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NBA Weekly Streamers for Week 10 (Dec 17 - Dec 23)

Dear streamers, we're back with a longer look into Week 10 of NBA fantasy basketball. If his schedule is poor, cut that lonely dude at the end of your bench. You know you're not going to play him unless you have to, and on the days he plays, a ton of other players play as well so he will just be sad seeing everyone else picked in front of him. If you love something, you have to set it free.

In his stead, you can stream some players who will play on those days when you desperately need them to. And, lord knows, there are a few such days coming up.

Let's see which teams will help you fill your starting rosters on those scarce game-days, and which players could make the difference in your matchup for next week. Here are our Fantasy Basketball Streamers for Week 10.

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NBA Schedule Guide - Week 10

Tuesday has only four games and Thursday is even worse with only two. These days will give fantasy owners most trouble, since only one team plays on both those days. Moreover, Saturday has seven games, so some fantasy teams will look to fill that gap as well. Six teams play on at least two of these days, and their players will be on our radar.

Here's the low-down:

Teams with 4 games:
Brooklyn Nets
Chicago Bulls
Cleveland Cavaliers
Dallas Mavericks
Detroit Pistons
Golden State Warriors
Houston Rockets
Indiana Pacers
Los Angeles Clippers
Memphis Grizzlies
Milwaukee Bucks
Minnesota Timberwolves
Oklahoma City Thunder
Phoenix Suns
Portland Trail Blazers
Sacramento Kings
San Antonio Spurs
Utah Jazz
Washington Wizards

Teams with 3 games:
Atlanta Hawks
Boston Celtics
Charlotte Hornets
Los Angeles Lakers
Miami Heat
New Orleans Pelicans
New York Knicks
Orlando Magic
Philadelphia 76ers
Toronto Raptors

Team with 2 games:
Denver Nuggets

Number of teams playing each day:
Monday: 16
Tuesday: 8
Wednesday: 24
Thursday: 4
Friday: 20
Saturday: 14
Sunday: 22

Back-to-Backs (beware of older or banged up players who might rest):
Monday/Tuesday: -
Tuesday/Wednesday: BKN, CLE, IND, WAS
Wednesday/Thursday: HOU
Thursday/Friday: -
Friday/Saturday: MIL, SAS, TOR, UTA
Saturday/Sunday: DAL, GSW, LAC, MIA, OKC, PHO, WAS
Sunday/Monday the following: -

Days with seven or fewer games
Tuesday: 4 games
Thursday: 2 games
Saturday: 7 games

Team playing on all three days:
Dallas Mavericks (4 games total this week)

Team playing on Tue/Thurs:
Dallas Mavericks

Teams playing on Tue/Sat:
Denver Nuggets
Dallas Mavericks
Washington Wizards

Team playing on Thurs/Sat:
Dallas Mavericks
Houston Rockets
Los Angeles Clippers
Miami Heat

Teams playing three games over the weekend (from Thursday to Sunday)
Dallas Mavericks
Los Angeles Clippers
Miami Heat


Baller Streaming Strategy for Week 10

As we already mentioned Tuesday has just four games and Thursday two, so it is clear that those will be the toughest days to field a decent team. Only Dallas plays on both these days. Furthermore, they play on Saturday that has the third-fewest games this week with seven, and have another game on Sunday as well. It is clear that their players should be at the top of your streaming lists.

Other teams that play at least two games on these three days are Denver, Houston, LA Clippers, Miami and Washington. They all play on Saturday and on either Tuesday or Thursday. Players from these teams will also be subjects of our focus for next week's streaming. Do beware of the Nuggets though, as they only play two games this week in total.


Streaming Options for the Week

Shallower League Streaming Adds for the Week:

Dennis Smith Jr. PF/C, DAL (72% Owned) - Strong Cats: 3PM, PTS, AST, STL
Dirk Nowitzki, PF/C, DAL (32% Owned) -
Strong Cats: FT%, FG%, 3PM, PTS - buyer beware: has just recovered from injury - will probably be eased into the rotation
Eric Gordon, SG, HOU, (73% Owned) -
 Strong Cats: 3PM, PTS, FT%
P.J. Tucker, SG/SF, HOU, (30% Owned) - 
Strong Cats: 3PM, REB, STL
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, PG/SG, LAC (52% Owned) - Strong Cats: FT%, STL/BLK, AST, a bit of everything
Bam Adebayo, SG/SF, MIA, (42% Owned) - Strong Cats: REB, STL/BLK, FG%
Justise Winslow, SF/PF, MIA, (41% Owned) - Strong Cats: REB, AST, STL/BLK - buyer beware: poor percentages
Dwyane Wade, SG/SF, MIA (35% Owned) - Strong Cats: PTS, 3PM, AST, STL/BLK - buyer beware: DNP - Old
Rodney McGruder, SG/SF, MIA, (26% Owned) - Strong Cats: 3PM, STL, REB
James Johnson, SF/PF, MIA, (32% Owned) - Strong Cats: REB, AST, STL/BLK, a bit of everything
Markieff Morris, PF/C, WAS, (65% Owned) - Strong Cats: 3PM, REB, a bit of everything
Trevor Ariza, SG/SF, WAS, (66% Owned) - Strong Cats: 3PM, STL, REB
Juancho Hernangomez, SF/PF, DEN, (52% Owned) - Strong Cats: 3PM, PTS, REB, a bit of everything


Player Recommendations

Shallower League Add

Wesley Matthews, SG/SF, DAL, (50% Owned) - Strong Cats: 3PM, PTS

Wes hasn't been the same guy he was back in Portland since he came to Dallas. But he has reminded us why Dallas signed him to a lucrative deal in the last three weeks. He strung together eight double-digit scoring games before cutting the streak in his penultimate game. He scored in double digits again in his last outing though, so it seems his slump is officially over.

