds and everyone else is a must-drop. No one on the Spurs should be viewed as untouchable. Devin Vassell and Zach Collins are going to be fairly valuable after the two-game week, but if you find yourself in a bad spot early in the week or if you go into the week a major underdog and need to pick up a lot of games, then do what you have to do to move on. With the Spurs not starting their week until Friday, it’s possible to pick up three extra games without using a Week 20 by swapping out your Spurs for Pistons at the end of Week 19. Keldon Johnson puts up a flashy number in the points column, but he is very droppable. He is a points specialist who gives you five boards a night and not much else. A line like that is not going to be useful in every matchup. He is also dealing with a foot sprain that could cause him to be limited next week.
- For the second week in a row, the Sixers have a strong early-week schedule. Philadelphia and Detroit are the only teams that play on both Mopnday and Tuesday. De’Anthony Melton is worth another look and Paul Reed is worth considering as well. He’ll barely play in one of the two games, but if Joel Embiid and his sore foot gets a night off, Reed could put up a first-round line. The last time Embiid sat, Reed dropped 16 and 14 with two blocks in 29 minutes. The Wizards, Mavericks, and Thunder all start back-to-back sets on Tuesday. After Tuesday, things get dicey. No team starts a back-to-back set on Wednesday, and the Nets, who don’t have any strong streamers on their roster at the moment, are the only team that starts a back-to-back set on Thursday. Friday is a little better with the Hawks and Heat being the two teams that start back-to-back sets. Two teams isn’t a lot, but both teams have a few viable streaming options. On Saturday, the Thunder, Pelicans, Knicks, and Hornets play their first of two games in two nights. No team plays on both Sunday of Week 20 and Monday of Week 21.
- The Pistons are the only team with three games between Monday and Thursday. Their role players are your primary streaming targets early in the week. The Wizards and Nets are the two teams that play three times between Tuesday and Friday. Between Wednesday and Saturday, the Heat and Hawks play three games in four nights. We will see the Nets, Knicks, and Hornets three times between Thursday and Sunday.
- All of the two-game teams except the Wolves do not start their week until Wednesday. Drop your low-end options on those teams on Sunday of Week 19 and pick up Sixers and Pistons. That move gets you two extra games. The Spurs do not start their week until Friday.
- The Wolves and Raptors finish their week on Friday. Drop their low-end optoins for members of the Thunder, Pelicans, Knicks, and Hornets to pick up two extra games late in the week.
- The Knicks have the easiest schedule next week. The play get three above-average matchups against the Hornets, Kings, and Lakers and then get a Clippers team who has been struggling badly since the Russell Westbrook pickup. It’s not going to be a fun week to play against Jalen Brunson and Julius Randle. Make sure that Josh Hart and Immanuel Quickley are rostered in your league. Both could be mid-round players next week. Detroit has the second easiest Week 20 schedule. We were streaming their role players already due to the timing of their games and the plus-matchups make that move even more of a no-brainer.
- The Kings have the toughest schedule of the three-game teams. They get the Pelicans, Knicks, and Suns. All three teams are brutal matchups for fantasy purposes. Be careful with their low-end options. Harrison Barnes is more of a streamer this week. I would hold Keegan Murray. What to do with Kevin Huerter comes down to how badly you need threes. If triples are not competitive, he’s droppable. Of the four-game teams, the Hawks have the worst schedule. They don’t have a single plus-matchup. However, since they are one of only three teams who play four games by the end of Saturday, we still want to target their role players.
Monday/Tuesday Back-To-Back Streamers
De’Anthony Melton (3PM, STL), Paul Reed (if Embiid sits) (FG%, REB, STL, BLK), P.J. Tucker (3PM, REB), James Wiseman (FG%, PTS, REB), Marvin Bagley (FG%, PTS, REB), Alec Burks (PTS, 3PM), Hamidou Diallo (FG%, PTS, STL)
Tuesday/Wednesday Back-To-Back Streamers
Delon Wright (AST, STL), Corey Kispert (3PM), Deni Avdija (REB, STL), Daniel Gafford (FG%, REB, BLK), Reggie Bullock (PTS, 3PM), Tim Hardaway Jr. (PTS, 3PM), Josh Green (3PM), Dwight Powell (FG%, REB), Maxi Kleber (3PM, BLK), Isaiah Joe (PTS, 3PM), Jaylin Williams (3PM, REB)
Wednesday/Thursday Back-To-Back Streamers
Thursday/Friday Back-To-Back Streamers
Dorian Finney-Smith (3PM, REB, STL), Royce O’Neale (3PM, REB), Seth Curry (3PM), Cam Thomas (PTS, 3PM), Joe Harris (3PM)
Friday/Saturday Back-To-Back Streamers
Kevin Love (3PM, REB), Gabe Vincent (PTS, 3PM, STL), Max Strus (3PM), Caleb Martin (3PM, REB, STL), Onyeka Okongwu (FG%, REB, BLK), Bogdan Bogdanovic (PTS, 3PM, STL), Saddiq Bey (PTS, 3PM, STL), De’Andre Hunter (PTS, 3PM)
Saturday/Sunday Back-To-Back Streamers
Isaiah Joe (PTS, 3PM), Jaylin Williams (3PM, REB), Josh Richardson (3PM, STL), Herb Jones (STL), Quentin Grimes (PTS, 3PM), Isaiah Hartenstein (REB), Dennis Smith Jr. (AST, STL), Nick Richards (FG%, REB, BLK)
Sunday/Monday of Week 21 Back-To-Back Streamers
Monday to Thursday Three Games in Four Nights
James Wiseman (FG%, PTS, REB), Marvin Bagley (FG%, PTS, REB), Alec Burks (PTS, 3PM), Hamidou Diallo (FG%, PTS, STL)
Tuesday to Friday Three Games in Four Nights
Delon Wright (AST, STL), Corey Kispert (3PM), Deni Avdija (REB, STL), Daniel Gafford (FG%, REB, BLK), Dorian Finney-Smith (3PM, REB, STL), Royce O’Neale (3PM, REB), Seth Curry (3PM), Cam Thomas (PTS, 3PM), Joe Harris (3PM)
Wednesday to Saturday Three Games in Four Nights
Kevin Love (3PM, REB), Gabe Vincent (PTS, 3PM, STL), Max Strus (3PM), Caleb Martin (3PM, REB, STL), Onyeka Okongwu (FG%, REB, BLK), Bojan Bogdanovic (PTS, 3PM, STL), Saddiq Bey (PTS, 3PM, STL), De’Andre Hunter (PTS, 3PM)
Thursday to Sunday Three Games in Four Nights
Dorian Finney-Smith (3PM, REB, STL), Royce O’Neale (3PM, REB), Seth Curry (3PM), Cam Thomas (PTS, 3PM), Joe Harris (3PM), Quentin Grimes (PTS, 3PM), Isaiah Hartenstein (REB), Dennis Smith Jr. (AST, STL), Nick Richards (FG%, REB, BLK)