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Which teams have the best match schedules?

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The fantasy basketball playoffs start in just over a month, and if you played this game before you knew it it’d be here before you knew it. Now is the time to get ready for a deep playoff run by stacking your roster with players who have favorable schedules from Week 20 onwards.

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So what teams and players will they have? And what should be avoided at all costs?

Here’s Eric Carabell, Eric Moody, Jim McCormick, and Steve Alexander to explain it.


Four teams have the best match schedules

Attention to the schedule is important in the head-to-head play-offs and it all depends on when the league matches start. For simplicity’s sake, I looked at Weeks 20-24 and here’s the breakdown.

Four teams (HOU, MEM, OKC, PHI) play 19 games during Weeks 20-24 and have the best fantasy game schedules. Two weeks of the game is not found and all of these teams go four times in four of those five weeks. This is great news for gamers like Galen GreenAnd Alperin will surviveAnd I’m MorantAnd Gilgos Alexander Tea And Joel Embiid.

The 18-game teams are also free from any two game weeks and will be in high demand after game time (BKN, GSW, MIL, POR, SAC).

Teams with 17 games (the bulk of the league) are midway deadlines but beware CHA, CHI, MIA, NYK and SAS. Each of them has a two-game week tucked in there, but they also have three four-game weeks.

Teams with 16 games (DEN, DET, LAC, MIN, PHX, TOR, UTAH) have Roughs, Nuggets, and Nikola Jokic They had two weeks of playing during this extended period, which was disappointing. All but one of the 16-game teams have two game weeks, with the Raptors being the only exception.

The Cavaliers are the only 15-game team, but if you start the playoffs after Week 20, you avoid any two-game weeks. So, in some ways the Cavs’ schedule may be better than some of the teams that saw more games during those five weeks. – Alexander

Target the 76ers, avoid the Clippers, Cavaliers, Jazz and others

Philadelphia is one of several teams to have four games scheduled in five of the last six weeks, but we have to look at how the 76ers handle superstars Joel Embiid and James Harden right Now. This should take advantage Therese Maxi And Tobias Harris more. This duo will get all the shots they want in the last month, backup C Montreal Harrell You must also gain value. The Clippers, meanwhile, only get one four-game week in the last five, and that includes a two-game week to start the playoffs. Clippers they are already very careful with Kawhi Leonard And Paul George. The team will still sit them out periodically, but unlike the 76ers with more games, it might make these superstars a fantasy liability. – Karabelle

There was one team that immediately caught my eye, the 76ers, who finished the fantasy season with three straight four-game weeks. Looking at the NBA schedule, managers with Joel Embiid or James Harden should be excited. Those with Therese Maxie and Tobias Harris also benefit. Fantasy directors with Cavaliers players like Donovan MitchellAnd Darius GarlandAnd Evan Mobley And Jarrett Allen He may be disappointed to learn that Cleveland closes out the season with four straight three-game weeks. If you want to boost your formations even further, I would suggest having a player eliminate bench where you can insert a streamer. –– Moody

It is not wise to just try and trade Kawhi Leonard While he’s been looking great lately, it makes more sense when evaluating the Clippers’ brutal fantasy fixture schedule. The Bulls, Jazz, and Clippers are the only teams to play only five games in the first two weeks (Weeks 21 and 22) of the playoffs in ESPN episode formats. We also find Los Angeles with the fourth toughest remaining schedule based on the opponent’s winning percentage; More evidence that moving Clippers players can be smart. With Utah likely to be in the hunt for the lottery by then, and the Bulls facing a franchise crossroads, these rosters also present some real risks for managers down the run. Miami is another team with some real concerns about the schedule, with the Heat playing just five games between Weeks 22 and 23, at the heart of the fantasy rivalry of a team famous for resting star players. Conversely, the burgeoning Kings join the Grizzlies as the only two teams in the NBA to play at least four games in each of the final four weeks of the season, corresponding to the entirety of the fictional postseason. With the Kings chasing their first playoff spots since 2006, you can assume Domantas SabonisAnd Daron Fox The end of the company as soon as possible. – McCormick

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