His season averages of 14.8 PTS with 2.3 3PM on 43.0 FG% and 76.3 FT%, 2.5 REB, 2.3 AST, 0.8 STL, 0.2 BLK, and 1.2 TO in 31 minutes per game is exactly what you can expect from him. Not too flashy, but taken into consideration Dallas' great schedule nest week, Matthews is a prime streaming candidate. He is especially valuable to teams in need of scoring and threes, that wouldn't mind too much if Wes screwed with their field goal percentage.

Deep League Add

Kelly Olynyk, PF/C, MIA, (34% Owned) - Strong Cats: REB, 3PM, FT%, PTS, a bit of everything

Olynyk has had a rough start to the season. Well, actually, he has been quite fluky for about the first month and a half. He has had more single- than double-digit games in that period, even going scoreless twice. But then December came, and it's as if Kelly was just waiting for that. Since his game against the Pelicans on Dec 1, the Canadian has scored in double digits in eight games in a row, not having less than 13 points in any of them.

In the last 14 days, he is returning top-65 value according to Yahoo, and what's got him there are his averages of 14.9 PTS with 2.3 3PM on 42.9 FG% and 80.0 FT%, 6.4 REB, 3.0 AST, 1.1 STL, 0.7 BLK, and 1.6 TO in almost 27 minutes per outing during that period.

Hassan Whiteside was away due to the birth of his child, but even with him back, Kelly did great in his last game. He scored 18 points on 5-of-9 from the field (4-of-7 from beyond the arc) and 4-of-5 from the free throw line, adding five boards, five assists, a steal and a block to make his fantasy owners ecstatic. He did have two turnovers, but after such a performance, who cares!?

Olynyk is in terrific form, and if he is available in your league, he can be of great help to your efforts to win your next-week's matchup.

Insanely Deep League Add

Jalen Brunson, PG, DAL (3% Owned) - Strong Cats: PTS, STL, AST

Jalen Brunson is the living proof of the wise words from the popular movie "Field of dreams". "If you build it, he will come." Brunson was training, waited for the opportunity and - it came. And he is definitely making the most of it.

In the last five games, he is playing over 26 minutes a night and averaging 12.0 points with 0.6 threes on 60.0% from the field and 56.3% from the charity stripe, adding 1.2 rebounds, 3.4 dimes, 1.4 steals, no blocks and 0.6 turnovers. Not too shabby for a guy who can be had in the large majority of leagues.

The 33rd pick of this years draft has an additional "rookie appeal", as we probably haven't seen his best yet. And, as Brunson demonstrated already this will come.


Other Deep League Options for the Week

Devin Harris, PG/SG, DAL (0% Owned) - Strong Cats: STL, AST, 3PM
Dorian Finney-Smith, SF/PF, DAL (6% Owned)
- Strong Cats: STL, REB, 3PM - buyer beware: Dirk is back
Dwight Powell, PF/C, DAL (5% Owned)
- Strong Cats: FG%, REB - buyer beware: Dirk is back
Maxi Kleber, PF/C, DAL (1% Owned)
- Strong Cats: BLK, REB - buyer beware: Dirk is back
Danuel House, SG, HOU, (1% Owned) - 
Strong Cats: a bit of everything
Gerald Green, SG/SF, HOU, (2% Owned) - Strong Cats: 3PM, FT%
Nene Hilario, SG/SF, HOU, (0% Owned) - Strong Cats: FG%, STL/BLK, REB
Boban Marjanovic, C, LAC, (6% Owned) - Strong Cats: REB, BLK, FG%, FT%, PTS - buyer beware: they just refuse to unleash the Boban
Patrick Beverley, PG/SG, LAC (14% Owned) - Strong Cats: STL, AST, 3PM, REB
Marcin Gortat, C, LAC, (18% Owned) - Strong Cats: FG%, REB, BLK
Avery Bradley, PG/SG, LAC, (7% Owned) - Strong Cats: none really, but he once was a great fantasy player and is getting 30 minutes a night
Mike Scott, PF, LAC, (0% Owned) - Strong Cats: REB, 3PM
Tyrone Wallace, SG/SF, LAC, (0% Owned) - Strong Cats: a bit of everything
Tyler Johnson, PG/SG, MIA (22% Owned) - Strong Cats: STL/BLK, 3PM
Derrick Jones Jr., SF, MIA (3% Owned) - Strong Cats: STL/BLK, REB, FG%
Jeff Green, SF/PF, WAS (10% Owned) - Strong Cats: good percentages, a bit of everything
Tomas Satoransky, PG/SG, WAS, (1% Owned) - Strong Cats: AST, STL, good percentages
Thomas Bryant, C, WAS, (3% Owned) - Strong Cats: REB, FG%, BLK
Sam Dekker, SF/PF, WAS, (0% Owned) - Strong Cats: REB, STL
Torrey Craig, SG/SF, DEN, (0% Owned) - Strong Cats: a bit of everything
Trey Lyles, PF, DEN, (12% Owned) - Strong Cats: 3PM, REB, STL/BLK
Monte Morris, PG, DEN, (22% Owned) - Strong Cats: 3PM, PTS, AST, STL
Mason Plumlee, PF, DEN, (16% Owned) - Strong Cats: FG%, REB, STL/BLK, a bit of everything
Malik Beasley, PG/SG, DEN, (4% Owned) - Strong Cats: 3PM, PTS, FT%


Hope you guys enjoyed the article and the advice, and I hope that this will help you win your matchups next week and bragging rights for the week after.

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